Then Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara received a briefing on a 2011 agreement not to seek additional payments from Tokyo Gas Co. for dealing with soil contamination at a site to host a new wholesale food market, a former metropolitan government official said Saturday.
Materials used in the briefing are still remaining, Itaru Okada, former central wholesale market head of the metropolitan government, told a powerful investigation committee of the metropolitan assembly.
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on charges of murder after his elderly neighbor was found stabbed to death, possibly the result of a feud over a pet dog, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
Leading parcel delivery firm Yamato Transport Co. said Friday that it will raise its basic tariff for retail customers by ¥140-¥180 excluding tax in September, marking its first rate hike in 27 years. (the-japan-news.com)
As tension spikes on the Korean peninsula, a French amphibious assault carrier sailed into Japan's naval base of Sasebo on Saturday ahead of drills that risk upsetting China, which faces U.S. pressure to rein in North Korea's arms programs. (Japan Today)