Aichi cops: Man intentionally plows car into crowd possibly due to dispute
tokyoreporter.com -- Mar 20
Police have arrested a male company employee for intentionally driving into a group of men in Shinshiro City, possibly due to a feud with the one of the victims, police said on Sunday.

Aichi Prefectural Police arrested Takumi Ito, 21, for suddenly accelerating into the group of five men, aged in their 20s and 30s, on a street near his home at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, reports TV Asahi (Mar. 19).

愛知県新城市で男性5人のグループに車で突っ込み、全員をはねて逃げたとして21歳の男が逮捕されました。 新城市の会社員・伊藤巧容疑者は18日午後9時ごろ、自宅近くの路上で、10代から20代の男性5人のグループに車を急発進させて突っ込み、全員をはねた疑いが持たれています。
News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
Dec 18
A fire broke out at a three-story reinforced concrete building housing an adult entertainment shop in the eastern Japan city of Saitama on Sunday afternoon, leaving four people dead and one person unconscious and in critical condition, local police and fire authorities said. (Jiji)
Dec 17
Police in Abashiri, Hokkaido, have arrested a 78-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he choked a 62-year-old taxi driver. (Japan Today)
Dec 17
A ski resort opened in western Japan's Hyogo Prefecture on Saturday, with its operator and the local government saying it is the country's first new facility to be opened to skiers and snowboarders in 14 years. (Japan Today)
Dec 17
A 27-year-old man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl in Fukui Prefecture and taking her to his home in Aichi Prefecture, police said. (Japan Today)
Dec 17
The operator of Japan’s only “baby hatch” said Saturday that the nation should allow women to give birth anonymously at hospitals in cases of unwanted pregnancy, while ensuring the children’s right to learn their mother’s identity after they grow up. (Japan Times)
Dec 16
A funeral home set to open soon in Japan plans to provide the country's first-ever drive-through service. (NHK)
Dec 16
Japan's Coast Guard has released video footage of North Korean boats illegally fishing in Japan's exclusive economic zone. (NHK)
Dec 16
At the opening of his trial on Friday, an 18-year-old boy admitted to stabbing a woman to death before dumping her body in Ryugasaki City last year, reports Jiji Press (tokyoreporter.com)
Dec 16
Police said Friday that two glass windows and a glass door on train cars on the JR Musashino Line were shattered by stones thrown through them on Wednesday and Thursday nights. (Japan Today)
Dec 15
Japanese authorities have found 4 bodies in 2 wooden boats that washed ashore on the Sea of Japan coast in Akita City, Akita Prefecture. (NHK)