Two men allegedly threatened another man before chasing him down and snatching his bag on a street in Shinjuku Ward early Sunday morning.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Yoshinori Maeda, 27, and Yuda Yoshinaga, 24, for threatening the 38-year-old victim before stealing his bag containing some 14,000 yen at around 1 a.m., Nippon News Network reports (Mar. 20).
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)