Youth tells police he stabbed mother, grandmother, then torched house in Shizuoka
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Aug 30
Police said Wednesday that a 17-year-old youth has admitted fatally stabbing his mother and grandmother and then setting fire to their house in Shizuoka City.
According to police, flames were seen coming from a wooden three-story house at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, TBS reported. By the time firefighters extinguished the blaze, the 2nd and 3rd floors had been badly damaged. The two bodies were found on the third floor. Police said they had stab wounds to the chest. They were identified as Hideko Sugimoto, 50, and her mother Mitsue, 78, police said.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
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