Police said Saturday they are looking for a man who stole over 3 million yen from a woman in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.
According to police, the woman, who is in her 40s, had just left a bank at around 2 p.m. on Friday when a man wearing a balaclava struck her with a baseball bat, Fuji TV reported. The attacker then stole a bag containing around 3.3 million yen, which the woman had withdrawn on behalf of her employer to pay staff salaries.
With crackdowns on violators of child prostitution and pornography statutes having increased in recent years, Nikkan Gendai (May 17) wonders how a manager of an online operation that primarily sold lolicon (“Lolita complex”) films was able to evade detection for an extended period prior to his arrest earlier this month. (Tokyo Reporter)
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )
The parents of a nightclub worker killed in an arson fire three years ago filed a suit in the Nagoya District Court on Monday seeking damages against top members of the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group. (Tokyo Reporter )
Kyodo News said Monday that it has dismissed Satoshi Kondo, 51, deputy chief of its general administration bureau and former personnel affairs division chief, for meeting individually with a female student searching for a job and doing an inappropriate act.
(Jiji Press )