Suspicious computer logs ignored / Police failed to check data on teen's computer in Yokohama threat case
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Oct 22
Police failed to check whether a computer owned by a 19-year-old man had been remotely controlled by a third party, even though they were told suspicious logs had been discovered on that computer, it has been learned.
The teenager was arrested July 1 for allegedly posting a threat against a primary school on the Yokohama municipal government's website, and placed on probation the following month.
Suspecting that investigators might have conducted an inappropriate investigation, the Kanagawa prefectural police headquarters are questioning those involved, senior police officials said Saturday.
Fewer than 40 pct of residents and commuters in Tokyo take specific measures to prepare for a possible huge earthquake beneath the Japanese capital, despite high awareness on disaster prevention, a Metropolitan Police Department survey showed Friday. (Jiji Press )
The man under arrest for fatally stabbing one man and wounding three others during a 10-minute rampage in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday night, told police on Thursday that he wanted to hijack a plane at Haneda airport and fly it into Tokyo Skytree to take revenge on society. (Japan Today )
The man lauded as "Japan's Beethoven," who has admitted he never wrote his compositions, appeared before cameras for the first time since the scandal surfaced - clean-shaven and minus his trademark sunglasses. (abcnews.go.com )
The 24-year-old suspect in the murder of a man on a street in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday is believed to have posted a profile online in which he identified himself as a "celeb NEET," meaning a celebrity without a job, according to local online news site J-Cast News. (Japan Times )
The proportion of single nonregular Japanese male workers in their 20s who have girlfriends stood at 18.7 pct in 2012, against 30.7 pct for regular employees, a government survey revealed Thursday. (Jiji Press )