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.
On Saturday at around 11:30 a.m., officers arrested Hideaki Shoji, a resident of Yokohama, after he allegedly came up from behind a 21-year-old female college student and shot digital images up her skirt as she stood on a platform at Kuhonbutsu Station in Setagaya Ward. (Tokyo Reporter)
A 12-year battle for justice took an enormous financial, emotional and physical toll, says Catherine Jane Fisher. But for the Australian teacher of English and mother of three, it's time to savor a landmark court victory. (womensenews.org )
The number of shoplifting cases accounted for nearly 10 pct of all criminal offenses recognized by Japanese police, with the rate increasing, a National Police Agency survey showed Wednesday. (Jiji Press )