OKAYAMA--A man who was on the nationwide wanted list for more than a decade for a double murder has died after falling ill in Okayama, according to police.
Toshikazu Koike, 52, from Hokkaido, had been wanted by police for allegedly strangling a father and son in Tokushima in April 2001.
The police will investigate how Koike was able to remain at large for such a long time.
According to the Okayama and Tokushima prefectural police, a 67-year-old woman living at a condominium in Okayama called emergency authorities at about 9:10 p.m. Friday, saying her partner was unconscious.
The man was confirmed dead at a hospital about one hour later. At first, the Okayama prefectural police did not realize the man was Koike when they conducted a postmortem examination. However, a funeral house official told the police Saturday that the man might have used a fictitious name because they could not confirm his identification.
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.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)
Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today )