A boy in custody in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman in Fukuoka City last week says he carried out the act after she denied him sexually, investigative sources have revealed, reports Television Nishinippon (Sept. 1). (tokyoreporter.com)
Kentaro Sakai is a champion breeder of nishikigoi carp aka koi fish. Just last year, one sold at an auction for an astounding amount of money— nearly $2 million USD. Sakai’s carp are prized by wealthy collectors for their vivid colors, distinct patterns and glossy skin. (Great Big Story)
The body of a 62-year-old construction worker was found Friday in a 30-meter-deep oil tank at a construction site in Yokohama, near Tokyo, after an apparent accident earlier this week, police said. (Kyodo)
The monthly number of people migrating into Tokyo and its vicinity in July was less than the number of those moving out of the area for the first time, as the capital became the center of a coronavirus resurgence in the country, government data showed Thursday.
Thieves have stolen about 670 pigs from Gunma Prefecture farms since the beginning of July. According to Gunma Prefectural Police, there have been at least seven such thefts at pig farms in Maebashi, Ota and Isesaki cities. (Japan Today)
The Shibuya Scramble, the massive intersection just outside Shibuya Station, has become a must-see attraction. As the nexus of pedestrian traffic in one of Tokyo’s busiest and most fashion-conscious neighborhoods, it’s a great place for people watching and trend spotting. (soranews24.com)
Work to demolish the original version of Harajuku Station, long a symbol of Tokyo's Harajuku district, a mecca for young people, is set to start Monday, bringing its 96-year history to an end. (Japan Times)