News On Japan

Concrete Blocks Thrown at Beloved Car, Owner Furious

TOKYO, Jun 14 (News On Japan) - A vehicle in Tokyo's Adachi Ward suffered damage when its windows were shattered by a concrete piece, caught on security cameras.

The owner of the damaged car expressed his frustration, stating, "I'm at a loss for words. The shock is overwhelming as I cherished that car."

The footage from a security camera installed at a bag factory in Adachi Ward shows a person dressed in black approaching from the right side of the screen. The individual crouches, then throws something, followed by a loud crash. The person then leaves the scene.

Approximately two minutes later, the suspect reappears, smoking a cigarette. They throw another object at the car, which was parked in the same spot. Nearby residents, alerted by the noise, came out to investigate. They found pieces of concrete near the car.

The owner described the concrete pieces as "about half the size of this iPad," taken from the neighboring lot’s parking area, with a thickness of approximately 2 centimeters.

When asked if he recognized the perpetrator, the owner responded, "I don't know them. It's the first time I've seen them. No one in my family or neighborhood has seen this person before."

The repair cost for the car is estimated to be around 100,000 yen. The owner, facing unexpected expenses and inconvenience, remarked, "They aimed and threw it with intent. It's truly a mystery and very frightening. While it was my car this time, it could have hit a person. The economy is tough, and this unnecessary expense is a significant burden, plus I can’t use my car temporarily."

The owner has filed a report, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the incident.

Source: ANN

News On Japan

Three people who went missing after a landslide in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, have been found, though their condition is yet to be confirmed.

To address the severe aviation fuel shortage in Japan, a new initiative has been launched as part of an emergency response formulated by the public and private sectors.

Dogo Onsen in Ehime has reopened after five and a half years of renovations. Some people waited as long as eight hours to be the first to take a bath.

A compliance training session for host clubs in Tokyo's Kabukicho district was conducted in response to a series of "urikake" problems, where malicious host clubs saddled customers with exorbitant debts.

A Japanese man detained in Myanmar over the sale price of rice has been charged and will face trial on Friday, July 12.



A 26-year-old policeman in Osaka has been arrested and indicted for sexually assaulting a girl in his car, knowing that she was under 16 years old.

A kebab shop in Shibuya's Center-gai has fallen victim to theft, with the arrested of five individuals, including a former employee.

A 37-year-old man arrested for entering a women's bath in Nagoya, has denied his intention was to see naked women.

A survey on pet names has revealed that 'Mugi' is the most popular name for both dogs and cats. According to the 2023 Pet Name Ranking conducted by pet insurance company Aipet Insurance, the top names for male and female dogs have been 'Leo' and 'Coco' respectively for nine consecutive years.

A theft group has been arrested for stealing sports cars and luxury vehicles in the Kanto region. The losses amount to over 300 cars, valued at approximately 780 million yen.

A 20-something Chinese woman who went missing while swimming in the sea off Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, was miraculously rescued 36 hours later. On the morning of July 10th at around 8 a.m., she was found by a cargo ship approximately 80 kilometers away, off the coast of Minamiboso City, Chiba Prefecture, with a floating ring.

A local taxi in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, narrowly escaped falling debris as dashcam footage shows the road ahead collapsing following record-breaking heavy rainfall on Tuesday.

Japan's Imperial Family, including Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko, and Princess Kako, gathered for a special music concert to celebrate the 90th birthdays of former Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Also in attendance were Sayako Kuroda and other family members.