Gravitas: Japan's rising suicide rate
WION -- Dec 02
In Japan, more people have died of suicide in one month than from the Wuhan virus the entire year.

News source: WION
Mar 03
A middle school teacher in custody for allegedly abducting a girl last year has been further accused of paying another minor for sex, police have revealed, reports the Asahi Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Mar 03
Shizuoka Prefectural Police have arrested four persons, including a Brazilian national, who are suspected members of a marijuana trafficking ring, reports Fuji News Network. (tokyoreporter.com)
Mar 02
More wayward souls caught up in the glitz and glamour of the illegal sea cucumber trade. (soranews24.com)
Mar 02
A group of Buddhist devotees in Japan subjected themselves to a freezing tradition known as waterfall meditation or Takigyo on February 28, 2021. (South China Morning Post)
Mar 02
Japanese police have arrested a man for fatally wounding a wild deer at a park in Nara City, western Japan. (NHK)
Feb 28
A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly killing his wife last year by pushing her off a balcony on the ninth floor of an apartment building in western Tokyo, police sources said. (Kyodo)
Feb 28
A manager of an outlet of chain restaurant Saizeriya has been accused of burglarizing another outlet, police have revealed, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
Feb 28
The father of three children who were found dead in southwestern Japan has sustained serious injuries after jumping from a hotel building. (NHK)
Feb 28
Authorities are investigating a vandalism and fire at a Buddhist temple in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. (Japan Today)
Feb 27
A 42-year-old man was killed after he jumped from a platform and hit an oncoming train at Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe Line in Kobe on Friday. (Japan Today)
Feb 27
Firefighters are struggling to contain a forest fire that has burned for nearly a week in Ashikaga City, north of Tokyo, with dry conditions expected to continue for at least several more days. (NHK)
Feb 27
Police in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 65-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 57-year-old woman with whom he was in a relationship. (Japan Today)
Feb 26
Two teenagers have been accused of pushing shopping carts down escalators at a shopping center in Tokyo, with one of them posting the video of his act on social media. (NHK)
Feb 26
Yamanashi Prefectural Police have arrested a police officer over the alleged molestation of a girl after she reported a theft, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)
Feb 25
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a new historical documentary series on Netflix, is being billed as a “real-life Game of Thrones” but it’s much more than that. (denofgeek.com)
Feb 24
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman over the alleged stabbing of her husband in Isehara City, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
Feb 24
Fukushima Prefectural Police are hunting for the gunman who shot and killed a 37-year-old man at a used car dealership in Sukagawa City on Monday, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
Feb 23
"Omotenashi" is the Japanese concept of providing hospitality that goes above and beyond. It is reflected in craftsmanship across every era, from Edo Kiriko (cut glass) to the Tokyo Tower, a timeless philosophy that endures even in an increasingly modernizing world. (Discovery Channel Southeast Asia)
Feb 23
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a popular doctor over the alleged use of stimulant drugs last year, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
Feb 23
Japan's Emperor Naruhito turned 61 years old on Tuesday. (NHK)