Mental test to be conducted on alleged attacker of ex-official, kin

KANTO Police decided Wednesday to conduct a mental examination on a man who is believed to have been involved in the murder of a former vice health minister and his wife, and the assault of the wife of another former vice health minister, investigative sources said. (2) [KYODO]

List of 719 cases of harassment at Waseda University leaked from computer

KANTO A list of 719 cases of harassment that allegedly occurred at Waseda University in Tokyo has leaked on the Internet, university officials said. (4) [MAINICHI]

Report: Confusion delayed Akihabara aid

KANTO Conflicting radio information and disorder at the scene of the street rampage in Tokyo’s Akihabara district in June confused ambulance crews, resulting in the delayed transfer of victims to hospitals, according to a Tokyo metropolitan government panel report. [YOMIURI]

Tokyo closer to CO2 reduction bill

KANTO The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly’s environment and construction committee on Monday passed a bill that will revise a city ordinance to require major companies in Tokyo to cut carbon dioxide emissions, clearing the first hurdle in introducing the first such ordinance in the country. (1) [YOMIURI]

Fishing boat capsizes east of Chiba; 4 dead 13 missing

KANTO A Japanese fishing boat capsized after being hit by a wave in the Pacific Ocean east of Chiba Prefecture on Monday, leaving four crew members dead and 13 missing, Japan Coast Guard officials said. [MAINICHI]

Ex-upper house President Inoue dies at 80

KANTO Former House of Councillors President Yutaka Inoue died of lung fibrosis on Sunday at a hospital in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, his family said. He was 80. [KYODO]

Atomic bomb mural by Taro Okamoto shown free at Tokyo museum

KANTO Artist Taro Okamoto’s massive “Asu no Shinwa”, a mural depicting a nuclear explosion, will be displayed for free at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo on Sunday. [MAINICHI]

Children’s literature author arrested over fatal slap

KANTO An author of children’s literature who slapped an actor in the face, causing him to fall over and suffer a fatal head injury, has been arrested, police said. [MAINICHI]

Kawasaki opens referendums to foreign residents

KANTO The Kawasaki Municipal Assembly enacted an ordinance Thursday allowing residents aged 18 or older, including foreigners who have lived in the city for three years or longer, to vote in referendums. [THE JAPAN TIMES]

University student arrested over mass murder threat in Shibuya

KANTO A university student who posted a message on an Internet site threatening to commit mass murder in Tokyo’s Shibuya district was arrested Friday, police said. [MAINICHI]

Akihabara suspect drove around scene for 20 min.

KANTO A man suspected of killing seven people during an indiscriminate rampage in Akihabara, Tokyo, on June 8 apparently drove around the vicinity of the murder scene for about 20 minutes before the incident, police said Wednesday. [YOMIURI]

Employment agency faces charges for evading 120 million yen in consumption tax

KANTO A Tokyo employment agency and its president face charges for evading approximately 120 million yen in consumption tax, taxation authorities said. [MAINICHI]

Apartment owner who set fire to building says she was harassed by inhabitants

KANTO The owner of a Yokohama apartment complex that was gutted by a fire that killed three of its disabled inhabitants has told police she set fire to the structure after being harassed by its residents and administrator, investigators said. [MAINICHI]

Akihabara knife rampage, arrest over in 2 mins

KANTO Only two minutes passed from the time the suspected killer in the rampage in Akihabara, Tokyo, plowed a truck into people at an intersection until he was restrained by police, it has been learned. [YOMIURI]

Akihabara mass slayer attacked 17 victims in 2 minutes

KANTO The suspect in a mass slaying in Tokyo’s Akihabara district managed to attack 17 people in a space of roughly two minutes before his arrest, it has been learned. [MAINICHI]

Police arrest welfare home owner over deadly fire

KANTO Police in Ayase, Kanagawa Prefecture arrested Monday a woman who has admitted to setting fire to a social welfare facility for mentally disabled people on June 2, killing three residents, officials said. [ASAHI]

U.S. serviceman admits to stabbing taxi driver

KANTO A U.S. Navy serviceman has admitted to fatally stabbing a taxi driver on March 19 near the Yokosuka Naval Base and could be handed over to Japanese authorities soon, police sources said Wednesday. (5) [ASAHI]

Doctors ask media to stay away from crown princess’ private life

KANTO A team of doctors has requested that media organizations continue to refrain from covering the private activities of the ailing crown princess, Grand Master Issei Nomura of the Imperial Household Agency said Friday. (1) [KYODO]

Tonegawa river flooding could kill 6,300, disaster council says

KANTO Up to 6,300 people would die during massive flooding in the Tokyo area if a dyke lining the Tonegawa river were to break, according to a report released by the government’s Central Disaster Management Council. [ASAHI]

Huser head found guilty over fake data

KANTO The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced Susumu Ojima, former president of now-bankrupt Huser Ltd., to three years in prison, suspended for five years, for defrauding clients by selling condominiums whose earthquake-resistance data were falsified. (1) [YOMIURI]

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