At around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, the woman found the intruder in her residence after she exited the shower. He then punched her in the face while attempting to steal her bag, police said.
However, he fled the scene empty-handed after the woman resisted. The woman suffered a bloody nose in the incident, police said, adding how the man broke in is being investigated.
Believed to be in his 30s or 40s, the suspect stands about 170 centimeters tall, police said. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with khaki shorts.
His whereabouts are sought on suspicion of burglary and bodily harm.
Police in southwestern Japan have admitted to having mistakenly arrested a young woman for fraud. (NHK)
Japanese said Monday it would sell off another chunk of the country’s massive postal service in a share sale that could raise up to 1.4 trillion yen. (Japan Today)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called for boosting the country’s defenses in the face of North Korean threats, warning that Tokyo needs to be able to protect itself. (Japan Times)
Further consolidation among Japan’s regional banks is inevitable given the rapidly aging population and ultralow interest rates, according to an adviser to the Financial Services Agency. (Japan Times)
About 300 passengers were evacuated after a fire spread to a train from a nearby building in central Tokyo on Sunday. (Jiji)
The 65-year-old owner of a small Japanese restaurant in Miyazaki city was stabbed to death on Saturday, police said. (Japan Today)
A stone monument has been unveiled near a levee that collapsed 2 years ago on the Kinugawa River, north of Tokyo. (NHK)
Mitsuoka Motor Co Ltd has unveiled its Fusion sleeping/funeral car based on minivans. (Japan Today)
Japan’s defense minister says North Korea has sufficient capabilities to be recognized as a nuclear power. (NHK)
Reflecting the recent rise of alpine accidents amid the trekking boom in Japan, experts advise hikers to get insurance covering search and rescue expenses, which can be hugely expensive. (Japan Today)