Man arrested for letting child steer car while driving

Police said that the incident came to light when the driver, Kenichi Otsuka, a plumber, posted a video of the incident on the internet on June 12, Fuji TV reported.

Police said Otsuka admitted to letting the child take hold of the steering wheel, while perched on his knees, as they drove along a street at around 3 p.m. on June 6.

A 31-year-old man in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of violating the Road Traffic Law after he let a young boy take hold of the steering wheel of car he was driving. (Japan Today)

Visiting Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito on Saturday visited a maritime museum near Copenhagen after inspecting a school for Japanese in the Danish capital. (Jiji)

Hundreds of dolls, from Hello Kitty to Disney favourites, are packed to the ceiling at a funeral home near Tokyo. (

The number of consultations over “power harassment,” mainly bulling by bosses, in Japan in fiscal 2016 rose 6.5 pct from the previous year to a record 70,917, a labor ministry survey showed Friday. (Jiji)

The head of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi gangster group was served a fresh arrest warrant Friday in connection with a scuffle at the office of a different yakuza group in Kyoto in January. (Japan Times)

An unemployed 20-year-old man has been arrested for injuring a woman with a stun gun as she rode her bicycle home in Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, in April. (Japan Today)

As the LGBT community continues to fight for equal rights across the globe, here in Japan small steps are being made towards equality, with same-sex partnerships now officially recognised in six areas of the country, including Osaka, Shibuya, Setagaya, and Naha. (

A Japanese man accused of taking pictures up a woman’s skirt stabbed two court officers Friday as the verdict in his sex pest case was being delivered, a court spokesman and media said. (

Japan’s future sovereign, Crown Prince Naruhito, has started a five-day visit to Denmark after the Japanese parliament last week passed a law allowing his father, Emperor Akihito, to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years. (

Police in Sapporo on Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of killing a man with whom she was having a relationship. (Japan Today)

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