According to police, a worker at the temple located in Motomachi, made the startling discovery at around 11:50 a.m. on Sept 28. The man was pulling out weeds on the temple’s grounds when he found the skull fragment and immediately notified the police, Fuji Tv reported.
Police said top of the skull and lower jaw were missing, An autopsy showed that the skull came from a person around 30 years of age, but the gender remains unknown. While no additional bones have been found in the surrounding area, forensics revealed that two years have elapsed since the individual’s death.
Police have arrested two men on suspicion of stealing baseballs from a high school baseball club in Saitama Prefecture. The suspects, who were arrested on Monday, were former baseball teammates in junior high school, Fuji TV reported. (Japan Today)
Police in Chofu, Tokyo, said Tuesday that part of a human skull was discovered on the premises of Jindai-ji temple last week. (Japan Today)
Nissan Motor says it will recall about 1.2 million vehicles that hadn’t received pre-shipment inspections by qualified workers at all domestic plants. (NHK)
The stunning natural phenomenon looks more like an otherworldly dragon as it’s filmed slowly retreating up to the sky. (rocketnews24.com)
A wild boar created havoc in a peaceful residential area in Nagasaki Prefecture on Sunday, terrifying a man in a wheelchair, biting two pensioners and smashing into both a motorbike and a car, police said. (Japan Times)
A handicapped man was hit and killed by a train after he tumbled from a railway station in Takaishi City on Sunday, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)
A Japanese railway company has unveiled a new shinkansen bullet train that it plans to put into service in fiscal 2020. (NHK)
Kanagawa Prefectural Police are hunting for a man who pushed a male commuter from a station platform in Kawasaki City on Sunday, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
The first shipment of Japanese beef to Taiwan in 16 years passed through customs in Taipei on Saturday following the lifting of a ban earlier last month. (Japan Times)
The Bank of Japan’s quarterly survey of large manufacturers shows confidence at its highest level in 10 years. (NHK)