At around 1:00 a.m., Yu Tezuka, a 34-year-old judicial scrivener living in Kawaguchi City, allegedly fondled the body of the woman, aged in her 20s, inside a car of the JR Keihin Tohoku Line between Akabane and Nishi Kawaguchi stations.
Tezuka, who has been charged with indecent assault, says he was drunk at the time. He partially denies the charges, tell police he simply maintained “close contact,” according to Fuji News Network (June 24).
When the train arrived at Nishi Kawaguchi Station, the woman seized the arm of the suspect and turned him over to personnel at a JR office.
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a lawyer for allegedly molesting a woman inside a crowded train early Saturday, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
Smoke from a battery for charging a mobile phone has caused visitors to temporarily evacuate at a major theme park in Osaka, western Japan. (NHK)
A 70-year-old woman dubbed the “black widow” for allegedly murdering her husband and common-law partners with cyanide, pleaded innocent Monday at the first hearing of her trial at the Kyoto District Court. (Japan Times)
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly stalking a member of a popular idol group in Fukuoka City, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
Saga Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery on Sunday of a male government official with burns near a burned-out vehicle with a corpse inside, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Despite all the talk of Japan being a homogeneous society, there is certainly a lot of distinct personalities from the secluded hikkikomori to the obsessive otaku to the punchy yet occasionally glamorous yankee. (rocketnews24.com)
A man set off a smoke bomb at a fan event of Japanese all-girl idol group Keyakizaka46 in the city of Chiba, the capital of the namesake prefecture in eastern Japan, on Saturday evening (Jiji)
Kanagawa prefectural police said Saturday they have arrested an unemployed 26-year-old woman and her 29-year-old former common-law husband on suspicion of fatally abusing her 21-month-old son at their apartment in Sagamihara last September. (Japan Today)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday re-arrested actor Ryo Hashizume for the use stimulant drugs. The actor was already in custody for possession of the banned substances, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a 67-year-old man for allegedly drugging and raping a woman earlier this year after falsely claiming to be an entertainment talent scout, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)