National Topics

Oct 22, 2014

Thai couple held over missing Japanese man in Bangkok

Thai police said Tuesday they have detained a Thai woman and her husband in the disappearance of a 79-year-old Japanese man in Bangkok. The police quoted the husband, also a Thai, as saying the Japanese, Yoshinori Shimato, died of a heart attack after going ...

Oct 21, 2014

Man admits killing Kobe girl, his lawyer says

The man arrested on suspicion of killing a 6-year-old girl in Kobe has confessed to the crime, his lawyer said Tuesday. Yasuhiro Kimino, an unemployed resident of the city who was arrested last month, had initially remained silent over the allegation that he murdered ...

Oct 20, 2014

Japanese man shot dead in the Philippines; associates sought

Philippine police are investigating whether two Japanese men may have been involved in the motorcycle slaying of a 32-year-old Japanese businessman over the weekend, a police official said Monday. Police officer Rey Viloria said one of the two unnamed individuals was in a taxi ...

Oct 16, 2014

South Korea extends travel ban on Sankei reporter

The South Korean travel ban on Sankei Shimbun reporter Tatsuya Kato has been extended by three months as he awaits trial for his alleged defamation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the newspaper said. A lawyer for Kato, 48, former head of the daily’s ...