National Topics

Aug 19, 2014

Family sues school over son's suicide

The parents of a high school student who leaped to his death after an allegedly violent dressing down in class are suing the school. The family is seeking ¥140 million in damages from the private high school in Ishikawa Prefecture, for the 15-year-old boy’s ...

Aug 19, 2014

N. Korean stimulant smuggling networks extend to Japan, South Korea

Networks for smuggling North Korean-made stimulants, chiefly via border areas of northeastern China, are reaching Japan and South Korea, studies by Chinese scholars have found. China’s public security authorities have stepped up crackdowns on narcotics crime groups that closely link North Koreans, Chinese, including ...

Aug 16, 2014

Rola's dad released on scant evidence

Prosecutors have released the father of Japanese television personality Rola due to a lack of evidence backing his arrest on suspicion of fraud. “At the moment, there is no evidence that can lead to an indictment,” the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office said Friday ...

Aug 13, 2014

Philippine top court ends 'comfort women' group's legal battle

The Philippines’ highest tribunal ended a legal battle by a group of Filipino wartime sex slaves on Tuesday to compel the country’s government to support their demand for an apology and compensation from the Japanese government before international tribunals. Theodore Te, a spokesman for ...