Archive for May 15th, 2013

Woman, ex-boyfriend arrested for burying her daughter’s body

Posted on May 15, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

Crime Apr. 25, 2013 – IBARAKI —

Police in Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 30-year-old woman and her ex-boyfriend for allegedly burying the body of the woman’s daughter in a forest in Yokohama.

TBS reported that the girl’s mother, who has been named as 30-year-old Yukie Yamaguchi, was taken in for questioning this month over the disappearance of her then 6-year-old daughter, Airi, last July. Police say the remains of Airi’s body were discovered on April 21 based on Yamaguchi’s confession.

According to police, Yamaguchi and her ex-boyfriend, a 28-year-old Yokohama-based construction worker named Ryuichi Yatsui, buried the girl’s body last July, TBS reported. Yatsui said Airi died after he hit and kicked her to discipline her, police said.
Airi was registered to attend an Ibaraki elementary school last April, but when she didn’t show up on the first day of school in February this year, the school asked to see her, but Yamaguchi refused.

The school then contacted the child consultation center who reported the incident to police, TBS said.

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Woman held for throwing 2-yr-old daughter from 4th-floor balcony

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SAITAMA —Crime May. 05, 2013

Police on Saturday arrested a 31-year-old woman for allegedly throwing her two-year-old daughter from the 4th-floor balcony of their apartment in Ageoshi, Saitama Prefecture.

According to police, an eyewitness called authorities at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to report that a woman had thrown a child from the balcony. Police rushed to the scene and found the child lying on the ground.

Fuji TV reported that she remains in a coma in hospital. The girl fell a distance of about 10 meters, police were quoted as saying.

The mother, who is Chinese, was quoted by police as saying she was sorry for doing such a terrible thing, but gave no motive.

Her husband, who is Chinese, was out at the time. The couple also has a 1-year-old son who was home at the time of the incident.

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22-year-old mother arrested after infant’s body found in her room

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Crime May. 11, 2013 – SAPPORO —

Police on Friday arrested a 22-year-old woman after the remains of her newborn son were discovered in her bedroom in Sapporo.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Saya Kano, works as a nurse. Fuji TV reported that she apparently gave birth at her home at the beginning of March. Her mother entered her room on Thursday night and discovered the baby’s remains wrapped in a towel and notified police.

Kano, who is a single mother, was with friends at a karaoke parlor where she was picked up by police about two hours later, Fuji reported.

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Man arrested for killing his 2 teenage children

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Crime May. 15, 2013 HIROSHIMA —

Police on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing to death his two teenage children at their home in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Masamichi Nakasone, a company employee, called 110 at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and reported that he had stabbed his two children to death. Fuji TV reported that emergency services and police rushed to the scene and found the two children—his 17 year-old daughter Haruka and his 13-year-old son Masaya—bleeding from stab wounds. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Police said Nakasone was found with stab wounds to his stomach and believe he tried to commit suicide. He is in a stable condition in hospital, Fuji quoted police as saying.

Nakasone was recently separated from his wife and looking after their two children. His boss at work was quoted as saying he had not appeared well recently and was stressed out, while a neighbor said that he seemed to be a wonderful father.

Police said they will wait for Nakasone to recover before questioning him.

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13-year-old boy commended by police for rescuing woman from train groper

Posted on May 15, 2013. Filed under: Uplifting Stories | Tags: , , |

TOKYO — May 12th, 2013 (Japan Today)

In a small ceremony at the Ukyo Ward Precinct of the Kyoto Prefectural Police recently, Chief Suzuki presented 13-year-old junior high student Ryoga Nomura with a certificate of appreciation for his bravery during a train ride home. Nomura was recognized for almost single-handedly leading police to the arrest of a drunken adult male for inappropriately touching the woman next to him.

The story, according to Nomura, began at around 5 p.m. on April 14. He was returning home from baseball practice on the Sanin rapid train from Kyoto to Nijo Station when he detected “booze stink.” Looking over at the seats across the aisle, he could see an intoxicated male in his 60s sitting next to a 29-year-old woman. The male was persistently touching the woman on her breasts and lower body. The male was sitting on the aisle seat resulting in the woman being pinned between him and the window. She sat silently pressed up against the glass while shaking her head “no” at him.

It wasn’t long before the young man spoke out very calmly and clearly telling the letch, “The lady doesn’t like that, so stop.” The male either too drunk to know better or playing it up so he could get away with it responded by saying things like, “She doesn’t hate it” and “I’m not a pervert.”

Soon after the train arrived at Nijo Station, Nomura chose to remain on the train and play this scenario out. Unshaken, but now a little pissed off because he missed his stop, Nomura went into action. “Everyone around listen up, if this guy flips out, just take him down,” said Nomura sternly yet calmly as he called out to the woman. He was then able to escort her over to where a group of high school girls were waiting, having heard the entire exchange. Rather than flipping out, the male pretended to sleep as if nothing had happened once the woman was out of the seat.

When the train arrived at Saga Arashiyama Station, Nomura immediately went to contact the conductor, who then called the police. Officers arrested the man for indecent assault. Nomura decided to call it a day and go home, but having ridden the train two stops past his destination, he had to buy another ticket (Nomura went past the ticket gates with the police officers, making sure the perpetrator was apprehended). Seeing the hero try to pay extra for his train ride, the cops told him not to worry about it and decided to give him a commendation.

During the presentation ceremony, Nomura said of his actions with a shy smile, “I’m glad, but I just did what’s normal to do in that situation.”

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