A high court upheld on Thursday a sentence of 15 years in prison given to a woman for manipulating a fellow mother to starve her 5-year-old son to death in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Fukuoka in 2020.
In rejecting the appeal by the defendant Emiko Akahori, 50, the Fukuoka High Court supported a lower court ruling that said she psychologically controlled her friend, Rie Ikari, 41, and the two conspired to severely reduce Ikari’s son’s meals from around August 2019.
By late March 2020, the boy, Shojiro, became severely malnourished and due to insufficient feeding, starved to death on April 18 that year.
Man arrested for stealing underwear from laundromat
Japan Today – Mar 08
Police in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of stealing women’s underwear from a coin-operated laundromat and injuring the laundromat owner, as he fled the scene by car.
Why virgin men should move to Japan
The Japan Reporter – Mar 04
Japan’s rise of virginity and lack of interest in sex isn’t necessarily a negative thing for everyone who plans to move here.
Exploring Tokyo’s BIGGEST Slum: Japan’s Underworld
Oriental Pearl – Feb 27
Tokyo’s biggest slum has been wiped off of all modern maps, but it still exists and so does its problem with poverty. Follow me to this hidden area of Japan where 88% of people are on welfare and the average age of residents is almost 70 years old.
Japanese man becomes local hero in Ukraine’s Kharkiv
AFP News Agency – Feb 24
Fuminori Tsukiko was travelling around Poland when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The 75-year-old from Japan has since spent months living alongside Kharkiv residents in the subway, away from Russian strikes.
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