Tags : Japanese


Japanese tourist, 62, drowns at Karon Beach

PHUKET: It has been confirmed that a 62-year-old Japanese tourist drowned at Karon Beach on Saturday (Sept 22). An officer from Karon Police, who declined to be named, confirmed to The Phuket News this morning, “A tourist drowned at Karon Beach at about 4:45pm on Saturday (Sept 22). He was a Japanese national aged 62 […]Read More


Japanese man arrested for 20-year theft-spree in Japan

Japanese national Hiroyuki Goto, 40, a frequent visitor to Thailand, has been arrested in Chon Buri province and will be extradited to Japan to face charges of stealing luxury-brand products worth 50 million yen from city apartments in a crime spree lasting 20 years. Pol Maj Gen Itthipol Itthisanronnachai, deputy commissioner of immigration police, said […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Missing Japanese businessman found dead in locked car

CHIANG MAI: A Japanese businessman missing for four days was found dead inside his car in the parking lot of a massage parlour in Muang district on Wednesday. The Japanese national, identified later as Y. A., 69, was found inside his locked CRV vehicle with Chiang Mai licence plates in front of the Chang Khan […]Read More


Japanese man, 70, attacked by Thai woman on beach

A Japanese man was attacked on Pattaya beach by a Thai woman who was apparently soliciting sex clients there early on Wednesday, police said. The Pattaya police station was alerted to the incident at 1.30am. Officers rushed to the beach near Tip Plaza and found Hiroyuki Kakashima, 70, trembling in fear. Full story: The Nation […]Read More


Kanchanaburi: Train hits selfie-taking tourist

KANCHANABURI — A Japanese man taking a “selfie” on the famous River Kwai Bridge was seriously injured after being hit by a train in full view of hundreds of shocked tourists on Saturday morning. Haruhisa Saito, 52, sustained broken ribs and head injuries after being struck by Thon Buri-Nam Tok train No 257 on the […]Read More


Key Yakuza financier arrested in Bangkok

A Japanese man who was alleged to be a key financier of the Yamagushi Yakuza gang in Japan was arrested by Thai and Japanese police near his condominium in Din Daeng area early this morning (Sunday). Pol Lt-Gen Natthathorn Prohsunthorn, commissioner of Immigration Bureau, said that the detainee, Mr Suhey-I Yoshisawa, 34, was wanted by […]Read More