This aerial photo shows a collapsed road in Kishiwada, Osaka
, western Japan Monday, Oct.
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, founder of the Japan Restoration Party, said in a stump speech in Kishiwada, Osaka
Prefecture, "Three years ago, frustration and disappointment with LDP-led politics must have reached a peak.
A third-year junior high school student barely escaped starvation before being into protective custody in Kishiwada, Osaka
Prefecture in 2003.
Yasunobu Karasuno, 40, a truck driver in Kishiwada, Osaka
Prefecture, and his girlfriend, Natsuyo Kawaguchi, 38, allegedly beat the boy frequently and stopped giving him adequate meals from around June 2002, causing him eventually to fall into a coma in November, according to the prosecutors.
The police also arrested Eiji Nakahashi, a 50-year-old tax accountant based in Kishiwada, Osaka
Prefecture on charges of bribery.
Two men attacked a car used to transport bank money on Friday in Kishiwada, Osaka
Prefecture, stole about 50 million yen and injured a security guard and two others, police said.
Two men were arrested Friday on suspicion of kidnapping a 62-year-old business executive in Kishiwada, Osaka
Prefecture, demanding a 200 million yen ransom and confining him in a condominium for about 30 hours, police said.
The government's Financial Services Agency (FSA) has ordered Senshu, based in Kishiwada, Osaka
Prefecture, to take ''prompt corrective measures'' to improve its standing, Senshu said.