Japanese former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada, who was sentenced to death for the murder of four members of a family in 1966. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Iwao Hakamada (82) spends a lot of time in the neat apartment he shares with his sister gazing out the window. After 48 years in jail, most of it in s(...)

Japanese police officers standing on a Tokyo street. Photograph: iStock

It was a crime that once would have attracted little attention in Tokyo’s lurid undertow: police are this week hunting a man who used his smartphone t(...)