Man killed in hit-and-run in Ibaraki
A 44-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Yachiyo, Ibaraki Prefecture on Sunday morning.
Police said emergency services received a call just after 2 a.m., reporting that a man was lying on the street. The victim, identified as Akiharu Tanaka, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, TV Asahi reported.
Police said a nearby resident reported hearing a loud thump at the time of the incident.
Tanaka had been out drinking on Saturday night and was walking home, police said, adding they are treating the incident as a hit-and-run case.