A man has gone on a stabbing spree in central Tokyo, killing seven people and injuring 11 others.
The incident occurred in the Akihabara district, a shopping area specialising in electronic gadgets and video games, that is popular with young people and tourists.
A suspect, said to be 25-year-old Tomohiro Kato, has been arrested near the scene.
Reports say he drove a truck into a crowd in the early afternoon and then began stabbing people at random.
Once rare in Japan, there has been an increase in knife crime in recent years.