Asami Nagakiya

Trinidad and Tobago still making headlines

The murder of Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya continues to gain international attraction.

The news of her murder was first publicized on the Washington Post and several Japanese websites, but more recently it has been reported by the BBC.

An article on the network's website headlines "Mayor who blamed victim's 'vulgar' behavior for her death resigns".

The report by Emma Wilson quoted Mayor Tim Kee's comments saying "over ten thousand people have now signed an online petition calling on him to resign.

Japanese Embassy issues warning to nationals visiting T&T

The Japanese Embassy to Trinidad and Tobago has asked its nationals planning to visit this country to take precautionary measures.

This follows the discovery of the body of a Japanese national at the Queen's Park Savannah following on Ash Wednesday morning. 

The following is the full release

Opposition Leader : "FIRE Tim Kee"

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissesar is demanding the immediate dismissal of Mayor of Port-of- Spain. 

The opposition leader noted that according to media reports Mayor Tim Kee did not even offer condolences on the death of Ms.Nagakiya and proceeded to offer scandalous speculation about the possible circumstances surrounding her death.

Strangled! Autopsy determines death of Japanese masquerader

The cause of death of the Japanese maquerader found in the Queen's Park Savannah on Wednesday, has been identified.

Asami Nagakiya was strangled, according to an autopsy conducted at the Forensic Sciences Centre Thursday morning.

Up until this morning's autopsy, the police had said they did not know what led to her death, although marks of violence - including a slash on her arm - were seen.

Nagakiya is described as a well known pannist from Japan who was a frequent visitor to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival to participate in Panorama.