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Aichi cops: ASDF sergeant threatened to spread nude photos of ex-girlfriend

17 hours 13 min ago
A male Air Self-Defense Force sergeant was arrested on Monday for threatening to spread nude photos of his ex-girlfriend because he wanted to reconcile with her. (
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Chiba cops make 4th arrest in alleged gang rape of woman in restaurant toilet

17 hours 15 min ago
Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a fourth student at a graduate school of medicine in the alleged gang rape of a female acquaintance earlier this year, reports TV Asahi (
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Cops keep pressure on Nagoya nightlife district's 'freelancer' street touts

December 5, 2016 - 21:52
Shopping and entertainment districts in Chubu are seeing a jump in solicitation, including in Nishiki 3-chome (Kin-san), a bustling part of Nagoya's Naka Ward that is known as the liveliest downtown area in the region. (Japan Times)
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Loss-making railway section in Hokkaido ends 95-year history

December 5, 2016 - 08:25
Locals and railway fans thanked and bid farewell to the Rumoi-Mashike section of Hokkaido Railway Co.'s Rumoi Main Line in the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido, as the 95-year-old train services between the two stations ended on Sunday, due to unprofitability amid a plunge in the number of passengers. (Jiji)
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Buddhist statues destroyed at 2 cemeteries

December 4, 2016 - 22:36
Several Buddhist statues were destroyed at two cemeteries in Sukagawa City, police said on Sunday, possibly by a man who was seen fleeing the scene. (
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Yamanote Line train temporarily suspended after carriage fills with smoke in Tokyo

December 4, 2016 - 22:30
Tokyo's Yamanote line service was temporarily suspended this afternoon, after staff were alerted to a problem on one of the line's Shibuya-bound trains on the approach to Shinagawa Station. (
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Akita cops: Woman found dead, grandmother missing

December 3, 2016 - 22:04
Akita Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of the body of a 22-year-old woman whose grandmother is missing, reports the Nikkan Sports. (
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3 die after taxi crashes into hospital in Japan

December 3, 2016 - 21:44
A taxi slammed into a hospital in the southwestern Japan city of Fukuoka Saturday afternoon, killing three people and injuring seven others. (Jiji)
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One-finger selfie challenge is the boldest Internet craze yet

December 2, 2016 - 22:57
A new selfie trend taken from a Japanese anime illustration is going viral. (
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Kyoto police apply fresh charges to 'foot licking' man

December 2, 2016 - 04:34
Kyoto Prefectural Police have applied fresh charges to a male part-time delivery worker arrested earlier this month for licking a woman's feet in a similar case involving another victim, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (
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Tokyo cops nab university student suspected in rapes of several women

December 1, 2016 - 08:48
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 22-year-old university student suspected in a series of rapes of women in Adachi Ward, reports Nippon News Network. (
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Moss is super hot in Japan right now

December 1, 2016 - 08:39
It's the latest craze in a country known for its eccentric tastes and quirky obsessions. The Japanese have gone gaga for… moss? (
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Tokyo cops: Man sent 500 items of garbage in mail in revenge for bullying

November 30, 2016 - 22:13
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 40-year-old man who is suspected of sending a variety of garbage through the mail to former classmates in a revenge plot for bullying, reports TV Asahi. (
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UNESCO adds Japan festivals to heritage list

November 30, 2016 - 21:56
UNESCO has decided to add 33 Japanese traditional festivals featuring parades and floats to its list of intangible cultural heritages. (NHK)
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Osaka cops: 'JK' parlor provided sex under guise of 'guidance'

November 30, 2016 - 21:44
Osaka Prefectural Police have busted a business in which school girls provided customers with illicit services that management considered coaching, reports the Asahi Shimbun (
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Tokyo cops find human bones in Saitama mountains after murder confession by yakuza

November 30, 2016 - 10:52
Based on a confession provided by a former gangster on death row, police believe human bones found in a forested area of Saitama Prefecture likely belong to a real estate executive who went missing two decades ago, reports TV Asahi (Nov. 30). (
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Prince Akishino turns 51, finds emperor's abdication message 'good'

November 29, 2016 - 22:47
Prince Akishino, the younger son of Emperor Akihito, said on the occasion of his 51st birthday on Wednesday it was "good" that his father had expressed his desire in August to abdicate out of concern about his age. (Kyodo)
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Avalanche kills one in central Japan

November 29, 2016 - 22:42
An avalanche hit three university students on the Tateyama mountain range in central Japan Tuesday morning, leaving one dead. (Jiji)
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Tokyo cops: Man reached inside underwear of woman on street

November 29, 2016 - 08:35
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for molesting a woman on a train in Higashi-Murayama City, reports TBS News (
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Fukuoka cops: Yakuza boss stabs girlfriend to death

November 28, 2016 - 22:20
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a boss of an organized crime group for allegedly stabbing his common-law wife to death in the town of Tachiarai after the couple engaged in a dispute, reports TV Asahi. (
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