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Tokyo cops crack down on massage parlors in Hachioji

April 26, 2017 - 07:07
As a part of a crackdown on illegal services being provided by massage parlors in Hachioji City, police have busted one establishment for illegal street solicitation, reports TBS News (
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Man stomps 2 cats to death after losing bets on horses

April 26, 2017 - 07:02
A man was caught on security camera stomping and killing two cats to vent his frustration after suffering gambling losses in Nagoya, reports TV Asahi (
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Bear shot and killed in Gifu after attack injures 3 persons

April 26, 2017 - 07:00
A bear was shot and killed in Takayama City after an attack resulted in injuries to three persons, reports TBS News. (
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Tokyo cops arrest man suspected of jumping on tracks to evade groping accusation

April 26, 2017 - 06:58
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 41-year-old man who fled a train station in Itabashi Ward by jumping on railway tracks after being accused of groping a woman, reports the Asahi Shimbun (
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Justin Bieber to perform in Japan in September

April 25, 2017 - 22:48
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, 23, will perform at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium on Sept 23 and 24. It will be Bieber's fourth concert tour in Japan and his first visit since last August. (Japan Today)
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1 dead, 5 injured in iron factory blast in northern Japan

April 25, 2017 - 22:42
A furnace exploded Tuesday morning at an iron factory in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, killing the manager and leaving five people injured, police and firefighters said. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops: Ex-manager of 'JK' parlor instructed girl to perform sex acts

April 24, 2017 - 22:45
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the former manager of an illicit parlor in Shinjuku who is suspected of instructing teenage girls to perform sex acts with customers, reports TBS News. (
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2 elderly women jump to their deaths on rail tracks

April 24, 2017 - 22:35
Two elderly women were hit and killed by a train at a station in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, with surveillance camera footage showing the two jumping on the tracks holding each other's hands, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Japanese bus driver nabbed for alleged stimulant use

April 24, 2017 - 22:29
The police department of Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, has arrested a 40-year-old bus driver for allegedly using stimulants in violation of the stimulant control law. (Jiji)
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Osaka cops: Woman dies after assault by husband

April 24, 2017 - 09:45
A woman died after her husband assaulted her at their home in Higashi-Osaka City on Saturday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun. (
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Man arrested for living above public toilet in Oita for three years

April 24, 2017 - 09:38
On April 12, an electrician contracted by the municipal government of Usuki to service their public restrooms was startled when he saw a human-shaped shadow while installing a light. The contractor contacted the city which then sent some officials and police to the lavatory located in Usuki Park. (Japan Today)
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Takashimaya customer finds glass shard in dumpling

April 24, 2017 - 09:35
Department store chain Takashimaya has issued a warning to customers after a woman found a foreign object inside a shumai dumpling at its Yokohama outlet last week, reports NHK. (
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Saitama cops arrest elderly driver after accident leaves 1 dead, 5 hurt

April 24, 2017 - 09:29
An elderly female driver mistook the accelerator for the brakes and sped into pedestrians in Iruma City on Friday, killing one person and injuring five, reports TBS News (
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Kyoto-based Buddhist group struggles with decline in temples and priests

April 24, 2017 - 09:27
A Kyoto-based Buddhist group with the largest number of followers in Japan is boosting its support to its member temples in other prefectures amid a shortage of incoming chief priests and a decline in danka (financial supporters). (Japan Times)
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4 S. Koreans arrested after 380-m.-yen robbery in Fukuoka

April 21, 2017 - 13:23
Police arrested four South Korean men on Friday for allegedly attempting to leave Japan at Fukuoka Airport carrying 735 million yen of undeclared cash, in violation of the customs law. (Jiji)
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Tokyo cops arrest woman in decade-old slaying

April 21, 2017 - 07:21
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 59-year-old woman in the killing of her neighbor in Higashi-Murayama City, a crime dating back nearly a decade, reports NHK (
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Police hunt for $3.5 mil. thieves

April 21, 2017 - 00:02
Police are looking for the men who stole cash worth 3.5 million dollars in broad daylight in western Japan on Thursday. (NHK)
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Porn star Anri Sakaguchi arrested in extortion probe

April 19, 2017 - 23:42
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested entertainer-turned-porn-star Anri Sakaguchi in the alleged attempted extortion of a male acquaintance, investigative sources revealed on Wednesday, reports reports Sankei Sports. (
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Tokyo cops find 600 pairs of women's underwear in residence of suspected thief

April 19, 2017 - 00:46
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 39-year-old man suspected in the theft of hundreds of pairs of women's underwear in the western Tokyo cities of Mitaka and Chofu, reports Fuji News Network (
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Will casinos fuel addiction to gambling?

April 19, 2017 - 00:40
The Abe administration has begun exploring concrete rules to regulate the operation of casinos to follow up on a law enacted last year to legalize casinos. (Japan Times)
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