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Osaka on alert for aftershocks, landslides

June 20, 2018 - 23:18
People in Osaka are still reeling from Monday's major earthquake. (NHK)
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3rd man wanted over nurse's death found dead in Niigata

June 20, 2018 - 00:12
A 39-year-old man wanted by police in connection with the death of a nurse has been found dead in Niigata City, having apparently committed suicide, police said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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4-year-old boy dies after being locked inside TV stand cabinet by father

June 18, 2018 - 22:04
Police in Kitakyushu said Monday they have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of fatally abusing his 4-year-son after he locked the boy inside a storage cabinet beneath a TV stand at their house. (Japan Today)
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At least 4 dead, more than 370 injured in quake

June 17, 2018 - 23:40
Monday's major earthquake in western Japan left 4 people dead and more than 370 injured. (NHK)
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SKE48's Matsui wins first AKB48 popularity contest to include sister groups

June 17, 2018 - 23:38
Jurina Matsui of SKE48, one of the AKB48 family of all-female idol groups, has taken the No. 1 spot in the franchise’s annual popularity contest, which was the first to let its Thai and Taiwanese members join the 10-year-old event. (Japan Times)
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78-year-old man dies of shotgun wound after being mistaken for monkey by hunter

June 15, 2018 - 19:58
A 78-year-old man died after he was shot by a hunter who thought he was shooting at a wild monkey on a mountain slope in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, police said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Shinkansen bullet train kills intruder on tracks, gov't orders probe

June 15, 2018 - 19:56
The government has instructed West Japan Railway Co. to investigate why a driver of one of its bullet trains that hit and killed a man did not report any abnormal sound at the time, the transport minister said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Father of slain Vietnamese girl demands death penalty

June 15, 2018 - 19:55
The father of a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl allegedly killed by a male neighbor near Tokyo in 2017 demanded capital punishment at a court hearing on Friday. (Kyodo)
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University students accused of scalping AKB48 tickets

June 15, 2018 - 19:07
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have accused three male university students of unlawfully obtaining a large quantity of tickets for concerts featuring all-girl idol group AKB48 for the purpose of resale, reports the Sankei Shimbun (
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Fukuoka cops nab man, 72, over stabbing of nephew in Kurume

June 15, 2018 - 06:07
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested an elderly man over the stabbing of his nephew in Kurume City on Thursday, reports the Asahi Shimbun (
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Arrested men followed nurse before abducting her: police

June 14, 2018 - 20:51
Two men arrested earlier this week in connection with the death of a 29-year-old nurse are suspected of following her from a building housing a gym that she went to before they kidnapped her in a nearby parking lot, investigative sources said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Man, presumed dead, returns home a year after family cremated wrong body

June 13, 2018 - 21:30
A man in his 40s, who was reported missing last year, and later "found," then confirmed dead by police and his family who had him cremated, has shocked his family by returning home alive and well. (Japan Today)
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Deer found with paper dart lodged in neck in Nara

June 13, 2018 - 21:26
One of the famed deer roaming in the western Japan city of Nara has been found with a paper dart lodged in its neck, local authorities said Wednesday, prompting police to launch an investigation. (Kyodo)
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JR Tokai boosts shinkansen security patrols after stabbing rampage

June 13, 2018 - 21:06
Central Japan Railway Co., or JR Tokai, has increased the number of patrolling guards on Shinkansen high-speed trains in the wake of a knife rampage last weekend in which one passenger was killed and two others were injured, company president Shin Kaneko revealed on Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Seven injured as car rams into pedestrians in central Tokyo

June 13, 2018 - 00:48
A car rammed into a group of pedestrians in central Tokyo on Tuesday, injuring seven people, with the driver arrested on the spot, police and rescue workers said. (Japan Times)
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Game arcade operator found guilty of fraud by rigging claw machines

June 13, 2018 - 00:32
The head of an Osaka game arcade operator was found guilty Tuesday of making claw machines unwinnable and defrauding customers of money by encouraging them to play the rigged machines last year. (Japan Today)
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Deliveryman arrested for sexually molesting woman

June 11, 2018 - 20:11
Police in Kazo, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 45-year-old deliveryman for sexually molesting a woman at her apartment. (Japan Today)
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Toyama: 8 accused in gang rape of woman

June 11, 2018 - 20:06
Toyama Prefectural Police have arrested eight men over the alleged gang rape of a woman at a residence in Toyama City on Sunday, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (
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Weapon bought just before train stabbing

June 11, 2018 - 19:56
The 22-year-old suspect in a weekend stabbing on a Japanese bullet train has reportedly told police that he bought his weapon just before the incident. (NHK)
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High court denies retrial for 1966 murder

June 11, 2018 - 19:55
A Japanese high court has decided not to grant a retrial to an 82-year-old former professional boxer in a 1966 murder case. (NHK)
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