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New method of smuggline gold into Japan suspected

July 22, 2017 - 23:53
Smugglers are suspected of using a new method to get gold bars into Japan. They are hiding them behind the toilet walls on low-cost carrier aircraft that fly both international and domestic routes. (NHK)
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Two 16-year-old students arrested for dumping body of newborn baby

July 22, 2017 - 23:40
Police in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl on suspicion of abandoning the body of a newborn baby in a vacant lot in February. (Japan Today)
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Yokohama man accused of dumping corpses of 2 Chinese women in Kanagawa

July 22, 2017 - 04:45
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have re-arrested a 39-year-old for allegedly dumping the bodies of two Chinese sisters, found in suitcases in a mountainous area in Hadano City earlier this month, reports TBS News (
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Tokyo cops nab pair in purse-snatching incidents across capital

July 21, 2017 - 09:31
In two separate cases, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have this week arrested two men suspected in dozens of bag-snatching incidents across the metropolis, reports TV Asahi. (
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Tokyo courts hands homeless man prison term over Golden Gai fire

July 21, 2017 - 04:08
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday handed a homeless man a prison sentence extending for three years and six months for starting a fire that damaged a number of buildings in the historic Golden Gai last year, reports Jiji Press. (
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Worker at new National Stadium construction site kills self

July 20, 2017 - 23:35
A male worker for a construction company engaged in a project to construct Japan's new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, committed suicide in March, a lawyer representing his bereaved relatives revealed Thursday. (Jiji)
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Number of crimes on track to hit postwar low in Japan in 2017

July 20, 2017 - 10:07
The number of criminal offenses reported to police in Japan in January-June fell 7.7 pct from a year earlier to 450,887, on track to hit an annual postwar low, a National Police Agency report showed Thursday. (Jiji)
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Woman arrested for adding dishwashing detergent in her family's tea

July 19, 2017 - 23:41
A 49-year-old woman had been arrested after camera footage showed that she had been adding dishwashing detergent to her husband and son's tea, local police said. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo police search for man suspected of molesting school girl in elevator

July 19, 2017 - 23:35
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are seeking the help of the public in locating a man suspected of molesting a girl inside an elevator in Machida City last year, reports TV Asahi (
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Ex-teacher gets 3 years for child porn

July 19, 2017 - 23:31
The Yokohama District Court on Wednesday sentenced a former elementary school teacher to three years in prison on sexual abuse and child pornography charges. (Japan Today)
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Group calls for rules on physical restraints

July 19, 2017 - 23:20
A group set up by psychiatric patients, their families and lawyers has called for strict rules on the use of physical restraints at hospitals in Japan. (NHK)
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Yamaguchi-gumi HQ raided in extortion probe

July 19, 2017 - 01:12
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday raided the headquarters of the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group as a part of an investigation into the extortion of entertainment establishments in the capital, reports TV Asahi. (
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Pub owner arrested for allegedly injuring patron with 'flamethrower' hairspray

July 19, 2017 - 01:10
A pub owner in Sapporo has been arrested for allegedly inflicting burns on a male patron, using a hairspray as a flamethrower, police said. (Japan Today)
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Romanians suspected in series of thefts in Ginza

July 18, 2017 - 05:56
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested three male Romanian nationals suspected in a series of thefts in the Ginza area of Chuo Ward, reports TV Asahi. (
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Japan's legendary physician Hinohara dies at 105

July 18, 2017 - 05:18
Legendary Japanese physician Shigeaki Hinohara, an advocate of healthy aging, has died at the age of 105. (NHK)
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Imperial couple celebrates Japan's Marine Day

July 17, 2017 - 23:21
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have watched volunteers hoisting sails on the iconic Japanese sailboat, the Nippon Maru. (NHK)
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Party held to mark 50 years of Licca Doll

July 17, 2017 - 23:20
Nearly 1,000 people have attended a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular Japanese dress-up doll Licca. (NHK)
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Man wounded in stabbing at Asakusa Station

July 17, 2017 - 12:03
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 64-year-old man following a stabbing incident that left one man injured in Taito Ward on Sunday, reports Nippon News Network (
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Ken Watanabe admits having had extramarital affair

July 17, 2017 - 12:01
Popular actor Ken Watanabe, 57, has publicly admitted that he had been in an extramarital affair as rumored since earlier this year. (Japan Today)
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Fukuoka man accused in sexual assault of Korean tourist at his guesthouse

July 17, 2017 - 11:50
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in the alleged sexual assault of a female Korean tourist at a short-term stay accommodation operated by the suspect on Saturday, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (
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