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Toyama: Man’s corpse found in smashed display window

December 17, 2018 - 22:11
Toyama Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a hit-and-run incident after the corpse of a man was found inside a smashed display window at a store in Toyama City, reports Sankei Sports (Dec. 15). (
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Japanese idol Rino Sashihara to leave group HKT48

December 15, 2018 - 22:16
Rino Sashihara, a leading Japanese idol singer, will leave the all-girl musical group HKT48, an affiliate of the country's entertainment giant AKB48, next year, she said Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Man gets 18 years for Kanagawa road rage incident that left couple dead and their daughters injured

December 14, 2018 - 21:23
A court on Friday sentenced a 26-year-old man to 18 years in prison for a highway road rage incident last year in which a couple died and their two teenage daughters were injured. (Japan Times)
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Osaka: Cop on duty when suspect fled station was watching porn

December 13, 2018 - 22:47
An officer who was on duty when a 30-year-old suspect escaped from a police station in Tondabayashi City earlier this year was watching an adult video (AV) clip, it was learned on Thursday, reports Nikkan Sports (Dec. 13). (
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Man, 27, found with corpse of girlfriend in Fukushima parking lot

December 10, 2018 - 22:16
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 27-year-old man after he was found with the corpse of his girlfriend inside a vehicle in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Dec. 10). (
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23 years sought for man accused of causing road-rage accident that left couple dead and their children hurt

December 10, 2018 - 22:11
Prosecutors sought a 23-year prison term for a 26-year-old man on Monday over an alleged road-rage incident near Tokyo last year that left a couple dead and their children injured. (Japan Times)
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JR employees accused of theft of Y5 million from station office

December 9, 2018 - 22:31
Ishikawa Prefectural Police have arrested two station attendants at West Japan Railway Co. over the theft of 5 million yen from an office in Kanazawa City earlier this year, reports TV Asahi (Dec. 7). (
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Saitama: Man, 39, stabs 3 Cambodians in residence

December 9, 2018 - 22:25
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 39-year-old man over the stabbing of three Cambodian nationals at an apartment building in Hanyu City on Saturday, reports NHK (
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Crown Princess Masako vows to serve the people after she becomes Empress next year

December 9, 2018 - 22:13
Crown Princess Masako, who turned 55 on Sunday, vowed to make her best effort to serve the people as she is set to become Empress following May’s Imperial succession. (Japan Times)
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4 men arrested for overturning truck during Halloween event in Shibuya

December 5, 2018 - 22:11
Four men in their 20s were arrested Wednesday for allegedly overturning a small truck during a Halloween event in late October in the busy Shibuya district of Tokyo, police said. (Japan Today)
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Former marathon runner gets suspended sentence for shoplifting

December 4, 2018 - 20:50
Former world championships marathon runner Yumiko Hara has been sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for four years with supervision, for shoplifting food, with the court citing an eating disorder she is suffering from even after her retirement. (Japan Today)
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Wild boar bites off woman's finger in western Japan city

December 4, 2018 - 20:44
A wild boar bit off an elderly woman's finger Tuesday in the western Japan city of Ashiya before being killed by police officers and local hunters, police said. (Kyodo)
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Shizuoka: Man, 78, found murdered at residence

December 2, 2018 - 21:49
Shizuoka Prefectural Police launched a criminal investigation after the body of a 78-year-old man was found at his residence in Numazu City last week, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Dec. 2). (
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18-yr-old girl found dead at river; father found nearby in apparent suicide attempt

December 1, 2018 - 19:11
The body of an 18-year-old girl was found at the edge of a river in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Friday night. Police said the girl’s father was found collapsed on the ground nearby, with a stab wound to his neck in what they believe was an attempted suicide. (Japan Today)
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Princess Aiko turns 17

December 1, 2018 - 19:09
Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 17 on Saturday, enjoying her life in high school, including attending summer school at Eton College in Britain as her first overseas stay on her own. (Japan Today)
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Ex-Morning-Musume idol Hitomi Yoshizawa gets suspended sentence for Tokyo drunk-driving hit-and-run

November 30, 2018 - 19:59
Hitomi Yoshizawa, a former member of the all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison suspended for five years for injuring two people in a hit-and-run incident in September while driving under the influence of alcohol. (Japan Times)
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Man caught after sharing his drift driving videos on Instagram

November 30, 2018 - 00:07
A 31-year-old man in southwestern Japan was referred to prosecutors on Thursday after sharing on Instagram videos of him drift driving that he had his elementary- school-age son and others take, police said. (Japan Today)
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Prince Fumihito stands firm over postponement of daughter's marriage

November 30, 2018 - 00:06
Prince Fumihito (Akishino)has adopted a strict stance over the postponement of his daughter Princess Mako's marriage with university boyfriend Kei Komuro, asking Komuro's family to resolve outstanding financial issues if they want the wedding to go ahead. (Japan Today)
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JAL pilot, 10 times over alcohol limit, jailed for 10 months in UK

November 30, 2018 - 00:03
A Japan Airlines pilot was jailed for 10 months on Thursday after being caught 10 times over the alcohol limit shortly before take-off from London Heathrow Airport. (Japan Today)
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Murder suspected as 6 found dead in Miyazaki

November 26, 2018 - 23:41
Six people were found dead on Monday at a home in Takachiho Town in Miyazaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan. (NHK)
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