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17-year-old youth arrested for using fake police badge, ID to try and get woman's contact info

June 22, 2017 - 23:14
Police in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 17-year-old youth for impersonating a police office by using a fake badge and ID in order to obtain the phone number and address of a woman. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops nab pair in alleged gang rape of maid cafe employee in karaoke parlor

June 22, 2017 - 11:50
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two men in the alleged sexual assault of a female employee of a maid cafe in Akihabara earlier this year, reports Nikkan Sports (
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TBS executive accused of injuring woman with sex enhancement drug at hotel

June 22, 2017 - 03:18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male executive at Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) for allegedly pouring an illegal sex enhancement drug on the face of the woman earlier this month, reports TV Asahi (
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Three Tokyo youths arrested for cork hunting

June 22, 2017 - 03:14
On 19 June it was announced that three teens were arrested for the robbery and assault of a 20-year-old man. The victim was on his moped when a cigarette was put out on his face and his bike and helmet were stolen from him. (
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Japan's Crown Prince returns from Denmark

June 21, 2017 - 22:51
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito returned home on Wednesday morning from a week-long official visit to Denmark, arriving at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda on a Japanese government jet. (Jiji)
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Evacuation advisories issued as heavy rain drenches wide swaths of Japan

June 21, 2017 - 11:52
Heavy rain hit a wide area on the Pacific side of the Japanese archipelago Wednesday, disrupting traffic and prompting local authorities to issue evacuation advisories for around 250,000 people in central regions due to possible flooding. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo cops: Man pushes commuter off platform at JR Ueno Station

June 21, 2017 - 06:48
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have accused a man of causing injuries to a male commuter by pushing him off a station platform in Taito Ward, reports TBS News. (
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Tokyo cops nab man suspected in 'it’s me' scams

June 21, 2017 - 06:46
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a member of a fraud ring suspected in the swindling of nearly 100 million yen by posing as relatives of victims, reports TBS News (
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Ex-SMAP member Kimura rear-ends motorcycle in Tokyo

June 21, 2017 - 06:37
Takuya Kimura, a former member of iconic Japanese pop group SMAP, caused a pileup in a Tokyo suburb but no one was injured, local police have said. (Jiji)
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Fukushima waste disposal plant workers face charges for keeping Y10 million found in garbage

June 21, 2017 - 06:28
Two men working at a waste disposal plant in Tamura City, Fukushima Prefecture, face theft charges for keeping approximately 10 million yen which they and a third worker found mixed in with collected garbage. (Japan Today)
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Headbanging is no good, says X Japan drummer after surgery

June 21, 2017 - 00:39
The frenzied drummer who is the force behind rockers X Japan declared headbanging to be "no good" on Tuesday as he sported a neck brace at his first press conference since emergency surgery. (9news)
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Japanese ballet dancers recognized in Moscow

June 20, 2017 - 22:44
Two Japanese dancers have won first prize in different categories in the Moscow International Ballet Competition. (NHK)
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Osaka cops: Woman sought after man covered in flames enters store

June 20, 2017 - 09:47
Osaka Prefectural Police are searching for a woman who is believed to have set a man on fire at an electrical appliance store in Sakai City on Monday, reports Sports Nippon (
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Engagement of Princess Mako to be officially announced on July 8

June 19, 2017 - 23:11
The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will officially announce the engagement of Princess Mako, the first granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, to a university classmate of hers on July 8. (Japan Today)
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Vanilla Air passengers enter Japan without immigration checks again

June 19, 2017 - 22:51
Thirty-four Vanilla Air passengers on a flight from Hong Kong to Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, entered Japan on Sunday without going through immigration checks after the arrival, following a similar case in April last year, it was learned Monday. (Jiji)
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Three former SMAP singers to leave talent agency in September

June 19, 2017 - 09:28
Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori, three former members of the ultrapopular boy band SMAP, will leave their management company, Johnny & Associates, in September, the agency said. (Japan Times)
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US Navy names seven sailors killed in collision near Japan

June 19, 2017 - 09:21
The US Navy has identified all seven sailors killed after their destroyer was partially flooded following a collision with a container ship off Japan's coast at the weekend, confirming their deaths for the first time. (SBS)
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Kanagawa cops nab man with Y5 million in marijuana in home

June 19, 2017 - 04:21
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for the alleged cultivation of marijuana, reports TBS News. (
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Tokyo cops: Teacher beat, robbed foreign prostitute in Ikebukuro hotel

June 19, 2017 - 04:19
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 52-year-old teacher for allegedly assaulting and robbing a female employee of a so-called “delivery health” service at a business hotel earlier this year after becoming upset with her performance, reports the Sankei Shimbun (
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Man arrested for letting child steer car while driving

June 18, 2017 - 22:18
A 31-year-old man in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of violating the Road Traffic Law after he let a young boy take hold of the steering wheel of car he was driving. (Japan Today)
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