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Yakuza accused of gunning down rival in Nagano

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Law enforcement believes a shooting incident in Iida City is directly related to the recent dissolution of the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group, reports TBS News (Oct. 9). (Tokyo Reporter)
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15-year-old boy arrested for attempting to kill 4-year-old sister

October 8, 2015 - 22:52
Police in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, have arrested a 15-year-old junior high school student on suspicion of attempted murder after he strangled his 4-year-old sister at home. (Japan Today)
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Dubious My Number calls made in Tokyo

October 8, 2015 - 22:31
Tokyo police found there were at least 10 suspicious phone calls in the Japanese capital linked to the My Number 12-digit identification number system for social security and tax this month, it was learned Thursday. (The Japan News)
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Poverty, isolation push Japan's child abuse cases to record high

October 8, 2015 - 13:14
Child welfare authorities dealt with nearly 90,000 child abuse cases in the fiscal year ending March, a government survey showed Thursday, with experts blaming the record-high figure on increased poverty and the isolation of some families. (Japan Times)
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Ex-cop gets 18 years for murdering girlfriend

October 7, 2015 - 02:41
A 27-year-old former Osaka policeman was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the Osaka District Court on Tuesday for murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend in January this year. (Japan Today)
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Yamaguchi-gumi HQ raided in baseball gambling probe

October 6, 2015 - 12:01
Niigata Prefectural Police on Tuesday raided headquarters of the troubled Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group as a part of an investigation into a baseball gambling case, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 6). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Raccoon caught in Tokyo's Akihabara district

October 5, 2015 - 06:34
A raccoon that was spotted on a roadside in Tokyo's Akihabara district on Sunday evening was caught about an hour and a half later after causing some commotion in the area, police said. (Japan Today)
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People run up and down 785 steps of Konpira Shrine

October 4, 2015 - 21:31
A unique running event was held on Sunday at Kagawa Prefecture's famous 785 steps of Konpira Shrine. (NHK)
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Death row inmate Masaru Okunishi dies

October 4, 2015 - 21:21
Masaru Okunishi, a death-row inmate who was seeking a retrial over a 1961 wine poisoning case, died at the Hachioji medical prison in western Tokyo on Sunday. (The Japan News)
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Shibuya Ward to begin accepting applications for 'same-sex partnership certificates'

October 4, 2015 - 01:08
Tokyo's Shibuya Ward will start accepting applications later this month for certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships, and aims to issue the first such document in early November. (Asahi)
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Ex-Schindler employee arrested for deliberately stopping elevator

October 4, 2015 - 01:01
Police arrested a former maintenance worker for Schindler Elevator KK on Saturday on suspicion of deliberately stopping one of the company's elevators near Tokyo and obstructing the company's business. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo man admits to molesting dozens of women

October 2, 2015 - 09:06
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the arrest of a 30-year-old male company employee who admits to molesting dozens of women in the capital, reports NHK. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man stabs 16-year-old boy in neck with umbrella

October 2, 2015 - 09:03
Police in Chiba city are looking for a man who stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the neck with an umbrella. (Japan Today)
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Strong storm injures people, disrupts transportation in Japan

October 2, 2015 - 08:57
A strong low-pressure storm with heavy winds and rains hit Japan from Thursday night to Friday, causing injuries, transportation disruptions, evacuations, blackouts and school closures mainly in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. (Japan Today)
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Woman stabs 8-year-old son, then herself

October 2, 2015 - 08:56
A 46-year-old woman stabbed her 8-year-old son and then herself in what police believe was a murder-suicide attempt at their house in Hino, Tokyo, on Friday morning. (Japan Today)
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Pair held for stripping boy, tying him to pole, applying Death Sauce to his privates, chest

October 1, 2015 - 23:56
Two men are in police custody in Niigata Prefecture for allegedly applying a hot chili sauce on the private parts of a teenage boy, local police said. (Japan Times)
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DNA test links man to convenience store robbery in 2009

October 1, 2015 - 23:40
Police in Tokyo have arrested an unemployed 57-year-old man over a convenience store robbery which occurred six years ago. (Japan Today)
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Police recapture Aichi man in parents' garden in connection with theft, murder at ramen shop

September 30, 2015 - 23:45
Police arrested a 27-year-old man from Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, on suspicion of robbing a ramen shop and killing an employee. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo cops bust Ikebukuro 'JK' biz for providing sex

September 30, 2015 - 23:40
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the bust of a parlor in the Ikebukuro district for employing female minors to provide sexual services, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Sep. 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Rabbit with ears cut off found in Chiba

September 30, 2015 - 23:23
A dead rabbit with its ears cut off was found on a street in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture, police said. (Japan Today)
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