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Japan issues measles warning after infected fan attends Bieber concert

August 27, 2016 - 01:08
Japanese authorities have warned of a possible measles outbreak after a fan who went to a Justin Bieber concert near Tokyo was diagnosed with the contagious disease, officials said Friday. (Japan Today)
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One month on, Japan stabbing suspect keeps righteous claims

August 27, 2016 - 01:00
One month after the deadly attack at a care home for mentally disabled people in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, eastern Japan, the 26-year-old suspect continues to claim that he did it for the sake of society, according to investigative sources. (Jiji Press)
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Actress Atsuko Takahata apologizes over son's arrest on rape charge

August 26, 2016 - 05:51
Japanese actress Atsuko Takahata, 61, held a press conference on Friday morning, making an official apology on behalf of her 22-year-old son Yuta Takahata who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman at a hotel in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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German national nabbed at Narita with melted stimulant drugs in suitcase

August 26, 2016 - 05:49
Tokyo Customs officials arrested a German national at Narita International Airport after melted stimulant drugs were found concealed in a suitcase, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops nab yakuza in nationwide ATM heist

August 25, 2016 - 05:58
An anti-organized crime division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a pair of organized crime members in the quick-strike theft of nearly two billion yen from ATMs nationwide earlier this year, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops: GSDF member burned hole in woman's skirt

August 24, 2016 - 23:39
A man in the Ground Self-Defense Forces was arrested for burning a hole in the skirt of a woman who was standing in front of him on an escalator, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Wednesday. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Gunma cops nab actor Yuta Takahata in rape of woman in hotel

August 24, 2016 - 02:59
Gunma Prefectural Police have arrested actor Yuta Takahata for allegedly raping a female employee at a hotel in Maebashi City, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Police investigatiing after body of Saitama boy, 16, is found partially buried along river

August 24, 2016 - 01:53
The body of a 16-year-old boy was found Tuesday partially buried in gravel in a riverbed in Saitama Prefecture, police said. (Japan Times)
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Shizuoka police: Fireman suspected in series of arson attacks

August 23, 2016 - 23:00
Shizuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a cop-turned-fireman suspected in a series of arson attacks dating back to last year that targeted agricultural properties in Hamamatsu City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 23). (Tokyo Reporter)
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2 female teenagers hurt in separate stabbing incidents in Chiba

August 23, 2016 - 22:51
A 14-year-old girl was seriously injured Tuesday after being stabbed by a man on a bicycle while walking on a road in the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo, while a 19-year-old female university student was stabbed elsewhere, police said. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops nab sex parlor employee in molestation of woman at hospital

August 23, 2016 - 08:08
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male employee at a commercial sex parlor for molesting a woman at a hospital in Akishima City, reports Nippon News Network (Aug. 23). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Amusement parks scrutinize security following wave-pool slashing at Tokyo Summerland

August 22, 2016 - 23:39
The slashing incident Sunday at a major amusement park in western Tokyo has caught operators of other major theme parks off guard, prompting concerns that current security might not be enough to prevent similar incidents. (Japan Times)
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Fukuoka mother arrested after four children found dead

August 22, 2016 - 23:35
A mother in Sue, Fukuoka Prefecture, was arrested Monday for allegedly killing her four children, who were found dead in their home, police said. (Japan Times)
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Founder of Sekai no Yamachan restaurant chain dies

August 22, 2016 - 23:33
Shigeo Yamamoto, the founder of the popular Sekai no Yama-chan restaurant chain, died on Sunday. He was 59 years old, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Aug. 22). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Father arrested for fatally stabbing 12-year-old son in Nagoya

August 22, 2016 - 07:06
Police in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 13-year-old son. (Japan Today)
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Young women slashed at Tokyo water park pool

August 21, 2016 - 23:36
Eight women in western Tokyo suffered minor cuts in an apparent assault at a public pool crowded with swimmers enjoying a mid-summer weekend. Police are investigating the incident as a possible assault. (NHK)
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Real estate company president murdered in Yamanashi

August 20, 2016 - 01:03
Police in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, are investigating the murder of a real estate company president whose body was found in his home on Wednesday night. (Japan Today)
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Sex trade a shaky safety net for Japan's working-poor women

August 18, 2016 - 00:30
For the past six years, 47-year-old single mother Kasumi Endo has lived a double life. (Japan Times)
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3 killed, 2 injured in head-on collision in Nara tunnel

August 17, 2016 - 06:32
Three people were killed and two others injured in a head-on collision between two vehicles in a tunnel in Kawakami, Nara Prefecture, on Tuesday afternoon, police said. (Japan Today)
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'Pokemon Go' sets 5 Guinness world records

August 17, 2016 - 00:42
Guinness World Records has confirmed that smartphone game app "Pokemon Go" set five world records since its global debut last month, including the number of downloads. (Jiji Press)
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