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Stir in Tokyo subway over drunk man's knife

17 hours 47 min ago
A utility knife sitting on the floor near an intoxicated man's bag caused quite a stir in a Tokyo subway station, NHK reported on Thursday (May 26). (Tokyo Reporter)
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American handed 18-month sentence for dumping body of Tokyo woman

May 25, 2016 - 23:17
The Yokohama District Court on Wednesday handed an American male an 18-month prison sentence in the death of a woman in Miura City last July, reports NHK. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Thai police nab Japanese man, 49, in bed with boys for alleged rape of male minors, seize child porn

May 25, 2016 - 23:15
A Japanese man was arrested Wednesday in Thailand on suspicion of raping and sexually harassing a number boys aged between 13 and 15 in the country's northern province of Chiang Mai, investigators said. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo police to regulate JK high school girl business

May 25, 2016 - 12:11
A panel of Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department came up with a report on Wednesday calling for legal regulations on the so-called JK business, in which high school girls offer such services as massage and dating. (Jiji Press)
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Man arrested after holding woman hostage for over 16 hours

May 25, 2016 - 05:46
A 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after taking a woman hostage and barricading an apartment in the western Japan prefecture of Ehime for over 16 hours, police said. (Japan Today)
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Baby boy falls to death from 6th floor in Kyoto

May 25, 2016 - 05:39
A 1-year-old boy fell to his death from the 6th floor of his family apartment in Kyoto's Tsurumai city in an apparent accident, police said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Nerdy tattoos becoming popular offline and online, resulting in new slang "otatto"

May 25, 2016 - 04:38
You know something has become a cultural phenomenon when it gets its own slang! (rocketnews24.com)
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Osaka cops arrest 8 in poisonous pufferfish probe

May 25, 2016 - 02:57
Osaka Prefectural Police have accused a chain of members-only restaurants of illegally serving the innards of a poisonous blowfish to customers, reports NHK. (Tokyo Reporter)
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9 GSDF members exchanged fire with live rounds during drill by mistake

May 24, 2016 - 23:05
Nine Ground Self-Defense Force members shot as many as 79 live rounds at one another by mistake in an exercise in Hokkaido on Monday, the GSDF said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Most relief money for quake-hit Kumamoto yet to reach victims

May 24, 2016 - 22:53
Most of the 750 million yen ($6.8 million) in relief money for victims of the powerful earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan last month has not been disbursed, local government officials said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Shota replaces Utamaru as 'Shoten' host

May 23, 2016 - 22:57
Rakugo storyteller Katsura Utamaru has left the "Shoten" television comedy show after 50 years of appearances. (the-japan-news.com)
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Tokyo cops nab woman for breaking into Masaharu Fukuyama's residence

May 23, 2016 - 05:01
A woman was arrested for sneaking into singer Masaharu Fukuyama's apartment in Tokyo, police said on Sunday. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Two men killed in apparent bear attacks in Akita

May 23, 2016 - 04:50
Two men have been killed in apparent bear attacks over the weekend in the same area of a forest region in Kazuno, Akita Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Osaka cops: Man stabbed building manager to death in Nishinari

May 23, 2016 - 04:49
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 77-year-old man in the stabbing death of a man at an apartment building in Nishinari Ward, reports Nippon News Network (May 22). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Hyogo cops: Man kills woman in attack in Amagasaki

May 23, 2016 - 04:48
Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 67-year-old man for attacking a 61-year-old female neighbor and her daughter, who later died, at an apartment building in Amagasaki City, reports NHK (May 20). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japanese businessman hit by train on Thailand's famed River Kwai Bridge

May 22, 2016 - 23:37
A Japanese businessman was seriously injured after being hit by a train while taking a selfie on the famed River Kwai Bridge in western Thailand, Thai media reported. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo police: Mayu Tomita was worried about stalker before stabbing

May 22, 2016 - 23:24
A Japanese idol who was stabbed repeatedly by a male fan on Saturday before an event had previously told police of concerns the suspect was a stalker, authorities said. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Thailand popular with Japanese retirees but many end up dying alone

May 22, 2016 - 07:38
In a slum in the outskirts of the Thai city of Chiang Mai, where trash and abandoned cars litter the streets, an 81-year-old Japanese man died of cancer in February. (Japan Times)
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Japan's 'Harmonium' wins a Cannes prize

May 21, 2016 - 23:11
A film by an up-and-coming Japanese director has won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, which is counted among the world's 3 major film events. (NHK)
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20-year-old woman repeatedly stabbed before appearing at idol event

May 21, 2016 - 23:08
A 20-year-old woman was in critical condition after being repeatedly stabbed by a man Saturday before appearing at a pop idol event in Tokyo's Koganei, police said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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