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The female cosplayers of summer Wonder Festival

July 30, 2015 - 23:38
Last weekend, it was once again time for Japan's model and garage kit enthusiasts to gather for the summer iteration of Wonder Festival, held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Body attached to concrete block found floating off Kanagawa

July 30, 2015 - 23:35
Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Thursday said suffocation was the cause of death of a woman whose corpse was discovered floating off the coast of Miura City, reports TBS News (July 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Another yakuza with ties to Aska busted for drugs

July 29, 2015 - 23:12
As a part of a crackdown on illegal drugs connected to musician Aska, Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the arrest of a boss in an organized crime group, reports the Mainichi Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo man with 'leg fetish' arrested for stalking

July 29, 2015 - 22:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 48-year-old male for stalking a woman and stealing her shoes, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)
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TEPCO sued over 102-yr-old's suicide

July 29, 2015 - 22:42
Three relatives of a 102-year-old man in Fukushima Prefecture who killed himself shortly after the March 2011 accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant sued the company on Wednesday for about ¥60 million in damages. (The Japan News)
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Search resumes for missing climbers on Mt. Ontake

July 29, 2015 - 22:37
The search resumed Wednesday for people missing as a result of an eruption at Mt. Ontake last September - 9½ months after the operation was suspended due to weather risks. (The Japan News)
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Still no resolution to 1995 Hachioji supermarket triple murder case

July 28, 2015 - 23:25
It was a triple murder that shocked a nation already reeling from the crime spree by a doomsday religious cult, coming just four months after the cult's deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system. (Japan Today)
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Crashed light plane's pilot engaged in unauthorized biz

July 27, 2015 - 22:28
The pilot of a light plane that crashed into a residential area in the Tokyo suburb of Chofu on Sunday had run a pilot training firm without permission from the transport ministry, it was learned Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Man arrested for killing woman after fireworks date

July 27, 2015 - 09:23
Police in Fussa, Tokyo, said Monday they have arrested a 24-year-old man over the murder of a woman with whom he went on a date to watch fireworks. (Japan Today)
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5 people suffer burns at fireworks festival in Shizuoka

July 27, 2015 - 09:19
Five people suffered burns after fireworks sparks fell on them at a fireworks festival in Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday night. (Japan Today)
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Gas cylinder explodes in Oita restaurant, injuring 3 employees

July 26, 2015 - 23:22
A gas cylinder exploded at a "motsunabe" (hot pot stew made with offal, vegetables and miso) restaurant in Oita City on Saturday afternoon, injuring three employees. (Japan Today)
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Public meets founding members of NGT48, AKB48's new Niigata franchise

July 26, 2015 - 23:21
Out of nearly 6,000 applicants, 22 young women and girls emerged from the final stage of highly competitive auditions on July 25 to be the first-generation members of idol group NGT48, based in Niigata Prefecture. (Asahi)
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Osaka man found with woman's corpse in car seat in Wakayama

July 26, 2015 - 23:18
Wakayama Prefectural Police on Saturday arrested a 64-year-old man from Osaka after the body of a woman was found in a car parked in front of a love hotel in Gobo City, reports the Asahi Shimbun (July 26). (Tokyo Reporter)
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3 killed in light plane crash into Tokyo homes

July 26, 2015 - 23:05
A light plane crashed into a residential area in the Tokyo suburb of Chofu on Sunday morning, leaving three people dead and five others injured. (The Japan News)
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Tooth found in stew at Tokyo hotel restaurant

July 24, 2015 - 22:12
A tooth was found inside a dish served to a customer at the restaurant inside the Prince Hotel located in Tokyo's Shinjuku district. The hotel released a statement Friday saying that an investigation is being conducted into the incident. (Japan Today)
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Yakuza arrested for riding portable shrine at Sanja Matsuri

July 24, 2015 - 09:59
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the arrest of an organized crime member for riding atop a portable shrine at a festival in the Asakusa district, reports TV Asahi (July 24). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Polarization growing among yakuza groups: govt report

July 24, 2015 - 09:49
The polarization between weakening and steady yakuza organized crime syndicates is growing in Japan on the back of the widening rich-poor gap among them and the aging of their members, the National Police Agency said in an annual report on Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Noel Gallagher brings his High Flying Birds back to Fuji Rock and where the 'mania' began

July 23, 2015 - 23:14
It doesn't take much to set Noel Gallagher off. We are sat in a backstage portacabin at London's peculiarly ragbag Clapham Calling festival, and I've just mentioned to the former Oasis songwriter that "Chasing Yesterday," the second solo album under his High Flying Birds banner, is the U.K.'s fastest selling of the year. (Japan Times)
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4-year-old girl dies after falling from 12th floor

July 23, 2015 - 10:07
A 4-year-old girl died after falling the balcony of a 12th-floor apartment in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Wednesday night. (Japan Today)
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Frozen tuna destined for Japan found stuffed with drugs in Taiwan

July 23, 2015 - 10:04
Amphetamines with a black market value of 1.4 billion yen ($11.4 million) in Japan were found packed inside 53 frozen tuna awaiting shipment to Shizuoka city, authorities here said July 22. (Asahi)
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