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Man arrested for assaulting 13-year-old girl on street

May 1, 2016 - 07:08
Police in Chofu, Tokyo, have arrested a 47-year-old part-time worker on suspicion of assaulting a 13-year-old girl as she walked home in February. (Japan Today)
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Kanagwa cops: Man, wife in shotgun murder-suicide

May 1, 2016 - 00:44
Kanagawa Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a murder-suicide in an apartment in Kawasaki City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Osaka woman left Y3.5 million worth of stimulant drugs in Mcdonald's

May 1, 2016 - 00:42
The Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office has filed charges of drug trafficking against a 40-year-old woman who left a large quantity of illegal drugs inside a fast-food outlet, reports the Asahi Shimbun (April 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
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'Furusato nozei' donations to Kumamoto surging after quakes

May 1, 2016 - 00:24
An increasing number of people are using the "furusato nozei" hometown donation program to support Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, which has been hit hard by a recent series of strong earthquakes. (Jiji Press)
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Gov't grants 2016 spring decorations to 4,024 Japanese, 90 foreigners

April 30, 2016 - 00:40
This year's spring decorations will recognize 4,024 Japanese and 90 foreigners for their achievements in business, culture and the arts, the government said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested over murder of Chiba woman

April 29, 2016 - 05:11
Police in Chiba City have charged a 29-year-old man over the murder of a 41-year-old woman who was found dead in her apartment on April 4. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested on suspicion of killing 10 stray cats

April 27, 2016 - 22:24
Police in Denenchofu, Tokyo, have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of violating the animal cruelty law after he killed at least 10 stray cats. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops: Yakuza used home delivery service to ship illegal drugs

April 27, 2016 - 22:17
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday raided the headquarters of a gang affiliated with the Yamaguchi-gumi over the alleged handling of illegal drugs, reports TV Asahi (April 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Imperial couple hosts spring garden party

April 27, 2016 - 22:01
Dignitaries and celebrities joined Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko for the annual spring party at the Akasaka Imperial Gardens in Tokyo on Wednesday. (NHK)
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Celebrity impersonator Ken Maeda dies at 44

April 27, 2016 - 00:30
Celebrity impersonator Ken Maeda died early Tuesday after he suddenly collapsed on a street in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward on Sunday night. He was 44. (Japan Today)
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Nursery school teacher who forced boy to eat wasabi-laced chicken gets suspended sentence

April 27, 2016 - 00:26
A 28-year-old nursery school teacher who forced a 4-year-old boy to eat fried chicken covered with wasabi and recorded it on her smartphone, has received a suspended sentence from the Tokyo District Court. (Japan Today)
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Evacuees face disease risk in shelters

April 27, 2016 - 00:19
A Japanese health institute says people staying in evacuation shelters in quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture should be on the alert for possible outbreaks of flu and other infectious diseases. (NHK)
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Prosecutors seek 3 years in prison for bawling ex-lawmaker Nonomura over fraud

April 26, 2016 - 00:31
Prosecutors on Monday sought a three-year prison sentence for ex-lawmaker Ryutaro Nonomura, 49, on charges of misusing taxpayers' money. Nonomura, a former Hyogo prefectural assemblyman, became globally famous when he was filmed at a news conference in 2014, bawling over the accusation. He was subsequently indicted for fraud. (Japan Today)
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Miss Hooters Japan Contest 2016

April 26, 2016 - 00:29
Aki (#5, center) is the winner of the Miss Hooters Japan 2016 Grand Prix held in Tokyo on on Monday night. (Japan Today)
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Former Japanese chef meets N.Korean leader

April 26, 2016 - 00:21
A former Japanese chef for the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says he met with current leader Kim Jong Un during his recent trip to the North. (NHK)
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Top court admits illegality of special trials for leprosy patients

April 26, 2016 - 00:19
Japan's Supreme Court on Monday admitted the illegality of its approvals of special trials at isolated facilities for patients with leprosy conducted until the early 1970s. (Jiji Press)
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Man arrested for stabbing 3 people outside Tochigi convenience store

April 25, 2016 - 12:46
A 33-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning after he went on a random stabbing spree, injuring three people, in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, police said. (Japan Today)
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Japan marks 11th anniversary of fatal JR West train crash

April 25, 2016 - 12:37
More than 900 people attended a ceremony on Monday to remember those killed in a train crash that took place 11 years ago on West Japan Railway Co.'s <9021> Fukuchiyama Line in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan. (Jiji Press)
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80,000 Kumamoto quake evacuees in shelters

April 23, 2016 - 00:33
More than 80,000 people were taking shelter in Kumamoto and nearby areas of southwestern Japan as of Friday. Jolts are still hitting the region after last week's powerful earthquakes. (NHK)
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Tokyo cops: Suspected molester posed as cop in targeting young girls

April 23, 2016 - 00:26
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who is believed to have posed as an officer to molest young girls in the western part of the capital, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 21). (Tokyo Reporter)
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