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Fragments of human skull found in supermarket toilet

April 26, 2015 - 00:49
Fragments of a human skull were found in a toilet outside a supermarket in Tokyo's Nerima Ward, police said on Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Robots and dinosaurs at Niconico gala

April 26, 2015 - 00:41
Robots and dinosaurs mingled with cosplayers as Japan's largest video-sharing website Niconico on Saturday opened its two-day meet-up gala which is expected to attract more than 100,000 fans for the offline get together. (Japan Today)
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Main Buddhism event held in Zenkoji Temple

April 26, 2015 - 00:22
A traditional ritual has been held at a more than 1400-year-old Buddhist temple in central Japan. (NHK)
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Survivors, bereaved families mark 10th year since deadly derailment

April 25, 2015 - 10:48
Survivors and bereaved families of victims on Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of a fatal train derailment in western Japan that took the lives of 107 people, hoping such an accident never happens again. (Kyodo)
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Sunkus store manager arrested for attempting to rob Lawson store

April 24, 2015 - 23:58
The manager of a convenience store in Osaka has been arrested for robbing another convenience store in Osaka, police said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Police search for missing Chiba girl in late teens, are told she was buried

April 24, 2015 - 00:31
Police said Thursday they are searching for an 18-year-old girl from Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, who has not been seen for several days, and after a lead that she has been buried. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo park closed after unusually high radiation level is detected; buried substance suspected

April 24, 2015 - 00:29
An unusually high level of radiation has been detected at a park in Toshima Ward, Tokyo, the ward office said Thursday, prompting speculation that some kind of material has been buried there. (Japan Times)
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Body of missing 6-year-old girl found in Hokkaido river

April 23, 2015 - 07:00
The body of a 6-year-old girl who went missing on Tuesday afternoon was found floating in a river in Kyowa, Hokkaido, on Thursday morning. (Japan Today)
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Man stabbed by unknown woman at entrance to his home

April 23, 2015 - 06:58
A 72-year-old man was stabbed by a woman at the entrance to his house in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, police said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops arrest yakuza in pregnancy scam

April 23, 2015 - 06:55
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of an organized crime member believed to be behind multiple fraud scams involving fake pregnancy accusations, reports TBS News (April 23). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan police bust live streaming site FC2 on obscenity charges

April 23, 2015 - 06:54
On Thursday, police from five prefectures, including Kyoto, arrested two executives of a company operating live streaming site FC2 Live in Osaka on charges of distribution of obscene material, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Officials close Tokyo pet shop for poor practices in 1st such case

April 22, 2015 - 23:16
A pet shop in Tokyo has been ordered to close for not maintaining a clean and safe environment for animals. It is the first time for such an order to be issued by the Tokyo metropolitan government. (Japan Today)
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Wild Ones' Kase found dead at home

April 22, 2015 - 22:26
Kunihiko Kase, frontman of the music band "Wild Ones," was found dead at his home in Minato Ward, Tokyo, early on Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police Department is examining the cause of death, with the view the musician may have killed himself. He was 74. (The Japan News)
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Paul McCartney starts Japan tour after cancellation last May

April 22, 2015 - 02:57
Former Beatle Paul McCartney kicked off a five-date concert tour of Japan on Tuesday in Osaka after canceling his original tour in the country last May due to ill health. (Japan Times)
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Body of murdered woman found in ruins of house after fire

April 21, 2015 - 23:17
The body of a 66-year-old woman with a knife stuck in her forehead was found amid the ruins of her house destroyed by fire in Yugawara, Kanagawa prefecture, on Tuesday morning. (Japan Today)
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U.S. Treasury freezes assets of Kodo-kai yakuza group

April 21, 2015 - 23:14
The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday slapped sanctions on the Kodo-kai, calling it the most violent arm of Japan's powerful Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza crime syndicate. (Japan Today)
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Emperor hosts spring garden party

April 21, 2015 - 23:03
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko hosted the annual spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden in Tokyo on Tuesday. About 1,800 guests attended the event. (NHK)
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Man arrested for strangling girlfriend

April 20, 2015 - 22:34
Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of strangling to death his 32-year-old girlfriend. (Japan Today)
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Teacher who buried kittens alive charged with violating animal cruelty law

April 20, 2015 - 22:31
A teacher who buried five newborn kittens, four of which were still alive, on school grounds in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, has been charged with violating the law on welfare and management of animals. (Japan Today)
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Dengue fever check

April 20, 2015 - 22:18
Tokyo metropolitan government officials use nets to catch mosquitoes Monday at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, to check whether they have dengue fever virus. (The Japan News)
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