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Tokyo man used Twitter to organize hotel orgies

November 21, 2017 - 10:37
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for organizing an orgy event via the social-networking service Twitter, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo cops bust baccarat casinos operating illegally in Shibuya

November 21, 2017 - 03:03
As a part of a crackdown on illegal gambling, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a pair of internet casinos operating in Shibuya Ward, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Wild boar killed after it bites 11-year-old girl in Gunma

November 21, 2017 - 03:02
A wild boar was killed after it injured an 11-year-old girl during a rampage in the town of Oizumi on Monday, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Bag snatcher on motorbike strikes 3 times within 15 minutes in Saitama

November 20, 2017 - 10:50
A man on a motorbike came behind women and snatched their handbags on three occasions within 15 minutes on Saturday night in an area near JR Omiya Station in Saitama city, police said Sunday. The man got away with around 80,000 yen, police said. (Japan Today)
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Osaka prostitute accused of stealing customer's Y10 million wristwatch

November 19, 2017 - 22:20
Hyogo Prefectural Police on Friday arrested a sex worker for allegedly stealing a wristwatch valued at 10 million yen from a male customer two years ago, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Man arrested over death of homeless man on Tokyo riverbank

November 18, 2017 - 22:45
Police in Tokyo on Saturday arrested an unemployed 42-year-old man of no fixed address on suspicion of killing a 61-year-old homeless man on a riverbank in Katsushika Ward. (Japan Today)
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Chiba cops nab man in sale of currency via Mercari app

November 18, 2017 - 22:40
Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly selling cash above face value using marketplace app Mercari and collecting interest exceeding the legal interest rate, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Trail runner dies after 100-meter plunge off cliff during Saitama race

November 18, 2017 - 22:35
A man died Saturday after falling off a cliff while competing in a trail running race in Saitama Prefecture, police said. (Japan Times)
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NHK unveils 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' lineup

November 17, 2017 - 23:11
Japan’s national broadcaster NHK has unveiled this year’s lineup for its annual New Year’s Eve music show "Kohaku Uta Gassen" (Red and White Song Battle), featuring 10 new groups and singers. (Japan Today)
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Reported crimes in Japan fell below 1 million mark last year

November 17, 2017 - 23:07
The overall number of crimes committed in Japan continued to drop in 2016, falling below the 1 million mark for the first time in the postwar era, according to the annual White Paper on Crime released Friday by the Justice Ministry. (Japan Times)
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Saitama man suspected of systematic child abuse accused of burning girl with hot bath

November 17, 2017 - 23:04
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a man for allegedly forcing his partner’s 4-year-old girl into a scalding hot bath that left her with burns earlier this year in what police believe could have been part of regular abuse, reports Jiji Press (tokyoreporter.com)
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Rail firm sorry for train leaving 20 seconds early

November 17, 2017 - 22:38
An apology by a Japanese railroad operator for a train's early departure has attracted the attention of foreign media. (NHK)
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Voice actress Hiromi Tsuru dies after being found unconscious in Tokyo

November 17, 2017 - 05:28
Voice actress Hiromi Tsuru, known for her work on the “Anpanman” animation, died at a hospital in the capital on Thursday after she was found unconscious inside her vehicle, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Five women handed suspended sentences for smuggling gold in underwear

November 16, 2017 - 18:01
The Nagoya District Court on Tuesday handed five women, including four Korean nationals, suspended prison terms for the smuggling of 30 kilograms of gold into the country from Korea last year, reports Nippon News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
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Osaka police arrest man in murder of girlfriend whose corpse found on balcony

November 16, 2017 - 17:56
Following the discovery of skeletal remains of a woman at a residence last month, Osaka Prefectural Police on Thursday arrested the former male resident of the unit in her murder around seven years ago, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Lawyer prosecuted over attack of taxi driver in Sapporo

November 15, 2017 - 21:57
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have sent a lawyer to prosecutors over the attack of a taxi driver inside his cab in Sapporo earlier this month, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tweet showing motorcycle stunt leads to arrest of Kyoto man

November 15, 2017 - 21:52
Kyoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 20-year-old man after footage posted to social media showed him dangerously riding his motorcycle in Yawata City earlier this year, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo cops seek help of public in locating man suspected of molesting woman

November 15, 2017 - 21:51
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are seeking the help of the public in locating a man who molested a woman at an apartment building in Chuo Ward earlier this year, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Security camera footage shows car chase go through Ehime shopping mall

November 15, 2017 - 00:33
Over a nearly one-hour period on Monday, a 41-year-old male driver accompanied by his mother caused multiple accidents in Matsuyama City as he led Ehime Prefctural Police on a chase that proceeded through a shopping mall, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Drunk U.S. serviceman accused of stealing car in Nagasaki

November 15, 2017 - 00:32
Nagasaki Prefectural Police have arrested a 23-year-old U.S. serviceman for allegedly stealing a car in Takeo City early Monday, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)
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