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Crashed helicopter was not carrying logbook

October 16, 2018 - 20:15
Gunma Prefecture says its helicopter that crashed in August is suspected to have been flying in violation of civil aviation laws. (NHK)
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Woman arrested for killing brother to be charged over father's death

October 14, 2018 - 21:20
Police in Sakai, Osaka, plan to charge a 44-year-old woman, already under arrest for killing her 40-year-old brother by making it look like he committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, with the murder of her father by withholding his insulin. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo: Doctor used 'JK' service for illicit encounter with teen

October 14, 2018 - 21:18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male doctor who has been accused of using a so-called “JK business” for an illicit encounter with a teenage girl earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 11). (
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Family seeks damages over suicide of Japanese 'farming idol'

October 12, 2018 - 23:28
The family of a pop group member promoting agriculture in western Japan who hanged herself in March sued officials of her talent agency for damages on Friday, claiming their harassment and overwork caused her death. (Japan Today)
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Japanese Princess Ayako to get 106.75 million yen in state money

October 11, 2018 - 21:24
The Imperial House Economy Council decided on Thursday that 106.75 million yen in state money will be given to Princess Ayako, 28, who is set to marry this month and lose her Imperial Family status. (Jiji)
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TV exec accused of sex with teen girl met in Akihabara

October 9, 2018 - 21:25
An executive of Fukushima Television Broadcasting Co. has been accused of paying a teenage girl for sex earlier this year, reports Nikkan Sports. (
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Chiba: Another body part found on beach

October 9, 2018 - 21:18
Following the discovery of several body parts belonging to a woman on beaches since late last month, Chiba Prefectural Police have announced that a foot was found floating at sea in the same general area on Monday, reports NHK. (
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Zookeeper dies after being mauled by white tiger

October 8, 2018 - 21:21
A zookeeper died after a white tiger mauled him Monday afternoon at a zoological park in Kagoshima, rescue workers said. (Japan Today)
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American DJ David Morales arrested at Fukuoka Airport for allegedly having ecstasy in carry-on bag

October 7, 2018 - 22:26
American DJ David Morales was arrested Sunday at Fukuoka Airport on suspicion of smuggling drugs from Hong Kong, local police said. (Japan Times)
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Man, 69, timed opening of train’s doors in stealing bag from woman

October 5, 2018 - 23:11
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested at a 69-year-old man over the alleged theft of a bag from a woman at a railway station in Taito Ward earlier this week, reports TV Asahi (
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Osaka: Man smeared with smelly liquid during Y50 million mugging

October 4, 2018 - 21:21
A man carrying more than 50 million yen in cash was mugged on a road in Osaka City’s Yodogawa Ward on Wednesday, police said, reports Sankei Sports (
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Osaka fugitive spun web of lies and pulled off series of thefts to masquerade as cycle tourist while on the run: police

October 3, 2018 - 23:41
A 30-year-old man, who was at large for nearly seven weeks after escaping from a police station in Osaka Prefecture in mid-August, masqueraded as a cycle tourist, spun a web of lies and stole basic goods including clothes and a bicycle, investigative sources said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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3 people in Tokyo injured by pepper spray

October 3, 2018 - 23:37
Police in Tokyo are looking for two men who injured three people with pepper spray in Ueno on Sept 29. (Japan Today)
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Human head found near coast of Chiba Prefecture, not far from where limbless body was found

October 2, 2018 - 21:18
A head that appeared to have been deliberately severed from its body was found near the coast close to the town of Kujukuri in Chiba Prefecture on Tuesday, only several kilometers away from where a limbless body of a woman was found last month, investigative sources said. (Japan Times)
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Woman injures man in fatal leap from Kabukicho building in apparent suicide

October 2, 2018 - 21:11
A woman injured a man after she made a fatal leap from a building Shinjuku Ward in an apparent suicide on Tuesday, police said, reports NHK (
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Captured fugitive's cycling companion says he did not know fellow cyclist was on nationwide wanted list

September 30, 2018 - 21:59
A 30-year-old man recaptured after escaping from a police station in Osaka Prefecture in mid-August had likely been traveling on a stolen bicycle with another man who was unaware of who he was, police said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Decapitated, limbless body found in Chiba estuary

September 29, 2018 - 22:28
The decapitated and limbless body of a woman was found Saturday floating in an estuary in eastern Japan, local police said. (Japan Today)
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Escaped suspect detained in western Japan

September 29, 2018 - 22:04
A 30-year-old man who escaped from a police station in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, in August was detained in Yamaguchi Prefecture, about 360 kilometers away, on Saturday. (Jiji)
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Ex-girl group idol Hitomi Yoshizawa released on bail after hit-and-run

September 28, 2018 - 22:22
A Japanese court on Thursday released on bail Hitomi Yoshizawa, a former member of the all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, who was indicted the previous day for injuring two people in a hit-and-run incident while driving under the influence of alcohol. (Kyodo)
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2 sisters sent to prosecutors after keeping 40 cats in Nagoya apartment

September 26, 2018 - 21:47
Papers were sent to prosecutors Tuesday on two sisters aged 48 and 49, charging them with violation of the Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animal Law after they kept 40 cats in their municipal apartment in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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