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Kanagawa police: Shinto priest picked up teen hooker via GPS app

April 14, 2016 - 03:44
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested 27-year-old Shinto priest at a historic shrine in Hiratsuka City for picking up an underage female prostitute he met online, reports Sports Hochi (April 13). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops re-arrest one-time refugee suspected in multiple sexual assaults

April 13, 2016 - 23:08
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have re-arrested a male Nepalese national currently re-applying for refugee status is believed to be behind a series of sexual assaults of women in the past year, reports TV Asahi. (Tokyo Reporter)
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45-year-old man promptly arrested after asking police if it's okay to date a 15-year-old

April 13, 2016 - 23:06
Police couldn't help but think something might be afoot upon hearing the man ask, "Is it a crime to date a 15-year-old?" (
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BABYMETAL reach 50-year high on U.S. Billboard chart

April 13, 2016 - 22:42
"Metal Resistance", an album by BABYMETAL, a Japanese teenage girl trio, reached 39th spot on its debut on the U.S. Billboard top 200 albums list, becoming the first album by Japanese artists to break into the chart's top 40 in more than 50 years. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops arrest man in Golden Gai blaze

April 13, 2016 - 10:24
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly entering an area where a fire that broke out on Tuesday in the Golden Gai district of Shinjuku Ward, reports the Asahi Shimbun (April 13). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Fire in Shinjuku's Golden Gai

April 12, 2016 - 13:00
A fire has destroyed at least 3 wooden buildings in Shinjuku's Golden Gai, one of Tokyo's most famous traditional drinking districts. (NHK)
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2-year-old boy dies after being confined in plastic storage case

April 12, 2016 - 06:56
Police in Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 2-year-old son by confining him in a plastic storage case, where he died of hypoxia. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops: Man nabbed at airport after starting fire, killing brother

April 12, 2016 - 06:55
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 58-year-old man at a Tokyo airport after an arson attack left his disabled brother dead and another attempt resulted in the evacuation of his apartment building, reports Nikkan Sports (April 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Hyogo cops: Vehicle rams yakuza HQ in Awaji

April 11, 2016 - 23:22
Hyogo Prefectural Police have made an arrest after a vehicle rammed the headquarters of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group in Awaji City, reports NHK (April 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo police: Peruvians suspected in 50 burglaries

April 11, 2016 - 23:21
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have apprehended three male Peruvian nationals believed to be behind dozens of burglaries in the metropolitan area, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
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6-year-old girl falls to death from 43rd floor in Osaka

April 11, 2016 - 06:51
A 6-year-old girl fell to her death from her family apartment on the 43rd floor of a high-rise building in Osaka's Abeno Ward in an apparent accident, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Toyama cops: Man, mother likely abducted girl to sexually abuse her

April 11, 2016 - 06:48
Investigative sources with the Toyama Prefectural Police revealed on Sunday that a man and his mother, both of whom have been arrested in the abduction of a 13-year-old girl, likely committed the crime to molest the victim, reports Nippon News Network (April 10). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Assistant professor arrested for filming up girl's skirt

April 10, 2016 - 23:14
Police in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 31-year-old university assistant professor for filming up a girl's skirt. (Japan Today)
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Hokkaido cops: Bar host removed tooth of colleague with pliers

April 9, 2016 - 00:57
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a 26-year-old bar host for allegedly removing a tooth from a colleague in Sapporo, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 9). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops: Man dies after stabbing by girlfriend in Ikebukuro

April 9, 2016 - 00:54
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the 49-year-old girlfriend of a man who died after she allegedly stabbed him inside the residence they share in Toshima Ward, reports TBS News (April 8). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Miyagi police: Man admits leaving mother's corpse in home for months

April 9, 2016 - 00:52
Miyagi Prefectural Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for dumping a body believed to be that of his mother inside their home in the town of Shichigahama, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 6). (Tokyo Reporter)
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63-year-old man beaten, run over in Ibaraki

April 9, 2016 - 00:48
Police in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture have arrested an unemployed 42-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he beat a 63-year-old man with a pipe and then ran over him with his car. (Japan Today)
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Mother, son arrested over abduction of 13-year-old Toyama girl

April 9, 2016 - 00:42
Police on Friday arrested a 25-year-old man and his 48-year-old mother on charges of kidnapping a 13-year-old junior high school student from her residence in Toyama Prefecture and taking her to their home in Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Man gets life for 2005 murder of girl, 7

April 9, 2016 - 00:12
The Utsunomiya District Court in Tochigi Prefecture sentenced a man, 33, to life in prison on Friday for fatally stabbing a seven-year-old girl in 2005. (
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Man arrested over theft of valuables from 170 students at Nagano hotel

April 7, 2016 - 22:56
Police arrested a man on Thursday suspected of stealing valuables of about 170 senior high school students while they were staying at a hotel in Nagano Prefecture earlier this year. (Japan Today)
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