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Bust of Tokyo adult site reflects women's increased interest in AV

September 9, 2014 - 00:04
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the bust of a company in Shinjuku Ward that allegedly defrauded users by charging exorbitant fees for an adult site that it operates. (Tokyo Reporter)
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5-year-old boy drowns while rafting in Iwate

September 8, 2014 - 23:50
A 5-year-old boy drowned after he fell off a raft and was swept downstream in the Toyosawa River in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture, on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Japan compiles 12,000-page bio of Emperor Hirohito

September 8, 2014 - 22:46
Japan's Imperial Household Agency has compiled a 61-volume biography of former Emperor Hirohito that portrays him as being distressed that he could not stop his country from going to war, according to Japan's Kyodo News agency. (
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Chiba convenience store robbed of Y1 mil

September 8, 2014 - 06:47
A robber got away with 1 million yen from a small supermarket in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday morning, police said. (Japan Today)
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Fukuoka suspects re-arrested for murder of 4-year-old

September 8, 2014 - 06:40
Fukuoka Prefectural Police on Sunday applied fresh charges to a married couple, both of whom are in already custody for two counts of murder, for the killing of the oldest son of a relative, reports TBS News (Sept. 8). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japanese cellist wins Johannes Brahms Competition

September 8, 2014 - 01:29
A Japanese cellist has been awarded the first prize at the 21st International Johannes Brahms Competition in Portschach, Austria. (NHK)
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Shinjuku Gyoen closed amid dengue outbreak

September 7, 2014 - 22:36
Japan's Environment Ministry closed Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden on Sunday as many domestic dengue fever infections have taken place in nearby Yoyogi Park recently. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo's underworld not pleased with Aska's loose lips

September 7, 2014 - 00:27
On August 28, troubled musician Aska plead guilty to charges of drug use and possession in the Tokyo District Court. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Long-haired woman in long dress sought over purse-snatching spree in Tokyo

September 7, 2014 - 00:17
Police are looking for a woman who is suspected of being involved in 20 purse-snatching cases in Tokyo. In all cases, the suspect has been described as being a young woman with long hair and wearing a long one-piece dress, police said. (Japan Today)
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2 school girls jump to death from Tokyo apartment building

September 7, 2014 - 00:04
Two elementary school girls, aged 11 and 12, apparently jumped to their deaths from an apartment building in Tokyo's Ota Ward, police said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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US man arrested for murdering his Japanese wife

September 6, 2014 - 23:56
US police have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of murdering his Japanese wife, who was found dead in California in 2007. (NHK)
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Woman, 3 minors charged over 17-year-old girl's death

September 6, 2014 - 00:15
A 36-year-old woman and three minors have been charged with inflicting bodily injury resulting in death after the body of a 17-year-old girl was found in the closet of an apartment in Iyo, Ehime Prefecture, last month. (Japan Today)
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Harvest moon viewing at Matsumoto Castle

September 5, 2014 - 23:50
The compound of Matsumoto Castle in central Japan is now open for free in the evenings to allow visitors to enjoy the harvest moon. (NHK)
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10 arrested over offer to delete woman's 'leaked' e-mail address

September 5, 2014 - 23:17
The manager of a dating service company and nine others have been arrested on suspicion of defrauding a woman by demanding money to erase her e-mail address from where they claimed it had been leaked online. (The Japan News)
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Dengue spreads beyond two Tokyo parks; tally at 74

September 5, 2014 - 13:26
Evidence emerged Saturday that dengue fever is spreading throughout the capital after an infected Tokyo man said he hadn't recently visited either of the parks so far linked to the virus, and the case tally grew overnight to 74. (Japan Times)
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Driver held after car slams into 7-Eleven store, killing employee

September 5, 2014 - 07:12
Police have arrested the 79-year-old driver of a car that plowed into a 7-Eleven convenience store in Higashi-Osaka on Friday morning. A store employee was killed and a customer injured, police said. (Japan Today)
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Artist veils photos showing his genitalia to parry police censorship

September 4, 2014 - 23:46
The censorship action taken by police last month at an Aichi museum showing photos of a photographer's genitals constitutes a human rights violation and highlights the nation's shift toward a more controlling society, the artist said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Traces of fugu found in packet of seasoning in Oita supermarket

September 4, 2014 - 23:41
A packet of seasoning sold at an Oita city supermarket on Tuesday was found to have traces of poisonous fugu fish in it. (Japan Today)
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Man in his 30s stabbed to death in Saitama

September 4, 2014 - 07:48
Police in Ageo, Saitama Prefecture, are investigating the murder of a man in his 30s who was found stabbed to death in an apartment. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo closes part of Yoyogi Park after dengue-carrying mosquitoes found

September 4, 2014 - 06:53
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government closed part of Yoyogi Park on Thursday after confirming that mosquitoes caught in traps earlier this week were carrying the dengue virus, metropolitan officials said. (Japan Times)
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