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Prosecutors seek fine for ‘obscene’ work by Tokyo vagina artist

February 1, 2016 - 03:56
On Monday at the Tokyo District Court, prosecutors made clear an intention to seek a fine for an artist whose displays based on her genitals have been deemed objectionable. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Arson suspected in Nagoya cruise ship fire

January 31, 2016 - 22:28
Arson is being investigated as the cause of a cruise ship fire at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s shipyard in Nagasaki early Sunday, the third such incident to strike in January. (Japan Times)
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24-yr-old policeman apparently commits suicide near mountain road

January 31, 2016 - 22:19
A 24-year-old police officer apparently shot himself to death in a forest off a mountain road in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, prefectural police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops: Mizuho exec assaulted taxi driver

January 31, 2016 - 22:09
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an upper-level employee at a Mizuho Bank for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver in Suginami Ward, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Jan. 29). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Hokkaido cops: Woman left husband's corpse in home for 1 year

January 31, 2016 - 22:05
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a 69-year-old woman for dumping the body of her husband inside their home in Muroran City, reports Nikkan Sports (Jan. 31). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Downloaded music causing legal headache for wedding parties

January 31, 2016 - 22:04
An increasing number of wedding halls are not permitting the use of music downloaded from the Internet, even legitimately, for wedding parties. Doing so is considered beyond private use of the music and in violation of the Copyright Law. (
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Japanese man shot dead in Paraguay

January 30, 2016 - 20:31
A Japanese man was shot to death by two men riding on a motorbike in front of his house in Pedro Juan Caballero, a city in eastern Paraguay, on Friday. (
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NHK newscaster allegedly cooked up 'kiken' drugs in own home

January 30, 2016 - 12:30
An announcer for NHK was served a fresh arrest warrant Friday on suspicion of making narcotics at his home. (Japan Times)
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Man held over theft of more than 80 pairs of men's shoes

January 30, 2016 - 12:28
Police in Hiroshima said Saturday they have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of breaking and entering into an apartment where he stole two pairs of men's shoes. (Japan Today)
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Japanese net users baffled by 'business shirt underpants'

January 30, 2016 - 11:50
This item of clothing has Japanese Twitter users wondering if women wearing business shirts are actually showing us their underwear. (
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Yakuza member arrested over 3-year-old's death

January 28, 2016 - 20:24
A 20-year-old member of a yakuza syndicate, who was arrested in Tokyo on Wednesday over the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, is believed to have previously abused the boy, police said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Emperor, Empress console Japanese-Filipino war sufferers

January 28, 2016 - 20:16
Visiting Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko consoled Japanese-Filipinos who experienced the Pacific War, part of World War II, at their meeting at a hotel in Manila on Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Lawmakers begin work on LGBT legislation

January 27, 2016 - 20:52
A nonpartisan group of Japanese lawmakers is set to start working on legislation to eliminate discrimination against sexual minorities. (NHK)
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Restored Zero fighter takes to the skies in Japan

January 27, 2016 - 14:00
More than 70 years after striking fear into the hearts of Allied pilots, a restored Zero fighter took to the skies in southern Japan on Wednesday. (
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Kagoshima man freed after wrongful rape conviction; police DNA tests called into question

January 27, 2016 - 08:52
A ruling by the Fukuoka High Court acquitting a man of the rape of a teenage girl in 2012 was finalized Wednesday after prosecutors did not appeal it. (Japan Times)
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Radiohead set to play new material at Summer Sonic

January 27, 2016 - 08:50
Following the announcement of a new album in the works, Radiohead has been confirmed as one of this year's Summer Sonic headliners. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo cops bust drummer in 'visual-kei' band for sex with teen fan in orgy

January 27, 2016 - 08:44
Tokyo Metropolitan police have arrested musician for engaging in illicit acts with an underage girl at an orgy in Shinjuku Ward, reports Fuji News Network. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man arrested for strangling girlfriend in Sapporo

January 25, 2016 - 18:53
Police in Sapporo, Hokkaido, have arrested a 38-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of strangling his girlfriend to death. (Japan Today)
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Man facing charges for allegedly flying drone without approval

January 25, 2016 - 18:47
Police on Monday turned over to prosecutors their case against a man suspected of flying a drone in a crowded residential area without obtaining permission from the authorities. (Japan Times)
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Imperial couple begins Philippines trip on Tuesday

January 25, 2016 - 18:36
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are embarking on a 5-day tour of the Philippines, to mark 60 years since the normalization of diplomatic ties. (NHK)
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