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Saitama man arrested over Ebola claim

November 13, 2014 - 21:47
Police in Saitama Prefecture arrested a man on Thursday for allegedly obstructing the work of a health care center after he claimed he was sick and may have recently visited Liberia, the center of an Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (The Japan News)
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93-year-old woman murdered in Maebashi home

November 13, 2014 - 06:45
A 93-year-old woman has been found murdered in her own apartment in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, police said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Japan denies Korean singer's entrance blocked due to Takeshima concert

November 12, 2014 - 23:27
Japan stood by its decision to bar a Korean singer from entering the country but denied that its move was due to his recent performance on the Liancourt Rocks, a set of disputed islets that lie between the two countries. (Wall Street Journal)
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Man arrested for posting death threat on Kawori Manabe's blog

November 12, 2014 - 23:23
Police in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested an unemployed 39-year-old man for posting a death threat on the blog of "talent" Kawori Manabe. (Japan Today)
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Couple injured by bear in Gifu Prefecture

November 12, 2014 - 23:21
A man and his wife in their 60s were injured by a bear in Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, on Wednesday morning. (Japan Today)
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Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

November 12, 2014 - 12:48
When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road. (Capital Digital Media)
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2 women injured after car plows into supermarket

November 12, 2014 - 12:43
Two women were injured after they were hit by a car that plowed into the front of a supermarket in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, on Wednesday morning. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops arrest bosokuzu group leader in extortion of hostess club

November 12, 2014 - 12:41
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Sunday arrested the leader of a bosozoku motorcycle gang for allegedly extorting a hostess club in Edogawa Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Elderly couple stabbed to death at their home in Gifu

November 12, 2014 - 06:30
Police in Seki, Gifu Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested an unemployed 20-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing an 81-year-old man and his 73-year-old wife. (Japan Today)
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Japan man dies after setting himself ablaze in defense protest

November 12, 2014 - 02:32
A Japanese man died after setting himself on fire in a downtown Tokyo park in an apparent protest against the country's shift away from postwar pacifism under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, NHK national television said on Wednesday. (Reuters)
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Man questioned over 40 bag-snatching cases

November 11, 2014 - 22:52
Police in Tokyo's Nerima Ward have arrested a 40-year-old man for snatching a bag from a woman's bicycle and are questioning him about his involvement in 40 similar cases. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops nab Chinese kissing bandits in ATM heists

November 11, 2014 - 22:50
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a pair of suspects, both Chinese females, aged 27 and 30, who are believed to have robbed multiple drunken users of automatic teller machines, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)
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2-year-old boy hit and killed by train in Yamaguchi

November 11, 2014 - 07:00
A 2-year-old boy was hit and killed Monday by a train on the JR Sanyo-line in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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58-year-old man arrested for stalking ex-partner with GPS

November 11, 2014 - 06:57
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 58-year-old man after it was discovered that he had been stalking his former partner by using a global positioning system (GPS) attached to her car. (Japan Today)
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Animal rights protestors send 'deafening' message to Japan to stop Taiji dolphin slaughter

November 11, 2014 - 06:53
Up to a thousand furious demonstrators gathered outside the Japanese embassy in London to protest the "atrocious" killing of up to 20,000 dolphins, whales and porpoises in the country every year. (express.co.uk)
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Kanagawa, Tokyo cops arrest ex-gangsters for dumping body in Shizuoka

November 11, 2014 - 01:53
Kanagawa and Tokyo police announced on Monday the arrest of three suspects, including former organized crime members, for the destruction and abandonment of a corpse found in Shizuoka Prefecture. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man arrested for forcing 1-year-old daughter to sit on radiator

November 10, 2014 - 22:46
Police in Takamori, Kumamoto Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 46-year-old man for abusing his one-year-old daughter after he forced her to sit on a radiator, burning her legs and buttocks. (Japan Today)
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36,000 don't want 'pick-up artist' Julien Blanc to drop in on Japan

November 10, 2014 - 13:06
Now-internationally reviled misogynist "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc is supposed to be coming to Japan this month. On Monday, a petition signed by over 36,000 people opposing his entry into Japan was submitted to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, claiming that he is a criminal and shouldn't be allowed into the country. Blanc was recently kicked out of Australia after the immigration minister canceled his visa. (Japan Times)
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14-year-old boy drowns in Aichi river

November 10, 2014 - 09:45
A 14-year-old boy drowned after he jumped into a river in Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Man held for attempted murder after stabbing woman on street in Kanagawa

November 10, 2014 - 06:29
Police on Sunday arrested a 51-year-old man for attempted murder after he attacked a 29-year-old woman with a knife as she walked along a street in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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