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Red Army member Shirosaki to be deported to Japan

October 20, 2014 - 23:27
Tsutomu Shirosaki, a member of the now-defunct Japanese Red Army, will be deported to Japan once he is released from a U.S. prison early next year, informed sources said Thursday. (The Japan News)
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Osaka cops bust dumpers of 200 kg of porn

October 20, 2014 - 09:14
Osaka Prefectural Police on Friday arrested two male suspects for allegedly dumping a large quantity of adult video (AV) material inside a park in Nishinari Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 17). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man gets 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

October 20, 2014 - 09:09
A Japanese court has sentenced a former college employee to 2 years in prison for using a 3D printer to make handguns. (NHK)
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Empress Michiko celebrates 80th birthday

October 20, 2014 - 08:57
Empress Michiko celebrated her 80th birthday on Monday. In a statement distributed to media by the Imperial Household Agency, the empress said she hoped the world could find peace ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year. (Japan Today)
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2 Japanese climbers among 39 dead on Nepal hiking route

October 19, 2014 - 21:57
The bodies of a Japanese man and woman have been found on a popular Nepal hiking route that was engulfed by a blizzard last Wednesday. The death toll is now 39. (Japan Today)
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One year on, Oshima prays for victims

October 16, 2014 - 22:10
A year has passed since a typhoon-triggered mudslide hit Tokyo's Izu Oshima island, killing at least 36 people, with three more yet to be found. (The Japan News)
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Passenger arrested in Hawaii-Japan flight assault

October 16, 2014 - 22:09
A Japan Airlines flight had to return to Honolulu after a male passenger sexually assaulted a female passenger in the airplane's bathroom, the FBI said. (
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Man arrested for shooting 2-year-old son with air gun

October 16, 2014 - 07:22
Police in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested a 25-year-old man for inflicting serious injury on his 2-year-old son with an air gun. (Japan Today)
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Poisonous red-back spiders feared to have started breeding in Tokyo

October 15, 2014 - 22:16
With an increase in sightings of venomous spiders in Tokyo, experts warn that the elderly and infants are most in danger if bitten. (Asahi)
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Woman found stabbed to death in Shiga home

October 15, 2014 - 22:13
A woman was found stabbed to death in her home in Omihachiman, Shiga Prefecture, police said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo's last surviving rooftop Ferris wheel gets a reprieve

October 15, 2014 - 12:41
Tokyo's only rooftop Ferris wheel was on the verge of becoming the next in a long line of similar amusement park rides that have disappeared from department stores across Japan. (Asahi)
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Hibiya Line to get new station before Olympics

October 15, 2014 - 12:40
Tokyo Metro Co. and Urban Renaissance Agency said they will establish a new station on the Hibiya Line in time for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. (Japan Times)
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Search on Mt. Ontake terminated this year

October 15, 2014 - 12:21
The Nagano prefectural government's disaster response headquarters said Thursday it has decided to end its search this year for missing hikers on Mt. Ontake due to the growing risk of secondary accidents. (The Japan News)
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Details emerge about Hokkaido teen accused in grisly killings

October 15, 2014 - 01:59
On October 1, Hokkaido Prefectural Police arrested a 17-year-old girl for allegedly stabbing her mother and grandmother to death at the family's home in the town of Nanporo earlier in the day. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Kimono-clad princesses offer their sincere apologies for roadside construction in Kyoto

October 14, 2014 - 22:50
The fact that the word kawaii has now been accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary says a lot about Japan's obsession with all things cute. (
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Japan govt OKs bill to lower age limit for air guns

October 14, 2014 - 06:59
The Japanese government adopted at a cabinet meeting Tuesday a bill to lower the age limit for air gun shooting from the current 14 to 10 for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Jiji Press)
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Six Vietnamese sailors suspected of jumping ship off southern Hokkaido

October 13, 2014 - 22:25
Six Vietnamese sailors may have jumped off a Taiwanese fisheries ship in the Tsuruga Strait off southern Hokkaido, the Japan Coast Guard said late Sunday, prompting ships and aircraft to scour the area. (Japan Times)
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Police to charge suspect with murder of Kobe girl

October 13, 2014 - 22:22
Police in Kobe on Tuesday plan to serve a new arrest warrant for murder on a suspect in the killing of Mirei Ikuta, 6, whose body parts were found in bags in a wooded area on Sept 23. (Japan Today)
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5 injured after fire breaks out at LP gas station in Chiba

October 13, 2014 - 02:40
Five men were injured Sunday after a fire broke out at an LP gas station in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture. The five were taken to hospital to be treated for burns and are in a stable condition, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Driver talking on smartphone flees from police, hitting woman on bike

October 12, 2014 - 22:31
Police in Saitama said Sunday they have arrested a 31-year-old man for reckless driving resulting in injury after he fled from a patrol car and hit a 49-year-old woman on a bicycle. (Japan Today)
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