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Police question 18-year-old youth over murder of NPO head in Okinawa

April 13, 2015 - 23:03
Police in Okinawa City said Monday they are questioning an 18-year-old youth over the murder of the director of a non-profit organization. (Japan Today)
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Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet

April 13, 2015 - 08:41
olice in Tokyo's Ota Ward said Monday they have arrested a 29-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she slashed her husband because he didn't wash his hands after using the toilet. (Japan Today)
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Man driving stolen minivan killed in crash following pursuit by police

April 13, 2015 - 03:36
A 30-year-old man driving a stolen minivan was killed after he crashed into another passenger vehicle while being pursued by a police patrol car in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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6 passengers injured after man sprays gas in Osaka subway

April 12, 2015 - 10:33
Six passengers suffered injuries after a man sprayed a substance resembling tear gas on them in a subway car in Osaka on Saturday night. (Japan Today)
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Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku line services resume after pole collapse halts busy section of rail

April 12, 2015 - 10:26
East Japan Railway Co. suspended part of train services on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku Lines on Sunday as unused cable poles collapsed between Kanda Station and Akihabara Station. (Japan Times)
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Convenience store employee in coma after trying to stop shoplifter from escaping

April 11, 2015 - 23:46
A 61-year-old woman who works part-time at a convenience store was in a coma Saturday after being injured while trying to stop a shoplifter driving away in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops: JR employee in sex-for-contracts probe

April 11, 2015 - 03:59
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday arrested an employee of Japan Railways Group and a manager of an electronics firm in a bribery probe, reports TV Asahi (April 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man drives into 2 kids, father; then gets out and punches father

April 10, 2015 - 23:33
Police in Hakodate, Hokkaido, arrested a 43-year-old man who drove his car into two children and an adult walking on a sidewalk in front of a daycare center on Friday morning. (Japan Today)
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Todaiji Temple vandalized with oil-like liquid spray

April 10, 2015 - 23:22
Japan's Nara prefectural police department said Friday it has newly found oil-like liquid sprayed at three temples including Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and major tourist attraction. (Jiji Press)
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Water leak leads Tokyo cops to marijuana grow house

April 10, 2015 - 11:35
A water leak lead Tokyo Metropolitan Police to an apartment in Nerima Ward that was being used to grow marijuana plants, reports Nippon News Network (April 10). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Imperial couple return to Japan after pilgrimage to remember war dead

April 10, 2015 - 11:34
A visibly contented Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko concluded a two-day trip on April 9 to remember and pray for the war dead on the distant Pacific island nation of Palau. (Asahi)
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Tokyo cops arrest foreigners, yakuza in 12-man brawl

April 10, 2015 - 05:10
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the arrest of Bangladeshi nationals and an organized crime member for participation in a brawl in Sumida Ward last year, reports Nippon News Network (April 10). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man arrested for throwing bodily fluid on girl's skirt

April 9, 2015 - 23:35
Police in Tokyo said Thursday they have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of throwing bodily fluid on a girl's skirt on a crowded train last December. (Japan Today)
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Disgraced swimmer argues thief in video isn't him

April 9, 2015 - 23:29
South Korean prosecutors have released video footage which they say shows a Japanese swimmer stealing a camera during the Asian Games in Incheon last year. (NHK)
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Mother jumps from roof while holding 17-day-old baby

April 9, 2015 - 12:13
A woman jumped from the roof of a building, while holding her 17-day-old baby daughter in her arms, in Saitama City, police said. (Japan Today)
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Japan Airlines jet makes emergency landing after mid-air engine shutdown

April 8, 2015 - 12:48
A Japan Airlines jetliner with 228 passengers was forced to turn around for an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after the aircraft's right engine shut down during a flight to the northern Hokkaido island, an airline spokesman said. (straitstimes.com)
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Dwindling yakuza ranks breeds new gangsters

April 8, 2015 - 04:19
On March 26, Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Kazuya Kusaka, 34, the leader of a criminal organization composed of 150 members nationwide, on charges of fraud. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Emperor, Empress pray for war dead in Palau

April 8, 2015 - 04:14
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have offered prayers for those who died on the Pacific island of Peleliu during World War Two. (NHK)
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Taxi driver dies after assault in Tokyo

April 7, 2015 - 23:06
A taxi driver who was found lying on the ground beside his vehicle in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward early Tuesday has died of his injuries. (Japan Today)
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Police arrest 30-year-old man over 4 acid attacks

April 7, 2015 - 05:15
Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested an unemployed 30-year-old man on suspicion of throwing sulfuric acid at women on four occasions. (Japan Today)
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