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One Japanese among injured in Bangkok bomb blast

August 17, 2015 - 23:19
A Japanese man was among those injured in Monday's deadly terrorist bomb blast in the Thai capital of Bangkok, hospital and other officials said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Strong gusts cause damage in Kanagawa

August 17, 2015 - 23:03
Strong wind gusts caused damage in a 10-square-kilometer area between Fujisawa and Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Girl's body, arms bound and face covered with duct tape, found in Osaka parking lot

August 16, 2015 - 23:16
The body of a girl - arms tied in her back, her face nearly completely covered with duct tape, and with over 30 knife wounds - was recently discovered in an Osaka Prefecture parking lot, and a security camera recorded two suspicious vehicles stopping at the site shortly before the body was found. (Japan Times)
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2 men die in ultra light plane crash in Tsukuba

August 16, 2015 - 23:12
Two men died after their ultra light plane crashed onto a golf course in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Woman dies of injuries after car hits pedestrians, Ikebukuro store; driver arrested

August 16, 2015 - 23:10
A woman was killed while four people injured when a car ran across the sidewalk and plowed into an apparel shop outside JR Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo, police said. (Japan Times)
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4 Japanese share best actress award in Locarno

August 16, 2015 - 23:08
Four Japanese women have together won the award for best actress at the annual Locarno Film Festival in southern Switzerland. (NHK)
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People living near volcano on high alert

August 16, 2015 - 23:03
People living near a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, in southwestern Japan, are on alert as seismic activity increases. (NHK)
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4-year-old girl killed by sightseeing ride at Iwate leisure facility

August 15, 2015 - 06:45
A 4-year-old girl died after being run over by a sightseeing ride at a leisure facility in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, police said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Japanese women endure insults, ridicule to take on male-dominated world of sushi chefs

August 15, 2015 - 01:13
Some jobs in Japan, a nation known for its poor record on gender equality, have been off limits to women for ages. The sushi counter, for one. (nationalpost.com)
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Woman's corpse found dumped in Osaka parking lot

August 14, 2015 - 14:19
Osaka Prefectural Police have launched an investigation into the dumping of a woman's corpse in a parking lot for a distribution company in Takatsuki City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 14). (Tokyo Reporter)
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South Korean monk gets six years for Buddha statue theft

August 13, 2015 - 23:59
A Japanese court on Thursday sentenced a South Korean monk to six years in prison for stealing a Buddha statue and a set of scriptures from an island that has long been a historic gateway between the two nations. (AFP)
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Mie man arrested in murder of woman at love hotel

August 13, 2015 - 10:36
Mie Prefectural Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of 23-year-old male for the murder of a woman who died after being found unconscious at a love hotel in Suzuka City, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Aug. 12). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo uni student arrested after severing lawyer's genitals

August 13, 2015 - 10:26
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old university student for assaulting and emasculating a lawyer in Minato Ward, reports TBS News (Aug. 13). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops arrest hostess in bust of fraud ring

August 13, 2015 - 10:25
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a hostess for participation in a fraud ring, reports TBS News (Aug. 12). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Newspaper deliveryman shot by crossbow arrow in Aichi

August 13, 2015 - 10:23
A 31-year-old newspaper deliveryman was apparently shot by an arrow from a crossbow in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, on Wednesday morning. (Japan Today)
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Guam man appeals life sentence for stabbing rampage

August 13, 2015 - 10:20
A Guam man convicted of killing three Japanese tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage is appealing his life sentence. (AP)
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Missing woman's remains found inside car pulled from river

August 13, 2015 - 10:13
Police in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, said the remains of a body found in a car pulled from a river are those of a 26-year-old woman reported missing three years ago. (Japan Today)
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Ex-Schindler employee stopped elevators to make trouble for company

August 13, 2015 - 10:02
A former maintenance worker for elevator manufacturing company Schindler Japan stopped occupied elevators at five different buildings between June 28 and Aug 2 to make trouble for the company because he was having trouble with his bosses, it has been learned. (Japan Today)
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Contact with crane may be cause of copter crash

August 12, 2015 - 23:37
Japanese Defense Ministry sources say a US military helicopter that crashed off Okinawa's main island on Wednesday may have accidentally come into contact with a crane on the deck of a vessel. (NHK)
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Japanese climber found dead in Swiss Alps

August 12, 2015 - 02:10
The body of a Japanese climber was found in the Swiss Alps but his climbing partner was still missing three days after the pair got into difficulty on the Matterhorn, police said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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