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Tokyo police boost crackdown on hallucinogens

October 4, 2014 - 01:09
Police in Tokyo are intensifying their crackdown on hallucinogenic herbs that contain chemicals similar to illegal narcotics. (NHK)
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Tokyo cops raid SM bar in Yotsuya, seize whips, gimp masks

October 3, 2014 - 07:20
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the bust of an SM club in Shinjuku Ward for allegedly offering illicit services while licensed as a restaurant, reports Nippon News Network (Oct. 3). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Court finalizes death sentence for man over 3 murders in Tokyo, Yamagata

October 2, 2014 - 23:01
The Tokyo High Court on Thursday turned down an appeal against a death sentence by a man convicted of three murders in Yamagata and Tokyo. (Japan Today)
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One Direction's Harry Styles imports Japanese to the United States

October 2, 2014 - 22:40
With their global popularity showing no sign of waning, One Direction have had a busy year, and are set for more of the same in 2015 after already announcing their On The Road Again Tour 2015. (
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Bad horse-racing bets ruled as tax deductible expenses in civil case

October 2, 2014 - 22:22
An Osaka court ruled Thursday in favor of a horse-racing punter seeking to wipe Y810 million from his tax bill in a civil case, finding that his losses from buying failed betting slips should count as deductable expenses. (Japan Times)
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Teenage air guitar champion shows off skills

October 2, 2014 - 01:33
A Japanese teenage girl has shown the world her wild guitar skills -- without using a guitar. She won the Air Guitar World Championships in August. (NHK)
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20-year-old man arrested for pouring urine on woman

October 2, 2014 - 00:17
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 20-year-old man on assault charges after he poured urine from a bottle on the leg of a woman in Adachi Ward in August. (Japan Today)
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Powerful typhoon leaves 7 dead, 5 missing, in deluge of record rainfall

October 2, 2014 - 00:03
The 18th typhoon of the season blew itself out after racing across the Japanese archipelago, claiming seven lives, injuring 49 others and leaving five missing. (Asahi)
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Teen admits killing mother, grandmother in response to 'harsh discipline': police

October 1, 2014 - 23:48
A Hokkaido teenager suspected of killing her mother and grandmother said she wanted to escape after they "harshly disciplined" her, police investigators said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Fukuoka police arrest more members of notorious Kudo-kai crime syndicate

October 1, 2014 - 12:21
Fukuoka prefectural police continued cracking down on the Kudo-kai crime syndicate with the rearrests Oct. 1 of its two top leaders along with the arrests of seven other members in connection with the stabbing of a nurse. (Asahi)
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Man kicked to death in argument over ramen shop seat

September 30, 2014 - 23:21
A Japanese man who allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a ramen eatery calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying, media reported Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Tokai villagers unite in prayer

September 30, 2014 - 22:24
Tokai Mayor Osamu Yamada joined others in prayer Tuesday for the victims of a criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing facility in Tokai village 15 years ago. (The Japan News)
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37-year-old man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old boy in Chiba

September 30, 2014 - 08:12
Police in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 37-year-old man for kidnapping and assaulting a 12-year-old boy. (Japan Today)
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Many volcano victims likely pummeled by lava bombs

September 30, 2014 - 08:08
Lava bombs that rained down in the immediate aftermath of the eruption on Mount Ontakesan likely killed many of the climbers who were trapped in the disaster, according to experts. (Asahi)
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Roppongi 'show pub' busted for licensing violations

September 30, 2014 - 02:29
Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week raided a cabaret in the Roppongi entertainment district for licensing violations, reports TV Asahi (Tokyo Reporter)
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Police officer arrested for assaulting 2 train station attendants in Saitama

September 30, 2014 - 00:20
Saitama prefectural police said Monday that a 54-year-old police officer has been arrested after he assaulted two train station attendants. (Japan Today)
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Miranda Kerr flashes white bra while celebrating Vogue Japan Geisha cover in Paris

September 28, 2014 - 22:44
Miranda Kerr was a Victoria's Secret model, and she teased us with just a hint of her bra while out in Paris earlier today. (
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New idol group The Margarines sing to pay off debts

September 28, 2014 - 22:40
Japan's entertainment industry has become so filled with idol groups that some call this the age of the "idol war." (Japan Times)
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Japanese climber killed on Nepal mountain

September 28, 2014 - 05:03
A Japanese climber attempting to scale the world's eighth-highest peak slipped and was killed, becoming the first casualty of Nepal's autumn climbing season, an official said on Sept. 27. (Asahi)
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Bank employee, Tokyo district court clerk held for groping same woman in train

September 28, 2014 - 01:21
Police in Tokyo said Saturday they have arrested a 24-year-old clerk at the Tokyo District Court and a 39-year-old employee of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on suspicion of molesting a woman in her 20s on the subway. (Japan Today)
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