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Tokyo cops arrest woman accused of drugging, robbing men

July 7, 2014 - 15:28
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday arrested a woman sought since December for the alleged drugging and robbing of multiple men, reports TBS News (July 7). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Another accident blamed on driver who inhaled loophole drug

July 7, 2014 - 07:37
Police on Monday arrested a 38-year-old man for reckless driving resulting in injury after he caused an accident while driving under the influence of an hallucinogenic herb. (Japan Today)
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Pregnant woman killed by train in Shiga

July 7, 2014 - 05:40
A pregnant woman was killed after she was hit by a train at JR Minami-Kusatsu Station in Shiga Prefecture, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Chinese man arrested over death of wife in Tokyo's Ikebukuro

July 7, 2014 - 05:38
Police have arrested a 54-year-old Chinese man on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife at a hotel in Tokyo's Ikebukuro area on Sunday night. (Japan Today)
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Quarter of stalkers ignore police warnings

July 7, 2014 - 00:05
A Japanese study shows that one in 4 stalkers in the most dangerous category ignored police warnings and continued to harass their victims. (NHK)
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Patient in Niigata hospital psychiatric ward kills another patient

July 6, 2014 - 23:53
Police in Niigata said Sunday that a male patient in a psychiatric ward in a hospital killed another male patient on Saturday night. (Japan Today)
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Saitama kids see soccer ball floating in river, turns out to be human skull

July 6, 2014 - 23:51
On 2 July at approximately 5:30pm, a group of junior high school students were playing around the banks of the Ara River in Toda City, Saitama Prefecture when they spotted something floating near the river's edge. (
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Tropical storm becomes low pressure system

July 6, 2014 - 23:41
Tropical storm Neoguri has changed to a low pressure system off eastern Japan. It brought heavy rain to wide parts of the country, leaving 3 people dead and 63 others injured. (NHK)
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Japanese woman devours Black Widow in Coney Island hot dog eating contest

July 6, 2014 - 05:51
The Black Widow has been outeaten. Three-time defending champion Sonya Thomas lost her hot dog eating title July 4 to 28-year-old Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, who wolfed down 34 franks and buns in 10 minutes to win the women's division of the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. (Asahi)
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Japan to regulate law-evading drug shops

July 5, 2014 - 23:37
Japan's health minister has pledged to tighten control on people selling so-called law-evading drugs. (NHK)
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Man arrested for cutting seats on Keisei line trains

July 5, 2014 - 00:19
Police said Friday they have arrested a 46-year-old company employee on suspicion of cutting seats on Keisei line trains on at least 50 occasions. (Japan Today)
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Is Ginza cat being abused by its owner?

July 5, 2014 - 00:15
For years, Hachiko, the faithful Akita dog that waited every day outside Shibuya Station after its owner died at his workplace, has been Tokyo's most famous animal. Recently, though, it seemed like cat-loving Tokyoites had found an animal celebrity of their own when a cat perched on top of a signpost in Ginza started drawing crowds. (Japan Today)
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Tommy Lee Jones appears again in new Suntory CM as 'Alien Jones'

July 5, 2014 - 00:07
Tommy Lee Jones is appearing in a new ad campaign for Suntory. Jones, 67, once again plays the "Alien Jones" character, an extraterrestrial who has come to study the behavior and culture of humans on Earth. During his time on Earth, Alien Jones goes from one everyday job to the next - from a karaoke bar waiter, a construction worker to a doctor. (Japan Today)
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Japan tops the list of countries that are the most accepting of alcohol

July 4, 2014 - 14:26
Japan is in a league of its own when it comes to drinking. A recent survey conducted by The Pew Center as part of their Global Attitudes Project asked the people of 40 nations if they personally believe that drinking alcohol is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or not a moral issue. (
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Diabetic man arrested for dangerous driving

July 4, 2014 - 14:20
Police in western Japan have arrested a diabetic man on suspicion of causing a car accident while unable to drive safely due to an unusually low blood sugar level. (NHK)
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Princess Noriko officially engaged in betrothal rite

July 4, 2014 - 08:47
In a ceremony on July 4, Princes Noriko, the second daughter of the late Prince Takamado, became officially engaged. (Asahi)
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Woman drowns in canal as record rainfall hits southwest Japan

July 4, 2014 - 04:06
A 60-year-old woman drowned in a canal in Kitakyushu on Thursday as record heavy rainfall hit southwest Japan. (Japan Today)
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2 Japanese tourists reported missing in Saipan

July 4, 2014 - 01:28
Authorities in Saipan are investigating the disappearance of two Japanese tourists who were reported missing Tuesday morning. (
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Japan Expo kicks off to crowds in Paris

July 4, 2014 - 00:20
The Japan Expo, one of the world's biggest festivals showcasing Japanese culture, opened Wednesday on the outskirts of Paris. (The Japan News)
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Japan cracks down on cute mascots

July 3, 2014 - 23:52
Hundreds of cuddly mascots are facing the chop after Japan's finance ministry ordered local authorities nationwide to cut back in their use, saying many of them are a waste of public money. (Sydney Morning Herald)
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