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Mother of Guam rampage suspect describes depression

July 1, 2014 - 22:32
The mother of a man accused of killing three people in a busy tourist area of Guam said Monday her son descended into depression after his grandfather died and his girlfriend moved off the island. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Chiba

July 1, 2014 - 05:56
Police in Chiba city said Tuesday they have arrested a 61-year-old man over the hit-and-run death of a 68-year-old man. (Japan Today)
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Beating a Guinness World Record

June 30, 2014 - 22:56
A reported 3,437 people perform wadaiko, or traditional Japanese drums, at an Iwate prefectural park in Morioka on Sunday. (The Japan News)
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2 men found dead in rented car in Kanagawa

June 30, 2014 - 22:47
Two men were found dead from gunshot wounds in a rented car in Matsuda, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Monday morning. (Japan Today)
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Convenience store robbed twice in 4 days by same man

June 30, 2014 - 07:52
A man who robbed a convenience store in Sapporo early Sunday is believed to be the same man who robbed the store on June 25, police said. (Japan Today)
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Suspect in murder of woman at Yokosuka hotel refuses to talk to police

June 30, 2014 - 07:07
Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday that the suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old woman at a hotel is refusing to talk. (Japan Today)
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Okinawa school remembers US fighter crash victims

June 30, 2014 - 07:04
A memorial ceremony was held in Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa on Monday to mark the 55th anniversary of a US fighter jet crash at an elementary school. (NHK)
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Aum fugitive Kikuchi gets 5 year sentence

June 30, 2014 - 07:00
A Tokyo court has sentenced former Aum Shinrikyo cult fugitive Naoko Kikuchi to five years in prison for her role in a parcel bomb attack in 1995. (NHK)
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Man sets himself on fire in Tokyo in protest against Abe

June 29, 2014 - 10:52
A Japanese man set himself on fire in Tokyo on Sunday after giving a speech opposing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to reform the country's pacifist constitution, police and reports said. (Japan Today)
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'My Man' wins top prize at Moscow film festival

June 29, 2014 - 03:22
Japanese movie "My Man" has won the top award at a film festival in Moscow. The movie's star Tadanobu Asano scooped the best actor prize. (NHK)
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Table flipping competition held in Iwate

June 28, 2014 - 23:59
An unusual contest was held in Iwate Prefecture on Saturday. It consists of flipping a traditional short-legged table known as a chabudai to express anger or frustration. (NHK)
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Dogs save people from bears

June 28, 2014 - 23:41
A 63-year-old man has been treated in hospital after surviving a bear attack in the city of Kanazawa in central Japan. (NHK)
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Zushi beach ban on alcohol, loud music goes into effect

June 28, 2014 - 08:22
A resolution that bans playing loud music and drinking alcohol at the only beach in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, went into effect Friday as the beach became the first in the Kanto region to open its swimming season. (Japan Today)
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Animator Miyazaki among 271 invited to Academy

June 28, 2014 - 00:47
The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has invited 271 artists and executives, including animator Hayao Miyazaki, to join the organization. (The Japan News)
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Wild boar attacks cameraman in Japan

June 27, 2014 - 13:55
A wild boar has been filmed terrorising a Japanese neighbourhood and attacking a television cameraman. (Sydney Morning Herald)
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Inventor Nakamatsu reveals he has terminal cancer

June 27, 2014 - 13:45
Eccentric inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, popularly known as Dr. NakaMats, has revealed that he has terminal cancer and is expected to live a year and a half. (Japan Times)
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Fukushima police inspector commits suicide after bullying by supervisor

June 27, 2014 - 08:18
A police inspector killed himself in April partly because of the harassment of a superior who routinely abused his power, Fukushima prefectural police said. (Asahi)
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Aichi cops bust uncensored porn ring, seize 64,000 DVDs

June 27, 2014 - 08:14
Aichi Prefectural Police on Friday announced the bust of an Internet mail order business in Kita Ward that sold illegal pornographic DVDs by mail order, reports Nippon Television Network (June 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops bust massage parlor in Edogawa for offering sex

June 27, 2014 - 02:37
Tokyo Metropolitan Police earlier this week busted a massage parlor in Edogawa Ward's Nishikoiwa area for licensing violations, reports TV Asahi (June 26). (Tokyo Reporter)
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We are family: Yamaguchi-gumi members to bond while boss serves prison term

June 26, 2014 - 23:47
The Osaka High Court in February found the number-two boss of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Kiyoshi Takayama, 66, to be complicit in the extortion of a construction industry employee in 2005 and 2006. (Tokyo Reporter)
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