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Tokyo cops arrest yakuza in bust of illegal porn operation in Kabukicho

September 17, 2014 - 07:01
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday arrested an organized crime member in the bust of a business in Shinjuku Ward that sold illegal pornographic DVDs, reports AV Asahi (Sept. 17). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Kyoto cops collect special shoes used for pervy pics

September 17, 2014 - 03:54
Following the bust of a shopping site selling shoes containing a miniature camera used to take illicit photographs, Kyoto Prefectural Police are now seeking the return of the merchandise from customers, it was revealed on Tuesday, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (Sept. 17). (Tokyo Reporter)
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19-year-old youth stabs parents; mother dies

September 16, 2014 - 23:44
Police in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old youth after he stabbed his parents at their home. The suspect's mother later died of her wounds. (Japan Today)
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Japan imperial couple may visit Palau next year

September 16, 2014 - 23:19
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko may visit Palau next year, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, to pay their respects to Japan's war dead, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Car buried, 3 injured after strong quake in Japan

September 16, 2014 - 04:09
A car was partially buried due to small mudslide and three people sustained injuries after a magnitude-5.6 quake hit a wide area of Kanto region in Japan around noon on Tuesday, according to local report. (
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2 women killed, one injured after car goes into river

September 15, 2014 - 23:16
Two women died and a third woman was injured after the car they were in went off a mountain road and plunged into a river in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Cars allowed to use highway section closed by Fukushima nuclear crisis

September 15, 2014 - 13:08
The government had lifted a vehicle ban on National Route 6 through the area where residency is restricted due to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, the first time that stretch of highway has been open to automobiles since the nuclear crisis began in March 2011. (Japan Times)
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Man mistakenly arrested after police get knife measurement wrong

September 15, 2014 - 13:04
Police said Monday they arrested a man by mistake after incorrectly measuring the size of a folding knife he had with him during a fight with his father. (Japan Times)
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Manager of ryokan in Ibaraki arrested for murder of husband

September 15, 2014 - 09:10
Police in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 47-year-old ryokan manager for killing her husband. (Japan Today)
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Kamen Rider stuntman applies skills to thievery

September 14, 2014 - 23:09
Yasutomo Ihara, a former stuntman known for his participation in the Kamen Rider franchise, has since turned his training to nefarious ends. (
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Meguro's annual saury festival draws 30,000

September 14, 2014 - 23:03
A grilled saury festival drew around 30,000 people near JR Meguro Station in Tokyo on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Kennedy joins cycling event in disaster-hit area

September 14, 2014 - 22:52
US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has participated in a cycling event in an area that was severely hit by the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. (NHK)
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US filmmakers receive 'Cool Japan' awards

September 14, 2014 - 22:50
A ceremony for the second "Cool Japan" awards was held at the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles on Saturday. (NHK)
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Elderly account for record 25.9 percent of Japanese population

September 14, 2014 - 22:34
The number of people aged 65 or older in Japan comes to a record 32.96 million as of Monday, accounting for an all-time high of 25.9 pct of the nation's total population, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications estimated Sunday. (Jiji Press)
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Man arrested for fatally abusing 4-year-old daughter

September 14, 2014 - 00:56
Police in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 43-year-old man for fatally abusing his 4-year-old daughter. (Japan Today)
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Danjiri Festival begins in Kishiwada, Osaka

September 14, 2014 - 00:41
A centuries-old festival has begun in Osaka, western Japan, with spectators flocking to see massive carts being pulled through the streets at breakneck speeds. (NHK)
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No.2 gang boss surrenders over 1998 murder

September 14, 2014 - 00:38
Japanese police have arrested a deputy leader of a major "yakuza" criminal syndicate for his alleged involvement in a murder 16 years ago. (NHK)
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Police questioning man over kicking of visually-impaired girl

September 13, 2014 - 07:32
Police in Saitama Prefecture said Saturday they are questioning a 44-year-old man over an incident on Sept 8 in which a visually-impaired high school girl was kicked in the leg from behind near JR Kawagoe Station. (Japan Today)
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6-year-old girl missing in Kobe

September 13, 2014 - 07:30
Hyogo prefectural police on Saturday mobilized 120 officers to search for a 6-year-old girl who has been missing for two days in Kobe. (Japan Today)
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Ex Aum member plans to plea not guilty

September 13, 2014 - 06:03
A former member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, Katsuya Takahashi, plans to plead not guilty to charges related to the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. (NHK)
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