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Quasi-Legal Drug Stores Raided in Japan

August 27, 2014 - 13:20
Japanese authorities on Wednesday raided stores believed to sell dangerous quasi-legal drugs in Tokyo and three other major prefectures across the country. (Jiji Press)
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Heatstroke sends 5,186 to hospital

August 26, 2014 - 23:12
A total of 5,186 people were taken to hospitals by ambulance for heatstroke in the week through Sunday, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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TEPCO ordered to pay 49 million yen over suicide of N-accident evacuee

August 26, 2014 - 12:21
A Japanese district court ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Tuesday to pay some 49 million yen in compensation over the suicide of an evacuee from the March 2011 nuclear accident at the company's Fukushima No. 1 power plant. (Jiji Press)
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Thai women allegedly paid $12,500 to act as surrogates

August 25, 2014 - 23:20
Thai police said Monday (Aug 25) they have questioned five women who were paid up to US$12,500 each by a Japanese man known to them as "Jack" to act as surrogate mothers. The case emerged after nine babies were found with nannies in a Bangkok apartment. (
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Man commits suicide after apparently killing parents

August 25, 2014 - 23:15
A man committed suicide after apparently killing his parents at their home in Kasukabe, Saitama prefecture, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Boob Aid: Japan porn queens in 24-hour 'squeeze-a-thon'

August 25, 2014 - 23:08
A group of Japanese porn actresses are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours this weekend for a charity event whose name loosely translates as "Boob Aid." (Daily Star)
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19-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of 22-year-old student in Tokyo

August 25, 2014 - 22:52
Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, said Monday they have arrested a 19-year-old man over the hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old postgraduate student on Saturday night. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo women bathe longer than Parisians, survey says

August 25, 2014 - 06:13
Young women in Tokyo like relaxing in the bath a little bit longer than their counterparts in New York and Paris, according to a survey by Johnson & Johnson's Japan unit. (Wall Street Journal)
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Landslide kills 2 on island in northern Japan

August 24, 2014 - 23:17
A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed 2 women on a small island off Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. (NHK)
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Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki' tops New York Times' best-seller list

August 24, 2014 - 23:09
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's book "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" topped the New York Times best-selling hardcover fiction list for the week after being translated into English and put on sale Aug. 12. (Japan Times)
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14 sickened by carbon monoxide at Aichi restaurant

August 24, 2014 - 22:55
Fourteen people were taken to hospital after being sickened by carbon monoxide at a restaurant in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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22-year-old student killed in hit-and-run in Tokyo

August 24, 2014 - 22:53
A 22-year-old postgraduate student was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Hachioji, Tokyo, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for assaulting, robbing woman on street in Saitama

August 24, 2014 - 01:30
Police in Saitama said Saturday they have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a 24-year-old woman as she walked home last week. (Japan Today)
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3 Japanese freshmen killed in California crash

August 24, 2014 - 01:09
Eight incoming freshman college students from Japan were riding in a small car that ran off a California freeway and hit a power pole, leaving three of them dead and five of them injured, officials said. (
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Samba carnival in Asakusa

August 24, 2014 - 01:01
Thousands of people danced to the sounds of Brazilian music at an annual samba carnival in Tokyo on Saturday. (NHK)
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Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workers

August 23, 2014 - 08:53
Two workers were killed and one injured after they were hit by a large steel beam that fell on them at the construction site for an apartment complex in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward on Friday. (Japan Today)
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1,129 hospitalized for 'dangerous drug' effects

August 23, 2014 - 00:28
The number of people in Tokyo who were transported to hospital by ambulance in comas or other conditions after inhaling "dangerous drugs" came to 1,129 over the past 5½ years, including two fatalities, it was learned on Friday. (The Japan News)
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Princess Noriko to marry son of Shinto shrine's chief priest on Oct 5

August 23, 2014 - 00:14
The Imperial Household Agency has announced that Princess Noriko, 26, a daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin Prince Takamado, will marry Kunimaro Senge, 40, a son of the chief priest of the Izumo Taisha (Grand Shrine) in Shimane Prefecture, on Oct 5. (Japan Today)
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Trio held over drowning death of man in Fukuoka river

August 23, 2014 - 00:12
Police in Fukuoka have arrested three people over the drowning death of a 72-year-old man on Aug 17. (Japan Today)
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Train groper escapes along tracks at Ebisu station in Tokyo

August 23, 2014 - 00:04
A man suspected of groping a woman on the JR Yamanote line escaped by jumping onto the tracks at JR Ebisu station in Tokyo on Thursday night. His actions delayed trains along the Yamanote line for about 30 minutes, TBS reported Friday. (Japan Today)
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