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93-year-old man arrested for strangling wife in nursing home

January 10, 2016 - 23:11
Police in Yokohama on Sunday arrested a 93-year-old man on suspicion of strangling his 93-year-old wife to death in the nursing facility where they both lived. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops: NPO director molested mentally handicapped woman

January 10, 2016 - 19:41
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested the representative director of a non-profit organization for molesting a mentally handicapped woman in Fuchu City, reports Nippon News Network (Jan. 9). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Another love hotel catches fire in Kabukicho

January 10, 2016 - 19:39
A fire broke out at a love hotel in the Kabukicho red-light district on Saturday, two days after a blaze at another inn in the area left one woman dead, reports NHK (Jan. 9). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops: Man leaps to death from building after stabbing wife

January 10, 2016 - 19:35
Tokyo Metro Police said that a 31-year-old man on Friday stabbed his wife before committing suicide by leaping from the balcony of their apartment, reports Nippon News Network. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Fukuoka cops: Molatav cocktails tossed into Yamaguchi-gumi office

January 10, 2016 - 19:31
Fukuoka Prefectural Police are investigating an attempted arson attack that targeted an office of a second-tier gang of the recently troubled Yamaguchi-gumi in Fukuoka, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Journalist-TV commentator Keigo Takeda dies from pancreatic cancer

January 10, 2016 - 19:28
Journalist and TV commentator Keigo Takeda died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at a hospital in Tokyo. He was 51. (Japan Times)
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Japan's Imperial Couple to visit Philippines later this month

January 9, 2016 - 19:43
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will make a five-day trip to the Philippines from Jan. 26 on the 60th anniversary of the normalization of ties between the two nations. (Japan Times)
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Emperor puts his foot down and passes driving test for last time

January 9, 2016 - 19:40
Emperor Akihito expertly zigzagged his way between traffic cones on the way to successfully renewing his driver's license for the last time on Jan. 8. (Asahi)
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Different-names ruling leaves door open to possibility of same-sex marriages

January 9, 2016 - 19:30
Last month the Supreme Court handed down its verdict on a lawsuit filed by people who objected to the Civil Code requirement that married couples be registered under one surname. (Japan Times)
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Chinese woman arrested for drowning 5-year-old son

January 8, 2016 - 09:24
Police in Chiba have arrested a 46-year-old Chinese woman on suspicion of murdering her 5-year-old son at their residence. (Japan Today)
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Becky in hot water over rumored affair

January 8, 2016 - 09:23
Popular "talent" Becky, 31, known for her squeaky-clean image, is in hot water after reports surfaced in Japanese tabloid media this week that she was having an affair with Enon Kawatani, 27, a vocalist of the popular band Gesu no Kiwami Otome. (Japan Today)
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No boys allowed: Japan's first female-only otaku cafe opens in Osaka

January 7, 2016 - 18:46
A new cafe catering to Japan's growing subculture of female otakus recently opened in Osaka's Nipponbashi shopping district. (
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Man overjoyed as woman who crashed into his car turns out to be AV star Maria Ozawa

January 7, 2016 - 18:32
Someone crashing into the side of your car is rarely a fun experience, but one man in the Philippines forgot all about his fender bender when he realised who was driving the other car… (
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Tokyo sushi chef attempted to kill ex-boss by torching building

January 7, 2016 - 10:00
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a sushi chef who has admitted to attempting to kill his former boss by burning down the building that houses his shop, reports TBS News (Jan. 7). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo police urge partyers not to sleep in traffic

January 7, 2016 - 09:59
Tokyo police, alarmed by a surge in traffic fatalities, are issuing a warning to the partying public: Don't pass out drunk on the streets. (Asahi)
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Serial underwear thief re-arrested for assaulting woman

January 7, 2016 - 04:12
A 25-year-old unemployed man charged with stealing women's underwear has been re-arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman and snatching her underwear on a street in Nankoku city, Kochi Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Kagawa cops: Man drove car with corpse in back seat

January 6, 2016 - 20:48
Kagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 65-year-old man after a corpse believed to be that of his father was discovered inside his passenger vehicle, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (Jan. 6). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Police: Nagoya teen admits threatening to kill SEALDs member

January 6, 2016 - 20:41
A 19-year-old living in Nagoya was arrested Jan. 5 over death threats targeting a prominent student activist and his family, Kanagawa prefectural police said. (Asahi)
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Blog post sparks calls to save 'captive' Tokyo elephant

January 6, 2016 - 20:15
A blog post about the life of Hanako, a 69-year-old female elephant living without any companion in a concrete enclosure at a Tokyo zoo, has sparked calls on the Internet to free the "captive." (Jiji Press)
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Firefighters put on show in Tokyo

January 6, 2016 - 19:53
The Tokyo Fire Department held its New Year fire review at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward on Wednesday, with about 2,800 people, mainly firefighters, taking part in the annual event. (
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