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10 years sought for PC hijacker in Japan

November 21, 2014 - 23:59
Japanese public prosecutors on Friday demanded a prison sentence of 10 years for Yusuke Katayama, who is accused of hijacking other people's personal computers and using them to send online threats. (Jiji Press)
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Osaka couple arrested for starving 3-year-old daughter to death

November 21, 2014 - 23:43
A couple in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, have been arrested on suspicion of starving their 3-year-old daughter to death. (Japan Times)
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Woman held for murder after dropping 3-year-old daughter from bridge into river

November 21, 2014 - 23:40
Police in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 24-year-old woman on a murder charge after she dropped her 3-year-old daughter off a bridge into the river. (Japan Today)
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Shipwreck dismantled in Fukushima no-go zone

November 21, 2014 - 23:33
Workers have for the first time gone inside a no-entry zone in Fukushima Prefecture to dismantle a fishing boat washed ashore by the tsunami three years and eight months ago. (NHK)
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Suspected black widow killer inherited Y1 billion over 10 years

November 21, 2014 - 22:57
Murder suspect Chisako Kakehi invested most of the about Y1 billion she inherited from her spouses and lovers in futures trading and other financial products over the past few years, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned from investigative sources. (The Japan News)
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83-year-old retiree arrested for selling explicit pre-war photos online

November 20, 2014 - 22:13
According to various Japanese news sources, 83-year-old retiree Yasuji Shibata was arrested for selling obscene material via an Internet auction in April for 3,400 yen (about US$28) after police found explicit photos in his home on November 16. (
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Hot spring resort features Beaujolais Nouveau bath

November 20, 2014 - 22:00
Visitors at a hot spring resort in Hakone Town, west of Tokyo, are bathing in a spa containing newly released Beaujolais Nouveau wine. (NHK)
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Tokyo holds terror drill on subway system

November 20, 2014 - 21:58
Tokyo has conducted an anti-terrorism drill on its subway system, simulating the 1995 sarin nerve gas attack that killed 13 people and sickened more than 6,000 others. (NHK)
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Cyanide detected at site linked to murder suspect

November 20, 2014 - 08:17
Sources say a 67-year-old woman suspected of killing her husband had links to a place where police found a chemical compound containing cyanide. (NHK)
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Chinese mourn death of actor Ken Takakura who brought 'Asian cool' to the big screen

November 19, 2014 - 22:55
Chinese fans expressed an outpouring of sorrow for the death of veteran Japanese actor Ken Takakura, who rocketed to stardom here and became an icon who could bridge the icy relations that exist between the two nations. (Asahi)
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Four urine-loving Tokyo men arrested for taking photos of girls who just couldn't hold it anymore

November 19, 2014 - 22:50
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Police question NHK reporter over hoax 110 call

November 19, 2014 - 22:38
Police in Tokyo said Wednesday they are questioning an NHK reporter over a 110 call she made on Nov 9, that turned out to be false. (Japan Today)
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Koala held by G20 leaders to go to Japanese zoo

November 19, 2014 - 22:24
A koala bear, which was held by world leaders at the recent G20 summit, will soon go to stay in a zoo near Tokyo. (NHK)
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Japan police raid China-linked server operators over banking fraud

November 19, 2014 - 22:04
Police raided Internet proxy server operators across Japan on Wednesday over a spate of online banking fraud cases, with at least two of the operators suspected of helping illegal access from China. (Jiji Press)
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Ex-pet shop employee arrested for dumping dead dogs in Tochigi

November 19, 2014 - 05:28
Police in Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a former pet shop employee for dumping the dead carcasses of more than 70 dogs in rivers and mountains. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops arrest 'investment idol' for false rape accusation

November 19, 2014 - 05:24
On Saturday, officers from the Shinjuku Police Station arrested Masako Suzuki, a 31-year-old model with a background in the securities industry, and Yasutaka Okamura, the 66-year-old president of a financial firm, for falsely accusing the president of a chain of restaurants of rape and demanding payment, reports Sports Hochi. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Kyoto woman linked to mysterious deaths arrested for poisoning husband

November 19, 2014 - 05:20
Kyoto Prefectural Police on Wednesday morning arrested Chisako Kakehi, a 67-year-old woman linked to a number of mysterious deaths, for poisoning her husband last year, reports public broadcaster NHK (Nov. 19). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man arrested for molesting student on her way to school

November 18, 2014 - 22:53
Police in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward said Tuesday they have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of molesting a girl by riding up behind her on a bike and groping her. (Japan Today)
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Lower house passes bill banning 'revenge porn'

November 18, 2014 - 22:50
Japan's lower house on Tuesday passed a bill criminalising "revenge porn", as it seeks a legal remedy to a growing problem of the Internet age. (Japan Today)
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Renowned actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

November 18, 2014 - 06:27
Renowned actor Ken Takakura, winner of multiple Japanese Academy Awards and one of the country's most recognized film stars, died on Nov. 10 at a Tokyo hospital, his office said Tuesday. He was 83. (Kyodo)
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