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Tokyo cops bust underwear-peeping pub on licensing charges

October 30, 2014 - 07:56
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the bust of a risque bar in Machida City for licensing violations, reports Jiji Press (Oct. 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo beauty salon manager found dead

October 30, 2014 - 07:51
Police in Komae City, Tokyo, on Thursday questioned the owner of a beauty salon over the murder of the salon manager whose body was found on the premises. (Japan Today)
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Host club employee arrested for threatening girlfriend

October 30, 2014 - 05:09
A 25-year-old man who works as a host at a club in Tokyo's Kabukicho district has been arrested for trying to extort 3 million yen from his girlfriend by threatening her. (Japan Today)
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Fukuoka police issue anti-yakuza manga

October 29, 2014 - 22:03
In spite of a recent fall in organized crime membership, Fukuoka Prefectural Police on Monday released a manga comic to discourage participation in yakuza gangs, reports the Nishi Nippon Shimbun (Oct. 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Crown Princess Masako attends banquet

October 29, 2014 - 21:13
Japan's Crown Princess Masako attended a banquet for visiting Dutch royals on Wednesday in her first such appearance since developing a stress-related illness more than a decade ago. (
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Crown Princess to attend 1st banquet in 11 years

October 28, 2014 - 23:17
Japan's Crown Princess Masako on Wednesday is attending a banquet at the Imperial Palace for the first time in 11 years. (NHK)
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Major cities in Hokkaido get first snowfall of season

October 28, 2014 - 08:23
Parts of Hokkaido experienced the first snowfall of the season on Tuesday morning. (Japan Today)
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Nearly 1300 people help make Japan's longest tuna roll

October 27, 2014 - 23:13
Residents of Kesennuma now hold the distinction of creating the country's longest tuna roll. (
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One month since Mount Ontake eruption

October 27, 2014 - 23:06
Monday marks exactly one month since Japan experienced its deadliest volcanic eruption in decades. The eruption of Mount Ontake in the central part of the country killed 57 people. 6 others are still listed as missing. (NHK)
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UNESCO to add 'washi' paper to heritage list

October 27, 2014 - 23:04
Three types of Japanese-style paper, or "washi," are to be added to UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage. (NHK)
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Canadian man tests negative for Ebola

October 27, 2014 - 14:57
Japanese health authorities say a Canadian man who arrived in Tokyo from Liberia with symptoms of a fever has tested negative for the Ebola virus. (NHK)
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Down and out in upscale Japan

October 27, 2014 - 01:04
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ. (
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Church blaze kills four in central Japan

October 27, 2014 - 00:55
Four members of one family, including two young children, have died in a fire that broke out at a church in the central Ishikawa prefecture of Japan. (
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Police seek public's help in 5-year-old case of murdered Shimane student

October 27, 2014 - 00:50
Police on Sunday appealed to the public for help in catching the killer of a 19-year-old student whose severed head was found five years ago in Shimane Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Thai man confesses to killing a second Japanese

October 25, 2014 - 23:21
The Thai man who admitted to killing Yoshinori Shimato, a 79-year-old Japanese teacher who had been missing since late September, has confessed to killing another Japanese man, a Thai police official said Friday. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested for stabbing passerby in front of Ueno Station in Tokyo

October 25, 2014 - 08:53
Police on Friday night arrested a 38-year-old man who stabbed a passerby in front of Tokyo's Ueno Station. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for pouring urine from PET bottle on girl

October 25, 2014 - 01:42
Police in Tokyo's Mizuhomachi area have arrested a 20-year-old man for pouring urine from a PET bottle on a 14-year-old girl earlier this month. (Japan Today)
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Cabinet OKs bill to allow all-night dance clubs, subject to lighting levels

October 24, 2014 - 07:51
The Cabinet approved a bill Friday to revise the adult entertainment business law to enable dance clubs to operate past midnight, provided they meet interior lighting regulations. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested over bomb threat to former Asahi reporter

October 24, 2014 - 07:49
Police have arrested a 64-year-old man from Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, for threatening a former Asahi Shimbun reporter over stories he wrote about the comfort women issue. (Japan Today)
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2 Nobel physicists among year's 7 Order of Culture winners

October 24, 2014 - 04:30
The government said Friday it has chosen Nobel physics prize laureates Shuji Nakamura and Hiroshi Amano and five others as this year's winners of Japan's top cultural award, the Order of Culture. (Kyodo)
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