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Man stabs 17-yr-old girl in back, cuts her hair as she walks home

August 2, 2015 - 23:27
Police in Osaka are looking for a man who attacked a 17-year-old high school girl as she walked home. (Japan Today)
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Woman stabbed to death; husband tries to hang himself

August 2, 2015 - 23:16
A 69-year-old woman was stabbed to death in her home in Saitama City's Kita Ward, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page pays tribute to Hiroshima A-bomb victims

August 1, 2015 - 00:28
Jimmy Page, the guitarist of the legendary British rock band Led Zeppelin, on Thursday visited Hiroshima and laid flowers for the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city 70 years ago. (Japan Times)
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One missing after fire on ferry off Hokkaido

August 1, 2015 - 00:11
A fire occurred on an MOL Ferry Co. ferry about 55 kilometers off Tomakomai, Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Friday evening, leaving a crew member missing, according to the Japan Coast Guard and the operator. (Jiji Press)
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The female cosplayers of summer Wonder Festival

July 30, 2015 - 23:38
Last weekend, it was once again time for Japan's model and garage kit enthusiasts to gather for the summer iteration of Wonder Festival, held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Body attached to concrete block found floating off Kanagawa

July 30, 2015 - 23:35
Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Thursday said suffocation was the cause of death of a woman whose corpse was discovered floating off the coast of Miura City, reports TBS News (July 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japanese women's life expectancy tops global list for 3rd year

July 30, 2015 - 23:01
The average life expectancy for Japanese women rose to a record high of 86.83 years in 2014 from 86.61 years the previous year, marking the world's longest for the third straight year, government data showed Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Another yakuza with ties to Aska busted for drugs

July 29, 2015 - 23:12
As a part of a crackdown on illegal drugs connected to musician Aska, Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the arrest of a boss in an organized crime group, reports the Mainichi Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan's empress suspected of myocardial ischemia

July 29, 2015 - 22:56
Japan's Empress Michiko is set to receive checkups on her coronary artery using computed tomography on Aug. 9 at the University of Tokyo Hospital due to suspected myocardial ischemia, the Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo man with 'leg fetish' arrested for stalking

July 29, 2015 - 22:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 48-year-old male for stalking a woman and stealing her shoes, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)
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TEPCO sued over 102-yr-old's suicide

July 29, 2015 - 22:42
Three relatives of a 102-year-old man in Fukushima Prefecture who killed himself shortly after the March 2011 accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant sued the company on Wednesday for about ¥60 million in damages. (The Japan News)
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Search resumes for missing climbers on Mt. Ontake

July 29, 2015 - 22:37
The search resumed Wednesday for people missing as a result of an eruption at Mt. Ontake last September - 9½ months after the operation was suspended due to weather risks. (The Japan News)
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Still no resolution to 1995 Hachioji supermarket triple murder case

July 28, 2015 - 23:25
It was a triple murder that shocked a nation already reeling from the crime spree by a doomsday religious cult, coming just four months after the cult's deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system. (Japan Today)
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Crashed light plane's pilot engaged in unauthorized biz

July 27, 2015 - 22:28
The pilot of a light plane that crashed into a residential area in the Tokyo suburb of Chofu on Sunday had run a pilot training firm without permission from the transport ministry, it was learned Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Man arrested for killing woman after fireworks date

July 27, 2015 - 09:23
Police in Fussa, Tokyo, said Monday they have arrested a 24-year-old man over the murder of a woman with whom he went on a date to watch fireworks. (Japan Today)
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5 people suffer burns at fireworks festival in Shizuoka

July 27, 2015 - 09:19
Five people suffered burns after fireworks sparks fell on them at a fireworks festival in Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday night. (Japan Today)
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Gas cylinder explodes in Oita restaurant, injuring 3 employees

July 26, 2015 - 23:22
A gas cylinder exploded at a "motsunabe" (hot pot stew made with offal, vegetables and miso) restaurant in Oita City on Saturday afternoon, injuring three employees. (Japan Today)
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Public meets founding members of NGT48, AKB48's new Niigata franchise

July 26, 2015 - 23:21
Out of nearly 6,000 applicants, 22 young women and girls emerged from the final stage of highly competitive auditions on July 25 to be the first-generation members of idol group NGT48, based in Niigata Prefecture. (Asahi)
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Osaka man found with woman's corpse in car seat in Wakayama

July 26, 2015 - 23:18
Wakayama Prefectural Police on Saturday arrested a 64-year-old man from Osaka after the body of a woman was found in a car parked in front of a love hotel in Gobo City, reports the Asahi Shimbun (July 26). (Tokyo Reporter)
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3 killed in light plane crash into Tokyo homes

July 26, 2015 - 23:05
A light plane crashed into a residential area in the Tokyo suburb of Chofu on Sunday morning, leaving three people dead and five others injured. (The Japan News)
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