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Fukushima police inspector commits suicide after bullying by supervisor

June 27, 2014 - 08:18
A police inspector killed himself in April partly because of the harassment of a superior who routinely abused his power, Fukushima prefectural police said. (Asahi)
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Aichi cops bust uncensored porn ring, seize 64,000 DVDs

June 27, 2014 - 08:14
Aichi Prefectural Police on Friday announced the bust of an Internet mail order business in Kita Ward that sold illegal pornographic DVDs by mail order, reports Nippon Television Network (June 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops bust massage parlor in Edogawa for offering sex

June 27, 2014 - 02:37
Tokyo Metropolitan Police earlier this week busted a massage parlor in Edogawa Ward's Nishikoiwa area for licensing violations, reports TV Asahi (June 26). (Tokyo Reporter)
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We are family: Yamaguchi-gumi members to bond while boss serves prison term

June 26, 2014 - 23:47
The Osaka High Court in February found the number-two boss of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Kiyoshi Takayama, 66, to be complicit in the extortion of a construction industry employee in 2005 and 2006. (Tokyo Reporter)
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NHK obtains photos of sarin used in subway attack

June 26, 2014 - 23:33
NHK has obtained photos of the deadly sarin gas used in the Tokyo subway attack 19 years ago. (NHK)
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Quasi-legal drugs present difficult target for police

June 26, 2014 - 23:30
One woman was killed and seven people were injured in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on Tuesday in an incident that was strongly suspected to have been caused by a driver under the influence of quasi-legal drugs. (The Japan News)
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Men arrested for arson-murder

June 26, 2014 - 23:13
Police in Tokyo's Itabashi Ward said Thursday they have arrested a 32-year-old man over an arson-murder case in which an 88-year-old woman died in March. (Japan Today)
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Imperial couple offers flowers to Tsushima Maru victims

June 26, 2014 - 22:56
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Friday offered flowers at a monument in Okinawa Prefecture dedicated to the victims of a U.S. submarine attack in 1944 that sunk the Tsushima Maru ship and killed over 1,400 people aboard, including nearly 800 children. (NHK)
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Tokyo's Korean escort services assisting diplomatic intercourse

June 26, 2014 - 03:19
Last Friday, Tokyo Metropolitan Police busted a "delivery health" escort service for dispatching a 32-year-old female employee to a love hotel to provide sexual services to a 42-year-old male customer in violation of the Anti-Prostitution Law. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Sewing needles found in bread in supermarket in Shizuoka

June 26, 2014 - 00:06
Police in Shizuoka City said Wednesday that sewing needles nearly five centimeters in length were found inserted in bread rolls at a supermarket. (Japan Today)
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77-year-old woman, son found after being lost on mountain for 10 days

June 26, 2014 - 00:04
A 77-year-old woman and her 57-year-old son who went missing on a mountain in Akita Prefecture 10 days ago, have been found alive and well, police said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Japan's population falls for 5th straight year

June 25, 2014 - 12:32
Japan's population as of Jan. 1 this year was down 0.19 pct from a year before at 126,434,964, falling for the fifth straight year, the internal affairs ministry said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Youth attacks 70-year-old man with ice pick in Yokohama park

June 25, 2014 - 12:14
Police have arrested a 19-year-old youth for attacking a 70-year-old man with an ice pick in a park in Yokohama. (Japan Today)
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Man taken into custody for public indecency confesses to killing his ex-wife

June 25, 2014 - 07:03
Police investigating the murder of a 48-year-old woman in her apartment in Hachioji, Tokyo, said Tuesday they have charged her former husband. The suspect, identified as Hiroki Kanai, 37, has already been arrested on a public indecency charge. (Japan Today)
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Aska's popularity reignited after drug arrest

June 24, 2014 - 23:13
The recent arrest of popular Japanese singer-songwriter Aska, a member of pop duo Chage and Aska, appears to have triggered an unexpected response from music lovers-a revival in popularity of the duo's songs among customers at karaoke parlors. (The Japan News)
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28-year-old man arrested over theft of 300 high school girl uniforms

June 24, 2014 - 23:09
Police in Kumamoto said Tuesday they have arrested a 28-year-old part-time worker for stealing 300 high school girl uniforms. (Japan Today)
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Life-size Thomas the Tank Engine begins running on Japanese railroad

June 24, 2014 - 23:03
Japan is a country that loves its trains. For many rail enthusiasts, there's nothing better than a getaway to one of the rural parts of the country to ride on and snap pictures of unique trains running through beautiful countryside scenery. (
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Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

June 24, 2014 - 14:17
A man under the influence of quasi-legal herbs slammed his car into pedestrians Tuesday evening in Tokyo's bustling Ikebukuro district, injuring seven people, police said. (Japan Times)
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Hailstorm hits Tokyo

June 24, 2014 - 13:57
Heavy rain and hailstones hit Tokyo and surrounding areas on Tuesday. Tokyo's Mitaka City was hit by hail in the afternoon. Some residents say that hailstones of up to 3 centimeters wide fell for about 30 minutes. (NHK)
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Tokyo cops bust Korean dispatch hooker service in Uguisudani

June 24, 2014 - 08:35
Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week busted a escort service employing Korean girls on charges of prostitution, reports TV Asahi (June 24). (Tokyo Reporter)
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