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Power harassment cases renew record high

June 15, 2015 - 10:16
Fewer Japanese people are reporting problems at the workplace, but more are complaining about harassment. (NHK)
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Chiba cops bust Chinese hostess clubs on immigration charges

June 15, 2015 - 09:49
Chiba Prefectural Police announced on Monday the bust of Chinese hostess clubs in Choshi City for violating immigration control laws, reports TV Asahi. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo cops arrest Don Quijote manager for fondling woman

June 14, 2015 - 22:55
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the arrest of a manager of discount department store chain Don Quijote for sexually assaulting a woman last month in Hachioji City, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Hydrangea ritual held at World Heritage shrine

June 14, 2015 - 22:45
A Shinto shrine designated as a World Heritage site has held an annual ritual to dedicate hydrangeas to deities. (NHK)
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Man jailed for life over Kashiwa stabbing rampage

June 13, 2015 - 23:52
A 25-year-old man has been jailed for life for fatally stabbing one man and wounding three others during a 10-minute rampage in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, in March 2014. (Japan Today)
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Body of baby girl found floating in Gifu dam

June 13, 2015 - 23:43
The body of a baby girl was found floating in a dam in Ena, Gifu Prefecture, on Saturday morning. (Japan Today)
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77-yr-old woman dies after being knocked down by cyclist listening to music

June 12, 2015 - 23:14
A 77-year-old woman died after she was knocked down on a crossing by a 19-year-old student riding a bicycle while listening to music, police in Chiba city said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Giant tortoise walks Tokyo's streets - slowly

June 12, 2015 - 23:10
A huge reptile is on the prowl through Tokyo's streets -- but unlike Godzilla, who stomped across Japan's capital in a blaze of destructive energy, Bon-chan the giant tortoise isn't doing anything very quickly. (AFP)
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Raw pork liver fans say goodbye to banned sashimi

June 12, 2015 - 23:04
Fans of raw pork liver savored their last chance to taste the dish on Thursday night as they expressed mixed feelings on the arrival of a new food safety regulation Friday that bans eateries from serving pork sashimi. (Japan Times)
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Chicago to get Yoko Ono's 1st U.S. permanent art installation

June 12, 2015 - 22:55
Yoko Ono's first permanent public art installation in the United States will be in Chicago, the artist announced Friday alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Japan Today)
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JAL pilot takes private photos in cockpit during flight

June 12, 2015 - 22:50
Japan Airlines said Friday that a 47-year-old male captain took private photos with a female crewmember and failed to pay attention to the controls during the flight of a passenger aircraft. (Jiji Press)
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Ex-bosozoku member among suspects in fake pregnancy scam

June 12, 2015 - 04:53
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested a former member of a bosozoku motorcycle gang believed to be behind multiple fraud scams involving fake pregnancy accusations, reports TV Asahi (June 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Plane overshoots runway, goes into lake in Okayama

June 11, 2015 - 23:54
A small private jet landing at Konan airport in Okayama City overshot the runway and ended up in a lake on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Kyoto 'black widow' faces third arrest for Kobe poisoning

June 11, 2015 - 05:33
Osaka Prefectural Police said on Thursday that they plan to apply fresh charges to a Kyoto woman already in custody for the murder of two men with whom she had a relationship, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
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The rise and rise of Japan's middle-aged male virgins

June 10, 2015 - 23:45
In Japan, with its well-publicised decline in marriage and birth rates, the existence of middle-aged virgins is so prevalent that a specific term - "yaramiso" - has been coined to refer to them. (
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16-year-old boy arrested for throwing 2-liter PET water bottles from condo

June 10, 2015 - 23:27
Police in Tokyo on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old boy who threw full 2-liter PET bottles of water from a high-rise apartment building in Tokyo's Chuo Ward onto pedestrians below. (Japan Today)
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Team returns from Mt. Ontake

June 10, 2015 - 23:20
Authorities in central Japan have had a team check areas near the top of Mount Ontake before possibly resuming a search for people who went missing when it erupted last year. (NHK)
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Emperor, Empress attend ceremony for WWII sailor victims

June 10, 2015 - 23:15
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended a memorial service on Wednesday to mourn sailors who died during World War II, in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. (Jiji Press)
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5 arrested over sales of dangerous drugs

June 10, 2015 - 23:06
The police have arrested five men on suspicion of selling "dangerous," or quasi-legal, drugs via the Internet, it was learned Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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Tokyo cops bust illegal pachinko parlor in Kinshicho

June 10, 2015 - 22:51
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the raid of a pachinko parlor operating illegally in Sumida Ward, reports TBS News (June 10). (Tokyo Reporter)
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