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Ex-breeder in Tokyo arrested for neglecting 10 dogs

March 30, 2023 - 13:37
A 46-year-old former dog breeder in western Tokyo has been arrested for alleged neglect of 10 dogs, police said Wednesday, noting that the number of animals he was taking care of at one point had reached over 150. (Japan Today)
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Search continues for missing crew member in Kyoto boat capsizing

March 30, 2023 - 13:19
Police and firefighters continued their search on Wednesday for a crew member of a boat that capsized in a river in Kyoto Prefecture. (NHK)
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Japan's poorest slum

March 30, 2023 - 07:33
The poorest slum in Japan is defiantly not what you'd expect. Japan is one of the richest countries in the world, but the difference between rich and poor is huge. (Oriental Pearl)
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"I was beaten by my son with an iron pipe" - 'Knife man' dies in police shooting

March 26, 2023 - 19:54
A man armed with a knife who barricaded himself in his house in Izumi City, Osaka, on Friday night has been shot by police after his mother claim he had been "beating her with an iron pipe." (NOJ / TV Asahi)
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Here's why Japanese gangsters are taking roadway authorities to court

March 26, 2023 - 19:29
Japan's notorious gangsters are taking the roadway authorities to court. Why? (Firstpost)
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Man indicted for killing university student with thallium

March 26, 2023 - 19:26
Prosecutors in Osaka have indicted a 37-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 21-year-old woman in Kyoto last October by poisoning her with thallium. (Japan Today)
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Twin boys fall to death from 7th floor window

March 25, 2023 - 23:18
Two 2-year-old twin boys fell to their deaths from the 7th floor of their apartment in Nagoya City on Friday, with the possibility that furniture was used to step out of a window. (NOJ / TV Asahi)
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Vietnamese woman acquitted of abandoning stillborn twins

March 25, 2023 - 00:08
Japan's Supreme Court has acquitted a Vietnamese woman of abandoning the bodies of her stillborn twins, overturning lower court rulings. (NHK)
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Yakuza-related police investigations hit three-decade low

March 23, 2023 - 16:49
The number of members and associate members of yakuza crime syndicates investigated by police in 2022 fell below 10,000 for the first time since Japan enacted the anti-organized crime law in 1991, National Police Agency data showed Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Robbery at Tokyo apartment leaves one suspect dead; 4 get away

March 23, 2023 - 01:41
One man was stabbed to death after he and four other men forced their way into an apartment in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district on Tuesday. The resident of the apartment stabbed the intruder in the neck during a struggle. (Japan Today)
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Model Jessica Michibata, friend arrested over MDMA possession

March 22, 2023 - 01:15
Fashion model Jessica Michibata and a male friend have been arrested at a hotel in Tokyo on suspicion of possessing the synthetic drug MDMA, police said. (Japan Today)
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Mother arrested for abandoning baby in locker

March 21, 2023 - 06:38
Police have arrested a 33-year-old mother on suspicion of abandoning the corpse of a baby in a coin locker at a station in Osaka. (TV Asahi News / NOJ)
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Prosecutors will not file an appeal to top court in retrial of 1966 murder case

March 21, 2023 - 06:18
Tokyo prosecutors have decided not to appeal a Tokyo High Court decision ordering a retrial for an 87-year-old man convicted of killing a family nearly six decades ago. (NHK)
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Man arrested for arson after fire kills 3 at his family home in Nagano

March 19, 2023 - 14:50
A 32-year-old man was arrested Saturday for arson after a fire gutted the house where he lived in the central Japan prefecture of Nagano, apparently killing three of his family members, police said. (Kyodo)
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Japan’s ‘evaporated’ people: Inside an industry that helps people disappear

March 19, 2023 - 14:42
In Japan, as some 80,000 people go missing every year, according to data from the National Police Agency. Some are later found, but others vanish completely, becoming what’s described as an “evaporated person” or johatsu-sha. (South China Morning Post)
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Doomsday prepping in Japan: Inside one woman’s living-room bunker

March 19, 2023 - 07:26
Tokyo residents are being told to prepare for X Day. That’s the day when a potential massive earthquake could strike the city. (SBS)
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Teenage girl arrested after saying she strangled man in central Japan

March 18, 2023 - 15:25
A teenage girl was arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing a man at a hotel in Toyama Prefecture in central Japan, police said. (Kyodo)
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How do so many endangered creatures end up in Japan’s animal cafes?

March 18, 2023 - 03:34
Critically endangered species and ones banned from international trade are among the hundreds of types birds, reptiles and mammals that researchers identified at 142 animal cafes. (
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Japan prosecutors charge 3 ex-SDF officers with indecent assault

March 18, 2023 - 03:22
Japanese prosecutors have charged three former members of the Ground Self-Defense Force with indecent assault of a female colleague, reversing a previous decision not to indict them. (NHK)
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Former Tsukiji president arrested for selling 18 tons of frozen tuna without permission

March 16, 2023 - 16:35
The former president of a food processing company in Tsukiji, Tokyo, was arrested for selling about 18 tons of frozen tuna without permission. (TV Asahi News)
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