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Police officer arrested for assaulting movie-goer at theater in Aichi Prefecture

August 13, 2020 - 02:40
An assistant police inspector in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a male movie-goer at a theater. (Japan Today)
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Victims of 1985 JAL crash remembered

August 13, 2020 - 02:35
A memorial ceremony has been held to mark 35 years since a Japan Airlines jumbo jet crashed in a mountainous village north of Tokyo, killing 520 people. (NHK8)
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Coronavirus changing Japanese summer traditions

August 12, 2020 - 22:10
The spread of the novel coronavirus is changing summer traditions in Japan, with new forms of seasonal events emerging thanks to digital technologies. (Japan Times)
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Man who feigned coronavirus illness at town hall convicted

August 11, 2020 - 20:18
A court found a 38-year-old man guilty Tuesday for obstructing business at a central Japan town hall in April by acting like a person infected with the novel coronavirus and attempting to spread it to workers. (Kyodo)
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Fukuoka: Police shoot and wound man wielding knife

August 10, 2020 - 21:31
Fukuoka Prefectural Police shot and wounded a man wielding a knife at an apartment complex in Fukuoka City’s Minami Ward on Sunday, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 10). (
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Re-entry ban horror stories pile up in the Indian community even as Japan eases border restrictions

August 10, 2020 - 07:01
Kaushik Kumar really loves Japan and has wanted to live here long-term for a while now, even though he knew he’d always be “treated like a foreigner.” (Japan Times)
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The Tokyo area welcomed more new foreign residents than Japanese ones last year

August 10, 2020 - 06:59
Japan’s population continues to become more international, but the situation might be changing soon. (
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'Lost bag' leads to arrest of teacher over alleged rape of woman in karaoke parlor

August 9, 2020 - 20:08
A search for a misplaced bag by a 37-year-old male teacher led to his arrest over the alleged rape of an intoxicated college student at a karaoke parlor in Sagamihara City, police said, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Aug. 9). (
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Tatsuya Matsuki, author of Shonen Jump manga, accused of molesting girl

August 9, 2020 - 06:23
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested popular manga author Tatsuya Matsuki over the alleged molestation of a middle school girl in Nakano Ward earlier this year, reports Sankei Sports (Aug. 8). (
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Toyama: Man, 22, accused of setting fire to corpse of girlfriend

August 9, 2020 - 06:22
Toyama Prefectural Police have arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly setting fire to the corpse of his girlfriend at their residence in Takaoka City, reports Jiji Press (Aug. 9). (
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Coping with a super-ageing nation

August 8, 2020 - 21:46
Japan famously has one of the highest life expectancies in the world but its birth rate is also at an all time low, leaving the future of the country uncertain. (CNA)
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School girl found tied to pipe inside man’s residence was there for month

August 8, 2020 - 18:48
A high school girl from Saitama Prefecture who used a game console to alert police after a 44-year-old man confined her inside his residence had been there for one month, police have revealed, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 7). (
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American eikaiwa teacher among 4 nabbed for ‘international marriage fraud’

August 7, 2020 - 20:54
Shizuoka Prefectural Police have arrested four persons, including an American English teacher, for allegedly carrying out a ruse known as “international romance fraud,” reports NHK (Aug. 4). (
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Man suspected of swindling 20 women met on dating site

August 7, 2020 - 20:50
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 35-year-old man who is suspected of swindling multiple women he met online, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 7). (
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Woman in short skirt arrested after inciting upskirt photography in Tokyo

August 7, 2020 - 20:37
While Japan is widely considered to be a safe society to live in, the problem of “chikan” (gropers and perverts who engage in lewd behaviour like taking photos up women’s skirts) still persists in crowded spaces like trains and train stations. (
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Chiba police: Marijuana cultivation operation funded yakuza

August 7, 2020 - 04:24
Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested four persons over the alleged cultivation of marijuana, an operation that is believed to have funded organized crime, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Aug. 6). (
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Mother of 'Terrace House' star to press charges against cyberbullies

August 6, 2020 - 20:31
The mother of a cast member of popular reality TV show "Terrace House" who apparently committed suicide said Thursday she plans to pursue charges against those responsible for cyberbullying her daughter. (Kyodo)
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German man suspected of spraying liquid on women in Shibuya

August 6, 2020 - 03:01
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male German national for allegedly spraying a liquid on two women in Shibuya Ward earlier this week, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 3). (
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Man accused of drugging and raping woman met with ‘dropped coin’ ruse

August 6, 2020 - 02:59
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly drugging and raping a woman earlier this year, reports TBS News (Aug. 6). (
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School girl confined by man in residence uses game console to alert police

August 6, 2020 - 02:58
A school girl from Saitama Prefecture used a game console to alert police after a 44-year-old man confined her inside his residence in Yokohama City on Wednesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 6). (
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