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Tokyo displays drawing of rat thought to be work of Banksy

April 25, 2019 - 22:42
Tokyo on Thursday displayed a drawing thought to be the work of Banksy, as the city's governor urged the famous and mysterious street artist to get in touch. (Japan Today)
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Ken Watanabe to star in Japanese remake of ‘The Fugitive’

April 25, 2019 - 00:01
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, 59, will star in a Japanese remake of the 1993 movie “The Fugitive,” playing the part of the doctor wrongly accused of murdering his wife. (Japan Today)
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Emperor, Empress visit Mausoleum of Emperor Showa

April 23, 2019 - 22:19
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited the Mausoleum of Emperor Showa in western Tokyo to report his abdication on April 30. (NHK)
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17-year-old motorcyclist escapes from police despite being handcuffed; turns himself in later

April 22, 2019 - 22:39
A 17-year-old boy who was arrested for riding his motorbike through a red traffic light escaped from police despite being handcuffed but turned himself five hours later in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Saitama: Woman found with accused stalker 3 days after going missing

April 21, 2019 - 22:57
Police have arrested a 40-year-old man over the alleged stalking of his former girlfriend whose whereabouts were unknown for three days, reports the Sankei Shimbun (
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Lead singer of pop group AAA arrested over assault

April 21, 2019 - 22:49
Police in Tokyo said Sunday they have arrested Naoya Urata, lead singer of the six-member pop group AAA, on suspicion of assault. (Japan Today)
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Expensive daily products at Osaka Prison prompts human rights concern from lawyers

April 17, 2019 - 20:35
Tissue paper and other daily products sold at Osaka Prison are so expensive that inmates mostly cannot purchase them, a situation amounting to a human rights violation, according to local lawyers. (Japan Times)
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Hostesses accused of stealing wallet from drunk pedestrian in Ueno

April 17, 2019 - 20:29
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a pair of hostesses over the alleged theft of the wallet of a drunk pedestrian in the Ueno entertainment area of Taito Ward last year, reports TV Asahi (
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Senior JAL official arrested in Tokyo child prostitution case

April 17, 2019 - 20:27
A senior manager with Japan Airlines Co. was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of committing an indecent act with a female junior high school student in exchange for money, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. (Japan Times)
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British rock band Queen to bring 2020 Rhapsody Tour to Japan

April 17, 2019 - 20:23
British rock band Queen will perform in Japan next January as part of their 2020 Rhapsody Tour amid a wave of popularity after their biopic film "Bohemian Rhapsody" won an Academy Award, organizer Creativeman Productions Ltd. said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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Emperor, Empress visiting Ise

April 17, 2019 - 20:19
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are in the city of Ise in central Japan on their last trip to a local region before the Emperor's abdication on April 30. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Woman accused of fatally bashing husband with hammer

April 15, 2019 - 23:20
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 55-year-old woman over the alleged fatal bashing of a man believed to be her former husband at their residence in Mitaka City, reports the Asahi Shimbun (
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Tokyo: Man accused of raping girl, 7, in public bathroom

April 15, 2019 - 23:14
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the arrest of a 27-year-old man over the alleged rape of a 7-year-old girl at a park in Nerima Ward, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (
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Woman arrested for leaving baby after giving birth in convenience store bathroom

April 15, 2019 - 23:10
A woman was arrested Monday for attempted murder over the abandonment of a newborn baby in a toilet bowl, after giving birth in a convenience store bathroom in Saitama Prefecture, police said. (Japan Today)
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24-year-old man arrested for stabbing father to death

April 15, 2019 - 23:08
Police in Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing his 53-year-old father to death at their home. (Japan Today)
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Japanese YouTuber sleeps on a bed in the middle of Shibuya Scramble Crossing

April 13, 2019 - 22:06
Every day, half a million people are said to cross at Shibuya’s famous scramble crossing, making it one of the busiest intersections in the world. (
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US soldier and girlfriend found dead in Okinawa

April 13, 2019 - 21:55
A US military serviceman and his Japanese girlfriend have died at a condominium in Okinawa. (NHK)
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Kanagawa: Man takes gun from officer, fires one round; no injuries

April 13, 2019 - 00:18
Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested a man after he took a pistol from an officer in Yokohama on Friday and fired one round, reports NHK (
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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan; video goes viral online

April 11, 2019 - 23:42
The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world, but while rail staff and the trains themselves have a lot to do with the efficiency of the system, passengers play a role in keeping the trains running on time too. (Japan Today)
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Emperor, empress mark 60th wedding anniversary

April 10, 2019 - 22:26
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko marked their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, with celebratory events held during the day ahead of the emperor's abdication at the end of the month. (Japan Today)
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