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Tokyo: 3 men appearing to be foreigners behind Kabukicho ticket shop theft

October 17, 2019 - 23:11
Three men believed to be foreigners are behind to have been behind the theft of more than 4 million yen from a ticket shop in Shinjuku Ward on Wednesday, police said, reports NHK (Oct. 17). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Two Japanese make BBC's list of world's 100 most influential women

October 17, 2019 - 23:07
Two Japanese women, one behind a campaign against women being forced to wear high heels at work under corporate rules and the other a collegiate sumo wrestler, were included in British broadcaster the BBC’s 2019 list of 100 influential women from around the world released Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Motive in Kyoto Animation attack still unknown

October 17, 2019 - 22:52
Police say it will take more time yet to know the motive behind the arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio, as the suspect is still hospitalized. Friday marks three months since the deadly attack. (NHK)
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Man charged with fatal child abuse gets 13 years

October 15, 2019 - 22:38
A Tokyo court has handed down a 13-year prison sentence for a father charged with abuse that led to the death of his 5-year-old stepdaughter. (NHK)
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Japanese idol Tomohisa Yamashita stars in bloody Antarctic chiller 'The Head'

October 15, 2019 - 21:17
Japanese idol Tomohisa Yamashita is to star in a chilling new thriller set in the Antarctic called "The Head". (Japan Times)
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Japan's craziest, most terrifying video game arcade is going out of business

October 15, 2019 - 21:10
Warehouse Kawasaki is like nowhere else in the video game industry, and if you want to see it for yourself, you’ll have to move fast. (soranews24.com)
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Fukushima woman being rescued by helicopter dies after being accidentally dropped to the ground

October 13, 2019 - 20:51
A Tokyo Fire Department helicopter rescuing a 77-year-old woman in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, who had been isolated because of flooding caused by Typhoon Hagibis, accidentally dropped her about 40 meters to the ground because her rescuers did not properly attach her to the rope when they were attempting to winch her to safety during the botched operation. (Japan Times)
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'Queer Eye' heads to Japan for four international makeovers

October 10, 2019 - 21:33
The Fab Five are heading to Japan for another special mini-season outside of their home country. (outinperth.com)
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Police in Yamanashi end search for missing girl

October 6, 2019 - 22:20
Police in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, say they will end their large-scale search efforts for a 7-year-old girl who went missing from a camp site last month. (NHK)
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Man attempts to torch residence of ex-girlfriend in Meguro

October 5, 2019 - 21:49
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly attempting to set fire to the residence of his former girlfriend in Meguro Ward, reports TBS News (Oct. 4). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo: University student accused of breaking into vending machines

October 4, 2019 - 21:59
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male university student for allegedly breaking into vending machines in Musashino City, reports TBS News (Oct. 3). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Shinjuku doctor found with 100 illicit films of girls from Laos

October 3, 2019 - 21:16
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 31-year-old doctor over the alleged production of child pornography featuring girls from Laos, reports TBS News (Oct. 1). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japanese soprano singer Shinobu Sato dies at 61

October 3, 2019 - 21:04
Shinobu Sato, a Japanese soprano singer known for her performances in European and American opera houses, has died, her office said Thursday. She was 61. (Kyodo)
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Parents of 7-year-old girl missing for 10 days at Yamanashi campsite speak of agony, hope

October 1, 2019 - 22:30
The parents of a 7-year-old girl who went missing at a mountainous campsite in Doshi-mura, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Monday spoke publicly for the first time about their agony and hope for their daughter’s safe return. They also gave permission for the police to release a photo of their daughter, Misaki Ogura. (Japan Today)
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Chiba: Man calls police after 'strangling daughter to death'

October 1, 2019 - 22:24
Chiba Prefectural Police plan to question a man and his wife after the body of a girl, believed to be their daughter, was found at a residence in Tateyama City early Tuesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 1). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Man admits slamming into women who walk and use smartphones

September 27, 2019 - 22:14
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 49-year-old man who has admitted to slamming into multiple women he has seen walking while using their smartphones to “warn them,” reports Jiji Press (Sept. 26). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo: Accused women’s underwear thief found with (only) 78 pairs

September 27, 2019 - 22:11
When it comes to the theft of women’s underwear, the haul of Yuki Endo could be one of the lowest on record. (tokyoreporter.com)
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AKB48, Japan's biggest idol singer group, apologizes for selling 'Date Tickets'

September 27, 2019 - 22:02
Tickets promised to let fans "Experience what it’s like to be an AKB48 member’s lover." (soranews24.com)
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Rice harvested for Emperor's Daijosai ceremony

September 27, 2019 - 21:48
Rice has been harvested at two sites in Japan to prepare for the Daijosai, or Great Thanksgiving Ceremony. The ceremony in November will be one of the key events to mark Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the throne. (NHK)
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Man, 47, accused of molesting woman in Mejiro

September 26, 2019 - 23:24
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 47-year-old man over the alleged molestation of a woman in Toshima Ward, reports Nippon News Network (Sept. 25). (tokyoreporter.com)
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