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Japan Mulls Raising Definition of Elderly to 70

May 24, 2024 - 21:19
The Japanese government is considering raising the definition of elderly by five years, from 65 to 70, in light of increasing healthy life expectancy. Currently, the definition of elderly starts at 65, but raising it to 70 has people on the street fuming. (News On Japan)
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Fire in Tokyo Leaves Four Dead, Including Three Children

May 23, 2024 - 19:56
Four people, likely to be three children and one woman, were found dead after a fire broke out on Thursday at a house in Tokyo, according to Japan's fire authorities and investigative sources. (Kyodo)
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Body of Bear Attack Victim Recovered, 2 Police Injured

May 23, 2024 - 10:18
The body of a man, believed to have been killed by a bear in the forests of Kazuno City, Akita Prefecture, has been identified as a missing man from Aomori Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Man Arrested for Attempting to Kiss Flight Attendant

May 23, 2024 - 02:44
A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of hugging and attempting to kiss a female flight attendant on an All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight, claiming he was too intoxicated to remember the incident, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. (News On Japan)
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Teenagers Arrested for Reckless Motorcycle Riding in Chiba

May 23, 2024 - 01:55
Five teenagers have been arrested in Chiba Prefecture for riding motorcycles in a reckless manner, endangering cars as the gang entered an intersection on a red light. (News On Japan)
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Over 1,000 Fire Ants Found at Yokohama Port

May 23, 2024 - 01:51
More than 1,000 fire ants, a designated invasive species, have been found in a container at Yokohama Port. This marks the first confirmed case in Japan this year. (News On Japan)
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Retrial in Hakamada Case: Prosecutors Re-seek Death Penalty

May 22, 2024 - 15:32
Prosecutors have once again demanded the death penalty in the retrial of the so-called Hakamada Case, which is being held at the Shizuoka District Court. (News On Japan)
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Four Calves Killed in Suspected Bear Attack in Hokkaido

May 22, 2024 - 07:44
The bodies of four calves were discovered on a farm in Betsukai, Hokkaido, in what appears to be a bear attack. (News On Japan)
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Police Suspend Body Recovery Operation After Officers Attacked by Bear

May 21, 2024 - 16:30
Police have yet to evacuate a man found lying in the mountains of northern Japan after earlier attempts to retrieve his body led to a bear attack on two officers who were seriously injured. (News On Japan)
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Girl Dies After Neck Caught in Car Window

May 21, 2024 - 16:17
A young girl, approximately two years old, died after her neck was caught in a car window in Nerima Ward, Tokyo. The girl was transported to the hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. (News On Japan)
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Man Arrested for Hitting Wife with Banana Peel

May 20, 2024 - 22:46
A 59-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly hitting his wife with a banana peel, claiming such violence is normal between couples. (News On Japan)
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Ex-College Employee Sentenced to 23 Years for Raping Drugged Students

May 20, 2024 - 22:31
A 59-year-old former employee at a vocational school in Miyazaki Prefecture was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Monday for sexually assaulting seven people including some students after drugging them with sleeping pills. (Kyodo)
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Female Zookeeper Severely Injured by Malayan Tapir in Japan

May 20, 2024 - 22:19
A female zookeeper at Gunma Safari Park sustained severe injuries after being bitten by a Malayan tapir, resulting in a broken right arm. (News On Japan)
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Police Again Crackdown on Kabukicho's Toyoko Kids

May 20, 2024 - 13:21
A third round of crackdowns was conducted this year around the so-called "To-Yoko" area in Tokyo's Kabukicho district. Despite ongoing measures, new issues have emerged. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto's Annual Duck Migration Begins

May 20, 2024 - 04:11
The annual duck migration at Kyoto's Youhoji Temple has begun, with six ducklings making their way to the Kamogawa River this year. (News On Japan)
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Osaka's 'Myakumyaku' Statue Vandalized with 'Free Palestine' Message

May 20, 2024 - 03:40
The 'Myakumyaku' statue, the official character of Expo 2025, placed in front of Osaka City Hall, has been vandalized with English text saying 'Free Palestine', prompting the city to file a damage report. (News On Japan)
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Two Policemen Injured in Bear Attack While Investigating Body in Forest

May 20, 2024 - 02:32
Efforts to retrieve the body of a man found in a forest in Akita Prefecture, where two male police officers were attacked by a bear on Saturday, were abandoned Sunday with the possibility the bear is still lurking in the area. (News On Japan)
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Man Arrested for Injuring Girlfriend's Daughter by Putting Her in Washing Machine

May 20, 2024 - 01:03
A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Tokai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture, for allegedly injuring his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter by placing her inside a washing machine and turning it on. (News On Japan)
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26-Year-Old Man Arrested for Murder of 19-Year-Old Woman in Osaka

May 19, 2024 - 13:40
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old woman was found dead with multiple stab wounds on Saturday in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture. A blood-stained knife was discovered near the body. (News On Japan)
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How is Japan Tackling Epidemic of Elderly Dying Alone?

May 18, 2024 - 22:49
An estimated 68,000 elderly people die alone in Japan each year, according to recent data. From January to March this year, about 17,000 people aged 65 and over were found deceased in their homes. (News On Japan)
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