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Woman fleeing molester attacked second time inside unmanned police box

September 19, 2020 - 00:07
A woman fleeing from a molester in Katsushika Ward was attacked a second time after she fled to a koban police box only to find it unmanned, police have revealed, reports NHK (Sept. 17). (
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AUM founder's 2nd daughter to receive his remains, Tokyo court rules

September 17, 2020 - 21:46
A Tokyo court ruled Thursday that the 39-year-old second daughter of executed AUM Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara can take possession of his cremated remains, sources familiar with the matter said, in the latest development in a long-running family row over his ashes. (Kyodo)
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Suga's hometown, constituency celebrate his election as new PM

September 16, 2020 - 22:22
Yoshihide Suga's hometown In northeastern Japan and his constituency in Yokohama, near Tokyo, were in festive moods Wednesday as supporters celebrated his election as Japan's new prime minister. (Kyodo)
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Number of centenarians in Japan tops 80,000

September 15, 2020 - 22:54
A government survey shows that the number of centenarians in Japan has exceeded 80,000 for the first time ever. (NHK)
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Plan for Muslim cemetery faces opposition in Japan

September 15, 2020 - 22:51
NHK has learned that residents of a town in western Japan oppose a plan to build a cemetery for Muslims. (NHK)
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Actress Sei Ashina found dead in suspected suicide

September 14, 2020 - 22:37
Japanese actress Sei Ashina was found dead at her Tokyo apartment by family on Monday morning, her agency said, following what investigative sources believe was a suicide. (Japan Times)
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67-year-old man arrested over murder of Kumamoto University researcher

September 13, 2020 - 20:58
Police in Kumamoto City on Sunday arrested a 67-year-old man over the murder of a 35-year old researcher at Kumamoto University whose body was found in a roadside gutter in Kumamoto City on Sept 7. (Japan Today)
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Japan's police introduce facial recognition system in criminal probes

September 13, 2020 - 20:57
Japanese police have been using a system that can match photos of people who have been previously arrested with images gathered by surveillance cameras and social media, police officials said Saturday, a move that could raise concerns about privacy violations. (Japan Times)
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Kumamoto man released on parole after serving longest prison sentence on record in Japan

September 13, 2020 - 20:43
On 11 September it was reported that a man in his 80s was released on parole from Kumamoto Prison after serving a life sentence of 61 years. (
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Kurosawa wins as best director at Venice festival

September 12, 2020 - 22:17
Japanese director Kurosawa Kiyoshi has won the Silver Lion for best director at the 77th Venice Film Festival. (NHK)
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Gunma: Manager of Maebashi love hotel fatally stabbed

September 11, 2020 - 21:51
Gunma Prefectural Police launched a murder case after the female manager of a love hotel in Maebashi City was fatally stabbed on Thursday, reports Jiji Press (Sept. 10). (
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‘Thrill’ fueled Osaka man to target women for theft of underwear while worn

September 11, 2020 - 21:45
The majority of Japan’s women’s underwear thieves choose easy marks: garments hanging outside the residences of their female owners. (
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Crown princess wants to respect daughter's wish over delayed marriage

September 10, 2020 - 22:42
Crown Princess Kiko, who celebrated her 54th birthday on Friday, said she wants to "respect as much as possible" the feelings of her eldest daughter Princess Mako, whose marriage to her boyfriend has been postponed for nearly two years. (Japan Today)
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16-year-old girl apparently killed by grandfather in Fukui

September 10, 2020 - 22:32
A 16-year-old high school girl has been killed apparently by her grandfather in his house in Fukui city, police said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Japanese actor arrested on drug charge

September 8, 2020 - 21:11
Japanese actor Iseya Yusuke, who has starred in numerous movies and TV dramas, has been arrested by Tokyo police on suspicion of possessing marijuana. (NHK)
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Tokyo man arrested for kidnapping 9-yr-old girl he met via online game

September 6, 2020 - 21:28
A Tokyo man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 9-year-old schoolgirl he met through an online game and confining her for more than two days, with investigative sources saying he had invited her to play together via the game's voice chat function. (Kyodo)
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Japanese vocalist wins top spot at Brahms contest

September 5, 2020 - 20:43
A Japanese vocalist has won the first place at the 27th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Poertschach, Austria. (NHK)
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Japan Coast Guard rescues second survivor found after cargo ship sinks

September 5, 2020 - 20:40
Footage released by Japan Coast Guard shows the rescue of a second survivor believed to be a crew member of a missing cargo ship that sank in a typhoon. (Manila Bulletin Online)
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BUSHMAN Prank Japanese Reactions!!

September 4, 2020 - 22:38
Hello everyone! Please enjoy Kusataro’s pranks! (Kusataro)
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Kyoto rated most powerful city in Japan on list that excludes Tokyo

September 4, 2020 - 22:33
Kyoto topped the list of powerful Japanese cities for the third straight year, an affiliate of major Japanese real estate developer Mori Building Co. has said. (Japan Times)
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