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Man wanted for stabbing ex-wife found dead in Hokkaido forest

June 18, 2019 - 20:53
A 62-year-old man wanted by police on suspicion of stabbing his former wife in Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido, has been found dead in a forest, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Man in Fukuoka arrested for shoplifting a 49-inch TV weighing 12 kilos

June 18, 2019 - 20:36
Shoplifting has long been an issue in Japan with retail staff going to great lengths to combat it, such as being dragged by cars or covering the entire ceiling with security cameras. (soranews24.com)
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Denki Groove's Pierre Taki given suspended sentence for cocaine use

June 18, 2019 - 20:24
The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced Pierre Taki, an actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years, for using cocaine. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo: Man, 43, accused of setting fire to door of Shibuya sex business

June 17, 2019 - 21:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly setting fire to a sex business in Shibuya Ward earlier this year, reports TBS News (June 17) (tokyoreporter.com)
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Hotel employee held for attempted murder after abandoning her newborn baby in toilet

June 17, 2019 - 21:22
Police in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby daughter in a business hotel’s toilet. (Japan Today)
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X Japan’s Yoshiki apologizes for having dinner with Jackie Chan

June 16, 2019 - 23:54
Although the visual kei style of Japanese rock group X Japan is often dark and violent, fans know all too well how sweet and endearing its members really are. From the occasionally befuddled charm of drummer Yoshiki to the Christmas pancakes of singer Toshi, these guys don’t seem to have a bad bone in their body. (Japan Today)
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Osaka: Man, 33, arrested over stabbing of officer

June 16, 2019 - 23:50
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a police officer and stealing his gun in Suita City on Sunday, reports Fuji News Network (June 17). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Kanagawa cops seize 200 marijuana plants in raids of 3 locations; 6 arrested

June 15, 2019 - 01:00
In raids conducted on Wednesday, Kanagawa Prefectural Police seized more than 200 marijuana plants in raids of three locations that are believed to be a part of the same cultivation ring, reports Fuji News Network (June 13). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo: Man, 48, accused of abducting high school girl, plotted double suicide

June 15, 2019 - 00:28
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 48-year-old man over the alleged abduction of a high school he met online, a crime he committed in order for them both to commit suicide, reports TBS News (June 13). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Toyama: Man confesses to killing up to 100 pet cats

June 13, 2019 - 23:20
Toyama Prefectural Police have arrested a 52-year-old living in Toyama City who has confessed to killing up to 100 pet cats, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 13). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Mother suspected of killing 3-month-old by dropping her on floor

June 13, 2019 - 23:17
A 31-year-old woman in Niigata Prefecture has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 3-month-old daughter by repeatedly dropping her on the floor, police said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Tochigi cops seize 15 kg of marijuana from building

June 13, 2019 - 23:12
Tochigi Prefectural Police have arrested five persons following the discovery of 15 kilograms of marijuana and growing equipment in Mooka City last month, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 12). (tokyoreporter.com)
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University student arrested over murder of doctor in Yamagata

June 13, 2019 - 23:02
A 23-year-old male university student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing a doctor at her apartment in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, last month, local police said. (Japan Times)
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Japanese comedian baffles, amazes judges on America’s Got Talent with weird dance, Japanese humor

June 12, 2019 - 23:18
Yuriyan Retriever really blew the judges away…though it’s hard to say if that’s a good thing or not. (soranews24.com)
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Rape acquittals spark calls to fix law in Japan, where prosecutors must prove victim 'incapable of resistance'

June 12, 2019 - 23:08
Miyako Shirakawa was a 19-year-old college student when she was raped by an older man. She said that when the attack started, her mind went blank and she froze up. (Japan Times)
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2 men arrested for abandoning woman’s body wrapped in tarp

June 12, 2019 - 23:01
Police in Muko, Kyoto Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested two men on suspicion of abandoning the body of a woman, wrapped from head to toe in a tarp bound by white adhesive tape, in the parking lot of an apartment building. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo: Man, 27, accused of molesting female university student

June 12, 2019 - 23:00
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 27-year-old man over the alleged molestation of a female university student in Kodaira City last month, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Emperor Emeritus, Empress Emerita visit Kyoto

June 11, 2019 - 22:35
Emperor Emeritus Akihito is now in Kyoto with Empress Emerita Michiko to visit the mausoleums of his ancestors and report his abdication. (NHK)
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Man pushed onto tracks at train station in Japan after listening to loud music on headphones

June 10, 2019 - 23:27
Japanese rail companies are known for implementing “manners campaigns”, where they ask passengers to consider the comfort of fellow commuters with reminders to refrain from talking on the phone and speaking too loudly while onboard. (soranews24.com)
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Man, woman killed after their car goes off cliff during police chase

June 10, 2019 - 23:25
A 39-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were killed after the car they were in went off a cliff while they were being pursued by police in Fukaura, Aomori Prefecture, on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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