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Man arrested for abusing girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter

12 hours 8 sec ago
Police in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 36-year-old self-employed man on suspicion of abusing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter. (Japan Today)
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Japanese court rules non-recognition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

12 hours 13 min ago
A district court in central Japan has ruled that the government's failure to recognize same-sex marriage violates the country's constitution. (NHK)
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Cosplayers clean up Dotonbori

May 29, 2023 - 08:37
About 200 people, including "cosplayers" dressed up as characters from manga and anime, cleaned up the Dotonbori area on Saturday, Kyodo reports. (NOJ)
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Man fatally shot in Tokyo coffee shop; one of 2 suspects turns himself in

May 28, 2023 - 13:47
A man in his 50s was fatally shot in a coffee shop in Machida, Tokyo, on Friday night, in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. The shooter fled with an accomplice but later turned himself in at a police station. (Japan Today)
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4-year-old boy dies after falling from 12th-floor apartment in Yamaguchi Pref

May 28, 2023 - 13:45
A four-year-old boy fell to his death from the 12th floor of an apartment building in Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Friday afternoon. (Japan Today)
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Muslim migrant damages Shinto shrine

May 27, 2023 - 08:48
A video has been going viral on social media wherein a man in yellow attire can be seen vandalising a worship place. (
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Suspect arrested after four killed in Japan gun and knife attack

May 26, 2023 - 17:01
Police arrested a 31-year-old man Friday over a knife and gun attack in the city of Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, that left four people dead including two policemen. (
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'Very, very hot': Japanese backpacker nears Cairns after travelling 3,000km across Australia on a scooter

May 26, 2023 - 05:57
On a service road to the Bruce Highway, one of Australia's most dangerous roads, is a lone traveller on a kick scooter. He set out from Melbourne in late January and has been making the exhausting and occasionally perilous journey almost 3,000km to Cairns in far-north Queensland. (
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How can foreigners make Japanese people happy?

May 24, 2023 - 06:10
The Japanese pretend to be humble but they are a people who love to be praised. When a Japanese person says, "No, it is not true," it means more praise please. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Man caught upskirting American tourist in Kyoto

May 22, 2023 - 13:57
A 53-year-old man has been arrested for filming up the skirt of an American tourist at the main hall of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a World Heritage site in Kyoto. (News On Japan)
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Ennosuke's parents may have died of psychotropic poisoning, Tokyo police say

May 20, 2023 - 03:04
Tokyo police say the parents of popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke may have died of psychotropic poisoning. (NHK)
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Nepalese students killed in auto crash may have been trying to fix bus's engine

May 18, 2023 - 10:32
Japanese police officials say two Nepalese men killed in a traffic accident in northeastern Japan on Tuesday may have been trying to help their bus driver fix the vehicle's engine. (NHK)
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Kobe man arrested after threatening driving school with 1,500 origami cranes

May 18, 2023 - 03:20
On 11 May Hyogo Prefectural Police in Kobe City arrested a 22-year-old man for sending 15 threatening letters and one case containing roughly 1,500 origami cranes to his former driving school. (
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How a former yakuza criminal went from a jail cell in Japan to fighting the war in Ukraine

May 17, 2023 - 13:54
From Japanese gangster to Ukrainian freedom fighter, Harusan is on a redemption arc. The 50-year-old moved to the eastern European country a year ago to fight against the Russian invaders. (
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Japan's 'dark gig' economy linked to series of brazen daylight robberies

May 17, 2023 - 03:09
A botched robbery of a Rolex watch store in Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district reportedly has all the hallmarks of what are known as yami baito or “dark part-time jobs” in Japan. (South China Morning Post)
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Bear attack on angler suspected after human head found at lake in Hokkaido

May 16, 2023 - 07:52
Police are searching for an angler who went missing at a lake in Hokkaido, suspecting he may have been attacked by a bear after a human head was found in the area Monday, they said. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested over murder of woman at Tokyo brothel

May 15, 2023 - 17:21
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of killing a woman in her 30s at a brothel where she worked. (Japan Today)
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NYC hosts 2nd annual Japan Day Parade and Festival

May 15, 2023 - 03:58
There was a celebration of Japanese culture on the Upper West Side on Saturday. (CBS New York)
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What's it like being LGBTQ+ in Japan?

May 15, 2023 - 03:28
Interviewing sexual minority people at Tokyo Rainbow Parade 2023. (TAKASHii from Japan)
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Car crashes into Aichi supermarket seriously injuring shoppers

May 14, 2023 - 07:44
Five female customers at a supermarket in Inazawa City, Aichi, were seriously injured on Saturday morning when a car crashed into the building after an elderly driver mistakenly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. (NOJ / FNN)
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