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Massive Car Theft Operation Uncovered: Over 300 Luxury and Sports Cars Stolen

July 12, 2024 - 09:30
A theft group has been arrested for stealing sports cars and luxury vehicles in the Kanto region. The losses amount to over 300 cars, valued at approximately 780 million yen. (News On Japan)
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Ranking of Pet Names: 'Mugi' Tops List for Both Dogs and Cats

July 12, 2024 - 09:27
A survey on pet names has revealed that 'Mugi' is the most popular name for both dogs and cats. According to the 2023 Pet Name Ranking conducted by pet insurance company Aipet Insurance, the top names for male and female dogs have been 'Leo' and 'Coco' respectively for nine consecutive years. (News On Japan)
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Rescued Woman Drifts 80km off Shizuoka

July 11, 2024 - 12:59
A 20-something Chinese woman who went missing while swimming in the sea off Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, was miraculously rescued 36 hours later. On the morning of July 10th at around 8 a.m., she was found by a cargo ship approximately 80 kilometers away, off the coast of Minamiboso City, Chiba Prefecture, with a floating ring. (News On Japan)
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Taxi Dashcam Captures Landslide in Izumo

July 11, 2024 - 08:50
A local taxi in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, narrowly escaped falling debris as dashcam footage shows the road ahead collapsing following record-breaking heavy rainfall on Tuesday. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Royalty Gathers for Music Concert

July 10, 2024 - 18:34
Japan's Imperial Family, including Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko, and Princess Kako, gathered for a special music concert to celebrate the 90th birthdays of former Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Also in attendance were Sayako Kuroda and other family members. (News On Japan)
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Hiroshima Approves Change of Gender on Family Register Without Surgery

July 10, 2024 - 16:51
The Hiroshima High Court has issued a decision allowing a gender change from male to female on family registry records without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. (News On Japan)
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Alphard Stolen from Mayor's Garage

July 9, 2024 - 21:36
An Alphard vehicle used by the mayor of Shimotsuma City, Ibaraki Prefecture, has been reported stolen from the city hall garage. The garage lock was found broken, and police are investigating the incident as a theft. (News On Japan)
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Arrest Made in Yasukuni Shrine Vandalism Case

July 9, 2024 - 21:33
A 29-year-old Chinese national has been arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Public Security Bureau in connection with vandalism at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Children Rescued from Locked Car in Extreme Heat

July 9, 2024 - 21:29
Two toddlers were trapped in a car under dangerous heat conditions. The firefighter who rescued them shared the tense moments of the rescue. (News On Japan)
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Male Elementary School Teacher Arrested for Voyeurism

July 9, 2024 - 13:15
A male elementary school teacher was arrested for installing a small camera in the women's restroom at a school in Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture, and secretly filming a female teacher. (News On Japan)
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'Circus' Monkeys Spotted Crossing Power Lines in Aomori

July 9, 2024 - 08:43
In the center of Aomori City, there have been multiple sightings of monkeys. (News On Japan)
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Bear Safety Poster Attacked for Being Too Cute

July 6, 2024 - 19:54
A bear poster created by Akita Prefecture, Japan's northern prefecture that had the highest number of human casualties in 2023, is causing a stir for being 'too cute.' (News On Japan)
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Driverless Bus Crushes Man After Funeral

July 6, 2024 - 00:46
A man died after being pinned by a microbus that started moving without a driver following a funeral in Hiroshima. (News On Japan)
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Hidden Camera Found in Fukui High School Girls' Toilet

July 6, 2024 - 00:41
A video camera was discovered in a girls' restroom at a high school in Fukui Prefecture, raising concerns of voyeurism. The camera, which had the owner’s name on it, was found in a cubicle. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Cleaners Arrested for Putting Disable Worker in Washing Machine

July 5, 2024 - 12:27
Two employees at a Kyoto cleaning shop have been arrested for allegedly injuring a fellow worker by putting him in a large washing machine. The victim, who has an intellectual disability, is believed to have suffered regular abuse. (News On Japan)
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Grilled Woman Splashes Tea on Police Officer

July 5, 2024 - 08:13
A 34-year-old woman from Kitakyushu City visiting Niigata had her trip cut short after being arrested for an 'eat and run' escapade without paying at a restaurant and karaoke bar back in May, and subsequently splashing tea on an investigating police officer at a Niigata police station on Wednesday. (News On Japan)
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Drunken Foreigner Causes Chaos in Taxi

July 5, 2024 - 02:52
In Nagoya's bustling downtown, a foreign passenger boarded a taxi by opening the door from the street side. The man, who only kept saying 'Shichē!', seemed incapable of holding a proper conversation. What followed was a series of shocking actions. (News On Japan)
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Japan Supreme Court Orders Compensation for Forced Sterilizations

July 4, 2024 - 05:33
Japan's Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that the country's defunct Eugenic Protection Law, which forced people with impairments to undergo sterilization surgery, is unconstitutional. (NHK)
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Officer Arrested for Assaulting Woman in Police Box

July 4, 2024 - 04:36
A Tokyo Metropolitan Police inspector from the Yoyogi Police Station was arrested for assaulting a woman in her 20s during questioning at a police box. (News On Japan)
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Three Baby Corpses Discovered in Apartment, Deceased Wife Suspected

July 4, 2024 - 00:55
Three infant bodies were found in a man's apartment in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, after he called the police stating, "I have something to talk about." (News On Japan)
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