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YouTuber Arrested for Frying Pan Battery

June 26, 2024 - 20:32
Rei Fukuoka, a 27-year-old popular YouTuber with blonde-tipped, braided hair, boasting 160,000 subscribers, has been arrested on suspicion of regularly assaulting a man with whom she lived, including pouring boiling water on his face, and attacking him with a hot frying pan. (News On Japan)
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Monkey Madness in Tokyo

June 26, 2024 - 20:06
A roaming monkey sparked a wild goose chase on Wednesday in a residential area of Tokyo, running amok in local vegetable patches while evading capture by police and residents. (News On Japan)
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Woman Sent to Prosecutors for Riding Electric Suitcase on Sidewalk

June 26, 2024 - 16:32
Osaka Prefectural Police have sent a Chinese national to prosecutors for allegedly riding an electric suitcase on a sidewalk, marking the first such case in Japan. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Emperor and Empress Pay Respects at Westminster Abbey

June 26, 2024 - 01:19
The Emperor and Empress of Japan, on an official visit to the United Kingdom, departed Buckingham Palace by car after attending a luncheon. (News On Japan)
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Hostesses Use Strong Alcohol to Rob Customers

June 25, 2024 - 04:53
Over 20 million yen in damages are suspected from a series of robbery incidents involving forced intoxication. (News On Japan)
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Woman Saved from Oncoming Train at Kyoto Crossing

June 25, 2024 - 04:33
A dramatic rescue took place near JR Inari Station in Kyoto on June 23rd, captured by a motorcycle's dashcam. The footage shows a railroad crossing with the barrier down, and an elderly woman lying on the tracks. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Mother and Child Injured in Knife Attack in China

June 25, 2024 - 00:32
According to the Japanese Consulate General in Shanghai, a Japanese mother and her preschool child were attacked by a man believed to be Chinese while waiting at a bus stop in Suzhou on the afternoon of June 24. (News On Japan)
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Stray Dogs Pose New Threat to Livestock in Hokkaido

June 24, 2024 - 12:04
In Hokkaido, where bear attacks on cattle have been frequent, stray dogs exhibit wolf-like behavior have now become a serious issue. On June 19, footage captured in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, showed a stray dog rushing out aggressively towards an already formed pack. This region has been plagued by the problem of stray dogs for around 20 years due to uncontrolled breeding. (News On Japan)
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Learning 300-Year-Old Disaster Lessons

June 24, 2024 - 06:06
The series 'Sonaeru,' which focuses on disaster preparedness, brings attention to an incident from July 2023 when record-breaking rainfall in Fukuoka Prefecture's Kurume City triggered a massive landslide in the Minoo Mountains, resulting in one fatality. This region faced a similar disaster 300 years ago, with historical documents offering clues on how to prepare for such unexpected events. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Police Crack Down on Yakuza

June 24, 2024 - 04:34
Japanese police are stepping up efforts to crack down on the designated gangs Yamaguchi-gumi and Kizuna-kai whose rivalry continues. (News On Japan)
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Suspect Speaks on Aftermath of Abe's Assassination

June 22, 2024 - 07:09
In July two years ago, former Prime Minister Abe was shot and killed. It has been revealed that the man accused in the incident said he 'did not expect the situation to become what it is now.' (News On Japan)
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Japan's Imperial Couple to Depart for Britain

June 22, 2024 - 04:36
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are embarking on an eight-day trip to Britain as state guests. They were officially invited by King Charles. (NHK)
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Man Found Dead with Claw Marks on Face and Back

June 22, 2024 - 03:30
Police in central Japan are investigating the possibility of a bear attack following the grim discovery of a man in his 50s found dead in a forest with claw marks on his face and back. (News On Japan)
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Revelations from a High-Earning Woman in Papa Katsu

June 21, 2024 - 20:02
A high-profile papa katsu woman who earns 5 million yen a month has shared her insights following the resignation of former MP Miyazawa over a papa katsu scandal. In a candid interview, the woman, identified as Rika, 25, shed light on her two-year experience in the world of compensated dating, commonly referred to as papa katsu. (News On Japan)
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Court Upholds Kishu Don Juan's Will to Donate Entire Estate to City

June 21, 2024 - 19:19
In a significant ruling regarding the estate of businessman 'Kishu Don Juan,' the court declared on Friday the will, which states that his 1.3 billion yen estate be donated entirely to the city, to be valid. Relatives had contested the will's validity, but the court dismissed their claims. (News On Japan)
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'Don Juan' Inheritance Sparks Legal Battle

June 21, 2024 - 12:29
A high-profile legal battle over a 13 billion yen inheritance is set to reach a verdict. The case involves a handwritten note allegedly penned by the late businessman, Kosuke Nozaki, known as the 'Don Juan of Kishu,' declaring that his entire estate be donated to Tanabe City. Nozaki passed away at 77, leaving behind a vast fortune and controversy. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Hotel Refuses Israeli Guest, Citing Military Connection

June 21, 2024 - 12:25
A hotel in Kyoto refused to accommodate an Israeli man, unilaterally identifying him as a member of the military. The city issued administrative guidance to the hotel on June 20, citing potential violations of the Hotel Business Law. (News On Japan)
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Stream Train Driver Blows Over Alcohol Limit, Twice

June 20, 2024 - 14:42
A steam locomotive (SL) driver at Mooka Railway was found to have exceeded the alcohol limit twice during pre-operation checks but continued to operate the train. The incident came to light following an internal whistleblower's report. (News On Japan)
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Life Sentence Upheld for Ex-Nurse in Patient Murder Case

June 19, 2024 - 22:04
The Tokyo High Court upheld the life sentence for a former nurse accused of killing three elderly patients by mixing disinfectant into their IV drips at the former Oguchi Hospital in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. The verdict was delivered on June 19, confirming the initial ruling by the Yokohama District Court in 2021. (News On Japan)
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Osaka Police Use Mirrors to Prevent Escalator Voyeurism

June 19, 2024 - 19:39
As temperatures rise and more skin is exposed, the incidence of voyeurism tends to increase. To combat this, the Osaka Prefectural Police have devised an innovative strategy using a simple yet effective tool -- mirrors. (News On Japan)
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