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Yakuza Members Arrested for Harassing Reporter

June 10, 2024 - 21:01
Two gang members have been arrested for allegedly harassing a reporter in Tokyo's Kabukicho district. (News On Japan)
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Brazilian Man Drowns While Rescuing Boy in Hamana Lake

June 10, 2024 - 16:44
A Brazilian man drowned while trying to save an elementary school student who was drowning in Lake Hamana, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday. (News On Japan)
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Two 70cm Pit Bulls Escape from Car Window in Tochigi, Still at Large

June 10, 2024 - 16:27
Two pit bulls, each about 70 cm in length, escaped from a moving car in Tochigi City on the 8th and are still at large. The police have intensified their patrols in the area to locate the missing dogs. (News On Japan)
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Osaka Expo Explosion: Unreported Damage Revealed by Worker

June 10, 2024 - 08:16
An explosion and fire at the Osaka-Kansai Expo construction site in March has been detailed by a male worker who was near the scene. In early June, he provided his account to the Asahi Shimbun, along with photos showing damage not previously disclosed by the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition. (News On Japan)
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Man Arrested for Yokohama Street Stabbing

June 10, 2024 - 07:46
A 57-year-old woman was repeatedly stabbed by an unknown assailant on a street in Yokohama on Sunday night, and later died. The police have arrested a 33-year-old man who turned himself in at a police box on suspicion of murder. (News On Japan)
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Shibuya's Street Drinking Reality

June 10, 2024 - 01:53
Shibuya Ward is planning to extend the current temporary ban on street drinking to a year-round prohibition as problematic behavior escalates, including an incident where a group of four people were setting off fireworks in a busy street, causing havoc. (News On Japan)
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Female Teacher Arrested for Slashing Boy's Neck

June 9, 2024 - 20:40
A two-year-old boy was slashed on the neck at a nursery school in Kagoshima City, revealing a troubling pattern of frequent injuries in the class managed by the arrested teacher. (News On Japan)
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Solo Wedding Phenomenon: Gen Z’s Latest Solo Activity

June 9, 2024 - 07:28
As solo activities like "solo BBQ" and "solo karaoke" gain popularity among Generation Z, a new trend called "solo wedding"—where individuals take photos dressed in wedding gowns alone—is emerging. We explored the appeal of this trend. (News On Japan)
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Princess Aiko Attends 10th Memorial Service for Prince Katsura

June 9, 2024 - 06:56
Princess Aiko and other members of the Imperial Family paid their respects at the gravesite of Prince Katsura, a cousin of the Emperor Emeritus. (News On Japan)
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Ramen Shop Owner Murdered: Yakuza Leader Among 5 Arrested

June 8, 2024 - 17:40
In April last year, a ramen shop owner who was also a Yakuza leader was murdered in Kobe. The police have arrested five members from another Yakuza gang on suspicion of involvement in the killing. (News On Japan)
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Body of Estranged Wife Discovered in Bathroom, Husband Later Found Dead

June 8, 2024 - 04:12
The body of a woman in her 30s, who had been separated from her husband for about a year and had recently been living alone in an apartment in Adachi, was found dead in the bathroom of her ex-husband's house on Thursday. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Chef Killed in Vancouver, Described as 'Bright and Energetic'

June 8, 2024 - 03:54
A Japanese man working as a chef was fatally stabbed on a street in Vancouver, Canada. Police are currently searching for the suspect. (News On Japan)
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Bucket Explodes at Osaka Golf Range, Note Addressed to President Found

June 7, 2024 - 13:59
A plastic bucket exploded at a golf practice range in Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture on Thursday, with a note addressed to the company president later found attached. (News On Japan)
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Escaped Capybara Found Dead on Road

June 7, 2024 - 13:54
A capybara escaped from a theme park in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, on Thursday was found dead on a local road the following morning. (News On Japan)
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Former 'Toyoko King' Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl

June 7, 2024 - 04:10
A university student, who called himself the former 'Toe-Yoko King,' has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an 11-year-old elementary school girl he met in Tokyo's Kabukicho. (News On Japan)
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Comedian Denies All Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

June 6, 2024 - 10:20
The ongoing legal battle involving Matsumoto Hitoshi from the comedy duo 'Downtown' and allegations published by the weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun about a woman's claims of sexual misconduct has taken a new turn. (News On Japan)
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Mother and Daughter Missing from Ferry After Not Disembarking

June 6, 2024 - 05:25
A woman and her elementary school-aged daughter who were aboard a ferry have gone missing. (News On Japan)
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Chinese Man Who Vandalized Yasukuni Shrine: 'No Intention to Turn Self In'

June 6, 2024 - 00:08
A Chinese man who allegedly vandalized a stone pillar at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward with spray paint spoke to ANN, emphasizing that he has no intention of turning himself in. (News On Japan)
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Endangered San'in Shiba Inu Siblings Reunite After Viral Photo

June 5, 2024 - 18:09
Once on the brink of extinction, the San'in Shiba Inu has gradually increased in number due to persistent efforts, with about 50 dogs gathering at an event in Yurihama, Tottori. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Birth Rate Hits Record Low for Eighth Consecutive Year

June 5, 2024 - 16:50
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has revealed that Japan's birth rate in 2023 was the lowest on record, with approximately 730,000 births. The number of marriages also fell to around 470,000, dropping below 500,000 for the first time since 1933. (News On Japan)
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