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Security camera captures rampaging foreigner in yukata

October 28, 2023 - 11:59
A security camera installed in a residential area in Tokyo has captured a foreigner wearing a yukata running amok. (News On Japan)
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92-year-old driver ordered to pay 140 million yen over fatal Tokyo crash

October 28, 2023 - 04:40
A 92-year-old former top bureaucrat sentenced to five years in prison over a fatal Tokyo car accident in 2019 was ordered Friday to pay around 140 million yen ($932,000) to bereaved family members of the accident that sparked a debate on elderly drivers in rapidly graying Japan. (Kyodo)
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Train operator in Japan talking to police about YouTube prankster

October 27, 2023 - 18:37
The president of a train operator in southwestern Japan says he is consulting police about a YouTuber who posted a video that appears to show him taking a free ride on a Shinkansen bullet train. (NHK)
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Retrial starts for Hakamada Iwao over 1966 murder case in central Japan

October 27, 2023 - 18:32
A district court in central Japan has begun the retrial of an 87-year-old man convicted of killing a family of four in 1966. (NHK)
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Elderly driver plows into 3 elementary school students, causing seriously injuries

October 27, 2023 - 07:40
A 75-year-old man has been arrested after his car hit 3 second-grade elementary school students, leaving one boy unconscious and the other 2 hospitalized with fractures. (News On Japan)
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Russians caught smuggling 113 kg of stimulants

October 26, 2023 - 17:32
Three men of Russian nationality have been arrested for smuggling approximately 113 kilograms of stimulants with a street value of around 7 billion yen, the largest ever single seizure by Toyama Prefectural Police. (News On Japan)
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Man on trial for doctor slaying

October 26, 2023 - 14:57
A man on trial for barricaded himself in a doctor's house with a shotgun for 11 hours in Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, fatally shooting the male resident, said he had no intention of killing the victim. (News On Japan)
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Smartphone stolen from drunk live streamer

October 26, 2023 - 14:29
A man who was drunk and fell asleep just 7 minutes into a live stream in Yokohama, had his phone stolen, with the activities of the thief continuing to be broadcast for another 90 minutes. (News On Japan)
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Japan Supreme Court declares sterilization requirement for legal recognition of transgender people unconstitutional

October 26, 2023 - 06:20
The Supreme Court of Japan ruled Wednesday that a law requiring transgender people to be sterilized in order to legally change their gender was unconstitutional. (
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Drunk Osaka cop assaults station worker

October 25, 2023 - 08:30
A 25-year-old male sergeant from the Osaka Prefectural Police is under investigation following allegations that he assaulted a station staff member. (News On Japan)
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'Red bandana' gang bashes teen boy over modified motorcycle

October 25, 2023 - 00:37
Eleven high school boys wearing red bandanas have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting and injuring a 19-year-old boy with a bat on the streets of Tachikawa, Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Icelandic man assaults taxi driver in Osaka, flees without paying 3,000 yen

October 24, 2023 - 01:24
A 24-year-old man of Icelandic nationality has been arrested after punching a taxi driver in the face and fleeing without paying the fare. (News On Japan)
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'Fake police officer' jailed for stealing 1.95 million yen from girlfriend

October 23, 2023 - 23:15
The Osaka District Court has sentenced a man accused of impersonating a police officer and defrauding his girlfriend of approximately 2 million yen in cash to 2 years and 4 months in prison. (News On Japan)
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How Women Get Money From Sugar Daddies - A Manual

October 23, 2023 - 08:30
Have you ever heard the term 'itadaki-girl' or gift-receiving girls? They are women who lie to men to make them fall in love and give the women money. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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'Nobunaga Oda' taken to hospital after falling from horse; parade resumes without leader

October 23, 2023 - 02:25
The man playing the role of Oda Nobunaga during the Nagoya Festival parade on Sunday afternoon fell from his horse and was taken to the hospital. (News On Japan)
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Man dies trapped between festival floats in Okayama

October 22, 2023 - 15:28
A 23-year-old man has died after getting trapped between floats during the traditional "Katsuyama Fighting Danjiri" event in Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Stressed salaryman slashes seats

October 22, 2023 - 15:22
A 39-year-old company employee has been arrested on suspicion of slashing train seats with a cutter on the JR Sōbu Line, which runs through Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Kabuki actor Ennosuke admits to aiding parents to take their lives

October 21, 2023 - 01:49
Prominent Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke admitted Friday to helping his parents to end their lives with sleeping drugs in May, in a suspected family suicide pact prior to the publication of a magazine report accusing him of sexual abuse and harassment. (Kyodo)
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Empress Emerita Michiko turns 89

October 21, 2023 - 01:47
Empress Emerita Michiko celebrated her 89th birthday on Friday. (Japan Today)
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Bear attacks on the rise across Japan

October 20, 2023 - 05:03
More and more people in Japan are being attacked by bears. Two were mauled Thursday in the northeastern prefecture of Iwate. One was found dead. Over 150 attacks on people have happened since April. (NHK)
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