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Men's Esthetic Salons Offering Illegal Sexual Services

January 18, 2024 - 12:56
Thirteen employees have been arrested for operating illegal men's esthetic salons in over 30 rooms of a condominium near Tokyo's Nakano Station, with sales exceeding 1 billion yen in a year. (News On Japan)
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Rie Kudan Wins Akutagawa Prize with "Sympathy Tower of Tokyo"

January 18, 2024 - 11:16
The 170th Akutagawa Prize selection meeting was held in Tokyo on the 17th, where Rie Kudan's "Tokyo Metropolitan Tower of Sympathy" was chosen for the award. The Naoki Prize selection is still ongoing. (News On Japan)
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Crackdown on 'Men's Underground Idols' Raises Questions About Fans' Romantic Feelings

January 18, 2024 - 05:26
The arrest of two managers of a men's underground idol agency brings to light the issue of "Oshikatsu" -- fans becoming devoted to their favorite idols. (News On Japan)
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Teenage Girl Stabbed While Sleeping at Home, Assailant on the Run

January 18, 2024 - 03:54
A teenage girl was stabbed in the back while sleeping in her bed at her home in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, early Wednesday morning, with the perpetrator still on the run after the apparent attempted murder. (News On Japan)
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Man Trapped for 15 Hours Under Quake Rubble Records His Ordeal

January 17, 2024 - 22:44
A quake survivor who managed to call for help while trapped under his partially collapsed house, recorded his ordeal on his phone for 38 seconds, while he was buried alive. (News On Japan)
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Iwate's 'Namomi' Tradition Continues with Help from Akita's 'Namahage'

January 17, 2024 - 17:44
In Noda Village, Iwate Prefecture, they take part in a special tradition. (News On Japan)
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Store Manager Arrested for Selling Genetically Modified 'Glowing' Tropical Fish

January 17, 2024 - 14:34
Two people, including a woman who is the manager of an aquarium, have been arrested for selling genetically modified glowing tropical fish, after they entered the fishy specimens into a competition. (News On Japan)
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Charges Against 'Citizen's Arrest' YouTuber 'Rengoku Koroaki' Dropped

January 17, 2024 - 05:35
The Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office has decided not to prosecute the man known as 'Rengoku Koroaki,' a YouTuber specializing in citizen's arrests, who was arrested last year for unlawfully detaining another man. (News On Japan)
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Drones Deliver Essential Supplies to Isolated Villages

January 17, 2024 - 05:16
With roads still blocked due to landslides following the Noto Peninsula earthquake, making it impossible for vehicles to pass, drones are being utilized to deliver essential supplies in disaster-stricken areas. (News On Japan)
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Agency Bosses Busted for Allowing 'Underground Idol' Grope Female Fan

January 16, 2024 - 23:13
The president and an executive of a talent agency have been arrested on suspicion of allowing a male 'idol' of touch the body of a female fan. (News On Japan)
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Suspect Rearrested in Nagoya Karaoke Murder Case

January 16, 2024 - 22:51
A 25-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a 20-year-old woman last month at a karaoke parlor in Nagoya has been rearrested for the murder of a woman with whom he was cohabiting in a condominium in Nagoya. (News On Japan)
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Why Many Japanese Women Work in Adult Disneylands

January 16, 2024 - 17:16
Japan is known for its huge night entertainment industry. It said there are almost 10,000 adult Disneylands in Japan. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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The Irresistibly Cute Fluff of Puffed-Up Sparrows

January 16, 2024 - 14:30
For seven years, a photographer known as biggate4444 (@biggate43) has been capturing the charming sight of sparrows and sharing them on social media. During this cold season, many of these birds puff up into adorable round shapes to keep warm, a phenomenon fondly referred to as "fukura suzume" (inflated sparrows). (News On Japan)
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Earthquake Evacuees Offered Free Pet Care

January 16, 2024 - 11:39
In response to the Noto Peninsula earthquake, the Ishikawa Veterinary Association has launched an initiative to support evacuees with pets by offering free pet care at more than 40 animal hospitals across the prefecture for one month. (News On Japan)
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Teen Gang Sprays Man With Tear Gas in Karoake Box Robbery

January 16, 2024 - 11:01
A gang of 4 teenagers robbed a man of 25 million yen in a karaoke box on Sunday by spraying him with tear gas, with one 18-year-old suspect arrested and 3 others still on the loose. (News On Japan)
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A Final Farewell: Husband Mourns Wife and 3 Children Lost in Earthquake

January 16, 2024 - 08:22
A police officer who had stepped outside the house just before the New Year's Day earthquake struck, becoming the sole survivor among his family, mourned the loss of his wife and 3 children at a funeral service Monday in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa. (News On Japan)
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Nationwide Search for Yakuza Boss over Starbucks Murder

January 16, 2024 - 05:01
Japan police have issued a nationwide warrant for a yakuza boss suspected of fatally shooting of man in Starbucks in Ehime on Sunday. (News On Japan)
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Grisly Discovery: Police Discover Body and a Mysterious Note In Aichi Home

January 15, 2024 - 11:08
In Aichi Prefecture's Akabicho, a man believed to be a resident was found dead under a mattress on the property of his home. (News On Japan)
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'Delivery Workers' Slash Shinjuku Resident, Steal Luxury Watch

January 15, 2024 - 09:16
Two men disguised as delivery workers forced their way into an apartment in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on Sunday, slashing a male resident and fleeing with a luxury watch. (News On Japan)
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Passenger Ferry Off Ishikawa Coast Begins Disaster Relief Operations

January 15, 2024 - 08:11
As prolonged stays in evacuation shelters continue, a large ferry moored off Nanao in Ishikawa Prefecture began accepting disaster victims around 3:00 PM on Sunday, with about 60 people, who were previously sheltering in a nearby elementary school, now resting onboard. (News On Japan)
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