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Shooting at Starbucks Leaves Man Dead, Suspect on the Run, Possible Yakuza Involvement

January 15, 2024 - 01:54
A man was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon at Starbucks in Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture, with the gunman reported to be on the run. (News On Japan)
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MMA Fighter Mikuru Asakura to Form Idol Group

January 14, 2024 - 09:02
Mixed martial artist and judge on "Breaking Down", Mikuru Asakura, has initiated a unique entertainment project titled "Dark Idol," auditioning women in Kabukicho after the last train has departed. (News On Japan)
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Why Gender-Neutral Toilets Disappeared in Kabukicho, Japan

January 13, 2024 - 17:16
These teenage women frequently met up with male customers they met on the internet in the private rooms of the gender neutral toilets and offered their services. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Man Arrested in Nagoya for Attempting to Make Friends by Showing Buttocks in Convenience Store

January 13, 2024 - 07:47
A man wearing stockings with a slit up the middle has been arrested for showing his buttocks to a male store clerk at a convenience store in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Police Officer Fatally Hit by Taxi, Possible Hit-and-Run or Sleeping on Road

January 12, 2024 - 19:40
A 37-year-old police officer was fatally struck by a taxi in Nagasaki City on Wednesday evening. (News On Japan)
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Man Found Dead with Stab Wounds in Yokohama Pharmacy

January 12, 2024 - 16:06
A man was discovered collapsed Friday morning in a pharmacy in Yokohama's Minami Ward with what appears to be stab wounds to the upper body, with police investigating the possibility of foul play. (News On Japan)
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Standoff Ends at Tokyo Hotel, Female Hostage Released

January 12, 2024 - 10:52
A man who barricaded himself in a hotel near Uguisudani Station in Tokyo on Friday morning was arrested by police at around 11:25 AM on charges of kidnapping a woman. (News On Japan)
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Physiotherapist arrested for groping, kissing colleague

January 12, 2024 - 04:49
A 30-year-old physiotherapist has been arrested for sexually assaulting a female caregiver who was accompanying him on home care visits, claiming she had romantic feelings towards him. (News On Japan)
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Citizen's arrest YouTuber busted defrauding girlfriend of 2.5 million yen by faking rare disease

January 12, 2024 - 04:00
A YouTuber who calls himself "Super Dominator" is being investigated by Tokyo police for deceiving his former girlfriend by falsely claiming to have a rare disease and swindling 2.5 million yen from her in the guise of medical expenses. (News On Japan)
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Kidnapper and murderer of woman receives 20-year prison term

January 12, 2024 - 03:48
A 37-year-old man charged with kidnapping and fatally assaulting a woman, before disposing of her body in a forest in Tochigi Prefecture, has been handed a 20-year prison sentence. (News On Japan)
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19-year-old track athlete crowned 'Lucky Man'

January 11, 2024 - 06:19
The annual "Fukumairi" ritual, a 14th-century tradition held every year to determine the luckiest man of the year, was taken out by a 19-year-old university student on Wednesday morning. (News On Japan)
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'Johnny Somali' fined 200,000 yen for disrupting business, trespassing charges dropped

January 10, 2024 - 21:45
Kick Streamer 'Johnny Somali' has been slapped with a 200,000 yen fine for obstructing business by broadcast loud music from his phone in a gyudon restaurant in Osaka. (News On Japan)
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'Tokorozawa Tyson' arrested over death threat

January 10, 2024 - 16:49
A 41-year-old YouTuber known as 'Tokorozawa Tyson' has been arrested for allegedly threatening an acquaintance. (News On Japan)
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Beloved whale shark 'Hachibei' dies in quake-hit aquarium

January 10, 2024 - 06:45
A whale shark that captured the hearts of visitors to Notojima Aquarium has died in captivity following the devastating Ishikawa earthquake. (News On Japan)
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2 boys nabbed trying to steal policeman's handcuffs

January 10, 2024 - 00:59
Two teenagers were arrested on Sunday evening near Hiroshima Station's rotary for assaulting a police officer and attempting to steal his handcuffs. (News On Japan)
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'Queen of Enka' Aki Yashiro dies at 73

January 9, 2024 - 19:35
Acclaimed Japanese enka singer Aki Yashiro, known for hits like "Funauta," has passed away at the age of 73. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Teacher Facing Second Arrest Over Improper Conduct with Student

January 9, 2024 - 16:13
A teacher at a combined junior and senior high school in Tokyo has been re-arrested on charges of performing indecent acts on a male student and filming the incident. (News On Japan)
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Model Ralumu Fujikawa Apologizes For Lying About Cosmetic Surgery

January 9, 2024 - 15:44
Model Ralumu Fujikawa creates post to apologize, revealing she lied about her cosmetic surgery and shares before-and-after photos. (News On Japan)
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Hiker collared for starting bamboo blaze

January 9, 2024 - 12:33
A 73-year-old man claiming he was just going for a walk in the forest has been arrested on suspicion of lighting several fires. (News On Japan)
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Man re-arrested for murder of Hokkaido snack bar 'mama'

January 9, 2024 - 01:39
Police have re-arrested a 58-year-old man, previously detained for abandoning the body of a 66-year-old woman in a mountain forest in Ashoro Town, Hokkaido, last November, on suspicion of murder. (News On Japan)
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