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Mother arrested for killing 1-year-old baby by giving her non-essential drug

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Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 33-year-old woman on suspicion of giving her one-year-old daughter a non-essential drug, allegedly causing her death, while she was hospitalized in Izumi City, Osaka Prefecture, last year.  The unidentified mother, a part-time worker from Takaishi City, is accused of giving her daughter the drug… Read

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Truck driver arrested after hitting workman on street

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Police in Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death after the truck he was driving hit a man in his 70s who was directing vehicles going in and out of a construction site. According to police, the accident occurred at around… Read

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Man arrested after using AI to 'destroy' censor mosaics in Japanese adult videos

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Kyoto prefectural police officers have arrested a 43-year-old male resident of Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture. With this, they brought an end to his nine-month spree of destruction. What kind of destruction? Mosaic destruction. Mosaics aren’t recognized as protected species in Japan, and their lack of physical form means that destroying them doesn’t qualify as vandalism.… Read

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Death penalty sought for ex-nurse over murders of 3 patients

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Prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for a former nurse, accused of killing three patients by putting a disinfectant into their intravenous drips at a Yokohama hospital near Tokyo in 2016. Ayumi Kuboki, 34, has admitted to premeditatedly mixing an antiseptic solution into the drip bags, causing the patients to… Read

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3 men arrested over attempted murder of man sleeping in apartment

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Police in Tokyo have arrested three men on suspicion of attempted murder in August after two of them broke into a man’s apartment and stabbed him, while the third man waited outside in a car. The incident occurred in the early hours of Aug 7 in Adachi Ward, Fuji TV… Read

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47 trainee police officers punished for underage drinking, smoking

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Forty-seven trainee officers of a police academy in western Japan have been subjected to up to three months of disciplinary action for underage drinking and smoking or facilitating such behavior. Disciplinary action has been taken against 33 underage students who drank alcohol in groups of up to five in dormitory… Read

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Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl in park

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting an elementary school girl in a park. According to police, the incident occurred early in the evening on Aug 28 at a park in Adachi Ward, Fuji TV reported. The girl had come to the park with… Read

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Thieves steal 60,000 persimmons from Gifu orchard

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Gifu prefectural police are investigating the theft of 60,000 persimmons from an orchard last week.  The high-grade Fuyu variety of persimmons, stolen from about 400 trees, were worth around 3 million yen in total, Sankei Shimbun quoted police as saying. The 63-year-old grower called police to report the theft on… Read

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Ghosn determined to restore his reputation

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Carlos Ghosn, the former auto industry superstar whose career screeched to a halt with his arrest three years ago, isn't about to settle into quiet retirement. The former head of the Nissan-Renault alliance fled to Lebanon in late 2019, while out on bail facing financial misconduct charges in Japan. In… Read

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Man arrested over murder of woman in Saitama last month

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Police in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 27-year-old unemployed woman in September. Police said the suspect, Suguru Tomita, a self-proclaimed company employee who lives in Higashimurayama, Tokyo, has denied killing Hidemi Miyazaki, Sankei Shimbun reported. Miyazaki was found dead in her apartment… Read

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