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2 burnt bodies found on riverside in Tochigi Prefecture


The burnt bodies of two people were found Tuesday on a riverside north of Tokyo and police are investigating the case as a suspected incident of corpse abandonment. The bodies discovered in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, had their hands and feet bound, and their heads were covered in what appeared to… Read


30-year-old man arrested for shoplifting snacks from convenience store


Police in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of shoplifting 10 items, including sweets and groceries, from a convenience store. According to the warrant, the man, who claims to be self-employed, allegedly stole the items at around 11:15 a.m. on April 3, local media reported. Staff… Read


Woman arrested after stealing box with GPS tracker from man’s doorstep


Police in Owariasahi, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 49-year-old woman on suspicion of theft after she took a cardboard box containing a computer mouse and other items that had been left on the doorstep of an apartment. According to police, the 29-year-old man who lives in the apartment has… Read


Stolen ¥10 mil gold bowl found in secondhand store


A pure gold bowl priced at around 10 million yen that was stolen from a Tokyo department store last week was confiscated on Monday at a secondhand store in the capital, according to police. Masaru Horie, who was arrested Saturday for the theft, is believed to have received about 1.8… Read


Man arrested for breaking into swimming school and stealing swimsuits


Police in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of breaking into a swimming school after it was closed and stealing brand-new swimsuits. According to local media, the incident occurred on the morning of March 29. Police said Hitoshi Takashita is accused of breaking into the… Read


64-year-old man arrested for molesting 1-year-old girl in Kyoto park


Police in Kyoto have arrested a 64-year-old man on suspicion of allegedly molesting a one-year-old girl at a park on Sunday. According to police, the incident occurred just before 2 p.m. at the park in Ukyo Ward, broadcaster NTV reported. The girl had come to the park with her mother… Read


Over 100 hotels in Japan fall victim to Booking.com phishing scams


Over 100 hotels in Japan have fallen victim to email scams that try to steal customers' credit card information using accommodation reservation site Booking.com, a Kyodo News tally shows. Some of the hotels said their customers lost money after the fraudsters stole their card details. The Japan Tourism Agency has… Read


3-year-old girl dies after being hit by car; driver arrested


Police in Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after his car hit and killed a three year-old girl. The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday on a narrow straight road that passes through a residential area, broadcaster NTV reported.… Read


Woman arrested for attempting to kill 18-year-old son


Police in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed her 18-year-old son at their home on Saturday. According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. while her son was sleeping, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the woman stabbed… Read


Man arrested over theft of ¥10 mil gold tea bowl from Tokyo store


Tokyo police arrested Saturday a man suspected of stealing a pure gold tea bowl costing around 10 million yen from a major Tokyo department store last week. Masaru Horie, 32, allegedly took the bowl at around 11:40 a.m. on Thursday at a special exhibition and sale event at the Takashimaya… Read

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