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French activist Bardot slams Japan's 'manhunt' against anti-whaler Watson

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French film star Brigitte Bardot has slammed Japan for its "manhunt" of anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, detained under an international warrant issued by Tokyo. Watson was arrested in Greenland on Sunday, and pending a decision on his possible extradition to Japan, he will be held until Aug 15. His ship… Read

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70-year-old woman arrested for killing 102-year-old mother

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Police in Kunitachi City, Tokyo, have arrested a 70-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 102-year-old mother with whom she lived. Police said Yoko Komine as admitted to the allegation and quoted her as saying she killed her mother Fuku Komine because she was worn out from looking after her,… Read

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Worker arrested for stealing golf club heads at Tokyo airport

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A Vietnamese man has been arrested for allegedly stealing golf club heads while sorting check-in luggage as a worker at Tokyo's Haneda airport, police said Monday. Tran Nhat Tai, 33, came to Japan under the country's technical trainee program and was working as a contract employee at a company engaging… Read

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Woman arrested on suspicion of killing male acquaintance in apartment

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Police in Kyoto City have arrested an unemployed 37-year-old Korean woman on suspicion of killing a 68-year-old male acquaintance in an apartment on June 15. According to the prefectural police, the woman, Mayumi Koo, claims she found the body of Koji Mino at around 3:30 p.m. on June 22 and called… Read

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30-year-old man arrested for fatally stabbing mother in Kochi Prefecture

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Police in Sukumo, Kochi Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 30-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his 62-year-old mother at their home. According to police, Kyosuke Nakayama is accused of stabbing his mother Miwa with a knife at around 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, Kyodo News reported. Nakayama… Read

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Anti-whaling campaigner arrested in Greenland; may be extradited to Japan

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Greenland police said they arrested a veteran environmental activist and anti-whaling campaigner on Sunday on an international arrest warrant issued by Japan. Paul Watson was arrested when his ship docked in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, a police statement said. He will be brought before a district court with a request to… Read

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60-year-old man arrested for keeping mother's body at home for 5 years

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Police in Osaka on Sunday arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of abandoning a body after he left the corpse of his mother in a futon at his home for five years. Police said Katsunori Onada, a part-time worker who lives in Ikuno Ward, has admitted to the charge, Sankei… Read

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Man threatened by stranger who shows up at his house with knife

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Police in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, have arrested a 53-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of threatening to kill another man whose house he showed up at with a knife. According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:50 p.m. Saturday, broadcaster NTV reported. Police said the man knocked on the front door… Read

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Ex-Japanese Red Army member imprisoned over Jakarta attack dies at 76

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Tsutomu Shirosaki, a former militant in the Japanese Red Army, died Saturday while in prison for his involvement in a 1986 mortar attack on the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta, investigative sources said. He was 76. Shirosaki died after choking during a meal, the sources said Sunday. In 2018, the Tokyo… Read

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7-year-old girl hit and killed by bus; driver arrested

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A seven-year-old elementary school girl was hit and killed by a community bus in Kawachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Saturday. According to police, Haru Naito was walking ahead of her father at around 7 p.m. when she was struck by the bus, NHK reported. The bus, which was traveling east along… Read

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