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Tour bus driver arrested for using stimulants

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A 40-year-old tour bus driver has been arrested for driving under the influence of stimulants, Osaka prefectural police said, adding the man has admitted to driving while on drugs “more than 50 times.” The suspect, Hiroki Fujima, is employed by Sanwa Kotsu in Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture, Fuji TV reported… Read

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Man arrested for killing wife during quarrel

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Police in Higashi-Osaka have arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 35-year-old wife at their home. According to police, Seiji Honma, who is self-employed, has admitted to attacking his wife during an argument at the home in Shinjo at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said… Read

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Father, 4-year-old daughter found dead in suspected murder-suicide

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Police in Itami, Hyogo Prefecture, said Monday that the bodies of a 40-year-old man and his 4-year-old daughter were found in their home on Sunday night, in what appears to be a murder-suicide. According to police, at around 7:30 p.m., an emergency phone call was placed by a 38-year-old woman,… Read

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Man arrested for living above public toilet in Oita for three years

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On April 12, an electrician contracted by the municipal government of Usuki to service their public restrooms was startled when he saw a human-shaped shadow while installing a light. The contractor contacted the city which then sent some officials and police to the lavatory located in Usuki Park. They opened… Read

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FSA steps up scrutiny of banks to fight dirty money

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Japan's financial regulator has stepped up scrutiny of banks on their measures against money laundering and terror funding, ahead of checks by a global body for fighting illicit finance, several people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) sees as patchy Japanese banks' measures for… Read

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Relatives mark 5th anniversary of fatal reckless driving case in Kameoka

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Relatives of two children and a pregnant woman who were killed on April 23, 2012, when a car hit a group of elementary school children and adults in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, gathered at the scene Sunday to offer prayers and place flowers, Fuji TV reported. Seven other children were seriously… Read

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Police appeal for help two years after arson-murder of woman in Kanagawa

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Kanagawa prefectural police have appealed for the public to come forward with any information that might help catch the person or persons responsible for the murder of a 66-year-old woman whose body was found in the ruins of her burned-out house in Yugawara two years ago. Police on Friday and Saturday… Read

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Japanese businessman shot dead in Philippines

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A Japanese man was shot dead on Thursday evening by a motorbike-riding assailant just hours after he arrived in the Philippine capital Manila on a business trip, police said Friday. The gunman, riding pillion on the motorbike driven by an accomplice, shot at a van carrying 48-year-old victim Seiki Mizuno,… Read

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Man robbed of Y40 mil in cash in Ginza

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A businessman was robbed of 40 million cash in a brazen daylight heist in Tokyo’s Ginza district on Friday. According to police, the victim, a trading company owner in his 40s, was carrying a bag containing 72 million yen in cash when he was approached from behind by a man… Read

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Woman arrested over 2008 murder of 73-year-old neighbor

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Police in Higashi-Murayama, Tokyo, on Friday arrested a 59-year-old woman over the 2008 murder of a 73-year-old woman who lived nextdoor to her in an apartment building. According to police, the suspect has admitted to the charge, saying she did something terrible nine years ago, Fuji TV reported.  The victim, Kimiko… Read