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Man arrested for dumping wife's body in mountain forest

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Police Hachioji, Tokyo, said Tuesday they have arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of abandoning the body of his wife in a mountain forest. According to police, the suspect, Katsuto Aoki, an insurance examiner who lives in Kunitachi, Tokyo, has admitted to killing his wife Mariko, 43, and then dumping… Read

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Kagoike, wife served with fresh warrant over fraud

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Prosecutors served on Monday a new arrest warrant for subsidy fraud totaling more than 90 million yen ($826,000) against the former head of an Osaka school operator earlier embroiled in a scandal over a discounted purchase of public land. Yasunori Kagoike, the 64-year-old former head of Moritomo Gakuen, and his… Read

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Man arrested for trying to rob post office in Tokyo

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Police in Tokyo on Monday arrested a man on suspicion of attempting to rob a post office. According to police, Masahiko Tsunekawa, 56, entered the post office in Akabane-Nishi, Kita Ward, at around 10:40 a.m., Fuji TV reported. He brandished a knife and demanded money. However, an employee pushed the… Read

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2 suspects served fresh arrest warrants for murder, robbery of woman

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Two suspects in custody for allegedly abandoning the body of a 53-year-old woman in Shiga Prefecture were served fresh arrest warrants Sunday for robbery and murder, police said. The police have not made clear whether Ichiya Nishida, 21, and an 18-year-old male have admitted to the latest charge. The two… Read

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17-year-old youth arrested for smashing koban glass door

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A 17-year-old youth has been arrested for smashing the glass door of a police koban in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture. According to police, the incident occurred at around 6 a.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, kicked the glass door… Read

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Kyoto to host 2020 U.N. crime congress

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The Justice Ministry says the city of Kyoto will host a major U.N. meeting on crime prevention in April 2020. It will be the first U.N. Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to be held in Japan since 1970, when Kyoto was also the host city. With the meeting… Read

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Ex-head of Osaka school operator to face new arrest over fraud

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Prosecutors plan to serve a fresh arrest warrant for subsidy fraud against the former head of an Osaka school operator embroiled in the scandal over a discounted purchase of public land, sources close to the case said. Yasunori Kagoike, the 64-year-old former head of Moritomo Gakuen arrested last month on… Read

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20-year-old woman arrested for dumping body of newborn baby

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Police in Shizuoka Prefecture have arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her newborn baby girl on a tea farm in Makinohara in mid-March. According to police, the suspect, Arina Masuda, has admitted to the charge of abandoning the body of her baby right after she… Read

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9,150 baseballs, bats stolen from 18 schools in 5 prefectures

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About 9,150 baseballs and bats have been stolen from 18 schools in five prefectures, the National Police Agency said Friday. According to police, the sports gear was stolen from high schools in Tochigi, Saitama, Gunma, Ibaraki and Fukushima prefectures between mid-July and Aug 16, Fuji TV reported. The baseballs and… Read

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Caregiver arrested for stealing jewelry from 81-year-old woman

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Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old woman, who works as a visiting caregiver, on suspicion of stealing jewelry worth 3.15 million yen from the home of an 81-year-old woman. According to police, the suspect, Kotomi Tajima, stole eight items, including a necklace, worth 3.15 million yen from… Read

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