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48-year-old man found dead in Osaka apartment

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Police in Osaka said Wednesday that a 48-year-old man was found beaten to death in his apartment on Tuesday. The victim was found by police in his 9th floor apartment in Higashi-Sumiyoshi Ward at around 3:40 p.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. The victim, who worked as a janitor at a fitness… Read

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Man arrested for kidnapping teenage girl, seeking ransom money

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A 64-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a teenage girl near Tokyo and demanding 20 million yen in ransom, police said Wednesday. Isao Kimura is suspected of forcing a 16-year-old high school girl into his car in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Monday evening and taking her away, then… Read

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Man found guilty of forcing women into sex trade to clear 'debts'

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A court on Tuesday sentenced a 30-year-old man to two and a half years in prison, suspended for four years, for forcing women into the sex trade to pay off "debts." The Kyoto District Court found Yutaro Ogawa, founder and leader of the "recruiting" group, guilty of forcing two women… Read

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Man arrested for stabbing girlfriend

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Police in Yokohama said Tuesday they have arrested a 35-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed his 54-year-old girlfriend. According to police, Takumi Kojima, who lives in Aoba Ward, stabbing his girlfriend in the abdomen at around 12:40 a.m. on Monday at her apartment in Kanagawa… Read

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69-year-old man arrested for killing 86-year-old wife who had dementia

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Police in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 69-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 86-year-old wife who suffered from dementia. According to police, Toshio Uzue has admitted to killing his wife Sachio at around 4:30 p.m. on May 30 by stabbing her in the neck and… Read

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2 men die after being stabbed during fight on Nagoya street

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Two men died on Monday night after they were stabbed by another man during an altercation on a street in Nagoya. A 38-year-old unemployed man, who fled the scene, was detained at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and arrested on suspicion of murder. According to police, the incident occurred at around… Read

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Man arrested for injuring 10-year-old stepdaughter

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Police in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 52-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of assaulting his 10-year-old stepdaughter after he threw a wooden object at her, injuring her eye. According to police, the incident occurred at the family’s home at around 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The… Read

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Ghosn, Kelly appear in court; lawyer asks why Saikawa wasn't indicted

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Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn's defense team on Monday urged prosecutors to explain in detail why they decided to not charge the automaker's Japanese CEO for his involvement in their client's alleged financial misconduct, according to people close to the matter. The request was made during a pretrial… Read

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Man arrested for fatally beating 67-year-old father

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Police in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of fatally beating his 67-year-old father at their home. According to police, Takashi Takamizawa, a self-professed company employee, has admitted to beating his father Kunifuni in the face at their home at around 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, Sankei Shimbun… Read

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16-year-old student on minibike assaulted

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A 16-year-old boy riding a minibike in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, was assaulted by two men who demanded cash. According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday. The boy told police he was riding along when the two men, who were also on a minibike, came… Read

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