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Japan to send vice justice minister to Lebanon to discuss Ghosn

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Japan on Friday said it would send a vice justice minister to Lebanon after failed attempts to get former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn to return for trial on financial misconduct charges. Hiroyuki Yoshiie, a deputy to Justice Minister Masako Mori, is to leave Tokyo on Saturday to meet the Lebanese… Read

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Man murdered by ex-colleague who was fired the day before

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Police in Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he stabbed a former co-worker to death. Police said the suspect, Tamotsu Matsui, who is from Settsu City, Osaka Prefecture, was fired Wednesday from a shipping company where he and the victim, Yuki Wakisaka,… Read

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6 suspects arrested for stealing watches from jewelry stores in Osaka

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Police in Osaka have arrested six men and women on suspicion of stealing expensive watches from precious metals stores last year. According to police, the group leader, Daichi Terakawa, 24, who is unemployed, and five accomplices stole the watches on two occasions last July and August, Sankei Shimbun reported. As… Read

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Man arrested for kicking police motorcycle in Kawasaki

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Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old man for vandalism after he kicked a police motorcycle that was parked next to a koban (police box). According to police, Kenji Tomioka, whose occupation is unknown, kicked the motorbike over beside the koban in Tama Ward’s Noborito neighborhood at around… Read

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Mother of child abuse victim says father gave daughter 'hell'

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A girl who died last year allegedly as a result of parental abuse told her mother that she had been "in hell every day" because of her father when the mother had been away for several months in 2017, a court heard Wednesday. The mother, 33, was giving evidence in… Read

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Man arrested for killing wife with sword

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Police in Akaiwa, Okayama Prefecture, on Wednesday arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 50-year-old wife with a sword. Police said they received a call at around 4:50 a.m. Wednesday from a 77-year-old woman saying that her son was threatening his wife with a sword at their home,… Read

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University student arrested for molesting woman

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Police in Higashiyamato, Tokyo, on Tuesday arrested a 22-year-old university student on suspicion of sexually molesting a woman in the corridor of her apartment building last month. According to police, Shinichi Aoki, who is a fourth-year student at a private university, has admitted to the charge and said he groped… Read

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9 Japanese men detained in Manila over phone scam brought to Japan

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Nine of 36 Japanese men detained in Manila over alleged phone scams were transferred to Japan and arrested by Tokyo police on Monday. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said Ryo Imaizumi, 27, and eight other men are members of a fraud syndicate which may have scammed some 1.5 billion yen… Read

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Driver being chased by police car hits and kills moped rider

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Police in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 25-year-old unemployed man who hit and killed a moped rider while he was being pursued by a police car at around 5 a.m. on Sunday. Police said the suspect, Hirotake Nakao, has been charged with dangerous driving resulting in death. According to… Read

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Man jumps on bullet train tracks during questioning over voyeuristic filming of woman

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Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of creating a public nuisance and for obstructing police in the performance of their duty after he resisted arrest following a report that he was voyeuristically filming a woman on a bullet train. According to police, the incident occurred at around 11:30… Read

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