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Man who hid coronavirus infection arrested over hot spring visit

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A man was arrested Wednesday over a July visit to a hot spring near Tokyo after he left the hospital he was being treated in for COVID-19 and did not disclose his illness to the spa operators, police said. The man in his 40s from Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture is… Read

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SUV driver arrested for hit-and-run involving motorcyclist

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A man driving a Hummer SUV has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run after his vehicle injured a male motorcyclist in Niiza City, Saitama Prefecture. Naoto Aizawa, 34, a resident of Tokyo’s Higashi-Kurume City whose occupation is unknown, faces negligent driving charges resulting in injury, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said… Read

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Mother arrested for murder after suffocating 15-day-old son

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Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 35-year-old mother on suspicion of killing her 15-day-old son. Hiromi Koyama is suspected of killing her son, Kaito, at around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. Police believe Koyama suffocated the baby by covering his mouth in the second-floor living room… Read

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Mother arrested for drowning her 2 children in bathtub

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Police in Annaka, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her two young children by drowning them in the bathtub on Nov 16. Kumiko Fujimaki is accused of killing her four-year-old son Kei and two-year-old daughter Maria, Sankei Shimbun reported. She then tried to kill herself… Read

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Man arrested for stealing high school girl’s uniform from locker room

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Police in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of stealing a high school girl’s uniform from the locker room. Police said Takashi Sato, a part-time worker from Hirakata City, who was arrested on Monday, has admitted to the charge, Sankei Shimbun reported. He was quoted as… Read

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Disgraced lawmaker closer to losing seat over election law violation

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A disgraced Japanese lawmaker has moved closer to losing her parliamentary seat following the finalization of a suspended prison term for her aide over illegal payments to election campaigners, judicial sources said Tuesday. Hiroshi Tatemichi, 55, a state-paid secretary of upper house lawmaker Anri Kawai, did not file an objection… Read

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Over 600 Japan entities hit by cyberattacks amid rise in telework

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At least 607 Japanese entities, including major firms and government agencies, have been targeted by cyberattacks as hackers exploit vulnerabilities in the technology used for remote work amid the coronavirus pandemic, an information security expert said Monday. Many of the organizations, which are clients of a virtual private network service… Read

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Sri Lankan man arrested for arranging fake marriage with Japanese woman

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A 29-year-old Sri Lankan man in Japan has been arrested for allegedly arranging a fake marriage between a compatriot and a Japanese woman, who applied to do so on social media in exchange for money, police said. The police suspect that Tharaka Wishvanath Amarasena was planning to run a fake… Read

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Elderly couple found dead in murder-suicide

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An 82-year-old couple who owned an apartment building in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward have been found dead in what police say was a murder-suicide. The couple, who owned the 10-story building, were found dead by a security company employee at around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the… Read

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Trial of man accused of killing Yamagata eye doctor to start Monday

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A 25-year-old man charged with the murder of a 50-year-old ophthalmologist last year will go on trial Monday in Yamagata City. Hiroki Kato, a resident of Yamagata City and a former student at Yamagata University, has been charged with killing Chiemi Yaguchi, 50, in her apartment in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture,… Read

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