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Businessman paid $8.2 mil by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe

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A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes… Read

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Man assaulted, robbed on Tokyo street

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A 23-year-old man was assaulted and robbed of 100,000 yen by two men in Tokyo’s Taito Ward, police said Tuesday. According to police, the victim was walking from his parked car at around 2:30 a.m. on Monday when two men came from behind and pulled him to the ground, Sankei… Read

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Man referred to prosecutors for killing homeless woman in Ueno Park

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Police in Tokyo have sent papers to prosecutors on a man in his 60s who allegedly killed a homeless woman in her 70s, in Ueno Park.  According to police, the suspect, a blue collar worker, killed the woman, who apparently lived in the park, by beating her about the head… Read

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Death penalty finalized for man who killed 19 disabled people

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The death sentence for a Japanese man over the mass murder in 2016 of 19 mentally impaired people at a care home near Tokyo was finalized Tuesday as he withdrew his appeal the previous day. Satoshi Uematsu, 30, a former caretaker at the Tsukui Yamayuri En facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa… Read

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Mother arrested for trying to kill 16-year-old son by setting fire to house

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Police in Soka, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 46-year-old woman on suspicion of arson and attempted murder after she set fire to her house in order to kill her 16-year-old son. According to police, flames were seen coming from the family home at around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Fuji TV… Read

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Woman suspected of killing mother-in-law, elderly neighbor, then trying to kill herself

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Police in Abiko, Chiba Prefecture, said Sunday that a 61-year-old woman is suspected of killing her 92-year-old mother-in-law, as well as an 87-year-old man, before trying to kill herself. According to police, at around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, a man called 119 and said his wife had stabbed herself, Sankei Shimbun… Read

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Man arrested for attempting to kill neighbor over noise dispute

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Police in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he assaulted his neighbor with a hammer. According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in an apartment building, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Masayuki Tsunakawa, a company employee, attacked his neighbor,… Read

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Man arrested for abusing 1-month-old daughter

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Police in Chiba City have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his one-month-old daughter by stomping on her as she lay on the floor. According to police, Daiki Ogata, who works at a caregiving facility, has admitted to the charge, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said that the incident… Read

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Shinjuku Ward official accused of stealing personal items from unclaimed bodies

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Police are investigating a man in his 40s, who is a supervisor at the Shinjuku Ward office in Tokyo, on suspicion of theft and embezzlement after he took home the personal belongings of numerous unidentified and unclaimed deceased persons, including cash, credit cards and bank books, without permission from the… Read

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Man arrested after yelling ‘I have the coronavirus’ in Nagoya drugstore

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Police in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business after he coughed at two female employees in a drugstore, while yelling “I have the coronavirus.” According to police, the incident occurred at 12:55 p.m. on Wednesday in the store in Tenpaku Ward,… Read

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