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Memorial service marks 20 years since fatal stabbing rampage at Ikeda school

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A memorial service was held Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of a stabbing rampage by an intruder at an elementary school in Osaka Prefecture that left eight children dead, one of the highest-profile murder cases in Japanese history. With the coronavirus pandemic continuing, relatives, teachers and students attended a… Read

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Russian crew member arrested over boat collision that killed 3 Japanese

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A Russian crew member has been arrested over the deaths of three men aboard a Japanese fishing boat that capsized after colliding with a ship he was in charge of near Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido in late May, the local coast guard said. Pavel Dobrianskii, 38, was in… Read

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Town hit by threats, complaints over COVID vaccination program for youth

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A town in Kyoto Prefecture has been flooded with complaints and threatening phone calls over its program for administering coronavirus vaccinations to young people between the ages of 12 and 15. Amid the massive backlash against the COVID vaccination program that started the previous day, the town of Ine on… Read

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Man charged with assisting 13-year-old girl to commit suicide

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Police in Tamba, Hyogo Prefecture, said served a second arrest warrant against a 23-year-old unemployed man over the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found on a mountain road on May 6. Police said Yuichi Nishida, who is from Kagoshima Prefecture, was initially arrested on suspicion of abandoning… Read

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Woman arrested over fatal stabbing of boyfriend

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 37-year-old boyfriend at his apartment. According to police, Yoko Mizutani is accused of stabbing her former co-worker and boyfriend, Yuki Aizawa, multiple times with a fruit knife at her apartment in Taito Ward at around 3 a.m.… Read

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15-year-old boy arrested after stabbing gun shop employee

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Police in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed an employee of a gun shop. According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Otake gun shop, Fuji TV reported. Police said the boy entered the store,… Read

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Man arrested over murder of girlfriend in Kyoto

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Police in Kyoto have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 48-year-old girlfriend. According to police, Masaru Mansho, who is self-employed, has admitted to strangling to death Shiho Taba at around 3 p.m. last Thursday at his apartment in Kamigyo Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. Taba’s son called 110… Read

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Caregiver arrested over assault of 84-year-old man at nursing home

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Police in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old caregiver on suspicion of assaulting an 84-year-old man at a nursing home. According to police, Takashi Kushi has admitted to assaulting the man at Koshigaya Yosakoi Home at around 5:15 a.m. on May 31, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Kushi, who… Read

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Saitama police chief arrested for stealing rolls of toilet paper

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On June 3, Takashi Tanaka, chief of police at Fukaya Station in Saitama Prefecture, was handed a one-month suspension after he was caught stealing not one, but five rolls of toilet paper. However, having been caught white-handed and at the age of 60, he decided to take early retirement the same… Read

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Baby’s body found in shopping center locker

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The body of a newborn infant, whose gender is unknown, has been found in a coin locker at a shopping center at JR Ofuna Station in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said. According to police, the infant’s remains were found by a security guard at around 2:40 p.m. Friday in the… Read

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