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Ex-ASDF official arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets

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Police have arrested a former official of Japan's Air Self-Defense Force on suspicion of leaking information seven years ago on U.S.-made military aircraft designated as a top secret by a Japanese law. So Kanno, a 58-year-old former colonel who left the ASDF in 2017, allegedly showed data on the capability… Read

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Fans remember victims 6 months after attack on Kyoto anime studio

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Fans of Kyoto Animation Co artworks on Saturday visited the site of its studio where an arson attack killed 36 people and injured 33 others exactly six months ago to commemorate the victims. What remains of the three-story studio, located in a residential area of Kyoto, is covered by gray-colored… Read

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3 employees slashed in Tokyo bar

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Three employees were slashed by four men in a bar in Shinjuku, Tokyo, early Saturday morning. According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. in the Kabukicho red-light district, Fuji TV reported. Police said the four men, described as being in their 30s or early 40s, entered the… Read

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3 teenagers arrested for assaulting, robbing man on Kanagawa street

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Police have arrested three male teenagers on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a man on a street in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. According to police, the three suspects are two youths, aged 18 and 19, whose addresses and occupations are unknown, and a 15-year-old boy who goes to a municipal junior… Read

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Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec

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The legal team of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement Friday refuting the latest allegations by the Japanese automaker against the fugitive businessman. Nissan Motor Co. on Thursday filed a new set of allegations to the Tokyo Stock Exchange against Ghosn, who skipped bail and fled to Lebanon,… Read

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39-year-old man arrested for abusing 3-year-old stepdaughter

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Police in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of assaulting his 3-year-old stepdaughter by slapping her in the face.  According to police, Takaki Iwase, slapped the girl with his bare hands at their home between Oct 25 and Oct 28 last year, which resulted in… Read

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Fukuoka man arrested for licking ear of woman he had a crush on

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For years now, there has been debate over the use of women-only train cars, with some complaining that its sexist and discriminatory. While it is technically discriminatory, it’s unfortunately needed, and here’s a great example why. On Jan 9, a 27-year-old man was arrested for sexual assault by licking the ear of… Read

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2 alleged ringleaders of Thailand-based phone scam arrested in Japan

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Two men believed to be ringleaders of a large-scale phone scam based in Thailand have been arrested in Japan, bringing the total number of those arrested in the case to 28. Kengo Yasutake, 36, and Shimpei Hirata, 34, are suspected of sending instructions to a rented luxury house located in… Read

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Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report

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Nissan Motor Co said Thursday that former Chairman Carlos Ghosn used company funds for private events abroad, including a party held at the Palace of Versailles and paying for guests to attend the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Nissan said in a corporate governance report submitted to the Tokyo Stock… Read

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Court defers ruling on fatal car accident after driver's remarks

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A court on Thursday postponed handing down a ruling to a 53-year-old car driver involved in a collision that left two toddlers dead in May in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture. The Otsu District Court cited that the driver, Fumiko Shintate, had changed her remarks on how she felt about the accident.… Read

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