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Woman found guilty of making daughter steal toy cars

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A woman has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for four years with supervision, for making her junior high school-aged daughter steal 41 toy cars from a supermarket in western Japan in June. In handing down the sentence, Judge Miho Uda of the Otsu District Court said, "The… Read

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Prosecutors to indict Nissan as well as Ghosn: report

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Tokyo prosecutors have decided to indict Nissan as well as its former chairman Carlos Ghosn and another executive as early as next week over alleged financial misconduct, a report said Friday. The report comes amid speculation that Ghosn and his right-hand man Greg Kelly will face new allegations related to… Read

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Man uses pepper spray on employee in ¥10 mil pachinko parlor heist

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A man broke into a prize exchange booth at a pachinko parlor in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Thursday and stole 10 million yen in cash after using pepper spray on an employee. According to police, the robbery occurred at around 12:49 a.m. on Thursday. Fuji TV reported that police… Read

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Mother gets 2 years in prison for abusing 8-month-old daughter who suffered frostbite

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A 25-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years in prison by the Saitama District Court for parental neglect after abandoning her 8-month-old daughter in a bathroom in midwinter. The infant subsequently lost parts of two toes due to frostbite. According to the ruling, Asuka Kamikubo left her daughter, wearing… Read

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Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned

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Ousted Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn admitted to prosecutors that he signed documents on his post-retirement pay that were unreported in the company's securities statements, sources close to the investigation said Thursday. The act of signing, which Ghosn allegedly denied shortly after his arrest on Nov 19, is seen… Read

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6,000 cryptocurrency laundering cases suspected in Jan-Oct period

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Nearly 6,000 cases of suspected money laundering linked to cryptocurrency were reported to police in the January-October period, National Police Agency officials said Thursday. The figure is more than eight times higher than the 669 cases reported from April to December last year. Cryptocurrency exchange operators are required to report… Read

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In Lebanon, billboards declare 'We are all Carlos Ghosn'

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Lebanese woke up to bright billboards of ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn posted around Beirut on Thursday, in the latest show of support for the detained businessman of Lebanese origin. The Brazil-born entrepreneur is feted in Lebanon as a model of international success, and many were shocked by his arrest… Read

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Brazilian consul: Ghosn is healthy, wants thrillers

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The former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan on suspicion of underreporting his income, seems prepared to fight out his case and has asked for thriller books, according to the Brazilian consul general. Joao de Mendonca Lima Neto, one of the few visitors Ghosn has been allowed… Read

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Suspect pleads not guilty to murder of 84-year-old woman found in Gunma river in 2015

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A 43-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of killing an 84-year-old woman and then dumping her body in the Tatara River in Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture, on April 15, 2015, pleaded not guilty at the opening session of her trial at the Gunma District Court on Wednesday. The victim, Taka Hagiwara, had… Read

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Nursing assistant gets 24 years for lacing colleague’s drink with drug, causing her death in car crash

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A 72-year-old former nursing assistant at a home for the elderly in Inzai City, Chiba Prefecture, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after being convicted of causing the death of her colleague. The court ruled Tuesday that Aiko Hatano put a sleep-inducing drug into her colleague’s coffee which… Read

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