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Man stabs mother, then himself in attempted murder-suicide

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A man stabbed his mother and then himself in an attempted murder-suicide in Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture, on Wednesday. According to police, the mother, who is in her 60s, staggered out of her house and collapsed on the ground at around 9:15 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. She was bleeding from the… Read

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Man accused of groping woman on train, arrested for assaulting man who tried to stop him escaping

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 52-year-old former police officer on suspicion of assaulting a man who tried to stop him from fleeing from a subway station after he allegedly groped a woman on a train. According to police, the incident occurred at around 7 a.m. Monday on the Toei… Read

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6,000 hygiene masks stolen from Japanese Red Cross hospital in Kobe

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Thieves in Japan have made off with some 6,000 surgical masks from a hospital, with the country facing a mass shortage and a huge price hike online due to the coronavirus. Four boxes containing the face masks disappeared from a locked storage facility at the Japanese Red Cross hospital in… Read

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Brazilian man fatally stabbed; wife wounded outside home in Shizuoka Pref

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A 44-year-old Brazilian man and his 43-year-old Brazilian wife were stabbed outside their home in Kikugawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Monday night. The victim, Marcos de Souza, died of his wounds later in hospital. According to police, de Souza's wife said she heard her husband arguing with another man outside their… Read

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Man arrested for ordering street touts to lure customers to bar

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Police in Fukuoka have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of violating the law regulating adult entertainment businesses after he ordered street touts to lure customers into a bar. Toshiya Matsui, who claims to be self-employed, was arrested by police on Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Matsui is accused of soliciting… Read

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Woman awoken by naked intruder in her apartment

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted rape after he broke into the apartment of a woman in her 20s and tried to assault her as she slept. According to police, the incident occurred early Monday morning in the woman’s apartment in Shinagawa Ward, Fuji… Read

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Air Self-Defense Force base worker arrested for molesting woman

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A 46-year-old man who works in the administration division of a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base in Gifu City has been arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting a 19-year-old woman as she walked home, police said Sunday. According to police, the incident occurred at around 11:20 p.m. Saturday. Police say… Read

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No. of police personnel disciplined in 2019 drops for 7th straight year

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The number of police department officers and personnel who were disciplined in 2019 was 243, a drop of 14 from 2018, the National Police Agency said in a report. According to statistics dating back to 2000, this is the second lowest number of disciplinary actions against officers, with the number… Read

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2 Japanese businessmen charged in U.S. over tech hardware price fixing

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A grand jury has charged two Japanese businessmen for their role in an alleged global conspiracy to fix prices for components used in computer hard disk drives, federal officials announced Friday. Hitoshi Hashimoto and Hiroyuki Tamura, both former top sales executives at NHK Spring Co Ltd, were indicted Thursday in… Read

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Truck driver arrested for robbing post office in Gunma Pref

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Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of robbing a post office on Thursday. Police said Fumi Aoki, who works as a truck driver, was arrested on Friday. They said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he… Read

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