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Suspected serial killer served arrest warrant for murder

newsonjapan.com - 8 hodiny 46 min zpět
Police on Monday served a fresh arrest warrant on a 27-year-old man who has admitted to killing nine people before dismembering their bodies at his apartment near Tokyo. (Japan Today)
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Japan exports climb on surging demand for cars, machinery

newsonjapan.com - 8 hodiny 48 min zpět
Japan's exports grew 14 percent over a year earlier in October on strong demand for vehicles, electronics and machinery. However, customs data released Monday showed even faster growth in imports of oil, gas and coal that caused the trade surplus to fall more than 40 percent from the year before. (Japan Today)
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US military in Japan bans drinking

newsonjapan.com - 8 hodiny 51 min zpět
The US military in Japan has banned all its service members from drinking both on and off base following a fatal car accident in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan. (NHK)
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Tokyo 2020 organizers send mascot voting information to schools nationwide

newsonjapan.com - 8 hodiny 54 min zpět
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics sent out information to elementary schools nationwide about the games' official mascot on Monday, ahead of a vote for the final selection. (Japan Today)
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Bag snatcher on motorbike strikes 3 times within 15 minutes in Saitama

newsonjapan.com - 8 hodiny 55 min zpět
A man on a motorbike came behind women and snatched their handbags on three occasions within 15 minutes on Saturday night in an area near JR Omiya Station in Saitama city, police said Sunday. The man got away with around 80,000 yen, police said. (Japan Today)
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Osaka prostitute accused of stealing customer's Y10 million wristwatch

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 11/19/2017 - 23:20
Hyogo Prefectural Police on Friday arrested a sex worker for allegedly stealing a wristwatch valued at 10 million yen from a male customer two years ago, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Seabed seismometers to be used to stop Shinkansen

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 11/19/2017 - 23:13
Japanese railway companies plan to use data from seabed seismometers to quickly stop Shinkansen bullet trains when a major earthquake hits. (NHK)
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Japanese prisons upgrade interpretation services

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 11/19/2017 - 23:12
Prison inmates who don't speak Japanese now have access to better interpretation services, thanks to a new system introduced earlier this month. (NHK)
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US Marine arrested in Okinawa

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 11/19/2017 - 23:07
Police in Okinawa, southwestern Japan, have arrested a US Marine in connection with a fatal traffic accident. (NHK)
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Man arrested over death of homeless man on Tokyo riverbank

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 23:45
Police in Tokyo on Saturday arrested an unemployed 42-year-old man of no fixed address on suspicion of killing a 61-year-old homeless man on a riverbank in Katsushika Ward. (Japan Today)
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World's first artificial shooting stars gearing up for debut over Hiroshima

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 23:42
Despite their magical reputation, shooting stars are just pieces of space debris from millimeters to a few centimeters thick that fly into Earth’s atmosphere and brightly burn up into nothing. (rocketnews24.com)
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Chiba cops nab man in sale of currency via Mercari app

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 23:40
Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly selling cash above face value using marketplace app Mercari and collecting interest exceeding the legal interest rate, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Trail runner dies after 100-meter plunge off cliff during Saitama race

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 23:35
A man died Saturday after falling off a cliff while competing in a trail running race in Saitama Prefecture, police said. (Japan Times)
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Byodoin temple all aglow

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 23:26
The Phoenix Hall of Byodoin temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, glows at night during a trial illumination on Friday. (the-japan-news.com)
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NHK unveils 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' lineup

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 00:11
Japan’s national broadcaster NHK has unveiled this year’s lineup for its annual New Year’s Eve music show "Kohaku Uta Gassen" (Red and White Song Battle), featuring 10 new groups and singers. (Japan Today)
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Reported crimes in Japan fell below 1 million mark last year

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 00:07
The overall number of crimes committed in Japan continued to drop in 2016, falling below the 1 million mark for the first time in the postwar era, according to the annual White Paper on Crime released Friday by the Justice Ministry. (Japan Times)
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Saitama man suspected of systematic child abuse accused of burning girl with hot bath

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 00:04
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a man for allegedly forcing his partner’s 4-year-old girl into a scalding hot bath that left her with burns earlier this year in what police believe could have been part of regular abuse, reports Jiji Press (tokyoreporter.com)
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Nissan execs to return part of salaries over bogus vehicle inspections

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/18/2017 - 00:01
Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa and other executives of the Japanese automaker are returning a part of their salaries to show remorse over illegal vehicle inspections at the automaker's plants in Japan. (Japan Today)
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Line messaging app adding unsend function to save us from our embarrassing selves

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/17/2017 - 23:54
After beginning service in Japan in 2011, Naver Corporation’s Line messaging app quickly become one of the most popular ways to stay connected to personal acquaintances. (Japan Today)
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Harumafuji says assault was with bare hands

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/17/2017 - 23:43
Yokozuna Grand Champion Harumafuji has reportedly told police that he hit a lower-ranked wrestler with his bare hands, not with a beer bottle as was reported. (NHK)
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