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Osaka police failed to report 81,000 crimes between 2008 and 2012: probe

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Osaka police said Wednesday they failed to report roughly 81,000 criminal cases to the National Police Agency between 2008 and 2012 — nearly 10 percent ...
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After grisly Sasebo killing, teachers, community wonder if there were signs

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
The 16-year-old high school girl arrested Sunday for allegedly killing a classmate in Nagasaki Prefecture says she cut up the body of her victim because ...
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Suspected Ebola cases sent home as Liberian isolation unit fills up

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
An isolation unit for Ebola victims in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, is overrun with cases and health workers are being forced to treat up to 20 ...
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China ex-leaders OK’d Zhou probe

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Two former Chinese leaders gave their consent to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, a sign the corruption probe won’t open a rift in the ...
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Town picked as candidate for radiation-tainted waste dump, drawing protest

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
More than 100 residents in Shioya, Tochigi Prefecture, gathered to protest the government choosing their town as a candidate site for the disposal of radiation-tainted ...
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Teen held in friend’s killing ‘wanted to try dissecting a person’

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
A 16-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of killing a classmate and partially dismembering her body has told investigators she wanted to try dissection techniques on ...
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Indoor tanning behind 200% spike in deadly skin cancer: U.S. surgeon general

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump ...
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India naval drill with Japan, U.S. seen as signal to China

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Traffic at the Maritime Self-Defense Force base at Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, is typically dominated by Japanese and U.S. warships, but in July it saw an ...
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Haiku with pacifist message sparks war of words in Saitama

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
An unpublished haiku about a group of women protesting against efforts to reinterpret war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution has triggered an outpouring of words ...
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After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
When Ukraine’s military offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels from the restive east began in mid-April with humiliated soldiers meekly surrendering their armored vehicles, it looked ...
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Hato Bus to beef up popular Tokyo ghost story tours

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Tokyo sightseeing bus operator Hato Bus Co. said Wednesday it will offer more of its popular bus and boat tours to famous “haunted” places with ...
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Iwakuma continues to dominate on road

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish. Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, ...
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Iida outshines Matsui in rookie duel as Hawks down Eagles

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Fukuoka Softbank lefty Yuya Iida won a rookie pitchers’ duel with Tohoku Rakuten’s top draft pick, Yuki Matsui, on Wednesday as the Pacific League-leading Hawks ...
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New coach Scott eyes swift return to contention for Lakers

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth-shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship ...
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Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Kei Nishikori has new confidence against the top stars in tennis, thanks to some success on the court and in his work with coach Michael ...
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Alvarez, Marlins top Nats for sixth straight win

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
The Miami Marlins have gotten contributions from a number of players during their recent surge. On Tuesday night, their two All-Stars led them. Henderson Alvarez ...
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R-18 to G: Are pink films losing their potency?

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Yuji Tajiri and Shinji Imaoka were two of the “Seven Lucky Gods of Pink” — a group of young pink eiga (erotic film) directors who ...
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Lost in a dingy maze of booze, sex and crime

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Golden-gai, a warren of tiny bars near Shinjuku’s Kabukicho entertainment district, has long been a refuge for writers, musicians, filmmakers and other artistic types, who ...
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North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think tank

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fueling speculation of a full-scale flight test to ...
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HondaJet prepares for take off with aviation venture

japantimes - 53 min 42 sec ago
It was just over half a century ago that Honda Motor Co.’s founder, Soichiro Honda, made public his aspiration to eventually enter the aviation business. ...
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