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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Triple murderer, 68, hanged in Japan for ‘extremely cruel’ crimes

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan hanged a man on Thursday, the nation’s first execution this year, and the ninth since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012. Masanori Kawasaki, 68, was convicted of stabbing three peop ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considering imposing new tax on mobile phones

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Facebook page, however, suggest that the majority of voters do not agree with his plans. "Kitchen knives can be used in a violent crime, so are you planning to put a new tax on knives?" ... "Nevertheless, we must start our investigation from the perspective of crime prevention and dealing with the diffusion of mobile phones among younger and younger users," he said. The suggestion ...

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    Japan arrests 13 Chinese in theft operation targeting online banking

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... that the amount of money that gets misappropriated in cyberspace has risen to 1.4 billion yen a year. Experts say that as Japan has a very low crime rate, people here have a misplaced sense of security ...

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    Yokohama court bans Japanese pilots from flying missions at night

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... some people living nearby complain of the noise and danger of accidents, as well as the crimes committed by US services personnel. ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's justice minister resigns over links to organised crime

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 10:24am

    ... Japan’s justice minister quit on Tuesday due to ill health, and amid calls for his resignation over past ties to an organised crime syndicate, dealing another blow to unpopular Prime ... resignation after a magazine report linked him to organised crime. Tanaka said he acted as a matchmaker at a mobster’s wedding and attended a party thrown by the head of a crime group about 30 years ...

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    Slasher attacks Japan female pop group AKB48 with saw at fan event

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and television shows. Security checks tend to be light in Japan, where violent crime involving weapons is rare. Carrying a blade without reason- including a pair of scissors, a box-cutter or a survival ...

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    One-eyed gang chief jailed for extortion in Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo One-eyed gang chief is jailed for extortion The second in command of Japan's biggest yakuza crime organisation was convicted of extortion yesterday. ... means "one-eyed" in the dialect of western Japan. Takayama is second in command of the Yamaguchi-gumi, a vast organised crime syndicate that had 27,700 members at the end of last year, ...

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    Japan teenager chopped up mother he 'didn't like', reports say

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 01:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A Japanese teenager who allegedly killed his mother and chopped her body into pieces has told police he simply did not like her, and wanted to know more about dissection, reports have said. The 19-year-old allegedly dismember ...

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    China blasts Japan's Yasukuni Shrine as 'a liability' after lawmakers' visit

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... have fought for Japan, including several senior military and political figures convicted of war crimes. China and South Korea see the shrine as a symbol of what they say is Japan's ... and are in their interests and in the interests of the United States." The South Korean Foreign Ministry said it "deplored" the mass visit to a "place that enshrined war crimes that caused a war ...

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    Lost in translation: British journalist 'shocked' Japanese book he dictated denies Nanking Massacre

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:57pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Henry Scott-Stokes 'horrified' Japanese book he dictated dismisses war crime as propaganda Lost in translation: outsider's view of Nanking Massacre A veteran British journalist says he has been misrepresented by the translator of his best-selling book that looks at Japan’s history from an outsider’s point of view, and has disavowed the book’s ...




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