Japanese businessmen heading to their offices in Tokyo. A gang of Chinese thieves targeted sleeping Japanese salarymen in a spate of hotel robberies. Photo: AFP

Chinese thieves arrested for spate of hotel robberies targeting snoring Japanese salarymen

  • They listened out for sleeping guests before sneaking in and taking thousands of dollars worth of valuables
  • Police admitted to being ‘amazed’ at the suspects’ ingenious methods of gaining access to rooms without their occupants realising
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Japanese businessmen heading to their offices in Tokyo. A gang of Chinese thieves targeted sleeping Japanese salarymen in a spate of hotel robberies. Photo: AFP
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Newfound international and domestic interest in the breed has propelled visitor numbers to the Akita Dog Museum. Photo: AFP

Akita dog honoured by Japanese police for saving the life of an elderly woman

  • Mame, a 12-year-old from the town of Senboku, in Akita Prefecture, alerted her owner to the old lady, who was slumped by the side of the road
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Newfound international and domestic interest in the breed has propelled visitor numbers to the Akita Dog Museum. Photo: AFP
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