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Sumo stable master arrested for allegedly assaulting assistant

Tokyo police on Wednesday arrested sumo stable master Kumagatani, 45, on suspicion of assaulting a male assistant. The suspect, whose real name is Kazuyuki Yamamura, was head of the Miyagino stable, where the roster includes current yokozuna grand champion Hakuho. Yamamura is currently a coach at the stable. Yamamura has ...

Sep 1, 2015

AKB48 management firm revises tax statement on member expenses

AKB48’s management company has revised its tax statement after an audit by tax authorities found discrepancies in rent payments for group members and other errors in the three years through November 2014, according to sources. The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau concluded that more than ...

Osaka murder suspect has history of similar crimes

Aug 31, 2015

Osaka murder suspect has history of similar crimes

With the investigation into the murder of two teenagers from Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture, apparently making little headway, police are looking into links with that case and similar crimes the suspect was convicted of more than a decade ago. Koji Yamada, 45, was arrested Aug. ...