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Jul 13, 2016

Tokyo High Court overturns man's 'right to be forgotten'

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday rescinded a lower court judgment that recognized the “right to be forgotten” in a case filed by a man who demanded Google Inc. eliminate five-year-old articles on his crime record from its search results. The court rejected the ...

Three held over selling of curry restaurant waste as food

Jul 12, 2016

Three held over selling of curry restaurant waste as food

Three men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling beef cutlets that a major curry restaurant chain had intended to dispose of. There were identified as Kazuyuki Onishi, 75, head of a now effectively defunct industrial waste disposal company in Aichi Prefecture; Masao Okada, 78, ...

Suspect held in dismembered body case admits to killing

Jul 10, 2016

Suspect held in dismembered body case admits to killing

A man arrested Saturday in connection with the discovery of a dismembered body in a pond in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward has told investigators that he killed the 88-year-old woman and cut up her body at her home, investigative sources said. The police have found ...

Setagaya man prime suspect in Himonya Park murder case

Jul 9, 2016

Setagaya man prime suspect in Himonya Park murder case

A man arrested Saturday in connection with last month’s discovery of body parts in a west Tokyo park has purportedly admitted to the crime, after initially denying the allegation, police sources said. Yasunobu Ikeda, 28, was detained on suspicion of dumping the body of Tokiko ...

Dismembered human body parts found in Shizuoka lake

Jul 8, 2016

Dismembered human body parts found in Shizuoka lake

Dismembered human body parts were found Friday in and around a lake in Shizuoka Prefecture, prompting police to launch an investigation. A man living near Lake Hamana in Hamamatsu found a right leg on the lakeside around 6:20 a.m. and notified the police, they ...

Jul 8, 2016

Indefinite prison term sought for babysitter over boy's death

Prosecutors on Friday demanded an indefinite prison term for a former male babysitter accused of murdering a 2-year-old boy in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, in March 2014. During closing statements, prosecutors told Yokoyama District Court that the defendant, Yuji Motte, 28, had a strong intent ...