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Jun 16, 2016

Japan man arrested for killing father with chopstick

An Osaka man who stabbed his father to death with a chopstick was arrested on Thursday, police said. Michikazu Ikeuchi, 51, admitted that he stabbed his 80-year-old father in the throat with a 30-centimeter-long wooden cooking chopstick on Wednesday night after a quarrel at ...

Jun 15, 2016

Teen appeals jail term over murder of Kawasaki boy

A 19-year-old male is appealing a district court ruling that sentenced him to an indeterminate prison term of between six and 10 years for his involvement in the brutal murder of a teenage boy on a riverbank in Kawasaki last year. The defendant, whose ...

Osaka woman, father fatally stabbed; boyfriend suspected

Jun 13, 2016

Osaka woman, father fatally stabbed; boyfriend suspected

A 42-year-old woman and her father were fatally stabbed at their home in Osaka Prefecture on Monday, with police saying the victim’s boyfriend who later committed suicide was likely responsible. The police said the boyfriend was found dead in a hospital parking lot two ...