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Feb 16, 2017

Teen rape suspect turns himself in after escape from hospital

A 17-year-old rape suspect who escaped from police custody at a hospital in Hokkaido the previous day turned himself in on Thursday, accompanied by a female acquaintance, officials said. According to the Hokkaido Prefectural Police, the suspect, a company employee in Hakodate, was arrested ...

In court, Chilean denies killing Japanese student in France

Feb 15, 2017

In court, Chilean denies killing Japanese student in France

A Chilean accused of killing a 21-year-old Japanese woman in France told Chile’s Supreme Court on Tuesday that he is innocent, his lawyer said. Nicolas Zepeda Contreras appeared in court accompanied by his lawyer, responding to a summons issued after France asked to have ...

Feb 14, 2017

25% of Japan's stalkers took up police advice for therapy

Among stalkers in Japan who were advised by prefectural police departments in April-December last year to consult doctors and counselors, offenders in 25 percent of all cases followed the recommendations, data from the National Police Agency show. Police departments aim to use medical care ...