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Aug 20, 2015

Arrest warrant issued for founder of FC2 video-sharing website

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the 41-year-old founder of FC2 Inc., a U.S.-based video-sharing site mainly targeted at Japanese viewers, on suspicion of distributing indecent materials, investigative sources said Thursday. The sources said the FC2 founder is suspected of having uploaded indecent ...

Girl's bound body found in Osaka parking lot

Aug 17, 2015

Girl's bound body found in Osaka parking lot

The body of a girl — arms tied behind her back, her face nearly completely covered with duct tape and with over 30 knife wounds — was recently discovered in an Osaka Prefecture parking lot, and a security camera recorded two suspicious vehicles stopping ...

Aug 17, 2015

Doctor held over fatal car crash has mixed reviews

Shoichiro Kaneko, 53, the Tokyo man under arrest for allegedly driving his car onto the sidewalk and crashing into an apparel shop in the Ikebukuro district, has mixed reviews as a doctor, with one person calling him “oversensitive and scary.” Kaneko, who was arrested ...