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Japan to raise fines for coral poaching to ¥30 million

Nov 11, 2014

Japan to raise fines for coral poaching to ¥30 million

The Abe administration and ruling parties are considering raising the maximum fine for poaching by foreigners in Japanese territorial waters and exclusive economic zones to ¥30 million, government and party sources said Tuesday. The move comes as several ships, thought to be of Chinese ...

Nov 10, 2014

Man held in Sagamihara knife attack on woman

Police have arrested a Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, man for allegedly seriously wounding a woman by stabbing her repeatedly on a street Sunday. Atsushi Takeda, 51, who is unemployed, faces a charge of attempted murder. He allegedly stabbed the 29-year-old victim, a nearby resident, in ...

Swimmer Tomita denies stealing camera in South Korea

Nov 7, 2014

Swimmer Tomita denies stealing camera in South Korea

Swimmer Naoya Tomita has denied stealing a camera from a member of a South Korean media organization at a competition venue during the Asian Games in the city of Incheon on Sept. 25. “I didn’t steal the camera,” Tomita, 25, told a news conference ...

Nov 5, 2014

Man acquitted of 2008 murder arrested for stabbing woman

A 66-year-old man who was acquitted of murdering a female high school student in 2008 was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing a 38-year-old woman in Osaka, police said. Katsumi Naka was arrested on suspicion of attempting to kill Hiromi Yoshitome by stabbing her ...