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Three bodies found in Gifu home

Nov 18, 2016

Three bodies found in Gifu home

Three bodies have been found in a home in Gifu, with the cause of death suspected to be illness or starvation, police said Friday. Of the three, a man and a woman discovered in the same room appeared to have died more than a ...

Nov 16, 2016

Japanese national found dead in Pakistan hotel

A Japanese national was found dead in a hotel in Rawalpindi on Tuesday morning, police said. Junior officer Mohammad Arshad at the Rawalpindi Cantonment Police Station said Akira Ota, as identified by his passport, had been staying in the hotel since Nov. 6. The ...

Japanese former actress indicted for marijuana possession

Nov 15, 2016

Japanese former actress indicted for marijuana possession

Prosecutors have indicted former actress Saya Takagi, who advocated legalization of medical marijuana while running in July’s Upper House election, on charges of violating the Cannabis Control Law. Takagi, 53, was indicted Tuesday along with two housemates — Shigenari Moriyama, 58, and Yuki Omi, ...