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May 19, 2016

Former U.S. Marine held over death of local woman

Okinawa Prefectural Police said Thursday they have arrested a 32-year-old former U.S. Marine on suspicion of illegally dumping the body of a 20-year-old local woman. According to police, during interrogation the suspect hinted he murdered the woman and said he dumped the body into ...

May 18, 2016

Man suspected of hacking into celebrities' social media accounts

Police served a further arrest warrant Wednesday on a 29-year-old man suspected of repeatedly accessing the Facebook and iCloud accounts of celebrities without authorization. Daichi Kaneko, who was initially arrested last month over a separate unlawful access case, allegedly logged in a total of ...

Murder and arson suspected in Morioka blazes

May 18, 2016

Murder and arson suspected in Morioka blazes

Two bodies were found in a home in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, where a fire broke out on Wednesday morning, the police said. They believe one of the individuals was murdered. Two other fires broke out in the area, including at a house where a ...

May 16, 2016

Shareholder calls on Toyo Tire to sue former execs

A Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. shareholder has sent a letter to the company asking it to file a lawsuit against 19 former executives for some ¥46.6 billion in damages over falsified data on earthquake-absorbing rubber, it was learned Monday. The shareholder, a man ...