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French police search for man after Japanese woman goes missing

Dec 24, 2016

French police search for man after Japanese woman goes missing

A 21-year-old Japanese university student is missing in France, and local police are trying to ascertain the whereabouts of another foreign student in connection with her disappearance, local authorities and media said Friday. Narumi Kurosaki, a Tokyo-born student at the University of Tsukuba in ...

Dec 20, 2016

Man who died in 2009 car crash tied to Shimane murder

A man who died in a November 2009 car crash has been referred to prosecutors over the slaying of a female university student around the same time, according to police. The woman’s body was found dismembered in a mountainous area after she went missing ...

Japan's youngest mayor resigns over bribery conviction

Dec 20, 2016

Japan's youngest mayor resigns over bribery conviction

The mayor of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, has resigned after he was convicted last month of taking bribes in 2013 while serving as an assembly member. Hiroto Fujii, 32, who became the youngest mayor in Japan in June 2013, has maintained his innocence, but the ...