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Sep 7, 2016

Wakayama shooting suspect had stimulants in his system

The man suspected of killing an employee at a construction firm last week in the city of Wakayama and who later shot himself to death had stimulants in his system, police said. The Wakayama Prefectural Police collected urine samples from the body of Yasuhide ...

Three Taiwanese men arrested in Tokyo over 154-kg drug haul

Sep 5, 2016

Three Taiwanese men arrested in Tokyo over 154-kg drug haul

Tokyo police and customs officials served fresh arrest warrants on three Taiwanese men Monday for allegedly smuggling about 154 kg of stimulant drugs into Japan. The suspects allegedly hid the drugs inside 216 cardboard boxes containing lighting equipment that was shipped from Guangdong, China, ...

Sep 1, 2016

Japanese lawyers criticize proposed conspiracy bill

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has said it opposes an effort by the government to criminalize conspiracy. The government plans to submit a bill to this effect as part of moves to strengthen counterterrorism ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The so-called conspiracy ...