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Apr 14, 2016

Minors lured into SNS-assisted crimes set record in 2015

Japan saw a record number of minors fall prey to molestation, prostitution and other crimes via social networking services or online community spaces last year, and nearly all of the victims were female, police said Thursday. The number of victims under 18 rose to ...

OECD chief expects Panama to cooperate on tax cheats

Apr 11, 2016

OECD chief expects Panama to cooperate on tax cheats

The chief of the OECD said Monday that the Panamanian government is expected to cooperate in international efforts to prevent tax avoidance after the revelation of the Panama Papers. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said during a news conference in Tokyo that the vice president ...

Locations raided in ex-minister Amari's fund scandal probe

Apr 9, 2016

Locations raided in ex-minister Amari's fund scandal probe

Tokyo public prosecutors raided several locations Friday as part of an investigation into a money scandal involving former Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari. The locations searched by investigators from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office included an office of the government-affiliated Urban ...