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Sep 16, 2016

Girl, 16, held in Mitaka knife attack on 10-year-old

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Thursday after allegedly slashing a 10-year-old girl with a knife on a street in Mitaka, western Tokyo, police said. The girl, whose identity has been withheld because she’s a minor, was caught holding a knife. The victim suffered minor ...

Sep 13, 2016

Death sentence upheld for killer of five in rural Japan

The Hiroshima High Court on Tuesday upheld the death penalty for a 66-year-old man convicted of killing five neighbors and setting fire to two of their homes in a remote community in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 2013. In July last year, the Yamaguchi District Court ...