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Nov 3, 2016

Killer of two women gets life sentence in Nagoya

The Nagoya District Court has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing a woman in 2011 and causing his girlfriend’s death in 2009. Keiji Hayashi, 44, was convicted Wednesday of strangling restaurant worker Madoka Morioka, 27, before abandoning her body in a ...

Oct 31, 2016

NGO that runs 'comfort women' museum receives bomb threat

A nonprofit organization that runs the Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace received a bomb threat earlier this month, it said on its website Sunday. The museum, in Shinjuku Ward, displays material on the “comfort women,” Japan’s euphemism for those who were forced ...

Oct 30, 2016

U.S. sailor in Okinawa arrested over alleged assault

The Okinawa Prefectural police arrested a U.S. seaman Sunday on suspicion of assaulting a man on a street in the town of Chatan. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Wayne Lebaron, 22, is suspected of pushing the 21-year-old man to the ground and choking ...