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Oct 7, 2015

Ex-aide to LDP's Noda arrested for stimulant use

A former private secretary for Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Takeshi Noda has been arrested on suspicion of using a strong stimulant whose main ingredient is amphetamine or methamphetamine, it was learned Wednesday. Hisato Fujiki, 39, was arrested on Oct. 1 by the Kumamoto Prefectural ...

Oct 6, 2015

Man served with another warrant over JR East arsons

A man already under arrest on suspicion of starting a small fire at an East Japan Railway Co. facility in Tokyo was served with another arrest warrant Tuesday over a fire along the tracks at a different location, police said. Izaya Noda, a 42-year-old ...

Oct 4, 2015

Ex-justice chiefs join anti-death penalty rally

Hundreds of people who rallied against capital punishment ahead of World Day against the Death Penalty on Oct. 10 were joined by two former justice ministers who shared their experiences wielding the authority to order executions. At the meeting Saturday of around 200 people, ...