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Aug 28, 2015

Crime syndicate Yamaguchi-gumi may be splitting up: sources

The country’s largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, may be splitting up as more than a dozen affiliate groups are expected to leave and form a new organization in the near future, investigative sources said. The police are on higher alert as an inter-gang conflict ...

Aug 26, 2015

Toyama woman arrested after confessing to killing father

A 56-year-old Toyama Prefecture woman was arrested Wednesday after she told investigators that she killed her 84-year-old father and covered his corpse with concrete in the yard of her house, police said. Hiromi Kawabuchi, an office worker in the city of Takaoka in the ...