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Jul 21, 2016

Tsutsui's death sentence stands in fatal 2011 stalking case

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Gota Tsutsui’s appeal of his death sentence for murdering two family members of a former girlfriend in 2011. The defense counsel for Tsutsui, 31, from Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, maintained that their client was innocent throughout multiple trials. But ...

Jul 15, 2016

Karpeles released on bail in bitcoin embezzlement case

Mark Karpeles, head of the collapsed Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, was released on bail Thursday after his arrest in August 2015 over the alleged theft of ¥341 million of clients’ money. The Tokyo District Court approved the ¥10 million bail of French-born Karpeles, 31, ...