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Nov 27, 2014

Suspect in Tokyo hospital arson attack turns himself in

Police have arrested a man who turned himself in following an arson attack on the Tokai University Hachioji Hospital in Tokyo. Shigeyuki Soga, 47, is suspected of pouring flammable liquid down hallways on several floors of the hospital and setting it alight. The attack ...

Nov 26, 2014

Man, 26, held for beating infant daughter into unconsciousness

Sapporo Nishi Police in Hokkaido arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly striking his 4-month-old daughter in the head on several occasions to the point where she has been unconscious since August. Toshiyuki Miyamoto of Sapporo’s Nishi Ward reportedly abused his daughter, Yuki, for ...

Nov 25, 2014

Bonsoy soy milk suit settled in Australia for ¥2.5 billion

Around 500 people in Australia who sued over alleged ill-health after drinking Bonsoy soy milk are to accept a settlement, lawyers acting for the plaintiffs have said. The defendants have agreed to pay the plaintiffs a total of $25 million Australian dollars (around ¥2.5 ...