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Takahata rape case dropped; actor says he is sorry

Sep 9, 2016

Takahata rape case dropped; actor says he is sorry

Actor Yuta Takahata, 22, was released on bail from Maebashi Police Station in Gunma Prefecture on Friday after prosecutors decided not to pursue rape charges over an incident involving a hotel worker in the city. “I am truly sorry,” Takahata said as he bowed ...

Sep 7, 2016

Wakayama shooting suspect had stimulants in his system

The man suspected of killing an employee at a construction firm last week in the city of Wakayama and who later shot himself to death had stimulants in his system, police said. The Wakayama Prefectural Police collected urine samples from the body of Yasuhide ...

Three Taiwanese men arrested in Tokyo over 154-kg drug haul

Sep 5, 2016

Three Taiwanese men arrested in Tokyo over 154-kg drug haul

Tokyo police and customs officials served fresh arrest warrants on three Taiwanese men Monday for allegedly smuggling about 154 kg of stimulant drugs into Japan. The suspects allegedly hid the drugs inside 216 cardboard boxes containing lighting equipment that was shipped from Guangdong, China, ...