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Girl's bound body found in Osaka parking lot

Aug 17, 2015

Girl's bound body found in Osaka parking lot

The body of a girl — arms tied behind her back, her face nearly completely covered with duct tape and with over 30 knife wounds — was recently discovered in an Osaka Prefecture parking lot, and a security camera recorded two suspicious vehicles stopping ...

Aug 17, 2015

Doctor held over fatal car crash has mixed reviews

Shoichiro Kaneko, 53, the Tokyo man under arrest for allegedly driving his car onto the sidewalk and crashing into an apparel shop in the Ikebukuro district, has mixed reviews as a doctor, with one person calling him “oversensitive and scary.” Kaneko, who was arrested ...

Aug 14, 2015

Tokyo man flushes love rival's penis down toilet

Police have arrested a man accused of bursting into a lawyer’s office and cutting off his penis with garden shears before flushing the organ down a toilet. Ikki Kotsugai, a 24-year-old Tokyo graduate student, may have been acting out of revenge over his wife’s ...

Aug 12, 2015

Newspaper deliveryman in Aichi shot with crossbow, stabbed

A 31-year-old newspaper deliveryman was found severely injured in Aichi Prefecture early Wednesday after apparently being shot with a crossbow and stabbed, police said. The police are investigating the attack as a possible case of attempted murder and are hunting for a man with ...