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Dec 20, 2016

Man who died in 2009 car crash tied to Shimane murder

A man who died in a November 2009 car crash has been referred to prosecutors over the slaying of a female university student around the same time, according to police. The woman’s body was found dismembered in a mountainous area after she went missing ...

Japan's youngest mayor resigns over bribery conviction

Dec 20, 2016

Japan's youngest mayor resigns over bribery conviction

The mayor of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, has resigned after he was convicted last month of taking bribes in 2013 while serving as an assembly member. Hiroto Fujii, 32, who became the youngest mayor in Japan in June 2013, has maintained his innocence, but the ...

Dec 12, 2016

Woman's leg slashed on Tokyo commuter train

A woman was injured when her leg was slashed with a sharp object on a packed commuter train in Tokyo on Monday, the police said. The 40-year-old victim, who was on her way to work, suffered an injury to her left thigh that will ...