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Sep 1, 2016

Japanese lawyers criticize proposed conspiracy bill

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has said it opposes an effort by the government to criminalize conspiracy. The government plans to submit a bill to this effect as part of moves to strengthen counterterrorism ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The so-called conspiracy ...

All teen suspects in Saitama slaying deny murderous intent

Aug 29, 2016

All teen suspects in Saitama slaying deny murderous intent

All five teenagers arrested last week for allegedly killing a 16-year-old boy in Saitama Prefecture have denied murderous intent while admitting that they physically assaulted him, according to investigative sources. But because their statements have been inconsistent since they were arrested, investigators are still ...

Four more teens arrested over Saitama boy's drowning

Aug 26, 2016

Four more teens arrested over Saitama boy's drowning

Four more teenage boys were arrested Friday in connection with the slaying of a boy whose body was found on a riverbank in Saitama Prefecture on Tuesday. A fifth teen was arrested Thursday after allegedly bragging on an online messaging system that he had ...