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Gunma governor re-elected to third term

Jul 6, 2015

Gunma governor re-elected to third term

Masaaki Osawa won a third term as governor of Gunma Prefecture on Sunday, beating a former junior high school teacher. Osawa, 69, who ran as an independent but was backed by the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, had the support of more than 70 ...

Jul 6, 2015

Kudo-kai boss served with warrant over shooting of ex-cop

The leader of the Kudo-kai yakuza group was served with an arrest warrant Monday on suspicion of violating two laws over the 2012 shooting of a former police officer. Satoru Nomura, the 68-year-old head of the Kitakyushu-based criminal syndicate — one of the nation’s ...