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Sweet-toothed thief nabbed after ice cream binge

/ Mar 21, 2017

Sweet-toothed thief nabbed after ice cream binge

A hapless Japanese thief has got himself into a sticky spot with police after being arrested for breaking into offices and raiding refrigerators to binge on sweet treats. Yasuhiro Wakashima, 51, is accused of gobbling down over 250 desserts during more than 40 incidents ...

Glitch strands luxury sleeper train during Nikko test run

Mar 21, 2017

Glitch strands luxury sleeper train during Nikko test run

Engine trouble stranded a luxury, all-suite sleeper train during a test run on the JR Nikko Line for four hours, affecting nearly 2,000 passengers on other trains, JR East said. The 10-car Train Suit Shiki-Shima was on a test run Monday when an engine ...

Nursery could lose public backing as fraud comes to light

Mar 21, 2017

Nursery could lose public backing as fraud comes to light

A certified private nursery in Hyogo Prefecture may lose its public funding after it was found to be secretly accepting more children than its designated capacity and surreptitiously cutting costs by serving smaller lunches. The Wanzu Mazah Hoikuen nursery, in the city of Himeji, ...