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Glenn Thrush
For Glenn Thrush's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin addresses his sentencing hearing and the judge after being convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in June 2021 in a still image taken from video.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2023
Police officer who killed George Floyd stabbed in U.S. prison
The former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering Floyd during a 2020 arrest, survived the attack.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 16, 2023
U.S. airman who leaked files is indicted on charges of mishandling secrets
Jack Teixeira’s disclosures have bared rifts between the United States and its allies and given Russia information about intelligence-gathering methods.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 10, 2023
Pence gets subpoena from special counsel in Jan. 6 investigation
Mike Pence was at the center of then-U.S. President Donald Trump’s last gasp to hold on to power in the two months after his election loss.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 31, 2022
Documents at Trump's residence were hidden as U.S. sought them, filing suggests
The filing paints the clearest picture yet of the departmentu2019s effort to retrieve the documents before taking the extraordinary step of searching a former presidentu2019s private property.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 27, 2022
Documents at Mar-a-Lago could compromise human intelligence sources, affidavit says
The search of former President Donald Trumpu2019s Florida home was spurred by the discovery that he had kept classified material related to the use of human sources in intelligence gathering.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 21, 2022
The final days of the Trump White House: chaos and scattered papers
Government documents that Trump had accumulated were with him in two dozen boxes in the White House residence. They were to go to the National Archives. Some ended up in Florida.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 27, 2022
U.S. Justice Department asking witnesses about Trump in its Jan. 6 investigation
Federal prosecutors sought information about the former presidentu2019s role in the efforts to overturn the election as the inquiry accelerates.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 2, 2022
A disturbing new pattern in mass shootings: Young assailants
Scientists have long known the teenage period is a critical time for brain development and a time, for most teenage boys, often characterized by aggressive and impulsive behavior.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2022
What do most mass shooters have in common? They bought their guns legally.
From 1966 to 2019, 77% of mass shooters obtained the weapons they used in their crimes through legal purchases.

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At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation