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Apr 20, 2015

Teacher admits to burying baby cats alive in Chiba

Police said Monday they have filed charges with prosecutors against a 36-year-old senior high school teacher for burying kittens alive at his school in Chiba Prefecture last month in violation of the animal protection law. The man admitted burying five newborn kittens, four of ...

Thai visa overstayer's son sues to stay in Japan

Apr 20, 2015

Thai visa overstayer's son sues to stay in Japan

A Thai visa overstayer’s son, who was born and raised in Japan and has never left the country, is seeking to rescind an expulsion order from immigration authorities, claiming Japan is his one and only home. “Japan is my home. I want to lead ...

Apr 17, 2015

Mie homeless man walks after mercy killing

A man who strangled his father to death in what he called a mercy killing clouded by emotional distress walked free from court Friday after the judge heard a harrowing tale of hardship and gave him a three-year prison term suspended for four years. ...

Apr 13, 2015

Japanese woman slashes husband's face over toilet stink

A Japanese woman allegedly attacked her husband with a kitchen knife because of the terrible smell he had left in the toilet, police and reports said Monday. Emi Mamiya, 29, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after apparently slashing her husband’s face with ...