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Nov 27, 2015

Japanese woman's body exhumed for autopsy in Bangladesh

The body of a 61-year-old Japanese woman that was recently found in a graveyard in Dhaka was exhumed Friday for an autopsy, Bangladeshi police sources said. Police had earlier obtained a court order to determine the cause of Hiroe Miyata’s death, the sources said. ...

Nov 26, 2015

Man convicted in shooting of Japanese couple in Ecuador

A court in Ecuador has convicted a man of the shooting of a Japanese honeymooning couple in the country in 2013 that left the husband dead and his wife seriously injured, prosecutors said Wednesday. Carlos Camposano could face a prison term of between 16 ...

Nov 25, 2015

Cabinet minister Shimajiri accused of violating Japan's political funds law

A citizens’ group has filed a criminal complaint against Cabinet minister Aiko Shimajiri, accusing her of violating the political funds control law. Shimajiri’s ministerial portfolio includes responsibility for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs. The complaint alleges that the Liberal Democratic Party’s second chapter in ...