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Jan 17, 2017

Driver convicted over fatal accident linked to 'Pokemon Go'

A 48-year-old crane truck driver was found guilty Tuesday in the Kyoto District Court over a fatal accident linked to playing the popular smartphone game “Pokemon Go.” Hiroki Negami was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for five years, for negligence resulting in ...

Shrub fire outside METI leads to arrest of anti-nuclear activist

Jan 17, 2017

Shrub fire outside METI leads to arrest of anti-nuclear activist

Shrubbery outside the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry was set on fire, scorching the wall of a nearby subway station building, police said. They arrested a 78-year-old anti-nuclear activist for allegedly starting the blaze Monday and damaging private propery. The suspect, Taichi Masakiyo, ...

Jan 17, 2017

Regional gaps found in elderly drivers license return

Elderly drivers in rural areas are reluctant to give up their driver’s license due to a lack of public transportation, a National Police Agency survey has found. Encouraging senior citizens to surrender their license is part of a government strategy to reduce the number ...