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JAPANESE POLICE

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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 25, 2022
Osaka court fines man for putting baby son in freezer
Prosecutors said the freezer operated at minus 18 degrees Celsius and that the child was wrapped only in a baby blanket.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 25, 2022
Abe shooter sent to Osaka to undergo mental competence exam until November
Japanese public prosecutors on Monday began the process of a psychiatric examination of the suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, to see whether he can bear criminal liability.
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JAPAN
Jul 24, 2022
Abe shooter test-fired guns in mountains around 10 times
The gun Tetsuya Yamagami used in the attack was made of two metal pipes taped together. It was seized at the scene right after the shooting of Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jul 19, 2022
The 2.5 seconds that sealed the fatal lapses in Shinzo Abe's security
The failure to protect Abe from a second shot followed what appeared to be a series of security lapses in the lead-up to the assassination of Japan's longest-serving prime minister.
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JAPAN
Jul 18, 2022
Kyoto Animation workers killed in 2019 arson attack remembered
About 120 people, including bereaved families and the Kyoto Animation president, laid flowers and offered silent prayers for the victims.
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JAPAN
Jul 13, 2022
Japan lawyers push back against Unification Church's donation claims
The spotlight has fallen on donations to the church following claims by suspect in the shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2022
Japan police chief voices regret for failing to protect Abe
The commissioner general of the National Police Agency admitted that there were flaws in the placement of security and protection personnel for Shinzo Abe.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal / EXPLAINER
Jul 12, 2022
As Japan mourns Abe's death, details of shooting suspect begin to emerge
Investigative sources have indicated that Tetsuya Yamagami planned his attack on Shinzo Abe extensively.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2022
Unification Church says Abe shooting suspect’s mother is follower
The suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, reportedly harbored a grudge against Abe over what he believed were the former prime minister's ties to the group.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2022
Abe shooter checked YouTube for how to make homemade guns
Multiple handmade weapons similar to the one used to kill the former prime minister were confiscated from Tetsuya Yamagami's home.
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JAPAN
Jul 8, 2022
National Police Agency to investigate possible flaws in security for Abe
The investigation comes as the NPA considers how the armed security force guarding the former Prime Minister couldn't prevent the shooting.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 7, 2022
Man arrested for allegedly killing pregnant girlfriend in Tokyo
The man, who lives in the city of Soka in neighboring Saitama Prefecture, has admitted to the murder charges, investigative sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 7, 2022
Two junior high school students injured in Sendai knife assault
The police have arrested the alleged attacker, who fled to his home nearby after the incident, on suspicion of attempted murder.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2022
Apple tracking device found on police vehicle in central Japan
Police are alleging a crime organization planted an AirTag, a device marketed for use in locating personal belongings, on the vehicle to track the movements of investigators.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jul 4, 2022
As brown bears return, Hokkaido municipalities hope for police response
Many local governments have called on prefectural authorities to clarify the role of police in cases when the animals are spotted in urban areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 22, 2022
Man arrested after taking woman hostage in internet cafe near Tokyo
Police stormed the premises in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, at around 3:15 a.m. and took Koji Nagakubo into custody while rescuing the 22-year-old woman.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 20, 2022
Missing 23-year-old woman's body found in Ibaraki forest
The woman, identified as Rina Arano, a resident of Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward, had been missing since June 5, and her family reported to police three days later.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jun 13, 2022
Breathalyzers in short supply in Japan amid stricter rules for work drivers
Although alcohol checks can be done visually for the time being, companies that use a certain number of noncommercial vehicles will be required to use breathalyzers starting in October.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2022
Hokkaido woman arrested for allegedly leaving newborn baby in station locker
The locker had been in use for a couple of days when a cleaner who checked inside on Tuesday found the body in a cooler and called the police.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2022
Chinese men suspected of cheating on Japan university exam arrested
Small wireless earphones and a smartphone were confiscated during a search of one of the suspect's homes, investigators said, and an analysis of his call records and other data is under way.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
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