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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 3, 2019
Letter threatening to hunt Koreans sent to South Korean Embassy in Japan
A letter threatening to hunt Koreans and containing what appeared to be a bullet has been sent to the South Korean Embassy in Japan, police said Tuesday, amid worsening ties between the Asian neighbors
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 21, 2019
Two injured as gunmen ambush French rapper Booba's video shoot
At least two people were injured after gunmen ambushed a video shoot involving French rapper Booba, authorities said on Wednesday, in the latest incidence of violence marring the suburbs of Paris.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 10, 2019
Two men injured in separate stabbings in Yokohama; one suspect arrested
An unemployed man is arrested after two men — a parcel deliveryman and a public servant — are stabbed on the street in Yokohama.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2019
Japanese child consultation centers handled record 159,850 abuse cases in fiscal 2018
All prefectures saw a rise in the number of cases.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2019
Police hunt for suspect after boy, 17, stabbed at Saitama home
A 17-year-old male high school student was stabbed early Tuesday at his home in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, by a suspected intruder, police said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2019
U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths
The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs, a step that activists said was long overdue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2019
Suspected knife attack by 14-year-old leaves fellow student, 13, dead in Saitama
A male junior high school student in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, was fatally stabbed and his suspected assailant, a 14-year-old student, has been arrested, police said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Jul 5, 2019
Guardian Angels Japan finding less to do in Kitakyushu, one-time city of yakuza 'endless conflict'
Up until five years ago, the city of Kitakyushu had for decades grappled with so many shootings and violent attacks by organized crime groups that it was known as a city of shura (never-ending conflict).
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Jun 26, 2019
'Disturbance' gives a voice to victims of domestic violence
Standing alone, high up on the balcony of the Musicasa theater in Tokyo, the character of Jane — a wife, mother and a victim of domestic abuse — leaves a red analog phone with a coiled cable hanging over the balustrade.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2019
Chiba mother gets suspended sentence for role in father's alleged fatal abuse of daughter
A 32-year-old woman was sentenced to a 2u00bd-year jail term, suspended for 5 years, for assisting her husband in assaulting their daughter and contributing to the child's death.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 23, 2019
Convict arrested in Yokosuka after four days on the run in Kanagawa Prefecture
A man convicted of assault and theft has been arrested in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, four days after he escaped an attempt to be brought into custody.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2019
71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergartners
A 71-year-old man in Tokyo was arrested over the weekend for allegedly sending threatening letters to the parents of kindergartners he claimed were too noisy, suggesting he might attack the kids unless they were quieter, police said Monday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
May 24, 2019
Deadly Jakarta riots revive specter of religion-fueled violence in Indonesia
Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, was eerily calm on Thursday morning after two nights of deadly clashes between protesters and police that left seven dead and hundreds injured.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 13, 2019
Sri Lanka blocks social media platforms after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned shops
Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said Monday following attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants.
WORLD
May 13, 2019
Gunmen kill six in second recent attack on church in Burkina Faso
Gunmen killed six people, including a priest, outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadis.
JAPAN
May 2, 2019
Taiwan seeks assistance from Japan and Interpol in locating double-murder suspect
Taiwanese authorities said Thursday they are seeking the assistance of Interpol in locating an Iraqi man who this week fled with his 1-year-old son to Japan, where he works, after allegedly killing his Taiwanese parents-in-law.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 13, 2019
Man hospitalized after lighting jacket on fire outside White House
A man in a wheelchair-type electric scooter lit his jacket on fire outside the White House fence on Friday and was hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, the U.S. Secret Service said.
EDITORIALS
Apr 3, 2019
Another wrongful conviction is reversed
It is not enough to overturn a wrongful conviction of innocent persons. The process that result in falsely convicting them of crimes they did not commit must be scrutinized.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2019
After 34 years and a 13-year jail term, 85-year-old finally exonerated in Kumamoto murder retrial
In a retrial held decades after his conviction, a court on Thursday acquitted an 85-year-old man of a 1985 murder in Kumamoto Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2019
Police took action on record 9,088 domestic violence cases across Japan in 2018
The NPA said increased social awareness of the issue is believed to have resulted in a rise in the number of people seeking police consultations.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on