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Drunk man apprehended after threatening to ‘spread coronavirus’ at Odawara Castle

Upon his apprehension, the man told police, ‘I told a lie’

5 hours ago

Yakuza under investigation for drug trafficking also accused of possessing gun

Police found the gun and six rounds of ammunition at the gangster’s residence in Ibaraki Prefecture in February

10 hours ago

Tokyo: Man accused of murdering elderly homeless woman in Ueno Park

Homeless woman arrived at the park 3 years ago

10 hours ago

British national tests positive for coronavirus in Fujisawa

The man, who is on staff at a university, departed for England to visit a sick acquaintance on March 16

11 hours ago

Pair who met with ALTs at Hub in Sendai also tests positive for coronavirus

Both persons experienced high fevers after visiting an outlet of the Hub chain of pubs in Sendai City on March…

1 day ago

Tokyo: Second man arrested over alleged rape of woman in Shinjuku

Suspects brought the woman to a vehicle after finding her sitting on a road

1 day ago

Akita: Two ALTs confirmed with coronavirus

The condition of neither teacher is considered serious

1 day ago

Drunk man shouting ‘corona, corona’ arrested at Bic Camera in Nagoya

Suspect told police, ‘ I would like to a speak to a lawyer’

1 day ago

Hiroshima: Man, 36, handed life term over murder of 17-year-old girl

Father of the victim said during the trial, 'I want you to understand that my daughter's life was snatched away'

2 days ago

Two corpses found in Abiko residence; murder-attempted suicide suspected

Man alerted emergency services, 'My wife stabbed herself'

2 days ago