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Tokyo cops: Husband of woman found in suitcase admits killing her

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have re-arrested a 36-year-old Chinese man for the dumping of the body of his wife in a canal in Shinagawa Ward last month, reports the Asahi Shimbun (July 26). (Tokyo Report...

Experts say determining Kanagawa attacker's motive will be difficult

Following the murder of 19 people at a care facility by a former staff member, experts are trying to determine the motivation behind the attack. (Japan Times)

Attacker suggested stabbing rampage in letter

The man who went on a stabbing rampage at a facility for the disabled had written a letter hinting about the attack to the speaker of the Lower House of the Diet. (NHK)

Shock as peaceful Japanese town wakes to knife rampage

SAGAMIHARA - Shock and bewilderment gripped neighbors of a center for mentally disabled people in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Tuesday after a man stabbed and killed 19 residents in their sleep...

Shark likely attacked surfer off Kochi Prefecture

A shark is believed to have attacked a 29-year-old man Sunday evening when he was surfing in shallow waters off Irino Beach, a popular surfing spot in Kochi Prefecture, according to the Japan Coast Gu...

Strong yen obscures potential turnaround for Japan's exports

The stronger yen is reducing the value of Japanese exports amid signs of a rebound in volume terms. (Nikkei)

8 national parks picked in Japan to attract foreign tourists

A panel of experts for the Environment Ministry on Monday selected eight out of Japan's 32 national parks under a model project aimed at attracting foreign tourists. (Japan Today)

Japan to recommend Nagasaki churches, other Christian sites as World Heritage

A Japanese council for cultural affairs endorsed on Monday Christian churches and related sites in the southwestern prefectures of Nagasaki and Kumamoto for addition to the UNESCO World Heritage list ...

Volcano in Kyushu erupts with 5,000-meter plume

The Sakurajima volcano in Kyushu Japan had an explosive eruption early Tuesday, spewing volcanic ash 5,000 meters into the sky, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. (Japan Today)

Kishida urges China to respect int'l tribunal ruling

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida urged China on Monday to abide by a recent international tribunal ruling that rejected its claims in the South China Sea over its territorial dispute with the P...

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