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Evil Parents Lock Their Daughter in a Room for Over 15 Years Leaving Her to Freeze to Death

A Japanese couple have been arrested after allegedly imprisoning their daughter for more than 15 years before she froze to death aged 33 this month, report says. According to information by a local media on Wednesday, Osaka residents Yasutaka Kakimoto, 55, and his wife Yukari, 53, admitted to locking their …

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Japan: Four dead as helicopter crashes

Four men were killed Wednesday when a private helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of Japan, officials said. The chopper was discovered ablaze on a bridge in the small village of Ueno, around 150 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of the capital Tokyo. “Four people on board were found dead,” a …

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Japanese ‘Black Widow’ sentenced to death over murder of her husband and two of her lovers with cyanide

The woman dubbed “Black Widow” has been sentenced to death by a Japanese court. Chisako Kakehi, 70, became notorious after she tricked her husband and her lovers into drinking cyanide then pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance. She also attempted to murder another man using cyanide but he survived. She …

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Drama as Teenage Girl Sues Government For Forcing Her To Dye Her Hair Black

A  Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair black or be banned from attending school, local media reported on Friday. In a lawsuit filed in Osaka District Court, the 18-year-old girl said her mother informed Kaifukan School …

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Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential ‘game changer’ electric vehicle battery

Toyota Motor Corp said its solid-state battery technology under development could be a “game changer” for electric vehicles, but that does not mean it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. Having long touted fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most sensible technologies to make cars greener, Japan’s top-selling …

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Typhoon leaves 3 dead 2 injured in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan has made landfall in Japan, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, before heading out to sea. Three people were reported killed, hundreds of plane flights cancelled, and train services disrupted in the wake of Lan, which …

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