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The Chiba District Court said Monday it will begin the trial under the lay judge system for a man indicted for murdering a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl last year on June 4. Yasumasa Shibuya, 46, has been also indicted on other charges including abandoning the body of Le Thi Nhat Linh, in a case that ...

CHIBA – The Chiba District Court said Monday the lay judge trial for the man charged with the murder of a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl last year will start on June 4. Yasumasa Shibuya, 46, was also indicted on other charges, including abandonment of the body of Le Thi Nhat Linh, a case that shocked the ...
... first in the rankings of little-known good places to live, followed by Akabane. Wako in Saitama Prefecture also made the list. The online survey, conducted almost every year since 2010, drew responses from 7,000 people from 20 to 49 residing in Tokyo and adjacent Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki ...
Police in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, said Saturday that three youths, two aged 18 and one 17-year-old, have been arrested on suspicion of killing an 85-year-old woman at her home last Sunday night or early Monday morning. According to police, the three – who cannot be named because they are minors ...
CHIBA (TR) – Chiba Prefectural Police have re-arrested five persons, including an organized crime member, over a shooting in Matsudo City last year that left one man seriously injured, reports Fuji News Network (Mar. 2). On May 10, a gunman on a motorcycle approached a van at an intersection on ...
The Americans, with their colorful longboards, were a revelation to the Japanese and from here the sport rapidly caught on. In 1966, the same year that The Beach Boys came out with “Good Vibrations,” Japan held its first surfing competition on a beach in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, with 99 participants, ...
CHIBA – Two men, a woman and a teenager were arrested Monday on suspicion of setting fire to a house in Chiba Prefecture and killing its sole resident. The four friends were spotted near the house in Inzai when the fire broke out shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, the police said. The house was completely ...
A local bar association said Wednesday that its policy toward the creation of a respectful environment for sexual minorities calls for removing unnecessary sex-identity questions on registration forms. The Chiba Bar Association said it came up with the guidelines, the first of their kind on LGBT issues, ...
SAKURA, Chiba Prefecture--A popular museum here has made a shock decision to sell off all its Japanese paintings, some of which were produced by the nation's greatest artists. The masterpieces housed at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art include the folding-screen painting “Crows and ...
I'm incapable of staying objective about owner Michael Carsten's renovations to V Bar. It's gone full cyberpunk, a dark place of blue and red lights plucked right out of Blade Runner. To match, it has a new name: Chiba Bar, for the capital of Chiba Prefecture in Japan, a setting in William Gibson's 1984 ...


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