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Feb 28, 2015

Japanese ex-broker in Olympus fraud scandal settles with SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it has reached a settlement with a former Japanese stockbroker over his role in the massive accounting fraud at Olympus Corp. Hajime Sagawa, a former employee of a major Japanese securities company and now a U.S. resident, ...

Feb 28, 2015

Two U.S. Marines held for allegedly trespassing in Okinawa

Two U.S. Marines were arrested Saturday for allegedly trespassing the previous day in Okinawa Prefecture, police said. The two suspects, Sgt. Richard Hart and Lance Cpl. Justinkainoa Kealanahele, are suspected of entering the balcony of an apartment in the town of Kin around 10:45 ...

Feb 27, 2015

Three teen suspects held in Kawasaki boy's slaying

Three male teenagers were arrested Friday on suspicion of stabbing to death a 13-year-old boy in Kawasaki last week, investigative sources said. The eldest of the three, an 18-year-old resident believed to be the main suspect, told investigators he wishes to remain silent, while ...

Feb 25, 2015

Kagawa man who allegedly begged online faces prosecutors

Kagawa Prefectural Police sent a report to prosecutors Tuesday on a 23-year-old man who allegedly begged for money online, police said. The police said the unemployed man from Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, whose name was not disclosed, posted a live message on a website using ...

Feb 25, 2015

Panel wants terms of contracts provision in Civil Code

A government panel has proposed a range of revisions to the Civil Code, including the addition of new provisions on the terms and conditions of contracts between businesses and consumers. In a proposal submitted to Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa on Tuesday, the Legislative Council ...