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Nov 26, 2014

Man, 26, held for beating infant daughter into unconsciousness

Sapporo Nishi Police in Hokkaido arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly striking his 4-month-old daughter in the head on several occasions to the point where she has been unconscious since August. Toshiyuki Miyamoto of Sapporo’s Nishi Ward reportedly abused his daughter, Yuki, for ...

Nov 25, 2014

Bonsoy soy milk suit settled in Australia for ¥2.5 billion

Around 500 people in Australia who sued over alleged ill-health after drinking Bonsoy soy milk are to accept a settlement, lawyers acting for the plaintiffs have said. The defendants have agreed to pay the plaintiffs a total of $25 million Australian dollars (around ¥2.5 ...

Nov 21, 2014

Niigata Mom admits throwing daughter from bridge to her death

A 24-year-old mother in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 3-year-old daughter by throwing her into a river. Ayumi Sato, an office worker, allegedly dropped her daughter, Miyu, from a bridge in Tsubame on Wednesday night. She has admitted ...

Nov 20, 2014

Chiba education board disciplines four teachers

Chiba Prefecture’s board of education has dismissed two prefectural public school teachers for indecent behavior involving juveniles, while taking disciplinary action against two other teachers. One of the dismissed teachers was arrested for violating a prefectural juvenile protection ordinance, while the other, a local ...