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Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:20 PM

In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price

WOMEN SPEAK OUT. In this picture taken on January 30, 2018, Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, poses for a picture in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Japan killing spree 'lasted 2 months'

Nov 01, 2017 - 10:31 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities are quizzing 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who has reportedly confessed to hacking the flesh off the bodies and throwing it out with the trash

PRIME SUSPECT. Suspect Takahiro Shiraishi (C) covers his face with his hands as he is transported to the prosecutor's office from a police station in Tokyo on November 1, 2017. Jiji Press/Stringer/AFP

'Black widow' charged in Japan over death of husband no. 4

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:43 PM

Chisako Kakehi 68 who was arrested last month is accused of murdering her fourth husband Isao a year ago with cyanide according to major media outlets

Japan subway attack cultist trial opens

Jan 16, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The trial began of a former member of Aum Supreme Truth 19 years after the doomsday cult launched a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway