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August 28, 2001 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Japan's second-highest court was handed a suspended prison sentence Monday for paying for sex with three schoolgirls, the youngest of whom was 14. The Tokyo High Court judge, Yasuhiro Muraki, 43, is one of several prominent Japanese men--including teachers, bureaucrats, doctors, business executives and police--who have been arrested in recent months in a nationwide crackdown on the schoolgirl prostitution that is epidemic here.
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August 28, 2001 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Japan's second-highest court was handed a suspended prison sentence Monday for paying for sex with three schoolgirls, the youngest of whom was 14. The Tokyo High Court judge, Yasuhiro Muraki, 43, is one of several prominent Japanese men--including teachers, bureaucrats, doctors, business executives and police--who have been arrested in recent months in a nationwide crackdown on the schoolgirl prostitution that is epidemic here.
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October 28, 1995 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three young men sit confined in an Okinawa jail, an ocean away from their hometowns in Texas and Georgia, possibly unaware that the brutal rape they are charged with committing against a Japanese girl has ignited a political firestorm between Japan and the United States. To the folks back home, the two Marines, Pfc. Rodrico Harp, 21, and Pfc. Kendrick M. Ledet, 20, and Navy Seaman Marcus D. Gill, 22, are well-mannered young men.
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February 10, 2000 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, Americans lagged behind in the space race, unable to match the anti-gravitational feats of their Canadian and European counterparts. Again and again, they failed to join the four-revolution revolution that had swept the sport of men's figure skating, the physics-defying quadruple jump--or, in the shorthand parlance of the awed, "the quad."
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February 13, 1986 | TIM WATERS
If this year is like last, says Alvin Hayes, they should start arriving today, pulling up in their motor homes and campers and trailers and into school parking lots where they will remain until Sunday. And, if this year is like last year, adds the principal of Robert F. Peary Junior High School in Gardena, by the time the weekend is over hundreds of people from Southern California and elsewhere will visit the school's campus on Normandie Avenue.
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May 12, 2007 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
The physical evidence that implicated former pro boxer Iwao Hakamada in the stabbing deaths of a family of four on a summer night in 1966 was hardly conclusive. The clothes prosecutors said he had worn during the killing did not fit him. The murder weapon Hakamada allegedly used was, according to his lawyers, too small to make the wounds. And, they said, the door police claimed Hakamada used to enter and leave the victims' house was locked.
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