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July 25, 1987 | From Reuters
Bank and supermarket robberies in Japan rose in the first half of this year, apparently because of growing economic hardship, police said Friday. There were 42 bank holdups against 34 in the same period last year, while late night robberies of supermarkets rose to 39 from 21.
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January 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A family of four was found stabbed to death in their Tokyo home, police said, the latest in a series of violent crimes that have stunned the nation. A police spokesman declined to elaborate and did not release the victims' names, but national broadcaster NHK said police believe the four were probably murdered by robbers, because the house was found in disarray.
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December 16, 1992 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There is certainty about the basic facts of the case: A large group of American university band members, in Japan to perform at a football game halftime, went on a shoplifting binge in a Tokyo shopping area last week and stole thousands of dollars' worth of electronics.
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December 5, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A court sentenced a U.S. sailor to 13 years in prison for slashing a woman's throat as he robbed her in a port near Nagasaki. Seaman 1st Class Terrence Michael Swanson attacked the woman with a knife in the southern port of Sasebo, where he was serving on the guided missile frigate McClusky. He robbed her of $115. Swanson, 20, of Anoka, Minn., was arrested four days after the July 16 attack and pleaded guilty in September to attempted murder and robbery.
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January 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A family of four was found stabbed to death in their Tokyo home, police said, the latest in a series of violent crimes that have stunned the nation. A police spokesman declined to elaborate and did not release the victims' names, but national broadcaster NHK said police believe the four were probably murdered by robbers, because the house was found in disarray.
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December 5, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A court sentenced a U.S. sailor to 13 years in prison for slashing a woman's throat as he robbed her in a port near Nagasaki. Seaman 1st Class Terrence Michael Swanson attacked the woman with a knife in the southern port of Sasebo, where he was serving on the guided missile frigate McClusky. He robbed her of $115. Swanson, 20, of Anoka, Minn., was arrested four days after the July 16 attack and pleaded guilty in September to attempted murder and robbery.
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August 10, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. sailor was formally accused of slashing a woman's throat to steal her purse. Japanese prosecutors charged Seaman Terrence Michael Swanson, 20, of Anoka, Minn., with attempted murder during a July 16 robbery. If convicted, he could face life in prison. Swanson is accused of grabbing the woman from behind and slashing her throat as she walked outside the Sasebo Navy base on the island of Kyushu, prosecutors told Kyodo News. He is also accused of stealing $120 from her purse, Kyodo reported.
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July 26, 1987 | From Reuters
Bank and supermarket robberies in Japan rose in the first half of this year, apparently because of growing economic hardship, police said Friday. There were 42 bank holdups, contrasted with 34 in the same period last year, while late-night robberies of supermarkets rose from 21 to 39. Police blamed the increases on the rise in the value of the yen. Unemployment hit a postwar high of 3.2% in May amid falling demand abroad for Japanese goods.
NEWS
August 10, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. sailor was formally accused of slashing a woman's throat to steal her purse. Japanese prosecutors charged Seaman Terrence Michael Swanson, 20, of Anoka, Minn., with attempted murder during a July 16 robbery. If convicted, he could face life in prison. Swanson is accused of grabbing the woman from behind and slashing her throat as she walked outside the Sasebo Navy base on the island of Kyushu, prosecutors told Kyodo News. He is also accused of stealing $120 from her purse, Kyodo reported.
NEWS
December 16, 1992 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There is certainty about the basic facts of the case: A large group of American university band members, in Japan to perform at a football game halftime, went on a shoplifting binge in a Tokyo shopping area last week and stole thousands of dollars' worth of electronics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1987 | From Reuters
Bank and supermarket robberies in Japan rose in the first half of this year, apparently because of growing economic hardship, police said Friday. There were 42 bank holdups against 34 in the same period last year, while late night robberies of supermarkets rose to 39 from 21.
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