Oct. 26, 2018: Blogs of war, medical lawsuit, custody battles, making a murderer and fright night.

In this week’s news from Japan Today: a freelance Japanese journalist is freed from three years in captivity in Syria; women not accepted to Tokyo Medical University due to their sex are now seeking redress; the U.S. State Department says Japan is still non-compliant with the Hague Convention on international child abductions; a 15-year-old was arrested for killing his grandfather, attempting to kill his grandmother and plotting to kill a student from his school plus Halloween in Japan — it’s not celebrated like it is in the West.


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This weeks stories:

Blogs of War — https://japantoday.com/category/national/Journalist-freed-from-Syria-returns-to-Japan-to-relief-and-criticism

Discrimination Compensation — https://japantoday.com/category/national/Women-demand-Tokyo-Medical-University-compensate-them-over-entry-test-rigging

Custody Battles — https://japantoday.com/category/national/Foreign-divorced-parents-fight-in-vain-for-child-custody-in-Japan

Kizuna Child-Parent Reunion Project — https://www.kizuna-cpr.org/

Making a Murderer — https://japantoday.com/category/crime/15-year-old-boy-who-killed-grandfather-wounded-grandmother-also-planned-to-kill-classmate

Fright Night — https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/something-for-everyone-this-halloween

Have Your Say “Halloween in Japan” — https://japantoday.com/category/have-your-say/what-do-you-think-about-the-way-halloween-is-celebrated-in-japan

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