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Tokyo acid attack suspect caught in Okinawa, was victim’s senpai in university club

More details of the crime emerge, but the question of “why” remains.

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Osaka man arrested for smearing poo on teen’s backpack

Suspect claims stress from work and divorce as the reason.

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Georgian Paralympic judo athlete arrested for attacking a security guard in a Tokyo hotel

The Olympic Organizing Committee is considering what kind of punishment he’ll receive, on top of any legal repercussions.  

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Altercation between train otaku leaves one with fractured skull, other in custody

Suspect may be saved by his own age.

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Japanese citizen injured in Paris acid attack, Ministry of Foreign Affairs posts note of caution

Our thoughts are with the affected individual.

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Guesthouse owner arrested for slashing guest who sprinkled too much pepper on his own food

Assault and pepper.

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Middle-aged Tokyo man, escorted by his mother, confesses to killing elderly homeless woman

A sad tale of a homeless person being punished for taking up space. 

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Head of kindergarten arrested for spitting on elementary students who were in his way

What was he supposed to do? Talk to them?!

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Hyogo boy singing “I hate baldies” assaulted by 55-year-old man with pro-wrestling move

Luckily, there was no Spanish announcer’s table nearby.

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Japanese musician violently attacked in New York for being “Chinese”

Vicious racist attack prompts an outpouring of love and support for the victim.

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Pokémon GO player arrested for punching another player in the face

Online battles spill over into real life in Japan.

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56-year-old Pokémon GO trainer arrested for assaulting 55-year-old trainer

Suspect accused of taking trainer battles offline.

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Fukuoka man arrested for licking the ear of a female stranger he fancied

What may work between dogs doesn’t apply to human relations.

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Man arrested for spraying Japan’s public broadcasting fee collector with fire extinguisher

That’s one way to end a heated conversation.

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Japanese man assaults wife after learning she trolled his YouTube videos for six months

Husband admits to charges and throws self on the mercy of the court.

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A friendly reminder from Japan Rail to please refrain from spitting in the face of staff

Apparently this is a thing that happens enough that JR East decided to print up posters about it.

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Ehime man arrested for hitting cop who interfered with his Pokémon GO game

When it comes to belligerent Pokémon players, Ehime Police gotta catch’em all.

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Kanagawa man arrested for unlawful licking of hair

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a jail cell?

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Twitter users band together to help find road-rage attacker in Osaka 【Video】

Cyclist threw his bike at a car and repeatedly punched its driver after a horn was beeped.

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Japanese ex-pro wrestler Chigusa Nagayo saves woman from assault in carpark

The female wrestler, who injured her finger during the altercation, is being hailed a hero for her actions.

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