crime

Japanese teen calls cops on man she thinks is holding a knife, turns out he just has old tech

Suspect had no intent to kill or upgrade to the latest electronics.

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Man who gambled entire Japanese town’s COVID relief money arrested

The latest in a long line of slip-ups.

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1,600 empty seats at major Japanese gymnastics competition reserved by single unpaying person

A big mistake? Or did someone have it out for Pommel Horse?

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High school girl arrested for stalking Johnny’s 7 MEN Samurai member

Luckily no one was harmed in the tense encounter.

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Man who got entire town’s COVID relief money believed to have lost it all at online casinos

The Generals were due!

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Man who accidentally received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes

Recipient said “I will not run” and then ran.

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Retired Member of Parliament arrested pretending to be active MP for first-class train tickets

And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for that meddling JR and its clerical errors.

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Aichi police on lookout for scoundrel who stole public toilet’s flushing handle

Be sure to check your toilets first while this fiend is still at large!

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Tokyo rapper arrested for tagging Yamanote Line while drunk

Public not all that shocked by the news.

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Town in Yamaguchi accidentally sends everyone’s COVID-19 relief money to one person

Bank error in their favor. Collect 46.3 million yen.

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“I’ll kill you!” says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use restroom

Japanese police say call of nature was no excuse for threat of violence.

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Tokyo police arrest video game YouTuber for marijuana possession

Accused claims he “bought it from a black person” in Tokyo bar district.

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Japanese teacher suspended for selling a lot of cows without telling the school

The man’s actions were udderly despicable.

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Osaka woman gives foreigner Uber Eats worker fake money, thought he wouldn’t know difference

But he did.

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“What the hell are you doing to my woman?” attacker asks man feeding stray cat in Tokyo park

Literal animal lover, magical shapeshifter, or just plain old crook?

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Yokohama man arrested for stealing car navigation system, blames Vladimir Putin

Geopolitics is way more complex than I thought.

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Manga artist Kenya Suzuki convicted of child pornography charges, given suspended prison sentence

Prosecutors sought jail time for creator of Please Tell Me! Galko-chan.

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Man threatens to set fire to Sega offices, beat employees’ family members to death

Inability to handle gamer rage leads to arrest.

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Sayonara, crossbows – Police ask owners to turn in their crossbows as new ban goes into effect

Possession of crossbow without a license to become illegal this month.

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Kyoto City official arrested for bribery with old-timey gold coin

Arrgh, me corruption’ll cost ye a shiny gold doubloon!

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