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Home invasion robber makes Japanese granny feed him, gives her 10 masks in return

Super-hospitable senior citizen even gives him a second helping.

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Japanese police officers turn police box into their own little love hotel, do it instead of duty

Late-night shifts, nothing to do, and a bed just sitting there.

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Japanese prefectural government passes video game ban limiting kids’ daily play, smartphone time

Oh, but of course they’re allowed to continue studying until any time of night.

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Man who knowingly spread coronavirus to various bars in Aichi dies in hospital

A reminder of how serious this disease can be.

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Osaka man reserved and cancelled 1,873 seats at two baseball games to get more space for self

He was also arrested for it, lest anyone get any ideas.

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Japanese government enacts mask resale ban, sets prison time penalty for violators

Ban replaces opportunity to make a profit with chance to end up behind bars.

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7-Eleven in Japan sells masks for ridiculously high price, gets slammed by customers

Japanese konbini criticised for being just as bad as notorious online resellers. 

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Reselling masks in Japan could get you five years in prison under new government ban

Government enacts 47-year-old law to cope with panic buying and speculative hoarding.

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Japanese truck driver steals 5,800 bicycle seats over 25 years “for fun”

We all have our vices.

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Japanese YouTuber goes to Argentinian slum to make “impactful video”, gets robbed instead

Quickly learns that not everywhere in the world is as safe as Japan.

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Eye reflection stalker who assaulted idol says he “would like to do everything he can” for her

Not home-invasion groping her in the first place seems like it would have been the nicer thing to do.

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Kobe hospital robbed of 6,000 surgical masks

Mask bandits may or may not have been masked bandits.

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Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with “coronavirus” graffiti【Photos】

Outbreak-triggered fear leads to hateful crime.

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New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies

Tone Mobile’s new phone won’t save photo data it thinks is “inappropriate.”

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Noriyuki Makihara shoots to the top of Amazon sales ranking because he was arrested for speed possession

Many are rushing to buy his stuff before the publishers decide to wipe him out of existence.

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A warning to think twice before taking photos of a crab dinner lying in a Japanese subway station

That discarded meal might not be what it seems.

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Japan Railways to release new anti-groper smartphone app to help victims before chikan gets away

Countermeasure promises to bring attention to the specific part of the train where the groping is taking place.

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Tokyo rolls out “strongest urinals” ever

The future of urine enforcement.

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Law would make it illegal for Osaka adults to sleep with schoolgirls unless they REALLY like them

Proposed revision, which allows for consummation of “serious relationships,” would actually be stricter than existing ordinance.

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Maid cafe manager who dated one of his maids says he was kidnapped and beaten by the yakuza

Quitting your job can be hard when your bosses are gangsters.

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