crime

Real life doesn’t work like anime – Tokyo man arrested after letting schoolgirl live with him

You’d expect most people to realize this was a bad idea, but this guy especially.

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Japan creates its first law requiring permits for crossbow possession

Until now it was easier to get your hands on a crossbow than an air rifle.

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The case of Hyde’s stolen hydrangea in Wakayama City

On the bright side, he could probably write a song about this.

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English teacher arrested in Japan for smuggling cannabis oil inside hair treatment bottles

Two kilograms found hidden in shampoo pump-bottles.

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Sorry don’t cut it – Tokyo bento shop refuses apology from drunk who threw money at worker’s face

Kitchen Dive tells man to take a hike straight to the police and turn himself in.

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Saitama Police chief arrested busted for stealing toilet paper

Pillar of the community caught with five lines of the white stuff.

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Osaka man charged with spitting in front of same pickle shop for most of 2020

We all have our own ways to keep busy during the pandemic.

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Drunk customers throw money at Tokyo bento shop workers’ heads, owners need help tracking them down【Video】

”We want them arrested” says Kitchen Dive after assailants throw money at employees and threaten to attack them after work.

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Cops in Japan use police box as shag shack, one goes on to have second affair with other officer

“I was unable to control myself” says sergeant who was involved with lower-ranking man.

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Man cooks rice, stir-fried noodles in convenience store parking lot before starting police chase

Usually, going to the convenience store or cooking for yourself is an either/or question, but not this time.

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Saitama welfare official threatened into giving out executive-level-salary worth of benefits

“Relentless threats” resulted in person or persons getting over 12 million yen in benefits.

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Crackdown on illegal maid cafes looks to be making maids a rarer sight on streets of Akihabara

Tokyo police bust five maid cafes for violation of Adult Entertainment Business Regulation Law, and they’re looking for more.

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Japanese woman asks for advice on how to deal with smell of son’s corpse, gets arrested

Police find body at home with numerous cuts to the neck.

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Suitcase with corpse inside washes up on shore of Japan’s largest lake

Local resident saw suitcase floating in the water days before it reached the shore.

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Evangelion studio receiving threatening fan comments, will report offenders even outside Japan

Hate the anime if you want, but Hideaki Anno’s Studio Khara will not tolerate personal attacks, no matter where in the world they come from.

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Japanese government to ease prohibition of cannabis-derived medicines

Relaxed regulation may be coupled with new criminalization, though.

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Takamatsu man arrested for car-bombing person whose parking method he disapproved of

Leaving a note on the windshield was apparently too subtle.

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Osaka man finds stranger eating in his kitchen at night, stranger dies shortly after

Truth is once again stranger than fiction.

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People in Japan can now earn 10,000-yen bounties for scamming scammers

Turning the tables on the ore ore scam in Nagoya can leave you richer than you were before the attempted fraud.

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Japanese schoolgirl and karate teen subdue violent shoplifter

Martial artist happy to be able to put skills to use.

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