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Groper arrested in Japan insists he did not grab both breasts, but just one

Japanese language quirk made charges ambiguous, but he probably didn’t help his case by clearing that up.

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Japanese police file charges against illegal anime girl huggy pillow cover seller

Prosecutors plan to throw the book, not the pillows, at him.

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Nitori furniture store guard arrested for shoplifting from Nitori furniture store

Hard to find good help these days.

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Sickle-wielding attacker safely fended off by victim’s umbrella in Aomori

The umbrella is mightier than the sickle.

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Former women’s world boxing champion confronts molester on bus in Japan

Kumiko Shisa Ikehara couldn’t let him get away with it.

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Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan?

It’s the land of serial arresting.

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43-year-old bosozoku biker arrested for never growing out of his teenage riding style

No country for old bikers.

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Japanese makers of Tropicana fined 19 million yen for “100% Melon” juice with only 2% melon juice

Accountability never tasted so sweet.

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Japanese college student admits he robbed taxi driver, denies in court that he was rude about it

Suspect speaks up at trial to correct misquote that made him sound like a jerk while he was taking cabbie’s money.

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Japanese teacher who asked permission to jerk off at convenience store has been fired

There are some things you just can’t bounce back from at work.

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Tokyo train operator begins issuing body cameras, but it’s not employee conduct that worries them

JR East implements new policy in time for New Year’s.

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Tokyo couple caught making stickers with police mascot flipping bird

That salute is not in the police manual.

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Man jumps in front of Tokyo Disneyland parade, gets tackled to sound of Christmas music【Video】

Cast members spring into action in surreal moment for parkgoers.

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Why don’t hosts in Kabukicho approach our female reporter any more?

Back when she was younger she couldn’t get away from them, so we visit a host club to find out what’s going on. 

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“I’m the most famous thug in Saitama!” Japanese kids’ social media beef leads to beating, arrests

Never get into pointless arguments on the Internet, especially if the other person is friends with a yakuza member.

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 4: Not Like a Dragon

The fourth and final stop on Mr. Sato’s look at Kabukicho, the real-world Kamurocho.

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 3: Crazy Town

Stories of blood, cockroaches, and the old days of Kabukicho, Tokyo’s real-world Kamurocho.

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Aichi man arrested for pouring coffee milk into station ticket gate

Silly, automatic ticket gates don’t need coffee breaks.

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Is real Tokyo as dangerous as the Yakuza video games? Chapter 2: Towards the Gray Darkness

Mr. Sato continues his night out in Kabukicho, the real-world Kamurocho.

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Is Tokyo’s real-world Kamurocho as dangerous as the Yakuza games’ setting? Mr. Sato investigates

Our ace reporter hits the streets in his Kiryu Kazama cosplay to talk to the people who know Kabukicho best.

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