crime

50-year-old Japanese man arrested for selling naked Love Live! anime pillow covers

Investigators say multi-year operation earned him millions of yen.

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Lupin III fan arrested for robbing Tokyo convenience store with Walther P38

All of the weaponry, none of the class.

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Tokyo clerk arrested for memorizing over 1,300 customers’ credit card info, using it online

Just being brilliant in one way doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart.

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Man arrested for arson threats to Kyoto Animation-related video game company

Osaka police track down man who tweeted “Even I’m feeling tense, since I don’t know when I’ll attack.”

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Kyoto Animation arsonist will live, status upgraded by doctors

Police still unable to make formal arrest, however.

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Elderly anime fan allegedly threatens to kill man who complained about loud TV with fake katana

Police arrest 50-something anime fan on a Sunday afternoon.

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46-year-old hikikomori arrested for leaving mother’s dead body inside house for over a year

“Yikes. This is like right out of a horror movie.”

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New black light train groper stamps sell out in Japan on their first day on the market

Nagoya stationery company caught by surprise at overwhelming demand for anti-chikan item.

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Kyoto police release compete list of names of all victims who died in Kyoto Animation arson attack

Kyoto Animation lawyer expresses unhappiness that many victims’ families did not agree with announcement.

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9 ‘Spiritually Japanese’ Cosplayers, Cartoonists Arrested in China For ‘Anti-China Extremism’

One cartoonist is reported to have drawn comics depicting Chinese people as pigs

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Kyoto Animation victims’ names may be disclosed without families’ agreement, investigator says

Kyoto Prefectural Police and National Police Agency disagree on how to handle identities of remaining 25 people who lost their lives in arson attack.

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Strip club guidance booth raid in Japan ends with police seizing 440 pounds of raw fish

Investigators knew something fishy was going on in Nagasaki.

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Kyoto Animation arsonist sent more than one novel to company as part of annual writing contest

School-day stories among genres of submissions.

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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 senior citizen beats up adult son after he finds out he got tattoos

Skips spanking, instead goes with punching after body art discovery.

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Kyoto Animation suspends Kyoto Animation Awards in aftermath of deadly arson attack

Novel-writing contest, which accused arsonist was a failed entrant to, has been held since 2010.

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Mental illness issues could make death penalty impossible for Kyoto Animation arsonist

Psychiatric and legal experts comment on the possibility of arsonist in attack that killed 35 being sentenced to die for his crimes.

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New arrest warrant issued for Kyoto Animation arson suspect

Kyoto police update list of charges while suspect remains in hospital for burns suffered in attack on Fushimi anime studio.

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Video game maker/Kyoto Animation creative partner Key donates 10 million yen to arson relief fund

Clannad creators hope Kyoto Animation will continue to “give courage to people in Japan and throughout the world.”

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Kyoto Animation arson victim returns to work, calls it “ultimate counterattack” to arsonist

Says “We were friends, and we were a family,” in remembrance of fallen coworkers.

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