crime

14-year-old Japanese girl tosses cart from roof of Don Quijote, arrested for attempted murder

“Horrifying….”

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Stalker uncovered after committing hit and run while driving victim’s car

Suspect becomes victim in a bizarre twist of fate.

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First convictions in Japan handed down to YouTube movie recap posters

Judge threw the copyrighted book at the three defendants.

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Many angered online over news that “Joker” may never show on Japanese TV

Popular opinion is not to blame movies for people’s actions.

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Bootleg anime cakes? Charges filed against Tokyo woman for selling unlicensed Demon Slayer sweets

Tokyo Metropolitan Police want to serve just desserts.

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Shinkansen makes unscheduled stop as elderly man whacks other passenger in the head with phone

”What are ya, a woman?” angry morning passenger shouts.

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“Hey, how’d you get our personal information?” we ask a Japanese telemarketer

They asked Seiji if he wanted to get into the real estate game, but Seiji wanted to know how they got his number.

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Train driver sues Japan Rail…over 56 yen for a one-minute delay

Railway company defends wage cut, saying “no work, no pay”. 

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Arson attempt by passenger on Japan’s Shinkansen shuts down bullet train line

Arsonist references Halloween night train crime in Tokyo.

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Hyogo man arrested for stalking woman through her bank account

Suspect made dozens of one-yen transfers in two weeks.

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Man dressed as Batman’s Joker commits stabbing/arson attack on Tokyo train on Halloween night

Tells police his goal was to “kill a lot of people.”

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Kyoto police using targeted YouTube ads to warn would-be voyeurs

Fighting one type of peeping with another kind of peeping.

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Man uses AI to “destroy” censor mosaics in Japanese adult videos, gets arrested by Kyoto police

It’s debatable whether or not what he did was actually destruction, but the police say there’s no question it was a crime.

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How to stop your umbrella from getting stolen in Japan during the pandemic

Simple anti-theft hack to protect your brolly from thieves.

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Man in Japan arrested for breaking into ex-girlfriend’s apartment to steal her Nintendo Switch

Claims he had a better reason for the crime than just wanting to play games.

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Disgraced YouTuber Hezumaryu to run in next Japanese national election

First, take a moment to consider what it must take to become a “disgraced YouTuber.”

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Japanese train operator scraps plan to identify past offenders with facial recognition camera

JR East representatives say change of plans is due to “lack of societal consent”.

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Japanese elementary teacher gives awful excuse for leaving his smartphone in girls changing room

“Oh, okay. No problem. If that’s why you did it, no big deal!”

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Anime crime alert – One-of-a-kind anime banner stolen from 72-year-old Tokyo public bath

Owners don’t think the Kageki Shojo noren thief was a fan, though.

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Pickax-wielding yakuza member ambushes movie star Beat Takeshi in Tokyo

Famous director’s real life suddenly turns into what could be a scene from one of his organized crime movies.

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