crime

Man arrested in Kobe after stuffing fried chicken into woman’s mailbox

Not the best way to tell your ex how you feel.

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Japanese man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones

“I just wanted to smell women’s shoes,” he said.

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Arsonist at idol concert says he was imitating the Kyoto Animation arson attack

Japanese laws may need to be strengthened to stop more copycat attacks from occurring.

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Man fights giant crab statue on streets of Osaka, becomes city’s most hated criminal【Video】

Innocent, delicious Crab Tower damaged in senseless attack.

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We spotted an umbrella thief in the act on the streets of Tokyo, and it left us feeling strange

Rainy-day crime gives our witness a lot to think about.

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18-year-old man stabbed to death for protesting a car blasting loud music in Kamakura

Police are searching for the whereabouts of three men who fled the murder scene by car.

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Japanese police searching for man who stole 1.1 million yen in tiny fish

Suspect clearly knew his fish and just how to catch them.

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Japanese woman reported to police for “not looking right in a suit,” turns out she’s a crook

How do scam artists keep getting caught in Japan by “not looking good in a suit?”

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Entire crew of Going Merry arrested by police in Japan (no, not on April 1)

The sea cucumbers they poached along the way actually are a sort of treasure.

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Kodansha promises worldwide prosecution of illegal uploaders of Attack on Titan

Warning posted in English and Japanese comes just days before manga’s series finale.

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Man climbs down side of building in Tokyo to steal…a bunch of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards

Thief applied skills he learned in high school club activity.

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Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires, stupidly

Live-streamers feel the sting of their poorly thought-out scheme.

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Foreign citizen arrested in Japan for throwing his bento trash in a mailbox

U.K. citizen claims he thought it was a trashcan.

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Couple rob real estate agent during open house, escape with US$1.84

My sofa cushions steal more than that in an average week.

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Former idol singer arrested on fraud charges, police say she found victims through dating apps

Former SKE48 member claimed to be an investing expert with a can’t-fail get-rich-quick scheme.

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Hyogo residents learn the downside to living in an apartment that used to be a yakuza office

Cheap rent and great location comes with some very bad history.

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“Donald Trump” fraudster accused of scamming confused citizens in Japanese phone scam

If Donald Trump called you on the phone asking for cash in broken Japanese, would you give him a single yen?

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Gifu office worker arrested for his homemade tire-popping caltrops

Criminal used Spikes! Spikes were scattered all around Gifu City.

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Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake

“Buried voices” get the attention they deserve, and bring about positive change. 

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Deer killed by man with axe in Nara

Police say the man lost his temper when the animal hit his car. 

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