crime

Japanese elementary teacher busted for hiding students’ shoes, writing “die” on their belongings

His motive is probably not what you think.

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Happy ending – Demon Slayer thief returns stolen manga to their angelic hot spring home

Yamaguchi onsen has a special request for everyone who’s angry at the thief.

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567 cartons of cigarettes bought with 120 smartphones at once leads to arrest in Chiba

He could have stopped at 500, but he just got greedy.

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Police officer caught downloading dirty videos from suspect’s phone

Suspect charges the police with theft for a change.

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Bomb threats for Bitcoin bewilder local governments in Japan who couldn’t pay if they wanted to

Because elementary schools are famous for dabbling in the crypto exchanges.

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Hyogo boy singing “I hate baldies” assaulted by 55-year-old man with pro-wrestling move

Luckily, there was no Spanish announcer’s table nearby.

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Japanese musician violently attacked in New York for being “Chinese”

Vicious racist attack prompts an outpouring of love and support for the victim.

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Yakuza officially banned from giving kids Halloween candy by Japanese government

Kobe kids will need to find a new place to trick-or-treat.

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All participants of “orgy party” in Japan arrested

Cops bust organizer who says he’s been hosting the parties for years.

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Aichi man arrested for stealing 70,000 yen in toy money from safe

Crime doesn’t pay, unless you have a game of Monopoly planned later on.

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Fukuoka man cleared of theft charges because he was “only borrowing” victim’s bike

Probably the only time that excuse ever worked.

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Man travels 100 kilometers in middle of the night in Japan to punch another dude in the throat

Suspicion that girlfriend was cheating on him prompted late-night road trip.

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Foreigners to blame for livestock theft, according to Japanese media

Spate of stolen pigs, cows and produce sparks fears in Japan, but the media is preoccupied with the nationality of the criminals.

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Japanese man finds other man he’s never seen before sleeping in his bed

Even Japanese hospitality has its limits.

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Hot spring hit by manga thief shows saintly kindness as it tries to recover its missing comics

Onsen’s management asks social media to keep hate to a minimum while it believes in the goodness of Demon Slayer fans.

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Aichi man gets 10 months in prison for saying “I got corona” in electronics store, loses appeal

The “I was talking about the beer” defense failed.

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Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman

Many surprised by the arrests over 800 pro-weed comments in a veritable “crime of passion.”

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Panty thief gets an unexpected surprise after police reveal thong is not what it seems

Teenager learns a lesson he won’t ever forget. 

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Can you tell if a Japanese neighborhood is dangerous by looking at its convenience store?

Do the magazine rack, trash cans, and restroom rules act as a preemptive crime report?

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Mother and son in Japan busted by Ota-ku police for running counterfeit Pokémon operation

The long arm of the Poké-law shuts down startlingly high-markup scheme.

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