crime

Japanese teen offers to catch purse snatcher for elderly woman, but is actually helping rob her

Police catch fake hero who didn’t even try to catch thief for 73-year-old victim.

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How to rob an idol singer otaku: Look up the birthday of his favorite idol

Momoiro Clover Z supporter gets robbed by fellow fan for having an easy-to-crack ATM card code.

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Police on the lookout for Arashi “fan” who stole articles about the group from public library

One fan of the boy band is taking their idol worship too far.

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Man arrested for robbing Tokyo convenience store with nose hair trimmer

Adorable weapon choice was not the only misstep by this would-be bandit.

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Police officer cleared of indecency charges after riding train with pants’ zipper open

Tokyo High Court ruled the defendant wasn’t exposing self, just flying low.

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Tochigi man arrested for shoplifting animals from hardware store to feed to his cat

Suspect’s pet must have been a finicky feline to need to eat exotic prey like parakeets and hamsters.

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American traveler caught peeing on sleeping Japanese businessman during flight to Tokyo

Abuse of the complimentary alcohol service leads to a rude, wet awakening.

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Is it legal to wear a facekini on the streets of Tokyo? Mr. Sato asks Tokyo Metropolitan Police

Eye-catching, face-obscuring fashion from China protects your skin from harsh UV rays, makes you look like a crazed criminal.

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Swiss otaku who threatened to leave homeland over confiscated manga is reunited with his comics

Perverted dojiinshi fan wins legal struggle with customs officials, asserts that loli comics “cause no damage whatsoever to any real people.”

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Swiss otaku says he’s moving to Japan after customs officials confiscate his 66-pound manga haul

Laments the officer handling his case has “no tolerance whatsoever” for hentai and loli dojinshi.

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Japanese Internet sad to see the word “chikan” becoming commonly used in English

The country was proud when “emoji” and “anime” became part of English-speakers’ vocabulary. But when the British government uses the Japanese word for “train gropers?” Not so much.

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Japanese educator embezzled $69,200 over four years to fund mobile game microtransactions

Mobile games sure are fun, but that’s no reason to steal money meant for education.

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Police in Japan looking for suspect who threw octopus at condominium over and over for one hour

Full marks for persistence and weirdness, but it’s still a crime.

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Aspiring Canadian cosplayer living in Tokyo arrested for immigration fraud sham marriage

Approached Japanese man she met at cosplay event and offered to pay him to be her husband for visa purposes.

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Japanese deliveryman delivers beating and justice to knife-wielding criminal in Tokyo【Video】

After suspect steals police officer’s weapon and turns it against him, employee of company with cute cat mascot joins fight on streets of Tokyo.

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Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use the toilet

Officers found in violation of our inalienable right to go potty.

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Japanese police make third arrest in connection with Love Live! anime manhole vandalism spree

Officers establish connection with one other vandal, show there’s nowhere for law-breaking otaku to hide.

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Japan executes six Aum Shinrikyo cultists, bringing hanging total to 13 this month

Number of executions now equals that of Tokyo subway gas attack deaths.

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McDonald’s officially reprimanded by Japanese government for misleading “roast beef” ads

The meat in the 4.9-million Tokyo Roast Beef Burgers and Muffins McDonald’s sold wasn’t quite what people were expecting from their commercials.

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Tokyo police arrest teen for having knife 2mm too long, released because type of knife mistaken

You call that a kiridashi knife? Seriously, I can’t tell.

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