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New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies

Tone Mobile’s new phone won’t save photo data it thinks is “inappropriate.”

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Noriyuki Makihara shoots to the top of Amazon sales ranking because he was arrested for speed possession

Many are rushing to buy his stuff before the publishers decide to wipe him out of existence.

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A warning to think twice before taking photos of a crab dinner lying in a Japanese subway station

That discarded meal might not be what it seems.

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Japan Railways to release new anti-groper smartphone app to help victims before chikan gets away

Countermeasure promises to bring attention to the specific part of the train where the groping is taking place.

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Tokyo rolls out “strongest urinals” ever

The future of urine enforcement.

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Law would make it illegal for Osaka adults to sleep with schoolgirls unless they REALLY like them

Proposed revision, which allows for consummation of “serious relationships,” would actually be stricter than existing ordinance.

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Maid cafe manager who dated one of his maids says he was kidnapped and beaten by the yakuza

Quitting your job can be hard when your bosses are gangsters.

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Top Japanese university racks up fourth voyeur arrest in as many months

Japan’s oldest university continues to produce the best and the worst that the country has to offer.

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Nara City apologises after employee jumps from platform to platform across railway tracks【Video】

Dangerous stunt by Japanese civil servant gets slammed online.

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Mother of Kyoto Animation artst who died in arson wants on-site memorial, residents opposed

“I want them to build a monument. Not in some other place, but in the same place where the studio was.”

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Tokyo man arrested for abandoning father’s remains in a subway station men’s room

That probably wasn’t mentioned in the will.

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Foreign student/cosplayer arrested in Tokyo for having fake Self-Defense Forces ID

He calls it a cosplay accessory, police call it a forgery.

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Fukuoka man arrested for licking the ear of a female stranger he fancied

What may work between dogs doesn’t apply to human relations.

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Japanese man beats fast food worker because one chicken nugget was missing from his combo meal

Beef over five-piece chicken nugget combo leads to combo-strike violence.

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”How about if we put these on you?”

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Japan finalizes life imprisonment sentence for Shinkansen murderer

Man who slashed random bullet train passengers cheered as his sentence was handed down.

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Kyoto Animation arsonist develops a soft spot for nurse treating him at hospital

People in Japan are concerned for the nurse who’s become the object of a killer’s affections. 

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Residents don’t want Kyoto Animation to build monument, memorial park to victims at arson site

Kyoto neighborhood organization says it would “destroy the peaceful lifestyle” of local residents.

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Twin-tailed flasher in Japan’s coldest prefecture may not understand how flashing works

Heavyset man exposes himself on sub-zero night.

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Family of four arrested for six-month spate of burglaries in Saitama Prefecture

The family that steals together stays together…until they have to go to separate men’s and women’s prisons of course.

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