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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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Groper in Japan says he couldn’t resist “young females’ breasts,” all victims much older than him

Personal definition of “young” includes a woman more than twice his age.

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Angry anime shopper tells store employees to “Die” 3,852 times in death threat emails

Disgruntled 34-year-old woman says she wished the staff had died and Kyoto Animation workers lived.

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Ibaraki Police warn against fake warnings by the police

Hmmm…

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Anime company president arrested for taking nude photos of teen girl who wanted to be voice actress

President of Gainax, production company that made Evangelion TV series, allegedly told her “It’s practice for when you become famous.”

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Sending naughty kids to bed without dinner may soon be illegal in Japan

Guidelines from ministry say “any corporal punishment, no matter how light, is prohibited.”

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“Mayonnaise Man” believed to have returned to his uniform-ruining ways in Hokkaido

However, he appears to have traded in his weapon for a lower-calorie alternative.

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Taxi driver argues with man, runs him over then drives into wall 【Video】

Some people in Japan are siding with the driver over the incident.

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Yamato delivery man kicked and yelled at by older colleague in Japan【Video】

Japan is known for its amazing delivery services, but behind the scenes there’s a lot of stress in keeping up the high standard. 

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