crime

Japanese woman arrested for cyberstalking elderly man twice her age

Senior citizen says he received dozens of date requests from woman he’s never met or spoken to.

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Minnesota riots prompt people in Japan to protest against racial profiling by police【Videos】

Shibuya protest comes eight days after a foreigner was filmed being detained by police on the road in Tokyo.

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Japanese politicians want to make walking while looking at your smartphone illegal

New law would require that you be immobile when looking at your mobile phone.

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Japanese teen boy picks worst woman to randomly ask if she wants to make an adult video

”I thought I’d do her a favor,” he says after approaching a woman who’s skilled with handcuffs, but not because she likes to get kinky.

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“Oh, is that so?” says Kyoto Animation arsonist when told how many people he killed

Admits that his goal was to kill as many as possible.

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Kyoto Animation comments on arsonist arrest: “Our friends whose lives were taken won’t come back”

Stricken studio wants maximum penalties pursued.

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Lawyers say Japanese video game ban for kids violates constitution, call for abolition

Game over for Kagawa Prefecture’s anti-video game ordinance?

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Kyoto Animation arsonist to be finally placed under arrest for July attack that killed 36

Nearly a year after the tragic deaths of dozens of anime creators, the man responsible will finally begin facing justice.

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A creepy new wrinkle to Japan’s chikan train groper schemes, and how to counter it

If you’re not sure if that old man is really in need of assistance, you don’t have to be the one to help.

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U.S. government officials catch 86,400 Pokémon bootlegs without using a single Poké Ball

Because when you gotta catch ’em all, you ‘gotta catch the knockoffs too.

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23 people arrested in Aichi for operating and using illegal casino during coronavirus lockdown

“I had nothing else to do, so I went two to three times per week,” admitted one customer who had been arrested.

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Pervert hunter arrested by Tokyo police for less-than-pure intentions

Just because he was the enemy of upskirt voyeurs didn’t mean he was an ally of justice.

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Outrage sparked: Tokyo truck driver abandons body of suicide victim, claims the body was a “doll”

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police have begun to investigate, searching for the man behind this cruel act.

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Japanese netizens puzzle over weird coronavirus crime — a theft of over 3,000 gallons of water

The water was swiped from a karaoke enterprise that closed up shop during the self-isolation period.

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Weekly Shonen Jump manga pirate given three-year suspended prison sentence in China

The long arm of Japanese publisher Shueisha’s manga law reaches all the way to Shanghai.

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Okinawan man arrested for buying cigarettes with currency of the dead

Poor exchange rate with the metaphysical plane was not enough to cover his pack of smokes.

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Japanese boss punches employee who came to work after being told to stay home for coronavirus risk

Businessman is ready to literally fight the coronavirus to keep other employees safe.

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Home invasion robber makes Japanese granny feed him, gives her 10 masks in return

Super-hospitable senior citizen even gives him a second helping.

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Japanese police officers turn police box into their own little love hotel, do it instead of duty

Late-night shifts, nothing to do, and a bed just sitting there.

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Japanese prefectural government passes video game ban limiting kids’ daily play, smartphone time

Oh, but of course they’re allowed to continue studying until any time of night.

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