crime

Japanese ex-pro wrestler Chigusa Nagayo saves woman from assault in carpark

The female wrestler, who injured her finger during the altercation, is being hailed a hero for her actions.

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Naked man found sitting inside locker at Japanese train station

And he didn’t pick a warm city to do it in, either.

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Osaka woman terrifyingly attacked by intruder while playing video games in her home late at night

Chilling home invasion is like something out of an urban legend.

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Tokyo man arrested after telling woman he wanted to rub “just” her breasts

Limiting your forceful groping to just one part of the body is still plenty past what the law allows.
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Japanese man gets arrested for stealing 30 yen (US 27 cents) from Shinto shrine’s collection box

Sometimes it’s not how much you steal, but where you steal it from that really gets you in trouble.

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Hokkaido man arrested for pretending to visit Aeon shopping centers 2.7 million times

And so ends the Great Aeon Loyalty Point Heist of ’18.

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Suspects arrested for 100-million yen Kyoto home invasion robbery after eight-year search

One of the accused was a government-paid politician’s secretary at the time.

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Japanese government to outlaw carrying unbound knives on trains starting next year

No-more-knives rule comes after bullet train slashing in which passenger lost his life.

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Japanese cop smashes through window to arrest apparently high-on-meth driver in Osaka【Videos】

Doing donuts in central Japan’s biggest city is a sure-fire way to get the police to bring out their fists of fury.

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49-year-old Japanese shut-in spends weeks living with corpse of mother who died at home

”I couldn’t do anything,” says hikikomori in written statement.

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“The taste of a liar!” Japanese teacher arrested for licking student’s ear

The teacher declared that he could tell if students were lying if he licked their ears, just like a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure character.

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How much private info can a thief glean from a stolen smart phone? We investigate

Our resident scam investigator turns criminal to see how much information he can steal from a stranger’s smart phone.

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Shibuya Behavior game goes behind the wheel of a revenge-bent compact truck on Japanese Halloween

A game to remind us about the true spirit of the holiday: bloody revenge.

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High school boy in Kobe shows his love for older woman by spreading his poo on her bicycle

An important reminder to always heed the old advice, “When you want to tell her how you really feel, don’t, for the love of God, tell her with poo.”

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Seven arrests, restaurant fire occur during Tokyo’s Halloween night Shibuya street party

Scary sights, and not because of any ghosts or goblins.

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Criminally studious Japanese schoolgirl caught stealing dozens of educational books in one night

Educators might applaud her motivation, but the police arrested her anyway.

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Shibuya mayor fed up with lawless Tokyo Halloween street party, promises stronger police response

“These people have no love or respect for the Shibuya neighborhood.”

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Shibuya Halloween event turns ugly with toppled truck, perverts, and upskirt photography

Five arrests made at celebration attended by “young people and foreigners”.

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Halloween vandals trash Tokyo ramen restaurant’s meal ticket machine, prompting ultimatum【Video】

Shibuya restaurant gives jerk one chance to avoid trouble with the law, but some say they’re being too soft on him.

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Otaku crime: Kyoto police arrest man for selling counterfeit ultra-rare Yu-Gi-Oh! card

Woman who bought the card noticed coloring flaw, setting off hunt for culprit that ended halfway across Japan.

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