crime

Elderly anime fan allegedly threatens to kill man who complained about loud TV with fake katana

Police arrest 50-something anime fan on a Sunday afternoon.

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46-year-old hikikomori arrested for leaving mother’s dead body inside house for over a year

“Yikes. This is like right out of a horror movie.”

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New black light train groper stamps sell out in Japan on their first day on the market

Nagoya stationery company caught by surprise at overwhelming demand for anti-chikan item.

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Kyoto police release compete list of names of all victims who died in Kyoto Animation arson attack

Kyoto Animation lawyer expresses unhappiness that many victims’ families did not agree with announcement.

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9 ‘Spiritually Japanese’ Cosplayers, Cartoonists Arrested in China For ‘Anti-China Extremism’

One cartoonist is reported to have drawn comics depicting Chinese people as pigs

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Kyoto Animation victims’ names may be disclosed without families’ agreement, investigator says

Kyoto Prefectural Police and National Police Agency disagree on how to handle identities of remaining 25 people who lost their lives in arson attack.

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Strip club guidance booth raid in Japan ends with police seizing 440 pounds of raw fish

Investigators knew something fishy was going on in Nagasaki.

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Kyoto Animation arsonist sent more than one novel to company as part of annual writing contest

School-day stories among genres of submissions.

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Man arrested for spraying Japan’s public broadcasting fee collector with fire extinguisher

That’s one way to end a heated conversation.

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Japanese senior citizen beats up adult son after he finds out he got tattoos

Skips spanking, instead goes with punching after body art discovery.

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Kyoto Animation suspends Kyoto Animation Awards in aftermath of deadly arson attack

Novel-writing contest, which accused arsonist was a failed entrant to, has been held since 2010.

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Mental illness issues could make death penalty impossible for Kyoto Animation arsonist

Psychiatric and legal experts comment on the possibility of arsonist in attack that killed 35 being sentenced to die for his crimes.

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New arrest warrant issued for Kyoto Animation arson suspect

Kyoto police update list of charges while suspect remains in hospital for burns suffered in attack on Fushimi anime studio.

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Video game maker/Kyoto Animation creative partner Key donates 10 million yen to arson relief fund

Clannad creators hope Kyoto Animation will continue to “give courage to people in Japan and throughout the world.”

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Kyoto Animation arson victim returns to work, calls it “ultimate counterattack” to arsonist

Says “We were friends, and we were a family,” in remembrance of fallen coworkers.

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Real-life high school from Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium wins gold medal at band competition

Brass band which assisted artists from arson-struck anime studio puts thoughts for the fallen into their performance.

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Names of 10 Kyoto Animation arson victims released, family and friends offer words of remembrance

Victims include a 61-year-old anime veteran and fresh-faced newcomer who just graduated from college.

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Kyoto Animation official donation account raises over 1 billion yen (US$10.1 million) in one week

Over 50,000 donors have contributed, but recovery costs could still be several times the amount.

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Kyoto Animation confirms it received novel from writer with same name, address as arson suspect

Annual novel contest submission apparently connected to suspect’s shouting “They stole my novel, so I set the fire.”

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“We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight,” vows Kyoto Animation

President of anime production company where arson attack killed 35 calls messages from fans “candles in the darkness.”

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