crime

Three Japanese man in their 80s arrested on suspicion of being a ring of thieves

Two brothers and their friend accused of robbing elderly woman who was still a lot younger than them.

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Japan’s first three-title unified boxing champion’s house burglarized during title match

Champion dealt a sucker punch by crime.

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Yakuza bosses struggling to upgrade phones from 3G

Crime lords getting shaken down by telecom giants.

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Japanese voodoo dolls with foreign politician photo keep getting nailed to town’s shrine trees

”Praying for his death” reads wara ningyo note.

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Security guard arrested in Shizuoka for abandoning 13 liters of urine at pachinko parlor

Going to the toilet was too much as hassle for the suspect, but hauling it across town…

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Japanese town recovers 43 million yen in COVID money mistakenly sent to one man who gambled it away

Probably the most unexpected turnaround in an already long string of unexpected turnarounds.

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Japanese teen calls cops on man she thinks is holding a knife, turns out he just has old tech

Suspect had no intent to kill or upgrade to the latest electronics.

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Man who gambled entire Japanese town’s COVID relief money arrested

The latest in a long line of slip-ups.

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1,600 empty seats at major Japanese gymnastics competition reserved by single unpaying person

A big mistake? Or did someone have it out for Pommel Horse?

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High school girl arrested for stalking Johnny’s 7 MEN Samurai member

Luckily no one was harmed in the tense encounter.

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Man who got entire town’s COVID relief money believed to have lost it all at online casinos

The Generals were due!

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Man who accidentally received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes

Recipient said “I will not run” and then ran.

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Retired Member of Parliament arrested pretending to be active MP for first-class train tickets

And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for that meddling JR and its clerical errors.

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Aichi police on lookout for scoundrel who stole public toilet’s flushing handle

Be sure to check your toilets first while this fiend is still at large!

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Tokyo rapper arrested for tagging Yamanote Line while drunk

Public not all that shocked by the news.

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Town in Yamaguchi accidentally sends everyone’s COVID-19 relief money to one person

Bank error in their favor. Collect 46.3 million yen.

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“I’ll kill you!” says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use restroom

Japanese police say call of nature was no excuse for threat of violence.

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Tokyo police arrest video game YouTuber for marijuana possession

Accused claims he “bought it from a black person” in Tokyo bar district.

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Japanese teacher suspended for selling a lot of cows without telling the school

The man’s actions were udderly despicable.

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Osaka woman gives foreigner Uber Eats worker fake money, thought he wouldn’t know difference

But he did.

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