crime

Japanese police question man for “not looking good in a suit,” turns out he robbed an old lady

They say justice is blind, but apparently it still has a strong sense of fashion.

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Australian tourist in Japan arrested for graffiti around Kamogawa River in Kyoto

Tag found in 36 places, foreign tourist claims it was art

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Man in Tokyo accused of straddling, kissing women he’d never met, says he thought she liked him

”I thought she was into me” he says after gesture that in no way means that.

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13 Japanese teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip

One of Japan’s favorite porn scenarios plays out in real life, prompts apology.

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Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood likely to ban public drinking due to Halloween mayhem

Shibuya’s world-famous Halloween street parties may not be going away, but it looks like they’ll be going non-alcoholic.

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Drunk Kanagawa senior arrested for biting fingers off friend’s hand

What are friends for?

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Osaka teens tie rope across road for fun, get charged with attempted murder

Come to think of it, maybe kids actually should stay indoors and online all day.

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Gamer bandits steal Taiko No Tatsujin drum from Aichi arcade

Far from Tatsujin, these were a pair of straight-up Taiko No Twits.

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Man arrested for attempting to rob Tokyo police with fruit knife

The “arrested” part probably goes without saying though.

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Japanese woman finds a depressing way to prevent train gropers from targeting her

Less groping is always good, but the flip side to this countermeasure is what has people upset.

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Five members of the Bad Lobster biker group arrested by Ebina police

Residents live in mild fear of the gang and hope their daughters never bring a Bad Lobster home for dinner.

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Foreign resident arrested in Japan for illegally BitTorrent uploading anime

You might have thought no one cares about the series that he got caught for, but they do, and his total damages are estimated at 1.8 billion yen.

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Fukuoka man arrested for stealing used tennis rackets because he liked their smell

Theft of sporting goods may have been a crime of passion.

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Shizuoka Police on the lookout for man who threw adult DVDs at teenage boy

Kids these days… They don’t know the value of an adult DVD.

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Idol group that covered up singer’s attack by fans at home dismantles team system for “relaunch”

NGT48 shakeup comes after months of scandal.

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20-something Japanese woman takes junior high boy to hotel for lewd activity, gets off with fine

Internet chats lead to illegal rendezvous.

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Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix receives death threat from gamer angry at loot boxes/gacha

”Wash your necks and wait!” commands gamer who didn’t get the item he wanted.

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Man in Tokyo slices own stomach with knife near one of the city’s busiest train stations

Police officers arrive to find man collapsed and bleeding.

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Nagoya teens arrested for pooping off the roof of building, posting video on net

The literal and proverbial s#&t has hit the fan for one pair of boys.

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Kyoto schoolgirl arrested after failing drug test for marijuana use

Says she began smoking to help her sleep after feeling stressed from family life.

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