crime

“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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.”

Read More

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

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

Read More

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

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

Read More

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.”

Read More

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

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Bullets on the bullet train as three men found carrying guns on Japan’s Shinkansen

Armed group turned out to have legal reason for packing heat.

Read More

Tokyo Tsukiji inner fish market illegally reopens as protesting merchants sneak in, sell sashimi

Unhappy about government-mandated move to new facility, wholesalers occupy part of the market to do business as usual.

Read More

Japanese man punches cab driver after he refuses to drive friend who’d just pooped himself

71-year-old taxi driver’s nose was assaulted in multiple ways.

Read More

Real fashion police: Con man arrested in Tokyo, police tipped off by ill-fitting suit

Crime doesn’t pay, but looking good apparently does.

Read More

Woman jailed after entering Japanese train cabin with key bought at online auction

Japan’s rail security is being brought into question after a rail enthusiast accessed a locked crew compartment while the train was in operation.

Read More

Man runs across tracks of Tokyo’s busiest train station after secretly filming woman’s skirt【Vid】

Says he didn’t think he’d get arrested, is quickly proven wrong.

Read More

Japanese man strikes sleeping woman in head with his phone after she leans on him in train【Video】

A needlessly violent reaction to an everyday problem.

Read More

Fukuoka senior arrested for stealing a single grape, denies charges

He probably would have gotten away with it too if he didn’t insist on peeling the darn thing.

Read More

Tokyo’s “real-life Mario Kart” go-kart rental company loses lawsuit against Nintendo

Court orders halt to cosplay rentals, payment of fine for copyright infringement.

Read More

Japanese love hotel worker injured after two men run off without paying exorbitant bill

The non-paying guests did a runner while the employee grabbed onto their car door.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. ...
  9. 36