crime

Immigration raid at anime convention ends with five Japanese cosplayers being arrested overseas

Work visa violations result in participants from four countries being arrested, Japanese cosplayers still being held in custody.

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Idol says her on-stage apology after being attacked was something her managers forced her to do

NGT48 members says she was told that if she didn’t apologize, another idol would be made to read a letter of apology for her.

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Naked woman runs through one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations, police say she’s not a criminal

Shibuya Station is an unusual place to pick for a jog even if you have your clothes on.

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Japan’s prime minister wants to make it illegal for parents to hit kids when disciplining them

Cites increasing number of child abuse cases as reason parents need to be reined in.

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Japanese family wakes up to find complete stranger sleeping in his underwear in their living room

Magical powers, time travel offered as possible explanation by shocked commenters.

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Japanese truck driver arrested for slapping young boy in the face after wet toilet paper prank

Understandable anger, illegal reaction.

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Foreign technical trainees accused of shoplifting 12.58 million yen of drugstore goods in Japan

Vietnamese nationals accused of swiping thousands of cosmetic items and medicines.

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Disney stops selling, producing Frozen Blu-rays in Japan as drug arrest fallout continues

Voice actor’s white powder activities put his snowman Olaf performance on ice.

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Tokyo man arrested for stealing work boots from a poultry factory because they turn him on

Suspect gives a bad name to all lovers of disgusting boots.

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“In the end, she’s just a woman!” Man forcibly licks woman’s face on Tokyo street【Videos】

Police press attacker to the pavement in take-down.

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Anime cosplayer burglar arrested in Japan, can’t stop dressing up/stealing

”Get in the damn prison cell, Shinji!”

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Sega suspends sales of yakuza video game after actor/musician is arrested on cocaine charges

It’s one thing to play a crime boss in a game, but when the real life actor starts breaking the law, Sega is ready to pull the plug.

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Hokkaido police searching for naked man in glasses who groped woman in sub-zero weather

Lack of common decency and common sense lead to unusual attack in Sapporo.

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Yamagata police tell residents not to worry about knife-wielding man roaming the streets

Move along folks, nothing to see here.

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Japanese middle school teacher kisses her student at Tokyo Disneyland during date, gets fired

A real-world ending follows their Magic Kingdom kiss.

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Osaka pickup artist arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting woman he got drunk for lesson

Student and teacher arrested following nightclub training session.

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A friendly reminder from Japan Rail to please refrain from spitting in the face of staff

Apparently this is a thing that happens enough that JR East decided to print up posters about it.

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Naked man arrested for public nudity denies charges: “I was training.”

Is he a drunken master or just drunk again?

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Man in Kobe reported to police after saying hello to schoolgirl who said hi to him first

Baffled commenters don’t see why basic politeness is being treated like a crime, but police say the exchange was suspicious.

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”Devil modifications” lead to arrest in multi-prefecture investigation.

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