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2021’s top stories in video game and Nintendo news【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

How to shut down anti-gaming haters, confusing fan art guidelines, an N64 personality test, and a Zelda arrest.

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Tokyo police admit to losing 38 citizens’ personal data…that was stored on floppy disks

Data for 2021 investigation was provided on format most people stopped using more than a decade ago.

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Attempted murder at a Japanese train station

Suspect says stranger “was in my way”.

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Following Galko creator’s child pornography arrest, publisher suspends manga, removes back issues

Series hasn’t entirely disappeared from Kadokawa’s websites, though.

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Hokkaido man arrested after daring daylight theft of 141 super balls

Suspect claims he took the balls but didn’t steal them.

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Manga/anime creator Kenya Suzuki arrested for importing child pornography from Europe

“No matter what, I wanted photos of nude children from overseas.”

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42-year-old police sergeant disciplined for stealing about 200 yen from shrine donation box

“I just wanted some money to buy cigarettes and coffee,” he said.

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Japanese teenager tries to look cool for a girl, gets punished by the universe/wild animal

Moonlight motorcycle ride for two gets an unexpected third wheel, then things continue to get worse

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Japanese bus driver chases down groper who targeted 18-year-old girl on his vehicle

Gives chase, then gives superhero-level statement about why he did what he did.

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14-year-old Japanese girl tosses cart from roof of Don Quijote, arrested for attempted murder

“Horrifying….”

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Stalker uncovered after committing hit and run while driving victim’s car

Suspect becomes victim in a bizarre twist of fate.

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First convictions in Japan handed down to YouTube movie recap posters

Judge threw the copyrighted book at the three defendants.

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Many angered online over news that “Joker” may never show on Japanese TV

Popular opinion is not to blame movies for people’s actions.

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Bootleg anime cakes? Charges filed against Tokyo woman for selling unlicensed Demon Slayer sweets

Tokyo Metropolitan Police want to serve just desserts.

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Shinkansen makes unscheduled stop as elderly man whacks other passenger in the head with phone

”What are ya, a woman?” angry morning passenger shouts.

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“Hey, how’d you get our personal information?” we ask a Japanese telemarketer

They asked Seiji if he wanted to get into the real estate game, but Seiji wanted to know how they got his number.

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Train driver sues Japan Rail…over 56 yen for a one-minute delay

Railway company defends wage cut, saying “no work, no pay”. 

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Arson attempt by passenger on Japan’s Shinkansen shuts down bullet train line

Arsonist references Halloween night train crime in Tokyo.

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Hyogo man arrested for stalking woman through her bank account

Suspect made dozens of one-yen transfers in two weeks.

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Man dressed as Batman’s Joker commits stabbing/arson attack on Tokyo train on Halloween night

Tells police his goal was to “kill a lot of people.”

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