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Tokyo police arrest teen for having knife 2mm too long, released because type of knife mistaken

You call that a kiridashi knife? Seriously, I can’t tell.

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Hokkaido woman arrested for stealing 1.9 million yen from convenience store in broad daylight

Bold but non-violent robbery says a lot about the way convenience stores operate.

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Naked Japanese man arrested at restaurant, has kind of an understandable excuse

All-nude shopping and dining excursion was planned for his comfort, not so much other people’s.

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Man arrested for pretending to be blind so he could grope woman’s chest in Tokyo

M.O. shows groper was actually looking to get both an eyeful and a handful.

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Japanese cult leader behind Tokyo subway sarin gas attack executed

Aum Shinrikyo founder, three other members hanged 23 years after deadly subway attack, more executions likely to follow.

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“Uncle Nipples” being held in connection with recent nipple rubbing incident

Former internet meme returns to the spotlight and appears as fond of his own areolae as ever.

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All Japan Railway Tokyo trains to finally get security cameras starting this summer

Decision comes following Shinkansen slashing, but hopefully will also curb train groping.

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Two teen boys in Japan arrested for vandalizing Love Live! anime manhole cover

There’re dumb otaku, and then there are dumb otaku who need to make a 300-kilometer (186-mile) trip just to get arrested.

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Hyogo man arrested for backhanding cash register while verifying his age

Suspect was apparently enraged when his maturity was called into question.

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Yakuza currently threatening Japan’s sea cucumbers

Who needs drugs, gambling, and prostitution when there’s an ocean full of slimy black gold for the taking?

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Knife-wielding man barricades himself in Tokyo pub rather than pay bill, fires fireworks at city

A festive way to kill time while you wait for the cops to come arrest you.

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Foreign student who punched Japanese basketball referee returns to home country, coach suspended

School adding new staff member to provide psychological care for remaining exchange students from Africa.

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50-year-old otaku murders father who criticized his anime and game hobbies

76-year-old victim fought off first attempt on his life, succumbed to second.

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Foreign exchange student punches Japanese basketball referee, victim won’t press charges【Video】

Vicious attack that required 10 stitches is followed by startlingly kind gesture of forgiveness.

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Shinkansen stabbing suspect tells police he will commit another crime if released from prison

Police treating attack that left one dead, two injured as premeditated.

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Bomb threats against Love Live! concert lead to arrest of 17-year-old boy in Japan

Social media posts about “limitless explosions” draw police response.

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Old Japanese woman gives over 80 million yen to scam artist in new case of Japan’s oldest scam

Assumption that man on the phone was her son costs senior citizen a gigantic fortune.

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Fun’s over—Japanese city removes anime girl manhole covers after repeated vandalism

Love Live! tie-up in seaside town is dead for now.

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Hater lets world know he hates Love Live! by spray-painting over anime manhole covers in Japan

Real-life town where anime’s second arc takes place experiences hateful vandalism.

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Following artist’s child porn conviction, Rurouni Kenshin manga restarts in Japan, but not America

This week, fans in Japan can once again read the adventures of the famous anime/manga swordsman, but things are different across the Pacific.

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