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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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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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