crime

Kyoto police using targeted YouTube ads to warn would-be voyeurs

Fighting one type of peeping with another kind of peeping.

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Man uses AI to “destroy” censor mosaics in Japanese adult videos, gets arrested by Kyoto police

It’s debatable whether or not what he did was actually destruction, but the police say there’s no question it was a crime.

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How to stop your umbrella from getting stolen in Japan during the pandemic

Simple anti-theft hack to protect your brolly from thieves.

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Man in Japan arrested for breaking into ex-girlfriend’s apartment to steal her Nintendo Switch

Claims he had a better reason for the crime than just wanting to play games.

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Disgraced YouTuber Hezumaryu to run in next Japanese national election

First, take a moment to consider what it must take to become a “disgraced YouTuber.”

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Japanese train operator scraps plan to identify past offenders with facial recognition camera

JR East representatives say change of plans is due to “lack of societal consent”.

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Japanese elementary teacher gives awful excuse for leaving his smartphone in girls changing room

“Oh, okay. No problem. If that’s why you did it, no big deal!”

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Anime crime alert – One-of-a-kind anime banner stolen from 72-year-old Tokyo public bath

Owners don’t think the Kageki Shojo noren thief was a fan, though.

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Pickax-wielding yakuza member ambushes movie star Beat Takeshi in Tokyo

Famous director’s real life suddenly turns into what could be a scene from one of his organized crime movies.

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Japanese panty thief steals over 700 pieces of underwear from coin laundry before finally caught

A dirty crime.

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Japanese police struggling with growing number of “CAN invaders” used to steal luxury cars

Don’t let anyone invade your CAN!

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Tokyo acid attack suspect caught in Okinawa, was victim’s senpai in university club

More details of the crime emerge, but the question of “why” remains.

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Japanese office disaster: man pees in drink bottle of woman coworker because “he liked her”

That’s not sweat in that bottle….

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Sapporo man attempts to rob store with lighter, goes as you’d expect

A story on the lighter side of crime.

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Acid attack occurs at Tokyo subway station as man gets sulfuric acid thrown in his face

Police are looking for attacker seen in security footage whose actions also injured innocent woman.

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Japanese man says “I’m a Vietnamese” while pointing knife at convenience store worker to rob her

Criminal shows astounding lack of human decency and linguistic skills.

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Osaka man arrested for smearing poo on teen’s backpack

Suspect claims stress from work and divorce as the reason.

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Man in Kyoto leaves bag of red-stained knives in front of stranger’s house【Video】

There’s some excellent security camera footage, and for a very weird reason.

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Drunk customer who threw coins at Tokyo bento shop gets arrested

Justice is served to liquored-up customer who got violent over not getting the service he wanted.

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The blood-soaked meaning behind the mysterious marks on the floor at Tokyo Station【Photos】

Almost nobody notices them, but they’re reminders of a violent era in Japan’s past.

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