crime

Rurouni Kenshin manga restarts serialization just seven months after author’s child porn arrest

Creator of hit anime/manga franchise keeps himself out of jail and his comic in monthly magazine.

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“Annoying to put on clothes,” Kochi City official arrested for taking out garbage naked

Not saying I agree with what he did, but he does have a point.

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Japanese garbage man challenges coworker to literal bladed duel following workplace argument

Tells police odd mix of courtesy and violence was “the only way” to settle their differences.

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Shogun arrested in Japan for being a peeping Tom

Months-long investigation ends with police officers taking Shogun Kigawa into custody after he fails to resist his fetish for peeing women.

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“But she looked 13!” is no excuse in the eyes of the Japanese law, 40-something man learns

Nagoya man arrested after crossing prefectural lines to perform illicit act with elementary school student.

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Salaryman gives drunk female coworker a ride home, gets beaten into unconsciousness for it

Aftermath of company drinking session proves no good deed goes unpunished.

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Most Japanese theft ever? Chainsaws taken to flowering cherry blossoms in Osaka

Thieves used machinery to steal flowering cherry blossom branches and tree trunks from a park in Osaka Prefecture.

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Japanese senior citizens, 63 and 71 years old, arrested for sickle-armed street fight

“Old enough to know better” loses out to “old enough to just not care” as two seniors slice each other with same weapon.

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Sapporo supermarket’s women’s restroom becomes unusually popular with guys last Sunday night

Female employee finds two different men camped out in the ladies’ restroom in roughly an hour.

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Police in Japan arrest woman on suspicion of literal ass-kicking

Rage-filled 27-year-old mobile phone shopper denies the kicking part, though.

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Kamen Rider, one of Japan’s greatest heroes, arrested for groping woman’s breasts in Tokyo suburb

Actor’s arrest parallels his character’s story arc, and also has elements from Cinderella.

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Drunken salaryman’s solution to barely missing the last train: Ride on the outside of it

Kobe police fail to appreciate the capacity-boosting innovation.

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Japanese company makes virtual shadow boyfriends to help protect women who live alone【Videos】

Silhouettes of karate fighters, bodybuilders, and domestically dedicated dudes make would-be criminals think you’ve got a live-in boyfriend.

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The simplest, most direct way to protect your umbrella from being stolen in Japan

Sometimes, a not-so-gentle reminder is all it takes to make sure your belongings continue to be yours.

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Knife-wielding man at Shinjuku Station arrested by Tokyo police

Commuters say they feared for their lives during the incident.

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Three women arrested for smuggling 20 pounds of gold down their bras at Hokkaido airport

Hardly the last place someone would look.

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23-year-old Tokyo policewoman falls in movie-style love with yakuza member, real life ensues

He wasn’t arrested for theft, but he stole her heart, and she gave him even more in return.

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Conveyor belt sushi chain where foreigner filmed GoPro video considers pressing criminal charges

YouTube hit has restaurant’s owners seeing red, and not because of any mouth-watering maguro tuna.

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Three schoolgirls indicted following “free all-you-can-touch-breasts” stunt in Tokyo

Cops crack down on public feel-copping, also charge two men in get-rich-quick-with-boobs scheme.

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Creator of Rurouni Kenshin manga/anime avoids jail time in child pornography possession case

Tokyo court orders manga artist to pay startlingly small fine for possession of nude depictions of girls no older than 15.

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