crime

How safe is Japan? New interactive map reveals reports of crime around the country

Now you can find out if there are any upskirt photographers, bag-snatchers, swindlers, or burglars in your area.

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Female convenience store clerk accidentally fends off robber in Tokyo with two simple words

24-year-old cashier literally wasn’t in the mood for any antics.

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Board of education suspends Japanese teacher who stockpiled 750 pairs of panties at school

High school educator might sound like a pantie thief, but it turns out he was actually a wannabe pantie merchant.

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Japan’s angriest old man takes time out of busy day to yell at young driver, gets arrested【Video】

Rural resident doesn’t have time for slow driver, somehow does have time to stop and call him a dumbass.

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Harsh retribution for school bullies using Japanese law suggested on Twitter, but it’ll take time

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and it doesn’t get much colder than this.

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Is it a crime to ditch a bad date and leave them with the bill? Japanese man finds out

After fleeing a restaurant when a women he met online wasn’t who he thought she was, one man was surprised to get a call from the police.

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Cosplaying go-kart driver strikes bicyclist in hit-and-run collision in Akihabara

Police track down, arrest Taiwanese national. Mario presumed innocent.

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Miyagi man arrested for calling employment office 159 times in a row without saying a single word

You’ll be comforted to know that he had a good reason, however.

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Samurai road rage as man attacks motorist with replica samurai sword on Japanese expressway

Tailgating incident isn’t exactly the sort of duel of honor told about in tales of yore.

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Knife-wielding man asks Osaka police officer to shoot him, officer complies

Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.

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Mie man arrested for collecting photos he took of female coworker while at work

Charges cause many to wonder where the line between stalking and a secret crush lies.

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Manga creators association says pirate sites could bring about a collapse of Japanese culture

Organization stresses the importance of keeping artists and publishers in the emotional loop between creators and fans.

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Japanese senior stabs younger man multiple times after seeing him sit in train’s priority seat

Seats are generally reserved for elderly and disabled passengers.

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“Winny Incident” movie wins huge crowdfunding support

After its crowdfunding target is smashed, writing begins on the story of how Japan stifled its own IT development in the name of combating file-sharing.

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Lame tourists’ lame excuse for spray-painting graffiti in Tokyo still gets them arrested

Claim they thought graffiti was allowed in one Tokyo neighborhood.

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Man in China arrested for highway robbery… he literally stole the street

Industrious criminal charged with making off with 800 meters of road.

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Five Chinese nationals arrested in Japan for translating manga, games for distribution

Allegedly translated Kimi ni Todoke & Maid Sama! crossover manga, Yu-Gi-Oh! game, more.

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Unemployed man and teen schoolgirl team up to steal manga, get arrested in Japan

It sounds like the set-up for a silly anime, but the end of the story is soberingly real.

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Idols stand by cryptocurrency after major theft leaves them without paychecks

The Virtual Currency Girls hit their first major snag in their dream of a cryptocurrency utopia.

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Pokémon GO-playing driver’s two year prison sentence for manslaughter upheld. Was it enough?

How heinous a crime is using a smartphone while driving?

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