Yakuza member selling soda arrested for extorting money from ninja spreading flyers in Asakusa

Popular area wasn’t big enough for the two of them.

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Saitama welfare official threatened into giving out executive-level-salary worth of benefits

“Relentless threats” resulted in person or persons getting over 12 million yen in benefits.

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Woman in short skirt arrested after inciting upskirt photography in Tokyo

Police have been told her partner was the driving force behind the scam. 

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Pervert hunter arrested by Tokyo police for less-than-pure intentions

Just because he was the enemy of upskirt voyeurs didn’t mean he was an ally of justice.

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Fake schoolgirl prostitution extortion ring busted by Tokyo police

”Let’s go to a hotel” turns into “You’re finished, dude!”

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Two men arrested for extorting over three million yen from someone they saw taking upskirt video

The two suspects are seen as the latest entrepreneurs in Japan’s burgeoning field of “Voyeur Hunting.”

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Former yakuza leader arrested for shaking down friend made while playing Pokémon GO

For one unwitting young man, a game of Pokémon GO turned into Grand Theft Auto GO.

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Japanese Man Arrested For Attempted Extortion of Sex and Songs

In recent years, Japan has been inundated with phone scams like one known as Ore Ore Sagi (“Hey it’s me!” Con).  This involves a young man calling an elderly woman pretending to be her son.  He then claims he was in some kind of trouble and asks her to send money via bank transfer.

In a completely new take on this well-known scam, Shigeyuki Goto was arrested on suspicion of extortion and attempted extortion by phone. However, instead of the typical monetary gain he was hoping his victims could sing him a song.

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