law

Tokyo Government considers fining people who knowingly go out when infected with COVID-19

Good news for people who say, “there ought to be a law.”

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Fukuoka man cleared of theft charges because he was “only borrowing” victim’s bike

Probably the only time that excuse ever worked.

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Aichi man gets 10 months in prison for saying “I got corona” in electronics store, loses appeal

The “I was talking about the beer” defense failed.

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Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman

Many surprised by the arrests over 800 pro-weed comments in a veritable “crime of passion.”

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Japan government to fine up to one million yen for anyone harboring illegal alien crayfish

Officials have had enough of these foreign crustaceans abusing our weak border security.

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Plastic bag usage at Japanese stores down by 50 percent, but plastic bags sales through the roof

No good deed goes uncircumvented.

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NHK loses court case to Tokyo woman who can’t watch it because her TV has a blocker installed

One small victory for man- (and woman-) kind!

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Mie Prefecture to become first in Japan to ban outing LGBT individuals

Outing will soon be officially out in Mie.
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Lawyers say Japanese video game ban for kids violates constitution, call for abolition

Game over for Kagawa Prefecture’s anti-video game ordinance?

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23 people arrested in Aichi for operating and using illegal casino during coronavirus lockdown

“I had nothing else to do, so I went two to three times per week,” admitted one customer who had been arrested.

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17-year-old to sue Kagawa Prefecture over video game restricting ordinance

And what did you do over your school vacation?

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Hate speech may soon be punishable by a 500,000-yen fine in one of Japan’s largest cities

One of Tokyo’s neighbors may become the first place in Japan to enact punishment for hate speech.

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Man arrested for rape 4 days after the statute of limitations expired

Suspect was almost cleared on a legal loophole, only to be snagged by a different legal loophole.

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Man Arrested For Modifying, Reselling Pokémon Games

Man is the first person to be arrested on this charge after laws against modding were revised in November

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Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use the toilet

Officers found in violation of our inalienable right to go potty.

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Evil barbershop punished by heroic copyright agency for playing stereo

Let that be a lesson to anyone who dares play a CD in a place where it might be overheard by someone else.

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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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“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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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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