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Drunk droning arrest first of its kind in Aichi Prefecture

Friends don’t let friends fly tiny helicopters drunk.

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Three people become first arrested in Japan for posting 10-minute movie recap on YouTube

Movie makers say 10-minute summaries hurt their bottom line.

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“Conbini warp” an increasing traffic problem for businesses and authorities across Japan

Warping is best left to the Mario Bros.

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12-foot python found in Yokohama after evading authorities for 16 days

Giant snakes are always in the last place you look.

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7-Eleven in parking lot of other 7-Eleven opens for business in Japan

Owner of lot’s first 7-Eleven goes shopping at the new one, talks to reporters on opening day.

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Aichi man who stole and replaced women’s shoes set free, victims too “disgusted” to press charges

A rare example of someone being below the law.

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Segways soon to be permitted on public roads and new rules in the works for electric scooters

Of course, the new rules will come with a few catches.

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7-Eleven to build 7-Eleven in parking lot of another 7-Eleven

Japanese convenience stores have everything, even passive-aggressiveness!

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Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators

They’ve become the first prefecture in Japan to do so.

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Labor ministry employee power harassed by his own power harassment counselor

Sounds like a sick joke, but really just sick.

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Ban on free plastic forks and spoons drafted by Japan’s Ministry of Environment

First they came for the bags and I said “cool.” Then they came for the spoons and I said “sure, that’s cool too.”

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Leader of political party that refuses to pay NHK ordered to pay NHK

It will be the hardest 40 bucks he ever spent.

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Government worker leaves water running for a month, forced to pay half the 6,000,000-yen bill

Employee forgets to turn off the water, but did employers forget to turn on labor laws?

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Two men charged for having sex at a public bathhouse in Tokyo

Manager has had enough of people using the sento for casual hookups.

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Japanese government discussing stricter copyright laws on cosplay, top cosplayer Enako chimes in

New rules may regulate social media photos and profit made from cosplay.

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Not-guilty verdict for man in women’s restroom, he had to go so bad it clouded his judgement

The laws of nature supersede those of society.

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Supermarket slip lawsuit ruling influenced by size and color of pumpkin tempura

Once again, the scales of justice hinge on fried vegetables.

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Fukuoka woman drives through front of convenience store because she really needed to pee

Sometimes, peeing your pants is better.

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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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