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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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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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