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Japanese police officers officially allowed to wear sunglasses, buy drinks at convenience stores in Shimane

Stay cool, Shimane cops.

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Osaka man arrested for trying to rob woman with necktie that says “Police”

Suspect stands accused of impersonating the long tie of the law.

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Foreign street kart driver crashes into taxi after ignoring road sign in Tokyo

Go-kart tour accident reveals the dangers of driving on foreign roads.

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Ramen lovers continue to eat noodles as restaurant goes up in flames around them【Video】

Ramen Jiro has dedicated fans, but this is verging on ridiculous.

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Kanagawa woman arrested for calling police 1,200 times in 8 days, saying “Merry Christmas, Die!”

I think she’s confusing Christmas with Easter.

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Complaints against foreign go-kart drivers increase in Tokyo

Police want to crack down on traffic incidents caused by visitors on go-karts.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police shows us how to make garbage bags out of newspaper

To protect and lifehack.

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Yakuza member arrested for not picking up dog poop

Everyone knows the yakuza don’t take any crap.

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When bullying happens in Japan, should parents go to the police? We ask an educator

As our reporter’s daughter enters elementary school, he talks with an education veteran about how to deal with bullying.

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Japanese moving company scam? The time we almost called police on a removal rep

A warning to anyone using a moving company in Japan. 

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The time we got stopped by the cops trying to get ramen at a restaurant with a dirty-sounding name

Hey, Tokyo police officer, can you give us directions to the Chinpo restaurant?

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Tokyo couple caught making stickers with police mascot flipping bird

That salute is not in the police manual.

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Japanese police in Oita no longer banned from shopping at convenience stores while in uniform

Uniformed cops being able to make combini runs is meant to be a win-win for police and the communities they serve.

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Saitama man arrested for calling police 2,060 times in 9 days to yell at them

Quick, someone call the cops!

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Man rides motorbike into lobby of Fukuoka police station, demands they crack down on rude driving

If it worked for the Terminator, why not him?

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Japanese cop tells wild boar “I’ll shoot ya” if it comes closer, boar wisely heeds warning【Video】

Officer protects citizens without the use of deadly force.

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Eating Japanese katsudon once served in police interrogation rooms

A surprising taste of history in Tokyo.

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Man shoots fireworks through crowd at Shibuya Scramble Crossing 【Video】

It’s amazing no one was hurt during the unexpected fireworks display.

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Man arrested for trying to kill a convenience store owner over a cup of coffee

Latte triggers a series of events that results in attempted murder.

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Emergency drill “assailant” on Japanese train goes viral for being too good at the job 【Video】

Stand-ins look genuinely scared when this man gets into character. 

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