Man arrested for buying cup meant for 100-yen coffee but pouring 150-yen latte into it

Sneaky upgrade in coffee quality incurs the wrath of the law.

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64-year-old man arrested for stealing a roll of toilet paper from hospital toilet

Japanese authorities take a hardline approach to taking something that isn’t yours, no matter how insignificant it might seem.

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The simplest, most direct way to protect your umbrella from being stolen in Japan

Sometimes, a not-so-gentle reminder is all it takes to make sure your belongings continue to be yours.

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Hong Kong saw this video of westerners gaming their women and went berserk 【TomoNews Video】

Meet David Campbell and Ditlef Alexander Aasom Diseth, Asia’s latest internet sensation. A video showing one of them apparently stealing a girl from a Chinese guy in Hong Kong went viral.

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Japan’s shopkeepers get tough with petty thieves, threaten death, man-on-man action

Be it a show of bravado, the result of peer pressure, or a misguided act of teenage rebellion, shoplifting – or manbiki as it is known – is a crime that thousands of kids across Japan commit each year. Most, no sooner have they pocketed some trinket or other, regret their actions immediately and are terrified to return to the scene of the crime lest they be apprehended by the store owner or a SWAT team lying in wait. A few, though, make a habit of stealing little odds and ends from stores, and before long it becomes a serious problem.

Rest assured, though, that Japan’s shopkeepers are on the lookout for sticky-fingered school kids, and are giving them fair warning of the terrible things that will happen should they be caught pilfering, with promises to hunt down, and in some cases physically violate, petty thieves.

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