crime

Japanese woman seeks justice after buying four million-dollar bills from counterfeiters

George Washington’s face, basic math should have been tip-offs.

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Osaka authorities finally arrest “Spider Man”

Your unfriendly neighborhood wall-crawler currently facing several charges of theft.

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Please don’t make the stupid mistake of taking an “abandoned” bike for a ride in Japan

Just about the dumbest way to get in trouble with the law while living or traveling here.

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Criminal discovered living in between arcade games in a Japanese amusement arcade

Thief managed to steal 1,230,000 yen (US$11,184) worth of stuff.

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Headless corpse found floating in Osaka harbor

Mysterious detail about victim’s clothing has police thinking foul play may be involved.

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Spate of violence targets people walking while looking at their phones in Japanese train stations

Japanese train stations get the self-proclaimed “vigilante” heroes they neither need, nor want.

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Former police drug investigator arrested for drug possession, claims he didn’t know it was drugs

It was a good thing the suspect had decided to become a cop, because he doesn’t seem to be a very good criminal.

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Man wants to move out of his home, so takes off all clothes and walks through the neighborhood

WARNING: Trying to make sense of this man’s plot may cause headaches.

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Japanese thief returns stolen bicycle, includes written apology and edible gift to say sorry

But even after all that, he still shows no intention of reforming.

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Chilling manga shows why sleeping with window open can be a dangerous way to beat summer heat

Japan can get awfully hot on a summer night, but there are some things worse than getting sweaty.

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“Don’t let it haunt you,” former correctional officer tells about how Japan performs executions

A former correctional officer recounts one experience of an execution in detail, because he can never forget.

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University student saves abused child after chance encounter in the rain

A simple act of kindness during a hard rain ultimately changed the life of one young girl.

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Japan Railways wants to build a team of robots to help travelers, catch criminals in its stations

JR East sets up new company to help make its robot-filled vision of the future a reality.

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American woman arrested after throwing away massive supply of bullets in Tokyo airport trash can

Elderly traveler dumped 100 rounds of live ammo in Haneda international terminal.

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Korean authorities seize 530,000 fake Pokémon plushies, show off portion in video【Video】

Pokémon are meant to be caught, after all.

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Woman robs own convenience store, becomes the greatest “bakkura” of all

Let’s take this rare sighting of an S-Class bakkura to learn a little about what being a bakkura is all about.

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Three Tokyo youths arrested for cork hunting, everyone else learns what cork hunting is

There’s a whole world of stuff going on that most people aren’t aware of.

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Anime-style art encourages young women to report Japanese train gropers in new posters

Posters encourage women to “be high-rank girls by immediately reporting gropers.”

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Japanese elementary school teacher gets drunk, visits student’s house and beats him with stick

The teacher used a drumstick from a drumming video game during the assault.

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Tokyo police claim prostitution ring let customers eat curry rice off a naked woman’s body

Hungers carnal and culinary allegedly satisfied by group operating in capital’s Shibuya district.

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