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Public outrage after celebrity mother apologizes for son’s alleged crime, gets grilled by media

What was meant to be a brief but shameful public apology by the parent of a rape suspect turned into a lengthy feeding frenzy by the media.

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Japanese teen idol group disbands following “indecent behavior” by producer as members slept

“We won’t stand for this,” assert vocalists.

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Flasher shows Pokémon Go-playing schoolgirl his Diglett

Those aren’t Pokéballs!

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Mass stabbing in Japan leaves 19 dead and dozens injured

According to local media reports, the incident is one of Japan’s worst massacres since WWII.

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Japanese police make arrest for fake story posted on Twitter following Kumamoto earthquake

A 20-year-old man from Kanagawa Prefecture has been arrested for posting a picture of a lion on Twitter and claiming it was on the loose in Kumamoto.

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Kobe police on the lookout for man blowing kisses in public

Police are advising not to approach the suspect who may also be capable of hurling complements or playing “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel from a distance.

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Japan’s most sensitive bikers busted for Valentine’s Day rowdiness

Gather around and listen to the tale of Discreet Relationship; the most gosh darn precious biker gang Japan has ever seen.

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Japan’s “crying politician” found guilty of fraud

The case of what was arguably Japan’s weirdest political scandal finally comes to a close.

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Japanese radio host arrested after beating female co-host with microphone during live broadcast

67-year-old entertainer flies into violent rage during regular afternoon talk show.

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Japanese government hires official pirate hunter to search Internet for illegal anime uploads

Avast, otaku, for the Japanese government is stepping up its piracy countermeasures.

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Japanese kids finally reclaim right to go to video game arcades at night with their parents

After-dinner family sticker pictures will soon be A-OK in the eyes of the law.

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Confessions of a YouTube copier – Mr. Sato tracks down, confronts the man who stole his article

A thrilling tale of passion, vengeance, and redemption.

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Japanese man, 37, arrested on suspicion of stealing 300 anime trading cards from even older fan

Boys will be boys. Some men will be idiots.

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Japanese man arrested for escorting a stranger’s daughter to the bathroom

Is this guy a creepy predator or just an unlucky, good Samaritan?

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Japanese idol singer stabbed over 20 times by fan regains consciousness

20-year-old Mayu Tomita now in stable condition following brutal attack.

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Americans show support to Okinawa after murder, locals ask “Why doesn’t Japanese news show this?”

Many Americans are showing up to support Okinawa, but Japan isn’t talking about them.

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Japan’s train conductors would like to remind everyone not to attack them

Apparently people in Japan are finding it harder and harder not to assault their friendly neighborhood train station staff as incidents of assault are on the rise.

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Aichi Police send unorthodox message to molesters via poster with homoerotic undertones

At a first glance, you’d probably be hard pressed to figure out what this poster is promoting, but that may be the genius of it.

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Elderly pickpocket “Calling Tamako” finally apprehended after string of Tokyo thefts

Since February 2015, the Tokyo area has been hit by a spate of thefts by an elderly woman who has managed to evade arrest until just this week.

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Junior high student shut down 444 school websites to “remind teachers they are incompetent”

This month Osaka Prefectural Police pressed charges against a 16-year-old boy for a first-of-its-kind cyber attack in Japan.

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