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North Korean defectors are going to prison for drugs, and it’s part of a larger problem

North Korean defectors face significant obstacles even after escaping the country.

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Woman arrested for scalping tickets to Japanese boy band Arashi’s concerts

Sparks online questions about why she was singled out.

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Other than a thief, who puts a cracked safe in the garbage? Japanese Twitter would like to know

Especially when he blatantly disregards the law by putting it out on the wrong day for recyclables.

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Fear and murder plague Western Japan golf courses over a checkbox on application forms

A handful of golf courses in Fukuoka Prefecture have refused to add a certain checkbox to their applications for fear of their lives.

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Japan’s lazy, free-wheeling youth can’t even be bothered to join biker gangs anymore

Seriously, kids these days, right?

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Elderly Japanese man keeps ATM PIN on paper in wallet, but it’s the thieves who should be worried

Clever codger shows he still has a strong memory and a sharp mind.

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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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