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Prosecutors Seek 3.5-Year Sentence for Russian Pokémon Go Blogger

Yekaterinburg court to issue verdict on May 11.

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Japanese concertgoer sues idol group because dancing otaku ruined the show for him

High Court hands down ruling in three-year legal dispute stemming from different attitudes between hard-core idol singer fans.

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NHK bill collector arrested for kissing woman on the job: “I thought we were hitting it off!”

Add sexual assault to the list of reasons to dread the NHK collector.

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Japanese idol fan arrested on suspicion of stealing massive amount of razor blades

Tokyo police say teen stole over 100 boxes of razors, and not so that he’d be freshly shaven for his beloved idol singers.

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Osaka man arrested for throwing dozens of cockroaches around at anime music event

Suspect of the “cockroach incident” fully admits to the charges.

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Kyoto police set up system to predict when and where crimes will happen

New tool allows Kyoto police to be at the scene of the crime before the crime even occurs.

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Hyogo man robs taxi driver, driver buys man dinner, man turns self in to police

When threatened to hand over his cash, this driver gave some advice instead.

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Iga man faces 18-month prison sentence for harassing courier with chainsaw, posting it on YouTube

I used to assume anyone with the nickname “Chainsaw Man” was automatically cool. I was wrong.

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Japanese gang of elementary-school-age bamboo thieves let off the hook for heartwarming reason

Childhood is notoriously short in education-and-work-come-first Japan, but these tykes’ throwback idea of fun got them out of trouble with the law.

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Chiba police hunting for serial attacker who puts finger in teenage boys’ mouths

Senior police official quoted as saying, “I have never heard of this behavior, but it’s sick.”

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Nunchaku-enthusiast rights victory as 48-year-old chiropractor acquitted of possession charges

Now everyone in Japan is free to exercise their inalienable right to hit themselves in the head – openly and without fear of prosecution.

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Hangry teen arrested for setting fire to buildings because curry shop was closed

Never get between a boy and his curry.

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Man who stabbed Japanese idol over 20 times convicted of crime, sentenced to prison

Victim of horrific attack testifies at trial.

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Two men stab themselves to get out of going to work in separate incidents

When calling in sick just won’t do, a couple men took ditching work to a whole new level.

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Tom Brady thinks a Pokémon character might have stolen his Super Bowl jersey

Pikachu is in the clear, but the pro football player suspects one of his anime co-stars might be guilty of the crime.

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Fondling a woman’s breasts while you’re driving a car might be illegal in Japan

Eyes on the road, and hands to yourself.

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That time we almost got arrested for doing mankini cosplay on the streets of Tokyo

We sent two of our writers out to get ramen, but they almost ended up with criminal records instead.

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Kodansha Manga Magazine Editor Arrested for Wife’s Murder (Updated)

Morning magazine editor Chonhyon Park allegedly strangled wife to death.

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Skip the peace sign – Security researcher cautions against striking Japan’s favorite picture pose

Saying cheese is fine, but flashing the peace sign could be inviting not just social media attention, but identity theft too.

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24-hour gyoza restaurant in Tokyo’s Kabukicho is full of garlic and meat, has a lot of heart too

There’re a lot of reasons to want to visit Shinjuku Kakekomi Gyoza, but their importance goes even beyond the vast range of savory dumplings.

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