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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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Large Japanese mansion listed on Yahoo! Auction for cheap due to its macabre history【Photos】

If the price was a steal, would you be willing to move into a house where the previous owner was murdered?

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Kyoto counter-terrorism unit called in after senior citizen “reserves” parking space

Some in the media are calling this incident yet another indication that Japan’s entering an unprecedented era of geriatric delinquency.

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Fueled by road rage, two public transport buses in China collide【Video】

These two bus drivers seem to be slightly more furious than fast.

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Alarming tweet about hidden camera coat hooks in Japanese restrooms sparks anger online

Pay close attention to hooks in public restrooms—they may not be what they seem.

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Tokyo government orders cat cafe to shut down for violating animal welfare regulations

Forced temporary closure thought to be the first-ever in Japan.

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Korean chicken restaurant sued by Louis Vuitton for copyright infringement

A South Korean chicken restaurant owner got a rude awakening when he was slapped with a $12,800 fine for ripping off the famous French designer label’s name and monogram design.

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45-year-old man promptly arrested after asking police if it’s okay to date a 15-year-old

Police couldn’t help but think something might be afoot upon hearing the man ask, “Is it a crime to date a 15-year-old?”

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Japanese publisher groups protest “agreement” to cover up adult magazines in convenience stores

Organizations don’t want bare-all periodicals to have to hide under obscuring plastic covers.

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YouTuber conducts social experiment to test Japanese people’s legendary honesty 【Video】

How many Japanese passerby return the lost wallet to its owner?

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Kidnapped girl escapes from abductor after two years in confinement

A girl who was apparently held captive in Tokyo for two years has escaped and been reunited with her family.

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Anime voice actress arrested for cocaine possession in Tokyo won’t be prosecuted

Public Prosecutors Office opts for leniency following incidents in October and November.

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Tragic toy car accident in China leaves nation divided【Video】

Video footage showing the aftermath of a collision between an infant’s electric ride-on toy car and an upper-middle-aged woman has split public opinion between both sides.

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Masturbating man dressed as ninja has Seattle police stumped

We’ve heard of “different strokes for different folks,” but this is ridiculous.

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“Gentlemen” thieves punch man in face, run away with $27 after refusing his female friend’s money

It just goes to show that even lowlife muggers want to look cool when there’s a pretty girl nearby…

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Company president beats and kills employee, gets five years’ probation

Miyuki Muto, the president of a fish wholesaler, received a five-year suspended sentence for killing an employee after physically assaulting him.

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Illegal mosaic-free porn business busted after earning over US$1M in revenues

Osaka police recently uncovered a booming mail-order business servicing the entire nation with pornographic DVDs which lacked the legally required pixellation over actors’ genitalia.

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Restaurant manager arrested for armed robbery…of his own restaurant

“Aren’t you our manager?” asked a shocked member of staff when a man wearing a mask and sunglasses and brandishing a kitchen knife entered the restaurant and demanded money.

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