Court victory gives new meaning to the phrase “embarrassment of riches.”
Suspect denies touching victim for sexual reasons because he was “actually” trying to rob someone else.
While the widespread presence of public toilets in convenience stores is great, it is also fraught with ambiguous customs and could, technically, even lead to criminal charges.
Imagine you dropped dead this instant, would you want your family getting into your computer or smartphone as it is?
Warning: The story we are about to tell may not be suitable for the weak-stomached, but if you or someone you know is considering this type of procedure it would be wise to know the risks involved.
NHK’s reign of terror on the Japanese public continues in an unprecedented court victory over a man who engineered his television to refuse their service.
The case of what was arguably Japan’s weirdest political scandal finally comes to a close.
Someone’s getting excessively punished here and its up to the courts to decide who.
The Japanese government has passed a bill relaxing its decades old prohibition on dancing, but the new law may not be much better than the old one.
After 11,000 bike accidents last year, the Tokyo metropolitan government is considering new safety regulations.
Is a flash mob protected free speech? The Japanese courts will decide.
Avast, otaku, for the Japanese government is stepping up its piracy countermeasures.
After-dinner family sticker pictures will soon be A-OK in the eyes of the law.
A gaping loophole in Japan’s already grossly outdated law means any same-sex oriented part of the sex-industry can technically operate with total impunity.
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?”
Organizations don’t want bare-all periodicals to have to hide under obscuring plastic covers.
Following his tear-drenched press conference and constant ear cupping, disgraced assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura finally gets his day in court—and shocks the public yet again with a new trademark move.
Suit tossed out of Tokyo district court in rare win for idols’ romantic freedom.
On 26 October, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, wrapped up a week-long visit to Japan with a press conference at the Japan National Press Club.
During her hour-long speech, De Boer-Buquicchio implored the Japanese government to tighten its relatively lax restrictions on child pornography in which photographs of sexually dressed children and illustrations of children in sexual contexts are still considered legal.
Many other countries would take “legal child porn” to be a serious gap in their law books and promptly get right to work on tougher child porn restrictions. But online comments in Japan have taken the less popular route and rebutted that “the UN should shut-up and mind its own business.”