crime

74-year-old ninja’s crime-spree comes to a close in Osaka

He evaded police and cameras for nearly a decade but time always has a way of catching up with us.

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Japanese umbrella strap helps prevent thefts by literally keeping an eye on your belongings

Creepy cool accessory’s clever construction makes the eye go into alert mode when you snap it on.

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Dumb criminal in Japan tries to sell stolen goods back to shop he just robbed seven minutes ago

Criminals are sometimes urged to return to the scene of the crime, but usually not this soon.

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Japanese convenience store clerk stops robbery with wooden kendo sword and fighting pose

“I should tell you that I’m first dan,” he informs would-be thief.

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Japanese portable alarm to keep laptops safe when working from a cafe smashes crowdfunding goal

Clever design means you never have to manually turn the alarm on or off.

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Pot dog — Japanese woman arrested at airport after hiding drugs inside hot dog bun

College student’s European vacation comes to an unhappy ending in Hiroshima.

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Ramen restaurant owner in Osaka arrested after police discover marijuana stash inside eatery

Suspect admits to personal use, denies distributing drug to customers.

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Man found in Chinese airport with over half a kilogram of gold bullion in his butt

Authorities seize a literal butt-load of gold.

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Tokyo police arrest man who drove car through city’s busiest intersection as pedestrians crossed

52-year-old driver fled because he was worried he would lose his job.

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Warnings about “the dangers of social media” have critics saying his statement appallingly misses the point.

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Tokyo man arrested for attempted black magic on school kids

One man learns the hard way that dabbling in the dark arts does not pay.

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Japanese requirement for tattoo artists to have medical licenses may be nail in industry’s coffin

Osaka district court ruling says tattooing isn’t art, it’s a medical procedure.

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Frightening video shows car speeding through Tokyo’s Scramble Intersection filled with people

Civilian attempts to assist in police chase, destroy suspect’s car with furious kick.

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The method to save a seat in Japan shows how awesomely safe the country is【Video】

Leaving your belongings unattended to save a seat doesn’t mean you’re sure to lose your stuff, experiment shows.

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Would you pay to share a love doll with strangers?

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An easy way to stop people from stealing your umbrella in Japan, plus put smiles on a few faces

Simple technique requires only a printer, some tape, and maybe an anime reference.

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Disturbing video shows man pulling pubic hairs, flicking them on sleeping woman on Japanese train

Elderly man repeatedly commits disgusting act.

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Sapporo man arrested for posting URLs to “obscene material” on website

Suspect facing criminal charges for simply copying and pasting three web addresses.

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Brazilian man acquitted of sexual assault after kissing Japanese woman on Nagoya train

Inability of foreign resident to perceive rejection cited as key factor in ruling.

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Man counterfeits 50,000 yen using only a 100-yen shop, a convenience store, and a Japanese custom

Aichi resident makes surprisingly effective use of many of Japan’s beloved services to pull off his ill-fated forgery attempt.

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