The Japanese media and entertainment world can be almost Stalinist in its approach to damage control. When a celebrity is arrested for an infraction, and especially if it involves drugs or illegal ...
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The morning after the night before begins in earnest now, as Tokyo's Halloween craze faces a setback. Following the events of Saturday, which saw five people arrested and chaotic scenes in ...
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The tolerance for Halloween in Tokyo may be on a knife edge after some revellers in Shibuya caused vandalism and overturned a vehicle, resulting in arrests over the weekend. Halloween has ...
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Although Japan has a prominent number of police substations around communities, locals often take pride in how their cities generally have less surveillance and security cameras than other major ...
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Get in the mood for the 2020 Summer Olympics in a truly Japanese pop culture style!
Kota Hatachi of BuzzFeed News Japan has investigated a bizarre and unsettling case where Tokyo police seemed to link Airbnb with foreign terrorism. Shibuya police put up an illustrated poster ...
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Japan continues to negotiate its relationship with drones. Just fun toys or dangerous tools? Until spring this year, drones were perhaps most famous in Japan as a way to get cool aerial shots, ...
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One of the big social issues last year was the rising usage of semi-legal drugs (dappo), what the police call "dangerous drugs" (kikken duraggu). Due to legal loopholes users did not face arrest for ...
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Japan's prison facilities have come under international criticism in recent years. Inmates often do not have heating or air-conditioning, and prisoners on death row live in near total isolation, ...
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie has a special "pouch" for your kitten or cat to snuggle up with you. And even better, the hoodie turns you into a cat too!
Local police in Nagoya have demanded that the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art remove 12 artworks by Ryudai Takano that depicted male genitalia. As first reported by Art Info, the action came after ...
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It got quite a bit of attention when Japan's largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, launched its own website (with theme song and videos) earlier this year, not least because the design is less ...
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Yesterday an extraordinary thing happened. A man who had been in prison since the 1960's finally went free after nearly five decades behind bars for a crime he almost certainly did not ...
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Tokyo Reporter has posted about another incident in the ongoing "No dancing" saga that is affecting Japan's nightlife. GP Bar in Roppongi was raided and the manager and DJ arrested for the heinous ...
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A Japanese tabloid has published a June 2008 picture of Shinzo Abe, president for the second time of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, showing the politician alongside former Arkansas Governor ...
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