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Month: October 2010

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Deai kissa matchmaking cafes more than just a meet n' greet

In the wake of the September murder of a 22-year-old university student by a man she met at a deai kissa, or matchmaking cafe, the Mainichi ran an article (Japanese…

Sticky handed groper finds his way back into the slammer

An Aichi man was arrested under prefectural nuiscance prevention laws when he was caught groping a teenage girl in a parking lot while on his way home from being arrested…

JSRC is now on Twitter!

Just a bit of housekeeping: Japan Subculture Research Center now has a Twitter feed exclusively for updates. A slightly simpler way to find out about new posts than RSS for…

J-League team employee arrested for production of child porn

An employee of the Montedio Yamagata J-League football team was arrested October 14 after it was discovered he requested and received pornographic videos from an underage girl. While it is…

Yakuza Not Leaving The Construction Industry With A Whimper But A Bang

Yakuza are not happy being forced out of the construction industry in Japan and are responding with destructive criticism. The Tokyo City Government is expected to pass an organized crime…

Shobadai scuffle with kebab truck gets Sumiyoshi-kai arrested

Eight members of the Sumiyoshi-kai were arrested this week for threatening a doner kebab vendor who was operating in a Roppongi parking lot. According to police, the group is suspected…

Yakuza guise helps man get underage girl

A Kawasaki salaryman was arrested for purchasing the services of a 14-year-old girl while posing as a yakuza who was organizing enjokosai online. After attracting the girl through a Web…