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Month: July 2014

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Japanese media loses their heads over decapitation of teenage girl by teenage girl

A 15 year old girl was arrested Sunday by the Nagasaki Police on suspicion of killing her high school friend. The 15-year-old girl, who can't be named under Japanese because…

Fight For Your Right To (Dance) Party Past Midnight In Japan!

The National Police Agency of Japan is at long last (and after much public pressure) considering revising Japan's archaic adult entertainment laws to allow dancing past midnight! Yes, Japan may…

“My pussy (まんこ) is not indecent!” Japanese artist fights sexist obscenity laws

Rokudenashiko is a slightly eccentric artist—this is certainly true. She has written an entire comic book about her obsession with her genitalia with wild surrealistic drawings. In the book, she…

Ninkyodo, dude! Even The Yakuza Are Speaking English Now

Maybe the detective was right, because while the Yamaguchi-gumi may not have substantially expanded their operations, they are certainly trying to expand their appeal internationally. Recently, they debuted their own…

NHK apologizes for asking tough questions

Allegations that NHK apologized to the government for an televised interview that went off script shows just how much pressure Abe puts on Japan's biggest broadcaster.

High court upholds hate speech ruling

The Osaka HIgh Court bans anti-Korean hate group, Zaitokukai from holding rallies in front of a Korean school in Kyoto and orders them to pay compensation.