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'God Hand' doctor arrested under suspicion of molestation

A renowned doctor who has served as trainer for a number of prominent track and field athletes has been arrested on charges of attempted indecent assault after he reportedly molested…

Local man killed after accidental 'run-in' with yakuza

An older Hyogo Prefecture man met his end at the hands of a yakuza early Monday morning, after he was hit by a gang member while riding his bicycle in…

Frisky stylist forces woman to give him a grope

A woman who had gone for a trim at a hair salon in Tochigi prefecture Monday and agreed to a massage ended up with a handful more than she bargained…

Injured Sapporo groper identified by teeth marks

Telltale teeth marks from a feisty victim pinned a Sapporo man on charges of indecent assault, despite his denial of the crime during questioning. The 30-year-old man is suspected of…

Dissatisfied customer reports 'Deri-heru' manager to police

Police arrested the manager of a Shinjuku “delivery health” prostitution business Thursday after they received a call from a customer complaining that the services offered were a rip-off. The 35-year-old…

Yakuza imposters arrested after tip from sumo association

Two men were arrested for impersonating yakuza and threatening staff at the grand sumo tournament held in May at Kokugikan in Ryogoku. The two men, ages 39 and 45 and…

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…

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…

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…