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Taito residents move to block Kodo-kai invasion

Residents in a Taito-ku neighborhood will launch an anti-organized crime community group October 3 as a reaction to the recent move of a Kodo-kai front company from the wealthy Azabu-juban…

Man 'couldn't refuse' when asked by crush for child porn

A 38-year-old Kanagawa man was arrested September 24 under suspicion of loaning out to an acquaintance four CDs containing pornographic images of young boys. According to police, the disks contained…

Police suspect suicide in yakuza death

An high-ranking member of an organized crime group was discovered collapsed and bleeding by his son in theirAdachi-ku home on Sept 4. The 64-year-old yakuza, who is said to have…

Kyoto priest arrested for paying young girl for services

A Buddhist priest in Kyoto was arrested September 1 for paying an underage girl for sexual services, prefectural police reported. The 39-year-old souri reportedly met a 12-year-old girl online and…

Teacher arrested for assaulting drugged teen

A Sendai teacher at a private high school who was arrested on August 11 for giving sleeping pills to an underage girl and molesting her told police he committed the…

High school girl accepts ¥1,000 for sex

A Saitama man was arrested August 4 under violation of child prostitution laws for paying a 16-year-old high school girl for sexual favors in a hotel room in Tokyo’s Hachioji…

Ex-yakuza celeb management office top arrested for attempted fraud

The PR manager of a well-known celeb management office was arrested and a warrant put out for the company representative on July 26 on charges of attempted fraud in connection…

Drugs discovered inside snack packages at Inagawa-kai member's condo

A member of the Inagawa-kai was arrested for possession of stimulants and cannabis after being discovered carrying 19.5 grams of stimulants and 29 grams of marijuana on his person July…

Kindergarten teacher arrested for taking photos of student

It was announced that a kindergarten teacher has been arrested in Higashi-Murayama city for indecent assault and creating child pornography. The 28-year-old male teacher reportedly molested a fourth-year student in…

One Piece voice actor arrested for obscene photos

Voice actor for the popular anime One Piece, Norio Imamura, was arrested July 12 for displaying photos of the lower half of his body on his blog. According to police,…