• Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Japan Subculture Research Center

A guide to the Japanese underworld, Japanese pop-culture, yakuza and everything dark under the sun.

police

  • Home
  • Japanese Giant Robot Thief is Caught

Japanese Giant Robot Thief is Caught

We are really just hoping that the thief will return the stolen goods," Masuzo Furukawa, the president of the company, told the JSRC via email. "Our basic principle is 'condemn…

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…

Get ready to dance in the streets–Japan to revise anti-dance laws! (Maybe)

The Japanese government will submit a bill to revise the controversial laws regulating dance clubs this fall in a special Diet session.

Stalking in Japan: Another needless death

(This was originally posted on February 18th, 2014. A day later, a woman in Gunma Prefecture was most probably shot to death by her stalker)  February 21st, 2014 . Updated…

Tokyo Vice: Interview with Jake Adelstein

The thing about the worst of the yakuza—and they're not all evil—is that you can't worry only about your own physical safety. There's a chance that your friends or loved…

Daily Prophet Flash: DanRad gets Press Pass for Tokyo Vice; The Last Yakuza to be published in 2014

Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in TOKYO VICE. Veteran music video and commercial director Anthony Mandler will direct, based on a script by acclaimed playwright JT Rogers. Le Grisbi…

Police Officer Punished For Raising A False Alarm With The Police

(November 23rd, Japan) The Shizuoka Police Department announced yesterday that they had punished a low-ranking police officer (巡査) for making a fake 110 call, in which he reported an imaginary…

Japanese Police Women To Go Up To 10% Of Force….by 2023.

The National Police Agency 2012 Edition of the annual White Paper on Crime hit bookstores last week with details of Japan’s shocking plan to raise the number of women in…