Tag: Police

Train Gropers Grabbed in Week-Long Cop Crusade

Seventy-seven gropers (chikan) were arrested on Tokyo commuter trains during a crackdown by the Japan National Police Agency. During the April 15 – 21 effort, 120 officers from the NPA and the Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectural police rode train routes known to attract molesters. Six people were caught on the Keio Line and JR

Top Japan Monthly Laughs of 2009

January Canon Japan employees leave early to make babies Canon lets workers leave early twice a week to encourage them to have more babies. The 5:30 p.m. lights-out program at Canon addresses the declining birthrate problem while also reducing employee overtime costs. February ‘Doorplate mania’ man arrested. A 42-year-old Tokyo man is arrested for stealing

Shibuya monkey evades police for year

Monkey celebrates year of freedom Where is the monkey? That is the question Tokyo residents are asking today on the one year anniversary of the appearance of the lone roamer monkey of Shibuya station. On August 20, 2008, a macaque monkey dashed into Shibuya train station in Tokyo. Morning rush hour commuters watched as dozens

Top 10 reasons SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Naked In Park

Singer Tsuyoshi Kusanagi of SMAP arrested drunk and nude in downtown Tokyo park Top 10 reasons SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Naked In Park 10. Hinokicho park looks like onsen. 9. Need cops’ blue plastic tarpaulin to save space for hanami viewing party. 8. Washing machine broken, wash jeans in creek. 7. Celebrate contract for 1,693rd TV

Tokyo Monkey Maybe Moved To Osaka

A monkey scampered through a residential neighborhood in Ibaraki City, Osaka prefecture, and ate a dried persimmon. A passerby called police around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13. "There is a big ape in the East Ota neighborhood," the woman told police. The Japanese macaque monkey snacked while police kept watch. The police pursued the monkey as

Bike Safety Campaign: Use Your Head

An ad campaign by the Bicycle Association of Japan advises bicycle buyers to look for the BAA-approved safety sticker on new bicycles. BAA ads focus on bicycle brake response and night visibility. Laws in Japan requires seatbelts be worn by all occupants in vehicles. A regulation requires helmets be worn by riders of motorized bicycles and

Missing Monkey Unit Following Twitter Chimp

The macaque monkey that appeared unescorted at Shibuya train station in Tokyo in August 2008 remains free. The monkey outsmarted police and escaped into the city. Cops have been responding to the occasional monkey-sighting, but have failed to catch the chimp. The monkey is now living in an internet cafe. The little simian was last

Convenience Store ATM Shouts Fraud Warning

The effort to prevent elderly people from becoming victims of fraud continues with the debut of audio alerts during transactions at automatic teller machines in convenience stores. The caution message on the ATM screen and the voice announcement is designed to alert the elderly to the possibilty they are being swindled. The warning screen appears

Shibuya Monkey Has Internet Café Home Address

  The Shibuya monkey is living in an internet café. These images and a video clip from a cell phone camera were sent anonymously to Lets Japan. These photos show the monkey entering a cyber café. The story of the Tokyo Shibuya monkey began August 20, 2008, when the unaccompanied Japanese macaque monkey ran wild in Shibuya train station