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Marius
20-02-2009, 12:19 PM
I don't want to derail the rape game thread any further, but I thought a thread about strange stories from the land of the rising sun might be funny. Too late for such gems as the woman who lived in a neighbour's closet for a while (whom he only discovered when he set up cctv cameras), and the man arrested for forcing a girl to spit into a bottle, not to mention the guy who stripped off and stood naked in front of his window with a lampshade on his head, hoping to be seen by nearby high school girls, but we can start now.

Here's a story about a tragic but nevertheless hilariously disfunctional family.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/missing-daughter-of-woman-found-dead-in-closet-in-okinawa-home-turns-up-in-hotel#comments


Police said the family lives in the same house but have been virtually separated and have not seen each other for years, because the first and second floors of the house were blocked off to prevent interaction. The father lives with his 78-year-old dad on the first floor, while the mother and daughter live on the second floor. They enter the house via the window and the front door respectively, police have learned

Awesome. Imagine bringing friends round. Nope, we don't use the door - our entrance is the window.


Here's one of the best excuses ever. Sorry for breaking into this woman's house, m'lud, I just...


wanted to see her in her home environment.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/police-lieutenant-busted-for-trying-to-sneak-into-colleagues-house-to-spy-on-his-wife

A policeman as well!


Let's keep them to things which are vaguely funny, not just sick.

Mods, if this is in poor taste, then I'm sorry - lock it and I won't complain.

Richard.John
20-02-2009, 02:14 PM
Every day this country amazes me with the fvcked up weirdness.

kryss
20-02-2009, 09:21 PM
http://www.metropolis.co.jp/tokyo/recent/smallprint.asp
Yep.

There's a great poster on the side of one of the buildings in Akihabara proclaiming Aso Taro "Our Taro-chan, a slightly stupid old man".

Marius
23-02-2009, 03:41 AM
A fairly quiet weekend. This morning, a civil servant is being held for leaving lingerie in front of the apartment of the department store assistant he has been stalking.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/kochi-government-worker-arrested-for-stalking-woman

Richard.John
25-02-2009, 04:10 AM
Another nut job.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/man-arrested-for-kissing-woman-during-overnight-bus-trip-in-shimane

Darwock
25-02-2009, 04:32 AM
I would say that is 2 nut jobs, her included for not actually crying out for help in any way at all.. instead choosing to silently type a message on her mobile and pass it to someone behind her. This kind of thing does my head in.

This is not in the same league as any of these crazy stories, but it's still very odd. Near my flat (round the corner, a block down) there is an estate agency. Every morning the staff march outside, line up and SCREAM the following over and over - "Hontou ni Sumimasen!" (I'm truly sorry) "Arigatou Gozaima****a!" (thank you very much) "Irrashaimase!" (Welcome). It's proper drill instructor style, one person yells it out and the others all repeat. It often wakes me up, the place is surrounded by residential apartments and yet they continue with this madness day after day after day.

If that happened in the UK they would be getting a visit from the Environmental Health dept and held up for anti-social behaviour !

Supergoal
25-02-2009, 12:48 PM
I would say that is 2 nut jobs, her included for not actually crying out for help in any way at all.. instead choosing to silently type a message on her mobile and pass it to someone behind her. This kind of thing does my head in.

This is not in the same league as any of these crazy stories, but it's still very odd. Near my flat (round the corner, a block down) there is an estate agency. Every morning the staff march outside, line up and SCREAM the following over and over - "Hontou ni Sumimasen!" (I'm truly sorry) "Arigatou Gozaima****a!" (thank you very much) "Irrashaimase!" (Welcome). It's proper drill instructor style, one person yells it out and the others all repeat. It often wakes me up, the place is surrounded by residential apartments and yet they continue with this madness day after day after day.

If that happened in the UK they would be getting a visit from the Environmental Health dept and held up for anti-social behaviour !

Better than having a brick through your window

kryss
25-02-2009, 01:10 PM
The polititians who drive around blasting out campaign speeches at 9 in the morning get on my nerves. And those black vans...

mikewl
25-02-2009, 01:26 PM
The more I hear about Japan the less I want to go there, sounds like a really weird place, maybe the weirdest on the planet.

noobish hat
25-02-2009, 01:47 PM
I'd had it up to my ****ing eyeballs with those election vans doing the rounds every day. Then after the election, they would go round blasting out 'thank you for voting' or some ****. The worst part is that it isn't even audible, it was almost as bad as the PA system in my building.

All I'll say is: West rhymes with Best... coincidence?

kryss
25-02-2009, 01:51 PM
Come here. It's really interesting.

I hate it when the polititians stand outside the station at night trying to shake peoples' hands and shouting "otsukare sama desu!" at every one (at, not to).

JU!
26-02-2009, 04:34 PM
The polititians who drive around blasting out campaign speeches at 9 in the morning get on my nerves. And those black vans...

Oh I have one of those near me always think I`m having a dream where people are shouting things. Not sure if it wakes me up or not. I have a school next to me, so I get super loud baseball, footy etc but don`t mind the loud politician trucks are annoyin though.

Richard.John
27-02-2009, 02:02 AM
Imagine living opposite a railway crossing! There is one about 100 metres or so from me and it's not a problem but there are apartments right next to it. It would drive you crazy.....ding ding ding ding dinging, all day long...

Flazh
27-02-2009, 03:10 AM
I used to live not 10m away from the Yamanote line between Otsuka and Sugamo stations. Suprisingly its actually pretty quiet. The people working on the line at night on the other hand... :(

Richard.John
27-02-2009, 09:18 AM
Here's a real life one for you. I think I have been scammed. I replied to a internet job ad for English teaching, sent my resume, you know the usual. A day later my phone is being spammed by what is know in Japan as 'one giri' calls. Four calls in succession but they hang up after one ring, leaving the number displayed. The curious call that number, and get charged an extortionate premium rate for connecting to that number.

Today I got an email from the supposed English school saying that they can't get through to my mobile (a lie) and would I ring them. The number is the same as the automated one that has been spamming my received calls list for two days. Fvcking criminal cvnts, as they now have my address (on resume) mobile number and email address.

I checked with the site that ran the ad, (Jobs in Japan) and it, the listing, has disappeared as I assume they have received complaints from other people who replied.

I expect porn in my inbox, my real post box and who knows what else now as these things often have Yakuza connections.

Supergoal
27-02-2009, 09:40 AM
I've heard about the scamming of the phone but I never thought they would direct their scams towards foreigners using fake English schools as bait.

Richard.John
27-02-2009, 09:54 AM
I am 99.99% sure it is a scam as my phone is fine, but 'he' won't leave a voice mail as he wants me to call that number, and rip me off. The calls appear in my received list with a ring time of 00 seconds which is typical of one giri scams, and also I checked the number against a net database of known one giri numbers and it matches.

The worst part is the sense that my trust has been violated. So now what, maybe I.D theft as they know my address, details etc. I am pissed off.

kryss
27-02-2009, 02:47 PM
Imagine living opposite a railway crossing! There is one about 100 metres or so from me and it's not a problem but there are apartments right next to it. It would drive you crazy.....ding ding ding ding dinging, all day long...

We live between the Joban lines and the Ryutetsu Nagareyama line and pretty close to a level crossing belonging to the latter. We have 2 sets of windows to keep out the noise but you can hear everything from outside when you're in the toilet. It can be a little worrying if you forget.

Marius
28-02-2009, 12:19 AM
A man sticking up for his spurned son today.



YAMAGUCHI —
A 55-year-old man was arrested for assault in Ube City on Thursday, accused of hitting a 15-year-old girl with a metal bat, police said.
Police said Sueo Matsuoka, a construction worker, is accused of hitting the girl in the head and her buttocks with the bat at 8.30 p.m. Thursday in an Ube City car park. The girl, Matsuoka’s son’s ex-girlfriend, was not seriously injured.
Matsuoka has denied the allegations, and told police he had been drinking

Ah, the old "I was drunk" excuse.

Richard.John
18-06-2009, 12:00 AM
Another oddity from Japan Today.


Women feigns hyperventilation attack to avert robbery
Thursday 18th June, 05:59 AM JST

OSAKA ?
A woman reported that she feigned hyperventilation early Wednesday to survive an attack by a man threatening to kill her with a knife, police said. The woman, in her 20s, told police she was on her way home in Tsurumi Ward, Osaka, when a man came up from behind her and covered her mouth with his hand and said: ?Don?t make a noise. I?ll kill you.?

She said she started breathing heavily, pretending to be suffering from hyperventilation, and squatted down. The man responded by rubbing her back to relax her. The woman said she eventually ran away when she had the chance and did not sustain any injuries. However, she dropped her purse containing about 15,000 yen. When she returned to the scene about an hour later with police officers, her purse was gone.

toythatkills
18-06-2009, 12:04 AM
"A man tried to mug me! I sure showed him though, he just made off with my purse and 15,000 yen! That'll teach him to mess with me!"

Marius
29-06-2009, 12:40 PM
Weirdos!



KAWASAKI —
Police on Sunday arrested a teacher from a Tama Ward elementary school and his wife for violation of the prefectural public nuisance prevention ordinance after the pair were caught filming videos in a women’s toilet.
According to police, Noriyoshi Sano, 44, and his wife Naoko, 42, admit to the charges, and were quoted as saying that they “filmed the videos to have fun as a couple. We’ve been doing it for the past five years.”
The couple was arrested on Sunday night after they were caught with a video camera, filming a Yamato City woman, 43, in the gymnasium toilet in Yokohama’s Hodogaya Ward.
The couple had hidden a tiny camera in the toilet paper roll, and the wife remotely controlled it from the next stall. The woman spotted the camera and caught Mrs Sano, before calling police.


http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/teacher-wife-busted-for-filming-women-in-toilet-just-for-fun