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When Japan’s celebs and politicos attended a yakuza wedding

In 1974, the son of the Yamaguchi-gumi's third top boss, Kazuo Taoka, married actress Eiko Nakamura…

Father’s real estate empire forms backdrop for ‘deranged’ Shibuya gumshoe

Father’s real estate empire forms backdrop for ‘deranged’ Shibuya gumshoe

Hiroshige Ito barricaded himself inside his apartment in Shibuya while brandishing a toy gun…

Tokyo police puzzled after arrest of gumshoe for killing girlfriend

Tokyo police puzzled after arrest of gumshoe for killing girlfriend

Earlier this month, police accused a struggling private detective of strangling his live-in girlfriend…

Number of possible victims in Kyoto ‘black widow’ case continues to rise

Number of possible victims in Kyoto ‘black widow’ case continues to rise

A possible 7th victim of accused murder Chisako Kakehi has emerged…

Izakaya hook-ups latest means for Tokyo’s dirty old men to score

Izakaya hook-ups latest means for Tokyo’s dirty old men to score

At an aiseki izakaya, two groups of men and women share a table and strike up conversations…

An illicit Ikebukuro ‘JK’ parlor offers ‘under’ ground employment

An illicit Ikebukuro ‘JK’ parlor offers ‘under’ ground employment

Tokyo police have been cracking down on parlors employing school girls for violations of the Labor Standards Act…

Third arrest might mean prison for AV actress Minako Komukai

Third arrest might mean prison for AV actress Minako Komukai

Narcotics officials arrested Komukai earlier this month after finding 0.1 grams of stimulant drugs in her apartment in Shibuya, Tokyo…

Details emerge about Chiba man in drugging, raping of 100 women

Details emerge about Chiba man in drugging, raping of 100 women

Hideyuki Noguchi is alleged to have lured victims to onsen resorts under the guise of participation in a blood-pressure test…

Suicide of president beginning of end for Tokyo agency Yellow Cab

Suicide of president beginning of end for Tokyo agency Yellow Cab

The venerable talent agency known for big-breasted gravure idols has filed for bankruptcy…

Beware of increasingly sexless Japan

Beware of increasingly sexless Japan

Roughly 50 percent of the male and female participants in a survey had been sexually inactive over the past month…

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