Easy come, easy go
Cops are searching for the owner of a bundle of ¥10,000 notes found at a garbage processing facility in Yamaguchi.
Three professors at the University of Tokyo were found to have scammed the government out of ¥7.5 million in grant money by falsifying expense claims “for laboratory instruments and other office materials.”
A housewife in Edogawa-ku who let a pair of thieves disguised as delivery men into her home was robbed of ¥10 million after being beaten up.
A Tokyo DJ was arrested for scamming a man out of ¥600,000, which the DJ claimed was the fee for canceling the man’s subscription to his website. “I couldn’t make a living just doing DJ work because it’s a job that doesn’t pay,” he told the police.
Welcome to the 21st century
A coalition of lawmakers has agreed to revise Japan’s pornography laws to ban the possession of child porn.
The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry announced that, for the 19th time, it had received reports that an iPod Nano overheated and emitted sparks.
Responding to a spate of accidents caused by the whisper-quiet operation of hybrid cars, police in Fukushima have asked the owners of such vehicles to turn on their lights when driving during the day.
Tokyo’s Toyo University is offering a course in “Renewed Spectrology,” which attempts to study paranormal phenomena via “philosophical, psychological and religious approaches.”