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Japanese Yakuza Not Allowed to Give Children Halloween Candy, Government Says


The Japanese government has found a way to ostracize the yakuza underworld groups further by banning their members from giving out candies to children who are out trick or treating during Halloween.

The Prefectural Assembly of Hyogo has unanimously approved the proposal to revise the Organized Crime Exclusion Ordinances on Monday, according to SoraNews24. The newly added provision will make it illegal for the Yamaguchi-gumi, one of Japan’s largest yakuza clans, to hand candies to children during Halloween at their headquarters in Kobe.

Pennsylvania College Athletes Spark Outrage Over Racist Costumes for Halloween

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Several students at a private college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania have been accused of racism after wearing costumes that depicted Asian, African and Hispanic stereotypes over Halloween weekend.

The students, reported to be athletes at Franklin & Marshall College, shared photos of themselves in the controversial costumes on social media, sparking outrage among minority groups on campus.

Woman Dressed as ‘Maleficent’ Taunts Hong Kong Police on Halloween, Gets Tackled

Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters faced off on Halloween night in the midst of chaotic celebrations and demonstrations near the district of Lan Kwai Fong, Central Hong Kong.

Many protesters showed up in costumes and masks, in defiance of the recent ban on face coverings. The ban was introduced by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam who claimed that the mask ban would enable the police to easily identify rioters from the peaceful protesters.

Halloween in the Philippines is Celebrated Very Differently And Can Last for 4 Days

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Halloween is a day where people can dress up, attend parties, and go trick-or-treating for free candy, but in the Philippines, this annual celebration goes well beyond the usual traditions.

As a predominantly Catholic nation, the Philippines celebrates Halloween with devotion. The festivities start on October 31 or sometimes October 30, depending on the year.

Little Girl from the Philippines Wins Halloween with Her Headless Costume


A Filipino girl is going viral on social media for her incredibly realistic Halloween 2018 costume, where she went out as a headless girl.

Maya, the now-internet-famous girl, went trick-or-treating in Southbay Village, Paranaque, Philippines last weekend along with her mother, Krystel Hwang, who took the viral video and uploaded it to her social media accounts – both on Facebook and on InstagramMashable reported.