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Japanese man sets off fireworks at Tokyo’s Shibuya Scramble Crossing

  • A Japanese man is under investigation after setting off fireworks at Tokyo’s Shibuya Scramble Crossing, an intersection considered one of the busiest pedestrian crossings in the world. 
  • Witnesses say the man discharged around 50 fireworks on Monday at around 10 p.m.
  • In a video of the incident, fireworks shoot up into the sky as the perpetrator crosses the crowded crossing.
  • While the man appears to aim upwards in the video, one of his rockets can be seen shooting out vertically, marginally missing a few pedestrians.
  • The man, who is reportedly in his 30s and self-employed, told investigators after he was apprehended that he aimed to “stand out.”

A man in Japan was filmed setting off fireworks at Tokyo’s Shibuya Scramble Crossing, one of the busiest pedestrian crossings in the world.

Based on witnesses’ accounts, the man discharged around 50 fireworks on Monday at around 10 p.m., according to SoraNews24

15-year-old girl in Japan arrested for stabbing 2 women as ‘practice’ for killing her mother

  • A Japanese teenager was arrested in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward on Saturday for stabbing two people.
  • The 15-year-old reportedly stated that she "wanted to get the death penalty" and “wanted to practice” killing her mother.
  • She has been accused of using a kitchen knife to stab a 53-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter at around 7:20 p.m.
  • Both victims suffered severe injuries that will require at least three months to recover from, according to reports.
  • The teenager reportedly planned on killing her mother and younger brother.

Police in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward have arrested a 15-year-old girl for stabbing a mother and daughter as “practice” before killing her own mother and younger brother.

At around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, the girl reportedly stabbed a 53-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter from behind on a street in Maruyama-cho near Shibuya Station.

Tokyo Unveils Impressive Public Restrooms Built With ‘Smart Glass’

transparent toilet

Two public restroom locations in Shibuya, Tokyo have garnered attention for their transparent walls that appear to neglect the concept of privacy right when it’s most needed — except that they don’t, really.

The restrooms, located in the district of Tomigaya and the neighborhood of Yoyogi, are among 17 public toilets that have been renovated by The Nippon Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to “creating new frameworks for a better society and bringing about change.”