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The Imposter Prince and an Imperial Wedding Scam?!

In April of 2003, the wedding celebration of Prince Satohito Arisugawa and his bride Harumi Sakamoto were held. The celebration had all the splendor, pomp, and circumstance one would expect of a royal wedding. The Prince was dressed in a dashing traditional military uniform. The bride, a former announcer, was dolled up in a traditional…

Japanese people still fall for the “ore ore scam”!

Swindlers are everywhere, even in the safest country in the world. The number of cases in Japan of the so-called ‘ore ore scam’ (おれおれ= It’s me) or furikome sagi (振り込め詐欺 = money transfer scam) are not dropping. Phone fraud is a problem in many developed countries, but with a target-rich environment like Japan, it is…