“NCIS,” “24,” “Hawaii Five-O,” or any “CSI” you prefer — the alphanumeric wave of overseas detective dramas has been flooding through the cable TV portal for years now, leaving Japanese living rooms virtually afloat with villainy.

“Victims, suspects, witnesses, detectives, perps, DAs, crooks, felons and conmen — it seems the English-speaking world has no normal people at all! Everyone flirts somehow with crime!”

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