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In the early afternoon of Sept. 13, a 70-year-old resident of Kumagaya in Saitama Prefecture returned home to find a young foreign man standing in front of the entryway. He seemed agitated and spoke in broken Japanese.

“Call the police. I have no money,” the stranger said, gesturing with his thumb and pinky as if making a phone call and showing the older man his wallet.

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