Ten minutes after midnight on Jan. 1, Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove a rental car into pedestrians on Harajuku's famed Takeshita-dori, injuring nine people.

The 21-year-old college student drove around 140 meters the wrong way on the one-way street before crashing into a building, forcing him to flee the scene on foot. Police officers found Kusakabe in a nearby park, took him in for questioning and then later arrested him on charges of attempted murder.

Fortunately, no one died in the attack.