This Is The Greatest Bank Heist in Japanese History

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  • Published on:  Monday, May 28, 2018
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    Tokyo. December 10th, 1968. It was pouring rain.

    The bank manager of the Nihon Trust bank was on edge. Someone had threatened his life and those around him over the past few months. Just four days prior, a letter (one of recent many) was sent to his personal residence demanding 300 million yen or his house would be blown up with dynamite. The letter was made up of characters cut out and pasted from movie magazines. Police were notified; and indeed they kept a close eye on the bank and his home; though, this did not ease the mind of the bank manager who shared his concerns with his branch employees.

    Now of course, this is Japan, and work is work; the show must go on. With this in mind, the bank manager went on with his duties, sending four of his employees to the nearby Toshiba factory to make a scheduled drop.

    So off they went, taking the company car, but not long after leaving the bank, the four heard police sirens approaching. (At that very moment they happened to be next to a prison of all places). A police officer screeched to a halt in front of the car, and frantically got off his motorcycle to warn them. ... (cont. in the vid)

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    - US occupation
    - Dysentery outbreak
    - Fake health inspector
    - Department of Disease Prevention
    - Business cards
    - Death row
    - Sadamichi Hirasawa
    - Pornographic drawings
    - Unit 731, a covert biological & chemical warfare research & development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army
    - Cyber crime
    - Virtual currency
    - Coincheck company
    - Biggest cryptocurrency heist in history
    - Hackers
    - NEM
    - "Hot wallet"
    - Online security


  • Kento Bento  (May 28, 2018)

    Hey guess what? This somehow turned into a storytime video. If my voice sounds weird & quiet in this video, it's cause I recorded at 3am while trying not to wake up my wife. (It didn't work, she woke up). Oh and we tried a new animation style for parts of this video. It took too long so it ended up being pretty much only the first story. (was supposed to be all 5 stories... fail)Support Kento Bento on Patreon: 9:10 was intentional★ We are currently looking f...

  • Edward Nygma  (Mar 7, 2019)

    But why was it intentional?

  • George  (Feb 18, 2019)

    Are you Canadian?

  • Dammitimmad  (Jun 3, 2018)

    First heist was badass af

  • Millionaire Mindset  (Feb 21, 2019)

    Impressive AF!

  • Repomeister  (Jan 18, 2019)

    That first heist had to be somebody way up in upper management at Toshiba because they knew how big the bonuses would be.

  • Ketchup Yoshi  (Jan 5, 2019)

    that first heist*_2 0 0 I Q P L A Y_*

  • I noscoped jfk  (Jan 20, 2019)

    +Vodneniq_Valk thats a bottle of ketchup read his name

  • JBKB  (Jan 19, 2019)


  • Dabasaurus Reks  (Jan 5, 2019)

    9:10 I was able to see the last picture without the blur because I went frame by frame looking at each one for itEdit: thanks for over 1k likes guys and the support on this comment

  • Same

  • Deadly Skill15  (6 days ago)

    There it is. I knew someone was gonna say it

  • Tony Pepperoni  (Jan 18, 2019)

    Honestly if you do a heist and don’t hurt anyone props to you

  • Mitchell Maytorena  (Mar 7, 2019)

    Man Lamp In the US the government insures banks up to 250,000. Tax payers take the hit for the first quarter of a million.

  • Man Lamp  (Feb 8, 2019)

    +Known as Retard. The money in banks is secured. Nobody is losing money except the bank owners, which are already robbing people and are packed with cash, dumbass.

  • Mort  (Jan 9, 2019)

    Damn dude, got multiple cool bank robbery stories and then snuk in a relevant sponsorship. well done

  • Ofu Oko  (Feb 5, 2019)

    Contextual marketing done right!

  • Halil Aydin  (Jan 20, 2019)

    The transition at the end was so smooth.

  • burnt f1ames  (Jan 8, 2019)

    America: guy brings gun into a shop comes out with $100 and gets arrested

  • Lou Phae  (Feb 5, 2019)

    Black guy*

  • gameridiotNOT  (Jan 19, 2019)

    *Guy accused of being dangerous, reaches for something, shot on sight. No weapons on him.*Welcome to America, everybody!

  • i-win  (Jan 20, 2019)

    Level 1 crook*LEVEL 100 HEIST GOD*

  • KG Tuned  (Feb 1, 2019)


  • zaeem kaduji  (Jan 25, 2019)

    Ima make you pump like thatDun dundun dun pump like that

  • Sieger  (Jan 18, 2019)

    The first one sounds like a supervillian

  • TSG KiLLem Twice  (Mar 11, 2019)

    No way? The health inspector sounds like a super villain! The first one seems like a anti hero’s last job.

  • True dat

  • ShiroKuuma  (Jan 8, 2019)

    In Japan, you are almost always within walking distance from a convenience store. The second theft greatly relies on this.

  • Thatfathipo  (Feb 28, 2019)

    Shut it weeb

  • Melon Owl!  (Jan 18, 2019)

    How _convenient._