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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    - Fake police officer
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    - Largest heist team ever
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    - Cyanide
    - Post-war Tokyo
    - 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
    Kento Bento  7 months ago +3248

    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)
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    P.S. 9:10 was intentional
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    • LazarBums Sellout
      LazarBums Sellout  16 hours ago

      Kento Bento bro at 9:10 it show the porn picture uncensored please censor it because I have nightmare it show for a millisecond though but I am saving you so please read this and get it fixed

    • Baliyahson Little
      Baliyahson Little  yesterday

      Maddy Simcox look at the comment you replied to, he said it was intentional

    • Trash Gaming
      Trash Gaming  4 days ago

      Japan is full of technologies so its hard to get them

    • Nacho Filmz
      Nacho Filmz  6 days ago +1

      Bring that time up from 9:10 by one second and you’ve got yourself a controversial topic

    • Atticus Nari
      Atticus Nari  6 days ago

      Fucking Tenticale porn

  • Kyahn Cho
    Kyahn Cho  2 hours ago

    First heist was Lupin

  • mazzon. kid
    mazzon. kid  3 hours ago

    These were high class robberies.

  • Xrayshot552 _
    Xrayshot552 _  4 hours ago

    This guy had a crappy lawyer

  • ivan jara
    ivan jara  5 hours ago

    9:10 BIG OOF

  • Tiffany Zhu
    Tiffany Zhu  6 hours ago

    jeez the first one was the best. No one got hurt, but it was so smart lmao

  • Night Stick
    Night Stick  6 hours ago

    My uncle actually was a bank robber here in Canada, he robbed three banks in Saskatchewan, got caught, escaped from prison, robbed another two banks, got caught again, escaped again, robbed another bank and got caught again, and escaped a third time. After that he gave up bank robbery, turned himself in on my parents' recommendation, and ended up getting off free because he didn't hurt a single person, he returned the money, and he cooperated with the police to fix exploits he used to rob the banks and escape prison, helping to secure banks and prisons around the country. I still remember him coming over in the dead of night and waking me up so we could roll in money after his first robbery! To this day he still consults on security.

  • Bence Bálint
    Bence Bálint  11 hours ago

    This was a really cool ad.

  • MiguelReTrO
    MiguelReTrO  16 hours ago


  • DJ-Joey Melody
    DJ-Joey Melody  17 hours ago

    paused at 9:10... instant regret

  • Sepehr Sefidgar
    Sepehr Sefidgar  22 hours ago +1

    *D A S H L A N E*

  • Flam3z
    Flam3z  yesterday

    9:10 ur welcome!

  • goodguybill
    goodguybill  yesterday

    9:10 very nice, very nice

  • Captain Insane
    Captain Insane  yesterday +1

    my question is who tf knows the 593 individuals they exchanged business cards with XD

  • The Majestic Parrot
    The Majestic Parrot  yesterday +1

    Nani !!!??

  • Izuku Midoriya
    Izuku Midoriya  yesterday

    pauste at 9:10....

  • CananPlays
    CananPlays  yesterday

    9:10 I paused perfectly

  • SlingRush was
    SlingRush was  yesterday

    Oh yeah yeah

  • Jose Izquierdo
    Jose Izquierdo  yesterday

    Kento, you should make a video about The Monster With 21 Faces aka the Glico Morinaga Japanese crime case. It's not very well known and has a ton of potential because of all the repercussions and details of the case! Keep up the good work!

  • Vittuu mun ovelta

    9:10 you can actually see the picture if you go frame by frame