5 members of Bad Lobster biker group arrested

By SoraNews24

Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested five boys aged 17 to 19 for reckless riding such as wavering across lanes and running red lights during an encounter on Aug 31 last year along a 1.4-kilometer stretch of road in Ebina City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Police say this is just one incident in a series of provocative behavior by the gang riding minibikes. It’s not uncommon for Japanese teens to form biker gangs and enjoy being a nuisance, but what is uncommon about this group is their name: Bad Lobster.

The name, which is originally in katakana (Baddo Robusuta), is a play on the name of their city which contains the Japanese word “ebi” that refers to creatures of both the lobster and shrimp families. Considering the low intimidation factor of the word “shrimp” they wisely opted for the “lobster” definition.

English speakers might be thinking that this name would sound a lot more edgy when read and heard by Japanese people, much like how “Akuebi” might sound dark and mysterious to our own ears. However, reaction online would suggest that “Bad Lobster” is just as lame sounding to Japanese people as it is to us.


“So they’re from Ebina… I get it.”

“That’s quite a pun boys.”

“It’s not terrible. It’d probably make a good name for a sports team.”

“So do they give their enemies food poisoning?”

“Bad Crayfish.”

“What is the difference between a lobster and a crayfish anyway?”

“They totally should have called themselves ‘Ebil Lobster.'”

“Well they do sound bad.”


“Do they threaten people by saying, ‘Don’t you know I’m a Bad Lobster?!'”

“Do they rumble with the Tiger Prawns?”

“I’m a Bad Salmon.”

“Great, now I want to go to Red Lobster.”

Others pointed out that “Bad Crab” would have been a good choice because the English words “crab” and “club” are homonyms in Japanese. Of course, that wouldn’t fit in with the whole “ebi” pun since “kani” is the Japanese word for “crab.”

According to the investigation, Bad Lobster was formed to keep other bosozoku out of Ebina.

Source: Kanagawa Shimbun, Itai News

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This article is just phishing for bad jokes

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And this happened last year?

Breaking news!

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gang riding minibikes

Thanks for the chuckle. Appreciated. I was worried they were stealing take-away packages.

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This is what happens when teens grow up without ever being punched in the head for being an idiot.

Bad Lobster is so ridiculous! They should have called it, Rotten Prawn. :D

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Do the hustle: Do us all a favor and punch them for us!

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Put these "Punks" in Jail for life. These "Punks" will always create trouble for law abiding citizens!

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Put these "Punks" in Jail for life. These "Punks" will always create trouble for law abiding citizens!

They’re annoying, but other than being really obnoxious on the roads, they don’t really cause a lot of other problems, and the majority end up leaving the bosozoku and become normal members of society as adults.

I don’t see how locking them up for life would provide a net benefit to society.

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These guys are cool. They are not red faced salarymen wafing down as many chuhi's between work and their boring wife on the train and spending the whole weekend sleeping in front of the tv.

they have energy and fun and friends. After a few broken bike accident bones and the death of one of their mates, they will grow up, leave the gang and get a job to live with and support the teen solo mother they got pregnant.

good luck to them.

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Don't laugh !! They murder and get away with it. They don't grow up they and stop. They are support the extortion, fraud, robbery and other crimes. They just buy cars.

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I think Shrimp would be more appropriate, given their physical dimensions

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They are the typical wanna be tough guys who think by yelling at someone, it means they are tough/strong. These guys also require the strength in numbers method. Get them alone and they will wet their panties in fear.

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Reading the headline I am expecting grizzly Hells Angel anarchy, full throat Harleys grrrrrr, not acne with attitude having teenage look at me hot flush on stripped down mopeds. More rebel without a clue....

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Rebel without a cause....

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Surely Tadpole than Lobster

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Rather than locking them up, I'd like to see their bikes put into a crusher.

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Bad barnacles???.

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The cops have done a great job over the last few years in my area of ridding these noisy bikes from our streets.

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Don't laugh !! They murder and get away with it. They don't grow up they and stop. They are support the extortion, fraud, robbery and other crimes.

You seem to be confusing yakuza and bosozoku. While the bosozoku are feeders for yakuza, they aren't the same thing, and the majority of bosozoku do not go on to be yakuza.

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Bad shrimps

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self proclaimed bottom feeders...Keep it classy Ebina

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