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2 Chinese women sought over vandalism at Meiji Shrine

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Wicked sick. Infidels should be publically named and taught some basics of proper civilized behaviour in human society. That they will be.

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Good luck getting China to deal with this. IF they ever show up in Japan again, I'd throw the book at them and make an example to everyone that this will NOT be tolerated.

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I saw the "stains" on the news, and my first thought was..."They're making all this fuss about that?"

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Oh wait they were Chinese? I just took a glimpse at it and thought it was another local insanity strike. But in THAT case, extradict them. Solved.

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How could they be IDed from video footage, I wonder. Are temples are kitted out with hi-res CCTV linked to the immigration biometric database running facial recognition tech?

Wouldnt surprise me in no-nonsense Japan.

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Wonder what would happen to these two if they something like this in China.

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They could have been IDed by video footage easily if there was a tour group which stopped by the shrine. Either way, this is a shrine which many people come to enjoy and it is something to make a fuss about. Let's hope something will be done about it to show an example!

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I want to know their reasoning behind this? They traveled all the way to Okinawa, Kyoto, Tokyo etc. so this action looks quite important for them. And why only such a little fluid? If they wanted to damage the shrines, fire would have more effect no?

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So why would go and broadcast this arrest warrant all over the news? Now the chance of them returning on their own are slim.

No I am no law agent or anything but they should do what the U.S. did to Kazuyoshi Miura. Made no announcement then pounced on him when he made one of his frequent trips to the U.S.

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Ossan, I reckon if they vandalized something Japanese in China, they'd probably be okay.

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Wait, they left the country but are likely to return? Are they foreign residents of Japan? I don't get why they would return.... And if they went back to China like I assume, I don't think China would extradite them to Japan in a million years. Good luck with that hah!

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I have a sakura wood table in my living room that makes most Japanese visitors to my home cry.

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hamptonApr. 14, 2017 - 09:46AM JST Ossan, I reckon if they vandalized something Japanese in China, they'd probably be okay.

You know I'm taking about Chinese UNESCO world heritage sites in China. Then what?

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May or May not be connected to the radical christian group who did the same a couple of years ago - squirting an oily substance on temples & shrines.

At that time the perpetrator - a Japanese man - said it was to cleanse the souls / hearts of Japan and the act was a purification ritual to break the pagan chains so as to speak.

Or it could be something completely different.

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Yeh the other guy was Korean.

The police said the two women, who have already left Japan, have been put on a wanted list as they are likely to return to the country.

Well, don't know if they are likely to return now that their names are all over the news!

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I wasn't so interested in the perpetrators ethnicity - more so that the actions were those of religious fundamentalists / extremists / radicals.

I wonder if the recent events were carried out by the same or similar group.

Extremist groups (local or otherwise) hold extreme views and can produce extreme actions anywhere, much to the detriment of ordinary folks.

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Weird, the guy who set off bombs in Yasukuni recently, flew over twice (carrying gunpowder, not oil!) before he was caught. How can these people afford to fly backwards and forwards like this? Is there something going on that we don't know?

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I can understand of Government of Japan Immigration has records of passengers entering Japan and exiting Japan to and from international points of travel, but how does immigration know about a passenger traveling domestically within Japan? There is no immigration checkpoint when traveling within Japan. Just curious.

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Something similar happened in 2015:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/21/national/crime-legal/mysterious-temple-oil-squirter-possibly-captured-camera/#.WPCRdDuGO70

Also the 2017 incident is discussed here in the Straits Times, in which the previous 2015 incident was mentioned - which was then attributed to a Japanese man who had since fled to the U.S.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/historic-sites-in-japan-defaced-with-oily-liquid

The Japan Times version, however makes no refernce to the prior event, nor the Japanese leader of the Oil-strain cult.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/04/14/national/crime-legal/warrants-issued-chinese-women-meiji-shrine-vandalism/#.WPCT6Tt9670

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This is bizarre. Have you seen the 'stains'. Looks like a splash of water that you can hardly see - probably just some insect repellent. Really weird stuff. What's really going on?

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Apparently they are not real Chinese, but North Korean Women... the plot thickens...

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It's a matter of principle that people would do such thing. How would the Chinese if someone drew a graffiti on the Great Wall?

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Tampering with religious items and concepts in some countries is a capital offense.

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Tampering with religious items and concepts in some countries is a capital offense.

Tampering with private or public property should be an offense. Whether or not they are religious should be irrelevant.

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StrangerlandAPR. 14, 2017 - 11:25PM JST

Tampering with religious items and concepts in some countries is a capital offense. Tampering with private or public property should be an offense. Whether or not they are religious should be irrelevant.

We don't have enough information about this story. What is the 'oil'?

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Tampering with religious items and concepts in some countries is a capital offense.

Yep, let's see them try it on the Kaaba!

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