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2 Vietnamese nationals arrested amid spate of burglaries

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I don't know about you, but it seems like it's almost always Vietnamese whenever crime news are reported.

Commie origin, they must feel free and invincible when they're not so closely watched. I know I'd upset the wokies here, but fact is fact.

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Unfortunately, we all knew this already.

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I don't know about you, but it seems like it's almost always Vietnamese whenever crime news are reported.

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The second guy got caught while overstaying his visa. On top of that, he was in the company and possibly in connection with the robbery. He is soooo literally screwed. Going to a deportation center first for who knows how long, then jail if he's connected with the other crimes.

Throw the entire book at them.

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Vietnamese arrested on suspicion of a crime? Nahhh. That never happened in Japan before.

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Well done, burglaries are up in many areas now and it is getting worse. Many shops are being broken into at night and on their days off.

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@kiwiboy First this kind of crime is not something that Japan is experiencing daily. I am sure with any kind of crime they take serious. Why would you feel sorry for someone who commits such a crime. DO YOU THINK THEY FELT SORRY FOR THEIR VICTIMS. DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR THEIR VICTIMS, your post supports the criminals. You said you feel sorry for those criminals because they come over with hopes of earning money, have you thought about them coming over and ruining ordinary citizens lives, you are talking about them working and surviving to send money back to their families. What about the trauma these idiots induced on the 70 year old man and perhaps his family. I guess it is true as I have posted before people thinking today is to reward those who do wrong and punish those who do right, your logic suggest this. You mentioned they came to earn money but couldn't earn as much money as the expected so in other words they go across the country breaking into homes because they didn't get what they expected the logic in other words when would they stop because if they are tied to the other crimes they wouldn't have stopped "because they didn't get enough money as expected to send back to their families" is that your logic? On top of it you said they are likely being EXPLOITED WTF, how do you know this? Are you are perhaps going on the premise of something you read in the daily news? You just can't support both logical reasons you either stand on one and support that one instead of saying "The police need to get very tough with this kind of crime". It needs to be made perfectly clear that it won't be accepted, and when caught, they'll be in a world of trouble". If the penalty isn't strong enough, it's going to happen more and more. When you are invited into a foreign country other than your native own you are their as a guest, you should not be told how to behave as an adult you should already know what is right and what is wrong. If you fell on hard times its best to go back to your country and make the best you could there, why make others live miserable. After all the guest country gave you an opportunity I am not going to go into exploitation etc,, because we don't read about successful stories news article are filled with negativity so people draw to that. My point is why feel sorry for a criminal who is having a miserable time surviving who decides to rob and steal to make themselves happy while making their honest carefree victims hopeless. WHAT DID they do to deserve such fright? You mentioned if the penalty isn't strong enough its going to happen more and more. Penalties regardless strong or weak does not stop a person hell bent on committing a crime this is why you have "Career Criminals" that is what they do they don't care about penalties because most think they will never get caught. If there is no crime then there is no need for a penalty so there for your logic for strong penalties don't work because when people get desperate they do desperate things. I am sorry, I don't feel sorry for a criminals who take advantage of the elderly or innocent people your logic supports their criminal habit. Hope is a dream when they came to Japan they were given the opportunity to go for that dream what ever happened while pursuing it doesn't mean you go on a crime spree!! I say you deal with your problem but not at the expense of harming others!

The police need to get very tough with this kind of crime.

I feel for the situation these young guys are in. They come over with hopes of earning money to send home for their families. Maybe the job fell through or doesn't earn them as much money as they expected, and they're very likely being exploited.....BUT..... you CAN'T go around tying people up and stealing their stuff!!

It needs to be made perfectly clear that it won't be accepted, and when caught, they'll be in a world of trouble.

If the penalty isn't strong enough, it's going to happen more and more

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Please use paragraphs when posting comments.

I ask again : Perhaps Vietnam is not sending their best?

@Fighto - Vietnam isn't "sending" anyone, good or bad. Japan is admitting them. Perhaps Japan needs to improve its immigration controls - it seems to be deeply flawed if these crimes keep occuring.

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I've seen "salary reveal" videos of people under "trainee" visa and many earns around 100,000yen. Then there's personal expenses and they have to send some of whats left of that to their families in their home countries. With the value of yen going down, they need to render many hours of overtime to cover for that lost. Truly a hard situation for many under the internship visa program.

We do not know the background of these two, but they did commit the crime and needs to be punished according to the law.

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Japan does not need a foreign criminal underclass.

Competition ain’t always a good thing

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be deported immediately so they can go back to Vietnam and work hard and build a better future for the country of their origin.

In other words, do something they’ve already deemed impossible; hence their getting out of Dodge in the first place, for somewhere, anywhere, cynicism didn’t reign supreme.

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They should be deported immediately so they can go back to Vietnam and work hard and build a better future for the country of their origin.

This type are only interested in themselves. There's no interest in being part of a community, let alone building a nation.

It's purely about money.

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Every time an incident like this occurs, it chips away at the possibility of Japan adopting Western-style immigration.

There was never any genuine possibility that Japan would adopt "mass immigration". The government has stated this loud and clear - Kishida very recently.

The victim of the Nikko robbery was tied up in his sleep before having his wallet stolen. Similar incidents were reported in Nagano on May 6, Gunma on May 8, and Fukushima on Tuesday.

Terrifying for these elderly citizens.

Imprison, deport and ban for life these filthy thugs.

I ask again : Perhaps Vietnam is not sending their best?

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Getting to be quite a regular story... Only a fraction of which get reported on JT.

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Jail time then deportation.

Japan does not need a foreign criminal underclass.

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Not having enough money to go out with dates doesn’t justify breaking into someone’s home, tying them up and robbing them of their money. The Vietnamese men committed a felony. They should be deported immediately so they can go back to Vietnam and work hard and build a better future for the country of their origin.

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JeffLeeToday  06:08 pm JST

Every time an incident like this occurs, it chips away at the possibility of Japan adopting Western-style immigration.

While is it inevitable that Japan will eventually increase immigration, it would obviously be a big mistake to adopt the current Western approach, which has been a disaster for many countries.

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Every time an incident like this occurs, it chips away at the possibility of Japan adopting Western-style immigration.

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The police need to get very tough with this kind of crime.

I feel for the situation these young guys are in. They come over with hopes of earning money to send home for their families. Maybe the job fell through or doesn't earn them as much money as they expected, and they're very likely being exploited.....BUT..... you CAN'T go around tying people up and stealing their stuff!!

It needs to be made perfectly clear that it won't be accepted, and when caught, they'll be in a world of trouble.

If the penalty isn't strong enough, it's going to happen more and more.

Most of the money they earn is used to pay for housing, a pension they will never use, and a health insurance their internship will not allow them to utilize because they need to work all the time.

They probably do not make enough money to have enough food for the month let alone go out with friends or dates. The last one really hurts if your a young person. Saving money for a family back home or a future family seems impossible.

When countries exploit low wage workers, this is the risk.

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They certainly must have traveled a long way from Chiba.

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The police need to get very tough with this kind of crime.

I feel for the situation these young guys are in. They come over with hopes of earning money to send home for their families. Maybe the job fell through or doesn't earn them as much money as they expected, and they're very likely being exploited.....BUT..... you CAN'T go around tying people up and stealing their stuff!!

It needs to be made perfectly clear that it won't be accepted, and when caught, they'll be in a world of trouble.

If the penalty isn't strong enough, it's going to happen more and more.

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