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4 Vietnamese arrested for thefts targeting Uniqlo shops in Japan

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Deport the lot.

22 ( +27 / -5 )

I guess that’s why the largest no shoplifting signs are in English.

9 ( +19 / -10 )

ooh boy, I can already tell this will encourage discrimination against foreigners in Japan again. Cue the ultranationalists in their black vans

-14 ( +2 / -16 )

Throw the book at them.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Vietnamese gangs are trouble in the US. I'm not surprised with this article. But that does not reflect on all Vietnamese. Most are hard working honest folks just trying to make a living.

17 ( +18 / -1 )

I hope they get lifetime prison sentence. People who abuse the good system involving some level of trust destroy the development and harms everyone’s lives.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Most likely, they'll be arrested, do their time, and then get deported. Simply put.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

@knows_more_about_Japan_than_u_do

You also have the issue of profiling of non-Japanese especially those of color in Japan as reported recently and the unusually low reporting rate of crimes in Japan compared to other nations.

https://unseen-japan.com/japan-foreigners-crime-rates/

It's not coincidence those nationalities are people who come to Japan to Japanese government Cheap labor scheme where they have debt even before coming to Japan.

Which really different from students or tourist from those countries, where they need to show stable income and saving before even enter Japan.

1 ( +9 / -8 )

knows_more_about_Japan_than_u_doToday  10:26 am JST

OssanAmericaToday 09:53 am JST*

Vietnamese gangs are trouble in the US. I'm not surprised with this article. But that does not reflect on all Vietnamese. Most are hard working honest folks just trying to make a living.

Comments like this remind me of why the media in most countries does not emphasise the nationality of crimes.

The story and the title itself are provocative and can incite and promote racism and hate crimes.

I encouraged JT to take down this article or modify it to show greater social responsibility.

Please consider the Vietnamese and their families in Japan who are law-abiding and productive citizens in Japan who may face backlash from articles like this.

Please stop posting in bold and listen. News articles are just that, news. They can't leave out facts that describe people just because it will fuel racism in "some" people. Men/women, young/old, sexual orientation, races, nationalitoes, ethnic groups names are all descriptions.

These Vietnamese criminals need to be made to understand that their illegal actions reflect negatively and unjistly upon all Vietnamese in Japan.

Likewise, the actions of Vietnamese gangs in the U.S. reflect negatively and unjustly upon all "Asians" in the U.S.

You are putting the cart before the horse by trying to alter factual description in the news and letting these criminals get away scott free.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

It's important to not group all people as 'foreigners' for this and many other reasons.

You literally grouped all foreigners together in the post right before this lmao

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I'm not upset. But you never said how I contradicted myself, and honestly I don't see it.

Dont worry he’s just going to ignore this statement and keep shifting goalposts like he’s been doing this entire time.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

"Yes, because there are no such statistics. The government does not break down crime by foreigners' nationalities, and neither does the article you quote. It is therefore impossible to state that Westerners commit fewer crimes than Japanese.

Japanese commit fewer crimes than foreigners. Even your article says as much, even if it tries to spin that fact differently."

This isn’t a contradiction. The top section is clearly stating that statistics on crime doesn’t differentiate between nationalities whereas the the second section is stating there is a differentiation in statistics between foreigners and Japanese. Again, where’s the contradiction?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

knows_more_about_Japan_than_u_do wrote "I checked Japanese government stats which show last year 5 out of 100 crimes were committed by foreigners. Or 95 out of 100 crimes are committed by Japanese. In other words, less than 0.5% of crimes including theft are committed by foreigners." An elementary school education might help. Have an eight-year-old student help you.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

One thing that may be of importance is that the statistics necessarily include only criminals that are caught and identified. It is pure speculation from my part but it may be that foreigners are less likely to get away with illegal acts (specially things like shoplifting) compared with nationals and this may bias the numbers somewhat.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Vietnamese people in Japan are fast getting a very bad reputation amongst the local populace and foreign residents alike. I hope these four are prosecuted fully, deported for all time and warnings given to any Vietnamese national who sets foot in this country.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Make them an example as detterance for future shoplifters.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Punish them by making them only wear bland uniqlo clothing exactly like 99% of the population.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Please toss these four admitted criminals out of Japan forever.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

¥20 million Uniqlo merchandise is a lot of items. They should receive the same punishment that anyone else would be given.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

¥20 million Uniqlo merchandise is a lot of items. They should receive the same punishment that anyone else would be given.

Yes, followed by deportation for life.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

It's not coincidence those nationalities are people who come to Japan to Japanese government Cheap labor scheme where they have debt even before coming to Japan.

> Don’t write nonsense

The Vietnamese who came here were tourists not residents

And no Japanese can commit a visa violation as many foreigners do.

That finger printable offense plus plus skews the curve against foreigners in Japan all the time.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Let's help Vietnamese people in Japan who feel under such financial and other pressure that they are forced to rob stores like Uniqlo. There has been a rise in crimes committed by Vietnamese but they are just people like you and me trying to survive. Please do not assume that are just bad people who have to be deported.

Nothing you just wrote is a justifiable reason for theft

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Deport for life those scumbags..

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Bobs Your UncleToday 09:30 am JST

Given the same life circumstances, environment and background it's likely you would have done the same thing. That's what people don't get about crime - given a similar set of circumstances we are highly likely to do the same thing. We think we are perfect angles but it's easy when your life experience is so different.

I disagree strongly with this comment. To be poor does not mean that such people become criminals stealing over years items of 20 million yen. There is no excuse or justification for what they did, they should be sent to jail and deported back to Vietnam.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

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