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Domestic abuse case against Japanese consulate official resumes in San Francisco

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If guilty, I hope he gets to the maximum sentence possible. His fellow prisoners will give him a special 'wife basher' welcome..

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Another article I've ready discussed the substance of her testimony. Essentially she demanded to see his cellphone, suspicious he was cheating on her with a coworker. He didn't give her the phone, she got angry and he flipped out. Anyway all this after 2 years of marriage, hopefully both will move on and be happy without one another. On another note, I don't think this sort of thing is rare in Japanese marriages. But, if he's guilty, it's interesting to see this play out in another country where the law has no tolerance or domestic abuse.

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Japanese people needs to learn how to be respectful both to their spouse and the people that are around them in their daily lives. Especially the men that come out of Japan. They seem to act like they are superior people when in reality they are no better then the people that are around them.

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In an American court he will be severely punished if found guilty.

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A guy that homely should have been greatful that anyone even decided to talk to him less no marry him. He deserves some serious jail time, throwing his wife out of a moving car. That's attempted murder and insane to boot.

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I believe the wife became suspicious of him having an affair with a woman colleague that led to his abuse.

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In an American court he will be severely punished if found guilty.

Given his status as a diplomat, he will probably do a few years and get deported.

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oh alladin !!! . . .so smugly pontificating - ----------------------------------------- do you read the papers? ........................................... There ARE non Japanaese who behave badly, are arrogant s-o-b's, abuse their wives. .....................................Why would places like USA and Canada have strict laws around family violence - if all behaved like alter servers? ...............Japanese, on the whole, have terrific social decorum .........................- but family violence is not limited to any one ethnic or cultural group.

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Matthew Simon - VERY TRUE. ! ! ! .... Japanese are just beginning to recognize family violence as a "criminal" behaviour.................................. They have passed some laws with respect spousal abuse, and child abuse - - - ----------------but the law is still eradically enforced.. . . And unless it is strictly enforced, it has no teeth. . . . This Japanese bloke thought his diplomatic immunity would protect him from this "crime." . . .....................................No such double standard in the uSA or Canada !

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Vice-consul in his early 30's...and that's not a position in a country in war or in misery. That's a fast career for a Japanese. Must be from an extremely "good" family. Well his kone in Japan has not the arm long enough to help him in gaikoku.

hopefully both will move on and be happy without one another.

What ? When you need cops and judges to arrange your domestic fights, it's time to divorce, not to restart and be there again 2 yrs later. Wish them to have more maturity and self-control with their next partners. if any.

In an American court he will be severely punished if found guilty.

Not automatic. There are geographical variations. California seems very lax with the celebs. They usually get what ? Fines and either public utility chores to do or a subscription at the lunatic clinic.

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Curious to see what his defense will be...

I remember the j businessman (or was it another consul guy?) ...in Wash state? or Canda? Like 10 or more yrs ago in American courts for spousal abues, and it was big news because he mounted a "cultural differences" defense, such that, since Japanese have a different culture, they can abuse their wives! Anyone remember?

Anyhow, I thot these gys got diplo immunity...

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Lowly - I remember that case and I remember the guy claiming culture. I nearly laughed my socks off with that defense.

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What ? When you need cops and judges to arrange your domestic fights, it's time to divorce,

Ummm... You did notice I said "without one another"....right?

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Probably another arrogant, socially inept Japanese a-hole abroad who thought he could act like he was back at home. This ain't Japan though! Good luck trying to get this one swept under the rug.

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We all argue but physical violence should never be used.

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I'm confused...doesn't Nagaya-san have diplomatic immunity? If so, he should have never been arrested, let alone dragged into court. Did the Japanese Consulate in SFO strip him of diplomatic status?

If he were on the fast track from a "good" family, then he should have been immediately whisked out of the country on diplomatic immunity, and then nothing would have surfaced in the press over this.

Sounds like Nagaya-san must have really pissed off some of his co-workers.

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Maybe this is a typical behavior of Japanese men that J-goverment wants hire to work in their consulate. The yelling would end with him punching, kicking, dragging or pushing his wife. And in each case she, with no family friends or money of her own in the U.S., would not call police. She referred to it as a cultural difference, saying people in Japan don't call the authorities when husbands and wives argue. She did, however, take dozens of photos of her injuries. She provided an explanation for the images of her bruised legs, arms and skin torn from a toe as she was dragged. She testified that once Nagaya bashed her over the head with a laptop computer. Of another incident, she testified she tossed food on the ground in protest, so he smashed a ceramic mug and hurled a sharp chunk into her forehead. The violence continued until she called San Bruno police after Nagaya allegedly pushed her from a moving car.

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If found guilty he needs to be pushed out of a moving car.

Cowards take out their frustrations on those who are unable to defend themselves.

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The war of the Nagaya's!

This foreigner needs to do some time.

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Vice-consul in his early 30's...and that's not a position in a country in war or in misery. That's a fast career for a Japanese. Must be from an extremely "good" family. Well his kone in Japan has not the arm long enough to help him in gaikoku.

Cos, Good thought.... I agree with you. He must be from a high family. If he is, it probably is the family of former PM Abe Shinzo's maternal branch as the surname is different. He really looks like Abe Shinzo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinz%C5%8D_Abe

His hair style, narrow forehead, long face, ears, etc...

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highhope Aug. 29, 2012 - 08:35AM JST. Cos, Good thought.... I agree with you. He must be from a high family.

This guy is a low life, spoiled jerk, the kind of person that J-goverment is looking for. If he's convicted, I hope he serves 20 years in jail rotting.

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not very smart for what is considered one of the so-called "elite" of japanese society....

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Interpreter and Translator are not interchangeable words. Interpreting = spoken, Translating = written.

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He's going to learn the hard way that what might fly in some nations certainly won't in others. If found guilty I hope he gets the max sentence and REALLY learns what it's like to be treated the way he allegedly treated his wife.

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In her testimony, she was scared and she thought he was going to kill her. The esclation of violence against her was increasing substantially over the last few years. No women should live like this.

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Does he have " Diplomatic Immunity Status " ? He will be deported anyways. MAYBE 2 years in jail ????

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Does he have " Diplomatic Immunity Status " ? He will be deported anyways. MAYBE 2 years in jail ????

According to another article on this story:

Nagaya does not have diplomatic immunity for the alleged offenses. "There is immunity, but not when you're doing things in your purely private life, for somebody at his level," said [Prosecutor] Wagstaffe.

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@semperfi

"... eradically ..."

Excellent new word! A brilliant combination of erraticaly and sporadically.

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