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Gov't panel proposes tougher punishments for offenders aged 18, 19

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The changes will also relax rules for media reporting, allowing for the full names and faces of 18- and 19-year-old offenders to be revealed.

in japan, gossip and discrimination for families of young criminals is worse than the young idiots sentencing.

it is like collective punishment. Parents will suddenly lose their jobs, friends, community status etc. depression, alcoholism, domestic violence and divorce could happen

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it is like collective punishment. Parents will suddenly lose their jobs, friends, community status etc. depression, alcoholism, domestic violence and divorce could happen]

Or worst, depression can be easily followed by suicide.

So far there is no incentives how to make more convinient to rise family in Japan. Only punishment when family considered to be failed in rising their child that lead to offense by minor.

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Make the age of adulthood 18 in all aspects of the law and be done with it. Don’t just cherry pick what’s suits the government.

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Anything is stricter than the current nothing.

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Make them all accountable, everyone one should be accountable !

If you are 18 you are big / old enough to deal with what you have done.

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I have seen too many cases where 18 and 19 year olds got away with horrendous crimes because they where considered "juveniles", so I completely agree with this change.

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Long overdue.

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I second Zaphod's sentiment. I also hope that the 15 year old male who followed a young woman into a public bathroom in Fukuoka and murdered her after she refused to sleep with him.

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