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Health ministry gets more than 100 prank calls, email threats

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Police said Thursday that the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare received more than 100 prank calls and threatening emails on Wednesday, a day after a former vice welfare minister and his wife were murdered in Saitama, and the wife of another former vice welfare minister was stabbed in Tokyo. Police said some of the messages alluded to future attacks, while others suggested the victims got what they deserved.

The ministry removed the names and titles of about 350 staff from its web page on Wednesday. In the morning, employees filed into work through security staff and metal detectors. A 40-year-old executive said: “I can’t remember ever having metal detectors here before.” Another employee said “We’re all doing our best here…I wonder why something like this happened.”

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People with time on their hands. The cops should put a trace on the phones in question and should hunt down the folks making such calls. They should then prosecute them with a) wasting police time, b) making threats and c) anything else that will stick. Moreover, in the case where the cops cannot find the real perpertrators of these crimes, they should go back to those people who have made these crank calls and charge them with the offense.

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they would find that almost all of the callers were over 65 years old

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What's that in the j-cop's hand? An electric cattle prod?

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Me thinks that is not a policeman but a guardman. He is not carrying the right type of baton. Police have more important things to do with their time, for example, stand in front of ATMs down the local bank, etc.

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Well, now there will be more likely of a chance to catch the perp now that he/she is leaving trails by emails and phones. Eventually the perp will be caught on a security camera somewhere, and hopefully it will be before doing more damage.

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He is holding a metal detector

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“We’re all doing our best here…I wonder why something like this happened.”

I am sure you do. Just I wonder about what.

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Another employee said “We’re all doing our best here…I wonder why something like this happened.”

Come on. Is it really that hard to figure out?

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I would not like to justify such action. But... after Mr. Okuda's(Toyota's ex-president) comment, criticism against the Ministry of Health had been prohibited substantially. We have no means to criticize the Ministry but web.

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You better known the KY between the Politics and general judgment.Nothing really I found unusual in case and in this land.Only one comment do not confuse tero and simple serials killers or criminals;Media watch out your mouth!!!

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What's a vice welfare minister, n why r they being killed?

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What's that in the j-cop's hand? An electric cattle prod?

He is just happy to see you.

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rogerhavis. What is KY? (And "tero" means "terror"?)

So, you are saying that the media should watch their mouth saying this might be a terror attack? You believe absolutely that this is revenge by a member of the general public who is angry about how the government has mismanaged so many people's pensions?

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Not newsworthy. Health ministry has been receiving that many calls almost daily ever since people heard about 50Million missing pension records.

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“We’re all doing our best here"

Well apparently people are upset that you lost their retirement records or the money they deposited for years was never entered. If that is your best I'd hate to see your worst. I just hope they find the nut bag muderer.

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It could be that health ministry will learn a lesson and start to do their job that are paid for. 'Anyone working in these offices must be very happy for popularity and they could become 'STARS' for improved health system

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My first comment was pin to something like this?

Will this be one of the motives for killing 'ex-health ministry?'

'People are loosing thier plots. Are there anymore like this below?

Hospitals in crisis more.http://www.japantoday.com/category/commentary/view/hospitals-in-crisis

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The government should realize that their bringing in unelected leaders one after another has eroded the trust of people in them up to the point where the workers they are employing cannot do their jobs in safety anymore. It's time to call new elections so people have a chance to show their anger at the pension debacle and other screw ups in a democratic way.

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