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MumbaiRocks!

Out of control violence. I am always aware of who is around me and try not to make any trouble or enemies.

That is a good policy. But to seriously believe that violence in Japan is "out of control" is a case of falling for media hype.

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Help Us LORD.

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Ken....

I'd like to see that "good policing" technique applied to the young, white, male American population in regards to the world's worst mass shooting epidemic.

So would I for those wearing all black or combat style clothing and carrying bags large enough to hold an AR15 outside a school.

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I have never once bought into the japan is the safest country on earth tripe.

It's not the safest, it's roughly number three.

But the numbers do show it to be one of the safest countries on the planet.

things happen in japan

Of course, it's a real society in the real world, with 125 real million people. There has never been a crime-free Utopia in the history, and Japan isn't Utopia either. So your statement is somewhat meaningless, as things happen in every country.

But, as far as crime is concerned, if you want to move to a country where your odds of being affected by crime are minimal, Japan would be a logical consideration.

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baroque1888Feb. 8  11:44 am JST

Also, if Japan is the land of Shintoism, Buddhism, and other types of things of such nature, how on earth could such type of incident ever occur in Japan???

Because it's filled with humans.

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In my home country they declare or establish already one knives-free street or area after another, sometimes even the whole cities, declared by city council decisions, because those attacks increase at hyper speed. They try hard then to dam it, with police patrols or sudden body, bag and luggage checks etc., but of course that doesn’t really help, because the attacks take place now in other un- or less controlled city areas at same pace. It’s more a visible campaigning so that the population feels some more pseudo safety. Japan is still quite behind that development, maybe about five or seven years, but such news every some days also here now surely show how it will be in the near future.

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AlternativeOpinion.....

How does that work though? random body searches? profiling?

If for example, one sub group were responsible for over 80% of street stabbings (BTW the same group are also 80% of the victims) and the police targeted this group for searches. Would this be "profiling" or good policing? Or both?

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@AlternativeOpinion The technology is already there all the cops have to do is point the hand held component in the direction of the person from a distance and get a scan of the object from head to toe to detect metal or the object. Here in the US the only reason, the gadget has not been used because of the possibility of law suits and the invasion of a person's privacy, discrimination amongst other things.

In my home country they declare or establish already one knives-free street or area after another, sometimes even the whole cities, declared by city council decisions

How does that work though? random body searches? profiling?

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I have never once bought into the japan is the safest country on earth tripe. Is it really bad like say London? No, but things happen in japan and we can now see at least some media being honest about what really goes on in japanese society.

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If we exclude the US I can't see how today Japan can be considered any safer than any Western nation except for certain high-crime areas of cities in the UK and France.

The numbers show it is safer than almost any other country on the planet.

And Japanese cities, especially Tokyo are despite their appearance one of the least safe places for women, especially on public transport, where sexual assault is endemic and accepted as routine.

It is regularly reported, regularly prosecuted, the police actively perform sting operations to try to catch perpetrators, and there are female-only cars on many trains to give women a safe space.

Given the above, how exactly are you defining/quantifying "accepted as routine"?

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Personal grudge probably? Glad it's not serious and survive.

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Back on topic please.

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I thought he was slashed behing his head as the report stated here yesterday.

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baroque1888Feb. 8  11:39 am JST

This is disturbing. That rotten kid should never be allowed to walk the streets for eternity. I do not understand what in earth is going on in Japan when these kinds of incidents. I thought it was one of the safest if not safest countries in the world.

All statistics indicate that it is indeed one of the safest countries in the world. If you take that to mean that crimes don't happen, then you don't understand how statistics work.

If we go back to the 1980s, these kinds of incidents were unheard of in Japan. Something has to be done to stop these incidents.

If we go back to the 1980s reported crimes per 100,000 were actually higher than now. More likely is that the media, of which there is more now when you factor in the internet, is simply doing a better job of reporting crimes. But, hey, why let the facts get in the way of hyperbolic hysteria?

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1265108/japan-crime-rate/

Do tourists need to be concerned???

Tourists need to be aware of their surroundings and to take sensible precautions, as they hopefully would in any place they visit.

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 I am always aware of who is around me

and that’s why all the keitai zombies on their phones are easy targets

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> Mr KiplingToday 07:07 pm JST

AlternativeOpinion.....

If for example, one sub group were responsible for over 80% of street stabbings (BTW the same group are also 80% of the victims) and the police targeted this group for searches. Would this be "profiling" or good policing? Or both?

I'd like to see that "good policing" technique applied to the young, white, male American population in regards to the world's worst mass shooting epidemic.

Of course we know that will never happen because police profiling is a failed and biased form of policing that is only applied to minority populations.

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MumbaiRocks!Feb. 6  04:54 pm JST

Out of control violence. I am always aware of who is around me and try not to make any trouble or enemies.

Out of control violence? Really? That's pure hyperbole. I've lived here for decades and have no issue pointing out where I think there are problems but you and I both know that out of control violence is not one of them.

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This is disturbing. That rotten kid should never be allowed to walk the streets for eternity. I do not understand what in earth is going on in Japan when these kinds of incidents. I thought it was one of the safest if not safest countries in the world. If we go back to the 1980s, these kinds of incidents were unheard of in Japan. Something has to be done to stop these incidents.

Do tourists need to be concerned???

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Also, if Japan is the land of Shintoism, Buddhism, and other types of things of such nature, how on earth could such type of incident ever occur in Japan???

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Mr Kipling - If for example, one sub group were responsible for over 80% of street stabbings (BTW the same group are also 80% of the victims) and the police targeted this group for searches. Would this be "profiling" or good policing?

The first one.

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