Gov't considers amnesty in honor of emperor's enthronement


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Rather than an amnesty, the governmrmt should really consider a complete review of Japans legal system.

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Nothing like a general amnesty to ‘improve’ the stats in safety country.

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Let non-violent petty criminals go, particularly ones related immigrations.

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Some more information on the 1989 amnesty

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After Emperor Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa, died in 1989, more than 10 million people were given amnesty. The enthronement of former Emperor Akihito in 1990 led to pardons of some 2.5 million.

12.5 million Japanese petty criminals?

This must be like converting yen to dollars or something.

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Room and board and supervision for millions of criminals adds up to many billions of Yen that they're saving.

but there're only 50 thousand criminals detained in Japan.

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The government is considering granting amnesty to criminals

Does this mean Ghosn will be free to go home to his wife?

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You are all missing the point. Room and board and supervision for millions of criminals adds up to many billions of Yen that they're saving.

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As usual article is scanty leaving the reader asking more questions 10million criminals out of a population of 126million people seems incorrect to me.

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Still time to confess before it's too late. Especially if your trial has just been postponed well beyond October. They can't pardon you until you've been convicted of something.

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Wow! That many criminals in japan.

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Hold on a sec. It says not all whille be pardoned. And only petty criminals. And that could 2.5 million. You are telling me over 2% of Japan are convicted petty criminals?!

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more than 10 million people were given amnesty.

There weren't so many criminals.

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This is such an ancient tradition. It goes back to when laws were interpreted, not written and one could be incarcerated for things as simple as failing to bow for a monarch. It was done to show compassion from the monarchs of the tine. Letting criminaks out of prison in the 21st century is a slap in the face for the legal system. Why don’t they do something more helpful for the people who are not in jail? Something like increase the quality of orphanages, wave the ridiculous fees for adoption, create more shelters for the homeless and better support for victims of crime. Letting convicted criminals back into society does not help anybody - except the criminals.

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In past cases, many were restored their civil rights that have been suspended due to election violations.

Some critics also say the restoration of rights can be seen as equivalent to granting amnesty to political offenders, given that those who violated the election law are often rewarded in that case.

Not dodgy at all.

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Amnesties of this kind for cronies and favorites have more in common with feudalism than democracy.

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