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Kishida attack suspect served fresh arrest warrant over explosives

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Kishida attack suspect served fresh arrest warrant over explosives

The previous assassins grievances were covered in the media but this time the media is studiously avoiding his grievances about Japan's nepotistic and money-beholden undemocratic system.

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This time it is not a vaguely foreign, religious issue but very much about the domestic one party oligopoly.

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on suspicion of obstruction of business

A nice catch-all for the police to use for the first 23 days. But I wonder how many people there really are in Japan who, though not to the point of wanting to throw bombs about, are utterly frustrated by and seriously questioning of the system of government. They must feel it is hard to even start a conversation about it with their friends or neighbours - can't disturb the wa, or be thought of as too intense - and might even come to believe there is something wrong with themselves in such a conformist environment (like subjects in the famous Asch experiments in psychology).

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Did the police really have to violently arrest him? Just grab his arms cuff him and search him.

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Gosh things go at a snail's pace in this country.

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What about the inept police/security guards?

Will they get punished for being useless?

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seeking 100,000 yen in damages

That is less that USD750. Obviously, these are all symbolic acts, intended to grab media attention.

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Why can't they just gather evidence and start a trial already?!

Why are they abuse the re-detention laws routinely?

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It was a small miracle (thanks to Kimura's failure to produce the bomb and the heroic intervention of civilians) that the attempt did not end with deaths, that is the huge scandal that dwarfs any motive he could have. It is understandable the media focused so much in how his attempt on the life of Kishida was done, and not so much in the motives he had for doing it.

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Why can't they just gather evidence and start a trial already?!

Why are they abuse the re-detention laws routinely?

This is called "人質司法" here. Just wait for him to confess. Job done.

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With a pipe bomb in his left hand and a lighter in is right hand, I am glad that members of the public jumped on him even before the police piled in.

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Investigators said they have determined that a substance confiscated from Kimura's home was gunpowder.

Good job. Enhanced security measures in full display, like those that protected Kishida.

Looking forward to a safe G7 Summit too, thanks to new measures put into place.

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Good job. Enhanced security measures in full display, like those that protected Kishida.

How are security measures involved in an investigation? they were not even involved in the attempt on Kishida's life since the only one responsible for the bomb not exploding was the criminal, and the ones that ended up immobilizing him to stop him from using the second one were civilians. Zero involvement from security forces in both things.

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How are security measures involved in an investigation?

Oh, you don't know that police are used in these investigations? It isn't unique to Japan.

they were not even involved in the attempt on Kishida's life since the only one responsible for the bomb not exploding was the criminal,

No, the police quickly took action to ensure there would be no damage or injury.

and the ones that ended up immobilizing him to stop him from using the second one were civilians. Zero involvement from security forces in both things.

Wrong, as the increased security was even the reason why the attacker could not get closer to Kishida. This is all basic knowledge, that factually refutes your personal opinion.

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Oh, you don't know that police are used in these investigations? It isn't unique to Japan.

That is not the question, investigation is not the same as security measures.

No, the police quickly took action to ensure there would be no damage or injury.

Not quickly enough to prevent the bomb from being thrown to the prime minister, not quickly enough to apprehend the criminal themselves, they did not ensure anything, other people actions were the ones responsible for the lack of victims.

Wrong, as the increased security was even the reason why the attacker could not get closer to Kishida.

How does this make it wrong to say the criminal was immobilized by civilians? that is a completely correct description of what happened.

And of course the criminal was allowed to be close enough to the prime minister to throw a bomb nearly at his feet, if the bomb was made correctly it would have much more serious consequences.

This is all basic knowledge, that factually refutes your personal opinion.

This is not my personal opinion but what the experts have used to criticize the deeply insufficient security as the reason why the attempt could be made in the first place. I mean, a simple and easy measure like bag checks would have prevented the whole thing in the first place, that something so elementary was not done is proof enough the experts are right in criticizing the security.

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Great work by the police doing a thorough and successful search.

Increased training to the police overall made sure that Kimura was not able to ¥harm anyone until the police apprehended him.

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Increased training to the police overall made sure that Kimura was not able to ¥harm anyone until the police apprehended him.

So according to you the police training made the criminal fail at making the bomb? what part of the training consist on leaving civilians to role of immobilizing him? none of the things that prevented harm depended on the police. Appropiate training would have included at least making the security aware that simple measures would have prevented the attack, measures that were not put in order.

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Credit must be given to new increased police presence and security protocols that protected Kishida and onlookers at his speech. Well done police for quickly apprehending the perpetrator.

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Credit must be given to new increased police presence and security protocols that protected Kishida and onlookers at his speech

That is still false, the ineptitude of the criminal and the bravery of civilians are what protected Kishida, the police had absolutely nothing to do with it, they were involved only after the threat was neutralized.

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Investigators said they have determined that a substance confiscated from Kimura's home was gunpowder. 

Heightened security measures at work here; prepare for the safest G7 ever.

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Heightened security measures at work here; prepare for the safest G7 ever.

Again, you never replied to the argument that disproved that police investigative work is a "security measure", just repeating the mistaken claim do not refute that point.

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There is no doubt security is at the highest level it has ever been in Japan. This latest incident proves it.

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There is no doubt security is at the highest level it has ever been in Japan. This latest incident proves it.

How exactly, allowing a bomb to be thrown to the prime minister and letting the criminal be immobilized by civilians instead of the police clearly shows the contrary to what a good (not to mention "highest") level of security would be.

Are you arguing that the police was previously so incompetent that even such a big failure is better than their previous level?

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