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Japan to fight crime in quake-hit areas with 1,000 security cameras

Just the thing to help people struggling to recover from a disaster need: mass surveillance cameras swooping in to save the day.

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Another way to admit that Japan is not safe country anymore like used to be, where people are honest and won't steal stuff that are not belong to them.

agency plans to procure the remaining 400 using 135 million yen from reserve funds in its fiscal 2023 budget.

They would do spends millions to surveillance rather than to improve life of those victims.


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Instead of wasting money on installing cameras, use some of the 300,000 or so cops to set up check points in and out of the area, and patrol the areas too.

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Deterrence works. Those from out-of-area know they will be quickly identified with AI and will immediately be on the run forever for any bad acts. Good move.

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Lack of opportunities lead to a breakdown in society. Looting is no longer the preserve of organized groups but the impoverished

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The problem is NOT the crimes or the Criminals, the problem is the judicial system that allows it to happen in the first place then continue by giving out soft sentences and short time in prison, and to top that recently many politicians and powerful rich criminals are even being given suspended sentences.

This is the problem the way I see it.

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How do these criminals even get to Noto? Isn't it a close knit community?

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Just the thing to help people struggling to recover from a disaster need: mass surveillance cameras swooping in to save the day.

Sadly, it is required. We saw it in the Tohoku disaster too, where there were some incidents of looting.

If cameras help identify the thieves in the evacuation centers, and looters in the affected areas - it is for the best.

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Hopefully this won't start a trend of covering the country in cameras. Money wasted only to steal our privacy.

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The area has seen an influx of additional police. The National Police Agency puts the total cost of seconding additional officers to the quake- affected areas at 572 million yen.

According to Mr Matsumura of the Safety Commission, the cameras are needed to reassure those who have already evacuated and to help convince those who have not to leave for evacuation centers. He adds that patrols will be stepped up and cameras installed as part of the agency's two-pronged approach to address crime in the disaster area.


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Too Late! Too Late!! Cameras Should Be installed BEFORE the Earthquake!!!

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From what I've seen on TV there's not much worth looting, particularly from Wajima which was incinerated.

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The criminal mind thinks it’s ok to borrow, because they think it’s safe to do it’s not stealing it’s taking.

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Desperation of the impoverished.

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Oh no, no there is no looting or much crime in Japan after earthquakes it's not like other countries'

I guess the folks who believed this now have nothing to say.

These same "folks"...can they verify the actual nationalities of these looters?

How does one tell them apart from Japanese people, especially with winter clothing, hoods and face masks?

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This is not a time for Xenophiba.

Xenophobia - a term used by foreign thieves to play the victim....after looting victims of earthquakes and tsunamis...the poor people who have lost everything.

I wonder why folks are so afraid to even consider the possibility that not all the looters are Japanese.

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This is how the Japanese police fight all crime. They rely on cameras to catch people after the act. Very little proactive policing in this country.

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