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the late founder of the major talent agency Johnny & Associates Inc., Johnny Kitagawa, sexually assaulted boys and young men over several decades.

This is talent agency,

 eager to assist nursery schools and kindergartens in installing security cameras to monitor staff for any suspicious conduct. 

Protection is good for these kids however compared to previous incident, this is nursery home and kindergartens, where's resemblance?

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But the government has abandoned its plan to submit a bill aimed at creating a new system to block convicted sex offenders from jobs related to children during the upcoming extraordinary parliament session, said Ayuko Kato, the minister in charge of child policies.

Translation: We don't care if pedophiles continue to abuse children!

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Will probably encounter a lot more physical than sexual abuse in that case then.

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Now people need to live with a GoPro on their heads 24/7, welcome to Japan.

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Child molesters are much less likely to go after kids whose fathers are perceived to be a threat.

So if you're a dad, put that toxic masculinity on full display!

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The first good idea Kishida has had.

I guarantee you that Kishida didnt come up with this idea on his own!

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Child molesters are much less likely to go after kids whose fathers are perceived to be a threat. 

So if you're a dad, put that toxic masculinity on full display!

What a ridiculous idea.

The special units of the world’s prisons are full with sons of toxic men.

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The issue of Johnny and abuse of kids in kindergartens are completely different.

A background check for past offenders would help but does nothing if there has been no conviction or arrest.

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toxic masculinity

please refrain from using these little terms twisted by the left, there is nothing wrong about being a caring father, the breadwinner and protector of the family, there is no "toxic masculinity" just toxic people

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But the government has abandoned its plan to submit a bill aimed at creating a new system to block convicted sex offenders from jobs related to children...WHY?? They can install all the camera's they want to, but a sexual child abuser, given free access to children will always find a way. That is what and who they are.

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But the government has abandoned its plan to submit a bill aimed at creating a new system to block convicted sex offenders from jobs related to children 

This is so weak! There have been many cases of teachers convicted of child sex offenses and continue to work as teachers at a different school. There has been dentists and doctor also caught committing sex offenses to patients. The Japanese government needs to create a child sex offender’s list and to ban any of these offenders from ever working with children again.

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this is great but how about criminal background checks on everyone first including foreign teachers too. Over the years I have met so many strange foreign teachers that give off very weird vibes, as a parent I would 10000% not feel comfortable with them teaching my child.

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But the government has abandoned its plan to submit a bill aimed at creating a new system to block convicted sex offenders from jobs related to children...WHY??

I think it has to do with groups who actually understand human rights objecting to all the human rights abuses that happen in such systems for little to no positive benefit, not withstanding people's imaginations about positive benefits.

Putting cameras in nurseries and schools will be like looking for a needle in a haystack.....they probably won't find the needle but they will make a hell of a mess. Nursery workers and teachers are under too much pressure already. Having cameras on them all the time will lead to false accusations, unwarranted suspicions, even more extreme stress than they already have, mental breakdowns, etc....and the kids will be receiving sub par care and eggshell trodding education as a mass effect.

So what is this REALLY about? Its about camera companies getting HUGE government contracts for grossly overpriced equipment at the expense of your wallet and your children.

And trying to use the Johnny's scandal to promote this idea just shows how idiotic they are.....too idiotic to even consider the damage this stupid idea will do.

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BFPF

I agree with you entirely old boy. Encountered numerous creepy English teachers since I came to Japan 22 years ago. There’s a reason many come to Japan and it’s not a good one for sure.

Of course we need a sex offenders list. Sex offenders are the worst at repeat offending. They are sick in the head and shouldn’t even be allowed to be alone in public let alone be trusted with the children.

Of course I don’t know how many employees are active paedophiles, probably very low. However, one person can ase hundreds maybe thousands.

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A stupid idea. A stupid substitute for a sexual offender registry.

Can't put cameras in the restrooms of the schools. The crimes will take place there.

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But the government has abandoned its plan to submit a bill aimed at creating a new system to block convicted sex offenders from jobs related to children...WHY??

The main objection is one of legal principle - read: the human rights we hold so dear that we fought over the centuries and now that we got it are treating in contempt in the rush to solve problems. Openly blocking convicts whose sentence (that is, punishment deemed proportionate) has ended is a significant violation of his rights. I'm glad some in Japan are, despite the gaiatsu of unprincipled foreigners who lose their shirt over kids, remembering this principle.

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Kazuaki

Its common sense really. Would it be ok for a bank to employ a former bank robber or a bus company to employ a man who has killed people’s whilst drunk driving, just because they have served their time? Of course not, that would be ludicrous.

Its society’s duty to protect its weakest members, particularly the children, the mentally handicapped and the elderly. Those with a record of harming these are deplorable and should never be allowed to be near them without supervision.

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You think it’s ok to have a convicted sex offender babysit one of your kids?

This largely depends on the offense. Some offenses are just stupid, meaningless, persecution by an idiot society.....like the guy who was 19 with a 17 year old GF who now has to knock on doors to report that he is a sex offender. Its not only moronic, its evil.

Its also weird. I would much rather have a murderer registry, or violent offender registry. But all people seem to be able to think about is sex, sex, sex!

People love and crave sex. That is why people without a record are just as much of a risk as those without. I will say it again....repeat offenders are the rarest for sex offenses. You are just over-reacting to what you know about some people whlle completing ignoring what you don't know others....despite the fact that so many are sexually desperate.

Reported offences are not the same as actual offences.

Yeah, and that applies to ALL offenses, not just sex offenses. We don't know how many thieves and pot smokers there REALLY are so, what do we do? Body cam for ALL of Orwell's citizens!

Sex crimes are the lowest reported of all offences and are the hardest to convict for.

This is nonsense. You can't know what happened if it was 1) not reported and 2) not investigated and proven.

Yeah, I know there are anonymous polls taken, but they don't ask about stolen umbrellas because that's not what sparks their crotches. What does is asking about sex crime and the most popular one is related to sex with children. Some people just can't go the whole day without thinking about it, and then they come up with these crackpot ideas of putting cameras every where esp in nurseries and schools, no doubt secretly hoping to get a peek at some action.

As for being hard to convict for, yeah, that's because its not just bad stuff laws are trying to prosecute and people are vilifying others for, but also natural and normal behaviors.

I can already see a spate of guys getting caught on camera genuinely trying to help their charges wipe during potty training, only to have child sex obsessed people accuse them of molestation and other nonsense. You think some of these want cameras in the shower rooms and toilet stalls? YOU BET THEY DO! And they are hoping you won't consider that.

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Makes some sense, on the other hand the freaks will now setup those cameras at locations where so far weren't any or were prohibited. If caught they are now safe, simply pointing onto these new rules.

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So many kids sleep with their parents in this country so are they going to set up all-night cams in the bedrooms?

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So many kids sleep with their parents in this country so are they going to set up all-night cams in the bedrooms?

They want to. They really do. It is generally the case that the witch hunters are the worst offenders. Always keep your eye on the man or woman yelling the loudest about "solutions", especially final ones. Note him or her jabbing a pointed finger at people with three fingers pointing back.

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Why not just a simple registery of convicted pedophiles? If not it's pointless exercise.

Unless the real reason of putting cameras everywhere is to follow the movement of the entire population just in case they should do something "wrong".

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@falseflagsteveToday 01:47 pm JST

Its common sense really.

It is a function of law to push back against "common sense" or "playing it safe" where it hurts the rights of individuals. A "common sense" or "play it safe" that finds less purchase in an Anglo-American audience is when "preventive detention" is imposed on suspects. The basic principle behind the two are the same - the suspect / former convict may not necessarily do bad things, but they are an Elevated Risk Group; thus the "safe play" to protect the "weak" in society is to shaft his rights.

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Kazuaki

im not a Yank mate. Nobody asked for a Minority Report kind of scenario did they?

In most countries if you ave committed a child sexual offence you can never work in a place where unsupervised contact with a minor is possible like a school or even Boy Scouts. Good preventative measure that is.

If you don’t care about safety of kiddies than that’s up to you. Don’t interfere with them then nothing to concern you or anyone else.

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They are going to put these cameras in toilets, are they? That is where some got sexually abused at NHK, so it's a good place to start. And who is going to monitor all these cameras?

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""But the government has abandoned its plan to submit a bill aimed at creating a new system to block convicted sex offenders from jobs related to children during the upcoming extraordinary parliament session, said Ayuko Kato, the minister in charge of child policies.""

This is simply unacceptable, makes you think who ever is in charge doesn't want

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That could be a big problem because the homes in Japan are so small and kids still take baths and sleep with their parents. That means any parent could be labeled that way if they are still sleeping or bathing with their kids. I have a Japanese friend his daughter is 10 years old and he says he still showers with her. He had no problem with it, I didn't say anything but I was thinking that is so F**king crazy.

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@falseflagsteveOct. 17 05:50 pm JST

If you don’t care about safety of kiddies than that’s up to you. Don’t interfere with them then nothing to concern you or anyone else.

I suppose you've only been counting Western countries. One problem with them recently is that they always insist you join their latest fad - be it LGBT or this sudden concern for kids over the principles of the justice system.

I'd also suggest you don't care about the safety of kiddies that much, just as anti-abortionists don't really care about unborn babies. The extent of both your concerns is that you pay absolutely nothing. It not only implies you have zero concern about the very valid concerns of the other side - be it the right of someone to restore his life after serving his sentence or female autonomy - but it also implies you only care about what you preach if it is free for you.

I'd suggest if you must impose bans and want to show you care, you agree to pay for them. I don't know how much is the correct amount for a woman being forced to take and birth a baby she doesn't want, but the amount for this scenario is easy - the government will hand him social welfare, NOT at the bare subsistent rate, but at the rate a teacher would have made. That's the minimal price you should be willing to pay for banning someone elses' right to work.

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masterblaster

how is it stupid? its simple, put a camera outside of the bathroom so you can catch people entering. children should be safe at all time.

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also its funny to the people who down voted my original comment. i wonder why? you don't want to keep kids safe, its like sending them into the world not knowing who is helping them.... to those who down voted, you're a little sus XD

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finally richOct. 17  10:54 am JST

toxic masculinity

please refrain from using these little terms twisted by the left, there is nothing wrong about being a caring father, the breadwinner and protector of the family, there is no "toxic masculinity" just toxic people

There are females just as guilty of sex offenses on children. There was a babysitter in my home state who did that on a baby girl, posted it online to her BF (he turned it in to the cops). She is now serving 17 years in the pokey and is registered as a sex offender for life. 'Toxic femineity'? No! TOXIC.

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I can’t understand the logic of people being against a sex offender registry. Without it pedophiles will continue jumping from one job to another after arrests or convictions.

Some people are more concerned about the employment prospects of a convicted offender than they are about the lifelong suffering of a sexual abuse victim.

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@Paustovsky

Child molesters are much less likely to go after kids whose fathers are perceived to be a threat. 

So if you're a dad, put that toxic masculinity on full display!

What a ridiculous idea. 

The special units of the world’s prisons are full with sons of toxic men.

I think you missed the point. I said that children are less likely to be victims of child molesters if their fathers are perceived to be threatening. I didn't say that children of threatening men are more likely to end up in prison...

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