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Japanese star charged over Taiwan taxi driver assault

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I hope they both spend time in jail. A long time.

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She later said she did not remember the details because she was drunk.

There it is - the usual water-tight alibi...

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Here in Japan the taxi driver would probably be found guilty of something and sent to jail ... much like the guy who defended himself when attacked by a kabuki star ... and ended up serving time for fighting back.

Let's see how Makiyo pulls off her "get me out of here" stunt.

Like "gaijinfo" above, hope she sees the inside of the slammer ...

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All of them are guilty. Simple analysis. ....hehehehe

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classy chick!!

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She later said she did not remember the details because she was drunk...........but she remember being chest fondled. LOL This is lame.

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just watched the video, the pair of them are nasty scum.

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The case has stirred anti-Japanese sentiment in Taiwan, .............................................

time to send AKB48 to patch things up.

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Since when did a portfolio of gravure shots qualify as stardom?

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Cultural misunderstanding. Taxi drivers here in Japan do not force their passengers to wear seat belts.

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Do we really have to bring up the war because of this incident?

It really does not reflect well on the Taiwanese to do so.

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I guess the I was wasted defense goes down a little differently in Taiwan, thats a good thing!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PhWc6Q78fc

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@Nippon Nation There was no cultural misunderstanding. She lives in Taipei and speaks Mandarin fluently—she understands the culture. It appears to be a simple case of drunken disorderly conduct.

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Unacceptable.

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Nukeprotest... I can't say I disagree. It seems every effing thing is an opportunity for the rest of Asia to bring up the war and protest outside of the consulate office. WTF? What reasonable action can the government of Japan take to adequately respond to these protestors?

Message to the rest of Asia... come up with a new complaint. My eyes grow tired of reading this one.

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Taxi drivers have to put up with so much crap like this. Puke in the car, stinky people, sex acts, beatings and berating, you name it. Poor guy.

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Hi, as an observer in Europe

I think the SINGER is very Wrong because she not just verbally attacked the Taxi driver, she also allowed the body guard to bitten up the Taxi driver who is now vegetable brain damaged broken spines in hospital..

This Japanese Singer thought she could use her fame and money to bully working class people, she really acted very low class character indeed..

Please do not bring the history or past wars conflicts here. What her VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR was not acceptable - no argument

SHE IS GUILTY TO TAKE AWAY THAT TAXI DRIVER'S LIFE - HE IS NOW DISABLE

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The entertainer, who is known just by her first name, claimed that there was an argument after the driver demanded they wear seat belts, during which the driver touched her chest.

I hope this is not true what she's saying. Because if it is true, i can only assume the driver tried to get lucky with his hands thinking these 2 were way too intoxicated to realize. And if he did try to touch her chest and the good stuff, well i guess he would deserve this treatment. But that's only if what she's saying is true.

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“We demand truth, we demand dignity, we demand an apology,” dozens of demonstrators shouted, while delivering a protest letter to a representative for the Japanese side.

What "side" would this be and why do these people target the embassy just because a Japanese national got into trouble? Plenty of sympathy for the driver and hell yes throw the book at this lass and her lacky if they are guilty but easy on the mob rule mentality. What is it with this daft knee jerk reaction to any incident?

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But a prosecutor said that “the plaintiff’s claim that she had no recollection of the situation because she was drunk did not fit the evidence or the testimonies.”

Yup,,,sorry but that only seems to work in Japan...You're in Taiwan...good luck with that!

Singer-actress Makiyo faces a four-year jail term for allegedly being involved in the assault and then trying to cover up her role, they said.

Nice to see that Taiwan has appropriate punishments to fit the crime...lets see if they follow through

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More than likely, the taxi drive attempted to put the seat belt on her. We just need to know what kind of car it was. Some cabs have "cross the chest" seat belts. So he probably just reached back to grab the belt and she was too drunk to realize.

I mean she was drunk but was the guy also? I dont think many men, no matter how perverted they are, would attempt to get lucky like that when the girl is accompanied by a man who may be her bodyguard.

It may become difficult for japanese people to get taxis in Taiwan now.

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Why is this crime missing from the news on Japanese TV?

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Why is this crime missing from the news on Japanese TV?

If I were to guess, it would be because the crime happened in Taiwan and the suspects lived in Taiwan. Do you REALLY want to hear global reports whenever someone of Japanese origin breaks the law in a foreign country?

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The "I was drunk so I don't remember anything" excuse does not work on my missus anymore either.

Times are a changing...

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And if he did try to touch her chest and the good stuff, well i guess he would deserve this treatment.

Wait a minute. I don't like chikans and I always slap them... if I can reach. OK for what you say, if a guy gets a broken tooth or falls, we can say, he asked for it and the girl had to protect herself... But you've seen the video ? Nothing like that. That shows a long beating on that guy, 4 youth against him. Just like the chimpiras that killed a Nepalese in Osaka the other day. They assaulted that man. They are criminals. Drunk or sober. If alcohol transforms you into a beast, don't drink.

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Do you REALLY want to hear global reports whenever someone of Japanese origin breaks the law in a foreign country?

Well it DOES seem newsworthy, doesn't it? Ryo Ishikawa headlines the sports pages every time he finishes 147th in a golf tournament...

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Do you REALLY want to hear global reports whenever someone of Japanese origin breaks the law in a foreign country?

It became very big news in Taiwan and sparkled anti Japanese feelings and outcry so I think it is newsworthy. When there were anti Japanese demonstrations in China, Japanese TV informed us about them.

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"Taxi drivers have to put up with so much crap like this. Puke in the car, stinky people, sex acts, beatings and berating, you name it. Poor guy."

This particular driver yes, but there's no need to overdo the sympathy for Taiwan taxi drivers in general. They're quite often the source rather than the target of trouble. Drivers assaulting female passengers is quite a common occurrence - when I was in Taiwan in the 90s, it was normal practice to conspicuously write down the number of a taxi before letting any female friend go off alone with the driver. Women had been abducted and murdered by taxi drivers, to the point that police used to do set up nighttime roadblocks specifically to check taxi, and a large percentage of taxi drivers had criminal records. There was also a notorious incident where some taxi drivers got into a dispute with each other and thanks to cab radios, the result was a full scale, broad daylight riot between rival gangs of drivers that practically shut down the city while they beat the crap out of each other and smashed up each other's cars.

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1995/08/17/605220809/?s=erupt

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Makiyo's merely a celebrity by exploiting her boobs, cleavage and wild life-style than having actual talent as a 'singer.'

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@akki1

.. a celebrity without "having actual talent as a singer"

You just described 98% of the Japanese music industry.

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@Bogi I quite agree with both your comments very droll. @Nukeprotest Reporting the beating of a man to within an inch of his life by a Japanese IS news, AKB48 advertising Christmas cake or some "tarento" saying she is not dating another "tarento" is not.

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never heard of this chick. i

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