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Man's 18-year sentence upheld for 2017 Japan highway road rage deaths

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If you’ve ever encountered one of these freaks and I have then you know this sentence is too light. Feel so sorry for the children.

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no tolerance for road rage.

I experienced road rage while driving into Sapporo years ago. It was a Yakuza guy and he did not like that I was doing just over the speed limit (you are expedited to go at least 20–30 kmph over the speed limit in Japan).

He nearly cut us off than stopped in the middle of the highway in front of us. He got out and marched towards us yelling and my wife was going, 'he's Yakuza! he's Yakuza!; and I yelled back to him in Japanese, 'What's your problem!?? He noticed I was a non-Japanese challenging him, so he got back in his car and drove off.

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18 years is too light for the psychopath. Destroyed an entire family in 1 selfish moment.

the punishment should fit the crime, and in this case at least 30 years.

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The article failed to mentioned he threatened the judge upon getting his appeal rejected today. "Wait until I get out"

Most japanese in the comments were asking for the death penalty or life in prison.

I was just so relieved when I found out I'm not the only one who noticed a pattern in a certain physical feature and behaviour, many japanese think exactly the same.

Just look at the guy's picture and see if you notice something in common with most jerks you had to put up with in this place.

90% of the bosozoku have exactly the same feature.

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road rage incident that killed a couple and injured their two children and caused an outcry that led to tougher punishment of dangerous driving.

Because of this incident, those two children now become orphan. Should've been life in prison not only 18 years.

Ishibashi was enraged after being warned by Hagiyama about the way he had parked his car in an expressway parking area just before the incident

Should just stay quiet, let rest area security handle this, otherwise all family can stay together alive.

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The incident began when the road-rager parked his car in front of the toilets at the service area, for the convenience of himself and his girlfriend. The (now deceased) victim happened along, and cautioned him not to park in the No Parking zone... Now he has declared that he is "going to wait 18 years for the judge", but is the girlfriend going to wait?

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I wish this animal had of received a longer term on appeal. His violent, aggressive actions orphaned two young girls. Now he is threatening the judge.

I hope the animal expires soon in prison. What a great day that would be for all.

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For having had the temerity to return to court appealing against his sentencing, the judge should have doubled it - can't imagine anyone would be complaining, this sentence was far too light for the seriousness of the crime.

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Should've had another 18 years slapped on for threatening the judge. This guy's a full-on thug.

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Just look at the guy's picture and see if you notice something in common with most jerks you had to put up with in this place.

The guy is ugly as sin, but.....little hint?

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The rope was invented for such psychos. He should have never be allowed back among us. 18 is far too light.

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I’ve met intentional dangerous drivers and am glad that the law has been reformed (at last) to provide a deterrent.

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If its true and he threatened a judge saying "Wait till I get out" if I was the judge I would have tacked on more sentence time the maximum that could have been given for such an offense for making a verbal threat towards the court/judge.

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forcing the car of Yoshihisa Hagiyama, 45, and his family to stop on the passing lane of the Tomei Expressway in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, on June 5, 2017, where it was rear-ended by a truck.

Terrible horrible, and hellish.

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Absolute mutt! The fact he appealed shows he has zero remorse! The sentence should have been increased!

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 Ishibashi was enraged after being warned by Hagiyama about the way he had parked his car in an expressway parking area.

Remember cant just warn them types IN Japan!...but...

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@Tom,

I experienced road rage while driving into Sapporo years ago.

Many murderous in a vehicle protected, on those roads, Ive seen such too.

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"Should just stay quiet, let rest area security handle this, otherwise all family can stay together alive."

Yeah in rome do as the romans do. I will take that advice to heart. as they say ...this is japan!

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them oldies can get U too.

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"Should just stay quiet, let rest area security handle this, otherwise all family can stay together alive."

Yeah in rome do as the romans do. I will take that advice to heart. as they say ...this is japan!

This is the transcript of the events, the victim shouted to the killer "jama da, boke!", it's a verbal manifestation of deep disgust upon witnessing such a selfish act (of stopping your car causing nuisance to pedestrians and start smoking outside as if its nothing) but as you said, this is Japan, I'd just ignore and go on with my family, not in fear of someone coming to kill me, but of the legal consequences after the japanese man provokes a fight and the minute you touch him, they use the police against you as they always seem to do.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/special/jiken_kisha/kishanote/kishanote48/

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Doesn't matter if they hit you first in Japan the Japanese police will always side with the Japanese person. Best just avoid fighting in Japan as even if you win you lose

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The sentence should have been doubled.

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