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Man dies after being found collapsed on street in Tokyo


A man in his 20s died Saturday night after being found collapsed on a street in Tokyo, police said Sunday.

According to police, a passerby called 110 at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and said there was a man, bleeding from a head injury, lying on the street in front of an apartment building in Shinjuku Ward, Fuji TV reported. The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Police said the man had no ID or personal belongings on him, adding they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and find out what happened.

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Wonder how long he had been lying there bleeding out while people just walked past him thinking he was just another passed out drunkard.

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Police said the man had no ID or personal belongings on him

Most Asian countries have laws which make it obligatory for all citizens to carry an ID-card with them all the time and nobody has a problem with that. In case of an emergency like this one police in Japan has no idea who this person is and where he is living and whom to contact. ID is only obligatory to carry with you as a foreigner, not for Japanese. Something should be changed, Japanese people should also carry some ID with them he going out.

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No belongings and no ID make me thing he was robbed, but again, this is Japan and that's far from usual.


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There are so many people, young and old who are homeless and live on very small allowances, That's why there are thousands who look to find some coins in vending machines. Many have no shelter where they can escape from harsh winter weather. This is a disgrace for Japan which after all is still one of the richest nations on earth. Solving or at least reducing mass poverty is a subject where PM Kishida should concentrate on.

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Now ,please, give me a little hint, what is so decisively different with his death, if he had an ID with him?

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Drunk, fell over and banged his head. A dishonest person removed his wallet/bag?

In his 20's so unlikely to be a heart attack. Tis the bonenkai season.

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Shame, Too young to die, RIP.

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Ok, that was funny.

No we Japanese don’t have to carry ID, it is a rule for the foreigners and I don’t think this circumstance will change that.

And not having ID isn’t the main problem here. Its death thats the problem ok?

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