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Man robbed while waiting in car as wife shops in Aichi

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A 47-year-old man was robbed by two men as he was waiting in his car with his daughter, while his wife was shopping, in Hekinan City, Aichi Prefecture, police said Monday.

Police said the robbery occurred at around 2:20 p.m. Sunday in the parking area of a Brazilian food store, broadcaster NTV reported. The man told police two men approached his car. One yanked open the car door and threatened him with a hammer. He demanded money and the man gave him 63,000 yen. The two thieves then fled.

Neither the man, nor his daughter who was in the back seat, were injured, police said.

Police said the victim told them the two thieves appeared to be in their 20s and seemed to be foreigners.

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Police said the victim told them the two thieves appeared to be in their 20s and seemed to be foreigners.

Thieves, Aichi  in the parking area of a Brazilian food store, Can anyone guess where those foreigners come from?

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sakurasukiToday  07:14 am JST

Police said the victim told them the two thieves appeared to be in their 20s and seemed to be foreigners.

Thieves, Aichi in the parking area of a Brazilian food store, Can anyone guess where those foreigners come from?

Again making judgement! Is it not possible that it was 2 men from another foreign country that simply picked that shop to rob someone? JT should remove the word Brazilian from this story, it implicates a race when it may not be the case.

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He did the right thing to give them the money without a fight. It's only money at the end of the day and hopefully these scumbags will get caught by police!

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The man told police two men approached his car. 

that’s when you turn the engine on, and start aiming for the targets

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Shogun 36. Yeah, that’s what you do when you want to be arrested for attempted murder.

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What would have happened if he didn’t have the cash on him? I usually never have more than 2,000 yen on me at any given time.

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> AlongfortherideToday  09:09 am JST

sakurasukiToday  07:14 am JST

Police said the victim told them the two thieves appeared to be in their 20s and seemed to be foreigners.

Thieves, Aichi in the parking area of a Brazilian food store, Can anyone guess where those foreigners come from?

Again making judgement! Is it not possible that it was 2 men from another foreign country that simply picked that shop to rob someone? JT should remove the word Brazilian from this story, it implicates a race when it may not be the case.

JT and other news organisations in Japan often highlight the nationality or ethnicity of crime suspects, potentially contributing to sensationalism and the perpetuation of stereotypes in pursuit of attention and clicks.

This emphasis stems mainly from cultural biases and confirmation bias, reinforcing preconceptions about foreigners and their supposed propensity for crime. By distinguishing suspects from the majority population, such reporting fuels narratives of division and xenophobia.

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Gaijinland, it’s possible they would have accepted payment through a debit or credit card. If they had remembered their card reader.

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Robbed in broad daylight, in an extremely public place? In Japan? Seriously? Something smells Jussie Smollett about that story.

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Can anyone guess where those foreigners come from?

Well, the Brazilian supermarkets I go to in Mie and Aichi also sells Vietnamese, Filipino and South American products.

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He should of put up a fight.

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Even when parked and just waiting in your car always keep your doors locked.

Nothing wrong with making a judgement on their nationalities. That's what police do all the time. It's called investigating. That's how police rule out suspects.

The problem isn't with the initial judgment. The problem is when despite contrary evidence you stick to your judgement. That is the problem.

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Of course it was Aichi. Place is the new Yamaguchi in the 80s-90s at this rate

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He should have put up a fight

Really? With his daughter in the back seat of the car? I don’t think that would be a good idea.

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I have mixed feelings about the specification of “Brazilian food store” and of “seemed to be foreigners”. On one hand, yes, it does seem obvious indications are being made. However, I often wish western media would be more like this and indicate the perpetrators more clearly. In the west, they are so afraid of being accused of racial profiling. Readers are left to make their own conclusions.

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CoreyToday  05:01 pm JST

I have mixed feelings about the specification of “Brazilian food store” and of “seemed to be foreigners”. On one hand, yes, it does seem obvious indications are being made. However, I often wish western media would be more like this and indicate the perpetrators more clearly. In the west, they are so afraid of being accused of racial profiling. Readers are left to make their own conclusions.

I don't think the media should be reporting it at all until they actually know the truth rather than promoting unnecessary racism.

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AlongfortherideToday  05:28 pm JST

CoreyToday  05:01 pm JST

I have mixed feelings about the specification of “Brazilian food store” and of “seemed to be foreigners”. On one hand, yes, it does seem obvious indications are being made. However, I often wish western media would be more like this and indicate the perpetrators more clearly. In the west, they are so afraid of being accused of racial profiling. Readers are left to make their own conclusions.

I don't think the media should be reporting it at all until they actually know the truth rather than promoting unnecessary racism.'

Yes, I think Japan is still a bit behind in recognising the damage such profiling and stereotypes can cause, as we have seen in the recent court case against J-police.

Japan needs to shed certain harmful stereotypes (that are not exclusive to Japan of course) especially the one that foreigners are more likely to commit crime.

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CoreyToday  05:01 pm JST

I have mixed feelings about the specification of “Brazilian food store” and of “seemed to be foreigners”. On one hand, yes, it does seem obvious indications are being made. However, I often wish western media would be more like this and indicate the perpetrators more clearly. In the west, they are so afraid of being accused of racial profiling. Readers are left to make their own conclusions

What is the significance of the ethnic background or nationality of the suspects? Serious question.

It is almost always entirely insignificant.

Step back and consider how profiling and negative stereotypes about your ethnicity and/or nationality might affect your relationships and position in Japanese society.

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DOEL HARRY

He should of put up a fight.

A. There were two of them.

B. They had a weapon.

C. His toddler was with him

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Thieves, Aichi in the parking area of a Brazilian food store, Can anyone guess where those foreigners come from?

My guess is: Aichi.

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JT should remove the word Brazilian from this story, it implicates a race when it may not be the case.

"Brazilian" is not a race. It is a nationality.

Hopefully the police catch the two scum. This ordeal must have been terrifying for the poor dad and daughter.

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Again making judgement! Is it not possible that it was 2 men from another foreign country that simply picked that shop to rob someone? JT should remove the word Brazilian from this story, it implicates a race when it may not be the case.

Why wouldn't you report the location? It's important for a number of reasons, first and foremost, people should be aware of where crimes were committed so they can BE MORE AWARE and look out for their safety and the safety of their family.

And it does not implicate a race. However, any police officer worth his salt would start asking local Brazilians if they knew anything. It's not racist to follow the most logical steps.

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Ok the thieves asked for money. My question is what if he said "I Don't Have Money"! If he put up a fight perhaps he gets injured with his daughter witnessing. If he says he doesn't have money then what, do they hit him with the hammer? The out come is, WHAT IF? I would have simply said "I Don't Have Money". Perhaps the two thieves would have did the same after coming up empty and that is runaway!! How did they know he had money?

He demanded money and the man gave him 63,000 yen. The two thieves then fled.

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JT and other news organisations in Japan often highlight the nationality or ethnicity of crime suspects, potentially contributing to sensationalism and the perpetuation of stereotypes in pursuit of attention and clicks.

The "suspects" are foreigners NOT Brazilians! Don't judge.

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Catch and deport..

Catch and deport..

Catch and deport..

Criminals are not welcome in Japan..

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Hope they caught, tried, condemned and imprisoned, then deported. That could be me waiting for the wife to shop.

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AlongfortherideMay 7  10:19 pm JST

JT and other news organisations in Japan often highlight the nationality or ethnicity of crime suspects, potentially contributing to sensationalism and the perpetuation of stereotypes in pursuit of attention and clicks.

The "suspects" are foreigners NOT Brazilians! Don't judge.

I didn't say 'Brazilians', did I?

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