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Post office in Saitama Prefecture robbed by man with knife; 2 injured

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What a complete loser, injuring two innocent people so as to get away with such a truly huge haul! What is that, a couple or three days wages?

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people are stressed and many are just out of their comfort zones now so even 50.000cash matters...aftercovid loosing jobs,damaged relationship etc list or reasons may be endless.some people just get really desperate so you have better to watch out.Japan is not "rich and safety" country as we knew from before...

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Early reports are saying "the robber resembled a foreigner"...

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Early reports are saying "the robber resembled a foreigner"...

On this topic of the “robber resembling a foreigner,” I truly hope that this violent crime was not committed by a foreign resident. But the data does show that Kawaguchi is home to the third highest number of foreign residents in Japan by municipality. 

As of 2020, Kawaguchi had nearly 32,000 foreign residents (about 5.3% of total population), and around 20,000 were Chinese nationals. Additionally, an estimated 2,000 Kurdish people live in Kawaguchi and the neighboring city of Warabi, earning the area the nickname “Warabistan” from locals, according to articles in the Asahi and Mainichi newspapers.

As we welcome more immigrants, let’s embrace them with open arms and smiles but also expect our fellow foreign residents to respect the relatively safe society that we’ve all come to relish.

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This country is safe if you deem this incident as part of the safe factor. And I see some do.

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It's one of the safest countries on the planet. A single incident does not change that.

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truly hope that this violent crime was not committed by a foreign resident. 

According to NHK, one witness said the perpetrator appeared to be an Asian foreigner (アジア系の外国人).

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20230216/k10013982391000.html

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What do they expect if indeed it is an 'Asian Foreigner.'

They have to pay tons to come over here,they are treated like 3rd class citizens, have hardly no rights, looked down upon and are often fired once a downturn hits the company they 'train' for.

Think it will start happening more and more.

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It’s the very safety of Japan that attracts opportunistic criminals to the country.

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I expect that the foreigner will be Vietnamese or Chinese. The former tends to act in gangs but target small things, the latter tends to have yuzuka style groupings and target bigger things.

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@Ubesh Its thoughts like this that makes foreigners become targets. Stop spreading ethnically target thoughts

I expect that the foreigner will be Vietnamese or Chinese. The former tends to act in gangs but target small things, the latter tends to have yuzuka style groupings and target bigger things

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