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Glad they got the p.o.s watched the clips on the news last week guys unstable to say the least. Please ban him from driving for life at the least jpolice.

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Several cases of reckless driving were recorded but the possibility is high that Mr Miyazaki committed other crimes.

The incident in Ibaraki where the victim was punched multiple times in the face was particularly despicable.

He deserves a massive fine and jail time...

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I suspect he is on drugs.

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"...owns a condominium building he took over from a relative"

He got the building from his mother; he is a slumlord, and thinks nothing of stepping on people he deems lesser than himself. He shoved all his tenants' bicycles aside so that he could park his Mercedes in the bike parking area.

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I happened to watch a "wide-show" story on this incident, and the list of laws he broke both regarding the assault and the road laws is quite long, there were something like 15 different laws that he broke, each with hefty fines and jail terms, if added together, would put him away for quite a long time!

The woman he was riding with is also culpable as a party to the crimes as well, and she was also caught on camera attempting to open the back door of the car, for what ever reason, and as an accomplice to the assault, she was also recorded as taking video of the assault as well.

Hopefully this will get the cops more proactive in dealing with idiots like this!

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This incident further makes me glad that I have a dashcam in my car.

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Jp TV is talking about this every day like Carlos Ghosn case.

The video was shocking, but this is just a case btwn 2 drivers and is not worth being top news like this.

How peaceful Japan is!

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Police said Miyazaki had resisted arrest when they apprehended him on a street in Osaka, saying, "Let me turn myself in."

And just like that, he quickly went from a street thug to his tail between his legs whimpering for forgiveness.

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Love how they pixelate the fact that he's handcuffed. Who'd have thunk that a guy arrested and arriving at a police station might be wearing handcuffs?

17 ( +17 / -0 )

The pixilated handcuffs. Like porn I guess you are left to imagin what they could be? The man child has some serious issues, being spoilt being probably no1. He is Intilteled to some time out in a small space. And a vigorous spanking.

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but this is just a case btwn 2 drivers

I totally disagree. There are two other recordings of him trying to run cars off the road on July 23rd. There was also an incident where he crashed his car into a truck in June and the trucker has reported that he acted violently in that case too. He did this reckless driving on national highways with thousands of other cars on them. It’s certainly not a case between two drivers.

I wonder how many other times he did the same thing but there wasn’t dash cam evidence?

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What did the 24 year old driver who was assaulted do to provoke such a reaction?

He had his window down. The guy stopped his car and stormed towards the other car. In that situation, the most natural thing to do would be to try to close the windows.

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Tough guy now trying to hide his face. Chicken a-hole. Folks, some advice. If you see a situation like this developing, roll up your windows and lock all the doors. Driver - get the heck out of there and head straight for the nearest police station or koban and passengers call the police and get the a-hole's license plate number, and start the recording. You're not powerless from these predators.

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Sayonara baby....the roads are little bit safer now.

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They caught him? Wow, thats great news. My blood boiled when I saw that chibi little chinpira hopping out of his rental bmw in the MIDDLE of the highway to punch that poor guy a couple of times. aggressive little *a.

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Dude is a complefe douche bag that has no business in a car on the road. Hope they lock him up for a long time.

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He needs some time away. Would only have been a matter of time before there was something much worse being reported on so I'm glad the cops have got him.

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I've said many times in the past, road rage is a real problem in Japan. I've seen and had quite a few incidents over the years. I had one nutter chase and break-check me for blasting him with the horn after he cut in front of me nearly causing a huge accident. This went on for 3 or 4 klms on a major arterial route during the morning peak hour. He was driving a black Toyota Crown (no surprise). He eventually stopped in front of me with his car blocking two lanes. He got out of his car and was screaming at me to get out my car. I just laughed at him and pointed at my dash cam. He looked at the cam, screamed more garbage at the camera, got back in his wanna-be mafia staff car and drove off. But, here's the real kick in the balls. I took the footage to my local cop shop. The two cops looked at it, looked at me and said, "Daijabu! Shaganai!" (It's ok, that's life!) Seriously! That is what they said. I told them I wanted to make a criminal complaint about this loon's reckless driving and they were not interested in doing anything about it. They then started interrogating me. Requesting my licence, where I lived, who I worked for, how long I've lived in Japan, wanting to see my resident's card and really gave me the 'troublesome foreigner' treatment. I was there to report a dangerous and serious road rage incident, but I got treated like the criminal. TIJ!

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Papi, the BMW wasn't rented; it was a loaner to replace the Porsche Cayenne Turbo (smashed in another AORI UNTEN incident) while that car was being repaired...

"Chinpira" -- a perfect description!

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I've said many times in the past, road rage is a real problem in Japan.

Well, it's a real problem in the world. And there are definitely some nutters in Japan - I had a guy stop in front of my wife and I on the bypass a year or two ago.

That said, one thing that has amazed me about Japanese drivers is how little road rage there is among the common drivers. Driving with friends overseas, people yelling at others and honking is quite common (I myself was guilty). In my experience, Japanese people generally don't get so aggressive when driving.

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Strangerland, i totally agree. Of course there is some aggression here or there, but most drivers happily wait while someone is double parked or blocking the road (where i am from the whole line of waiting cars would be on their horns).

Having said that, i think its time to invest in a dash cam.

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If Fumio Miyazak is judged to be guilty of the assault, road rage, then Fumio Miyaza has to face the consequences, possible prison time, victim compensation, forfeiture of his driving licence.

Could it Fumio Miyazak is a repeat offender having profound anger management issues.

I find the head in hands cowardly.

I have mild mannered friends that turn into borderline ben hur's when positioned behind a steering wheel. Jeckll and Hyde stuff.

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Road rage is bad enough on the streets. But, it boggles the mind how someone can stop on an expressway to act out their baboon-like male posturing.

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Good job NPA. Well done.

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Why did it take so long to find him? The dashcam footage must have recorded the registration number-plate of this @rse's car, and from that the rozzers could have run it through their system and pulled up an ID within seconds. If it was a rental, the rentacar joint would have had his records.

We've had the same footage on the news every morning for at least five days now. I don't understand the delay. If I'd been driving like that, they'd have copped me a lot faster, I suspect.

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I saw the video. He made full right arm punches to the jaw of a helpless seated young guy. Attempted murder would be appropriate.

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Yea, ironically, this rose to make their wanted list..?

I never knew Japan had such a thing...

I know this guy is a piece of work and belongs behind bars, but as others have mentioned, this is being treated like he was the accomplice to the Osaka arson attack... Seriously..?

And one thing to add, who on earth rolls their window down and stops on a highway for some crazy guy..?

You do that in the states, and you're dead... The last thing you would ever do is let some crazy guy attempt to stop you on a busy highway... I mean, you guys really need to learn to put this pride away, let discretion be the better part of valor... He's crazy, drive away..

Lesson of common sense... When some crazy guy spends two hours following, chasing, trying to force you off the highway, as soon as he gets out of his car, Drive away, find the first police station.... If he had a gun or knife, this guy would probably be dead...

A few years ago, a convenience store clerk, chased after a guy that stole a 6-pack of beer, the clerk, a young 20 something university student, with his whole life ahead of him, stabbed to death, by some thug, that he never should have been chasing after for a 800 yen worth of beer... Not worth it....

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Why did it take so long to find him? 

The woman was hiding him in an apartment that was registered under a different name. The cops arrested him when he returned to his condo to collect some belongings.

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Look at this absolute coward covering his face like he's the victim here. I hope he gets 10 years in prison, and his properties confiscated to pay for lawsuits. Sounds like there are ample witnesses the man is a menace.

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DisillusionedToday  08:40 am JST

I took the footage to my local cop shop. The two cops looked at it, looked at me and said, "Daijabu! Shaganai!" (It's ok, that's life!) Seriously! That is what they said. I told them I wanted to make a criminal complaint about this loon's reckless driving and they were not interested in doing anything about it. They then started interrogating me. Requesting my licence, where I lived, who I worked for, how long I've lived in Japan, wanting to see my resident's card and really gave me the 'troublesome foreigner' treatment. I was there to report a dangerous and serious road rage incident, but I got treated like the criminal. TIJ!

I've made a report in person to the police before too, except it was for a truck driver who deliberately tried to swerve very close to me to scare me while I was on a bicycle. I had photos of the truck driver and his number plate and showed an officer and told him I was fearful of my life, he was quite nice and concerned and took all the details of the incident (it happened right outside the Koban actually).

My experience is quite different and I wasn't enraged or anything, just wanted to make a report and get going to work again. I wasn't treated like a criminal nor dealt with flippantly. It's all in the way you come across to them. If you were genuinely scared for your life they will react differently.

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Lesson of common sense... When some crazy guy spends two hours following, chasing, trying to force you off the highway, as soon as he gets out of his car, Drive away, find the first police station.... If he had a gun or knife, this guy would probably be dead...

A few years ago, a convenience store clerk, chased after a guy that stole a 6-pack of beer, the clerk, a young 20 something university student, with his whole life ahead of him, stabbed to death, by some thug, that he never should have been chasing after for a 800 yen worth of beer... Not worth it....

In the case like this, you maybe right, but in your last case, I am not sure as that would make society where people tend to turn blind eye toward crimes under your nose.

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That guy is lucky he did these things in Japan. If he stopped a vehicle on the expressway in America and walked over and started punching someone through their car window he could easily been shot dead. And it would have been his own fault !!

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Carl N Jpn Gcjp: "If he stopped a vehicle on the expressway in America and walked over and started punching someone through their car window he could easily been shot dead."

Sounds like you'Re proud of that instead of being ashamed, which you should be. Do you think shooting someone dead is the preferred method of dealing with people you disagree with?

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I don't normally go for simple narratives but this really does sound like a spoilt brat messing things up for everyone else.

Hopefully some time in prison and a lifetime driving ban will teach him some humility. The roads are dangerous enough already without spoilt brats (insert much stronger word) with vendettas.

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@Strangerland - Driving with friends overseas, people yelling at others and honking is quite common (I myself was guilty). 

That's quite a generalisation. Does this mean that anywhere overseas is bad? I drove 1600klm on the east coast of Australia last week and did not see one road rage incident. In fact, the drivers were courteous and law abiding, sticking to speed limits, stopping at signals, staying in the left lane unless overtaking, not using cell phones, giving way to cyclists, etc. Very different to what I see on the roads in Japan. Perhaps you should not generalise so much. It is quite naive.

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That's strange to see what the media in Japan (on tv) has shown this kind of no-life guy (and that lady) not cleared in vision, many times with mosaic. And days passed to completely show their faces. Bad guys like him of anti-social behaviors should be shown from the first day who is that guy (and them) to everybody know how dangerous situation was that. He should be punished in jail the whole life, if not, never to permit driver's license, passport, or any official document to guys like him. There are many drivers I can see here in Kyushu.

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Sounds like an entitled jerk. Wonder how he got that building from his relative.

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Just watched the videos and wow. This goes way beyond just taking his license away, this guy needs to spend some serious time behind bars.

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This guy is a psycho. It's not just his road rage.

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Driver - get the heck out of there and head straight for the nearest police station or koban

Not really easy though when the car is blocking yours and you may be in unfamiliar territory. Where I come from, highways have exits every 1-2 kilometers. Japan highways seem like a long ways between exits. If you got past this guy, no doubt he would have kept coming without any means of escape.

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@Disillusioned

During Obon I drove over 1000 kms and witnessed some reckless driving by a minority of drivers.

Tailgating is particularly a problem, as well as some drivers doing double the speed limit!

I did not see a single patrol car the whole time nor anyone stopped by the side of the road.

I did see 3-4 cops checking licenses at an entrance to a highway but not much else.

In your case,I would have a lawyer submit an official complaint on your behalf along with a copy of the footage.

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Sounds like you'Re proud of that instead of being ashamed, which you should be. Do you think shooting someone dead is the preferred method of dealing with people you disagree with?

I don't know about you. If it were me in a car being punched by a stupid buy on rage, I would do everything I can to protect myself and those in my car with me. I would at least punch the guy back. Sounds like you prefer to just stand there and take the punches. I would not. I sincerely doubt that that road rage suspect would be one that can be reasoned with.

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That's quite a generalisation. Does this mean that anywhere overseas is bad?

Fair question.

Perhaps you should not generalise so much. It is quite naive.

Agreed, especially for a poster that takes others to task for generalizing.

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This guy has a serious case of over entitlement and possible schizophrenia.

Born to a rich family, inherited real estate from his grandfather, quit a trading company after one year without sealing a single deal saying I’m gonna be a big shot. Acquaintances described him as having a short temper, but acted apologetic when confronted, he also often said “I can’t go to certain places because dangerous people are chasing me.” Neighbors said there was often shouting and loud noises coming from his house late at night. He has 4 prior arrests for assault and illegal confinement of a woman and in a separate incident, a taxi driver.

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Alexandre T. IshiiToday  10:56 am JST

“That's strange to see what the media in Japan (on tv) has shown this kind of no-life guy (and that lady) not cleared in vision, many times with mosaic. And days passed to completely show their faces.”

Japanese media routinely blurs faces of alleged suspects on videos submitted by viewers or other sources until the police have either arrested them or put them on the wanted list. The minute Miyazaki went on the wanted list, the blurring was removed.

np completeToday  09:40 am JST

“Yea, ironically, this rose to make their wanted list..?

I never knew Japan had such a thing...”

Why would you think Japan wouldn’t have a wanted list? If you’ve ever been in Japan. what would you think those posters with photos of people wanted for murder and the like that are seen at every police box, train station, etc would be if not people on a wanted list?

I’m glad they arrested this piece of work quicker rather than later and hope he is put away in prison or a mental institution for the extent the laws allow. I suspect serious mental problems and/or drugs are involved.

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thepersoniamnow

It really depends on how you present your case, but cops would not ignore video evidence. I have a friend in the US Navy who had his car dented by another car opening its doors. The cops negotiated the release of security camera footage from a 711 and tracked down the car. Within a week the Police facilitated a negotiation for damage payments with the other driver.

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expatToday  11:29 am JST

“Sounds like an entitled jerk. Wonder how he got that building from his relative.”

It was his mother’s. I’m not sure if she died and left it to him or was still alive and just turned it over to him.

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Beerdeliveryguy

Cmon man, you’re agreeing with me.

In my comments, I highly dispute disillusions story where he is almost killed and the cops chose to be racist instead. I find that a little ridiculous, and a little too close to his usual comments.

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Good! But the way cops deal with things in this place, I was really worried the cops might somehow make a case against the victim punched, as he loose the break pedal and hit the car in front while being assaulted. As everyone knows, if you rear end another vehicle here you are the culprit, no matter the circunstances. Hope it won't be the case this time.

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Is he playing "peek a boo?" That's cute, I sometimes do that with my 1 year old son.

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The DMV needs to sign this guy up. Make posters and videos of him.

"How NOT to drive on the road."

"Road Rage!"

"Blood flows red on the highway!"

"10 easy steps on how to go to jail."

"Spoiled Manchildren"

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Who's this woman in the videos taking videos of the victims? It's like they are in a road rage video scavenger hunt. They get points by getting involved in various incidents.

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Mosaic has no place in society! I say no to mosaic! Nomosaic! Mosaic has ruined many a picture and video for me in Japan. Ruined my enjoyment for things.

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I happened to watch a "wide-show" story on this incident, and the list of laws he broke both regarding the assault and the road laws is quite long, there were something like 15 different laws that he broke, each with hefty fines and jail terms, if added together, would put him away for quite a long time!

"...Improperly disposing of an auto body..."

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I drove 1600klm on the east coast of Australia last week and did not see one road rage incident.

Perhaps you see in Japan what you want to see and ignore in Australia what you want to ignore. I read the Sydney Morning Herald on a daily basis. Road rage stories are not uncommon. Reddit has a subreddit dedicated to road rage stories. Incidents from Australia figure prominently in it.

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Tailgating is particularly a problem, as well as some drivers doing double the speed limit!

Tailgating is very dangerous, but the speed limits in Japan are so absurdly low that they are ignored. They should be revised to something realistic and then enforced.

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Perhaps you see in Japan what you want to see and ignore in Australia what you want to ignore. I read the Sydney Morning Herald on a daily basis. Road rage stories are not uncommon. Reddit has a subreddit dedicated to road rage stories. Incidents from Australia figure prominently in it.

Agree. Just about everyone in Australia would have at least one road rage story. My wife was tailgated and followed for half an hour by a fist waving driver until she drove to a police station. A friend suffered exactly the same physical attack as the guy in the story, punched repeatedly through an open window. He needed hospital treatment. Drivers cutting in, getting a honk from the horn, getting out at the next traffic lights and wanting to go on with it. People being followed home and attacked as soon as they get out of the car. Story after story.

Problem in Japan, problem all over the world.

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Local residents said he had previously been involved in altercations with neighbors.

He's got form then. A violent thug who should get a lengthy custodial sentence and his licence revoked when he gets out.

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I was impressed by his disguise. A baseball cap and a surgical mask... yep, brilliant. Completely inconspicious now. His girlfriend went one step further with that giant muffler... she looked like an ISIS bride, and that in mid summer.

I hope the cops throw the book at both of them.

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"tough" guy needing a lesson. there,s many out there. ridiculous.

lots of respect to the victim that had to endure this nonsense.

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If what are reported true, I would take what his old friends or his ex-colleagues described him.

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@disillusioned, that's quite a tale, must have been really annoying to have given the cops clear evidence of an offence only for them to turn it back on you.

I've had a few incidents here in the last decade or so. I had a Yak tailgate me at 120km on the Chuo, then overtake me and slam on his anchors. He then got out and approached my car as the traffic whizzed past, turning back when he saw several burly foreigners in my back seat. No idea why he was so miffed. Could have killed us all to death.

That said, I think road rage incidents in Japan are relatively rare considering how often incidents arise where it might be expected. There have been many times where I've been ready to kick off but have thought better of it because of where I am.

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ClippetyClop, either different area and officer can lead to different treatment, not all officer willing to make report and follow that up. That's why there are cases like Disillusioned, those cases are exist.

For example there are many stalking cases not being formally reported, since they are being discouraged to fill formal report. That's why you can find some stalking cases in Japan become really serious even their victim already reported several times.

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ClippetyClop

Its only one of Disillusioned many tales.

But they all end with Japan and the USA being bad, and Europe being so much better.

zzzzz

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Am I seeing that video correctly in that the passenger rolled down his window? I would keep mine up.

The guy arrested is clearly unhinged, and the girlfriend should be prosecuted as an accessory to a crime.

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Sorry, re post above..think I pulled up the wrong video, not sure.

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thepersoniamnow

Ah well, I do love a good tale and can forgive any man as long as he is interesting or funny, preferably both.

Anyway, where is this video everyone is referring to?

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Perhaps you see in Japan what you want to see

Yep. Little perspective since anecdotal details are allowed.

Fortunately, this incident did not result in fatalities. Despite that, pretty much every news media and wide shows carried this incident for three days including details of the suspect's personal background.

Everywhere else around the world, this is a local news issue at best or simply tallied on shows like 'Caught on Tape".

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Miyazaki and his mrs are a proper couple of weirdos! The national response does seem rather over the top given the crime but i'm actually really please they're being made an example of. Blocking a motorway like that is extremely dangerous and has already lead to deaths in this country, they both need to do time.

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They both need to do time, and he needs his drivers license confiscated. Let him road rage on a bicycle. He clearly is not mentally fit to drive motor vehicles.

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Let him road rage on a bicycle.

Perhaps better to send him to some anger management group.

If it is just for him to start punching other cyclists instead of other car drivers, I do not really see the point.

I saw a "road rage" guy in a station once : a guy started following and shooting at another guy because he went past him. No bumping, blocking way or anything, he just walked faster.

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can anyone post a link on this crime

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Flute:

Agree, he will still be an a-hole on a bicyle or on foot, but he can do a LOT more damage at the wheel of a BMW SUV. That is why I said take his license.

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A scumbag. A bully behind the wheel and in life.

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A piece of crap! Glad he was arrested, just couldn’t believe the video, felt bad for the kid, he definitely didn’t deserve that. Personally, I would never allow anyone to get close to me and get a drop on me, would never happen.

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The average civil suit damage payment for assault is 400,000~1,000,000 yen per hit. This guy was punched five times, resulting in broken teeth, and cuts in the mouth that will require three weeks to heal. I say he should empty Miyazaki’s (who is reportedly in debt) bank account.

In other evidence of Miyazaki’s mental instability, it was reported in the incident with the taxi driver, that he forced the taxi driver to drive him around Sakai, Osaka for twelve hours, including 12 laps around America-Mura while he counted and timed the laps, all the while shouting “Don’t Stop they’ll kill me!” and “My associates will kill you if stop!” to the driver. The driver was unable to even go to the bathroom as Miyazaki would get violent. After Miyazaki’s arrest for illegal confinement, he settled out of court for an unreported sum.

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@showchinmono

In the case like this, you maybe right, but in your last case, I am not sure as that would make society where people tend to turn blind eye toward crimes under your nose.

No one said anything about turning a blind eye, that's what the police are for...

Last I checked, the JP police were so busy, they were standing outside of Koban's giving out directions, and hassling Obasan's and Ojisan's on mamachari's...

I don't know which incident you're referring to, but you can tell that young mother who's son was killed by a 2-bit thug / crazy guy, it was all because he stole 1000 yen worth of beer... Not worth it in ANY book.

This is the kind of bravado spoken by people that have never experienced war, violence or any kind of real dangerous situations talk like...

Don't take the law into your own hands over material goods... Do the right thing, Call the police!

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