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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run arrested at Tokyo immigration bureau

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 19-year-old suspect on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death. The suspect, a male Turkish citizen, was arrested Tuesday at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau in Shinagawa in connection with the hit-and-run death last week of a 69-year-old man in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.

According to police, Miyoshi Nakanishi was hit and killed by a white truck as he crossed a prefectural road at around 9:30 a.m. on Oct 8, Sankei Shimbun reported. The truck kept going. Police said that an analysis of street surveillance camera footage led them to the truck and its driver.

Police said the suspect was at the immigration bureau, completing procedures to leave Japan, when authorities detained him for questioning. They said he has denied being involved in the hit-and-run incident.

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Police said the suspect was at the immigration bureau, completing procedures to leave Japan. They said he has denied being involved in the hit-and-run incident.

More like a foiled hit-and-fly for this Turk. Hopefully, he will mature into a more responsible man.

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The coward thought to escape but could not.

Well done, give them a well deserved immigration treatment, a good time in jail and then deport where he belongs.

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All great comments however, how do we know he was the actual driver and should he not have his day in court before we all say he is guilty? MMMMMmmmmmm?

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If found guilty, lock him up for 10 years, then expel him permanently from Japan. Horrible individual and a coward.

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Normally, when I want to leave the country, I go to the airport, not the immigration bureau.

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Why go to Shinagawa immigration to leave Japan and not to Narita?

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Why go to Shinagawa immigration to leave Japan and not to Narita?

He was probably getting his visa ready. I am not sure if you can do visa's at the airport?

But either way, if he is guilty good on the police for getting him.

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What a coward, I'm glad he got caught. I hope the Immigration Detention Centre gives him the Bangladeshi special, if you know what I mean.

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Normally, when I want to leave the country, I go to the airport, not the immigration bureau.

He might be a refugee with no passport. To travel internationally he would need a refugee travel document (quasi-passport) issued by the immigration bureau.

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Or he was applying for reentry permit?

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TomiToday 09:10 am JST

Why go to Shinagawa immigration to leave Japan and not to Narita

Probably not the sharpest tool in the shed. Still, I want to know if the man was crossing in the crosswalk. I think if he were not then this guy is not primarily at fault.

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Or he was applying for reentry permit?

You can do that at the airport, though.

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I suspect he knew what he had done and was making plans to travel back to Turkey to avoid any trouble.

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@Pukey2

Not unless he is an overstay and doesn't have a proper visa and passport.

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As a minor let’s hope he is treated leniently by the authorities.

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timeon Today 01:01 pm JST

"Or he was applying for reentry permit?"

This was my first thought, too...the 19-year-old perpetrator knew the heat was on, and so his first, instinctive self-preserving reaction was to duck out of the country until the heat died down. Trouble was, Keisatsu and Nyukoku Kanri are communicating with each other, and his passport number was red-flagged at Departure Control...

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Mocheake

Probably not the sharpest tool in the shed. Still, I want to know if the man was crossing in the crosswalk. I think if he were not then this guy is not primarily at fault.

While the tragic accident may not have been 100% his fault, running from the scene is most definitely 100% his fault, and only serves to amplify whatever guilt he may have for the accident itself.

Also, I wonder if the young man even has a valid driver's license. They're difficult and costly to procure, even for natives.

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Running from the scene of an accident is disgraceful, if he did it.

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Police said the suspect was at the immigration bureau, completing procedures to leave Japan, when authorities detained him for questioning…

A real head scratcher!!! Lots of speculation in the above comments about why he was at the Immigration department rather than the airport but with poorly written articles like this which lacks information, we will never know!

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@garypen

They're difficult and costly to procure, even for natives.

They are under 6000 yen if you are a foreigner and do gaimen-kirikae.

The road test is strict, but not hard if you are a good driver.

The thing all drivers must be aware is you are in control and responsible for a 2-3 ton moving piece of steel at all time. Put down your phone.

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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run arrested at Tokyo immigration bureau

WOW all of the posters already convicted this guy. What if he wasn't the driver but just so happened to be a passenger of the truck being driven by someone other than himself. We have a lot of judges posting here today. Let the guy have his day in court, and lets not convict him here.

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If it was an accidental hit and run I don't see the need to run away from the scene he could've at least tried to drive to old guy to the hospital or try to help in someway.

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Shame on him if found guilty.

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19 years old? is he a college student, a worker, a refugee, or what?

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The way foreigners are treated in Japan makes me think that the kid panicked-details of the accident are not given so who knows who was at fault?

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All great comments however, how do we know he was the actual driver and should he not have his day in court before we all say he is guilty? MMMMMmmmmmm?

Absolutely correct. The last sentence of the article states that the suspect (repeat suspect) has denied being involved in this incident. So right now, he is innocent. Within 72 hours he must appear before a (so called) judge. Let's hope the (so called) judge examines the evidence carefully before he is detained for 10 days. (Perhaps tjat is asking too much, the so called judge is a japanese judge).

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"(Perhaps tjat is asking too much, the so called judge is a japanese judge)."

Perhaps he should have never come to Japan, stayed in Turkey where proper Judges are to be found?!

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Perhaps he should have never come to Japan, stayed in Turkey where proper Judges are to be found?!

Perhaps Japanese should never go (come) to Turkey. Well at least Turkey has a proper rule of law.

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Perhaps he should have never come to Japan, stayed in Turkey where proper Judges are to be found?!

All the proper judges were thrown in jail last year by Erdogen.

Well at least Turkey has a proper rule of law.

Yes. What Erdogen says is the law. Anything opposed is a crime.

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Oh, he deserve the immigration if he was aware of what's going on there?

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