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Teenager handed prison sentence for making explosive substance, gun

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Will this set a precedent of charging minors like adults in other crimes

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Silly boy, doesn't he know guns and drugs are the police and yakuza's business.

Will this set a precedent of charging minors like adults in other crimes

They've been doing it for a while. Wasn't a convicted murderer hanged last year for a crime he committed as a minor?

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Will this set a precedent of charging minors like adults in other crimes

Sounds like he wasn't treated as an adult:

The court handed down what is known as an indeterminate sentence, stating only the minimum and maximum detention periods. Such sentences, only given to minors under the Juvenile Law, take into account a convicted person's age and behavior in prison.

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Teenager makes explosives, a gun and narcotics. Sounds like a very enterprising young man.

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This kid could be the next Elon Musk but is going to be thrown in jail because he made things that were 'scary'.

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Damn, I wasn't done with my thought...

I mean, we discovered a lot of geniuses in the past because they accidentally blew something up or did something dangerous. Now we punish them.

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Thanks for telling us all the name of the explosive precursor. Now anybody can google it and visit the home center, drug store etc. and pop down to the park.

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Thanks for telling us all the name of the explosive precursor. Now anybody can google it and visit the home center, drug store etc. and pop down to the park.

Anybody already could. Security by obscurity is not security.

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Instead of punishment the authorities should impose some kind of permit system including responsibilities. This will do nothing to stop development and advancement of knowledge and experience. We need more imagination in the police department. This country loves licenses. Apply it more openly rather than oppress.

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sensei258 - Will this set a precedent of charging minors like adults in other crimes

3-6 years in prison is hardly an adult penalty for domestic terrorism.

This is is a really stupid thing in Japan. At 18 years old they are old enough to vote, which makes them an adult, but they are not old enough to drink, smoke or be charged in an adult court. It makes me believe, the only reason they changed this law was to give Abe and his cronies a wider scope of naive voters.

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When I was a teenager I was creating explosives and blowing them up for fun, but I would never admit it in public now. Why can't we hear from the kid's side of things?

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He also made a 3D-printed gun around September 2017 and stimulant drugs in August 2018...

Stimulant drugs can be made with a 3d printer?

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"There is a risk of copycat offenders using information easily obtained on the internet." What does this have to do with the initial offenses he was charged with?

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Okay, so hang on... hang on...

The age of adulthood in Japan is now 18, but this guy is a minor. He's being criminally charged, which you can only do with an adult, but his name is being withheld because at 19, he's an adult legally, but still somehow a minor?

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Sounds like a budding entrepreneur or SDF candidate to me!

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Boys will be boys !!

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