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Trade minister Seko's secretary arrested for beating taxi driver

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He could have caused extreme tooth/bone damaged and killed the driver. Punching someone in the head could cause death.

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Oh man, again?

So many angry drunks in japan.

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Some people really shouldn’t drink.....

Of course it’s better that drunks should take a taxi rather than drive themselves, but I feel sorry for the taxi drivers who have to deal with them.

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Did he spend 2 weeks in custody like the Aussie did a couple of weeks ago?

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Must suck being a taxi driver

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In 20+ years in Japan, there's only been one Taxi driver I've been tempted to punch (I was sober), and I got out his cab before the ride even started because he was such an jerk. What is it that Taxi drivers are doing in Japan to make these drunks angry? Asking for the fare?

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SaikoPhysco

I thought the same thing, but of course, thus guy bowed, apologised and all was well.

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Saikophysco Did he spend 2 weeks in custody like the Aussie did a couple of weeks ago?Doesnt matter the law is the law they still have to go to the lockup and go through the system no race card to be played here.

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Please run the followup story to let us know if he was ever even charged.

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Law is the Law depending on what tier of society you are on, that version of the Law being applied. Drunk, violent and employed in a Government job, not far off getting a well paid private sector job...think a bow some cash all forgotten. Just an amusing story for him.

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Please run the follow up story to let us know if he was ever even charged.

Sadly there almost never is any follow up on this kind of stuff & lots of other articles as well, we just get the initial bit then onto the next!

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Great, nice to know our taxes are going towards paying the salaries of these arrogant, tantrum-throwing inebriated fools.

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Abe and Miahara are accused of corruption but they are still around. This guy will keep quiet for a year or two.

only had one bad taxi driver who I wanted to slap, but got out. But when driving in Kansai cities, I can understand the term “road rage”. I think there is more to this story.

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SaikoPhysco,

“Did he spend 2 weeks in custody like the Aussie did a couple of weeks ago?”

Incident was on Saturday, this is Monday. Too early to tell. But some people here seem to know how it all turned out already.

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sir_bentley28,

“SaikoPhysco

I thought the same thing, but of course, thus guy bowed, apologised and all was well.”

Although written like a fact, this is just your prediction. Or do you have the man and his boss mixed up?

”It is unclear why Kawamura attacked the driver, and the police did not say whether he has admitted to the allegation.

In speaking to reporters in Fukushima Prefecture, Seko offered his apologies to the driver.”

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seems like all the talking heads have this case adjudicated already. why even bother reading this type of news story then?

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Please run the followup story to let us know if he was ever even charged.

Odds are going to be pretty slim that he gets officially charged. There will be some serious cash passing hands, and the "only" way he will be charged is if the driver keeps up the pressure and officially files a complaint.

No complaint filed, no charges.

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alcoholism is a serious issue and probably not spoken of very much in Japan even in the year 2018

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