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Sociologist Shinji Miyadai seriously injured in campus attack

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Being attacked inside Japanese campus? They've told that Japan is safe country.

-23 ( +8 / -31 )

I'm no super sleuth, but this seems beyond the usual "I was drunk and don't remember a thing" / "I was stressed out from work" / "I was unable to control my sexual desire" -type incidents.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Being attacked inside Japanese campus? They've told that Japan is safe country.

Japan is very safe. Nothing in this article disproves that, so your comment is at best illogical.

16 ( +31 / -15 )

Hopefully the criminal is caught soon, at least the victim is being treated and not expected to die from the attack, but at 63 an attack like this could have easily been fatal.

Too soon to know if the attack is related to his controversial opinions but even if that is the case violence is inexcusable.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Mr Miyadai is correct about the assertion that young women are dating older men for money-I know several doing so.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Seems, he's still at large. Better give himself in before being caught.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

An ex-student?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Always be on guard. Walk like a fly with 5 eyes.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Doesn't sound like the attacker was try to kill him.

Bonk on the head with a few slash marks to the neck.

-16 ( +3 / -19 )

Somebody doesn't like people telling the truth it seems. My bet is an ultranationalist with Nippon Kaigi ties.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

In his 20-30s might suggest a hit job. He would not of been affected by the professors research.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Being attacked inside Japanese campus? They've told that Japan is safe country.

Japan is safe. This one off incident doesn't disprove that.

I am fairly sure it is one of the remaining Aum terror cultists behind this heinous attack. Prof. Miyadai has written extensively about them. They changed their name to "Aleph" - and remain a public threat. Yet another reason to go after all cult members in Japan and lock them away if necessary.

Just hoping the Professor pulls through.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Japan is safe. This one off incident doesn't disprove that.

Safe from what exactly ?

Violent crime is lower compared to some other countries yes !

However Japan is corrupt and racism/discrimination is an epidemic.

-1 ( +14 / -15 )

Being attacked inside Japanese campus? They've told that Japan is safe country.

For a country of 125 million, the incidents are extremely few compared to any western country..

Japan is very safe, although to some may not like to admit it..

Less feelings and more facts..

3 ( +11 / -8 )

Being attacked inside Japanese campus? They've told that Japan is safe country.

Yes, Japan is a safe country.

And yes, there too are prisons in Japan.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Compared to most other developed nations (except the US), Japan is not particularly safe for women and children.

Incorrect. Japan is safe compared to other developed nations, even for women and children.

Some continue to ignore this to the determination of Japanese women, in particular, many of whom are subject to a life of sexual violence and harassment beyond what is normal in other developed nations.

Foreigners hear this, and repeat it as fact, not realizing they're just repeating what some other foreigner heard from some other foreigner and so on. It's circular "logic".

Notice how no one can ever show numbers to support this assertion? They just "know" it to be "true".

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Japan is relatively face but it cannot be altogether safe. Note that nearly all of us here published under pseudonyms.

The only thing that is pretty clear is that the attacker was angry for whatever reason. It may have something to do with the professor's study of Enjo Kosai--so-called assisted dating--or AUM, whose principle leaders are dead. Or maybe it have to do with a bad grade. Or it may be that the professor was in the wrong place at the wrong time and encounted the wrong kind of person.

The university is unique in being open. "You can freely come and go here more easily than at other universities, the gate is always open, and the security staff doesn't ask for your student ID. It's scary that something like this has happened" a graduate student said according to the article.

Hoping this violent guy will give himself up. He likely needs mental assistance.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Japan is relatively face but it cannot be altogether safe.

Unfortunately, nowhere is altogether safe. Utopia isn't a real place.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

If you ask that professor how safe Japan is, his answer now is probably a lot different today than it would have been yesterday. Lots of places are safe - until you become a victim.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Shouldn't be too hard to catch the perp even for the Japanese police. Must have been more cameras around than a Hollywood blockbuster!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Back on topic please.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Is there a phenomenon in Japan of girls dating for money? Is there a phenomenon of high school girls and other young women entering paid relationships with older men?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I’ve seen several assaults in Japan but no real beatings, but they do happen.

I’ve seen people look for trouble here and get it (broken bones) too so best to be modest in your behavior.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Safe from what exactly ?

Violent crime is lower compared to some other countries yes !

You answered your own question, although your use of "some" implies that there are many countries that are safer than Japan from violent crime. You should have written "nearly all".

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

What do those sociologists teach during the lessons and publish in their books and papers there, leading to at least boomerang effects in society with some other people to get mad and violent?

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@virusrex I agree to disagree the guy was attacked and because he is a known critic I am willing to bet you this was a targeted attack and his controversial opinions had a lot to do with it. The violence should not have happened, but the attacker felt in his warped mind that was the best way to silence his critic was to do the damage he left which was "what appeared to be multiple slash wounds to his neck" that is a well intended message!

Hopefully the criminal is caught soon, at least the victim is being treated and not expected to die from the attack, but at 63 an attack like this could have easily been fatal.

Too soon to know if the attack is related to his controversial opinions but even if that is the case violence is inexcusable.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Young girls going after older men? I suppose they know older men have more money than young men? But do they know that, after they spoil themselves, no young man will marry them?

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