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Vietnamese man fatally stabbed in Kawasaki

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A 57-year-old Vietnamese man was found collapsed in front of Kawasaki Station in Kanagawa Prefecture on Sunday night, after being stabbed. Police said he was taken to hospital where he died early Monday morning from blood loss due to a stab wound in his chest.

According to Kyodo News, police received a call from an eyewitness at around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, reporting that a man covered in blood had collapsed on the street and that another man had fled from the scene, taking a knife with him. He also said he heard the two arguing in a language that wasn't Japanese.

Police said the victim was a company employee. They added that they are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the perpetrator.

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the laws will change and they won’t be coming here anymore, you can bet that.

And that is good!

If you are an immigrant, you should not commit crimes in the country that gives you an opportunity for a better life.

And to say thank you to that country, you commit crimes and make the safe lives of the population more dangerous.

And as an additional point...these idiots, who are guests here and commit crimes, are making the lives for us foreigners here in Japan more harder.

No wonder why more and more japanese people want to keep the borders closed.

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@letsberealistic

This is racial profiling. Racial groups do not have tendencies in character or behaviour, this is your false projection.

Let's be realistic.

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If they have graphs showing rates of crimes by nationality/ethnicity then as long as they are factual one may ask why not publish this information?

When (and IF) crimes are overwhelmingly committed by certain demographics then perhaps identifying that trend and asking why would better help address it? If you don't identify a problem then how do you go about trying to solve it?

The West, of course, fears revealing such figures. People live in denial and would rather be protected from what they might find. Yet if you do research you will find disproportionate trends in say violent crime in the UK or the USA along various lines (overwhelmingly male for example). Is it better to hide the truth less if gives rise to fear and prejudice against certain groups or communities? Or pretend it doesn't exist while most people know it does but just don't say it out loud? Genuine question.

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 In most developed nations this is considered immoral and often illegal to report in this way.

He also said he heard the two arguing in a language that wasn't Japanese.*

So, please list the most developed nations, which I would refer to from now on for comparison as I have no idea how the most developed nations are like.

How many of them are there? If you could add the link of the laws which makes such reporting illegal, that helps too.

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Letsberealistic

Did you just say that different cultures and ethnicity play no part in behavior?

And that, that is racial profiling???

Man you are pretty far off the mark

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The Vietnamese etc do have a few clashes,but at least they keep it amoung themselves.

For now...

I hope the perpetrator is found anyway.

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If media does not report or intentionally hide THE FACTS, in this case, an eyewitness's report, what does media exist for?

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He also said he heard the two arguing in a language that wasn't Japanese.

Perhaps the assailant was a Japanese person who spoke Vietnamese?

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I notice a few here complaining about the Vietnamese like they are the only criminals in Japan…. Wasn’t it a Vietnamese student who was chained in a room by a Japanese school to stop him leaving?? …yeh I guess that’s not a crime as it was perpetrated against a foreigner by a Japanese…

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Wasn’t it a Vietnamese student who was chained in a room by a Japanese school to stop him leaving?? …yeh I guess that’s not a crime as it was perpetrated against a foreigner by a Japanese…

I don’t know if the teacher in question was disciplined or not, but the school lost its accreditation at least.

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@Monty I agree when you are a guest of a country you MUST obey the laws, but remember JAPANESE kill each other as well!!

If you are an immigrant, you should not commit crimes in the country that gives you an opportunity for a better life. And to say thank you to that country, you commit crimes and make the safe lives of the population more dangerous. And as an additional point...these idiots, who are guests here and commit crimes, are making the lives for us foreigners here in Japan more harder. No wonder why more and more Japanese people want to keep the borders closed.

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Simian Lane

Anyway, if there is a trend of serious crime with a certain set of immigrants, the laws will change and they won’t be coming here anymore, you can bet that.

On the contrary, what you can bet on is Japan Inc not cutting off its supply of cheap labor.

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Jonny G

Today 06:23 pm JST

If they have graphs showing rates of crimes by nationality/ethnicity then as long as they are factual one may ask why not publish this information?

Sure. But do they put up the crime stats for the main ethnicity alongside those of foreign ethnicities?

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@letsbeunrealistic

In most nations, you must have a valid reason to report the nationality of a person. In this case, there seems no reason to mention their nationality.

Is there any domestic/international laws The "developed nations" you listed up ratified wrt what you keep insisting? Aren't you perhaps mistaking it for ethnicity?

Nationality is rarely reported when it is necessary to explain the development of the story (e.g. the perpetrator originally cam from India on a student visa ...).

Where the hell in that report, by Kyodo, or by JT later, nationality was reported?

It was ”He also said he heard the two arguing in a language that wasn't Japanese”

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You must weight the potential harm with the potential benefit of describing ethnicity and nationally in crime reports. The harm can far outweigh any benefit.

Like How exactly? May I ask you please?

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The media's role is not just to regurgitate facts it has, it also has a powerful social responsibility to protect people's rights.

You get stuck. As far as those're unreversible facts, media is expected to report everything for the people to judge the status. That's the responsibility of media

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Yes, in Japan at least, the media shows little social responsibility.

In the situation the government controls media, making them hide details like the nationality or the ethnicity of crime perpetrators, you would be saying totally opposite thing. I imagine.

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