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Now people will have to be more careful with these accusations, for a long time a lot of people got away slandering others as long as the victim was not too important, not anymore.

And sites can also be made responsible for letting people break the law this way, some people have got a nice sum of money by proving site administrators did not enforce anti-slander or anti-harassment rules, good for them.

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Great! Sadly though I am going to bet he will use this arrest to further his own desire for more attention!

Be nice to see penalties that take them off line. THAT would be harder to take than anything monetary.

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Only in Japan, arrested for a silly youtube video. Again the question is, is there not any real crime to solve and prosecute?

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He can now make a video about his criminal self.

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YouTubers should be banned in Japan.

Because some of them are annoying you want to ban the whole thing? You might want to think about that. There are plenty of real cases of fraud that have been exposed on social media.

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I watch a lot Japanese content creators. Fishing mostly, Train Crazy, Sumo etc. YouTube is my go to. I turned off Corporate Media back in 1979. I was 18 and could not stand hypocrisy of big media. Once YouTube took off I have been a daily viewer since. I had no need to a TV since 1979. Hence don’t have a TV room. I read a lot through the Those 3 decades. As you can see my opinion are not driven or influenced by big media and see event and culture from a totally different aspect. Most post who are influenced by big media will target my opinion because one way view or Fox view or CCN view.

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Seems more like a civil case…

I guess that’s how the justice system rolls here in Japan though.

what a joke

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There are a lot of really good YouTube content out there so I don't want see them banned all together.

But these clowns that chase people down, slander innocents, make public nuisances of themselves and not pay for things for the sake of their videos should be punished severely.

I like how that one guy in Shinsaibashi punched out Johnny Somali and his cameraman for being so annoying and yelling racism endlessly.

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Only in Japan, arrested for a silly youtube video.

Only in Japan? You can be arrested for harassing somebody for a YouTube video in many upon many countries.

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Last year Japan introduced a new Penal Code Amendment about online harassment and bullying.

Under the amendment offenders convicted of online insults can be jailed for up to one year, or fined ¥300,000.

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Every Turkey has a Thanksgiving.

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YouTubers should be banned in Japan.

They just commit too many crimes to get money from the views because.

Like this foreigner who was riding Shinkansen for free or he was eating breakfast without paying.

There are many others.

Ban them all.

If it's such a problem, instead, why shouldn't the Japanese just block access to YouTube nationwide via a firewall?

It sounds like you basically want Japan to be like the People's Republic of China.

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Blocking YouTube would be a serious mistake.

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Last year Japan introduced a new Penal Code Amendment about online harassment and bullying.

Under the amendment offenders convicted of online insults can be jailed for up to one year, or fined ¥300,000.

Which is utterly insane, by the way.

"Online insults" fall well within the realms of free speech. Only calls to violence should be treated as a criminal act.

It is a corrupt philosophy. Likely, these codes will only be used to prevent celebrities and politicians from being criticized. I would be willing to bet none of the countless xenophobic netizens will ever get charged for harassing or bullying foreigners. The authorities won't even stop them from doxxing, which is an actually serious crime.

Again, Japan is declining. More and more I see proof of the fact that eighty years worth of guaranteed individual freedom and prosperity is starting to wither away.

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Blocking over zealous contributors would be welcomed.

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So if he has evidence then it would be okay? What if he was right by blind chance? People would be better served using their time for better things. Great minds talk about ideas. Average minds talk about events. Small minds talk about people.

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Good. He can share a cell with Johnny Somali.

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Yet another POS YouTuber. I'd like to see him try that nonsense with me.

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Kazuaki Sugita, 40, who goes by the name Rengoku Koroaki online

Does it even matter which name he uses? No one knows or cares who either are.

And dude, you're 40. Get a REAL job. In fact Get 2. No 40 year old has that much free time.

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A few of these people have been shot here in the US.

Oopsie daisies! Guess you picked the wrong guy there, Bucko.

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Seems more like a civil case…

I guess that’s how the justice system rolls here in Japan though.

That's what I was thinking too. In Japan the authorities arrest people for slander? Amazing.

In most countries this would rate a civil suit but would not be a criminal offense. The most the perpetrator could be out of was money but there would be no risk of arrest or being sent to prison.

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Ban the YouTubers is the only way.

If YouTube was banned I would not be able to do most of the car repairs I do, nor would I be able to repair home appliances. Those how-to videos are indispensable !

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 In Japan the authorities arrest people for slander?

I think defamation laws would cover this kind of thing.


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YouTubers should be banned in Japan.

Not all YouTubers are bad! There are some that produce some excellent content - Chris Broad does plenty of very good Japan-centric stuff without causing any trouble or disrespecting anyone - on the contrary, he's been a big proponent of the Tohoku region, for example. One of YouTubes biggest names, Pew Die Pie came over a while back and now makes mainly Japan vlog type videos, again without causing any trouble for anyone. I'm sure there are plenty of others... CDawgVA, Oriental Pearl, Sharmeleon, Dogen, Sundai Love are just a few of the other foreign YouTubers in Japan I've seen that seem to enjoy varying levels of success without annoying anyone.

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Nothing more annoying than a “YouTuber” in Japan.

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Another youtuber clown who fall..

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The main thing here is that the person was actually doing something bad, but since in Japan slander laws is about everything no matter if it's true and a know fact, if the person in question find it offensive they can sue and most probably win. Japan has a lot of Youtubers which make content about catching people taking up skirt pictures or paying under age girls for XXX, these channels will most likely go down the same route.

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He should be banned!

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