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8,206,502 calls made to 110 last Jan-Nov; 19.4% not necessary, says NPA

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Another case of not being willing to crack down on a serious issue.

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Another case of not being willing to crack down on a serious issue

To be fair, they did get 1/48th of AKB in on the attempt to reduce the stupidity . . .

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Another case of not being willing to crack down on a serious issue.

It's quite hard to crack down on improper use of emergancy services. Using fines or harsher punishments for improper use might discourage people from calling 110 in an emergancy.

Also this is unfortunatly not just a japanese problem but also happens in quite a lot of other countries.

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I wonder how many were by infants "using" their parents smartphone, mine has almost called several times now

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Here's a crazy idea: Have a 3-digit non-emergency number for people to call.

Also, why do they have separate numbers for police and fire/ambulance in Japan? That's nuts.

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To be honest, and I don't know if this is the correct way or if it will solve any issues, but they should start charging for emergency calls. And if was a real emergency the caller should be reimbursed. May seem over the top, but at lease it would make callers think twice when calling 110 to ask where the nearest gas station is.

AKB...(LOL) stupid on stupid crime.

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I was arrested and detained for jaywalking. The reason was somebody who probably doesn’t like foreigners phoned the police. When I asked why the police arrested me, their response is that if somebody makes a complaint, they have to respond in less than 10 minutes, and spend 5 hours questioning.

Good luck with rugby World Cup and olympics!

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Anyone notice but the article is about erroneous calls to 110 (the police telephone number) but JT puts a picture of an Ambulance whose telephone number is 119.

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@Felix LöfflerToday 07:51 am JST

It's quite hard to crack down on improper use of emergancy services. Using fines or harsher punishments for improper use might discourage people from calling 110 in an emergancy.

I'll also suggest that really, if it is only 20% there isn't really a problem. An emergency system should have more reserve than that anyway.

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