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Immigration bureau's tweet criticizing 'Free refugees' graffiti goes viral

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"it will cause trouble to others who have nothing to do with the issue"

All voting Japanese have a stake in the issue, obviously internal and external pressures have changed nothing, but some graffiti worked, causes so much focus on the issue. If it works use it. Throwing a hissy fit about it being not fair to others? What about those others who died? Long term detention, inadequate facilities, inadequate staff training. Can't provide care then deport them, if legally they have a right to their time in court give it to them. But imprisoning them in barbaric holding areas doesn't gel for a country claiming to be the third largest economy in the world.

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The rights of refugees are trumped every time by the dictates of the state and of course the protection of property.

Yokoso Japan....

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Yeah right, they're treated well in Japan. If they don't like it why don't they seek asylum elsewhere? Regarding the public property vandalism, prosecute the criminals to the full extent of the law. If some people are allowed to vandalize, all people are allowed to vandalize

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Japan, and the US, have to be tough with fake refugees and asylum seekers, i.e. economic migrants who have rebranded themselves.

Do things legally and there will be no issues.

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Pic here, Tokyo-m,

https://www.j-cast.com/2018/11/21344263.html?p=all

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every Japanese person I have asked agrees Japan needs a revolution but all are afraid to be its leader

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Oh no some washable paint highlighted a barbaric system, it's the beginning of the end! How could people stoop so low to draw attention to a farcical system. Beatings for all.

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All voting Japanese have a stake in the issue, obviously internal and external pressures have changed nothing, but some graffiti worked, causes so much focus on the issue. If it works use it. Throwing a hissy fit about it being not fair to others? What about those others who died? Long term detention, inadequate facilities, inadequate staff training. Can't provide care then deport them, if legally they have a right to their time in court give it to them. But imprisoning them in barbaric holding areas doesn't gel for a country claiming to be the third largest economy in the world.

Good post & worth quoting.

Won't wash with the privileged elitists who reckon their own brand of immigration is superior to refugees, unfortunately.

Anyway, an upvote from me, fwiw.

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Joe BlowToday  04:43 pm JST

Japan, and the US, have to be tough with fake refugees and asylum seekers, i.e. economic migrants who have rebranded themselves.

Do things legally and there will be no issues.

This blows me away, Joe Blow, pun intended. WHAT wisdom! My God, a foundation of inspiration here; and I had no idea about how dangerous these fake asylum seekers are, why wanting to enter and do the manual labor that Japanese don't want to do--the CRIME of it all. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see more and more businesses go under because of "no workers."

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it will cause trouble to others 

A fundamental part of the Japanese psyche - a virtual crime that keeps in a straight-jacket.

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A japanese govt official can't express his view on national sovereignty matters, what kind of nation is Japan ? Where is Japanese human right ?

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says it all - More than a dozen people have died due to disease or suicide at immigration facilities since 2007. At the Tokyo immigration bureau this year, staff were found to have not provided treatment to a Turkish man for about one month, even though he had complained of pain after undergoing an appendectomy.

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$10 bucks says it was some SJW Canadian Nova teacher.

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There was a time when graffiti was rampant in the beginning of The 6th Shogun, Tokugawa Ienobu's reign. When his subordinates were about to take an action to prohibit the graffiti, the young shogun said: "People use graffiti to say what they actually think without holding back . Since there can be something that could be adopted for my policies, whatever is written, you must copy and bring them back. Nothing is worse than prohibiting such graffiti and shut down the way the public express their opinions."

御治世のはじめに、落書が多かった。延宝の時(家綱の時代)にも落書があったが、こんどほどのことはなかった。だから、老中の人々が、「落書が日に日にさかんになることはよろしくない。はっきり禁止すべきである」と言われたのに対して、上様は、「世間の人はこうした手段によって、はばかることなくおもうところを言うのである。だから、こうした落書の中から、余の戒めとすべきところもまた採用すべきこともあろうと思うので、たとえどんなことが書いてあっても、写し取って差し出せと近習の若侍たちには言った。みなもまたそれを集めて見るべきである。これらのことを禁止して、世論の道をふさぐことは、もっともよろしくない」と仰せられた。(新井白石『折りたく柴の木』桑原武夫訳)

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Some people think it's okay to vandalize public property so long as it agrees with their politics. Little wonder that they don't even recognize that by the UN's definition almost none of these asylum seekers are legitimate refugees.

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The Japanese immigration Department has to expect a wave of asylum seekers after Olympic.

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