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Juvenile delinquency in Japan increased during COVID school closures: report

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has called for effective countermeasures to be taken against a possible rise in crimes due to the increase in people entering the country.

Are you joking..how scarred of foreigners are these people? There are three types of foreigners one is a Tourist not usually of a criminal disposition, the other is a slave labourer who out of desperation might turn to crime, generally not. And the third is someone paying taxes has a family and really not going to engage in criminal activity. Where? What makes them make an increase in crime?, people visiting correlate with a rise in crime? This stupidity says a lot about the stupidity of both politicians and the education system. I’m a round eye because I’m looking for an opportunity to steal something I guess.

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Happened in all other countries with similar policies, so no surprise.

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I guess idle hands found work.Thats why we have clubs etc etc

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Are you joking..how scarred of foreigners are these people? There are three types of foreigners one is a Tourist not usually of a criminal disposition, the other is a slave labourer who out of desperation might turn to crime, generally not. And the third is someone paying taxes has a family and really not going to engage in criminal activity. Where? What makes them make an increase in crime?, people visiting correlate with a rise in crime? This stupidity says a lot about the stupidity of both politicians and the education system. I’m a round eye because I’m looking for an opportunity to steal something I guess.

I've worked at the Immigration, Prosecutor's Office, Police, etc. and what you're saying is 100% correct.

Besides, Japan hasnt and will never join that group of pathologically altruistic white countries where you can rob stores and get caught multiple times or run someone over while fleeing from the police and get back to the streets in no time to solve your visa whenever you feel like. Here, 1 strike and you're out. Even with a suspended sentence, it's from jail straight to immigration and out of the country within a couple of weeks.

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“ has called for effective countermeasures to be taken against a possible rise in crimes due to the increase in people entering the country. “

Ah yes,the old xenophobic attitude,in case of trouble throw the book at the foreigners.

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That's what happens when teens "aren't supposed to" get a part time job.

It's real easy, teens from 16 - 18 should all take a part time job, at least 10 hours a week. Make it mandatory in schools.

Be it a combini, supermarket, fast food, a school job, paper route or whatever. Give them some life experience, and something to do in their free time. Learn a little about the value of money as well.

Enough with only learning about how to take a test. Get out into reality.

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I have to say I thought I’d be ridiculed for my thoughts it’s nice to know I’m not alone, on this one.

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Juvenile delinquency in Japan increased during COVID school closures: report

and what the helll has that have to do with increased foreigners visiting?

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The import of cannabis, which is more commonly mailed, only dropped 15.1 percent.

might want to do what Thailand did, problem solved and more tourists.

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was mainly the result of the age group having more opportunities to turn to crime.

Opportunities to turn to crime? They just got bored.

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What a lovely way to treat visitors to the country. Point the finger at them before they've even set foot out of the island.....Classic Japanese hospitality.....I don't like the direction Japanese politics is going in. Xenophobia, more militarisation....what next? Compulsory conscription and corporal punishment in schools again?

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I for one was certain that closing schools, banning the use of parks and other facilities, would be very effective measure with next to nothing of negative effects. I am not going to question my logic.

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What do you expect when you tell youth not to go out and touch each others junk?

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More juveniles up and about led to increase in juvenile delinquencies: report

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So the real question is, what have they been taught and what have they learned all the time before corona when the schools still had been opened? Any idea?

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Another terrible negative consequence of having restrictions placed on the children. It made them restless, agitated, depressed and ultimately behave in a ghastly and beastly manner. Let’s hope these immature and regressive policies will never be implemented again.

Stop harming the kids!!

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They were criminal before COVID, blaming lockdown is just an excuse

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Teenagers are teenagers. It is natural for them to release energy when schools are shut due to Covid restrictions. Some of this energy is released positively. And some negatively. Punishment will not solve the problem. It is natural for teenagers to release energy when schools are shut. They have much energy.

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With Japan lifting most of its border control measures in October, the ministry has called for effective countermeasures to be taken against a possible rise in crimes due to the increase in people entering the country.

Japanese are going to commit more crimes against foreigners.

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It's real easy, teens from 16 - 18 should all take a part time job, at least 10 hours a week. Make it mandatory in schools.

Be it a combini, supermarket, fast food, a school job, paper route or whatever. Give them some life experience, and something to do in their free time. Learn a little about the value of money as well.

Advocating slave labor here right? Kids are kids ,so no minimum wage, forced labor, all in the name of "life experience". Not all kids are JD's and the article never talks about repeat offenders, as most kids here are not going around committing crimes.

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It didn't help that all the kids were unsupervised the entire time the schools were closed. I don't know about you guys, but my job didn't stop at all, all their parents were still working nonstop. I know the teachers never stopped going to school during the whole 'closure' as well.

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