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Top court dismisses journalist's claim against Syria travel ban

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30000 gun deaths in USA. But a smart, intelligent experienced journalist can’t leave japan, but not too smart Japanese my wander into Compton?

NB... No offense to Compton.

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A complete disregard of rights specified under the constitution by a legal system that operates by disregarding the constitution. If he wishes as a journalist to travel for work to a war zone, it's his call. You can bet that if he'd been sent there by Toyota the courts would have no problem with it.

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I remember this guy. He wants to be some kind of journalistic martyr. Let him go, but have him sign a waiver before he leaves agreeing that you're not responsible for his safety, and that you won't attempt to rescue him if he's captured.

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People should have the right to decide and risk their own destiny as they wish. All of the Mid East pales in comparison to the dangers presented every day by every US community large and small but no travel ban exists. If an individual can not follow their dream then why bother. Take no risk make no gain.

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 If he wishes as a journalist to travel for work to a war zone, it's his call.

Unlike US, where the policy not to negotiate with terrorists is well established and citizens do not criticize government even when the captured citizens get killed, Japan is a country where the government is under a heavy pressure to do anything to rescue lives of the captured, often repeating a famous phrase, "a human life is heavier than Earth."

One of the results of this is a Japanese tax payers revolt against those who travel into war-zone against government's restriction. Why do the tax payers have to pay to rescue the reckless from the terrorists?

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Japan is a country where the government is under a heavy pressure to do anything to rescue lives of the captured, often repeating a famous phrase, "a human life is heavier than Earth."

And do not forget that this is deeply related to the current Japanese constitution that prohibits the use of military force to resolve international disputes.

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Yuichi Sugimoto should understand that life comes first thereafter comes freedom of travel and freedom of press etc. He should feel lucky that he is alive today due to Japanese Foreign Ministry placing restrictions on his plans to travel to war torn Syria . If this had not been done , he would have met similar fate like Genzi Gotto and another Japanese national at the hands of ISIS.

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There is always exist transit country

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So much for Freedom within Japan... he's committed no crime, other than expressing a wish to conduct his work within a place that is of topical interest to the World. Now he can't conduct any International News gathering except from home via the internet... he should sue the Government for loss of income.

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He probably wants to instigate ISIS.

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If he is serious to be a war zone reporter, he should own a helicopter.

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Before too long ago, JSDF were there to help to feed people who. were eating weeds. Then JSDF left. But people appreciated JSDFf let big pot to boil water. and top ramen bags. Boxing very poor country without vehicle.

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He is going to disrupt Russian and Syrians there.

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