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If the black clothes knee pads and knife didn’t give him away that sign around his neck should clinch it. Now if only he would cooperate and snuggle into the retaining device on the end of the stick.

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Looks like they’re trying to catch a wild bear or something!

Negotiation and/or OC spray or taser would probably be more effective.

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on the assumption that an indiscriminate attack occurred on a train

Then why aren't they on the train?

Those sticks should be even more effective inside the train car

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Looks like they're corralling a trainspotter to me.

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In the US they would fire off a taser or even multiple gunshots aimed generally toward his upper torso.

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Without a forward notice, warning, don’t think police generally have big sticks in their pockets.

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This looks like a scene out of my childhood with my local kindergarten friends playing who's it?

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They trying to use some of that jojutsu!

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If the black clothes knee pads and knife didn’t give him away that sign around his neck should clinch it. Now if only he would cooperate and snuggle into the retaining device on the end of the stick

HILARIOUS!!!

Looks like they’re trying to catch a wild bear or something!

LOL!!!! They're probably thinking a foreigner!

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This site is like a circus:

Know everything best gaijin thinking they can teach the Japanese anything about fighting!!!!

Oh well, this is JT enne.

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I wouldn't touch a knife-wielding maniac with a ten-foot pole.

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"cowboys" in action,LOL

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Just use the US approach; ”Shoot to Kill"

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Without a forward notice, warning, don’t think police generally have big sticks in their pockets.

To be fair, they have them at the koban, which ARE located right by stations usually.

Presumably if they got a call about this kind of attack, they'd grab their sticks as they went to respond to the call. If they just happened to be on patrol that wouldn't be any help, but you wouldn't have this many police on site then.

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If the black clothes knee pads and knife didn’t give him away that sign around his neck should clinch it. Now if only he would cooperate and snuggle into the retaining device on the end of the stick.

You forgot to mention about the mat when they tackle the attacker to the ground. LOL

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Tickets, please!

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They should learn karate and judo

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https://youtu.be/7YyBtMxZgQs

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Now a word about the bigger picture. If it was real and not a training situation, then four poor and low paid precarious fighting against one poorer and lower paid precarious decreases only their own summed number. It’s in fact fighting against themselves only. Very clever and intelligent…not. If they would have brains they would go as five together against the ones who made the setup in the society for the situation that one having no other way than wielding a knife and the rest obliged to catch him. But they don’t have it, so the attack and catch only each other.

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In the US, the crafty perpetrator would throw donut coupons at them, and while they were distracted, make his escape.

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Without a forward notice, warning, don’t think police generally have big sticks in their pockets

They carry retractable batons clipped to their belt. A pretty lethal weapon in the right (wrong?) hands. Can’t imagine why the cops in the photo are using broom handles.

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Anyone remembers the same thing here https://blog.gaijinpot.com/here-are-some-of-the-funniest-tweets-about-that-viral-japanese-zoo-escape-drill-video/ ?

Just a spectator show. There is no way that the "arrested" made any effort at all and this whole play ended up with him not getting caught. Just their physical stance in that photo means they're not ready for any force.

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I think some cops carry long sticks, reminds me of my home city Liverpool, when they are guarding an important site, like the imperial palace.

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@Cleo, batons are ok if you’re in close and the offender violent but unarmed.. if I had to go in to deal with an offender armed with knife without spray/taser/firearm I’d rather have the broom handle to create distance…!

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very funny....

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This is the way they do it in Japan. Even school teachers are trained to use the poles to subdue a person. In my opinion, it's a more humane way than using a deadly weapon. Yes, it's only a first method. If the poles won't work the police have more decisive methods. Yes, it won't work if the perp has a gun.

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have they ever heard of a tazer in Japan, I know they dont want to use their guns

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Although there is four of them, long sticks can be quite cumbersome. Your position of advantage can be overturned quite quickly. Even those bear catching poles.

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 batons are ok if you’re in close and the offender violent but unarmed.. if I had to go in to deal with an offender armed with knife without spray/taser/firearm I’d rather have the broom handle to create distance…!

Batons are ok, but again, they are only as good as the person wielding it and the staff poll....? Seriously? I'm sorry, but the tactics that the J-police use might work in Japan, but in most places they would get slaughtered in an altercation with an experienced or multiple attackers, was just never impressed with their training methods, but as I said before, for this society they might work in particular if the assailant is more compliant.

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