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A poster by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on a subway station wall asks the public for help in the fight against terrorism.

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Reminder to the cops: foreigners walking in public is not something suspicious, you do not have my cooperation nor my understanding.

20 ( +24 / -4 )

Who on earth comes up with these ideas? How about watch your wallet a politician has been seen in the area.

25 ( +27 / -2 )

The terrorist are least bothered abt japan .

14 ( +14 / -0 )

It's domestic terrorism Japan has most to be concerned about. Remember Aum?

23 ( +23 / -0 )

“If you notice something unusual or suspicious, call the police right away!”

No, I’m not gonna “call the police”! ( being a foreigner ) ...if I do that, they’ll ask me 292 questions and time is money!

20 ( +22 / -2 )

This message is meant for Bousouzoku and Chimpira.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Hmmm. Starting shortly before a bunch of foreigners are due to be in Japan. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Very preemptive, a great idea. You can’t prepare the public early enough for what’s already the presence in other countries and therefore the future here soon too.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

What terrorism, Japan?

Enough of this BS!

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Cool poster!

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

For the last few months I have been stopped many times on my way home from work they asked if they can search my vehicle for dangerous items? I don’t have a problem with it.

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

OB oneToday  09:40 am JST

For the last few months I have been stopped many times on my way home from work they asked if they can search my vehicle for dangerous items? I don’t have a problem with it.

That is interesting, I wonder why? Your location? Your vehicle? Your appearance?

I have been driving in Japan for well over 20 years and have never been stopped once for that reason.

16 ( +16 / -0 )

Oh thank god, more posters telling people to do stuff.

The problem is as good as solved.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

That Poster sure is full of Terror.

And what's with the hackneyed "Samurai as Saviours" trope being rolled out again.

Nothing like instilling a bit of elevated-fear into the populace to divert attention.

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> LagunaToday  07:39 am JST

It's domestic terrorism Japan has most to be concerned about. Remember Aum?

Aum attack was in 1995. Dont forget the Osaka school massacre 2001 or the Kyoto Animation arson attack 2019.

15 ( +15 / -0 )

What terrorism, Japan?

Enough of this BS!

It's for Bousouzoku and Chimpira class, pay no attention. They were quieter than altar boys when a state was terrorizing a defenceless people recently. Not a word then - we want no word now.

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@OB one, what were the grounds for searching your vehicle? Police don’t go searching cars or people for no reason..

If it was me I’d certainly like to know why.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

OB one. You definitely should have a problem with being stopped several time's for no reason. No civilized country would put up with that.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

15 years back? In Osaka the police put up a website for Japanese people to report suspicious foreigners. A similar period I was stopped three times in a week by the same two officers demanding my passport, ignoring me telling them we do not carry it, instead the ID card: reported them to my consulate who spoke with the chief of police - harassment stopped. I have lots of other juicy stories about myself and friends or colleagues harassed by the police, but why bother? The xenophobia was strong enough to push many a foreigner to leave Japan. Yet so many have not experienced this, so for them, they deny said behaviour exists. Oftentimes foreigners protecting their safety bubble in Japan is worse behaviour.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

I’m a little confused.

The guy in the picture looks threatening and appears to be the one we should worried about.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

It's for Bousouzoku and Chimpira class, pay no attention.

You do know what they're called in Japanese?

I'll give you a clue.....bousouzoku

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

For the last few months I have been stopped many times on my way home from work they asked if they can search my vehicle for dangerous items? I don’t have a problem with it.

Unless you're driving near an Olympic venue or Nagatacho, that's super weird. I wouldn't put up with it personally. Perhaps I value my time and rights more?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I would irregularly get stopped in Okinawa at late hours, they have roadblocks looking for drunks and punks on motorcycles…other than that, virtually never happened.

They stick that alcohol sniffing cane in your car, and let you go.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I live in your Yokosuka city, near a u.s. military base the only reason they give was looking for dangerous items they didn’t check me if I was drinking or anything like that, I have nothing to hide so I really didn’t care..

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Correct me if I’m wrong:

Technically, there are still no laws on the books against “Racism” in Japan.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

More fear posters as weapons of mass distraction. Olympics fever that never was has reduced to cold shoulder by the majority of citizens, states of emergency imposed due to government inability to properly deal with the pandemic, vaccine ‘rollout’ dismally inefficient. Have to stir up fear as a distraction. I had a lot of hope for Suga when he landed the job, but that quickly evaporated.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I really don't understand these kinds of posters in Japan. I've studied the country during college and been a Japan watcher for quite some time and I can tell you that the most threatening terror entities in this country are cults such as Aum. Crazies such as the guy who set the Kyoto Animation studio on fire are just regular citizens and do not follow an ideology. While I can't assure this, anarchists and ISIS (and the like) are very unlikely to take hold in Japan, all the more unlikely if the government think its people would develop local insurgencies. The Japanese are too docile and pacified for that. I second Politik, this most likely fear mongering to keep people in line and regain their trust in the government.

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