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There are many cases where foreigners get involved in gambling as they feel that they cannot return home without a large sum of money and end up accumulating debt.

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Yoshihisa Saito, an associate professor at Kobe University who is versed in labor law and labor relations especially in Vietnam. There has been an increasing number of Vietnamese in Japan, who have been held captive by other Vietnamese to force them to repay debts or seek ransom from relatives in Vietnam.

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And still Japan wants to import more of this?

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Wouldn’t this alleged surge of ‘foreigner-on-foreigner’ kidnapping/involuntarily confinement, indentured servitude, threats, extortion and demands for ransom sparked media coverage here and in Vietnam??

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Foreigner” is a very BROAD term, obviously to grab attention and spur controversy before the upcoming election?.

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These recent incidents appear confined to some of the Vietnamese working communities in Japan: 3 known incidents in 2021 in Aichi, Shizuoka & Hiroshima, 8 victims but over 60 arrested for involvement, the most serious appearing to be the recent shackling of 6 victims in Aichi.

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Seems this site could also have easily provided the Yomiuri Shinbun link and/or the story itself ? :

https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0007898191 -
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There are many cases where foreigners get involved in gambling as they feel that they cannot return home without a large sum of money and end up accumulating debt.

That's for not general foreigners in Japan but specific people that are in Japan's trainee program. Some of them they have debt to be in Japan since they need to pay many things for their preparation to be in Japan.

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That’s surely a very small niche. Of course those few foreign gambling people are nothing compared to anyone else’s official gambling at parlors, on races or on lotteries. There are alone probably even more big crowded pachinko parlors in all areas than some Vietnamese people gambling around a bit for getting an airplane ticket.

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Foreigner” is a very BROAD term, obviously to grab attention and spur controversy before the upcoming election?.

Exactly. The politicians and professors here in Japan make Trump look positively liberal.

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Do they not get welfare? Is the problem not due to the debt accumulated from the migration agencies?

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