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Posted in: Detainee dies after being found unconscious in cell in Saitama Prefecture See in context

We will have to wait to discover why he died.

Because he has been neglected. A disgrace of a police force, and a disgrace of law.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Posted in: S Korean court orders 2 Japanese companies to compensate wartime Korean workers for forced labor See in context

I don't think that it is really about money. Korea wants an apology. Japan should just do it. It is not difficult to say "Sorry".

-26 ( +4 / -30 )

Posted in: Navy officer jailed in Japan over deadly car crash transferred to U.S. custody See in context

Have his parents apologized to the surviving families?

His parents are not involved. If they apologise it will be used to get more compensation money by the surviving families.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Posted in: Navy officer jailed in Japan over deadly car crash transferred to U.S. custody See in context

It's not about law really, it's about how much compensation with an "out of court settlement". Hence his disgusting treatment.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Posted in: Man gets 17 years in prison for taking woman hostage in Saitama internet cafe See in context

A hostage justice legal system convicts a person of hostage taking. Seems like the blind leading the blind.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Posted in: Should YouTuber Johnny Somali get prison time in Japan? See in context

Either he's proven guilty or not, nobody should spend months in detention without trial to serve Japanese hostage justice system.

Agreed. The above article distinctively says" Somali is now being detained in Japan, facing charges related to illegal actions that he streamed". He is being detained but not yet charged. I would call that hostage taking.

-11 ( +6 / -17 )

Posted in: Kishida says he will act to restore trust amid fundraising scandal See in context

Japan is currently inept. Politics going nowhere, a backward legal system, and failed policies. But the biggest problem seems to be corruption and nobody in Japan seems to be able to do a thing about it. I have to ask the question "Do the majority of people in Japan really want things to change"? Change is a dirty word in Japan and questioning the status quo is almost a crime.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Posted in: Death penalty sought for man over 2019 Kyoto Animation arson-murders See in context

If the judge does hand down the death penalty (which will probably happen by Japan's rubber stamping judges), just get on with it and do it. Japan's legal system is so sadistic and cruel, he will probably spend decades on death row.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Posted in: Chilean insists he did not kill Japanese ex-girlfriend at conviction appeal in France See in context

Most Japanese, and probably most Japanaphiles will find it hard to understand that in most advanced, civilised countries with a proper rule of law, there is actually an appeals procedure , and not just rubber stamping sessions.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Posted in: UK unveils tough new rules designed to cut immigrant numbers See in context

The UK is an open honest country always welcoming to foreigners and immigrants who apply lawfully and correctly for their necessary visa's and applications for British citizenship. (Unlike Japan whose system is deliberately obstructive to immigration).

-15 ( +5 / -20 )

Posted in: Japan to introduce electronic arrest warrants, interrogation records See in context

So defendant will be able to connect online from their summer house in Lebanon?

Yes, and that's a good thing. It puts a stop to Japan s hostage taking.

-7 ( +11 / -18 )

Posted in: One man dead, two others wounded after stabbing attack in Yokohama See in context

From the video shown on TV, the Japanese group looked like the agressor.

This is not uncommon in Japan. Provoke a fight, then claim to be a victim. It sounds like s classic Japanese scam. Unfortunately, Japan's abysmal legal system cannot cope with this scenario where foreigners are involved.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: One man dead, two others wounded after stabbing attack in Yokohama See in context

Just arrest a person, make them confess for the crime that they didn't commit while release their info to the public. That's their method in Japan.

Correct. The police and prosecutor use the general public as the jury.

If arrested in Japan it is essential to remain silent until a lawyer is present.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Posted in: One man dead, two others wounded after stabbing attack in Yokohama See in context

Police said a 53-year-old Thai national, who works at the Thai restaurant, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police said he has denied the allegation and quoted him as saying he was in the restaurant when the trouble started.

Rather unprofessional of the police to be quoting what this man has said. Police forces should be gathering information to be sent to the Public Prosecutor, not the general public

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

Posted in: Intruder uses stun gun on woman in her 80s, steals cash from apartment See in context

Be careful to believe something based on your own awareness and individual experience and exposure to something. There could have been more or fewer of such incidents but you just did not get exposed to them for multiple of reasons.

There were no such incidents at one time.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Intruder uses stun gun on woman in her 80s, steals cash from apartment See in context

I'm really feeling my age, because I remember a time when such a thing as this would have been unimaginable and unheard of in Japan.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Posted in: Okinawa pub posts 'Japanese only' admission sign based on some shaky logic See in context

If you are not willing to serve customers, then don't open a pub. Maybe these proprietors need to study the definition of the word "customer".

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Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested for assaulting passerby on street in Kawasaki See in context

2 years in a Japanese prison and force this street trash to pay 10 million yen in compo. Ban him for life from entering Japan.

If this marine is indicted and found guilty, I believe the sentence in Japan is 1 year imprisonment, and / or ¥2 million compensation.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested for assaulting passerby on street in Kawasaki See in context

BTW - why wasn't this lowlife loser named? He deserves to have his name out there.

@Fighto. Because he has not yet been indicted. At the moment he is assisting the police with their enquiries.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested for assaulting passerby on street in Kawasaki See in context

The article only presents the police side of the story. Of course, in Japan, he will not be allowed to properly defend his actions due to Japan's inadequate legal system, and rule of law.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Posted in: Charges dropped again over death of detained Sri Lankan woman See in context

Predictable.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Posted in: Kishida pledges to set up special zones to boost foreign investment See in context

Will the 778% tariff on imported rice be lowered in these "zones"?

-6 ( +25 / -31 )

Posted in: Kishida pledges to set up special zones to boost foreign investment See in context

Unless Japan drastically changed it's justice system, I would not recommend any investment in Japan. As for "zones", I assume that means run down areas of Japan.

-8 ( +24 / -32 )

Posted in: Hearings in $1 billion lawsuit filed by Carlos Ghosn against Nissan start in Beirut See in context

Has Japan compensated Mr.Ghosn for unlawful detention as was recommended by the UN? Probably not.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Posted in: Hearings in $1 billion lawsuit filed by Carlos Ghosn against Nissan start in Beirut See in context

By the way, good luck Mr.Ghosn. which ever way it goes you have won. You have exposed Japan for what it really is.

-9 ( +14 / -23 )

Posted in: Hearings in $1 billion lawsuit filed by Carlos Ghosn against Nissan start in Beirut See in context

If Ghosn really is innocent of all charges as he claims he is, there's nothing to fear. Fly back to Tokyo and have your day in court. Outline who the guilty parties really are, present the massive amount of evidenc he claims to have - and he'll be fine.

All this suing of Nissan will win Ghosn absolutely nothing.

Fly back to Tokyo. You have be kidding. Who on earth would put their faith in Japan's so- called legal system. Even Japan's imbecile judges don't have a clue about justice. They are just a bunch of scared rabbits.

-8 ( +14 / -22 )

Posted in: BBC 'urgently looking' into issues raised by Brand report See in context

Unlike Japan, in the UK a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law. At the moment the named person is assisting the police in their irnquiries. This, at the moment is non-news.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

Posted in: Int'l team captures footage of sunken Japanese WWII aircraft carrier See in context

In my opinion, nobody should be diving near, or photographing these wrecks. They are graves.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: One in 10 Japanese are older than 80: gov't data See in context

One in 10 Japanese are older than 80: gov't data

Blooming Heck. The Japanese gov't are really quick.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: King Charles thanks public for their 'love' as he marks death of late mother, Queen Elizabeth See in context

Charles the last. Not my king.

A minority of shouty people like you that have always been present over centuries.

@N.Knight. Quite agree. Anti-Royalists tend to shout a lot. But as the old saying goes "Empty vessal's make most noise".

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

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