Steady on, we’re a sovereign country and I think we are old enough to impose our own sanctions and at our own discretion.
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It’s ‘Australian Defence Force’ (ADF) but anyway good to see we are getting some better gear.
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RIP to the young man and I hope the bystander gets the support he needs.
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Judging by the downvotes I guess I mistakenly assumed he took his life…
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Very sad indeed, the man who tried to help will carry that experience for the rest of his life.
Japan Today, when reporting such stories would it not be a good idea to include some footnotes or references to counselling services?
Moderator: We do when we are sure that it was a suicide.
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This sort of thing (flares etc) seems to be common at soccer games and I think the fans are more fanatic than those of other sports like AFL, Cricket and Basketball.
To some it’s like a religion but really it’s just a “game”…
Clubs and players should step up more and warn fans of consequences of their behaviour.
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Interesting that China sails through these areas. which are international waters but doesn’t like it when others sail through the Taiwan Strait, also international waters
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A ‘squadron’? Does that not refer to aircraft? Do three ships make up a squadron??
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I don’t live in Melbourne and I doubt the world thinks we are a laughing stock, we didn’t see large numbers of deaths in the beginning like many other countries, maybe it was the right thing to do at THAT time. I believe that, I was involved in the front line, what did you do?
You make those comments with the benefit of hindsight.
At the end of the day, he had his day in court and was deported pure and simple. And his behaviour I would not say is commensurate with bring a world champion, although he ultimately respected the final decision.
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Doesn’t really matter that the Covid situation has changed since he first came here, he was barred from reentering the country for 3 years. Should stay that way.
We don’t like others who think they’re above the rest.
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Very sad, nothing more painful than the loss of a child I’m sure. Equally frustrating for this family over the years.
@elephant200, that’s quite an insensitive comment.
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@Hakman, the only time we’d wear masks down here would be in a hospital or aged care facility, other than that life has been back to normal here for a while.
@Jim, in what way are we offending our major trading partner? You do realise China has imposed these taxes amongst other things as ‘punishment’ for Australia’s call for an inquiry into Covid? China has not been fair which is why this was taken to the WTO.
Our ‘Cheap, tasteless’ wine and beef is quite popular worldwide thank you very much!
We value our relationship with Japan, at least it’s one of mutual respect.
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I live in what was the most locked down state of Australia (WA) but we couldn’t stop it once our state borders opened to the rest of the country and then the world.
Zero covid sounds like an impossibility.
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Meh, he can stay away for all I care.
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It’s still a death in custody and needs to be properly investigated. The detention centre, just like a prison has a duty of care towards those in their charge.
“Tenenboim had complained of poor health immediately following the arrest, but his applications to prefectural police and the detention center for medical assistance from March 2021 were not approved.”
if the man asked for medical assistance why was this not provided? Is it something one has to ‘earn’???
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Coming to my city…rare for a foreign leader!
@prionking, Albo won’t be the only one on the plane…would you prefer he organised a Teams meeting instead?
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He can test his missiles in his own backyard as far as I’m concerned. Lobbing them over Japan is a bit risky don’t you think? That’s how conflicts could start…
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This apology is a good first step, wish her all the best.
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Or with wooden forks?
They’re available here from take away shops, knife/fork/spoon..
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“However, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s airport division said it will continue investigating the alleged assault with Murata’s consent”
Why do they need the consent of the offender to investigate his actions? I’m absolutely stumped!
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Fair enough, my error. Mistakenly thought it was upon entry but noticed he had arrived a month earlier.
We will never know his reasons, if any, for not voluntarily returning to Cameroon, however the fact still remains he died whilst in the care of the state. Whether it’s prison, immigration detention or whatever, there is a duty of care required and in this instance like the Wishma matter I feel the state has failed in this duty.
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@Mio, I find your comments grossly insensitive and most likely based on limited information.
The Cameroonian man was detained upon entry not whilst he was already here.
The underlying point in these matters is once someone is in the custody of the state then the state is ultimately responsible for their well-being.
Doesn’t matter their history/background etc.
Ask yourself this, would you be satisfied with such treatment if this was your friend/relative?
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If this happened in Australia it is called a death in custody, resulting in a coronial enquiry where ultimately court ordered findings/changes will be made and possibly charges laid.
After Wishma I’d hope there are some concrete changes made to Japanese immigration detention facilities. This sort of thing should not happen again
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Good, he’s a dropkick.
I wish sports stars would show more sportsmanship qualities these days…
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The way this article is written makes it sound like a civil issue when in fact it sounds criminal. Forcible confinement, deprivation of liberty comes to mind.
Has a criminal complaint been made???
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I thought Japan has world class health care, I’m surprised that hospitals would turn coronavirus patients away. It would never happen down here. Our public hospital system may not be perfect but it doesn’t discriminate.
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Not a fan of the WHO in light of their initial handling of the pandemic, however good he has been stood down.
I mean seriously, the man works for the ‘United Nations’ so he should be mindful of how he deals with other cultures/races. Was there no such code of conduct or the like?
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