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Posted in: How to apprehend a 'chikan' and protect women from being groped on a train See in context

In cases where the chikan is not a policeman, I have heard they often operate as a group. Grab one guy and you may have a group against you. Grab the guy's phone, and you run the risk of being accused of being a thief, and there may be a group of witnesses to support the accusation

No these days they just work alone, once someone spot them they will ran away.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/suspected-groper-arrested-after-jumping-onto-train-tracks-and-fleeing-from-station

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Posted in: How to apprehend a 'chikan' and protect women from being groped on a train See in context

Well, I suspect the station staff is more to blame than the police. Your attempt to arrest him also qualified for Assault. The station staff either out of negligence or intent gave him a chance to delete the videos.

There were lot of things those officer can do to confirm, they can asked station staffs whether they were a victim or other witnesses. They can check security camera. Instead doing all of those they just focus on @do the hustle.

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Posted in: How to apprehend a 'chikan' and protect women from being groped on a train See in context

@numan @finally rich

You can be attained for taking videos and photos of people.

It really depends on your purpose on taking video or pictures, in case in order to gather evidence that video and pictures can be used to court as evidence.

Check these article.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2020/01/20/issues/remain-calm-when-stopped-police-japan/

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2017/01/22/how-tos/recording-public-places-japan-privacy-portrait-rights-come-play/

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Posted in: Renault, Nissan chief engineers to meet, revive R&D projects See in context

Renault's engineering boss will meet his counterpart at Nissan in Japan this week

> @Silvafan

Yeah, I would not meet anyone in Japan if I work for Renault!

> @zones2surf

All I can say is this...

Yeah, good luck with that!

I think MOJ Internet FAQ convincing enough for him to come to Japan.

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Posted in: Renault, Nissan chief engineers to meet, revive R&D projects See in context

If you let Renault at the wheel again, 10 years from now... Even 5 years Nissan won't exist anymore!

Before Ghosn arrived Nissan is suffering heavy loss and it wasn't because they have bad product but because their own internal factors.

Ghosn destroyed the quality of cars produced by Nissan. Constantly cutting cost over QUALITY!

Cost cutting is not necessarily cutting quality, you can check what things his been done Nissan in the beginning.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki

Kelly Luce had an accuser that superficially had no reason to lie.

No, everyone has a reason to lie. Not only customer but also employee or even owner they have a reason to lie.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/cafe-owner-detained-over-false-report-about-robbery

The accuser herself is evidence. And speaking reasonably, if a shoplifter was caught before leaving the shop, they'll make the same statement as Kelly - I didn't intend to leave. (Oh really?)

There are obvious case of shoplifter that can be seen even before left the shop, for example putting shopping goods inside bag or pocket instead putting in basket case or their hand but that's not the case of Kelly Luce.

So just having someone accuse you is good enough in Japan to put you in detention, thank you for your confirmation.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki

Fact check: In that case, they used DNA analysis (you can say it is flawed, but that wasn't known at the time).

Fact check in Sugaya's case: he also said about forced confession during his interrogation, when DNA analysis is not available at that time it doesn't mean you can use forced confession in your justice system right?

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Posted in: Lebanon, Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate See in context

At least one fair trial would be resolved if he does get extradited. He will be out behind bars. And none can call it unfair, because then they will have to eat their words and give all bail. After all if someone can make a run and not be considered a flight risk there won't be any standards left.

How can you be so sure? Beside that MOJ faq nothing is really change in Japan so far.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

Should and can are different words. One thing I learnt from all these months of protest in HK is how hard it can be to get tape. And it seems to be true even for tapes that might contain information that would exculpate police (so presumably they are interested in getting it), held by corporations that are accused of being lapdogs to the government.

Why HK?

I don't think it is a matter of ability than that television cop shows have greatly undersold the actual difficulties in getting that tape. If you think about it, the CCTV footage is the property of either the shop or the security company (for Kelly's case). I'm not sure if you should be that happy about a hypothetical society where police have the perogatives to seize possession of private property that does not even belong to a suspect.

Getting CCTV is is that hard? For Kelly Luce case that kmart is one of party that being involved in her case, they can give assistance to authority if only authority ask them in the first place. Even is not necessarily mean by seizure of recording only seeing footage is shouldn't that hard.

Days after Ghosn escape they can easily get that footage within days or case of missing Vietnamese girl in Chiba during 2017, they can get and analyzed CCTV recording pretty quick. It doesn't need to take 23 days like Kelly Luce's case.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki

As it turns out, they cared enough to not only get the tape, but they bothered to continue getting it even after they have gotten a confession and handed out a kiso yuyo.

They only care about their case, that's why they bother to get that tape to see Kelly Luce in action in that kmart.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki

She was badly served by the diplomatic counsel, who effectively defamed the criminal justice system of his host country by suggesting that her actual guilt or innocence does not matter. She herself did not have faith in the criminal system, so she decided to fold.

Her diplomatic counsel just give advise based on fact that happens in her host country. As Ghosn said if you don't confess things just getting worst since they will try to break her even harder and not all people can handle that. So her diplomatic counsel just doesn't want bad things happened to her.

That should actually be a ball on the side of them caring - in the United States if Kelly had folded like this due to bad counsel, the case would have ended there due to the adversarial system. Further, she would have had to plead guilty to a judge and not a prosecutor, which would mean a conviction on the record.

You can not compared her if she were being accused for the same thing in US, in US she would have access lawyer immedately and maximum detention she have to do only 1 day max while in Japan it's 23 days! So no need for her to confess at all if she were being detained in US.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki

That's true everywhere. Consider this lawyer's comments on the episode's opening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mHWVaZweGI

You use a clip from TV series to backup your comment?

Even that TV series is refering to public defender not private practice lawyer. Public defender usually have to deal with many cases so they usually just ask a suspect to plead guilty so their cases becoming less and less. So it's not true everywhere.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

First, "innocent until proven guilty" is for the government, not the common citizenry. It is both inexigible and dangerous. Or are you seriously saying you can see a robber or worse a murderer do his thing in front of you but you are willing and able to pretend in all respects he isn't a criminal because he hasn't been convicted yet?

For a robber that caught in the act or with plenty of evidences that support that claim, is not an issue at all if that robber is being detained. The problem is ordinary people that just being accussed even without evidence they treat them as criminals, like case of Kelly Luce.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

Plus Ghosn never said he was forced to make confession, not to mention false confession. All he said was prosecutor(s) told him " Confess, and things get easier (most probably translated by interpreter this way, no one knows how exactly the prosecutor said it )" Is this forcing confession?

Of course there are many way in forcing a confession

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nissan-ghosn-son/japanese-prosecutors-want-ghosn-to-sign-confession-says-son-paper-idUSKCN1OZ0NI

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Posted in: Lebanon, Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate See in context

Lebanon and Japan have about 40 days to decide whether ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be extradited to Japan or stand trial in Lebanon

Not sure if he'll be extradited but at least Ghosn can find out MOJ really up to by February or March this year instead 2021.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

To say Japanese prosecutors have a nearly 100 percent conviction rate is misleading. They have a high rate of conviction simply because they only indict in cases where they’re sure of getting a conviction.

No, 99.4% is correct once you got indicment your convictiion will be 99.4%. Most people they being detained while waiting for trial, while some lucky people can get bail. People who stay in detention they can easily break down so people who make false confession not necessarily guilty.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

It took them this long to respond?

They shock when they found out what Ghosn said is correct. When Ghosn claim 99.4% conviction rate after you got indicted that's right after that MOJ claim it's only 37% but that uses other way to measure.

When Ghosn claim 8 hours interrogation, they try to find away to make that number smaller. What they do is to make average interrogation lower is by using number of days Ghosn in custody.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

Details of Ghosn interrogation schedule is reported by his lawyer, Takashi Takano.

http://blog.livedoor.jp/plltakano/archives/65953931.html

His interrogation still continued during weekend, Christmas eve, Christmas day, during new year eve and new year holiday.

There are days he was interrogated even up until eleven to twelve hours.

Ghosn also said during his press release, please check security camera to verified his claim.

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Posted in: Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says See in context

Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says

Japan should ban companies to make workers do unpaid overtime work, Japan should let lawyer present during interrogations etc.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

@gaijinpapa

people are arrested and detained for long periods of time and then released before indictment. In my case I told the truth from beginning to end. I wasn’t interrogated. I was told someone was going to come to talk to me but was released. I had done nothing wrong. But a week of my life and dignity was taken from me.

So you are innocent, but instead of being held overnight, or told to answer questions on another day , you can be there for days or weeks, and lose your job and reputation.

> @sensei258

I like to recount this story when I read articles like this. Our family experienced Japanese Justice first hand. My step-son was incarcerated for more than 2 weeks, and subjected to multiple interrogations and drug test (all of which were negative) simply because someone else in trouble mentioned his name. We had to hire a lawyer and threaten to sue just to get him released.

gaijinpapa and sensei258 tell stories where people being detained for weeks then being released without any indictment at all. There are plenty stories like this, since official claim that only 37% of accused person being proceed with indicment. That means 63% can be detained for weeks like gaijinpapa that's not went to any interogation at all. In case of sensei258's step son wen to detention was only because someone mentioned his name, no more than that.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

The floor was plywood covered in tatami colored paper and the lights were on all the time. I didn’t sleep the whole 8 days.

McIntyre said that he can not sleep well too, while in detention.

The checks and balances were a total joke. The DA and the judge just rubber stamped my continued confinement even though it was obvious I was innocent. They searched my cell every day at all hours of the night sirens blazing and wouldn’t let me talk to anyone in English because I didn’t have a translator. The asked me details of my life and kids which they turned around and twisted and published in the paper in a sick, false way.

Ghosn wondering while he still in Japan, how come information about his case is being leaked all the time, while he can not reach to reporter at all.

They even made me volunteer for dna testing even though they new I was to be released (I didn’t know).

That collection is voluntarily base since they just want to try their luck to see whether you were involved in the past crime or even future crime.

After a week I finally requested a lawyer (seemed like a total scam although he did get me out) He worked a total of about 2 hours and shook me down for 5000$. Everyone, especially my lawyer, wanted me to confess and they would let me out in a day, or keep being innocent and spend 2 years in jail for crazy charges.

Most of appointed lawyer unless you choose yourself your lawyer, they'all ask you to confess.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

If anything, Kelly Luce is a case where the system worked - even after she made a false confession,

System worked? If you mean the system able to make Kelly Luce break mentally so she confess for things that she didn't do then you can say that system works.

But that's not system that should exist in modern world.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki

Every time we get into a discussion about the Japanese justice system, we get the inevitable unsubstantiated whines from several people, 

In Japan you have to fight for something that's should be your right from the beginning like fair trail, speedy trial and presumption of innocence, things that should be exist modern justice system. Like Ghosn's Lawyer mentioned that prosecutors still try to preparing their case and evidence indefinitely while Ghosn is being detained.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

One man was arrested for assault a month of detention interrogation turns out from security camera footage he is 45cm taller than the assulter. Lost his job his Japanese in laws never again trust him. They had the footage from the start but insisted he confess. 

Same like Kelly Luce's case at Kawasaki Kmart where there is a footage that easy enough to clear her allegation within hour but they just detained her for weeks until she confessed to things she didn't do.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

@Akie

if you are not sure, then don't charge and don't accuse and don't assume, OK ?

That's not the case in Japan. Just check Kelly Luce's case where she was being accused for committing a crime in Kawasaki Kmart where she didn't do at all.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

@kazetsukai

However, it is a detention center, a prison of sort, so one cannot expect to live as if confined to a home or an apartment. One is placed there for a reason.

Reason? Some innocent people end up there because outdated system, where people need prove their innocent as mentioned by MOJ.

That reason is determined by laws and not at the whim of any individual. When one commits a crime in a any country, one must abide by such laws .

If there were being red handed being caught in act, won't argue about there kind of case. But there are cases where innocent people even have no clue charge brought against them, all they got is constant coerced confession during detention.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

We can use the Ghosn case as an example of how untrue the above statement is. He was interrogated for up to 8 hours daily. He was threatened with, "Confess or things will get worse." They then punished him by keeping him in solitary confinement, disallowing him any contact with the outside world with no internet or media and banned him from any contact with his family. And, he was only permitted to bathe once a week. This is totally contrary to the above statement. If this statement is untrue, it is logical to conclude the rest of the Q & A is also a load of defensive BS!

 8 hours even more, Ghosn's Lawyer, Takano put Ghosn interrogation detail in his blog post.

http://blog.livedoor.jp/plltakano/archives/65953931.html

Scott McIntyre detention condition is being described

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/19/former-sbs-reporter-scott-mcintyre-arrested-in-japan-reportedly-over-search-for-his-children

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

@BertieWooster

a foreign detainee who didn't speak Japanese. He had been held in solitary confinement for several months, interrogated for hours on end, in conditions described above. He had been staying in a friend's apartment when there was a raid and the police had found drugs. He maintained that he didn't know about the drugs and that it was nothing to do with him. They were trying to get a confession out of him. The guy was in a terrible state, jumping at the slightest sound. He was one step away from being a gibbering idiot.

@sensei258

I like to recount this story when I read articles like this. Our family experienced Japanese Justice first hand. My step-son was incarcerated for more than 2 weeks, and subjected to multiple interrogations and drug test (all of which were negative) simply because someone else in trouble mentioned his name. We had to hire a lawyer and threaten to sue just to get him released.

You should proud with your step-son, he doesn't do drug and he doesn't break to coerced confession. They don't care his test result, they only care to get as many people to be convicted even they know what's going on. Unfortunately your son is one of them. 

Both count from BertieWooster and sensei258 are similar like recent case of Marc Cavazos' case where he assert he is innocent up until his verdict.

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Posted in: Foreign student/cosplayer arrested in Tokyo for having fake Self-Defense Forces ID See in context

"can" ask for ID in the form of a passport or a reisdence permit in the event they have a well founded suspicion of criminal activity, but you are under no compunction to provide ID in the absence of a reasonable explanation as to why.

That's right usually they just don't have legitimate reason to stop foreigner. If they are being asked the reason, usually they just made it up which you can tell right away.

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Posted in: Foreign student/cosplayer arrested in Tokyo for having fake Self-Defense Forces ID See in context

What is bothering me most, is that someone was able to forge a realistic Japanese Self-Defense Forces ID for 2000yen...

In Japanese news its stated even less than that, it cost only 1800 yen.

Too bad cosplayer always try to imitate things without aware legal limit what they can imitate. Since he has legal problem with that card, he'll just have to miss whole semester of his school, since they detain him from October. Months of detention with everyday interrogation just like they did to Ghosn, to check whether he has used that card for other than cosplay.

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