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Posted in: Japan hangs 3 death-row inmates; 1st executions in 2 years See in context

@letsberealistic

How about a comparison with somewhere in Europe or New Zealand, Canada etc.?

Okay, have you read this?

Japan is ranked 15th most fair Justice System in the world(2nd in g7) and 9th most fair in Criminal Justice subcategory (2nd in g7).

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Posted in: Japan hangs 3 death-row inmates; 1st executions in 2 years See in context

@Letsberealistic

the paper found that Japanese prosecutors have a far more pressing need to be selective. In the U.S., the federal government employs 27,985 lawyers, and the states employ another 38,242 (of which 24,700 are state prosecutors). In Japan, with about a third of the U.S. population, the entire government employs a mere 2,000. Despite Japan having a low crime rate, such numbers create a significant case overload for prosecutors. In the U.S., there are 480 arrests (96 serious cases) per year per state prosecutor. (The actual figure is lower as some are prosecuted in federal court). In Japan, the figure is 700 per year per prosecutor. In the U.S., a rough estimate is that 42% of arrests in felony cases result in prosecution - while in Japan, the figure is only 17.5%.

In murder, U.S. police arrested 19,000 people for 26,000 murders, in which 75% were prosecuted, and courts convicted 12,000 people. In Japan, 1,800 people were arrested for 1,300 murders, but prosecutors tried only 43%. Had the allegation that Japanese prosecutors use weak evidence mostly based on (forced) confessions to achieve convictions been true, the larger proportion of arrests would have resulted in prosecutions and eventual conviction. But the opposite is true. In fact, the data indicates that Japanese prosecutors bring charges only when the evidence is overwhelming, and the likelihood of conviction is near absolute, which gives a greater incentive for the accused to confess and aim for a lighter sentence, which, in turn, results in a high rate for confession.

The Japanese criminal justice system, despite retaining the death penalty, is relatively lenient in sentencing by the standard of the United States. Outside capital cases, many of those sentenced to life sentences are paroled within 15 years. Those convicted of less heinous murder and manslaughter are likely to serve less than 10 years. Those convicted of rape will often serve less than two to five years. It is even possible for someone convicted of murder to serve a suspended sentence if the defense successfully argues for mitigating circumstances. Moreover, in Japanese criminal proceedings, the conviction and sentencing phases are separate. In the Japanese criminal justice system, these are distinct phases, echoing that of common law jurisdictions where sentencing is usually remitted to a later hearing after a finding of guilt. The court proceedings first determine guilt, then a second proceeding takes place to determine the sentence. Prosecutors and defense teams argue each phase. Defense lawyers, given the predictability of the outcome in term of guilt once the charge is brought, together with the leniency of punishment (except in death penalty cases), often advise the accused to confess their guilt in a trial. Remorse is seen as a mitigating factor that tends to bring reduced sentences.

Ever heard of the word " research " ? Japan is ranked 15th most fair Justice System in the world(2nd in g7) and 9th most fair in Criminal Justice subcategory (2nd in g7).

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Posted in: Japan hangs 3 death-row inmates; 1st executions in 2 years See in context

From those 107 people how many innocent people are there because they were forced to confess?

Japan has the second lowest Rate of 'Forced Confessions' in G7(first being Germany).

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Posted in: ‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Drive My Car’ make Oscars shortlist See in context

The winner is definitely going to be either Drive my car or The worst person in the world in the international feature category. Others don't stand a chance.

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Posted in: LA critics pick Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’ as year’s best See in context

@oldman_13

drive my car is a long movie but it isn't slow at all.

 I miss the days of visionary Japanese directors like Takashi Miike and Kinji Fukasaku who did not shy away from making controversial movies that proved influential in other countries.

Most of takaashi mike's most controversial movies are made in the last decade only. He made movies as recently as last year.

Lots of emphasis on tension, horror, action, intense character interactions, biting social commentary, the list goes on, all of it easily relatable to all audiences regardless of nationality or language. International audiences want to be entertained

well, Anime does a better job at this.

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Posted in: LA critics pick Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’ as year’s best See in context

@Mark

obviously, He isn't living on the same planet.

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Posted in: The powerful effects of the 'Matrix' See in context

Matrix 4 was not a good movie at all. Disappointed.

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Posted in: Spidey nets 3rd best opening of all time with $253 million See in context

@samit basu

Actually no. We had matrix 4 released well before USA. Sony movies are always delayed in Japan. SONY releases it's movies here with a few adjustments rather than just release the movie with a dub and subtitles. Sony uses it's Hollywood movies to promote Sony music Japan's artists. A jpop group sixtones's song for example is the official Song for Spiderman nwh here in Japan's version of Spiderman nwh.

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Posted in: Japan launches COVID-19 vaccine certificate app See in context

Works like a charm. Had no trouble at all. A dub for the digital agency.

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Posted in: LA critics pick Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’ as year’s best See in context

The LA group isn’t the first to single out “Drive My Car,” about a widowed actor and director and the relationship he develops with his chauffeur, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of Film Critics awarded “Drive My Car” best picture honors as well. It also took best international feature at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

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Posted in: 'Final Fantasy XIV' game sales suspended because too many people want to play it See in context

Yoshi-P, suffering from success.

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Posted in: Japan trade recovers as supply chain troubles ease See in context

Question: after the scandal around the government's GDP figures this week, how can we trust these figures?

The construction data from few small construction firms got overcounted. Those firms aren't big enough to affect the final GDP figures in any way.

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Posted in: Toyota promises more electric models, investment See in context

@Samit Basu

Akio Toyoda speaks English quite well. He just didn't speak in the event as he didn't wanna confuse the reporters(there was a QandA session after the event) who aren't good at English. He did his MBA in USA if I remember correctly.

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Posted in: Toyota promises more electric models, investment See in context

Was watching this live stream along with a red haired arrogant Greenpeace east Asia spokesperson. It was funny to see her jaws dropoff for like a minute and then come back to senses.

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Posted in: Tokyo museum apologizes for calling 'Demon Slayer' brothel district setting a 'glamorous world' See in context

Bruh... People are taking this anime way too seriously lol.

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Posted in: Golden Globes announce nominations to a skeptical Hollywood See in context

Ofc, HFPA continues look down upon foreign language Films. Only one nomination for Drive my car? Seriously? It's far better than anything Hollywood produced this year.

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Posted in: Lineup for end-of-year Kohaku song contest 2021 revealed See in context

@Harry Gatto

majority of the artists here are self made without any support from the so called talent agencies. the above comments are BS. only a few are johnny's or 46 groups.

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Posted in: Japan's hit 'One Piece' anime marks 1,000th episode See in context

One or two more years and this ends..

manga ending in 5 years ig..

@morbius

One piece doesn't have as many fillers as Naruto tho. if I recall, it's got like 90 filler episodes so far out of which more than 50 are before the 200 episode.

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Posted in: Electric vehicles get spotlight at Los Angeles Auto Show See in context

@Samit Basu

Subaru Solterra has almost the same range along with AWD.

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Posted in: Japan to launch 2nd SDF space operations unit in FY 2022 See in context

But I think/hope Japan will be responsible, so I support this.

not a well known fact but Japan is a world leader in cleaning space Junk.

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Posted in: Uno back on top after NHK Trophy win See in context

@Richard Gallagher

AFP, not Japan Times.

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Posted in: Japanese fans react to Netflix live-action 'One Piece' casting See in context

@/justasking

the JApanese version of death note adaptation is atleast a 100 times better than the Hollywood version and Japan has a better track record in making anime adaptations than Hollywood.

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Posted in: Many puzzled online over news that 'Joker' may never be shown on Japanese TV See in context

Now that's stupid given how many Joker-like anime and manga are produced each year here in Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese fans react to Netflix live-action 'One Piece' casting See in context

At least they are not Japanese actors. We all know if Japanese actors are cast, they will just use the usual anime voices without facial expressions.

That's blatantly false and Mackenyu(Zoro) is a Japanese actor.

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Posted in: Toshiba spins off energy, computer device units See in context

@septim dynasty

Takeover laws updated. not gonna be easy at all to own .

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Posted in: Japan beats Vietnam 1-0; Australia, Saudi Arabia draw 0-0 in World Cup qualifying See in context

@Tom Doleyit wasn't a great win at all, yes but in no way that's a lucky win. Moriyasu is terrible in managing the team even then, there was absolutely no way Japan was gonna lose to Vietnam.

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Posted in: Get ready for more games: 'Squid Game' readies for Season 2 See in context

@MilesTeg

As the gods will live action was made in one week. Takashi miike just doesn't work on a film that takes more than a week to make and wow, VIP's acting is squid games sure was damn good. props to the older, much experienced actors ig. Writing and direction, Alice in borderland excelled a lot more than squid games. dialogue, well squid games managed to be a quite dramatic even if the entire plot was sh1t and full of misses so, dialogue writing, squid game is better.

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Posted in: Get ready for more games: 'Squid Game' readies for Season 2 See in context

Good question. Yes. I do not deny that there are some Japanese directors exploring the dark side of Japanese society, but they are generally not welcomed by Japanese viewers.

False

I talk about the popularity. Let me show an example. The most popular TV shows of Japanese Netflix this year:

Netflix has a terrible library of Japanese shows which is why Netflix has been the worst performing streaming service in Japan for many years. in 2020, Netflix was the most HATED brand in Japan.

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Posted in: Get ready for more games: 'Squid Game' readies for Season 2 See in context

@Tom san

squid game is a kaiji inspired show. check out kaiji. it's way more complex, got a lot more interesting subplots, way better games, way better in every way. kaiji manga serialization started in 1996 and it's still going strong with more than 80 volumes released. You can also check out it's 26 episode anime adaptation which aired in 2007.

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Posted in: Nissan triples profit forecast despite chip crunch See in context

@bokuda

Don't worry. Nissan's got sufficient cash on hand, so it isn't a zombie at all.

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