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Posted in: Man arrested for firing BB gun at 9-year-old boy in park in Gunma Prefecture See in context

Garypen, it must be his birthday or something. Not “the gallows” today.

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Posted in: Nagano police mark one year since two colleagues and two women were murdered See in context

I think certain despicable crimes when there is absolutely no doubt as to the guilt of the perpetrator, i.e. the Kyoto animation arson murders fully deserve the death penalty.

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Posted in: Man arrested for firing BB gun at 9-year-old boy in park in Gunma Prefecture See in context

CaptDingleheimer

If he was your son, you would wear an orange jumpsuit?

Why?

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Posted in: Nagano police mark one year since two colleagues and two women were murdered See in context

Oystoi,

One of the reasons I am generally against the death penalty is that miscarriages of justify occur in this world. Particularly in a justice system so weighted towards the police and prosecutors as the one in Japan.

A case like this is cut and dried, for certain but many are not and a lot of here convictions are based on confessions alone. Confessions that are obtained in extremely dubious circumstances , under duress and without the presence of legal counsel.

You only have to see the story in the news last week about the boxer who spent so many years on death row and then had his conviction quashed.

It would appear the death penalty would have been killing an innocent man, in this case.

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Posted in: Kewell warns Yokohama must 'suffer' to win Asian Champions League See in context

“Suffer” - the latest buzz word in football. Just about every manager trots this one out now.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for indecency on Tokyo Disneyland field trip See in context

Weirdo pervert

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Posted in: Teenager referred to prosecutors for using smart glasses to cheat on university entrance exam See in context

I really wouldn’t have thought that is a criminal offence.

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Posted in: Japan economy suffers worse-than-expected contraction of 0.5% See in context

Its unpopular government which will easily be re-elected whenever the next general election is held.

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Posted in: Real estate agent arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting woman during apartment inspection See in context

15 minutes? That’s a long time.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly having sex with minor at welfare facility where he works See in context

Meiyouwenti

Admission alone certainly is enough for a conviction in Japan.

It’s what the police here seem to rely on, more often than not.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly having sex with minor at welfare facility where he works See in context

Japan really needs a sex offenders’ register to stop the likes of this guy changing jobs and repeating the same behaviour.

It’s scandalous they don’t have such a thing here, especially since the sexual crime rate seems so high.

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Posted in: Man robbed while waiting in car as wife shops in Aichi See in context

Gaijinland, it’s possible they would have accepted payment through a debit or credit card. If they had remembered their card reader.

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Posted in: Man robbed while waiting in car as wife shops in Aichi See in context

Shogun 36. Yeah, that’s what you do when you want to be arrested for attempted murder.

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Posted in: Driver arrested after fatally hitting woman on crosswalk in Hiroshima See in context

Gambling on amber.

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Posted in: ‘Angry’ parent arrested after smashing window at high school See in context

Nice sentiment AlternativeOption but I’d put money on it being as Fighto and Gazman described it.

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Posted in: Documentary focuses on man behind a cruelly bizarre 1990s Japanese reality show See in context

Do any British people remember clips from a Japanese 80s game show called Za Gaman on Tarrant on TV in the early 90s?

That was equally mental and hilarious.

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Posted in: Three 18-year-old men killed after car goes off road into rice field in Tokushima Prefecture See in context

Not to mention the almost complete lack of infant/child seatbelts usage and the police not seeming to care about it.

That’s going off-topic though.

It does look like a K-car, deadly vehicles to be in a crash in.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese gangsters wanted over killing of man in Thailand: report See in context

The two gangsters seem quite foolish to commit murder in front of and then put so much trust in this Thai driver, who has since spilled the beans.

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Posted in: Memorial service held for 107 victims of 2005 fatal train derailment in Hyogo See in context

JR West and their harsh treatment of staff were to blame for this tragedy.

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Posted in: Bloodstains found in car of man held over 2 burnt bodies in Tochigi See in context

Yeah, Sven.

Best they just continue to rely on 23 days of questioning with no access to legal counsel and a resulting “confession”.

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Posted in: Former PM Taro Aso looking to meet Trump during New York visit See in context

I’m not from America, Wandora.

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Posted in: Former PM Taro Aso looking to meet Trump during New York visit See in context

How can there be a possibility of Donald Trump becoming president of the USA again?

I completely despair of America that this can even be a possibility.

It’s completely unfathomable to me.

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Posted in: Nihon University student falls to his death; autopsy finds cannabis in system See in context

What does the fact he had traces of cannabis in his blood have to do with it?

Smoking weed (at some point in the last 3-6 months, as that is how long it stays in your system) generally doesn’t make you lose balance and fall off a building.

Drinking multiple cans of strong alcohol can, however.

It’s just a cheap way to further demonise cannabis to the Japanese masses who know absolutely nothing about it apart from what they have been preached to by people who have never smoked it and also know nothing about it (school teachers etc.).

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Posted in: Kishida cabinet's support rate rises to 23.8%: poll See in context

1 - The current LDP Prime Minister has a very low approval rating.

2 - The LDP change leader for the umpteenth time.

3 - The new leader quickly becomes equally as unpopular.

4 - Around one in three people eligible to vote in Japan actually vote and the LDP gets voted in yet again.

Repeat 1 - 4

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl dies after being hit by car; driver arrested See in context

Hawk,

The police giving the driver's name to the media implies guilt and wrongdoing.

I don't understand or agree with this practice of naming people before they have been charged with a crime.

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl dies after being hit by car; driver arrested See in context

Ken Holcomb.

Just because the victim of the accident was a child, it doesn't mean they weren't at fault (or their parents weren't at fault for not supervising them correctly). It's not always the driver's fault.

For example, if a child suddenly rides out between two parked cars right in to the path of an oncoming car and is tragically struck by the car, I fail to see why the driver should be arrested, named, shamed and accused of committing a crime.

Another example of Japan's incredibly strict and unfair legal system.

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Posted in: Junior high school students arrested over suspected cocaine use in Gifu Prefecture See in context

Wesley,

Sorry, you’ve lost me.

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Posted in: Junior high school students arrested over suspected cocaine use in Gifu Prefecture See in context

And, with regards to your pondering of where drugs in Japan come from Wesley.

You would imagine the Yakuza are behind it and they possibly source their product from China and North Korea, or South East Asia. Or Europe….

I think it is fairly ludicrous of you to suggest that the sellers in these countries’ prime motivations are to destabilise Japan and to corrupt its youth.

It’s a business and all parties are doing it to make money, as simple as that.

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Posted in: Junior high school students arrested over suspected cocaine use in Gifu Prefecture See in context

Wesley,

If you want to live in a society that executes drug dealers, perhaps you should consider relocating to Saudi Arabia or Iran or somewhere like that.

You are very much in the minority with such extreme views.

The rest of us more reasonable, moderate thinkers are satisfied with the current system of custodial sentences for such criminals.

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Posted in: Junior high school students arrested over suspected cocaine use in Gifu Prefecture See in context

Settle down Wesley.

I don’t think North Korean or Chinese agents are roaming the wilds of Gifu Prefecture searching for teenagers to give drugs to.

Have you considered the possibility that these youngsters have a connection to a local, Japanese dealer?

Honestly, the imagination some people have.

And, your suggestion of executing low level criminals, such as street drug dealers - laughable, ridiculous and completely absurd in a developed country.

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