RodneyToday 09:34 am JST
Teenage daughter on a train after midnight? Cram school?
Who cares what she was doing. She was on the train, doesn't mean she should get sexually assaulted.
shogun36Today 07:54 am JST
but also this…..why was this teenage girl, assuming she was between the ages of 13-17, but we wouldn’t know by reading this article. Alone on a train, that late on a SUNDAY night?
I can always count on the Japan Today comment section for victim-blaming. Who cares why she was on the train late? She could have been out committing crimes, but that doesn't mean she deserves to be sexually assaulted.
These comments are always so gross.
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GoodToday 04:57 pm JST
More cameras, less groping, less fake accusations, less suicides
Innocent people don't commit suicide. Also, more cameras on trains aren't going to help. When people are packed into a busy train, you're not going to see anything happen on a camera and these perverts know this. They just hope the women will keep quiet and not say anything.
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Guy sitting next to me yesterday was taking upskirt pics of girls across from me. The girls didn't even make an attempt to close their legs and knew what they were doing, so I didn't report it.
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Could be worse. I went with two friends so one of us always went in the singles line. Had a junior high girl piss during the ride and it went all over me. She cried a lot so it was hard to get mad. USJ gave me some clean clothes but what I needed was a shower. Long lines, big drinks, and roller coasters don’t mix.
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They all are certainly not innocent, if you have the cash. Once you build a relationship with some of these women, you get their number. Side phone probably, but still. After that, they'll see you outside of the club. Of course you're still paying for everything. Throw around enough money, they'll definitely do whatever you want. Hell, I've even had the management and security guards tell me I can sleep with the hostesses if I pay enough.
The point is, these places aren't completely innocent. Plenty of bad sh*t happens, especially if you're in Roppongi or Kabukicho. I can understand why this person is upset, and it's her right to be upset. However, she has to work it out with her J husband.
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So much trash in these comments.
Driving under the influence happens all of the time in Okinawa. Okinawa has the largest rate of alcoholism in Japan due to the discounted taxes on alcohol (due to their poverty). The lack of public transportation doesn't stop people from drinking, they just drive afterwards. It's only news when a US service member does something stupid. But for every 1 service member arrested for a DUI, there were probably 100+ Japanese arrested for the same thing.
Also, those saying "most" Japanese don't want them in Okinawa, that's bull. Especially with COVID and no tourists, TONS of restaurants, bars, shops, hotels, property owners, etc. rely on the US military to survive. These young kids have no idea what to do with their money so they spend it on cars they can't even take back home, food, alcohol, shopping, strip clubs, etc.
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He'll move and become a police officer in a new city. No jail time and no fine. Disgusting justice system.
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Fighto!Oct. 16 08:07 am JST
Whether people like it or not. Japan is very slowly becoming a little more dangerous.
Any real crime statistics to back that up?
Didn't think so.
Japan is seeing less crime year by year. It is getting safer.
can’t have bad statistics if the police refuse to take reports. Japanese police are useless. I’ve had two occasions personally where they refused to file a report because I waited (incidents happened at night and I went to file a report in the morning) and another where my friend was groped and they refused to file a report.
sure, you won’t get shot in Japan but it’s definitely not getting safer. Plenty of bad things happen often.
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ScorpionSep. 25 06:44 am JST
Only 5 Years for MURDER? This has to be a joke! What the heck Japan‼️
You must be new here. It’s often 0 years. I’m honestly surprised to see this sentence.
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Fighto!Today 08:36 am JST
Why isnt the sicko scum named? Bye bye to your job, pervert.
Doubtful. Usually, they just get reprimanded.
therougouToday 10:55 am JST
Arresting obviously isn't enough. They need to be named and shamed. Why is this guy being protected like a minor?
You must be new here. Old Japanese men will protect other Japanese men. Most cases like this are dismissed and the offended receive a light slap on the wrist. Most likely won't even be fired from his job.
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baroque1888Today 07:33 am JST
Feel extremely sorry for the victim. This criminal should be sentenced to a minimum of sixty years in prison with no chances of parole. We need to discourage violence so we can live in tranquility.
this is Japan, he will be sentenced to:“prosecution dropped. No reason was given” and then he’ll be off to do it again.
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Next weeks news “Prosecution dropped, no reason given by the prosecution.” Boys parents will pay off the girls parents and call it a day. He’ll be free to do it again to another child.
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And he’ll be free as soon as he pays the girls family. Prosecution dropped “no reason given.” Then he’ll be back on SNS looking for his next victim.
The next victim’s family should be able to sue the previous family for accepting a bribe and not prosecuting.
Japan is safety land!
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They're only reporting the number of tests when it's a low percentage now lol. We were seeing 30%+ positives, now half the time the articles omit the number of tests. Anyway, glad to see that closing restaurants and bars at 8pm is working really well. lol.
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MontyToday 07:29 am JST
Shops are closing, people are losing jobs...damned...that is really sad.
I will continue to support my favorite Mom and Pop Izakaya in my neighborhood.
I dont want them to close down too, so I am trying my best to support them.
At least I am doing something to help.
Your mom and pop izakaya is getting 60,000¥ per day to close early. That's likely more than the small izakayas make in the last few hours of a day. I don't think you need to worry about them. The big chains get nothing and they're the ones closing.
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RecklessToday 07:16 pm JST
What could he possibly want from a teenage girl? They would have nothing to talk about.
what all creepy Japanese men who kidnap little girls want, sex. I’m sure he raped her and that news will come out later. He’ll also get no jail time after he pays off the family.
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The boys parents will just pay the victims family and nothing will happen to them. Even if the victim dies, there is no chance of prosecution. Just look up the Junko Furuta case.
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nothing ever happens to them, so they have no fear of getting caught. If caught they’ll just do it again and again. Maybe they’ll lose their jobs, but they’ll just move on to a new job. Japan is an absolute terrible place to raise children or be a woman
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"Ask eateries that serve alcohol to close at 8 pm". Ah, yes, perfect because corona only affects people who are drinking alcohol.
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Guy who jumped on the car should also be charged.
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DeeToday 03:30 pm JST
Shot the suspect in the thigh? Only fired twice? Lucky for him that the officer never received any training in the U.S.
it’s a good thing the bullet didn’t go through his leg and ricochet into a small child. It’s common sense to shoot the largest part of someone’s body. No one is shot to “injure”, it’s a last resort put them down. Trying to hit a smaller target like a leg is just stupid. The chance of missing, a ricochet, or hitting an artery and causing death anyways is high.
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