I have been living in Japan for ten years and their police is such a disgrace.
I got stopped like eight or nine times for the crime of being caucasian/foreing looking.
And I’m just an average guy.
Japanese police is deeply racist with prejudice against visible minorities.
Oh an hope to never be involved in a quarrel with a Japanese,because no matter how right you are in the end they will always side with their nationals.
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OssanAmericaToday 11:28 am JST
jeancolmarToday 11:00 am JST
Granting Koreans born and raised in Japan full citizenship would go a long way in deflating prejudices against them.
True, But my understanding is that such ethnic Koreans living in Japan under the Special Permanent Residence status (instituted after WWII ended) have always been able to choose to apply for Japanese nationality. Why some ethinic Koreans, especially those younger ones who are mentally totally Japanese don't choose to get citizenship is very puzzling.
You are always trying to justify anything about Japan.
Have you ever heard of dual citizenship?
Most civilized countries allow this.
And I am a double as well,with two mother languages and two passports.
Japan doesn’t allow this for the archaic thinking that if their country will go to war they have to swear fidelity only to Japan.
Really racist and old mined thinking if you ask me.
These zainichi even after being born and growing here still have to choose to either keep their family identity or be assimilated cutting their bloodline.
I feel it outrageous and not from a so called civilized nation.
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The world doesn’t need a rearmed Japan.
Everytime they did we know what happened.
And especially with this government/sect in charge.
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Ah Kishida is finally coming to us.
We Europeans are struggling with this crisis and are waiting for his arrival.
Jokes apart,this guys presence in Europe is almost insignificant for us.
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Simian LaneToday 07:15 am JST
The combined might of the Allies would blow Moscow into smithereens. Pesky Putin would do very well to remember that.
You refer to NATO?
Well you are not part of our alliance,so we’re not forced to do your dirt job.
Furthermore the old right wingers at the helm of this very conservative country are showing their true face now that Russia is occupied on the other front.
Same sneaky tactic like Pear Harbour?
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I wonder how would people back in my continent react if Scholz and his party or Draghi and his coalition would send prayers to nazists and fascists.
On the other hand in a few days in Italy they celebrate the day of freedom which is april 25th.
The liberation of Italy from fascim,and it’s a national celebration.
Will ever Japan celebrate the day when the allied freed them from dictatorship?
I highly doubt it.
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There we go again,the same old ultra right wingers incompetent politicians who cares only of making money and restore the lost “honour” of their grandfathers like Kishida etc.
And the Japanese people mindlessly still vote them.
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Pure hypocrisy from Hayashi.
The minister should know that already every day in his country there are plenty of human rights violations against visible minorities in his countries from the daily denying of renting flats or entering in public SPA as the slave like status of the short term workers from Vietnam or Philippines beaten at their workplaces or forced to abort.
Or how their immigration detain centres treat the people with mental and physical abuses.
Pure tatemae from a country that want to display to the world that they are on the right side.
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These countries in their past have been abused and even assimilated by Russia in different time of history,therefore theirs worries about what is Putin doing is totally right.
The three Baltic states could finally regain independence from the USSR back in 1991 and huge parts of eastern Poland were under the Tzar russian control in the past centuries and then as a whole country a vassal state of the Warsaw pact.
Good to see these wise presidents making a stand against imperialist Russia.
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There are more creepy things about the J-police forces than a weird manga,how about the continuous harassment to visible minorities on the street or some of their "fine" officers fiming women's under the skirt and acts like that.
This country might still be an economical powerhorse but has a police system that still resemble the feudal era.
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Lately most of the news related about Japan are about increasing of military expense,military drills,military alliances and the never ending story of the changing of the constitution.
But on the other hand we barely hear about the government trying to intervene on the welfare,improvement of human rights and the impoverishment of the middle class.
Awful how these aged Jiminto/Nippon kaigi use the taxes that we pay for this country.
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AntiquesavingToday 06:43 pm JST
William77Today 06:37 pm JST
I will say it again look at other news including BBC CBC, etc...
And I tell you again,I have different sources.
On the other hand I vividly suggest you to read the FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine) Le Figarò or the neutral Corriere Della Sera.
Different countries and different stories,again the world is not only the one side of one speaking country you look at.
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tiquesavingToday 06:24 pm JST
This rule is so discriminatory and so very Japanese.
Try reading news other than JT.
Are you mocking me?
I’m native German and Italian speaker and in the news I read from my countries (I’m a double) none is denying renting to russian citizens.
The world is not a huge anglo saxon agglomeration as you might think.
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And what do normal russiansor bielorussian citizen have anything to do with the actions of their governments?
This rule is so discriminatory and so very Japanese.
Welcome to the country or prejudice and xenophobia.
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The guy is a very delusional person and deserves every single year from the sentence.
By the way,I find interesting that some of the ultra pro everything Japan posters feel entitled to criticize so harshly the French juridical system suggesting them to change
But these are the same people when someone tries to criticize Japan about anything comes to say “their country their rules”
Then better stick with your politics in this matter too.
France is NOT Japan.
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I have been stopped in the last two years four times,for the crime of doing nothing.
I’m a tall western caucasian guy living in a small city in central Japan and I find how the Japanese police racially profiles foreigners outraging.
This is how our taxes goes for these racists incompetents.
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The propaganda in this country is incredible.
With a population of over 120 million people they helped just 20 or 30 refugees?
When you see other countries way smaller than this welcoming thousand of them?
Japan is not opening it’s heart,it is just playing the tatemae game which is very good at it in front of the international community.
The right wingers old boys hawks at the helm don’t want gaijin.
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As a German I will of course support my country and as a European will have sympathy for Spain,but saying the ball is round and everything can happen.
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I applaud how Germany took seriously it’s own responsibility as part of the former Axis about it’s past horrendous crimes unlike some other countries from the former alliance,and I’m not refering to Italy.
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Very disturb news indeed but not surprising at all.
This racially profile visible minorities from the Japanese police force is enduring from a while and many reports of abuse and violation of human rights have been reported.
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Sadly this is not going to end well for Ukraine.
Even if Russia is not going to fully invade them the damage is done.
Cities totally burned to ashes,dead people and of course a broken economy.
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Finally the quasi-nonsense is over.
Restaurants that need to close early and no serving alcohol but Tokyo Subway and trains jammed packed with people in rush hours like sardines.
Japan and it’s senseless rules.
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South Korean victims are totally right,apologizing doesn't just mean to throw some money at your face and ask to forget your crimes.
This is exactly what the Japanese regime did in the last decades,rewriting their history books and omitting all the atrocities of their grandfathers.
Germany and Italy are a perfect example of two former Axis countries taking full responsibilities for their past crimes.
Japan's legendary proud and stubbornness in admitting it's fault won't allow this.
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Some people here are really fan of the prison=harsh punishment. Well in countries where such system is applied the convicts almost always keep doing crimes after the release unlike in countries like Denmark,Norway and Germany where the imprisoned is followed by a group of psychologists and are brought back as much as possible into the society and furthermore most of them won’t offend again. The iron fists can only bring fear but a conscious and fair society can bring true justice and illumination even to the lost ones.
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Countries like Norway at the top,but also Germany Denmark and Sweden showed that their prison correctional system not only benefits for rehabilitation of the convicts but also proves high human rights standard qualities. These are the ones I admire,Japan still has the medieval conception of prison=punishment which instead should be,prison+reheducation= rehabilitation.
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This is Japan after all,a country very good at self promoting it’s “cool” things but also very good at hiding to the world it’s primitive justice system,it’s still feudal society and rules and it’s legendary sexism. Japan and human rights are two words that can’t be associated,and for sure their prison standards requires the one of a boot camp.
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And meanwhile we Western Europeans are forced to buy American gas which is the triple price for us.
Russia is bad but the US is as bad.
This war is a great profit for them.
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gaijintravellerToday 07:23 pm JST
"Those who apply for refugee status will have their claims considered on the merits, the agency said."
Valid point here,in time of wars wealthier countries help the ones with war and helps as many refugees without checking at that moment the “merit” or “demerit”of a single person.
This is something that can be done when the war is over.
But the priority is first to save as many human people as possible.
Some J-apologists here argued this due to the “uniqueness” of the country.
Well,for me I call it coldness and cruelty.
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For Ukrainians without connection to Japan though, imagine being displaced by a Russian invasion only to find yourself suddenly in Japan surrounded by one of the most distinct and unique cultures in the world where barely anyone speaks English.
The senseless comment of the day.
So according to your “logic” Japan shouldn’t help them due to their “unique” culture compared to the rest of the world?
I have a news for you,not all Gaijinland is the same.
The people in Vaduz,Islamabad and Soul are totally different from each other.
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