AustPaul's past comments

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    AustPaul

    I lived there for about 6 years in the late 90's but never got stopped by the Police, although it seems many are.

    I think the issue really is why are foreigners in general being stopped? Why are they still being fingerprinted? It doesn't happen in most other countries I am aware of and is not really good PR for the Police if it is for no apparent reason...

    Treat others how you would like to be treated..?

    Posted in: Gov't to step up measures to prevent terrorism in Japan

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    AustPaul

    Oh no...2 arrests??? Considering the numbers of people out and about only two getting locked up is very good!

    Let them have their fun, safely of course. These things can be managed with planning and the proper engagement with the public, good experience in the lead up to the Olympics.

    Clueless, I hear you mate...

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    AustPaul

    I travelled to Japan in March and April, didn't take my passport with me when I was out and about as I wanted to leave it at the inlaws. I did however have a photocopy of it on me in case as well as other forms of ID which I felt would suffice, although I never get stopped!

    I can understand if he committed an offence and had no ID then lock him up until they establish identity but being locked up just for not having his passport on him sounds extreme.

    You wait till the Olympics he won't be the only one...

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    AustPaul

    Admirable man, I hope he gets due recognition in Japan. Can I assume there are adequate support services in Japan to assist with people contemplating suicide? JT, perhaps such information could be placed at the end of such articles?

    Posted in: Retired Japanese man who saved over 500 from suicide to be featured in documentary

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    AustPaul

    Noble713

    Public roads are not meant for people to drag each other on, regardless of whether they aren't drinking or running red lights. That thinking is a bit naive isn't it? You want to race and drive like an idiot? Go to a racetrack as you mentioned..

    Posted in: Man arrested over about fatal car crash, hit-and-run

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    AustPaul

    From what I have read here and heard from others the system sounds absolutely disgraceful. Iron beard, did your embassy assist you in any way? I'm sure the western media would have been interested in a story like this.

    Before anyone says 'it's the system in Japan..' bare in mind that it does not look good for Japan on the international stage. I think it's high time for Japan to get with the rest of the world on many issues.

    Now I see why there is apparently a '99%' conviction rate! Most likely Duress!

    Posted in: Amnesty Int'l criticizes Japan in 2014/15 human rights report

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    AustPaul

    It's happened a few times here in Australia with some Japanese caught trying to smuggle wildlife out. I'm hoping the Thais will send the rught message to stop any future attempts.

    Posted in: 2 Japanese men arrested at Bangkok airport for wildlife smuggling

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    AustPaul

    I don't see any issues with it, good on them! Protect and serve and keep fit whilst doing it!

    Posted in: Running police keep the peace at Tokyo Marathon

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    AustPaul

    Jake Search warrants are a tool to assist an investigation and there must be reasonable suspicion that something exists on those premises before a magistrate or judge can issue a warrant. Not every warrant results in someone getting locked up at the end of it.

    As far as what set off the gunman, we may never know. The raids were a few months back now of which I don't think he was a part of, but bear in mind that his appeal to the High Court the week before to have his conviction for postal harassment charges overturned had failed.

    Our nation has suffered a bit over the last week and a half and as far as the reputation of the Police and the 'state', I'd say the public is right behind them.

    My two cents worth

    Posted in: Australian police conduct counter-terrorism raids across Sydney

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    AustPaul

    @ disillusioned...

    Are you serious? Why were you 'detained' if you reported it? I'm a bit confused about that, you were a witness and should technically be free to leave whenever you wish.....Oops, maybe in Japan you are 'detained' for questioning too...

    Ridiculous..

    It's 2014 Japan...

    Posted in: Police launch 'chikan eradication' campaign at Ikebukuro Station

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    AustPaul

    With theOlympics a few years down the track the central govt should nip this sort of thing in the bud now. Not a good look for Japan in the eyes of the world

    Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match

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    AustPaul

    @SamuraiBlue Where did you read this? I agree there weren't many Japanese POWs in Australia (about 2,200 in late 1944) but not sure if there was a 'take no prisoners policy' at the time....

    Posted in: Gory Japanese war film shocks, thrills Venice film festival

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    AustPaul

    Absolutely deplorable. I cannot imagine such a thing happening here.

    Here there are child abuse sections of most state police forces which would have got the referral to investigate signs of abuse. Surely they would have something similar in Japan?

    RIP little man

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    AustPaul

    Haven't seen anything on the TV here about this... Budgie, aren't foreigners in Japan afforded the same rights as locals? I mean Japanese do overseas to a certain extent.

    Posted in: Australian activist takes dolphin slaughter town to court

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    AustPaul

    Well the burden of proof lies with the prosecution does it not? Not surprised he refuses to talk as I'm sure most crooks would be the same if faced with similar charges

    Hopefully the police can make a good case against him

    Posted in: Suspect in murder of woman at Yokosuka hotel refuses to talk to police

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    AustPaul

    The Geriatric Jijis! Gentlemen, time to step down and enjoy the golden years... Young people of Japan, time to step up.

    Posted in: Ishihara, old guard launch Next Generation Party

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    AustPaul

    Apparently he wants our laws....

    From the ninemsn site.....'He pointed out that Australia hadn’t had a single mass shooting since the crackdown on gun violence in the wake of 1996’s Port Arthur shootings'

    It seems to be quite difficult to push laws that would curtail such violence through the American system of government. A real shame....

    Posted in: Obama urges national soul searching over gun violence

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    AustPaul

    Why is immigration viewed with suspicion? By whom? The govt or the populace? Skilled migration may be the best solution.

    Posted in: Japan should stabilize population at 100 mil by 2060: panel

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    AustPaul

    Bangs?? Had to look that one up! (Fringe) It all makes sense now..

    Posted in: What type of girlfriend are you? Wait a minute, let me check your bangs

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    AustPaul

    Actually Stewie I am sure in many other countries this would be treated as a terrible accident and the issue of how much the train operator lost in earnings would not dared be brought up..

    The last thing the grieving family needs is to pay compo for the rail company.

    J legal system baffles me sometimes

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