Stay in touch with the latest and widest range of Japan News with JapanToday's News Alert newsletter.
Up to the moment news in your inbox everyday. Subscribe now!
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Already a JapanToday registered user?
Login to update your settings to subscribe to News Alert.
Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday.
Letters and numbers only; 5 to 50 characters. This cannot be changed later.
You will be sent an email to activate your account before you can log in.
Yes, I would like to receive news alerts from JapanToday
daveinjapanJul. 09, 2012 - 10:18PM JST
To Lowly, Kwabene, others, thanks for taking the time to post your opinions and provide some objectivity to this case.
Tmarie, and some of the others... Being an "Illegal alien" or whatever other crime this gentleman may have committed does NOT justify his death at the hands of these cruel and incompetent immigration officials. Since when does the end result come back to "would this have happened if he had not been illegal" or whatever? They are entirely different matters, and need to be addressed separately. Japan's penal code addresses the crime of being an illegal alien. It also covers manslaughter and other potential crimes associated with a wrongful death. They are not related. Please don't confuse the conversation with annoying comparisons. So if someone has a faulty taillight on this car and gets pulled over by 10 coppers and somehow gets beaten and killed in the process, you would ask the question "but would he have been pulled over and killed had he not had a faulty taillight"? Hopefully you can put your emotional response aside and see where I'm going with this...
Posted in: No charges over Ghana deportee's death in Japan
daveinjapanMay. 30, 2012 - 01:08PM JST
A range of viewpoints here, and interesting to see how opinions can change based on the wording and news articles. Most gaijin see anything Ishihara says as nonsense, and so in this case many are taking a stand against Ishihara and Japan. But no reason to rush to arms against Japan because Ishihara is in the middle of things.
Not that I agree with everything Yuri says, but completely agree with his stance on this island issue. I'm an American living in Japan, and have been following these developments closely over the years. The Senkaku Islands are in fact viewed as Japan's from the U.S. perspective, and that's that. Whatever "claims" Red China might have had on the islands in the past are no longer relevant.
Japan does not need to be pushed around by China. Stand your ground Japan, and be proud. Your country is one of the most beautiful, safest, cleanest, and overall best places to live in the world. Believe me, no one is saying the same about China.
Posted in: Ishihara wants to buy Senkakus to keep 'burglar' China out
May. 25, 2013 - 07:20PM JST
Don't spoil the boys fun let them learn the hard way.
Posted in: 4 researchers exposed to radiation at Tokaimura lab
May. 25, 2013 - 07:16PM JST
In Italy we have the "Codice fiscale". I guess is the same thing. It's pratical, limits…
Posted in: All Japanese citizens to be issued ID number
May. 25, 2013 - 07:11PM JST
Sick. Fruit is not worth THAT much.
Posted in: Pair of Yubari melons fetch Y1.6 mil
May. 25, 2013 - 07:09PM JST
Instead, they demanded that Hashimoto, 43, apologize and resign.
This. Thanks Hashimoto for all your crap.…
Posted in: Hashimoto regrets meeting cancelation; wants to apologize to U.S.
At this point to save any part of his party's future he to resign. Japan Restoration…