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    AustPaul

    Ron, what kind of a comment is that? Are you saying that our involvement in Syria, which is a minor one, is to blame for this? A bit more to it than that..

    FYI this country has accepted up to 12,000 refugees from the region.

    Posted in: Man charged with Sydney attack 'inspired by IS'

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    AustPaul

    sfjp330 at Apr. 29, 2016 - 02:53PM JST I'm clueless on the subject? Having lived here for a number of years I dispute that.

    The point I was trying to make is that it doesn't do much for Japan's international image when an immigration policy is seen in a negative light. Can you imagine how that would be perceived elsewhere?

    Yes, I know Japan is quite homogenous, but the world is changing.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    AustPaul

    Here we go again..perhaps Japan could take a leaf out of other countries books and develop an immigration policy once and for all. It could have a quota system with preference given to skilled workers. Make the conditions attractive for people - housing assistance, language classes, options for permanent residency after a certain period.

    It's been happening abroad for many years now, why can't Japan have a go at it, even on a small scale? It's 2016, time to step up to the world stage.

    If this was reported abroad, it would make Japan seem xenophobic, not a good look for a nation looking to welcome more foreign visitors to its shores.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    AustPaul

    Doesn't really make sense to record some interviews...legislate it (like many other countries) that all interviews and subsequent admissions/denials be recorded to make them admissible in court.

    Simple stuff really

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    AustPaul

    @ Bongoboy - do you think making it illegal will stop people?? It was decriminalised in Australia many years ago, I'd say many other countries wouldn't classify it as an offence.

    @Brian - fair to say it was by his own hand. Don't think there is any evidence based on the article of foul play and yes, most modern firearms don't just 'go off' unless the trigger is pulled.

    I do agree with others that the country needs to address this as a matter of urgency, it seems to happen far too often.

    RIP, hope his family is supported

    Posted in: 23-year-old police officer dies after shooting himself in head in koban in Ibaraki

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    AustPaul

    Perhaps the father should have enlisted the help of Police and mental health experts?

    Posted in: Man stabs father, security guard after being urged to visit hospital

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    AustPaul

    Not a good look for a country hoping to attract more foreign tourists as well as hosting the Olympics in 2020.

    If this was reported overseas then I'm sure Abe's government would go into damage control...

    Posted in: 1,152 hate speech rallies reported in Japan since 2012: Justice Ministry

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    AustPaul

    Australia is a sovereign state and we will decide on matters of national security without interference of other nations...

    Pretty sure that's what the Chinese would say..

    Posted in: German submarine builder warns Australia of risk of awarding contract to Japan

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    AustPaul

    Most police forces would announce an the commencement of an internal inquiry if this was reported, not "thoroughly instruct our investigators.” whatever that means!

    Just have to remember that the police and legal system in Japan operates vastly different to most western nations I guess....

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    AustPaul

    Geography lesson - Sydney is not the capital!

    Canberra decides which bid to go with not Sydney.

    At the end of the day we'll choose the best tender, Don't care much for what China says... We are a sovereign nation too :)

    Posted in: China cautions Australia over defense cooperation with Japan

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    AustPaul

    Smith, I'm with you on this one. Killing your children because you can't cope with their upbringing is deplorable. And I don't believe suffering depression makes you unable to differentiate between right or wrong. Bare in mind she obviously knew what she did was wrong as she handed herself in to the Police. This would resonate with anyone who has children of their own. RIP little ones.

    Posted in: Mother arrested for strangling 7-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son

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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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