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AustPaulSep. 30, 2016 - 08:13PM JST
I''m baffled by what people get 'arrested' for in Japan! It's a copyright breach and would most likely be dealt with civilly in most countries.
If there was a specific criminal offence then don't Japanese police have the power to summons people? Surely this would be a summary matter.
AustPaulSep. 27, 2016 - 07:19AM JST
Yes- Snakes on a train!
Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka
AustPaulSep. 11, 2016 - 09:11PM JST
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'
AustPaulApr. 29, 2016 - 03:34PM JST
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
AustPaulApr. 29, 2016 - 02:39PM JST
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.
AustPaulApr. 22, 2016 - 11:30AM JST
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
AustPaulApr. 19, 2016 - 07:44PM JST
@ 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
AustPaulApr. 01, 2016 - 04:59PM JST
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
AustPaulApr. 01, 2016 - 04:57PM JST
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
AustPaulMar. 18, 2016 - 05:58PM JST
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
AustPaulMar. 18, 2016 - 05:43PM JST
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....
AustPaulFeb. 20, 2016 - 10:13AM JST
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
AustPaulFeb. 14, 2016 - 12:30AM JST
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
AustPaulNov. 17, 2015 - 06:29PM JST
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
AustPaulNov. 02, 2015 - 07:37PM JST
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...
AustPaulSep. 01, 2015 - 06:45PM JST
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...
AustPaulJul. 20, 2015 - 02:04PM JST
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
AustPaulJun. 11, 2015 - 06:50AM JST
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
AustPaulFeb. 26, 2015 - 11:08PM JST
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
AustPaulFeb. 22, 2015 - 10:19PM JST
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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Thankfully I have no Pachinko stories to tell. None.
Then why even comment?
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Ah... everyday is a day closer to the end of Trump.
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