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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Crime in Japan

Lately, there has been some rumbling in japan in regards to rise in crime rate among foreign residents. The japanese media has been relentless at portraying foreigners especially asian immigrants as the biggest contributor to rise in overall crime rate. This could be true but the media neglects to mention rise in crimes committed by good ol' nihonjin people. Then today, I came across this rather interesting site detailing crimes committed by foreigners and japanese in japan:

You'll be surprised to find out where those passive japanese rank in the data. Another case of japanese media ignoring the problems within their society by blaming them on something else or completely refusing to report them.. just like when a special u.n envoy to japan who was there at the behest of japan declared racism in japan is deep rooted, even 2 days after the announcement only one prominent japanese language news paper, yomiuri shimbun, had a small blurb on that matter.


  • Wow, you certainly find the eye opening stats. They always say there are lies, damn lies and statistics after all...

    By Blogger San Nakji, at 12/04/2005 10:01 AM  

  • I have always heard how little petty crime there is in Japan.

    Maybe it is different in part because of the fall in the Asian market and Japanese economic prominence.

    By Blogger Friar Tuck, at 12/21/2005 6:09 PM  

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