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In Tokyo, Dancing is a Crime

Police raids on clubs in Tokyo have been gradually increasing in recent years. This isn’t particularly abnormal, because in virtually every country in the world, clubs often close down (and often open later under a different name) for certain things … Continue reading

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The Whole Story on Japan’s 99% Conviction Rate, and the Corruption that Follows

The conviction rate in Japan is unbelievable. Some reports say 99.8%, others say 99.97%; but it’s clear that it’s above 99%. Why is this so? Are Japanese police really so perfect that they almost always arrest the real criminals and … Continue reading

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Is Japan About to Become an Offensive Military Power?

“Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes. In order … Continue reading

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That’s Just the Way it Goes

Doing drugs in Japan? If you’re Japanese, you’ll go to jail. If you’re foreign, you’ll get deported. …After going to jail. That’s just the way it goes in Japan. Love it or leave it. Continue reading

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