Mr Arudou, "the Japanese police System Today" tells a different story

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Oliver Says
April 17th, 2008 at 9:14 am

Mark, I think you are right about policemen having no foreign friends. I wonder how often they make a trip abroad, or even a bit further away. A few years ago I read “The Japanese Police System Today” by L. Craig Parker (M E Sharpe, 2001), and the author knew the chief of the Okayama Prefecture's Police quite well - and what I remember is, that this police chief was not even allowed to leave Okayama Prefecture in his free time! (Sorry, I don’t have the book here now, so cannot give page numbers.)
So if the police bosses cannot even travel through Japan, how should they get to know even foreign countries?

Mr. I went to the library and borrowed the book for you. I checked the pages the author mentioned Okayama. Yes the author knows the chief of the Okayama Prefectural Police quite well. But the story is completely different from the one Debito's fans would have people believe. Let me cite some:
Okayama Prefecture, in the western part of Japan, is around five hundred miles below Tokyo and was chosen for research in par because of the author's friendship with a former chief of the Okayama Prefecture Police. The friend, an NPA senior superintendent, had been chief in Okayama for two years in the late 1990's, but had been reassigned on normal rotating basis to a new assignment as the director of public security in Tokyo. This was one of several assignments he had taken during his career when he was "on loan" to another agency--in this case the Ministry of Justice .page 105

There is no mention that he was not allowed to leave Okayama.(That is the stupidest things I've ever heard.)
Mr. have you really read the book? On page 111, the author talks about his interpreter from prefectural headquarter in Okayama
He was a classical music buff and he performed in a major chorea group. He lamented the fact that he had missed an opportunity, because of a police assignment, to perform with his chorale at Carnegie Hall in New York city. ...His career had required him to visit the United States on a number of occasions to coordinate with the FBI and various American police forces on international criminal investigations.

The author ends up the section about Okayama by saying
During the visit to the Okayama region an incident occurred to the author that reflects one of the memorable features of Japanese people that get replayed thousands of times annually for the benefit of gaijin or visitors. Having stopped for a brief lunch on a twenty-mile bike tour of the surrounding countryside, I pulled out a map at my table to try to locate my position. I asked for the assistance of young Japanese man in his twenties at the adjacent table. ....He not only offered assistance, but dashed to his car to get a more detailed map of his own so he could draw a clear map of my route. I thanked him, and we both headed out onto the road. After I had been biking a mile or so he drove up beside me and stopped He apologized for having made a mistake on one of the turns he had drawn on the map and wanted to set me straight. This Japanese penchant for being helpful is very widespread....(page 120)

It is not about the Police system but it gives a totally different perspects of Japan from the one Debito's fans enjoy
Now as for the Police System, the author says in "Conclusion" on page 237
Despite the blemishes of the record of the Japanese police in the late 1990's, I continue to hold the policy agency in high regard. No system in the world
is without its flaws, and while the National Police Agency and its sister prefectural police agencies may have let their guard down, I expect that the handful of police abuses and blunders will be corrected. I do not believe that these abuses and missteps , regardless of their widespread, well-publicized notoriety, are symptomatic systemic breakdown In general throughout my writing I have both explicitly and implicitly made clear my high regard for both the police system itself and its parallel criminal justice institutions. They will regain the confidence of the Japanese public over time.(page 237)

And the author goes on pointing out the lessons that the United States can learn from Japanese police sytem.

I don't agree with everything the author says, but he is fair.

Do you want me to check the U.S. police's abuse and missteps? I am asking this because if Japanese police system,--- though I agree there are defects in it----is the fascist Disney land as Debito's fans claim, which state's police system is not fascist Disney land?

Is every police sytsem around the world Fascist Disney land?---are Debito's fans a cult member?
What do you guys think you can do to change Japan for the better?・・・・・by misquoting? by covering up the facts? by misinterpreting, by misrepenting, by blocking comments? by blocking the offer to help, by rejecting a dialgue, by suppressing the truth?
Just want to insult Japan? Just want to let steam out?


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Damian Says:
April 22nd, 2008 at 12:59 am
I’m sure there are people that will claim there’s only one point of view being reported here
I agree.
there are 3 sides to every story-your side, my side, and the truth,” where the truth lies somewhere in the middle, you’ve got to admit the truth to this story is pretty unconscionable
Does that mean if one says Jim M is a liar, and another says Jim M is not a liar, he is half a liar? I don't understand it.

Now, if James' story above were true, it would be a serious crime by the police. What we should do as a law-abiding Japanese citizen is

(1) To check if this story is true. And if it is true,
(2) To help James to file a formal complaint.

I've offered the help but Mr Arudo has blocked it.

I've checked with Hiragana Times and Osaka Prefectural Government’s Human Rights department.
I've got the responses.
Osaka human right department
メールで頂いた件について、回答させていただきます。相談の事実について調査し、また当時の担当者にも確認した ところ大阪府には、このような相談はありませんでした。 大阪府政策企画部人権室

This is the response concerning the matter you asked by the mail. We have investigated the matter and we have checked the officer in charge at the time, but it turned out that there was no such claim as it was cited. Osaka prefecture policy-planning human right department Osaka Jinken
(My letter included the address of this post)

Hiragana Times

As for the matter you are asking about, we hear that the matter has been settled among the people concerned. Hiragana Times
When asked if Hiragana Times confirmed the fact, Hiragana Times wrote,
Let us refrain from commenting. Please understand.
Hiragana Times does not want to answer. Anybody can e-mail them and ask them. I've linked to their e-mail address.

We don't know who "Jim M" linked to Debito's site is, but at least James in the article wrote,
the couple has reported the events to the American Consulate, Amnesty International, the United Nations and the Osaka Prefectural Government’s Human Rights department, all of which are monitoring and investigating the case

If this is true, there must be the result of the investigation. So far our checking points to the direction that this story is untrue, or this story is not entirely true.

I don't see why James cannot submit the result of the investigation by the American Consulate, Amnesty International if his story is true.

Jim M, if you are James in the article, please submit the report by them so that we may help you.

Mr Arudou, Let's check the fact first, don't jump to the conclusion. That is the first thing we should do if we want to help James and help Japanese society better. Don't you think so, Mr Arudou?

If you don't care about the truth, about resolving the problem, but you just want to gain reputation by making up story, covering up the facts, that will be another story though. (See Mr Macgovern and Mr Ibdor's cases in this post)
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For another vide in which he banned me, see this post


2008/04/22 Arudou Debito banned a Japanese citizen, Ponta

In other words, he banned me.

See the comments by various people he has blocked.

As you can see from the archive, Mr Arudou has been blocking my comments on his blog, but as you can see on the video, Mr Arudo banned Japanese like me on his blog. I commentted and clicked "submit comment" and the comment just disappears.
I don't know why he is doing this because I'll keep commenting about his blog just as ever, and I am proposing him to discuss the matter in a public forum. If you find something inappropriate with my posts on this blog, be kind enough to point it out. I'll change my style. And Mr Arudou, if you are reading this, let me make it clear again that I am willing to talk, I am willing to change my style. It is Mr Arudou Debito who bans Japanese like me without giving any reasons. Anyway the following is the comment I was going to write on his blog. http://www.debito.org/index.php/?p=1639 http://s03.megalodon.jp/2008-0422-1343-50/www.debito.org/index.php/?p=1639 Mr Arudou. Let me protest one thing.
Otherwise, Japan will remain amongst its G8 brethren, as scholar Chalmers Johnson put it, “an economic giant, but political pygmy.”
It seems obvious in this context that the "pygmy" is used in a pejorative sense.
pygmy noun (pl. pygmies) 1 a member of certain peoples of very short stature in equatorial Africa. 2 chiefly derogatory a very small person or thing. 3 a person who is deficient in a particular respect: intellectual pygmies. • adjective very small; dwarf. — ORIGIN Greek pugmaios ‘dwarf’, from pugme ‘the length measured from elbow to knuckles’.
I think this is insulting to African people. This is not the first time you have approved the statement insulting to them.link

Do you have no intention to correct them again? Deep down do you hold the despise on Asian and African people?

It seems that there is idiomatic usage in English.

Pygmy, Pigmy Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 a member of one of several groups of very small people who live in central Africa:
Pygmies average about 1.5 metres in height.

2 DISAPPROVING someone who is not important or who has little skill:
a political pygmy
an intellectual pygmy

But I hold this usage is politically wrong.

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Thank you for allowing my comment to appear on your blog unlike Mr Arudo's.
I really appreciate it.

But for some reason, the link to my blog have been deleted like Mr Arudo's http://pontasmemorandum.blogspot.com/2008/04/20080419arudou-debito_19.html

As can be seen on the record above, Handle is supposed to link to my blog, And in the comment below, I also included address of my blog.

Please feel free to comment on my blog.
I welcome different perspectives.
There is no pornographic content on my blog: almost all of them are the comments Mr Arudou has blocked.

If something is inappropriate with the content of my blog, please point it out.
I would really like to know it. I am asking Mr Arudou to tell me the reasons why he rejects a Japanese like me, and I am proposing to have a further discussion in a public forum again and again,but the only words he gave me was, in response to the comment blaming me ,

–Thanks very much. And to answer your first question, I don’t mind you replying. I wish more people would, to pedants and willful obfuscators like “Ponta”, whoever he is…I

By the way I responded to the comment, calling for a further discussion,
Mr Arudou blocked again.

Let's start a fair discussion between J and NJ.

Comment by ponta

April 21, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

On the whole I agree; the police should examine thoroughly if the man convicted might be a a serial killer or not.

However, there are small points I want to point out.

so when the police failed to force a confession out of him, they effectively had zero evidence to pursue the charge with. Instead he did three and a half years in the detention center for dismembering and abandoning a body.

Are you sure the police didn’t get the confession?
In trials it is not entirely uncommon that the accused either confesses or is tricked to confess, but he/she denies it at the court.
Besides, there are cases where the prosecutors go with the charge of murder without confession and the court find him guilty.
When the evidences are sufficient beyond doubt for murder, He is convicted of murder.
When the evidences are not sufficient beyond doubt for murder but sufficient for the destruction of corpse, he is convicted of the destruction of the corpse. This is often the case with the murder where after one killed the victim, another was asked to dispose of the corpse. The latter has no intention of killing and there is no fact that he committed the muder, so he cannot be convicted of murder but he committed another crime.

By the way in case of Mr Ibudor, he confessed in the investigative process that he poked his finger into the genitals of the alleged victim and it seems he didn’t deny it at the court according to the court text Mr Arudo publicized later.
Mr Idbor and Mr Arudo kept the confession hidden until pointed out. He now claims he was tricked on the letters he recently has publicized on Mr Arudou’s blog. I am not saying Mr Ibdour is guilty;I don’t know whether Mr Ibduor raped the alleged victims just as I don’t know if Nozaki killed the first victim. But I am suggesting the people concerned to give full explanation so that people may reach the truth. Rather than trying to hide the fact that is disadvantagious to the accused, I think it is much better to give the people concerned a chance to give full explanation. And to give full and fair explanation, you need to respond to different perspectives. Supressing them does not help.
I asked Mr Ibdor and his wife to speak out on my blog(http://pontasmemorandum.blogspot.com/)
Japan Probe or TPR in the comment but unfortunately Mr Arudou blocked it. Please inform his wife that he and his wife are given a full opportunity to explain it on my blog, or TPR.
I am telling this here because it is such an important matter

And now he’s killed again.

On the reasons given above I refrain from concluding he killed again. Even court couldn’t find the sufficient evidence. With less evidences available to us, what can we say?

There is a reason to think he had killed another woman, because it seems to be certain that he killed the woman this time.
But as you might know, this kind of inference is prohibited and therefore the evidence related to his past crime is prohibited from being brought in the court as a rule because that might give undue bias against the accused—-say, Tom committed a theft in the past, it does not follow that he committed the theft this time, but people mistakenly tend to think just because he committed it in the past he must have committed it again.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule, though. I am sure the U.S, evidential law has similar rules.

I agree that the police needs thorough profiling and recordings about the criminals so that we may arrest the killer and prevent him/her from committing another crime.
At the same time I understand the judge’s dilemma.
On the one hand he/she can’t take a risk of a false accusation and should stick with the principle that innocent until proved beyond doubt but on the other hand, still the accused might turn out to be a serial killer in the end.
Ono’s trial is a case in point.
Ono was found guilty at the lower court but the higher
court reversed it on the ground that the confession was judeged as coerced. But five years later Ono committed another murder. It is most probable, according to your difinition, that he was a serial killer.

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1. ponta Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
April 21st, 2008 at 6:02 pm

I love the review, Mr Arudou, especially the following parts.

we are cautioned against the “victim complex” sometimes cultivated locally by foreign residents, longtime or not.

” Discrimination is action based on prejudice

What is important is to put your words into practice.

When you caution others not to fall prey to the victim complex, you should not fall prey to it.
When you caution others not to act on prejudice, you should not act on prejudice.

Great wisdom, you and I should apply it to ourselves, right?

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Mr E.P Lowe
If you are reading this blog, please comment on this blog.
Contrary to what you say about me, I am not against people criticizing Japan.
I welcome it.
Keep in mind, I won't suppress your comments, however much you speak aganint me,however much you call names about me.

What I am against is suprressing the comments, surpressing truth, while allowing a hate speech as Mr Arudo Debito does on his blog.

Please feel free to comment. I wholeheartedly welcome it.
Let's begin discussions between J and NJ.
Who do you think is stopping it?
Thank you.

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# ponta Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
April 21st, 2008 at 3:36 pm

E.P Lowe
Thanks for responding.

In the UK having knowledge of where someone’s corpse is located is a pretty strong link in a murder/manslaughter case.

But that does not means the one who has knowledge killed the victim in the U.K.,isn’t it?

The defendant is tricked into signing papers. He is given his day in court - but is expected to be capable of communicating in Japanese.

The accuser was aided by Japanese lawyer and I am sure he was aided by an interpreter.
So I asked him and his wife to speak out on this point, but Mr Arudo blocked the comments.

However, in the last part of your quote above you seem to imply that Mr Arudou curses Japanese people. This I have never observed.

This I am happy to disagree.

I think you’d just like it if we all shut up, stopped drawing attention to the shameful things that Japanese society tolerates and went away. That is bullshit!

Hmm I totally disagree. You guys have every right to criticize Japanese society.
What I am saying is that Mr Arudou keeping covering up the facts, and keep suppressing the comments. You just don’t know because he suppress the comments trying to tell the truth..

Mr Arudou, let them see my blog so that they can see the comments you blocked.


E.P Lowe You can comment on my blog. I welcome you.

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# Marc Says:
April 21st, 2008 at 8:54 am

Another example of how a crime by a Japanese against an NJ can get suppressed by the police and media:

Video news in Nihongo


This is the text version of it.


The story basically says the cops got a call from a 52 year old woman who said her husband stabbed her in the chest. She is hospitalized in serious condition. The husband jumped from the 27th floor window of their condo and ended up dead. The guy was a 58 year old, unemployed man named Iizuka Yukio. His wife’s name is withheld in the article. She usually goes by another name than Iizuka, and that name is Marian J. Okada and is a civilian employee of the US military.


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Talking of the suppression, here are comments Mr Arudou suppressed.

Getting back to your comment, I don’t see how your example shows the police and media suppressed a crime by a Japanese
against NJ.
It is reported as you linked.
I am not sure whether the victim is Marian J. Okada and whether she is Japanese or not.
But does it matter?

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1. ponta Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
April 20th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Mr Arudou,
I think there are several problems with your post.

(A) Are you sure the police has decided to drop the case?
There are many cases where the prosecutors unfairly didn’t pursue the case. For instance, Katayama syun-chan’s is the case in point.
What his parents did is useful in this case too.
(1)Let the media pay attention to the case. Since Mr Barakan is a TV Tarento, it must be much easier.
(2)Appeal to Kensatsu-sinsakai an examining committee of prosecution.

This might be case of injustice on the part of the police and prosecutor, but I don’t see how it is connected to your claim.

(B)I don’t follow your logic that the cases your picked up might go to prove that nationality doest matter.

An Australian woman raped by is fighting for women, in particular Japanese women, against J Police which she claims have a prejudice against victims and probably against the agreement between Japan and the U.S about the status of a US service man accused of a civilian criminal offense.
She is not turning the case into the case of a discrimination between J and NJ as you do.

Mr Idubor’s case in a way prove that J police ” don’t feel any obligation to the victims”. It took some months for the police to investigate the case since the alleged victim officially filed a complaint to the police.
But that does not show nationality mattered.

(By the way in one case, J court said Australian woman was in fact raped, you believe the alleged victim was in fact raped, in another case J court said Japanese woman was in fact raped, you don’t believe her, why?)

And you keep saying there is no evidence in Idbuor’s case, but that is not true. Evidences includes testimonies, the accused and the accuser’s included. In case of Idbors case, there are several testimonies including Mr Idbuor’s statement to the effect he poked his finger into her genitals in the car but he didn’t go so far as to have sex with her. (the fact, for some reason, you and Mr Idbor kept it hidden until pointed out).

And in general in case of rape there is little physical evidence. What would happen three days later after the victim was raped, she decided to go to the police? Since there is no physical evidence, there was no rape? No, testimonies together with circumstantial evidences will prove beyond doubt that the rape has happened. So it is not correct to emphasize that there was no physical evidence in case of rape.

The Valentine Case might or might not be case of the police injustice.
But the reason for making it the case of racism is weak.
You seem to reason that since the witness was black, he was dismissed, but the judges dismiss him on page 19 of their decision because the judge concluded that his testimony was unreliable;for,

(1)He was not sure of the number of police men who arrested the accused.
(2)He was ambiguous about how the accused fell down.
(3)He stated the contradictory fact as to the a signboard,
(4)He was acquainted (面識)with the accused.

Now you only cite (4) in your blog and you suspect and have your reader who can only read English suspect that (4) is unreasonable because the judge cites a black community at shinjuku.
They know each other among the black community. But notice it could be also geek community at Shinjuku. here “black” and “geek” is mentioned to identify the community, not as a ground for unreliability.

So, though I think this case might be the case of the police injustice, but I don’t see how it can be the case of racism.

I don’t see how Lucie Blackman’s case will prove your point.
Japanese police and J prosecutor says they have sufficient evidences, the defendant said no. The court found the the defendant reasonable in this point. What different standard was used for what reason? How can it be the case of undue discrimination between J and NJ. By the way it is well known fact that Obara is a naturalized Japanese like you; he is a Korean-Japanese. Does it make difference on your account?

On the whole, if your claim is that there may be some injustice going on on on the part of the police and the prosecutors in Japan just as in, for instance, the U.S. and they should be changed, I agree, and probably many Japanese and other people will agree.
But when you turn every case you picked up into the case of racism, I have no choice but to take it with grain of a salt.


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Mr Arudou has publicized the comment.

Thanks Mr Arudou, I really appreciate. Let's start open and fair discussion!!!


Mr Arudou, let's check the facts before you jump to the conclusion.
Last time,Nozaki was found guilty for the destruction of Corpse.


Article 190. (Destruction of Corpses)
A person who damages, abandons or unlawfully possesses a corpse, the ashes or
hair of a dead person, or an object placed in a coffin shall be punished by
imprisonment with work for not more than 3 years.

We don't know and the court does not know he killed the woman, but we know and the court knows he committed the destruction of Corpse.
Why do you know he killed the woman? because Nozaki is Japanese?

He was sentenced three years and 6 months in prison, but the maximum penalty for the crime is 3 years in prison. So he must also have been charged with another crime.

I am sure Nozaki will be charged with murder this time, considering the evidences we have.

Now Mr Idubor's charge was quasi-rape.
Article 177 (Rape)
A person who, through assault or intimidation, forcibly commits sexual intercourse
with a female of not less than thirteen years of age commits the crime of rape and
shall be punished by imprisonment with work for a definite term of not less than 3
years. The same shall apply to a person who commits sexual intercourse with a
female under thirteen years of age.
Article 178. (Quasi Forcible Indecency; Quasi Rape)
(1) A person who commits an indecent act upon a male or female by taking
advantage of loss of consciousness or inability to resist, or by causing a loss of
consciousness or inability to resist, shall be punished in the same manner as
prescribed for in Article 176.
(2) A person who commits sexual intercourse with a female by taking advantage of a
loss of consciousness or inability to resist, or by causing a loss of consciousness or inability to resist, shall be punished in the same matter as prescribed in the
preceding Article.

According to the court text, Mr Ibudor admitted he molested the woman, the fact that you and Mr Ibudor have been covering up unitl pointed out. Mr Idubor now claims that the police made the document up, but as far as the court text goes, he didn't deny it at the court. Mr Arudou has rejected the request to give his wife and sister a chance to explain whether he denied it at the court and/or why he didn't deny it at the court..

Mr Ibudor was sentenced three years in prison now he is appealing to the higher court.

I hope you give him and his wife and sister to give full explanation in other blogs.

As for the media report, Nozaki's case is reported pretty widely in Japan.



* お台場バラバラ事件に湾岸署出動!!「肉片抱えた男」姿消す
* 「踊る大捜査線」の北村さんが一日署長 東京湾岸署
* 台場の比人女性切断遺体 別の男も関与か
* お台場マンション切断遺体 3日夕方以降に死亡か
* お台場のマンションでバラバラ遺体 20代のフィリピン人女性か 偽装結婚でトラブル?
* お台場のマンションに女性の遺体の一部発見? 居住者のフィリピン人女性か

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4月11日 死体損壊:運河で比人女性とみられる頭部を発見写真付き記事
4月8日 死体損壊:女性と家賃分担巡りトラブル 野崎容疑者
4月7日 死体損壊:女性切断の疑いで同居の男を逮捕 東京・台場写真付き記事
4月5日 死体損壊:被害者は女性 東京・台場の切断遺体
4月4日 死体損壊:男が肉片抱え持つ 東京・台場のマンション写真付き記事
死体損壊:東京・台場のマンションに肉片、比女性の遺体か 同居人姿消す


And in the video, the reporter interviewed the vicitm's mother. The victim's mother said she thought Japan was a safe place.

Do you know Japanese woman was killed in Philippine recently?





There is only one article about this murder in Japanese media. Do you think it is unfair?
Do you think we should make a fuss about it, cursing the Philippines, Philippine judicial system, Filipinos as you do to Japan?

I am not sure what would have happened if the victim was an American.

Was it unfair of Japanese media to ask for imformation for a missing American woman in Hokkaido when Japanese media do not usually ask imformation for a missing Japanese?
Japan probe reported it http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=4304
but you didn't though you live in Hokkaido and you claim to be helping foreingers in Japan. You want to be that fair?

We know when the victim was Britain, there was sensational reports about it in Japan and in England.
Not every murder in Japan where the victim is Japanese is covered in Japanese media.
Do you think Japanese media should sensationalize every incident of murder?

Mr Arudou, let's find the truth, or just try. Let's be fair. Let's not suppress the speech, let's not suppress the truth. Let's not be bullshit.

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3 Croyboy Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Hey, come on people: the guy’s a gaijin and black: must be guilty!

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3 Croyboy Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Hey, come on people: the guy’s a gaijin and black: must be guilty!

That’s your prejudice. I can’t believe Mr Arudou publishes this comment.
The Japanese don’t share your bias. And if you want to claim that the Japanese share it, you need to prove it.
Otherwise you are just another racist,

Now this blog is getting filled with more and more hatred.

Can I suppose this blog represents the views of foreingers in Japan?
I hope not.


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19 ponta Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
April 18th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

Jim M
Please contact me if you are James on the article.
I’ll help you out. Let’s find out the truth. I’ll be fair, I’ll promise.
I clicked your handle but Debito’s site has just come out. You are not Debito in disguise, aren’t you?

2008/04/18(2) Arudo Debito/ Mr Idubor's case

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Arudou Debtio/Osayuwamen “Yuyu” Idubor

1. Tkyosam Says:
April 18th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

The guys case, at least the way he presents it in the letter sounds “logical” when describing what happened.

But does this really matter in the court system in Japan?

I mean, come on, isn’t the Japanese unwritten policy with foreigners “Guilty until convicted”?

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April 18th, 2008 at 5:41 pm


The guys case, at least the way the court presents it in the court text sounds “logical” when describing what happened.

But does this really matter in Debito’s blog?

I mean, come on, isn’t the Debito’s unwritten policy with Japan “Guilty no matter what”?

2008/04/18 Arudou Debito Mr Idubor’s case


Arudo Debito Idubor/ Osayuwamen “Yuyu” Idubor

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Mr Idubor
Mr Arudou's blog is infamous for deleting the comments that are inconvinient for his agenda.
Rather than saving human rights, it is known as Japn bashing blog and it is only used as a means to make him a hero among English speaking people.
In fact, he has blocked the comments that are disadavantageous for you and he has violated the accuser's right by publicizing her real name, which, wisely enough you have protected.
Many people think Mr Arudou is doing for this not because you are innocent, but because it makes him easier to bash Japan. You see, the comments he has allowed to appear are filled with the hatred toward Japan.

He is depriving you of your right to explain by hiding the facts that are inconvinient to you.
Let your wife comment on my blog if you want to publicize the truth. I'll delete neither sides of the claims.
If you have any doubt on my intention, I suggest you to ask TPR or Japan Probe for help.
IF the truth does not serve you and Mr Arudou good , that will be another story, though.

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2008/04/17(2) Arudou Debito

Arudou Debito
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Mr Arudou, it is good to speak out, but I am disillusioned by your attitutde that you don't even try to examine the truth nor solve the problem.
I am asking you to contact with the lawyer's accociation and I am offering a help.

2008/04/17 Arudou Debito

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If the story is true, that means the police has violated every rule of criminal procedure and committed crimes;this will be a sensational news in Japanese media.
Immidiately contact with Japan lawyer's association. If Mr Debito didn't do it, I would. Let me know the phone # of James.

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2008/04/15(2) Arudou Debito

Arudou Debito

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So Mr Arudou, who is often mistaken for gaikokujin, how many times have you been arrested in Japan? And how many times have you left people in trouble?

2008/04/15 Arudou Debito

Arudou Debito
Mr Arudou, there are right and wrong descriptions about the arrest in Japan in this post. Do you have no intention to correct the wrong parts and hate-speech in it?

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04/14(2) Arudou Debito Idubor イドゥボ氏のケース

Arudou Debito

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Idubor イドゥボ氏裁判

1. ponta Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
April 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Mr Idubor
People know your claim that the police made up the story. But the point is you are claiming the court is also deceiving people.
You see, there are cases of wrong conviction in which the accused was tricked to sign the document. But the accused tells the truth in the court and the court examines if there was a trick involved. That is the way the wrong conviction comes out. But in your case, either you admitted in the court you molested the woman or the court ignored your claim without giving reasons in the court text. In case of the latter, that is such a serious err on the part of the court that Japanese media should report to the public. Mr Arudou didn’t report such a fatal violation of human right at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on March 18, 2008. why?

Unfortunately it seems you chose the wrong person for help. Since Mr Arudou keep blocking my comment, and since I publicize it elsewhere in English and in Japanese, people know Mr Arudou and/or you have been covering up the important facts. Mr Arudou’s blog allows basically only anti-Japan comments. So what do people think they can hope from such a blog? People will think he is covering up the important comments because Mr Arudou just wants to make Japan look bad.

I am really sorry. But I hope your wife and your sister will explain your case fully in my blog so that people may know the truth.



Osayuwamen “Yuyu” Idubor
Osayuwamen “Yuyu” Idubor
Osayuwamen “Yuyu” Idubor


2008/04/14 Arudou Debito

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1. ponta Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
April 14th, 2008 at 2:18 am

Look,Mr Arudou, Mr Idubor is making a new claim that not only the police but the court is telling a lie.
If he denied in the court that he molested the accused in the car, the court was supposed to write that he denied it in the court text, but it didn’t.
Now I am not saying Mr Idubor is not telling the truth. I am asking why the court wrote the court text that was inconsistent with what the accused said if they were just trying to make Mr Idubor guilty. And I am asking why Mr Idubor and you have been keeping this story hidden from the public.
If what Mr Idubor said is true, the court is making a serious and fatal mistake which Japanese media should also report.
I wonder why Mr Arudou didn’t mention it at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on March 18, 2008.
People will think you must keep it covered up because you or/and Mr Idbor need to hide some important truth. That will make Mr Idbuor more dubious and disadvantageous. So please let the reader know the truth and give Mr Idbor an opportunity to explain.


2008/04/13 Arudou Debito blog 投稿

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1. ponta Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
April 13th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Mr Idubor
According to your letter, you didn’t rape the accuses in the shop, and you said you didn’t molested the accuser in the car though the court text said that you said so.
So the police and the court made the story up.
Why didn’t you say that in the court?
Why Debito and you have been keeping the information secret?;Debito hasn’t mentioned it in the blog, and he keeps blocking my comment.
And I wonder why the hell the police made up the story that was inconsistent with the accuser’s story if they wanted to make you guilty?
Don’t get me wrong; I’ll read the court text with a grain of salt just as I read your letter with a grain of salt. I just want to see justice.
The more Debito covers up the facts, the more your case looks dubious.
Notice your case is getting less and less attention because people know Mr Arudou covers up the facts for you.


2008年4月12日 Arudou Debito


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two of the five justices on the panel said the detention was the result of flaws in the Criminal Procedure Law and the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law.

Japanese justices on the panel think that was a problem, and therefore Asashi reported it. It is fair unlike Mr Arudou, who covers up the important facts about the rape case.

Let’s launch a series on the Debito.org Blog on how fucked up Japan’s judiciary is–

Accusing the Japanese judicial system in general because of its problem with a part of the system is verging on racism, isn’t it?


2008/04/09 Debito Arudou 投稿

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Hi Blog. Here’s another article for the debate bonfire.

Mr Arudou, a debate is an exchange of opinions and it is not a debate if you suppress opposing opinions and only allow comments that is convenient to your agenda as you have been doing.
And just stop discriminating Japanese people like me and Japanese language.

4月9日 有道氏ブログ投稿 Debito Arudou

GOJ should do something about this obligation to carry this card at all the times. It is all too inconvenient.
If gaikokujin does not carry the card on the spot, there is some other way to identify him/her. In this sense, this obligation is unnecessary.
By the way I am a native Japanese. Don’t discriminate native Japanese.
Mr josiah
Your comment is a just speculation without ground.

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4月6日 有道氏ブログ投稿 Arudou Debito

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the GOJ wants to issue Japanese language tests for long-term NJ visa renewals, yet protests when Great Britain proposes the same.

It is a simple logical mistake;the subject of the first article is "The Foreign and Justice ministries" and the subject of the second article is "The Japanese community in Britain " so it does not follow, contra Mr Debito,
We Japanese can treat our gaijin any way we like. But don’t you foreign countries dare do the same thing to members of Team Japan

It is quite simple.
A(GOJ) says P
B(Japanese community in England) says not P.
It does not follow that
C(We Japanese ) says P and not P
It is your purpose that you leave the impression like what your conclusion says on English speaking readers?

And could you stop using "We Japanese" by which western people often insult Japanese by imitating some Japanese.


2008/04/05 Debito Arudou


Bona fide racists and paranoid shopkeepers exist out there, as they do in any society. They will not accept people under any terms who, in their eyes, look or will potentially act “different.”

Well said, Mr Arudou, there are people who will not accept people under any terms who in their eyes, look or will potentially act "different" and they are racist.
By the way you haven't accepted my comment under any terms
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2008/04/04(2) Debito Arudou

Mr Arudou, You have blocked my comment again. Let's talk about it in public forum:I am willing to change my style if necessary.
Mr Arudou, Didn't it come to your mind that you want to get the right picture of Japan, or other perspectives on Japan across, after reading the article by Economist ? Are you just ignorant of Japanese judicial system or the judicial system of the U.S. , from where you came? Economist would not write an article the way it did this time if it was about the U.S. judicial system, which may be no better than Japan's.
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4月4日 Debito Arudou

Posted by debito on April 4th, 2008
This article sucks.
If there being cases that smack of false convictions in Japan means Japan's judicial system sucks, by the same logic, the U.S.judical system sucks even more.
Mr Arudou, if you want to criticize Japan's judicial system, why don't you cites article by Japanese which criticize it rather than citing the Economist article that smacks of despise on Asian people.
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