pacific japan? How do the Japanese react to crimes?

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Japan has lived millennia in darkness with civil wars and throughout Asia. Out of nowhere Japan became a peaceful country with Japanese drowned in innocence. In this article, we will talk about how the Japanese react to crimes, how the media reports these crimes and we will understand if Japan really became peaceful.

Just as many Brazilians doubt the security of Japan and other countries, the Japanese doubt how dangerous the world can be. Many unaccustomed Japanese tourists come to Brazil and are robbed for lack of precaution.

The Japanese can hardly imagine that the world can be as dangerous as in Japanese anime and movies. They are so used to seeing the world the way they live in Japan that even the newspapers showing tragedies don't feel alert.

Do violent crimes happen in Japan?

Yes, in all countries violent crimes happen, but in Japan violent crimes happen in a much smaller amount. Not to mention that the harsh law and death penalty manages to hold a little leash on wrongdoers.

About only 1,000 people are murdered a year in Japan, and less than 5 are by firearms that are virtually extinct. Unfortunately in Brazil this number is weekly and has increased more and more.

pacific japan? How do the Japanese react to crimes?

As anywhere in the world, crimes happen, but invisibly for most. It's all a matter of point of view, Japan has a great reputation for suicides that has dropped dramatically in the last 30 years, but it still has that reputation.

Brazil, on the other hand, has reached a growing number of suicides that is close to the current Japanese average, but practically no one talks about it, because it is not highlighted. Likewise, in Japan, violence is not highlighted.

In Brazil we are so used to seeing crimes that when a similar case happens in Japan, people already make comparisons and fuss trying to bring Japan down to the level of Brazil.

pacific japan? How do the Japanese react to crimes?

This is true ungrateful human nature, we never look at the good things, only the bad things. It is much easier to point out a flaw than something good. Every time I talk about a country abroad, people look for flaws to make the impression that Brazil is better. We're getting off topic a bit...

How do the Japanese react to crimes?

Recently in Nagoya (25/05/2019) a man stabbed and hit another man with a stick several times in the middle of the street in a busy place. Many filmed, shouted, but could not do anything to stop it.

I in my head thought, why don't they get everyone together and go after the man? Unfortunately this is a little mendokusai and would cause a lot of trouble for anyone trying to intervene.

pacific japan? How do the Japanese react to crimes?

The criminals could be a member of the yakuza, and those involved in breaking up the incident could be branded and suffer for it. Local authorities would also involve people in long and continuous trips to police stations.

The Japanese are also slow in this regard. They are not used to seeing these situations and just don't know how to react. Something understandable because in Brazil the normal thing for many is to cheer when fights happen.

Unfortunately screaming didn't help, the police arrived at the scene but the man had died on the way to the hospital. Fortunately, we can be sure that the wrongdoer will not get away with it, and may even receive death penalty.

pacific japan? How do the Japanese react to crimes?

On social media, several people discussed whether or not the Japanese should intervene. I also think of a way to intervene without anyone being harmed, but it would need everyone's courage and collaboration.

In Japan there is a Samurai instrument called Sasumata which could have been useful in this situation to surround the criminal without taking any damage. Unfortunately, in the hour of despair, no one should think of anything.

Are violent crimes covered up by the Japanese media?

These crimes are rarely reported on Japanese Television, many end up accusing Japan of trying to convey an image of a peaceful country or of hiding information from its population. Is this justifiable? Why does Japanese TV do this?

pacific japan? How do the Japanese react to crimes?

Concealing violence is something totally understandable, let's not try to put it in the minds of the population that the country is hell because of 1,000 deaths a year. I believe that not even Brazil is as violent as it is reported by the general media.

In fact, hiding crimes that haven't seen scandals from the Japanese media is a tactic to prevent more such crimes from happening. Unfortunately, Brazil does the complete opposite, the Record newspaper is proof of that.

The Japanese believe that the biggest vehicle for the increase in homicides is the media itself, so there's no reason to keep giving credit to murderers and criminals on Japanese television. Reporting crimes only increases cases.

It is enough for a person to have a little psychological problem to be influenced by the manipulative media. The Brazilian newspaper has become something totally manipulative that drives anyone crazy. People who hate violence are both terrified of watching television, and criminals are compelled to commit crimes.

I myself stopped watching television, it is so much crime every day that I was terrified and created a terrible hatred for Brazil, in which I even had to go to the psychologist to understand why I was so afraid and hated Brazil.

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