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How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?

 
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How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
just curious as I've never really looked into the political and socio-economic structure of japan.

with the n. korean dictator's passing i feel much more interested in understanding that area of the world
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
Far less. It's very difficult to go without a job lined up. They've had a lot of people try to overstay their tourist Visas.

You're considered guilty until proven innocent. Look it up. The police do regularly come around to knock on doors and ask questions. Incidents of confessions under torture twenty years ago.

It's nothing like the US. Most countries don't have a Bill of Rights as broad as ours. That's why it was so precious. Now we traded it away for nebulous enemy that can never be defeated. How do you declare war on terrorism? How do you know when you have won?

This is a fine country, with incredible rights, but they're pecking away at it, and each day they make it less and less.
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just curious as I've never really looked into the political and socio-economic structure of japan.

with the n. korean dictator's passing i feel much more interested in understanding that area of the world
 Quoting: cremefraiche



North Korea and Japan have nearly nothing in common.

That is like relating Cuba to the United States.

Why would Kim Jong Il dying inspire you to learn about Japan?

Most Liberal Democracies are freer than the United States.
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Japan in a lot of ways is more "free" than America, maybe not towards foriegners, but in general there is little crime here partly becuase everyone enjoys thier freedoms responsibly.
Ive lived in the states, South Africa, Australia, the UK, Amsterdam and France.To me south Africa and Japan have democratic ways of life.
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
Far less. It's very difficult to go without a job lined up. They've had a lot of people try to overstay their tourist Visas.

You're considered guilty until proven innocent. Look it up. The police do regularly come around to knock on doors and ask questions. Incidents of confessions under torture twenty years ago.

It's nothing like the US. Most countries don't have a Bill of Rights as broad as ours. That's why it was so precious. Now we traded it away for nebulous enemy that can never be defeated. How do you declare war on terrorism? How do you know when you have won?

This is a fine country, with incredible rights, but they're pecking away at it, and each day they make it less and less.
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im afriad your very mislead my freind.
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
Japan in a lot of ways is more "free" than America, maybe not towards foriegners, but in general there is little crime here partly becuase everyone enjoys thier freedoms responsibly.
Ive lived in the states, South Africa, Australia, the UK, Amsterdam and France.To me south Africa and Japan have democratic ways of life.
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that's very interesting and I appreciate your insight. do you feel you would rather raise children in japan vs the united states?

I can get a sense of the japanese culture as it's very VERY old.

magic mushrooms were legal to purchase up until the 70s or 80s, I believe. not to mention japan has the best digital crap anywhere on the planet. tokyo literally is the first city each day to awaken the sunrise - you're on the cutting-edge!

I unfortunately have never had enough money to travel, and definitely not out of the country. Plus as you just said Japan isn't as "free" towards foreigners/tourists as it's own people. I sometimes wish I was born a citizen of Japan so I could study the culture from an inside perspective
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
just curious as I've never really looked into the political and socio-economic structure of japan.

with the n. korean dictator's passing i feel much more interested in understanding that area of the world
 Quoting: cremefraiche



North Korea and Japan have nearly nothing in common.

That is like relating Cuba to the United States.

Why would Kim Jong Il dying inspire you to learn about Japan?

Most Liberal Democracies are freer than the United States.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7434433


no no I do understand they are nothing alike! They are just in a similar area of the world, an area that I know nothing about. I would assume Japan is much freer than China, Russia,Indonesia?

most of the countries in that area, anyways. I just have more of an interest in japanese culture than china or korea... i figure glp has some smart fuckin' people so I'd ask here
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
just curious as I've never really looked into the political and socio-economic structure of japan.

with the n. korean dictator's passing i feel much more interested in understanding that area of the world
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they work work work work
to the bone ; over there probably have no clue
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
Depends what laws. You can't smoke weed there, its bad. But, for every day freedoms, I found it to be a place where you could to almost whatever you wanted as long as you don't disrespect someone or something.
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
most of the countries in that area, anyways. I just have more of an interest in japanese culture than china or korea... i figure glp has some smart fuckin' people so I'd ask here
 Quoting: cremefraiche


Korea is great. I liked it there a lot, and best food in the world. Fun people and pretty ladies. I would suggest you take a visit. The countries are all close in proximity and you could make a two week trip, visit Japan and Korea, and if you're feeling like it you could make it to the real paydirt. Laos or Cambodia.

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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
Depends what laws. You can't smoke weed there, its bad. But, for every day freedoms, I found it to be a place where you could to almost whatever you wanted as long as you don't disrespect someone or something.
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yeah the weed thing is weird. you'd think for such an old society they would realize by now.

silly gov't
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Most Liberal Democracies are freer than the United States.
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Very true. Most Americans would take offense to this statement as it goes against everything they've been fed from day one but it is the sad truth. One only needs to look at the post immediately above yours to see an example of this.
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
Depends what laws. You can't smoke weed there, its bad. But, for every day freedoms, I found it to be a place where you could to almost whatever you wanted as long as you don't disrespect someone or something.
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yeah the weed thing is weird. you'd think for such an old society they would realize by now.

silly gov't
 Quoting: cremefraiche


Okinawas main export before world war 2 was hemp.There is a village in Japan with a title, translated to english is Marijuana.
Marijuana was a big part of Japanese culture untill...du du du duh....america came and rewrote the constitution after world war 2.

so silly government yes...but it was the american government.
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
Japan in a lot of ways is more "free" than America, maybe not towards foriegners, but in general there is little crime here partly becuase everyone enjoys thier freedoms responsibly.
Ive lived in the states, South Africa, Australia, the UK, Amsterdam and France.To me south Africa and Japan have democratic ways of life.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7490975


that's very interesting and I appreciate your insight. do you feel you would rather raise children in japan vs the united states?

I can get a sense of the japanese culture as it's very VERY old.

magic mushrooms were legal to purchase up until the 70s or 80s, I believe. not to mention japan has the best digital crap anywhere on the planet. tokyo literally is the first city each day to awaken the sunrise - you're on the cutting-edge!

I unfortunately have never had enough money to travel, and definitely not out of the country. Plus as you just said Japan isn't as "free" towards foreigners/tourists as it's own people. I sometimes wish I was born a citizen of Japan so I could study the culture from an inside perspective
 Quoting: cremefraiche


i used to hate kids till i moved to japan.
Kids in Japan go to the park and play games, kids in the US and UK are walking down the street pushing a pram with a fag hanging out there mouth.

Loads of young japanese travel the world and learn how strict their government is towards drugs, hopefully the small mindedness towards it will change in time.

i hope you get to come see this place one day, and as another poster commented, south korea is awesome too and a small flight away.
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12/23/2011 07:32 PM
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
the japanese law defends the insulter for example...
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12/23/2011 07:34 PM
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
the japanese law defends the insulter for example...
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OH YEAH??? WELL SCLEW YOU!!!!
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Re: How "Free" Are the Laws in Japan compared to the US?
I found Japan to be a great place, and I would think, a safe one for kids.
There are problems though. Every country has them. No drugs, as noted, very restrictive on firearms, weird regulations on porn but if you are a straight arrow that doesn't screw around you'll be fine. Stay clean, stay away from the Yakuza and everything is okay.

Cannibis seed is in the Shichimi Togarashi spice. I suppose if you were really a fiend, you could grow some, and mix it in your brownies. Don't smoke it though, police would be on you quicker than you can exhale.





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