Asahi TV: Police training drill in Tokyo on how to deal with jewelry thieves brandishing knives. Oh, and they’re “foreign” thieves.

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Hi Blog.  Apparently the Tokyo police believe that jewelry stores need training in how to fend off thieves.  Foreign thieves, that is.  Even though according to the NPA’s own statistics, theft (almost always committed by Japanese) is by far the most common crime in Japan — even more than traffic accidents!

And by “foreign thieves”, we don’t just mean the cat-burglar type of jewel thief (although even police also claim those as due to “foreigners” because of their “daring”.  Seriously.)  We mean the loud, violent type, with perps shouting “kane” while wielding knives, as foreigners do, right?  Fortunately, they can be repulsed by shopkeepers wielding poles and by police brandishing batons.

TV Asahi was on the scene to record the event at a real jewelry store in public (in Okachimachi, Tokyo) to make the proceedings even more visible.  Broadcast October 9, 2015.  Check it out:

Courtesy of http://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news_society/articles/000060244.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InY88UamAjI

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TV Asahi:  実際の宝石店を使って強盗への対応訓練が行われました。

訓練は、2人組の外国人が指輪を奪い、店員にナイフを突き付けて現金を要求する想定です。
警視庁上野署・田邉彰生活安全課長:「安全安心な御徒町を目指してやっていきたい」
JR御徒町駅周辺では、去年から今年にかけて宝石店での窃盗事件が数件起きていて、警視庁は防犯対策を強化していきたいとしています。

COMMENT:  If you want an exercise to show how to repulse robbers, fine.  But there is no need to depict them as foreigners.  Depict them as thieves, regardless of nationality, and arrest them.  Dr. ARUDOU, Debito

4 comments on “Asahi TV: Police training drill in Tokyo on how to deal with jewelry thieves brandishing knives. Oh, and they’re “foreign” thieves.

  • Jim di Griz says:

    Only welfare frauds are foreign.
    Only pedophiles are foreign.
    Now only jewelry store theives are foreign.
    Must be great to actually believe that.

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  • @debito

    “Depict them as thieves, regardless of nationality, and arrest them.”

    NO. Considering the very small percentage of foreigners in Japan, and the homogeneous society, it would make much more sense to depict them as Japanese. This is Japan, and the Japanese are 98.5% of the population, so if anybody’s going to steal, it’s most likely going to be a Japanese. So depict them as Japanese, because as they say… this is Japan.

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  • Loverilakkuma says:

    >訓練は、2人組の外国人が指輪を奪い、店員にナイフを突き付けて現金を要求する想定です。
    >警視庁上野署・田邉彰生活安全課長:「安全安心な御徒町を目指してやっていきたい」
    >JR御徒町駅周辺では、去年から今年にかけて宝石店での窃盗事件が数件起きていて、警視庁は防犯対策を強化していきたいとしています。

    Any evidence that foreigners are responsible for these small number of jewelry thefts!? Oh, never mind. The police don’t really care.

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  • LMAO! Are those Japanese actors, acting “foreign”? too funny. Even when they belittle us, they can’t find foreigners who act foreign enough? I loved their vocabulary – “money”…

    Yeah, Japan certainly deserves to be the host of the 2020 Olympics…

    I wonder if any Japanese thieves will pretend to be foreign, start yelling “money”, and brandish a knife?

    This shit is like a low budget b movie. You keep hoping it will get better, but it never does.

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