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Old 05-24-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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Japan may have a high suicide rate and sexual perversion, but at least they aren't shooting each other as much as they are on American streets.
This is a very good point. In most large U.S. cities, you have a significant demographic of kids and teens who should be studying hard in school. But what are they doing instead? Living like thugs, joining criminal gangs and committing violent crimes. These kids will brutally attack an old lady and leave her lying on the street. There are large sections of cities that are so bad that you cannot walk there safely even in broad daylight.

Now of course, it's not like this in the majority of the U.S. But still, I'd like to see where it's this bad in Japan. I don't know, as I haven't been to Japan. That's why I'm asking.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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This is a very good point. In most large U.S. cities, you have a significant demographic of kids and teens who should be studying hard in school. But what are they doing instead? Living like thugs, joining criminal gangs and committing violent crimes. These kids will brutally attack an old lady and leave her lying on the street. There are large sections of cities that are so bad that you cannot walk there safely even in broad daylight.

Now of course, it's not like this in the majority of the U.S. But still, I'd like to see where it's this bad in Japan. I don't know, as I haven't been to Japan. That's why I'm asking.
I disagree with this. Few school-age kids are committing violent crimes, those are rare cases.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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I disagree with this. Few school-age kids are committing violent crimes, those are rare cases.
And what about when some of them become young adults? Are you suggesting there isn't a huge violent crime problem in the inner cities of America?

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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And what about when some of them become young adults? Are you suggesting there isn't a huge violent crime problem in the inner cities of America?
What happens when they become young adults has nothing to do with your comparison of school kids.

There isn't a "huge" violent crime problem in all US inner cities, there's "a' violent crime problem in a few US inner cities. Nowhere I've ever lived has had a youth violent crime problem.

More and more, this thread is looking like it should be on the "stereotypes" thread the Russian guy made, lol!
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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There isn't a "huge" violent crime problem in all US inner cities, there's "a' violent crime problem in a few US inner cities. Nowhere I've ever lived has had a youth violent crime problem.

More and more, this thread is looking like it should be on the "stereotypes" thread the Russian guy made, lol!
Yeah.. "stereotypes." Check this out:

United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Got any comparable data on violent crime for Japanese cities? That's what I'm interested in.

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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Please do not speak of which you do not know.

Child porn is illegal when it features real children. The sale and distribution is also illegal. If people come across the porn that DEPICTS children then it is legal to hold currently. Japan is pretty low per capita in the rape category.

Rapes (per capita) statistics - countries compared - Crime data on NationMaster

Stop bashing, just cause you want to bash.

It seems to be hard to find a world wide ranking, so I would like to know where you are getting your information to back up your claims.

The above link is not the clearest link but at least it holds some truth.
The below link can validate your claim it is legal to hold child porn in possession but makes the rest of your assumption false about it being completely legal.

Child pornography laws in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also, it was very orderly regarding the earthquake. In the US you can bring back lost goods as well, but people will fight you over those lost goods, incentive or not.

When I am in Japan you know what makes the headlines? Politics and the random person hit by a car. The worse thing I saw in April was a person who was bi-polar not taking meds sped through a busy street hitting about 11 people. That happened in Kyoto, not even happening in Tokyo, the largest city in the world. When I got back home in Columbus, there was 3 murders, a rape on campus and several other things I really do not remember. That happened in one evening.

Suicide is big in Japan. Most of the men take pride in caring for their families. When they can not they lose pride and off themselves. People with terminal disease do not want to be a drain on society so they off themselves. Also, as someone noted teens seem to like to off themselves when they are heartbroken. Unlike here teens off themselves because they were bullied by classmates.

I think Japanese are probably very moral, although maybe a bit nationalistic (see WW2). But the child porn thing is a surprise, that link certainly didn't help your cause.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:41 AM
 
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Yeah.. "stereotypes." Check this out:
Got any comparable data on violent crime for Japanese cities? That's what I'm interested in.
You're still missing the point. If there were strong gun control laws in the US, violent crime rates would take a nosedive. Similar to the point someone made about Japan being a peaceful nation; it's only peaceful because it was forced to disband its army after WWII and hasn't been allowed to have one.

Weren't you talking about schoolkids, anyway? How did you suddenly get onto the topic of young adults? Teens in Japan commit suicide because of all the pressure to excel in school to get into a good college. Some Japanese highschool students prostitute themselves to the guys who are into the whole "schoolgirl" pedophelia kink, so they can earn shopping money. Did you miss the rampant pedophelia in Japanese society? I'm still not understanding why anyone would think Japanese are any more or less moral than anyone else. This is a bizarrely superficial judgment.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:47 AM
 
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Japan may have a high suicide rate and sexual perversion, but at least they aren't shooting each other as much as they are on American streets.
You can thank the gun lobby for much of the mayhem in the US. If guns weren't allowed, the US would be more "moral", too.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Japan wins some aspects of morality such as much lower crime rate than the USA, and higher percentage of people seeming to have good preferences for certain aspects of lifestyle. Japan has much less of the low class bad immoral type of stuff getting in the way, and that can get way too pervasive in the USA, even though the USA does still have plenty higher class good moral type of culture too.

However, Japan probably does not win everything in morality compared to the USA and the USA still maybe wins in some aspects of this topic.

There are plenty of good moral people in the USA, but Japan probably has a higher percentage of that per capita, and with a lower percentage of bad immoral people.

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Old 05-30-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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I know a couple of Japanese people who are studying here in Australia and they are of the most extreme kindness and timid nature..
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