Monday, December 25, 2006

Those Sneaky Foreigners again!

On the news tonight NHK and channel 10---whatever it is, both focused on a murder suspect of Japanese ancestry who fled Japan last week after his girlfriend and her sons were murdered. He is the main suspect.

The big focus, however, was naturally on the fact that evil foreigners sometimes leave Japan after a crime and cannot be extradited back. (Japan has extradition treaties only with the US and South Korea.) They also covered a story from last year when another Brazilian was involved in a car accident which killed a baby and who then fled back to Brazil(rather than face the extraordinary color/ethnicity/national origin-blindness of the Japanese court system?)

What they fail to mention is the fact that Japan allows the Japanese parent with children from international marriages to violate laws and court orders from their ex-spouse's country concerning child custody and kidnap the child and bring them to live in Japan with NO fear of extradition or prosecution (PDF). Japan has refused to sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the only industrialized country which has REFUSED to do so and has said it does not expect to in the near future.

Once again, pure Japan is a victim of those evil foreigners---in these cases evil foreigners of Japanese ancestry. I guess their blood was not pure enough.

Here is an example of Japanese court system's endorsement of kidnapping. There are many other, just do a Google search and you'll see that the pure, wonder, kind, polite law-aiding folks we always here about in Japan, aren't in fact always so kind and law-abiding.

Think this will ever be on Japanese TV?

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