Attempted Robbery at Iizawa`s Lawson Convenience Store

Minamiashigarashi, Kanagawa

There was an attempted Robbery at Iizawa`s Lawson Convenience Store on Wednesday, August 19th.

The police had the whole parking lot cordoned off. The suspect was running around the neighbourhood with a knife and the police finally caught him. Scary! This occurred
near my house!

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The Matsuda Police

Matsuda Police

“But I’ve had my share of dealings with police, in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere in the world, and there is a universal truth: when police demand submission, it’s best to submit.”
–Neil Macdonald, CBC News

The police that protect Minamiashigarashi have their main station in Matsuda.

I know they do their best. But I have some complaints, and so do others.

Quite a few people in our town feel you are rude. One of my Japanese friends
said he really doesn`t like the local police.

Why are you rude if you stop people?

Admittedly many police are not rude, but I was stopped near my friend Eiji`s house and the police were so rude to me.
I had gone to ask Eiji if he would teach me guitar again. Eiji was out unfortunately, but his wife said that he was busy
and wouldn`t be able to teach me.

I got back to my van (parked next to Iwahara Park) and the two policemen were so rude. I don`t like being stopped and questioned if it is necessary, but I think
the police should be polite and professional about it. One officer said it would be 15,000 yen for parking my car next to the park, then insinuated that I was having an
affair with my friend`s wife. Then they wanted me to cooperate and allow them to search my van, and I said no. Why should I let you? When you are so rude and insinuate
rude things and threaten me with a 15,000 yen fine when I have parked next to a park near my friend`s house.

Their strong handed attitude loses them friends, and makes people not want to cooperate.

Finally I let him search my van, but he left it all messed up. I think if they are going to search, don`t you think they should put things back properly?
Seems logical to me.

Why do so many Japanese feel the police are rude?

Police, the problem is that when you are rude, people don`t feel like helping you.

When one of the AUM Shinrikyo members was spotted the police wanted help from the public. One policeman approached me at Kaisei Station, but I avoided him because of the incident
at Iiwahara Park. I find the police scary and want nothing to do with them.

I am not alone. The local people of Minamiashigara also do not like talking with the police.

It is a shame as the people and the police should work together to help make our community safer.

But when one group is arrogant and rude, the other group doesn`t want to speak with them.

All is not bad. Some of the policemen and women are actually quite polite and professional. I was stopped for an illegal turn and they were very kind about it.
Explained what I had done wrong and gave me the ticket. Which I obviously deserved as I had made the wrong turn. But I didn`t feel bitter about it, and I hold no
negative feelings for these particular police. In fact, I would help them if they had a question about something I had seen etc.

But after a very bad experience with our local law enforcement officers, neither I nor the local Japanese feel like helping.

“Some police are bright, professional and educated. Some are louts. Some are racists. You never know which variety you’re facing.
But what they all have in common (outside Great Britain) is the weapon at their hip, and the implicit threat of its ultimate use to settle matters.”

–Neil Macdonald, CBC News

Speeding in Minamiashigara City

Many cars drive very fast throughout our city. Why?

One reason is the police rarely stop people for speeding. We have asked the police to do it on our street. But they are very inflexible.
They say it isn`t possible. It is possible in Canada, in America, and in Europe. Why is it not possible in Minamiashigara?

They are afraid to disrupt traffic they say. But they disrupt traffic when they stop people to check whether they have been drinking alcohol.

Why don`t they do they same for speeders?

Just today at 7:01 AM a white sedan went down our street at over 100 km per hour I estimated. People were out taking out the unburnable (recycled) garbage.
It could have been my child or yours going to soccer practice or whatever.

What is stopping the police from having one of them with a radar gun, or even a mounted radar gun on a stand, and one or two stopping cars, either at the side of the road, or into a parking lot of
someone who would allow this. I would at my school in Tsukahara.

But no, the police say they can`t. Meanwhile, children are killed in Minamiashigara by speeding cars.

“Most police despise any challenge to their authority. Some will abuse it, if necessary, to protect that authority, and the system can allow them to do that.”
–Neil Macdonald, CBC News

Of course if any of the local police stop me, I`m not talking about you sir. I think you are very talented and handsome! I really do!

My Car Was Vandalized

My Car was Vandalized

car

I drive a nice Toyota 86 sports car and I think someone doesn`t like that fact.

I think my car has been vandalized. I used to park it well within our parking lot in an uncovered space deep in the lot with a light pole over it. But lately I park it under cover, but near a side street. We suspect some teenagers have purposely scratched it here and there over time. There are three scratches now. I have no witnesses and no proof so haven`t gone to the police. I think unfortunately someone is jealous of my car. So I will fix the scratches myself. They aren`t so bad, but I had better move the car so there aren`t any more done to it.

Furikome Sagi 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

”振り込め詐欺はお金を取る目的で、電話で誰かに扮する犯罪です”

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

ケビンバーンズ

やくざの事情彼らの最高水準の技術であるレコーディングスタジオで、やくざとして知られる(ジャパニーズマフィア)川口組支部は会合を開き、振り込め詐欺をどのようにやり遂げるか話し合っていた。トシノは椅子に座ってくつろいでいた。彼にとっては朝飯前。彼はこのような犯罪を5年間に渡って繰り返してきた。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

彼はベテラン。彼の支部でどれだけお金を稼いだか、数え切れないくらいなのだ。ボスは、彼をとても誇りに感じていた。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

これは、トシノがボスについて初めて話題に出したときにハイテクの録音機器で取られたものです。”長い目で見れば、割に合うことだ”彼は訴えました。”我々は2回の電話でマネーバックをする!””ボスは、はじめは主に親に電話をかけているようだった。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

悲しそうに泣きじゃくりながら電話をすれば、90パーセント銀行に行かせられる。これまでにあなたを失望させましたか?”この機器は購入され、トシノの月々の収入は50パーセント増加した。ボスに付き添うためのスポーツカーがある。犯罪が、決心したトシノに支払ったのだ。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

日本経済 どうやってこの犯罪を終わらせるか事は順調に進んでいる。トシノの同僚であるアオキが繰り返しヨシダヒロユキさんに電話をかけた。”もしもし””私の○○を吸いたいか?”アオキは電話を取った人に叫んだ。5回電話をかけた後、ヒロユキは携帯電話の電源を切った。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

アオキはヨシダヒロユキさんの携帯電話が切られているのを確認するためだけに、数分おきに電話をかけていた。彼が電話に出られないようにしたのだ。機能は無効になる。ボスは、たくさんの失敗を我慢できないのである。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

日本経済 はったり屋のやくざヨシダさんは川口組が実行したドラマの中で彼の役割の演技を知らないでいる必要があった。ほとんどの人はやくざから5回電話があったら電源を切るだろう。事はパーフェクトに進んでいた。トシノの新しい車、チェリーレッド色のフェアレディZだ。午後4時。トネガワは電話を取り、ヒロユキさんの45歳の母に電話をかけた。今日は金曜日。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

ヒロユキさんも彼のお父さんも仕事の日である。そう、彼らは外出中なのだ。家にいるのは母親だけ。やくざは親が1人のときを狙っている。彼らも明らかに1人かどうかは分からないのだろうが。1人なら話し合う相手がいない。まるで孤独なヌーのようだ。ライオンは、ヌーを殺してしまうだろう。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

やくざはヒロユキさんの母親がいつも金曜日の午後4時に家にいることを知っている。彼らは彼女を見張っていたのだ。過去1ヶ月の間、近くでピザの配達人のふりをしていた。しかし実際にはチンピラ、もしくは低い地位のやくざなのだ。アツコさんは午後3時半ごろ茶会から帰ってきた。多くの人が、ヨシダアツコさんと同じように予測するだろう。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

電話が鳴った。ヨシダさんは電話に出た。サイレンの音が聞こえる。泣いている声、騒音も聞こえる。それとも叫び声だろうか。まるで事故か何かがあったかのような音だ。”ヨシダさんの奥さんでしょうか?”トネガワはとても丁寧に話した。”はいそうですが””あなたの息子さんが事故にあいました””息子は大丈夫ですか?”

”ええ。息子さんはある男性にぶつかりまして。男性は亡くなりました。3人の父親です。彼の奥様にどう説明したらいいか分かりません。悲しすぎます””まあ、それはひどいことを”

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

”ええ。あなたの息子さんは何も注意せずに運転をしていたのです。この場で息子さんを逮捕するつもりです。お気の毒ですが、ヒロユキさんはすぐに刑務所に行かなくてはいけないのです””なぜですか?”

”ヨシダさん、息子さんがしたことの大きさが分かりますか。あなたが自宅にいてよかった。ヒロユキさんが、今なら茶会から戻ってきていると言ってましたから””息子と話したいのですが””もしよければつなぎますよ””いえ、携帯に電話してみます””分かりました。また数分後に電話します”ヨシダアツコさんはパニックに陥りながらもたった1人の息子に電話をかけたが、未だに彼の携帯は電源がオフになっている。トネガワは再び電話をした。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

”ヨシダさん、息子さんと話せましたか?””いえ、つながりませんでした。何かあって電源を切っているようです。彼はそこにいますか?彼と話せますか?””ええ、もちろんです”(川口組の名俳優の1人、アオキが電話に出た)ひどくうろたえているため、彼はまったく話すことが出来ない。ヨシダさんは息子さんを落ち着かせようとしたが、彼はなき続けている。トネガワが電話に再び出た。”ヨシダさん聞こえますか。彼はひどく動揺しています。お気持ちはよく分かりますよ””せめて裁判を・・・彼はまだ23歳なんです”

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

”このケースでは認められません。男性は亡くなっています。3人の父親ですよ。ヒロユキさんはスピードを出していたと認めています。人を傷つけたのですよ。ただ、先月石原都知事があなたの息子さんが起こしたようなケースを特別に寛容に認めると言っていましたが””本当ですか?””ええ。免除されるには2億円の支払いが必要です。ですが、この罪における息子さんの同意が必要です。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

これでヒロユキさんを保護観察にできますが、1年間免停です。このために、早めに書類手続きを進めなくてはいけません。時間を見てください、午後4時5分です。役所での手続きは午後4時15分で終わってしまいます””そうですね。何をしたらいいでしょうか””まず銀行へ行ってください。そして、お金を引き落として・・・”ヨシダさんはこのように話してくれた。彼女は速達でお金を送った。ヒロユキさんがいつもの時間に仕事から帰ってきたときに驚いたそうだ。そして、彼が玄関に入ってくるなり嘆いたのだ。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

仕事中に急に電話があったこと、電話でとても耳障りな叫び声がしたことを。”俺、5回電話がなったあとに電源を切ったんだよ”ヨシダさんは泣き始めた。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

日本経済 あとがき 振り込め詐欺この物語は、神奈川県松田警察署による講義に基づいています。講義の中で、警察はどんな賢い人でもこのような犯罪にだまされやすいと述べています。いつでも起こりうることで、犯人はとてもプロフェッショナルです。どのように犯罪が行われるかを知っておくことで、犠牲者になることを避けられるかもしれないのです。私の妻はこの講義に出席し、すべてを私に話してくれました。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

*名前は日本でめったに使われません。この物語をより分かりやすくするために、ヒロユキという名前を使いました。電話による振り込め詐欺では、”うちの息子”などのフレーズが使われます。うちの息子とは”your home`s son,” もしくは  “the son of your house.”のことです。分かりやすい英語で言うなら、”your son.”です。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

81歳の男性の振り込め詐欺撃退法(電話詐欺) 

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

News from Japan Today.com:

日本経済 東京

水曜日、ある1人の81歳の男性がだまされたふりをすることで振り込め詐欺を撃退したと警察が発表した。カトウケンイチと確認された男が、3億円を騙し取るために企てた共犯者として逮捕された。警察によると、カトウは口利きのうまい人がお金を取るために関係者のふりをして年配の人に電話をかけ、緊急にお金を振り込ませるオレオレ詐欺をたくらんだ。このケースの場合、カトウが火曜日に年配の男性に息子のふりをして電話をかけたのだという。彼は企業主が所有する、お金が入ったバッグをなくしたといっていた。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

詐欺師は、自分たちがなりすましている被害者の息子が荻窪の警察署に勤務していることを知らなかったのだ。この年配の男性は、要請に協力して欲しい、そして犯人を捕まえるためにどうすればいいか指示してほしいと息子さんに情報を提供した。警察官はこの男性の家に近くに待機し、火曜日の朝、お金を取りに来た2人の男性をその場で逮捕した。

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

More on crime in Japan, Chris Cutts discusses the Japanese Police. Japan Heat, inside the Japanese Police Department.

Furikome Sagi – 振り込め詐欺 電話で実行される見事な犯罪

Have Child Abduction Issues in Japan?

Have Child Abduction Issues in Japan?

by Kevin Burns
(Minamiashigarashi, Kanagawa,Japan)

Child Abduction Issues in Japan

Has your child been abducted by your spouse?

Attorney Wilf Wakely can help. He specializes in child abduction issues.

Wakely Foreign Law Office – Tokyo
In association with TMI Associates

24th Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi
Minato ku
Tokyo 106-6123
Tel: 03-5288-5417
Direct Fax / 24hr Voice Message: 03-4496-4554
Mobile: 090-1595-6875

Email: wwakely at attglobal.net

Japanese Gun Control & Massacres in Canada

Japanese Gun Control & Massacres in Canada

by Kevin Burns
(Kanagawa, Japan)

Japanese Gun Control

Again in Canada, on the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, Canadians are debating the benefits of gun control. To see the benefits more clearly and to learn how it can be done, Canada could look at Japan.

Japan controls how many useful guns are in the nation by strictly regulating how many can be imported, what kinds can be imported and by strictly controlling the distribution of ordinance (bullets).

I am not aware of any gun related massacre in Japan in the past 21 years of my residence here.

Canada might take up Japan`s example if she is worried about future massacres.

The Kintaro Intersection

The Kintaro Intersection

Minamiashigara, Kanagawa

There is an intersection in Minamiashigarashi, with a large Kintaro sign. It is where Denny`s, and a Shell and Esso
gas station are. There was an accident there the other day I think.

I seem to only see the police there after an accident. I wish they would be there before the accidents. People go through the red lights there routinely.

There is a green arrow when you are turning right (we drive on the left here in Japan) and that arrow allows the turning car to go (the right of way). Invariably though, there is a car
coming straight on and through a red light.

I usually wait for the car breaking the law as I don`t want to have a head on collision but come on! The other person should stop.

Tonight I was having none of it. I decided I had the right of way, the light was green, and laid on the horn and went. It was my right of way. The other person slammed on their breaks, surprised I would go on a green light!

This is crazy! Do the police really not know this?

I see them patrolling everywhere, but I think setting up there and stopping people from abusing the red light would prevent a lot of accidents in the future.

It seems if people here, are not afraid of a ticket, some of them will abuse the rules, like running the red light.
I just fear someone getting killed like a child in the passenger seat. It would be a real tragedy and could be prevented by a bit more police work.

Shoji Sakurai spent 29 years in Prison

The problem was, he was innocent! Like Nepalese, Govinda Prasad Mainali, he was wrongfully convicted. It happens too often in Japan. If you torture people, they will confess to a crime they did not commit.

Enzai should be ended now!

“My name is Shoji Sakurai and I spent 29 years in prison for a crime I did not commit. I was a victim of enzai — a widespread practice where Japanese police and prosecutors forcibly exact a false confession from an innocent person during closed interrogations.

Recently, the Ministry of Justice held hearings to investigate the Postal administration corruption case (Yusei case ) where Atsuko Muraki was falsely accused and indicted,but got innocense sentence because the fact was revealed that the prosecutor tampered the important evidence.”

Read more about Shoji Sakurai and his campaign to end Enzai.

Read more about Govinda Prasad Mainali

Minamiashigara Woman arrested for Murder

Minamiashigara Woman arrested for Murder

70-yr-old woman arrested for death of mother in failed murder-suicide bid

Crime Mar. 10, 2013 – 06:11AM JST ( 15 )

KANAGAWA —Minamiashigara City

Police have arrested a 70-year-old woman for allegedly killing her mother in an attempted murder-suicide.

According to police, the body of 98-year-old Sato Yoneyama was discovered at her home in Minami-ashigara on Friday after her daughter, Shizue Yoneyama, 70, reported her death to police. Fuji TV reported that police discovered Shizue lying on the floor bleeding from self-inflicted cuts to her wrists and neck.

The accused was taken to hospital for treatment where she is in a stable condition, police said Saturday. She was quoted by police as saying she had strangled her mother to death with a towel on Thursday night.

Police quoted her as saying that living with her mother was hard. “My mother couldn’t hear. I became exhausted from looking after her without being able to communicate,” Shizue said, according to police.

Japan Today

Man arrested over death of Woman in Odawara

Man arrested over death of Woman in Odawara

(Man held over death of woman whose body found in Odawara parking lot)

ODAWARA —

Kanagawa prefectural police said Sunday they have arrested a man over the death of a woman whose body was found in a car in a parking lot in Odawara last Wednesday.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Mitsuo Kitamura, 51, has admitted to fatally stabbing Izumi Takano, 51, a massage instructor from Shizuoka Prefecture, and abandoning her body, TBS reported.

Takano’s decomposing body was found covered by a sheet in the front seat of the car which was registered to Kitamura, police said. Read More

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