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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Arrest her! She looks Asian!
彼女はアジア人っぽい!逮捕しろ!

My ex-manager from the Falls is going to have a tough time visiting Japan next time. She could get arrested on the spot for looking Asian.
ナイアガラ瀧で働いていた時に朕の元マネージャーが日本に今度来ると大変になると思う。アジア人っぽいからすぐ逮捕される機会がある。

Police erroneously arrest 'Asian-looking' Japanese woman on immigration law breach

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 07:01 EST

SAITAMA — The Saitama prefectural police on Monday arrested a Japanese woman on suspicion of violating the immigration law but later released her after discovering that she was a Japanese national, police officials said.

The police had judged that the unemployed woman, 28, was not Japanese because she looked like a foreigner of Asian descent and that she carried an envelope written in Portuguese, the officials said. The woman was questioned by a policeman around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday in Kawaguchi. She told the officer that she was Japanese, but stopped answering further questions, the officials said. The woman's family said she is not good at speaking with strangers.

アジア系と間違え、埼玉県警が日本女性を誤認逮捕

 埼玉県警川口署は27日、同県川口市の無職女性(28)を東南アジア系外国人と間違え、入管法違反(旅券不携帯)容疑で誤認逮捕したと発表した。

 女性は、日本人とわかり、26日未明の逮捕から約14時間後に釈放された。

 同署によると、交番勤務の署員3人が25日午後7時40分ごろ、川口市上青木西の路上を歩いていた女性に職務質問。女性は「日本人です」としか話さず、 身分を示すものも持っていなかった。署員が所持品に書かれていた母親の勤め先を訪ねたものの、身元は確認できず、26日午前5時15分ごろ逮捕したとい う。

 その後の取り調べで、女性が自分と家族の名前、生年月日を紙に書き、身元が判明。女性は午後7時20分ごろ釈放された。

 女性の母親は、女性が普段から他人と話すのが苦手だとしているという。

 署員は「目が大きく、彫りが深かったため、外国人だと思い込んだ」という。

Isn't this an indication of the incredibly racist direction Japan is heading in? Soft racism, yes, but still, just arresting a person because they MIGHT be foreign? I mean, hey, the barber at the place I go to looks like Kim Jong Il, but there's no evidence to say that he's not Japanese. I think the police need to take a look at alllooksame.com.

これは日本が段々超差別社会の方へ進んでいるの表示ではない?やわらかい差別、確かに、だが外国人かもしれないダケで逮捕する?朕が行く床屋で或る人は金正日に似ているけど、日本人ではない証拠は全くない。日本の警察はalllooksame.comのアジア人の違いの試験を受けるべきだと思う。

9 Comments 論評:

  • you're really convincing me not to reside there for a few years.

    By Anonymous Chris, at 2/28/2006 12:56 PM  

  • Oh, we're white, so they're all afraid of us. No worries.

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 2/28/2006 1:13 PM  

  • And it could be much, much worse. Japanese police are useless but at least they usually don't delight in outright torture (China). Well, I just got my blog banned from the Sinosphere right there ...

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 2/28/2006 2:05 PM  

  • haha, my condolences.

    By Anonymous Chris, at 2/28/2006 2:12 PM  

  • I don't get it... Don't Japanese have "Asian looking" too? I will understand if she looks Southeast Asian (mentioned in Japanese article, but not in English?) by having darker skin...

    How amusing...

    By Anonymous Peng, at 3/01/2006 1:01 AM  

  • Peng,

    Indeed. I've met quite a few Japanese people with darker skin, especially as you go further south. If everyone here with dark skin and carrying objects with non-japanese writing on it makes you a suspicious foreigner, better start arresting all the Engrish-sporting ganguro. ...

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 3/01/2006 9:24 AM  

  • Or my coworker Anas with an Arab magazine....

    By Anonymous Charlene, at 3/01/2006 11:25 AM  

  • Ah, Anas. I wonder how many passports he carries?

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 3/01/2006 2:12 PM  

  • I failed the test at alllookthesame.com...

    By Anonymous Akiyo, at 3/02/2006 1:59 PM  

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