Random thoughts, comments, observations and general fluff from a random bint who left London at the end of September 2004 to embark on a new life and new adventures in Tokyo, land of the cute.... and is leaving mid-June 2010 - and counting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Huh?

An article in the Japan Times today looks at crime in Japan.

Several crimes and their sentences are given.

In reverse order:

Selling dodgy cures to old people: 12 years
Stealing Peko-Chan dolls: 7 years
Passing fake coins: 7 years
Murder: 3 years
Using (not possessing) stimulants: 18 months
Fraud: 16 months
Refusing to show a Gaijin card: 2 months detention, 16 months suspended
Selling dodgy investments to old people: 2 years suspended

Peko-Chan Doll that stands outside shops advertising a famous confectionary chain:


Yes, that IS correct: Stealing one of those things above will land you a sentence four years longer than murdering someone.

This country is insane.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah said...

Just make sure you don't try drunkenly to steal one of those hideous things after one of those karaoke nights out...

9:06 pm

 
Anonymous Bryn S said...

I wonder what the terms would be if it were a Gai-jin being sentenced..........

9:41 am

 
Blogger Jo said...

Bryn - for stealing a Peko-Chan?

They'd probably lock us up and throw away the key...

10:35 am

 

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