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[–] mooglethief 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

After teaching English in Japan, I believe this is the reason that everything in the country is clean and things left in public are left alone in case someone has to come back and collect it.

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[–] firex726 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Downside is though, you never want to be accused of a crime.

They are very keen to keep their conviction rate high, so they will often detain suspects till they offer a confession; which does NOT have to be recorded verbatim, the police are opposed to having recordings made, and is permitted to be summarized by the interrogation team. And yes there is a team as they can interrogate people for hours at a time and be detained for 23 days. Suspects have the right to remain silent but of course the interrogation does not have to end.

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[–] WhiteRonin 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

You forget to add that the police will only detain you when they know you're 98% at fault.

This is easily proven by their pulling in suspects right before the state of limitations. They let criminals float around until they have the case nailed.

They will also take proxies. Yep, the Yakuza will offer up the "person" who did it. Both parties win.

You also don't mention that police will not shoot you on the street, nor use lethal force or even much force at all.

They are normally very friendly even when giving you a ticket.

Yeah, they also do have hidden rooms in prisons, prison life is a concentration camp and they will force testimonies at times.

But let's just focus on their shortest side and ignore everything that they over look or forgive. ;-)

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[–] WhiteRonin 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago 

The schools do employ janitors but in reality they are maintenance guys and only do massive cleaning during the breaks.

I know because I used to smoke in their office ;-)

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[–] mig2k 3 points 9 points (+12|-3) ago 

In America, you can't even get a nigger to pull up his pants.

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[–] Vaati 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Probably helps for Japan that the students stay in the same room all day, and that there's more public transit. Any American kids who were told to clean up would pitch a fit about all the mess that wasn't theirs, and a lot of them wouldn't stay after school to clean when they have to catch your school bus.

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[–] Datawych 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Japan doesn't have dedicated school buses. Students are generally given a lot more free agency when it comes to getting to/from school.

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[–] WhiteRonin 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

It does. But they are little pigs. The majority just drop trash on the floor.

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[–] Le_Squish 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

You are so right about the Union thing but I think kids would be okay with it because that would free up income for extra curricular activities and clubs.

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[–] WhiteRonin 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Japan doesn't have a school tax like the US. Students pay and the government pays. The US schools are normally cash rich compared to Japan.

The school district where i live easily blows through 1m on the tech department and tech a year.

US schools have the salaries listed for all district employees on their website. Check out how much teachers make ;-)

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[–] Datawych 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

amazed how folks just left stuff out and nothing happened to it

Oh yeah. Practically every shop in Tokyo has a gigantic "easy-to-steal section".

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[–] chags 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or that IQ and civilized behaviour are not that attached and cultural issues will always have their weight.

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[–] jaceame 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Saves money and makes better people, can't be having that in our schools.

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[–] firex726 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Meanwhile in the US we have now universities having classes to teach graduates how to get to work on time.

How can you call yourself a university and knowing let students graduate if they don't understand basic time management to the point that they cannot get to work on time?

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[–] IAmNotGod 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If they tried to do this anywhere else, the kids would steal all of the supplies, leaving the school desolate and barren. Again, Japan lapping the rest of the world.

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