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  • These are some surprising laws in Japan that might get you arrested.

  • Mm mhm.

  • Over the years I've come across some japanese laws that aren't completely obvious, especially those visiting Japan.

  • So I wanted to make this fun video and share it all with you.

  • In fact, these Japanese laws are ones that many japanese consider manners or common sense, but they've taken it one step further and made it official law just in case someone decides to go against the grain whether or not Japanese authorities decided to prosecute though maybe a different story.

  • But nonetheless, these laws are maybe one of the reasons why things in Japan stay in order.

  • But before I start this video, like always, if you want to see what I'm doing on the daily check on my instagram account.

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  • All right, let's get this list started.

  • Number one, cutting in line to buy tickets.

  • Believe it or not, the act of cutting in line to get on the train or to buy a train tickets could do you find or arrested in Japan.

  • This like many items on today's list all under Japan's Kayhan zero or minor crime law, which is sometimes explained as a law that stipulates the minimum level of morality that citizens should observe in their daily lives and it targets bad acts that are often seen in daily life.

  • All minor crime law violators could face a fine between about $10 to $100 or jail time of 1 to 30 days.

  • Keep this punishment in mind for the rest of this video for anything pertaining to the minor crime law.

  • So yeah, be careful before you decide to cut in line and interrupt the flow of business as this law applies to other public forms of transportation as well as other public events To say the least.

  • Japanese are serious about their lines.

  • Number two challenging someone or accepting a fight in Japan.

  • There's a law that says there shall be no dueling.

  • So anyone who initiates a fight or the person who fights back, even witnesses or the person that provides the venue can all be punished under this law, it dates back to 18 89 with a punishment of six months to two years.

  • But for more than 100 years it was considered a dead law with only a few cases of its application, but since 1989 it was suddenly applied to a one on one fight.

  • And there have been many cases since then.

  • Nowadays challenging someone to a fight or accepting a fight, whether it be verbally, email message board etcetera can still get you six months to two years while getting into an actual fight will up it from 2 to 5 years.

  • If somehow you injure someone in the fight, you can get fined starting from about $5000 and face up to 15 years in prison, Spectators are also on the hook and can get between one month to one year imprisonment.

  • Sounds like flight is the best option in Japan, number three, giving the wrong direction to a delivery person.

  • So the act of lying when asked for directions could land you in some hot water in Japan and it actually violates two japanese laws.

  • The first crime is interfering with the business of another person, be a prank as defined by the minor crime law.

  • While the second crime is obstruction of business by deception, which is defined by article 2 33 of the japanese penal code punishable up to about $5000 or up to three years in prison, which is obviously more severe than the minor crime laws, punishment, which law applies will depend on the severity of the maliciousness, So pranksters be worn number four dumpster diving in this case, another man's trash may not be another man's treasure in Japan garbage disposal, believe it or not is big business as waste collected from residents is likely resold to recyclers, a huge profit for local governments.

  • So much so that many have enacted the city ordinances preventing anyone but designated personnel from taking away the trash.

  • In other words taking someone else's trash is a punishable offense in Japan and on several different levels.

  • First, a violation of city regulations punishable by fines, then a theft crime as waste discharged from households is considered property of the city punishable up to about $5000 or up to 10 years, which is obviously more severe than the minor crime laws, punishment.

  • Also a home invasion crime if the garbage dump is on a non public road or apartment premises, which is trespassing and is fined up to about $1000 or up to three years in prison.

  • Finally, it also violates the minor crime law by entering a prohibited place without justifiable reason.

  • And again punishable under Japan's minor crime law, for example, in november of 2018, a female in her sixties was reported by neighbors and then arrested for stealing candy from a local city garbage dump site.

  • In reality, she was collecting the cans as a form of goodwill working towards 1200 kg of aluminum camps so she could donate it to the city council of Social welfare.

  • She had already contributed four wheelchairs prior in the same way.

  • Nonetheless, it was still considered theft in Japan and she was lightly punished.

  • So I guess in Japan another man's trash, we'll just get you arrested.

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  • All right, let's continue on with this list number five, stopping a wedding you've probably seen in the movies where the minister goes, Does anyone object to this wedding?

  • And a guy stands up and says, I do Well, something like that could be a punishable crime here in Japan.

  • If done as a prank, Japan's minor crime law says you may not interfere with public and private ceremonies as a prank, whether it be a wedding or other ceremony like graduation or entrance ceremony.

  • Now, if the prank interferes with a business like the wedding hall and has intend to assault threaten intimidate etcetera.

  • It could violate Japan's penal code, obstruction of business with a more severe punishment of about $1000 or one year in prison.

  • So does anyone object to this wedding, I guess not.

  • Let's move on number six ice cream in the mail post really this one is on the list, yep, I guess so.

  • It's illegal in Japan to put ice cream in the mail post under article 78 of the postal act.

  • Any person who damages or otherwise obstruct the mail service by damaging property used exclusively for male or property actually used for mail service is punishable up to about $5000 or five years in prison.

  • Unfortunately, it's happened more than once.

  • A 19 year old Tokyo mail through a happy and ice cream in a postbox, ruining 67 pieces of mail, 62 of which were New Year's cards and a 42 year saitama mail through a stick of ice cream into a post box right in front of the post office and was soon arrested.

  • Oh, breaking news.

  • The postal workers wiped off all the New Year's cards and delivered the 67 pieces of mail to the recipients while apologizing, gotta love Japan and number seven spitting on the street.

  • Well damn, this could ruin some people's holidays.

  • Any person who spits or urinates or causes others to spit or urinate in the street park or places where the public congregate violate the minor crime law and is punishable as mentioned before.

  • This minor crime law was established to maintain public hygiene and public morality.

  • For example, in May 2020 a male in the sixties was charging osaka or spitting in front of a japanese pickle shop.

  • Apparently the store had been filing complaints against the man's violent actions for about one year and the police finally arrested him at the scene of the crime.

  • So yeah, don't spit pee or poop on japan and there you go.

  • Let me know what you thought about these laws in the comments and how it compares to your country.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/09/18
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