Tag: Japan

How Japan has Almost Eradicated Gun Crime

Rifles on display in a Japanese gun shopIf you want to buy a gun in Japan you need patience and determination. You have to attend an all-day class, take a written exam and pass a shooting-range test with a mark of at least 95%. There are also mental health and drugs tests. Your criminal record is checked and police look for links to extremist groups. Then they check your relatives too – and even your work colleagues. And as well as having the power to deny gun licences, police also have sweeping powers to search and seize weapons…more:  bbc.com

Muslim boy denied home stay in Japan

A Dunedin boy has been rejected for an exchange trip to Japan because he is Muslim. Photo / ThinkstockThe Human Rights Commission has weighed in on the case of a Dunedin boy rejected for an exchange trip to Japan because he is Muslim.

Sharif Steel, 15, had hoped to spend a year in Japan staying with a host family but his application was rejected due to his religious beliefs, Stuff reported earlier today. more:  .nzherald.co.nz