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Japan - Nagasaki mayor shot
NHK News (Tokyo) ^ | April 17, 2007

Posted on 04/17/2007 4:40:04 AM PDT by HAL9000

The mayor of Nagasaki City, Iccho Ito, has been shot by an unidentified gunman.

No details are yet known about his condition. He was shot near Japan Railway's Nagasaki station on Tuesday evening.

The attacker has reportedly been caught.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; guncontrol; guns; japan; nagasaki

1 posted on 04/17/2007 4:40:05 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
I'm having trouble posting anything right this morning.

The headline should say -

"Japan - Nagasaki mayor shot"

2 posted on 04/17/2007 4:41:12 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

I’m sorry to hear this. We will pray for the gentleman this morning.


3 posted on 04/17/2007 4:41:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("There is no such thing as death for a Christian who believes in the Resurrection." ~ Fr. Ho Lung)
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To: HAL9000

Is there a mosque in Nagasaki?


4 posted on 04/17/2007 4:42:37 AM PDT by Cornpone (Islam: The world's greatest, preventable and treatable psychosis. 2006Cornpone)
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To: Cornpone

Probably not, he still has his head on...


5 posted on 04/17/2007 4:45:39 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: HAL9000; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
Those gun-crazy Japanese with their 2nd Amendment are at it again...

/sarc

日本*ピング* (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

6 posted on 04/17/2007 4:50:54 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: HAL9000; Constitutionalist Conservative; Gator113; Zhang Fei; DanielLongo; Tamar1973; Dr. Marten; ..
Asia pinglist.
7 posted on 04/17/2007 5:04:56 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: DTogo

Appreciated.


8 posted on 04/17/2007 5:05:16 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: HAL9000

Was he shot by an Asian? What’s up with them this week?


9 posted on 04/17/2007 5:07:33 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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To: HAL9000

Yakuza trouble?


10 posted on 04/17/2007 5:08:45 AM PDT by cartan
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To: DTogo
Actually you can apply to get a shotgun in Japan.

When I lived in Misawa they had a huge problem with crows so hunting was legal for animal control purposes.

Also the Yakuza somehow gets a free pass.

11 posted on 04/17/2007 5:10:21 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: DungeonMaster

To be fair, around 60% of the global population is Asian.


12 posted on 04/17/2007 5:12:59 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: DTogo

Thanks. Turned on the news. Shot two times in front of election campaign office around 8 pm (little over an hour ago). Perp apprehended at crosswalk 10 m away. They just released his name but I didn’t catch it. He is deputy leader of crime unit of Yamaguchi crime syndicate. Condition of mayor said to be “cardiac and respiratory arrest”.


13 posted on 04/17/2007 5:17:54 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: HAL9000

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 04/17/2007 5:28:23 AM PDT by Tolkien (There are things more important than Peace. Freedom being one of those.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
To be fair, around 60% of the global population is Asian.

That's more than I would have guessed.

16 posted on 04/17/2007 5:32:47 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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To: HAL9000

Impossible. The peace-loving, gun-free Japanese?


17 posted on 04/17/2007 5:55:46 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: HAL9000

Must be due to the American gun culture. (sarcasm)


18 posted on 04/17/2007 6:48:34 AM PDT by fschmieg
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To: Thinkin' Gal

FRom Feb of this year -

“The fatal shooting of a senior gangster in Tokyo has sparked fears of an all-out turf war between two of Japan’s fiercest underworld organisations.
Police have arrested two members of a gang affiliated to the Sumiyoshi-kai, Japan’s second-biggest crime syndicate, on suspicion of firing shots at the office of a rival gang in apparent retaliation for the killing of Ryoichi Sugiura, a senior member of a Sumiyoshi affiliate.

One of the suspects was quoted by police as saying that he and his accomplice had targeted a group linked to the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan’s most powerful crime syndicate, in apparent retaliation for Sugiura’s death, according to the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.”

I wonder if it is more fallout of the ongoing turf war? A shame really, we really enjoy staying in the area.


19 posted on 04/17/2007 8:04:13 AM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
He is deputy leader of crime unit of Yamaguchi crime syndicate

The crime unit of a crime mob. Is political assassination a crime in Japan?

20 posted on 04/17/2007 8:08:42 AM PDT by RightWhale (3 May '07 3:14 PM)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Condition of mayor said to be “cardiac and respiratory arrest”.

That would be "no heartbeat and not breathing," which is, like, dead, right?

21 posted on 04/17/2007 9:06:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("There is no such thing as death for a Christian who believes in the Resurrection." ~ Fr. Ho Lung)
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To: HAL9000; DTogo

The mayor of the Japanese city of Nagasaki was shot to death in a brazen attack Tuesday by an organized crime chief apparently enraged that the city refused to compensate him after his car was damaged at a public works construction site, police said.

The shooting was rare in a country where handguns are strictly banned ...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18151200/


22 posted on 04/17/2007 4:48:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Living on a knife edge: A burgeoning culture of knife violence is corroding life in Britain's inner cities.
23 posted on 04/17/2007 4:54:36 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Tax-chick
That would be "no heartbeat and not breathing," which is, like, dead, right?

Heh, I was listening to the English translators (British) speaking over the Japanese newsreaders. It came off as sounding really odd (stoic). They would switch between saying that the hospital was giving out no info on the mayor's condition, to saying matter-of-factly that he was in a condition of "cardiac and respiratory arrest" or that "his heart and lungs had stopped". I mean come on, just say "dead" if you are going to all the trouble of reporting it. I suppose they were just busy translating the Japanese, never mind how not-so-cleverly disguised the wording.

24 posted on 04/17/2007 5:55:40 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal

How sad. I’m very sorry he’s dead!


25 posted on 04/17/2007 6:28:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("There is no such thing as death for a Christian who believes in the Resurrection." ~ Fr. Ho Lung)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Cardiac and respiratory arrest do not necessarily indicate death. Death is defined as no brain activity.


26 posted on 04/17/2007 7:02:05 PM PDT by politicalwit (Family values don't stop at the border...but Federal laws do.)
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To: politicalwit
This is a bizarre story. It all happened because the city refused to pay for the damage - in 2003 - to this Yakuza's car due to a hole in the street at a public construction site.

Its like something out of a Kitano film.

27 posted on 04/17/2007 8:02:11 PM PDT by Al Simmons (Tag line under construction...)
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