How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime - BBC News
I thought this was interesting, it's about how Japan has made it almost impossible
to own a gun.
Two bits stood out though:
Japanese police officers rarely use guns and put much greater emphasis on
martial arts - all are expected to become a black belt in judo. They spend more
time practising kendo (fighting with bamboo swords) than learning how to use
"The response to violence is never violence, it's always to de-escalate it. Only
six shots were fired by Japanese police nationwide [in 2015]," says journalist
Anthony Berteaux. "What most Japanese police will do is get huge futons and
essentially roll up a person who is being violent or drunk into a little burrito and
carry them back to the station to calm them down."
I read this and it just got me wondering where do the police put those futons, do they carry
them on their hip. Do they use those judo skills to wrap up the criminals.
Brings a whole new meaning to a spring roll.
Hi - yah