Saturday, May 1, 2021

Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan

Fig 01- Mugs of New York and Tokyo

I carried my Japanese government’s ID card with me all time when I was in Japan several years ago.

Why?

Japan polices feel honor to protect their own country from any foreigners by such as:

- inspect foreigner’s ID
- interrogate more details if they think the foreigners are suspected doing illegal things or dangerous.

If foreigners failed to present their ID to the Japanese polices, the consequences could be:

- the foreigners be detained or sent into jail for possibly 23 days
- fined with amount of Yen 100,000 (US$ 920)
- or both jail and fine

What is meaning of jail time for possibly 23 days?


Fig 02- Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii), bonsai

23 days possibly detention times are divided in three parts:

- 3 days for starting interrogation
- extended to 10 days for further interrogations
- another 10 days extended for more details cross examinations


Fig 03- An old Japanese dinner plate.

3 days’ initial interrogation, which can be extended twice by 10 days upon a judge’s approval.


Fig 04- Sunset at a beach.

What are IDs accepts by Japanese polices?

Here they are:

- foreign residents or alien cards. This card is called “gaijin card” in Japanese.
- any photo ID cards issued by governments or any relevant institutions
- Passport for tourists

Since I stayed for two years, I got so called alien card or “gaijin card.” Yes, I experienced twice to be inspected by Japanese polices:

- in the bus station
- in front of a restaurant

Have you visited or stayed in Japan? Have you been inspected by Japanese polices?

36 comments:

  1. ...that's no very welcoming!

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    1. Thanks to visit-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
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      Fig 01- Mugs of New York and Tokyo

      I carried my Japanese government’s ID card with me all time when I was in Japan several years ago.

      Why?

      Japan polices feel honor to protect their own country from any foreigners by such as:
      - inspect foreigner’s ID
      - interrogate more details if they think the foreigners are suspected doing illegal things or dangerous.

      If foreigners failed to present their ID to the Japanese polices, the consequences could be:
      - the foreigners be detained or sent into jail for possibly 23 days
      - fined with amount of Yen 100,000 (US$ 920)
      - or both jail and fine

      What is meaning of jail time for possibly 23 days?

      Delete
  3. Very ınteresting informations...I have never seen Japan but want to visite..

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  4. Tanza, I have now learned something new! Didn't know that the Japanese did this sort of stop and check on visitors. Not really a problem for us though as Japan isn't high on our list of countries to visit. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  5. That's interesting and 23-day-jail is pretty hard for just not carrying your ID with you.

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    1. they are very rigorous in this matter...


      Thanks to visit-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
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      Fig 02- Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii), bonsai

      23 days possibly detention times are divided in three parts:
      - 3 days for starting interrogation
      - extended to 10 days for further interrogations
      - another 10 days extended for more details cross examinations

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  6. Beautiful photos. I have never been to Japan.

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  7. Je ne suis jamais allée au Japon, ça fait un peu peut cette histoire de prison juste pour une pièce d'identité.
    Bon dimanche

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    1. Thanks-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
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      Fig 03- An old Japanese dinner plate.

      3 days’ initial interrogation, which can be extended twice by 10 days upon a judge’s approval.

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  8. Beautiful photos! I doubt if I will ever be visiting Japan.
    Right now, it would be nice to just travel across my country. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  9. The closest I ever came to Japan was to change flights at Narita Airport.

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    1. You did it...


      Thanks to visit-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
      -
      Fig 04- Sunset at a beach.

      What are IDs accepts by Japanese polices?

      Here they are:

      - foreign residents or alien cards. This card is called “gaijin card” in Japanese.
      - any photo ID cards issued by governments or any relevant institutions
      - Passport for tourists
      Since I stayed for two years, I got so called alien card or “gaijin card.” Yes, I experienced twice to be inspected by Japanese polices:

      - in the bus station
      - in front of a restaurant

      Have you visited or stayed in Japan? Have you been inspected by Japanese polices?

      Delete
  10. Gosh, and I meet people daily who come to the library without a form of ID or their library card. We are rather laxed on this subject, it seems.

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  11. It seems we have more than just infrastructure to worry about here in the states. I have had friends who ended up in jail in Mexico because they didn't have their ID on the beach (Later, they found out it was the police who stole their ID while they were on the beach).

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    1. aww... so sad story...


      Thanks to visit-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
      -
      Fig 01- Mugs of New York and Tokyo

      I carried my Japanese government’s ID card with me all time when I was in Japan several years ago.

      Why?

      Japan polices feel honor to protect their own country from any foreigners by such as:
      - inspect foreigner’s ID
      - interrogate more details if they think the foreigners are suspected doing illegal things or dangerous.

      If foreigners failed to present their ID to the Japanese polices, the consequences could be:
      - the foreigners be detained or sent into jail for possibly 23 days
      - fined with amount of Yen 100,000 (US$ 920)
      - or both jail and fine

      What is meaning of jail time for possibly 23 days?

      Delete
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    1. Thanks to visit-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
      -
      Fig 02- Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii), bonsai

      23 days possibly detention times are divided in three parts:
      - 3 days for starting interrogation
      - extended to 10 days for further interrogations
      - another 10 days extended for more details cross examinations

      Delete
  13. It is mandatory to carry it always with you here in Europe as well.

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  14. I have never visited Japan but would love to…

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    1. I see.....


      Thanks-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
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      Fig 03- An old Japanese dinner plate.

      3 days’ initial interrogation, which can be extended twice by 10 days upon a judge’s approval.

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  15. I've never been to Japan either.

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    1. Thanks to visit-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
      -
      Fig 04- Sunset at a beach.

      What are IDs accepts by Japanese polices?

      Here they are:

      - foreign residents or alien cards. This card is called “gaijin card” in Japanese.
      - any photo ID cards issued by governments or any relevant institutions
      - Passport for tourists
      Since I stayed for two years, I got so called alien card or “gaijin card.” Yes, I experienced twice to be inspected by Japanese polices:

      - in the bus station
      - in front of a restaurant

      Have you visited or stayed in Japan? Have you been inspected by Japanese polices?

      Delete
  16. Oh, my! If I ever go to Japan, then I'll make sure to always carry my driver's license. I like the pic of the Japanese black pine. :)

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  17. I had no idea. Don't know what to say, what to think.

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    1. Thanks to visit-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
      -
      Fig 01- Mugs of New York and Tokyo

      I carried my Japanese government’s ID card with me all time when I was in Japan several years ago.

      Why?

      Japan polices feel honor to protect their own country from any foreigners by such as:
      - inspect foreigner’s ID
      - interrogate more details if they think the foreigners are suspected doing illegal things or dangerous.

      If foreigners failed to present their ID to the Japanese polices, the consequences could be:
      - the foreigners be detained or sent into jail for possibly 23 days
      - fined with amount of Yen 100,000 (US$ 920)
      - or both jail and fine

      What is meaning of jail time for possibly 23 days?

      Delete
  18. E' nei miei sogni venire nella tua meravigliosa terra... Speriamo prima o poi....

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  19. Very interesting post! Rules are so hard and strong (23 days or 23 days and fine of $920). I dont want to think how daily life goes on

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  20. While traveling in East Germany back in the day when the Communists were still in power, I got chased by members of the Red Guard who suspected I might not be carrying my passport (I wasn't). Fortunately, I was faster than they were and got back to my hotel where I had left my passport. So I'm not too thrilled about countries that enforce ID rules too rigorously.

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    1. Thanks to visit-
      Get Jail or Fine for not Carrying ID in Japan
      -
      Fig 02- Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii), bonsai

      23 days possibly detention times are divided in three parts:
      - 3 days for starting interrogation
      - extended to 10 days for further interrogations
      - another 10 days extended for more details cross examinations

      Delete

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