A serious problem with the police is that they seem excellent at solving crime but less successful in preventing it. Caucasian English-language teachers in Okayama have been harassed anonymously by a stalker using e-mail, fax and ordinary mail, and the police seem unable to stop it. The stalker has used prefectural library PCs to transmit abuse for two years. Now I’ve received a “death threat”! Still no effective action has been taken.
In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.