Thursday, May 29, 2008


Not convinced

One South Korean and two Japanese brokers, who were arrested on suspicion of arranging a fake marriage between a South Korean woman and a Japanese man, allegedly obtained about 40 fake Japanese passports for South Koreans who had been deported, it has been learned.

In order to prevent deportees gaining reentry to Japan, the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law introduced in November requires foreigners to be fingerprinted and photographed when they enter the country.

The deportees asked the brokers to obtain the fake passports, and have admitted to the police they did so in an attempt to avoid fingerprinting.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, this is the first case since the introduction of the new immigration checks in which people have attempted to skip fingerprinting by using fake Japanese passports.

Brokers ran fake passport scam for South Korean deportees
The Yomiuri Shimbun, May. 27, 2008


Ah, so that's why they introduced all that fingerprinting BS. They didn't manage to come out with any explanation at the time, so I presumed it was just an act of arbitrary racism.

Oh, unless I was right and they're just trying to come up with some sort of flimsy justification after the fact.


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