USA Bans Japanese Packages Over Terrorism Fears

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The Japanese have been banned from shipping packages of any significant size to the land of the free as the US believes they are likely a bunch of freedom-hating terrorists.

Japan Post, Japan’s main international package delivery service, have announced (less detailed English announcement here) that due to terrorism fears in the USA they have been forced to indefinitely stop accepting any items over 453g (16 freedom ounces) in weight for air shipment to the US or its various island territories.

The size restrictions are apparently intended to limit the size of bomb the Japanese can send.

Companies holding business accounts with Japan Post should in principle be exempt, meaning international retailers operating from Japan will probably be completely unaffected, but small businesses and individuals are now unable to ship packages of any great size to the US in a timely fashion.

Other international postal services in Japan may have different policies (although many are already highly restrictive, refusing to ship figures and so on if they lack CE marks, software, adult items, etc.). The patient should also be able to make use of sea shipment options.

Similar air shipment restrictions in other freedom-hating countries are likely.

The background to the crackdown is that bombs disguised as toner cartridges were shipped to the US from Yemen, and as a result the Department of Homeland Security imposed sweeping restrictions on “certain inbound international air cargo shipments” thought to be high risk, which evidently includes those coming from Japan.

Fortunately, as a result of the policy Americans can now once more freely imbibe the heady air of liberty knowing that the homeland is again secure and it is even harder than ever for any subversive Japanese otaku goods to reach their shores.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ... what about American companies that are always selling new imported items from Japan? Will they be affected?

    Damn it, this is just some kind of Japanese Exclusion Act...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No they won't. Again, business accounts aren't affected.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    09:19 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Of course not. This law just fucks the normal people, as laws usually do.

    Comment by 666
    19:10 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    For the greater good.

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    Comment by zaockle
    08:18 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?

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    Comment by EleutheroZeroONE
    08:18 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This had better be FUCKING TEMPORARY!!

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    Comment by Schrobby
    09:20 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What is temporary? A year? Five? We know how that shit works...

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    09:31 16/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The Department of Homeland Security can't tell the difference between words that are the opposite of each other, thus they can't tell the difference between Temporary & Permanent...it's sad really...

    Comment by Dark Mage
    10:32 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The TSA was supposed to be temporary these wastes of carbon atoms also tried to pass real id which would have bankrupt the state level governments.
    Fortunately real id seems to have failed.

    I do not buy the official story on 9-11 either it's too ludicrous.
    I suspect they allowed it to happen.
    The idiots could not even have an original idea and ripped off the script to the 1985 movie Brazil.
    Watch this movie and you'll see so many parallels with the US government's post 9-11 behavior it would be funny if was not real.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/

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    Comment by kamiru
    08:17 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    oh US, how much you've fallen...

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    Comment by peacefan
    08:06 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And the million dollars worth of detection equipment, X-ray, dog sniffing training and security training are all going to waste. Wonder where all the money goes to.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    09:09 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    All that equipment is only used for passengers and their luggage. Funny, isn't it?

    It has nothing to do with terrorism. The elite in power simply wants to know absolutely everything about the populace, and then some. Orwell's 1984 is here, people just didn't realize it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 16/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    what do you think Kinect is???

    Microsoft has teamed up with the U.S. Gov to watch over us.

    Too bad (for them) that thing pretty much flopped

    Avatar of Schrobby
    Comment by Schrobby
    10:45 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There still are tons of cams, and the numbers grow. Is your web cam covered when you don't use it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You guys are ridiculously paranoid. Just have your packages shipped by sea, that overrides the ban, and even then, the large businesses that cater to us are exempt. The government is bad, but anyone who rationalizes that they are smarter than the government from overreaction and delusions of grandeur belongs in an institute.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinect didn't flop. It just passed 1 million in unit sales and rising.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH GOD!!!

    D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The money goes to reverting changes republicans have made in the past. Soon when republicans get back in power it'll go to the reversion of liberal reversions. and the cycle goes on.
    Sure is a great idea to completely change the political party every election.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    but dood, how screwed would we be if we left one side OR the other in power?

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    Comment by H.exe
    08:12 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    WTF What will happen to my 1/1 scale Gundam i ordered!!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    lol u

    If has all the functionality of a true 1/1 scale gundam too, I'd say you don't have to worry that much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    China would have to worry, because if they are selling that kind of functionality, their advanced model must be capable of throwing galaxies!!!

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    13:13 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Ask the shop where you ordered it to pre-activate it so it can directly destroy the white house by the time it arrives in US..

    ..oh wait, is that what the US is afraid of?

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    Comment by ColdCock
    08:11 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I fear to think what will happen when someone posts a figure stuffed with C4!

    Seriously, I knew these rednecks were just running scared but this is laughably stupid. Theres remailing services in just about every country. All anyone who wants to post a bomb from japan has to do is just choose another country.

    In a way I cant wait for another attack on these idiots just to show how useless what they are doing is. They spend billions on jets and aircraft carriers, not to mention the useless security theater at airports, and in the end some guy with explosives shoved up his ass or posted in a teddy bear can take down the president himself.

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    Comment by Ben
    08:38 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My my, aren't we spiteful?

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    Comment by Schrobby
    09:16 16/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    No, realistic. It doesn't matter what get's done, there are always some ways to take out targets if you really want to.

    The only method to completely prevent that is mind control, and we don't have that yet.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    23:50 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look at SanCon, anon. Do you think with mind control something like this would be allowed to go on?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    how can you be sure?

    *evilgrin*

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    Comment by Ben
    10:10 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh I whole-heartedly agree, it was more the part about hoping the president gets blown up. lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Terrorists have won...

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    Comment by nazel212
    14:20 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ....because you hate Sunny D and rum
    ^-^

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    Comment by EleutheroZeroONE
    08:14 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    NOT FUNNY, BUDDY!!

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    Comment by Schrobby
    09:12 16/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    But true. With minimalist methods (sending some small bombs) they crippled private package sending. As if that bullshit would stop terrorism. Laughable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Department of Homeland Security has always been run by the dumbest members of our government which arn't too bright to begin with. So I'm totally not suprised about this at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The Terrorists have won.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    08:45 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The terrorist won when DHS was formed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A retard like you in no way represents the awesomeness that is Char. You're just another paranoid conspiracy theorist, which makes calling the DHS paranoid hypocritical and contradictory.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is completely unrelated, but I just noticed that "DHS" is also an German abbreviation for "Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen", so if you've got Drug issues, tell them ;)

    Comment by Math
    08:39 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And there still americans who claim that US is a free country.

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    Comment by King Tiger
    16:50 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    freedom died long ago buddy

    Comment by Anonymous

    The US is one of the only countries in the world where EVERY SINGLE RACE IN EXISTENCE can live together without blatant racism. This alarms some US citizens so much that they try to find racism where it doesn't exist to reclaim their precious excuse for everything that goes wrong in their life. In your "enlightened" Japan, it's not rare to see a kid saying (translated) "Look mommy, it's a gaijin!"

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    Comment by aizen s
    20:31 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahahah, OMFG
    i cant believe this comment, the amount of racism in US is huge, you may not see kids saying "gaijin" but you can see almost anyone saying "wetback" or other such racist insults

    people should really pay attention to what REALLY is around them and stop putting idiotic hypocritical things like this

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 18/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But barely anyone acts on those impulses. In Japan, if a japanese girl walks around with an american they're likely to get purposefully bumped into. The only people who try to say others are racist are the people who are the most racist.

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    Comment by aizen s
    04:01 04/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a pathetic excuse of a reply...
    but fine, im not jesus, i cant cure the blind

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    Comment by Kaarme
    08:29 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Haha. Pure protectionism masked as anti-terrorism measures. So much for the free market and capitalism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Rofl, even Shonen Jump is 670g.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And shonen jump is a dangerous mass destruction weapon! think, you can use it to put forests on fire!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    but we use the US Constitution for that already! Wouldn't using Jump be a little disrespectful?

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    Comment by Chiaki H
    08:42 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's like they want us to pirate our goods or something.

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    Comment by TyChan (Is a Girl)
    08:28 16/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    WHAT THE FUCK?! How the hell am I supposed to get my rare anime shet now?

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    Comment by Schrobby
    09:24 16/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not at all, I guess...















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