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Taiwan Ministry of Justice Distributes Japanese Manga To Prosecutors

by dtshyk
Jan 6, 2010 7:18 PM | 20 Comments
According to AFP news, Taiwan Ministry of Justice distributed 2,000 copies of Japanese manga "Aishiteru ~Kaiyo~" to the public prosecutors. It's a part of their champaign "Judiciary For Restoration", which promotes the restoration of the relationships between the victims and the accused.

Manga Aishiteru is written by Ito Minoru and about a juvenile murder case, where a ten year old boy killed a seven year old boy. Ito depicted the distress of the two families and the reconciliation between them. A live action TV drama was aired last year.

Cover of the manga volume 1
Aishiteru TV drama official website

The executives of the ministry said "the prosecutors will have deeper compassion and will be encouraged to ease the confrontation between the victims and the accused."

Source: AFP

20 Comments Recent Comments

Trying to be creative? Perhaps they thought people would be more interested than reading stacks of sob stories. Someone get a taiwanese prosecutor down here. I wanna hear their opinion. xD

Jan 9, 2010 12:34 AM by PRESSit

renjikuchiki1 said:
wouldn't PRC be even shorter than that though?
Considering that it's the ROC, no.

Also; I wish these kind of things happened in europe, instead of labelling manga and anime childish wastes of time.

Jan 8, 2010 11:28 AM by Sohei

renjikuchiki1 said:
taiwan? im pretty sure that taiwan doesn't exist...they should just say People's Republic of China..

still, interesting material to distribute to government employees...


though there is a fight between the two so I don't think that mainland China would allow to include Taiwan in PRC

nice to know that there's proof that manga isn't all that useless in life as others think it is

Jan 8, 2010 9:33 AM by rhapsodic

He should have just gave them some high quality hentai instead. At least they'd @!?&* with it instead of ?@!€&$ing it.

Jan 7, 2010 7:18 AM by teanut

iday12 said:
wow, this will change the world and totally affect us(said sarcastically and not seriously)

Jan 7, 2010 6:57 AM by eyecuts

Raven_Ichigami said:
First comment~ lol

nice information.

u bet

Jan 7, 2010 6:56 AM by Mr_Gutts

Whatever the media, I don't see how can't it be a valuable source and reference.

And the people on this thread are the same that complain screeching that everyone else is unfair for calling anime and manga things for children. Look at yourselves.

Jan 7, 2010 1:15 AM by ladyxzeus

Secretary: The ministry of Justice sent us some manga thing
Prosecuter: What's that? ....just throw it out.

http://objection.mrdictionary.net/go.php?n=3531245

Jan 6, 2010 11:46 PM by saka

is this some kind of new champaign that every one is going to start drinking? I think I would make a little more sense if they made some sort of campaign...

Jan 6, 2010 11:41 PM by yarvenclog

shaggyjebus said:
Detective said:
Haha this is actually rather funny.

Because you read comic books about death, you will feel compassion for real dead people!

Yeah... not really.


Yeah, what are they thinking? Manga can't teach anybody anything! Same with any kind of book - just useless entertainment that never has any sort of message.

(It's opposite day, right?)


*gasp* I sure hope it's opposite day, else I'd have to..to..something. But yes you can learn from manga~ I didn't even know how to play Go until I got into Hikaru no Go.

But this is sort of lol. I guess this is for great...JUSTICE?

Jan 6, 2010 9:35 PM by KayChan4U

Detective said:
Haha this is actually rather funny.

Because you read comic books about death, you will feel compassion for real dead people!

Yeah... not really.


Yeah, what are they thinking? Manga can't teach anybody anything! Same with any kind of book - just useless entertainment that never has any sort of message.

(It's opposite day, right?)

Jan 6, 2010 9:28 PM by shaggyjebus

Interesting, Taiwan neh? I'm surprised at this.

Jan 6, 2010 8:55 PM by Pw3age

Oh well, I'm used to Taiwan anyway. On topic... I still think they need to work on REDUCING the crime rate rather than patching up after. >_>

Jan 6, 2010 8:42 PM by BasakaNZ

wouldn't PRC be even shorter than that though?

Jan 6, 2010 8:39 PM by renjikuchiki1

Typing Taiwan is easier than Repub- o screw it, go with TROC

Lol, why didn't I go back to Taiwan this year XD

Jan 6, 2010 8:37 PM by BasakaNZ

taiwan? im pretty sure that taiwan doesn't exist...they should just say People's Republic of China..

still, interesting material to distribute to government employees...

Jan 6, 2010 8:30 PM by renjikuchiki1

haha, cool!

Jan 6, 2010 7:56 PM by nero

Detective said:
Haha this is actually rather funny.

Because you read comic books about death, you will feel compassion for real dead people!

Yeah... not really.


hey.....it makes sense to them so on some level its valid hehe.

Jan 6, 2010 7:56 PM by kisami

Haha this is actually rather funny.

Because you read comic books about death, you will feel compassion for real dead people!

Yeah... not really.

Jan 6, 2010 7:22 PM by Detective

First comment~ lol

nice information.

Jan 6, 2010 7:21 PM by Raven_Ichigami