Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Julie Hamp is released - photos and video

Here's a video of Julie emerging from the police station:

A Toyota comment is quoted in this piece:

Toyota: "We will ensure once again that it is of the utmost importance to obey 
Japanese and foreign laws and their spirit."

Remember: Julie leaves behind, in the detention cells, hundreds of other foreign and Japanese detainees who have much less help available to them. I hope that this incident embarrasses Japan enough that it causes a shakup and reform in the police, prosecutors, and detention system to bring them in line with human rights NGO and International Bar Association recommendations.