September 16, 2019
 In Radicalization & Violent Extremism in Prisons

Country: Japan
Delegate Name: Vivienne Grzelak

In Japan, prison rates have been decreasing over the past twenty years. Japan has been working toward becoming the safest country in the safest country in the world by making sure that when you come out of prison you are not prompted to commit crime again. With this being the case and prison rates being extremely low (only 47/100,000 citizens being put in prison long-term as of 2015) radicalization and violent extremism is not the biggest issue in the country as of right now. Japan takes crime very seriously and has taken major precautions to ensure that no prisoner, or group of prisoners, tries to revolt against our prisons due to radical ideas.

Although we will speak briefly about our prisons, we believe that a strong authoritarian prison system works best. As seen in the first paragraph we have had a steadily declining prison rate over the past decades. With force, we can show people that committing crime is no laughing matter and that it will be dealt with in any matter that is seen fit.

Japan thinks that other countries could rapidly improve crime rates and constant prison reforms across the world if prisons ran more closely to our model. Other countries with more lenient prison systems, such as the United States of America, have shown that more lenient prison policies are not successful, as their prison rate has gone up. More strict and authoritarian rules should be set in place for prisons to see better results in prison rates going down.