Jail in Japan Is No Hanami Picnic

Disclaimer – I’m not a legal expert and this is not legal advice. The purpose of this article is to entertain and inform. If you have legal troubles in Japan, please seek certified legal help.

In June 2012, Govinda Prasad Mainali was released from a Japanese prison where he’d been held for 15 years and returned to his home country of Nepal. He had been wrongly accused of murder in 1997 and new DNA evidence had set him free. Although there were many men who had encountered the murder victim in her last days, he was the only foreigner, and on top of that he was a day laborer and dark-skinned; in other words, the obvious killer. Continue reading