Did you know that Japan simply does not allow anyone with a criminal record into their country? If you could have faced a year in jail, youre not getting in.
They don't encourage immigration,
Sounds like bullshit to me.
They generally dislike foreigners, eventhe ones they let in.
They have a closed society.
Hardly but it does raise moral questions about human rights. I mean, a 60 year old woman can get sent back for a misdemeanor 40 years ago.
Exactly. Especially in the US, many nonviolent, victimless offenses are 2nd degree may misdemeanors. If you smoked a joint or went urban exploring as a youth, that's enough.
At least they should judge after Japanese laws to avoid inequality by country of origin.