From the vaguely French looking Secretary of State who, by the way, served in Vietnam:
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks Japanese students don't come to the United States to study because of "gun violence". He goes on to say:
Kerry cited Japan’s tough gun laws preventing almost all private firearms ownership and said the country was safer “where people are not running around with guns.”Of course I'm sure Japan also has laws about the possession of chemical weapons like Sarin but that didn't stop the gas attacks on the Tokyo subway. Just like they have laws that make it illegal to kill schoolchildren, innocent bystanders, and coworkers with a knife.
UPDATE: The Washington Post evaluated Kerry's claim and gave it a 3 Pinocchio's out of a possible 4. The number of Japanese exchange students has been declining for the last 15 years....as has their economy.