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Posted in: Indonesian man dies while in police custody in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

Japan's law, it's rule of law, it's law enforcement agencies (Japan's Ministry of justice in a nutshell) at it's best - yet again.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death for Kyoto Animation arson attack See in context

Quite disturbing how many here have a blood lust for revenge rather than justice. It’s a bad trait that humans need to remove from their mindsets.

Yes, I quite agree. While the sentence is inevitable (there cannot really be any other outcome), it is a tragady for everyone.

There is no way the Japanese taxpayer should have to support this mass murderer to the tune of hundreds of millions of yen for decades.

He will probably spend decades on death row, (costing hundreds of millions of yen ? ).

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Posted in: Seoul court approves seizure of Japanese firm's funds over wartime labor See in context

The very fact that this artical is in the political section on JT , suggests that Japan regards this matter as a political issue. It is actually a legal issue under Korean jurisdiction.

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Posted in: Vietnamese trainees told to undergo contraception to work in Japan See in context

I sometimes have to ask the question "Is Japan trying to make itself the laughing stock of the world?".

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Posted in: Vietnamese trainees told to undergo contraception to work in Japan See in context

Vietnamese trainees told to undergo contraception to work in Japan.

What!!!!!!!

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Posted in: 8 quake-hit cities, towns in Ishikawa Prefecture still without water; death toll 232 See in context

And yet the LDP signs away billions of dollars for US military equipment. It's more important to fritter away massive amounts of money on useless arms than do something to assist people in need.

And useless moon landings.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Posted in: Prosecutors indict without arrest several LDP faction members See in context

Surely they should be held in custody for 23 days. Where are Japan's rubber stamping imbecile judges? What s disgrace of a legal system.

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Posted in: Quake chaos forces Wajima kids to leave families to continue studies See in context

Junior high school students from a quake-hit central Japan city said teary goodbyes to their families on Wednesday and headed some 100 kilometers away to community facilities where they will continue their studies.

Why teary? At that age I would have seen it as a great adventure. Those children will form bonds and lifelong friendships, build their character, and resilience. Rather like going to a scout camp.

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Posted in: U.S. records confirm 12 U.S. soldiers died from Hiroshima A-bomb See in context

I read a story a number of years ago about a British POW who were being held in a ship's hold with other POW's, in Hiroshima when the A-bomb exploded. He describes how the metal sides of the ship became very hot, and the ship swayed violently for a while. The next day when the hatches were open, another POW shouted down to him (them) "Don't stand under the open hatch. The rain is black and it burns". They survived due to being held in the ship's hold. Ironic really.

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Posted in: Prosecutors unlikely to build case against bigwigs of scandal-hit LDP faction See in context

Japanese law at it's best - yet again.

-4 ( +12 / -16 )

Posted in: Navy officer who was jailed in Japan over deadly crash released from U.S. custody, family says See in context

The attitude of his family is disgusting; the absence of any form of apology is utterly appalling.

I fail to see what is disgusting about the attitude of this man's family. They are happy that their son has completed his sentence and is home (as any parents would be).

That's great but has no bearing. They probably know a disgusting lawsuit is coming and don't want to give the victims any more satisfaction than impoverishing their son.

His parents should discuss the matter with no one. Japanese like to pull out their tape recorders when seeking compensation damages.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Posted in: Navy officer who was jailed in Japan over deadly crash released from U.S. custody, family says See in context

@OssanAmerica., What is puzzling me is, how would an apology from his family help in a civil case against him?

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Posted in: Navy officer who was jailed in Japan over deadly crash released from U.S. custody, family says See in context

But has he, or his parents apologized to the surviving families of the two victims who died as a result of this accident? It would probably help in case they are planning to file a civil action against him.

I'm a little puzzled as to what exactly his family have to do with this accident as they were not in the car or even in Japan. There is no need for them to apologise to or communicate with anybody regarding this. Well, at least back in the USA and free, he is not a hostage of Japan's legal system.

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

Posted in: Fujitsu in firing line over UK Post Office scandal See in context

I put the blame on the UK investigators, who acted like Japanese police and prosecutors act. (Blinkered and stupidly truculant). It should have been obvious that so many similar cases, in such a random way would mean that something is wrong with the IT system.

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Posted in: Quake death toll stands at 206; 8 of them died at evacuation centers See in context

Japan's top heavy and inept bureaucracy is probably the problem here.

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for assault at Coming-of-Age ceremony in Yokohama See in context

Sometimes the old fashioned remedies are the best. A good thrashing would soon modify his behaviour.

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Posted in: Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo crash See in context

How everyone got out of that wreck unscathed is beyond me. My jaw is still on the floor since watching the live footage of the disaster last night.

Rest in Peace to the five hero Coast Guard members, who gave their lives to assisting in the earthquake tragedy.

Well said fighto! At the moment let's not be armchair experts. Everybody can learn from this.

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Posted in: Investigators probe conflicting reports on Tokyo airport crash See in context

Probably be a good idea to keep prosecutors out of any investigation into this incident. Cool calm heads and methodical thinking is the best way to conduct an inquiry. Full praise to all concerned for avoiding what could have been catastrophic loss of life. Sympathies to the families of the 5 who did loose their lives.

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Posted in: Fire destroys JAL plane after collision with coast guard aircraft at Haneda; 5 dead See in context

BBC coverage of this incident is, at the moment, focused on the professionalism of the pilot, crew and firefighters, along with sympathy for the five killed. (BBC news has described it as a miracle that all passengers were evacuated).

Sad that people are speculating who is to blame at this time.

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Posted in: Foreign English teacher in Japan calls student’s ability garbage; says it was an 'American joke' See in context

*What rules? Unless you're speaking British, the first rule of the English language is that we have no rules.*

language is "British"? NeveWhatr heard of it. There are something like 40 different dialects in Britain.

Anyway, this teacher clearly does not have the patience required for the job. Sounds like he has shattered this kids confidence and enjoyment of learning English.

A very poor advert for English schools.

@Fighto!. The finest English teachers in Japan were lost many years ago in Japan. That is thanks to Japan's MOJ (so called).

I am proud to say that hundreds of my former students have gone on to great success abroad.

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Posted in: S Korea's top court orders 3rd Japanese company to compensate workers for forced labor See in context

This is absolutely about financial compensation.

Compensation money was resolved years ago. It is about consolation mone.

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Posted in: S Korea's top court orders 3rd Japanese company to compensate workers for forced labor See in context

I don't think that this matter is really about compensation money. )That was resolved years ago). It is about Japan not apologising. Japan needs to apologise and regard this as consolation money.

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Posted in: Detainee dies after being found unconscious in cell in Saitama Prefecture See in context

We will have to wait to discover why he died.

Because he has been neglected. A disgrace of a police force, and a disgrace of law.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders 2 Japanese companies to compensate wartime Korean workers for forced labor See in context

I don't think that it is really about money. Korea wants an apology. Japan should just do it. It is not difficult to say "Sorry".

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Posted in: Navy officer jailed in Japan over deadly car crash transferred to U.S. custody See in context

Have his parents apologized to the surviving families?

His parents are not involved. If they apologise it will be used to get more compensation money by the surviving families.

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Posted in: Navy officer jailed in Japan over deadly car crash transferred to U.S. custody See in context

It's not about law really, it's about how much compensation with an "out of court settlement". Hence his disgusting treatment.

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Posted in: Man gets 17 years in prison for taking woman hostage in Saitama internet cafe See in context

A hostage justice legal system convicts a person of hostage taking. Seems like the blind leading the blind.

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Posted in: Should YouTuber Johnny Somali get prison time in Japan? See in context

Either he's proven guilty or not, nobody should spend months in detention without trial to serve Japanese hostage justice system.

Agreed. The above article distinctively says" Somali is now being detained in Japan, facing charges related to illegal actions that he streamed". He is being detained but not yet charged. I would call that hostage taking.

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Posted in: Kishida says he will act to restore trust amid fundraising scandal See in context

Japan is currently inept. Politics going nowhere, a backward legal system, and failed policies. But the biggest problem seems to be corruption and nobody in Japan seems to be able to do a thing about it. I have to ask the question "Do the majority of people in Japan really want things to change"? Change is a dirty word in Japan and questioning the status quo is almost a crime.

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Posted in: Death penalty sought for man over 2019 Kyoto Animation arson-murders See in context

If the judge does hand down the death penalty (which will probably happen by Japan's rubber stamping judges), just get on with it and do it. Japan's legal system is so sadistic and cruel, he will probably spend decades on death row.

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