Aly Rustom comments

Posted in: Man charged with killing 7-year-old girl, leaving body on railway track in Niigata See in context

@zichi, 100percent agree. Death penality makes you a murderer, so the same.

Life sentence with hard labor and bread and rice porridge should replace death. Hard labor in snow and heatwave.

No death penalty- just life in prison with no rice or fish. That ought to do it! LOL!

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Posted in: Man charged with killing 7-year-old girl, leaving body on railway track in Niigata See in context

zones2surf

@Aly,

And, as the father of a 5 yo boy, right there with you in your sentiments.

Thank you so much! a big hug to your boy!

My wife is from Niigata and her parents share the sentiments as well.

Please thank them for me. My father-in-law is from Niigata too!

Tragic post story and if guilty deserves life with hard labor without parole.

Agree 100%. I know many here champion the death penalty, and if anyone deserves it child murderers do, but I'll agree with Zichi and say  life with hard labor without parole.

Having said that IF they decide to execute him, I wouldn't shed any tears...

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Posted in: Man charged with killing 7-year-old girl, leaving body on railway track in Niigata See in context

He deserves to rot in hell.

I said the EXACT same thing so I concur!

This coming from a man who has a 10 year old granddaughter who he has raised since she was a baby.

Good on you.

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Posted in: Man charged with killing 7-year-old girl, leaving body on railway track in Niigata See in context

Don't let news like this make you paranoid !

I won't. But its probably not a bad idea to take some time from bad news. Just want happy thoughts, although I get so much from the posters here. Thanks again!

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Posted in: Man charged with killing 7-year-old girl, leaving body on railway track in Niigata See in context

Must hurt like hell to read stuff like this at this time for you.

It does. I'm thinking about taking a few days or weeks off of JT. Just want to focus on happy thoughts...

This monster went out with the intention of perpetrating this terrible crime. Probably planned it right down to disposing of the body on the tracks hoping a train would make it look like an accident.

Agree 100%

Provided he is the guy...and the evidence is solid, he should drop ASAP.

Agree with you as usual.

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Posted in: Man charged with killing 7-year-old girl, leaving body on railway track in Niigata See in context

He deserves to rot in hell. This is coming from the father of a little girl that was born on saturday.

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Posted in: LDP eyes leadership race on Sept 20 as Abe seeks re-election See in context

I agree with you Bintaro. Unfortunately.

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Posted in: Woman suspected of killing brother and making it look like suicide See in context

Reading this news gives me goosebumps, it can pass a horror movie.

That's what I was thinking. It really has the making of a horror movie all over it

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Posted in: Japan files WTO complaint over S Korean steel duties See in context

South Korean "sunset review"

sunset review??

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Posted in: Japan inflation stuck at 0.7% in May, way below target See in context

Abe has already announced that he will go ahead with the tax hike. When that happens, the inflation numbers are going to dip into the negatives, household spending will drop more and Japan will be in a recession.

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Posted in: Japan has 8 million vacant homes and that is a wasted asset, so we think there’s huge potential for those homes to be used productively to accommodate guests and also for local people to participate in this global tourism industry, particularly older people. We have a lot of seniors on our platform, and they’re actually our fastest-growing host demographic. See in context

I've often thought that for the homes that are still usable, the government could buy them out from the owners and just give them for free to young families as an incentive to having more children. 8 million is a lot.

Himajin

spot on !

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Posted in: Japan to halt missile attack drills after Trump-Kim summit See in context

some great posts here. marcelito and agentX on the spot as usual. And as many have pointed out, the drills were useless. Where and how are you going to evacuate all of Tokyo and Yokohama to? This was all LDP hype to keep the public preoccupied with other things.

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Posted in: Half of visiting nurses suffer some form of harassment at patients' homes: survey See in context

It would be prudent to have more male nurses and try as much as possible to send male nurses to male patients.

This should help curb the sexual harassement problem, and might help a bit in the other problems as well.

SaikoPhysco

excellent post. Agree with you 100%.

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Posted in: Pro-smoking LDP lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient See in context

Yoichi Anami, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, shouted "Enough already!"

I just murmured my feelings that smokers should not be discriminated against more than necessary," he said in the statement on his website.

coward and liar.

Activists say about 15,000 Japanese, many of them women and children, die from passive smoking every year.

who needs foreign enemies? Japan has the LDP and its supporters to kill as many innocent women and children as they like.

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Posted in: Kobe gov't official's pay docked for repeatedly taking lunch 3 minutes early See in context

The worker was in violation of a public service law stating that officials have to concentrate on their jobs

This is just bizzare.

"It's sheer madness. It's crazy. What about leaving your desk to smoke?" said one Twitter user.

"Is this a bad joke? Does this mean we cannot even go to the bathroom?" said another.

I'd like to hear the city officials' answer to this.

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Posted in: One in four surveyed Japanese workers admits to wanting to kill boss; Osaka quake helps show why See in context

I left a trucking job years ago because if I hadn't I would have killed a sempai there. It literally came down to that. I still seethe thinking about that punk.

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Posted in: Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt renounces GOP for letting Trump go unchecked See in context

While I agree with most on here

What took him so long? Not the Southern Strategy. Not Reagan's frack the poor/Give everything to the rich. Not Willie Horton. Not the Contract on America. Not the impeachment of Clinton. Not Terry Schiavo. Not Columbine. Not ENRON. Not the Iraq War. Not no WMD. Not state -sponsored torture. Not "I'm not that worried about him." Not the Bush Tax Cuts -- Not the Great Recession. Not "We're gonna make him a one turn President." Not Boehner's 'Hell no!" obdtuctionism. Not birtherism. Not Yertyle the Turtle blocking Merland Garland. Not weaponizing the fillibuster. Not the election of Trump. Not "Both sides..both sides." Not conspiring with Russia. Not firing Comey.

What took him so long?

rings most true.

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Posted in: Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 16% to record 2.6 mil in May See in context

kohakuebisu Wc62six

thank you both for these 2 very thoughtful and on the spot remarks.

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Posted in: Abe to visit Europe, Middle East in mid-July See in context

Just when I decided to go on vacation to my home country, I will not be able to escape news about him...

which one is that?

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Posted in: Peter Fonda apologizes for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet See in context

Donald Trump Jr, meanwhile, did some tweeting of his own, addressing Fonda: "You're clearly a sick individual" who behaved "like a bully and a coward."

Just like your daddy

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Posted in: Toilet paper business on a roll in Japan See in context

Ahh, so there is some use for foreigners after all lol!

The flux in tourism has had a POSITIVE impact on the industry (money money money) because toilet paper and butts don’t discriminate who’s who when it actually comes time to get down and dirty and do business.

Pretty sad state of affairs when it comes to that to find equality and no discrimination..

Lets all cooperate more.

Agree. The next time we are in a public toilet reach out to the person in the next stall and offer to wipe their butt

Very wasteful plastic packaging. When will they switch to a more environmentally-responsible approach? I am waiting and hoping that Who Gives A Crap will get to Japan soon - they are available in the UK, US, and Australia.

very appropriate- considering we are talking about toilet paper...

> What about the Toto and other washlet toilets? They were supposed to save paper.

They do when people use them. I try to avoid using toilets unless equipped with washlets..

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Posted in: Man who slashed 3 people in Yokohama, killing 1, found dead See in context

What I'd like to know is were the 3 together and got stabbed one after the other in a single sprint or where these isolated instances by the same individual?

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Posted in: Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 16% to record 2.6 mil in May See in context

ClippetyClop

EXACTLY. Well said.

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Posted in: Value for money? Major aid donors fail transparency test; Japan among worst See in context

well said papi!

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Posted in: Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 16% to record 2.6 mil in May See in context

Not pointless. Stating a well-observed phenomena.

well-observed? by who? you? that's not a well observed phonomena- that's a well observed bias

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Posted in: Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 16% to record 2.6 mil in May See in context

Tourists are still tourists no matter where there come from. Are you trying to diminish Japan's successes in this case? Or do only Western tourists matter?

First of all,

Aly Rustom: Of the 2,675,000 total these 4 countries' tourists were at 1,939,600 meaning a total of 735,400 people from the rest of the world visited Japan.

That is my comment. I simply quoted the article and did the math to get a better perspective on the big picture.

A decent number of the 735,400 will also be other Asians.

I did not make that comment. that was kohakuebisu

please properly read the posts and the articles so you can refrain from making stupid comments like this.

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Posted in: Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 16% to record 2.6 mil in May See in context

Aly Rustom: Of the 2,675,000 total these 4 countries' tourists were at 1,939,600 meaning a total of 735,400 people from the rest of the world visited Japan.

A decent number of the 735,400 will also be other Asians.

Very true. An excellent point. If we actually factor in the visitors as well as residents from non asian countries, they are actually very small. Unfortunately though, we tend to stand out like boy scouts in Kabakura.

However, turn on Japanese tv and it's look! A white person eating raamen! They say its oishii!

Or the friggin eikaiwa which always feature a white guy and a Japanese girl...

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Posted in: Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 16% to record 2.6 mil in May See in context

That's pointlessly negative.

Not pointlessly. I was refering to a negative post on here.

On top of that, Chinese and Korean tourists are often not among the best behaved.

NOW who's pointlessly negative?

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Posted in: Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 16% to record 2.6 mil in May See in context

Attracting the richest ones sounds pretty snobby.

especially when they want to attract them, take their money, and then look down on them and complain

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Posted in: Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 16% to record 2.6 mil in May See in context

Aly, isn't that only natural. Paris must draw a pretty large majority of its visitors from the continent. Canadians from America and so on. I know when it comes time to travel nearby Asian destinations seem far more attractive. Less hours in the air, far cheaper airfare. Of course, I have to go to the US to see family. This summer = 400,000 yen just for airfare for the 3 of us! A little hop to Seoul or Taipei, with all the money I'd save sure sounds better.

yes. You're absolutely right

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