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Posted in: Three men arrested for unauthorized demonstration near Aso's house See in context

In many other countries including democratic nations you need permits if you wish to hold demonstrations at certain locations.

I know thats a whole can of worms about something being democratic or not, I'm just looking at this from a public safety standpoint of view.

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Posted in: Miura's death likely murder, says pathologist hired by lawyer See in context

For what reason, he wasn't even on trial yet, and despite what is portrayed in the news media from time to time about the LAPD, I highly doubt that the LAPD would beat up a high profile case like Miura, first off, they have no reason to, and the media was covering it like crazy. Why would they (the LAPD and prosecutors) go through all that trouble to get the guy, have international coverage, only to bring him over to whack him off even before the trail started, makes absolutely no sense at all. He was probably given a special holding area because of the high profile case of it. The most highly likely scenario was, on the plane ride over, he figured he was screwed and did the Japanese thing and offed himself.

The injuries he had could of been anything or nothing, I mean the guy is a pathologies hired by the defense, if you got a high profile attorney like Gerogos you can pretty much hire a witness that says the sky isn't blue but yellow.

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Posted in: Miura's death likely murder, says pathologist hired by lawyer See in context

Doesn't sound funny at all. In Saipan he figured he could fight the case so he didn't off himself, when everything went against him and he was transferred to LA, he probably thought long and good on the plane ride over, and decided to of himself in LA, once again trying to cause a stir even in death.

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Posted in: What has to be done to stabilize world financial markets? See in context

Wipe out everyone's debt, just clean slate for everyone, and give me a piece of that 900billion. Eliminate credit, go back to cash, and trading stuff. "I'll buy that DVD player with 3 cows".

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Posted in: LAPD says Miura hanged himself with shirt in cell at detention house See in context

I take it you don't want much tv or movies. Bedsheets, pants, belt, shirt, many things can be used in place of a rope.

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Posted in: LAPD says Miura hanged himself with shirt in cell at detention house See in context

Quite unfortunate as now unless the shooter gives himself up that person is still out there.

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Posted in: LAPD says Miura hanged himself with shirt in cell at detention house See in context

Wow, didn't expect this to happen.

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Posted in: Naked Briton detained after swimming in Imperial Palace moat See in context

Using a tazer has its plus and minuses like I said before. In New York City, the NYPD tazed a naked guy who fell down hit his head and died. If they (J-police) could of tazered this guy (near water?) he falls, drowns, or hits his head on the rocks as he falls, then everyone would be here complaining about police brutality and all. Some guys coming at you naked or not throwing rocks, you stepped back. I give credit to the J police for dealing with this situation without the need to use over excessive force that you might see elsewhere, especially in case where the person might be mentally unstable.

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Posted in: Naked Briton detained after swimming in Imperial Palace moat See in context

Christ I just saw this on the news, that guy seriously was crazy or something, he was throwing rocks etc, the police showed some restraint, I think if this were another country, he would have a few bullets in him by now.

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Posted in: Naked Briton detained after swimming in Imperial Palace moat See in context

It is the imperial mote, what do you expect? 2 blue suited rentacops to come out and catch him?, of course they'll send in 50+ police, heck I wouldn't be surprised if SAT was on standby. Some naked guy jumps the white house fense obviously he has no weapon, do you think the secret service is going to just send 2 guys to catch him, they're be choppers and all. Some are like 50 police is overkill, well look at the situation, you have:

Its the Imperial Mote for pete sake You probably have a lot of onlookers, news etc, you'll need additional officers for crowd countol. Its a pretty big place

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

yeah I'm a bit confused as what can the General Consul do, the guy has property on US soil, the people they should be complaining to are local government officials. Unless the guy is living elsewhere?

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Posted in: Police stationed at ATMs in campaign to root out bank transfer fraud See in context

I disagree, Elderly folks do certainly get scammed out of their life savings sometimes from punks, so more education and information to pass out will help. The banks really need to do something about it too.

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Posted in: Akina Minami appears in Gundam costume See in context

I read this headline expecting to see her in a real costume like mecha machinery.

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Posted in: Isetan Mitsukoshi to close 6 department stores next spring See in context

Nothing says that the stores are being shutdown because of direct competition from the internet. And for anytime in the foreseeable future or mylife time I doubt the internet would ever replace actual fixed places stores you can step into. The internet can't replace the actual experience of going, seeing etc products, putting stuff on and off, or just general windowshopping to kill time.

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Posted in: Stuntman See in context

Looks like he's doing a break dance.

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Posted in: On-duty officer apparently shoots himself at Tokyo police station See in context

I knew firefighters who used to be like that 24hour shifts, but at least they worked out of a firehouse and had beds to rest in during the off hours.

Maybe this guy had a bazillion other problems and just losing the tickets finally went mad.

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Posted in: U.S. serviceman breaks into love hotel room See in context

LOL I'm trying to think how I would react if someone just came falling through the ceiling, just like the movies! Though usually they fall through the ceiling landing on the bed.

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Posted in: Sex and the city: Tokyo's taxi drivers see it all See in context

On diapers, I'm no expert but if I recall NASA Astronauts use em too.

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Posted in: Sex and the city: Tokyo's taxi drivers see it all See in context

"Bullet trains slice through its heart while subways dissect its underbelly." Technically speaking, bullet trains don't slice through the heart of Tokyo, they just run from Ueno-Tokyo or Tokyo-Shinagawa before dissapearing into Kanagawa, lol but thats technical stuff.

I liked that story about the bag.

Rare to see women taxi drivers, I remember I saw a young lady driver once, maybe working though college beats me, but very rare.

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in coin locker at train station in Tokyo See in context

"found at a train station" headline, article, found "near", being at and being near are two different things. I think the coin lockers found at train stations are checked more often (eg after one or two days), some that are inside the gates I think are checked everynight, not sure, but I do see the guards sometimes checking each at night. Anycase since it was not at the station itself, there might not be any cameras out there to catch whats up.

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Posted in: Do you think reading newspapers will become a thing of the past in the Internet era? See in context

Even in the electronic age that was supposed to eliminate paper, what do we have more of in the office? Paper! Copiers, fax machines, printers etc.

I agree until "internet" news comes in flat plastic or some futuristic thin material I can fold out and read on a train or traveling then newspapers are still good. Sorry but reading the news on a small iphone or cellphone screen is a pain, and whipping out a notebook while standing on a train isn't ideal either.

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Posted in: Woman's body found in suitcase in Tokyo hotel See in context

yuki I bet you a million more then likely everyone including the hotel staff and rescue people thought it was one of those detergent suicides that was all over the news a few months ago, so they were probably just doing a quick search to see if no one was in some bathroom dead. And is what probably prompted the evacuation, again like those cases a few months ago since it can be toxic if someone did a detergent suicide. The employee probably just ran across the suitcase while doing some room cleaning.

Though its hard to say without all the details.

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Posted in: Man slashes two men with cutter knife after attempting to steal 91-year-old woman's bag in Tokyo See in context

Considering the article is most likely a translated one, it could of meant attempt to "detain" a person until police arrive. Or it could of possibly meant "citizens arrest". For example, I know train station staff sometime detain/hold someone (eg a fare evader or whatever) until the police arrive. Technically not arrest. For example, back in the states, depending on various local laws and state policies, security guards can detain someone until the police arrive to "arrest" them.

Forgetting all the terminology above, good work for the two guys stepping in to help the lady, and I hope the punk who picks on old ladies gets the book thrown at him.

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Posted in: Japanese man to become police officer in New Zealand See in context

It is not uncommon for many police departments, not just Japan, to not accept a non citizen/national. Even the RCMP requires members to be Canadian Citizens. So yes there could be Japanese-Canadians, but they are Canadian citizens not Japanese citizens (though I doubt there are any in the RCMP, but there could be). Do departments hire minorities elsewhere, yes, but again most cases they are citizens.

On the other topic of recruiting officers that reflect the community, in the US there's always been a problem recruiting Asian-American police officers, mainly due to historical reasons, parents coming from countries with corrupt police forces or no trust in public authority, or parents wanting them to be doctors, lawyers etc, but not police officers.

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Posted in: Man arrested for eating at Yoshinoya without paying for 12 hours See in context

15 meals totaling 2810 yen, so each meal cost 187.33 yen? What costs that much at Yoshinoya, or at 360 yen a pop for gyudon, 7 bowls, hmm that doesn't add up to 15. Anycase, I guess no one bothered to ask why he was sitting there for 12 hours, well I don't eat at Yoshinoya anyway, Matsuya you pay before you eat.

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Posted in: Which movie has the best car chase? See in context

Ronin had an excellent car chase, and was a pretty darn good movie. Though most people don't know or remember it, it had a pretty good star cast.

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Posted in: Does violence in movies and video games contribute to violence in society? See in context

Jack the ripper didn't have Grand Theft Auto and Hollywood action films to watch, when he went out and killed people.

On the flip side, I play grand theft auto, and so do millions of other people, yet I and millions of other people aren't out there car jacking.

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Posted in: No substitute for human touch in translating See in context

This is one case where it'll take a while before a real human is replaced by a machine.

I've gotten some really off the wall translations using sites like bablefish and google translator.

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Posted in: Pregnant Megumi has to contend with husband's partying See in context

Isn't Megumi supposed to be MEGUMI all in caps?

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Posted in: Aya Ueto See in context

Am I the only one who doesn't give a rats --- about the i-phone or 9000000gigabite i-pods?

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