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Posted in: The number of people arrested by police for abusing children in Japan in 2018 grew for the fifth consecutive year to a record high of 1,419, a white paper by the Justice Ministry shows. What can be done to deal with this problem? See in context

Probably it's getting reported more than in the past,

due to the high-profile, horrific child abuse deaths that have occurred...

Education on what is the difference between abuse and discipline,

promoting secure communication between abused students and councillors in schools,

in tandem with social workers who act, might be helpful.

Anger management classes, and parenthood classes in high school,

might also help.

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Posted in: ‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois dies at 79 See in context

He was also in "The Patriot".

A great character actor.

RIP

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

There are presentable options in both eyewear and lower heels, if the argument is about what is presentable in the corporate workplace.

A person should be hired for their ability, their tenacity, and what they add to the company.

This outdated notion of a high heel wearing office servant needs a make-over.

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Posted in: Yamato delivery man kicked and yelled at by older colleague See in context

how would a kick in the leg kill you, old guy kicks you in the leg you kick him in the leg back, kicks you again you kick him again, what do you think his next move would be. Idiots have to realise that violence/ abuse will most likely be met with similar violence/abuse.

If the young man let the old guy get the best of him,

it would have escalated, not stayed at just kicking.

The old guy might've been knocked to the ground, hit his head, possibilities endless,

none of them good.

The old guy lost his mind, but the young guy didn't.

That's my take.

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Posted in: U.S. says it will 'protect its interests' at climate conference See in context

CC is the current pet cause/currency used to rabble rouse

and manipulate the masses.

A woman as wealthy as Pelosi ought to smile more,

lie, less.

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Posted in: Yamato delivery man kicked and yelled at by older colleague See in context

God Bless that young man.

He's got a lot of grit and fortitude to keep quiet

while the old guy loses his g'd mind.

Fighting back would have resulted in the old guy being dead, the young guy out of a job, and his freedom.

It sucks that people act like dicks, but you can only do, what you can do.

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy who stabbed girl in Aomori Pref to undergo psychiatric tests for 2 months See in context

A simple MRI brain scan could be telling.

Learning what you can get away with

is a live and learn process, he's young.

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Posted in: Newborn baby girl abandoned in hotel room in Tokyo See in context

I'm thinking the person who gave birth

had a hard time deciding to leave her baby behind,

but did it, for the welfare of the baby.

She stayed right up until check out time,

and wrapped her in a sheet.

It's very sad, but at least the baby is fine and will have a chance

at life.

It seems a sad commentary to say the baby survived, she's lucky.

A birth should be a joyous occasion.

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Posted in: What TV shows have you binge watched and what is the longest amount of time you spent doing that? See in context

Outlander, approx. 6 hours.

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Posted in: Emperor completes secretive key succession ritual See in context

Expensive superstition.

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Posted in: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen relish roles in ‘The Good Liar’ See in context

Congrats to them both.

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Posted in: University entrance exam to test reading, listening for English See in context

Why bother?

English is still an afterthought here.

Until that changes, people will study, take tests,

and not speak or understand English.

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Posted in: Chauffeur arrested over hit-and-run death of 87-year-old woman See in context

The whole "crosswalk" notion needs a re-think.

People assume they'll be safe to walk, and car drivers assume they have the right of way.

I'm sorry for this poor old lady's demise, she didn't deserve to be plowed down in the street and then just left there.

A terrible callousness, whomever did it.

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Posted in: Elementary school girl slashed by 14-year-old boy in Aomori Pref See in context

He needs to be in a facility with security.

Psychopathy is not curable, there is no rehabilitation.

Lucky girl, to have survived.

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Posted in: Japan aims to keep elderly driving with compact EV subsidies See in context

Electric small cars are still dangerous when hit,

and/or when they hit something or someone, else.

How about frequently running shuttle services,

it's smaller than a bus, larger than a taxi.

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Posted in: Superheroes vs cinema? Debate continues over Scorsese remarks See in context

Films are entertainment, a diversion.

It used to be done with song and dance, a great story and acting,

now it's also done with special effects and super heroes...

I'll choose what works for me.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for abusing 8-year-old daughter with curling iron See in context

Doing that to oneself by accident is painful.

Having that done to you by your mother?

Who does that?

Good on the observant teacher, who took action.

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Posted in: Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression See in context

So what the Japanese government is doing is basically censorship of their own artists, and has nothing to do with international relations, if you ask me.

If this was supposed to be a show to promote friendship between Austria and Japan,

the artists should have stayed within these guidelines.

To try and make a name for themselves for producing "anti" Japan art,

outside of Japan, is lazy sensationalism,

regardless if anyone agrees with the content, or not.

And does "mutual understanding" mean to only look at the good sides of the the other country? I think not.

These artists use their citizenship to participate and disparage their government,

in a friendship between two nations show.

Their actions remind me a 2 year old demanding attention by pissing on the rug,

at a get-together.

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Posted in: Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression See in context

Freedom of expression also extends to the word "no".

You can say it, you can record it, you can put it on a poster.

Does not mean you are guaranteed a sponsor, or an audience.

That's all part and parcel of free speech, it carries consequences.

This show goes on, it wasn't stopped, it's just without the endorsement from the ones who were offended, and, isn't that their right?

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Posted in: Couple arrested for firing air gun at 1-year-old son See in context

OMG.

Rescue the eldest boy and his sister!

The parents are a pair of psychopathic sadists.

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Posted in: Movements to create safe learning spaces for sexual minorities at universities gaining traction See in context

"As gender identity and sexual orientation has no bearing on abilities the university values, there shall be no discrimination or harassment,"

And that, works both ways, no pun intended.

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Posted in: Part of newborn baby's body found in drugstore toilet See in context

The abortion pill should be made legal in Japan,

and adoption options more available.

This story is abhorrent.

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Posted in: Tillerson urges unity, sidesteps impeachment debate in speech See in context

Tillerson's statement illustrates why he was let go.

It's naive beyond belief.

We'd all like to just get along,

but the duly elected POTUS has been threatened and harassed from day one.

It can never be about coalescing, the goal posts are on different sides of the field.

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Posted in: Japanese retailers to be required to charge for plastic bags from summer 2020 See in context

But much of that "recycling" involves simply incinerating plastic, often to produce energy -- a process that generates carbon dioxide and contributes to climate change.

Until you have solid, irrefutable proof, stop fobbing this off on the general public.

10% consumer tax, plus we are taxed by the city, which includes garbage removal,

but yet we are forced to pay for the plastic bags to take it away.

Now, we are forced to pay for plastic bags for purchases.

I uses a cloth bag, but I resent all this money grubbing, when there is no outright

reason for it, other than squeezing money.

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Posted in: John Legend co-writes new take on 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' See in context

Yawn.

So they made a "woke" version, who cares.

It'll be a hit at all the "woke" holiday parties, etc.

The song remains in its original form to be sung that way, or not.

I think the original is more than fine.

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Posted in: Killer of 9 used counseling techniques to lure suicidal people: expert See in context

Ted Bundy worked at a suicide hotline.

This guy is a sociopath who needs to be permanently

kept away from normal people.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly molesting young girl in car See in context

Somebody should have instilled in her mind that you don't ever

get in a car with someone you don't know.

I'm thinking she won't ever forget, now.

That guy was a drooling wolf, waiting for an innocent lamb...

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Posted in: Schoolteacher bullied by colleagues; curry rubbed against eyes See in context

Wow, it isn't enough the stress of a new teaching job, but to bear these

losers and their pathetic behavior when you are an otherwise a strong male adult?

No one should have to endure this kind of crap while being a student, or a teacher.

A job's security should be merit based, not how long you stay and harass others.

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Posted in: Organizers fear security staff shortage for Tokyo Olympics See in context

Gotta love the media. The preparations for the Tokyo 2020 are going well. The media is grasping for straws. First it was the weather, now it so call security staff shortage. What is next? Not enough food at the venues?

I read some time ago, that there were concerns over the use of water,

during the Olympic games season...

The most effective way to regulate the use of water is to ratchet up

the fees to use it.

Like "fuel surcharges" on the cost of flights, ( that never went back down when fuel stabilized )

who wants to guess if the cost of water will be raised, and not returned to previous rates?

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