Brian Wheway comments

Posted in: Japan rugby captain Leitch still dazed after emotional night See in context

I have talked with my Japanese friends, and we was talking all about the rugby, it has stimulated quite a few people, and I think its going to one of those sports that takes off in Japan, especially after the match the other day, it was a corker of a match, may be they will stop doing these silly and dangerous pyramids team building stunts, mind you rugby can be a tough sport, team building, stamina, strength, exercise, motivation, so the question, rugby or pyramids? rugby every time!!

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Posted in: Still working '9 to 5,' Dolly Parton marks 50 years at Opry See in context

50 year in the music business, that's out standing, its down to the testament of quality songs, stage presence, ability to sing, she's a true artist! unlike so called rappers, most of them have disappeared off the radar after 50 days let alown 50 years!!

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Posted in: Typhoon death toll rises to 40 as search-and-rescue operations continue See in context

when I watched the rugby yesterday there was a short pause at the beginning for reflection on the previous days typhoon and the tragic loss of life. its sad that the death toll is rising.

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Posted in: N Korea demands Japan pay compensation for sinking fishing boat See in context

Earlier this week I wrote on the post, "I can almost read what the NK news had lines in the paper will read "Poor North Korean fish boat is rammed by Imperialistic Japanese war ship" lucky escape for the crew who were picked up by other NK fishing boats, that came to there brave rescue, they were luck to be alive! blah blah!, NK is seeking full explanation from the Japanese government, blah blah, demand some sort of an apology, blah, blah just to finish off how about some flag burning?"

I humbly apologise "imperialistic war ship" was a bit strong, it should be more like "Gangster act" ( bowing deeply) I still might have to apologise again if there is no flag burning.

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Posted in: Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51; mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered See in context

I am sure its great camaraderie for all of the team to be the best etc, but I had a look at the picture and I think that the last guy to be on top would be around 14-16 feet in the air, so when this pile of students comes tumbling down the guy on the bottom had about 8-9 leaves of students raining down on him, that quite a bit of weight, I am surprised that there is not more injuries possibly concussion. and all of this is done on a hard floor! I think its time to have a rethink wether if this is really necessary, I am sure that there is other games that can be played, still using team work, competitiveness and spirit.

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

I was just looking at the picture of the trains in the pool of water, I don't think that these will be running soon as the trains electric motors could be saturated with water, I suspect that they will all have to be inspected before oppositions can resume, the financial loss for people and companies is going to be high. and the clean up has not started yet.

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Posted in: Ceremony marks 1 year since opening of Tokyo's new fish market See in context

@mike1492 its alleged that you drink to anything!! come on guys are you serious about moving back to the old market? it was well beyond its sell by date, yes it did have its own charm, but it was a health hazard,

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Posted in: Train operators, airlines to suspend services as typhoon on course to strike eastern Japan See in context

since JR have suspended train movements, are the train driver paid for being off? airline pilots are they having an extra day off? and 1 more thing are the airport charging the airlines for still parking there aircraft there even when its not there problem?

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Posted in: Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island See in context

@cliperty clop, I went and had a look at the web link you put up, its really interesting as I've been watching the typhoon get closer to the mainland.

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Posted in: 32-year-old railway police officer arrested for alleged sexual assault See in context

This sort of allegation does not do the polices image any good.

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Posted in: Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island See in context

This sounds like its going to cause a few problems! get down the 7-11 get stocked up on water, beer, food More beer, crisps, just a bit more beer, a few batteries for the wife, more beer, sake, bread for a sandwich and fillings, few cans of asashi, a 100 yen umbrella, ice to keep you beer cool just in case of a power out, and just in case you might run out of beer, get a few extra!!! with any luck you sleep through the storm!!!

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Posted in: Canadian father sues Japanese firm for paternity leave harassment See in context

that they wouldn't let me take paternity leave," personally I would just go, stuff the company if they can't organise time off for there staff, there not working for!! if you get sacked, so what, go to a good company they will loose your talents and skills. I was in this position a few times, the company went bust in the end as they didn't look after there staff, and the staff in tern didn't look after or have the co business.

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Posted in: Kansai Electric Chairman Yagi to quit over gift scandal See in context

318.45 million yen worth of gifts from Eiji Moriyama, jees that's a lot of money/gifts, and a bit of a slap on the wrist? wow I think not, jail time please, also sack him from his position for accepting them. also 318.45 yen has come out of his account for gifts, was this a tax dodge of some kind? how can he afford this much?

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Posted in: Japan rescues all North Korean fishermen after collision with patrol boat See in context

I can almost read what the NK news had lines in the paper will read "Poor North Korean fish boat is rammed by Imperialistic Japanese war ship" lucky escape for the crew who were picked up by other NK fishing boats, that came to there brave rescue, they were luck to be alive! blah blah!, NK is seeking full explanation from the Japanese government, blah blah, demand some sort of an apology, blah, blah just to finish off how about some flag burning?

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

senior teachers rubbed spicy ramen noodle soup against his eyes, 

forced him to drink alcohol 

text obscene messages to a female teacher

got on top of his car and spilled drinks in the vehicle,

and hit him on the bottom,

all of the above in the UK would be treated as 1: Assault 2: Criminal damage 3: Harassment

I don't know if Japan has similar charges,

I would like to know does the school have any policies on this sort of appalling behaviour?

if it does, have they been implemented? if not, why not?

If I was chair of governors or on the education board, I would not let any of these so called professional teachers any where near a child or other staff, they need to be arrested by the police, the school or individuals need to bring charges against them, IF they are found guilty they should loose there position, also in needs to go onto there work records what they have done, so that when they apply for other jobs it will come up as they are not fit to teach.

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Posted in: N Korea fires missile, possibly from sub; falls in Japan's exclusive economic zone See in context

I bet the supreme leader ( Donald Trump) is rubbing his hands this morning, as he will be thinking what new Hitech missile defence systems can I sell to the Japanese government ??

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Posted in: Visually impaired woman hit, killed by train after falling off platform See in context

Oh boy this is very sad, and also avoidable, in the case where people jump in front of a speeding train the relatives are charged for the damage, compo for the late train passengers etc, in this case I hope the train co does not chase her relatives for any money,

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Posted in: Kansai Electric admits execs' acceptance of gifts; president won't resign See in context

When they say "gifts" what do they exactly mean? cash? weekend away all expended paid in a luxury resort? posh Holliday for the whole family? free restaurants and booze? use of a private jet to go any where they want? IF they have received a "gift" should the tax department informed of this income? have they avoided not paying there share of tax? if they should have paid tax on said goods/income and they haven't, is that tax evasion? if so they should be arrested and charged as such.

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Posted in: Japan's bodypaint superfan adds gloss to Rugby World Cup See in context

I hope it does not rain on him when he's at a match, it could turn out very messy!!! but well done to Japan for beating the favourite team to win, keep up the good work

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Posted in: 177 kgs of cocaine found on cargo ship in Aichi port See in context

@northerlife, can I recommend you add or use the word "allegedly" it can get you out of a lot of poop.

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Posted in: No kidding: Japanese airlines offer seat maps to avoid bawling babies See in context

I can sympathise with travellers on air planes it must be difficult to tolerate such annoyances, but by the time your in baggage reclaim area, your probably forgot about your ordeal, I remember on one flight a kid in front of me bounced, rocked his seat continuously I could not focus on the blinking TV screen it was making me feel nauseous so I (accidentally ) jammed my knee in the back of his seat, he soon stopped probably due to his bad back!

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Posted in: 177 kgs of cocaine found on cargo ship in Aichi port See in context

@commanteer, the stuff they sell as coke in Roppongi Nishi Azbu and elsewhere is mostly cut crap

very little of the real thing

That's awful. Someone should file a complaint with the police about these shady business practices.

has it occurred to you that the police might be on the payroll? maybe they are encouraged to look the other way ( allegedly )? or give the crooks a tip off when there coming or about to raid an establishment.

Either way that's a huge chunk of money worth of coke to be seized. the importers know that only a small amount will get seized, but other shipments get through, its collateral damage.

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Posted in: Children reveal more info on assailant who killed parents in Ibaraki home See in context

The police need to catch this person quick before he strikes again.

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Posted in: 390 kgs of rice stolen from Niigata Pref farm See in context

$9.30 or £7.50 per kilo, my local supermarket sells rice for £1.50 a kilo, so what is so special about this rice?? is it gold plated?? could it be an insurance scam?

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Posted in: Stores raided over school uniform cartel See in context

The idea of a "little used" shop is a fab idea, for the parents its a good idea, for the school its a bad idea, because they loose money, well that's a bit of tough luck! you should be no so greedy !! if a top, skirt, shirt, blouse has only been worn a few times, why not recycle it? If I remember rightly Japan is quite hot on recycling? I am surprised that there is not a cottage industry in the local area where a senior person who would like a bit of extra income who can work with textiles, couldn't they unpick and re embroider names on various items?

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Posted in: Principal, another man arrested for allegedly paying for sex with teenage boy See in context

@ Pacificwest, what is the difference between a prostitute pocketing loads of cash and not declaring it, against a electrician, plumber, cram school teacher, shop owner, or any other person who has a income thats not disclosed ? if any one who pockets loads of cash jobs and does not declare it to the tax office could/will be prosecuted for tax evasion.

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Posted in: Principal, another man arrested for allegedly paying for sex with teenage boy See in context

since this male child/boy has taken money for said services, on this occasion and possibly many more occasions, has he declared his income to the tax office? will they be asking him questions about his tax returns?

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Posted in: Principal, another man arrested for allegedly paying for sex with teenage boy See in context

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-is-the-age-of-consent-in-japan.html

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Posted in: Principal, another man arrested for allegedly paying for sex with teenage boy See in context

what-is-the-age-of-consent-in-japan.html

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Posted in: Post-typhoon blackout raises disaster readiness questions in Japan See in context

It would have been cheaper and better if the power co had buried the power cables from day one, the cost of burying them now will cost a fortune, let allown the disruption to the public and traffic

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