Brian Wheway comments

Posted in: Court orders ex-classmates to pay ¥38.5 mil for bullying-induced suicide in Shiga See in context

"The high-profile case led Japan to enact a law in 2013 obliging schools to set guidelines to prevent bullying"

good, but is it being monitored? is it working? has there been a decrease in bullying in schools?. Now this case has gone through court, has it set a president where it could leave the flood gates open for more claims? as for the 38.5 million yen, is it enough? can any amount of money replace a lost child? I don't think so, loosing my son or daughter for me, I would be devastated so god knows how his parents feel, probably relieved that they have some sort of closure knowing that the perps have had the comeuppance

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Posted in: Chiemi Hori posts on blog she has advanced oral cancer See in context

"Hori was diagnosed with stage 4 oral cavity cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes in her neck." Oh dear! I don't know much about cancer, if its in her nymph nodes, is this now terminal? poor woman, any body in her situation will not require any laxatives.

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Posted in: Court orders gov't, TEPCO to pay Fukushima evacuees over nuclear disaster See in context

I dont think any one now can say Nuclear power is cheap and safe.

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Posted in: Japanese company will ask your crush out on a date for you if you’re too shy to do it yourself See in context

149,000 yen, really? are you serious? some people have to much money.

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Posted in: NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people’s doorsteps See in context

"capable of receiving the broadcasts of NHK" that's the crux of it all, capable of receiving, wether if you watch it or not, you can still potentially watch it, there was a similar case in the UK I know of and the BBC took this guy to court for unpaid fees, and they used this phrase in court, it was promptly thrown out of court as the guy inquisition was a TV and radio engineer, he had retuned and made it impossible buy removing the tuning section in his tv and made his own tuning equipment only so it could receive other frequencies!

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Posted in: Video of Ootoya restaurant employee exposing himself posted online See in context

now if it was an attractive lady showing her bits, would it have had such a bad reaction? either way he should not have had put this on the internet full stop, you can't and I think its disgraceful that you are bringing the company that employs YOU! in to disrepute, this is not acceptable

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Posted in: Transport ministry employee arrested for filming up girl’s skirt on train See in context

has been charged with violating public nuisance laws. Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got turned on by seeing the legs of girls wearing miniskirts. would this be the same charge as filming up her skirt? or is that a more serious charge?

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Posted in: NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people’s doorsteps See in context

How many muppets does NHK employ to collect the yearly TV licence? what is the cost of employing them? why didn't NHK set up a direct debit payment and offer a small discount? IS NHK broadcast digitaly? if so they could use a decoder box like Sky Tv then when some one does not pay they shut it off so the house owner can't watch it, unless they resubscribe. IF NHK was to adopt this system they would make they bully boy collectors redundant!!

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Posted in: Chinese exports unexpectedly perk up in January See in context

I think that the above picture should be picture of the day as well as for the news

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Posted in: ¥100 mil in old banknotes donated to Ehime prefectural gov't See in context

This is a nice heart warming story.

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Posted in: Activists file suit to stop dolphin hunting in Japan See in context

"Many Japanese see dolphins as fish and mistakenly believe the animal welfare act does not apply to them," they are not a fish but they are mammals, so the welfare act DOES apply.

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Posted in: Renault scraps Ghosn's $34 mil deferred and severance pay See in context

"Renault said it had scrapped 30 million euros ($34 million) in deferred and severance pay to former boss Carlos Ghosn, forced out last month following his arrest for suspected financial misconduct at Japanese affiliate Nissan."

IF, Mr Ghosn, is found innocent, will the French Renault co have to reinstate the original payout as in their teams/agreement?

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Posted in: Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men See in context

@Mr Noidall, do I detect a hint of jealousy??

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Posted in: Watches worth ¥43 million stolen from Kumamoto store See in context

@Gogogo, just because they have a serial number it won't make then easier to find, but it will make them easier to be identified when found, these could go missing for years and years, if they get passed onto family members in 30-40 years time and some one takes them into a shop for a service or repair then they will be recovered and returned to the rightful owner. I had e a lot of items stolen from my work shop all had there serial numbers noted, and given to the police, but Ill never ever see them again unless there is a police raid and stuff is recovered.

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Posted in: Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men See in context

I can see sort of where the leader is coming from, but he needs to get out more ( and not protesting) meet a few ladies in a bar, etc, In Japan there is a growing business selling/making silicone dolls in Japan, I wonder how many of these guys own one?

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Posted in: The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecasting See in context

Do any other countries have cherry blossoms? yes they do, and in the UK we have them as well, but not in the abundance like they have in Japan, we have one or two here and there mainly in peoples back gardens or one on the front, which does not have the visual impact unlike Japan. I am sure there is a small group in the local park as well.

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Posted in: Global coal phase-out raises viability questions about Japanese plants See in context

Bio mass IE wood chip from waste pallets and timber and bamboo can be used, also what about food waste? this can be mixed into a liquid soup, put in a sealed container and the methane can be extracted and used as fuel for a generator, just think of how many restaurants, cafe, school canteens and homes there are producing food waste.

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Posted in: Global coal phase-out raises viability questions about Japanese plants See in context

Make it compulsory for every house building to use and utilise sola panels on the roofs, this would help a lot.

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Posted in: Ex-policeman gets 22-year prison term for fatally shooting boss See in context

I think that Japan police need to think about arming junior or probationary cops with guns, may be they should undergo special emotional and mental evaluation after a period of being in the police force, and then give them limited access to firearms ( under supervision ) and then after say 4 years of being in the police force, then allow them to have firearms.

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Posted in: Abe orders safety checks in all child abuse reports See in context

I am glad that Abe san has done something, lets not dwell on the point its to little to late, he's moving forward, and instructing ministers that it needs to be sorted. Good!, once it get going there needs to be clarity, consistency and stricken rules to be instigated, the police, children welfare officers and the courts ALL need to work together and support each other if not, the child will not get or be fully protected, like in a recent case where the welfare officer at the school were threatened by the farther, so every one gave up and put the child at harm/high risk.

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Posted in: 16-year-old girl arrested for extortion in sugar daddy case See in context

@zatoizgoodo, why should the men always be arrested and prosecuted ? she instigated it! she down loaded the app, she planned to have the Papakatsu relationship, she tried to black mail him, she picked the fight, sorry but this is 50/50 she should be had up for black mail and extortion charges! I think you find she knew what she was getting into, these girls are not stupid, as for the upstart photo, check his phone! did she allow it to happen? if so this in the west could be classed as entrapment. I don't have any sympathy for her, as for the man, well another stupid individual

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Posted in: Suspected abuse of record-high 80,100 children reported in Japan in 2018 See in context

"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary session that he will hold a meeting of ministers on Friday to strengthen cooperation between related organizations and create a new rule to share information on potential victims". Good, I hope he sticks to his promise, as there recently has been a few cases where the system has let down the child big style, leading to a Childs death. The social workers and authorities will probably need more powers to intervene and more resources ( cash) to support this scheme, the police need to get on board as well and support the social workers, and warn aggressive parents that its NOT acceptable to abuse there child, and if they persist in there actions they will be arrested and dealt with by the courts.

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Posted in: Deer-related injuries in Nara reach record number already this year See in context

Its probably about time they had a structured/managed cull, this would cut down on the attacks.

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Posted in: Funeral firm to pay damages over plastic bag usage for baby's body See in context

I think the courts ruling of 660,000 yen is fair, may be some one may disagree, as for the funeral directors, I hope that some one has found or made a better way of presenting the remains of a child back to the parents, how they have handled this situation was outrageous and disgusting. I just hope that a better solution is found AND that other funeral homes in this situation can adapt and possibly make improvements, especially in these difficult times.

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Posted in: Aso retracts remark about people who don't have children See in context

At 78, its about time someone was put out to pasture, give the man a golden set of fluffy slippers, a rocking chair.

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Posted in: Man arrested after uploading videos of himself throwing cats into canal See in context

Uploading the evidence onto Youtube, what a prize idiot ! hahahaha! it was only a matter of time before he had his collar felt by the cops, oh dear this has made me smile this morning, ( not in ref to hurting the cats ) but to his stupidity.

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Posted in: Mother of fatally abused 10-year-old daughter admits withholding food from her See in context

"sometimes woke Mia up in the middle of the night and made her stand for long periods" Why?.

"she sometimes gave no food to the girl at her husband's insistence" Why? she could always give her something when he was not around.

" including dousing her repeatedly with cold water." Why?

"and that he does not consider his action wrong because he was just "disciplining" her." OH really!

I don't think your fellow inmates will have the same opinion. If you dont want children, dont have them. if your nasty or violent, dont have children, if you can't look after them, dont have child. dont have children if your going to use them as a punch bag.

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Posted in: Abe cabinet rate support rises to 45.6% despite data scandal See in context

I wonder how accurate the above data is? there has been so many scandals and accusations of data manipulation recently, It can leave you very sceptical of Official data, due to the lack of trust.

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Posted in: Girl's cry for help in school questionnaire shown to abusive father before her death See in context

I have scanned down the reply and comments this morning, Out of the 35 posts there is only 1 person that's been thumbed down, I don't think that I've ever seen so little thumbs downs in all of the years Ive been reading the J news on here, It is over whelming and heart warming to see that we are all passionate about children's welfare, health and care. its very unfortunate that some don't see it that way in Japan.

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Posted in: Labor ministry officials knew of improper wage survey since 2006 See in context

If there was a think bubble above Abe sans head it might read "Oh! no not again?"

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