Brian Wheway comments

Posted in: Taxi driver arrested for running over pigeon See in context

In the UK these and feral pigeons are classed as a pest, they bread like rats, it's a full time job for farmers, game keepers to shoot these retched things, as for taking it to vet, who paid for that? I disagree with cruelty, but this prosecution is something of a joke.

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Posted in: N Korea notifies Japan of satellite launch as early as Wednesday See in context

It sounds like someone is trying to gain as much attention to the rocket launch as possible, the best thing to do is totally ignore NK, don't broadcast it don't talk about it, don't play into someones hand

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Posted in: 'Like a video game': Japan's gangs hire online See in context

if one guys comission was 10 million yen, how much did he steal, con out of his victims? i bet he only got a small percentage.

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Posted in: New island off Japan may not last long, say experts See in context

I wonder if anyone has called it chijima yet?

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Posted in: Kishida to return part of salary amid backlash over planned pay raise See in context

Another way of helping the general public, office worker is to make companies pay individuals for the 1_2 hours of compulsory overtime they work for nothing because the company says so.

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Posted in: Woman using smartphone falls to her death from bridge in Shizuoka Prefecture See in context

As a contractor here in the UK i see this every day, people are addicted to there so called smart phones, its almost like a conjointed twin, the trouble is people are so oblivious to there surroundings, like traffic, other people, contractors digging up paths etc, every day i see people zig zag through numerious warning signs saying path closed etc, and they still walk into danger zones, and when we escort these people out of the danger area we get a mouth full of abuse, unfortunately this lady has fellen to her death, i am not surprised it doesnt happen more often, as people are not aware of there surroundings. although this has made the news, I wonder how many more car/pedestrian accidents there is during every week due to pedestrians just walking out into the road, or at traffic lights.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya sees subdued Halloween as tight security dampens mood See in context

I watched a person walk around with a camera, they uploaded the vid clip, they walked around and around and around Shibuya, what I could see was it was less crowded, but what was noticable was the stagering amount of police on every street corner, intersection, side walks, it was crazy, the police cars, they were all up side streets, in or around the junctions, police with those whistles, my question is who much did that cost the tax payer? was it worth all of the police attending?

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Posted in: Myanmar man sues sawmill operator after losing finger in accident See in context

From what I can gather, 12 million yen, that will be a lot of money in Myanmar, i am not saying that he did this delibrately, but, lets look at the evidence first.

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Posted in: Retrial of man accused of 1966 quadruple murder begins See in context

@ colladgepark, yep good comment, very true, "IF" hes acquitted, in his life time, what is the rate of finacial compensation is available? either way, there is not enough financial comansation will make up for the lost time in jail. and for those who alledigly set him up on some shady evidence, what about them? they should be brought to justice, if they are still alive. is this a case of "he will do, he fits the criteria" was this a case of just getting someone to get the crime rate satistics down?

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Posted in: Man arrested after convenience store employee slashed in Chiba Prefecture See in context

Words fail me some times, I hope he gets punished hard for this crime

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Posted in: 'Dark patterns' deceiving online consumers in Japan See in context

I have seen so many cons like this before , quite often con merchants open up a web site just before Christmas, they offer huge savings on this year's must have present, like a games console that is discounted, punters flood to them, spend a lot of money on these must have items, especially at that reduced price, people think that they are getting a bargain, unfortunately nothing arrives and by the time Christmas comes, it's to late the crooks have closed down the web site, emptied the bank account never to be seen again. Our town centres here in the UK are becoming ghost towns as traders struggle to make a living as online purchases are cheaper, I prefure to go into a shop, have a face to face conversation, if there is a problem I can take an item back, but online purchases are problematic, and it's soulless, yes it's cheaper, but at what cost?

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

Has anyone in the Japanese government thought that us tourists spend a huge sum of money paying for flights to Japan, it costs us to use hotels, and food, by hiking up a price of a train or bus journey won't put us off as it's only a tiny present age of the cost of our holiday, some tourists have a dream of going to Japan and when they do, this bit of an extra cost is immaterial. So will it curtail tourists? I don't think so, but it will hit the avarage Japanese person with higher daily costs of life, so I would say it's counter productive,

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Posted in: Mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward again asks Halloween partygoers to stay away See in context

@gogogo, you should know by now common sense, and politics never match!

your right, move it to a large park, more room less chance of road accidents, get street venors to attend, police can keep an eye out for stupid behaviour, the council could hire tempory toilets and waste bins, this was every one is happy.

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Posted in: Chemical leak on bullet train leaves 4 injured See in context

What on earth do people think of? carrying highly toxic chemicals on a train, in a bag?!?! these should be carried in a special container, on a freight cart not in a open carriage with people, the container needs to be clearly marked, just in case there is an accident, the marks should tell the firebregade or specialists what is in the container, then they can deal with it accordingly. the guy who was carring this needs to be asked some serious questions, by the police, and resque workers, this stupidity has put a lot of lives at risk.

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Posted in: Artistic gymnastics See in context

2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: All results ...Olympics.com › news › 2023-world-artistic-gy...

this link shows all of the results, what the J news forgot to mention was Japan won a gold in one of the mens tournaments.

so, well done ladies better luck next time

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Posted in: Japan school absenteeism at record high of nearly 300,000 in FY2022 See in context

Bunking off school, is it a good thing or a bad thing? for a lot of kids, what do they do during the day? clear off to the shopping malls, pachinko parlours, then comes the intrest in luxury items, "why cant i have one?" so is this where petty theft starts? it starts off as a laugh, then gets serious, then stealing to order, then getting into trouble with the cops, because the kids are bored, i am sure weve all seen where this sort of bunking off school starts and ends, I would like to know what are the crime rates for shop lifting that can be atributed to under 16 year olds, and were they commited in school time.

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Posted in: Ex-Chiba police inspector gets 13 years for raping two women See in context

He should be made to pay for the counselling the ladies rightfully need to heal the mental and emotional scars he's created, rape not only affects the victims but also there families

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Posted in: Japan to delay bill blocking sex offenders from working with children See in context

There seams to be confussion over exemptions, like cram schools etc, the easiest way would be to make the bill should cover all children under the age of 18 years old, this would cover day care schools junior, high school, children's hospitals, adopted children, care homes, it should be a blanket bill covering all children.

How far should records go back? good question, 5 years? or more?

This bill should cover the whole of Japan, no exeptions for regions to be exempt, also once the bill is in place will all foreign travellers have to declare any convictions to the Japanese government? and over seas workers wanting to work with children be scrutinised and checked.

These details of sex offenders are held on a data base, how secure is it? who will have access to the data base? if a school has a new teacher joining them how will the school be informed, will the records office explain everything? or will it come back clear or this person is known to the police and courts?

If a teacher has a old conviction, and this bill becomes law, will the school be able to retire the teacher? or dismiss them? where do you stop? if its down to the individual school there could be claims of unfaire dismissal. Here in the UK you can ask the police if there is a person who has has a conviction for a sex crime, living in your local area, the police know who they are, as they monitor them, if a child is attacked in a street they will go and investigate.

I am glad to see that Japan is gradually comming around to this problem.

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Posted in: Takahama No. 2 nuclear reactor restarted after 12-year halt See in context

I would like to know how much investment and inferstuctre Japan has made into wind, and solar power, also methane gas generator from waste food and human waste, let's face it oil is running out and we all know the problems with nuclear stations.

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Posted in: Johnny's decades-long abuse coverup relied on cozy ties with media See in context

If some one knows that a crime has been committed and goes out of there way to cover it up, surly they are as guilty as the offender, they are complicit in a crime and turning a blind eye or going out of there way to cover it up you would ay they are just as guilty to perverting the course of law, may be the police should be arresting some of the media companies bosses and reporters, it would seem that there is a possibility of some brown bags were handed out, the police need to look at a few bank accounts.

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Posted in: Ramen shop owner fatally stabbed in Yokohama See in context

Has any money been stolen? Was there any sign of forced entry? Was there a sign of a struggle? If not may be the victim knew his attacker,

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Posted in: 28-year-old man arrested over death of father See in context

Could this be a case of Hikikomori?

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Posted in: 90-year-old Japanese alpinist ascends Mt Fuji in wheelchair See in context

I hope he didn't get any punctures in his tyres, I know he was dragged up to the to by a fit team of people, but it could not have been comfortable for him. I admire his courage and determination, some able bodied people can't make it into work on time, or even bother to turn up for a shift.

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Posted in: In Japan, a third of today's 18-year-old women may not have children: study See in context

If blokes stopped working 24/7 and spent time at home with there spouses, things might just change!

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Posted in: 100-year-old gingko trees may get ax for Tokyo redevelopment project See in context

Chopping trees down is not a good idea, not only do they provide an aminatee value but also biodiversity, it's good for our own well being seing beautiful trees, they provide a sun screen, but one thing that most people don't see is the rich micro life that they support, like bugs which birds eat, nests for birds, if they are going to develop they must protect the trees, also there roots, driving large trucks over the soil and compacting to soil will learn to the demise of the trees. And why do they need to develop this site? Is it just a money making excersize?

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Posted in: An old antibiotic may get new life as an STI prevention pill See in context

@antiquesaving, I totally agree with you, it like playing russian roulette with you life, not using a condom. One of my friends went to Thailand ( Pattaya) he's a young chap and he told me that he had several girl friends, and he was proud of not using a condom, he had no idea if what aids was until we told him,

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Posted in: Shinkansen metal transformed into baseball bats to hit market in October See in context

I think it's a good idea and a good bit of marketing, but the hefty price tag would put me off.

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Posted in: Michael Jackson sexual abuse lawsuits revived by appeals court See in context

In all of the court cases I know of, there has to be evidence, not hear say, or superstition, did any one see anything? Is there video evidence? An administration from MJ? It seems like these two guys only know the truth.

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Posted in: 68-year-old man found dead at home from gunshot wound to his chest See in context

@602milo, it might be his dads gun that he kept from the end of the war? who knows? if the news said it was a XXX gun then this could narrow it down a bit.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya deputy mayor resigns for calling assemblywoman 'pig' See in context

When will these clowns retire? His comments are inappropriate and uncalled for, if he didn't like this woman or they clashed over various political views, he should have kept his thoughts to himself, and not to make his voice heard.

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