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Posted in: Parents of 7-year-old girl missing for 10 days at Yamanashi campsite speak of agony, hope See in context

I can't even imagine what the parents must be feeling.

Although the chances seem slim now, I do pray for a happy ending.

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Posted in: Foreign tourists in Kyoto reminded of etiquette via smartphones See in context

Shouldn't the same etiquette rules apply to Japanese people too?

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing mother after dinner menu argument See in context

Whether he goes to prison or a mental institution, he no longer has a choice in his meals!

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating son 'to discipline' him See in context

What a brave boy for going to the koban!

And with the rate of non-action by the cops recently, good on these cops for doing something about it!

I hope the boy won't suffer any repercussions by his dad for going to the cops though. They need to keep an eye on him.

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Posted in: Local gov'ts struggling to verify child abuse info in 48 hours See in context

48 hours is defnintely a challenge.

The government is finally seeing that something needs to be done to stop these senseless deaths by parents. But they aren't providing funds or manpower to help the local municipalities.

There should definitely be a constant line of open communication between the school, local municipalities and the police. But again, this leads back to lack of funding and manpower...

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Posted in: Suspect in Osaka police officer stabbing sent to prosecutors See in context

I've been following this news on TV. So scary that he was able to stab the cop seven times and take his gun away (not sure if that was the order in which it happened). They still don't know what the motive was.

I hope the cop survives.

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Posted in: Man indicted for dangerous driving over high-speed crash killing 4 See in context

How can he not know how fast he was going?! Even without looking at the speedometer, as a driver, I think he would have known he was totally exceeding the speed limit. I mean, 146 on a 60?! He had to have known!

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Posted in: 87-year-old driver in fatal Tokyo car crash to be referred to prosecutors See in context

Dude can barely walk. Even with a valid license, he should not have been behind the wheel at that condition. That right there alone should be a criminally negligent act.

Regardless, I don't know why the police haven't arrested him.

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Posted in: Japan's detention center gives foreign media a look See in context

Suspects in Japan are routinely questioned by prosecutors without a lawyer present and can be held up to 23 days per possible charge without possibility of bail. Prosecutors can add charges to prolong the detention.

This is the hostile Japan; where everyone is guilty until proven innocent.

My husband was taken to the police station once for looking "ayashii" (suspicious). They searched his car and found tools not put away in the tool box so they took it upon themselves to call it weapons.

They tried to blame him for recent burglaries and asked him why the tools weren't put away in the tool box. The tools, BTW, were hammers and screwdrivers. They insisted that he used it for break-ins and what not.

They interrogated him for 6 hours!! They didn't allow him to call me or anyone else. At the end, they made him write and sign a memo saying he won't leave tools unattended.

I feel sorry for anyone that gets taken into custody. I can only imagine how many are coerced into confessing for crimes they didn't commit.

People should have rights in detention centers. In Japan, it seems like they are treated the same as prisoners.

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Posted in: Male patient in his 80s found dead in hospital room with toilet paper stuffed in mouth and nose See in context

Yikes. So much for being safe.


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Posted in: Pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35A jet crash See in context

Vertigo is no joke. It comes on suddenly with no warning.

But we'll never know if that was really the reason.


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Posted in: Labor minister opposes banning female dress codes with high heels See in context

These men should wear heels too then. They wouldn't even last an hour.

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Posted in: Rapper Chris Brown skips Paris hearing over rape accusation See in context

If you go back to a room with a man you've just met, believe me, it's not a cup of tea you'll be getting, why don't women get this?


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