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Posted in: 7-year-old girl killed after car rear-ended in 5-vehicle pile-up See in context

the biggest question should be did she have her seat belt on. 

Of course she didn’t. I can’t believe you even feel you have to ask!

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Posted in: Dentsu again found violating rules on overtime hours See in context

The thing is, while Dentsu are well-known sc*mbags, no-one is obliged to work for them.

Yes, such labour practices should be reformed, but until that happens:

a) Don't work for them;

b) If you are working for them and the job is getting you down, find another and quit.

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Posted in: Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor who devoted his life to Afghanistan See in context

That’s what you get for poking your nose in where it doesn’t belong.

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Posted in: North Korea's Kim sends defiant signals with new horse ride, rare party meeting See in context

Remember when Benny Hill played “The Halitosis Kid”? His (fat) cowboy character, in pursuit of the villain, jumped out of a barn loft and onto his horse, and the horse sank two feet into the ground!

That’s Kim in the photo!

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Posted in: British YouTuber and youngest BAFTA award winner fights prejudice online See in context

Although she says she has never experienced bullying at school, Lilly has had to contend with hateful comments on her YouTube and Instagram channels. In one video, she lists some of the insults: "freak", "disgusting", "monster".

Social media is not known for bringing out the best in people. Caveat emptor!

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Posted in: Activists push to halt sexual harassment of job-seeking students See in context

So, in effect, the "interview" starts when these so-called career advisors rock into town. "Give me a reach around and I'll forward your job application" sounds like a HR department's nightmare. Oops, sorry, they're in on it, too.

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Posted in: U.N. declined Abe's request to speak at Sept climate summit: sources See in context

I’d rather Abe promote coal than dump nukes into the sea.

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Posted in: Department store reviews plan for staff to wear menstruation badges after outcry See in context

The female workers just want some understanding and sympathy from male and female coworkers and wouldn’t want to be thought as lazy if it affected their job performance..

We ALL want understanding and sympathy from others, but this is a crass and vulgar expression of yet another from of special pleading.

No-one gives a flying doughnut whether you're on the rags or not. Actually, scratch that, this is Japan; someone's bound to get off on it.

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Posted in: Department store reviews plan for staff to wear menstruation badges after outcry See in context

Is this some kind of joke? Why not wear a red flag lapel badge while they are at it?

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Posted in: Bar association says long-term detainments of foreigners on the rise See in context

MAny, like the Kurdish guy the govt failed to treat for cancer for months, cannot "go back" without risking arrest or abuse - in his case, from Turkish authorities.

That’s his problem.

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Posted in: Famed Tokyo sushi restaurant Jiro dropped from Michelin gourmet guide See in context

The clientele are people who want to show off what they can afford. They do this by taking their clients to something (in the case of a nice sushi restaurant) fancy and expensive.

So the patrons are snobs. Figures.

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Posted in: Famed Tokyo sushi restaurant Jiro dropped from Michelin gourmet guide See in context

Like most things in life, the law of diminishing returns comes into play. Sure, 40,000+ yen sushi is going to taste better than kaiten, but next to 10,000 yen sushi? Only a true coinosseur could tell the difference. It's the same with wine - a 2,000 yen bottle will taste a lot better than 500 yen vinegar, but an 8,000 yen bottle vs a 2,000 yen one, not so much.

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Posted in: 15 tons of sweet potatoes stolen in Ibaraki See in context

@Alex

...I dare anyone here to carry scores of 20 kilo containers...

I worked for a coal merchant during the high school holidays and carried many 40 kilo bags of coal over the course of a day. Not the 375 needed to shift all those sweet potatoes, though. Good luck carrying 15 tonnes all by yourself!

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Posted in: Suspect in Osaka kidnapping case says he 'saved' victim See in context

Sure he saved her. He saved her for himself.

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Posted in: France unveils plan to halt violence against women See in context

With Russia expanding its Eurasian Economic Union using its oil, gas and coal as economic weapons, with Russia's disregard for women's issues, 'western' nations finland-ized by Russia could be at risk down the road.

Except that El Graun is being disingenuous. DV is still illegal in Russia; what has changed is the sentencing.

The changes mean violence against a spouse or children that results in bruising or bleeding but not broken bones is punishable by 15 days in prison or a fine of 30,000 roubles (£380) if they do not happen more than once a year. Previously, these offences carried a maximum jail sentence of two years.

And, furthermore, though the number of incidents being reported declined, the proportion of women reporting DV remained similar (76% in 2016 against 71% in 2017). That means BOTH men and women were reporting fewer incidents of DV. That Graun article is pure propaganda.

Thankfully, JT are pretty spot on with this article.

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Posted in: 15 tons of sweet potatoes stolen in Ibaraki See in context

This is an exceptionally organized outfit, not a couple of opportunists in kei-trucks. To shift 15 tonnes in a timely manner, you'd need a sizeable truck, or two even, and a forklift (or an army of men - I dare anyone here to carry scores of 20 kilo containers and not be stretchered out of the farmyard).

Farmer should either buy motion sensors or get himself a couple of mean dogs.

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Posted in: 80-year-old woman hit, killed by bullet train in Fukushima See in context

Messy.

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Posted in: Court rules against divorced parents seeking access to children See in context

Perina remains married to her, has full parental rights and has been paying alimony of 170,000 yen a month since December 2016.

Deny me access to my kids and all payments stop.

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Posted in: New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas, Eilish lead in nominationss See in context

Holy camoly! Lizzo is a singer? I thought the 'Bears had signed a new linebacker!

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Posted in: Lawsuits detail deadly U.S. Navy collision off Japan's coast See in context

What a load of honk! Sure, pin the blame on the crew of the cargo vessel, I mean, it’s not like the the U.S. navy ship didn’t have access to the most advanced navigational equipment on the planet, now is it?

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits taking illegal drugs for over 10 years See in context

This woman sings like Tweety Pie. She should shut up and save the confessions for church.

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Posted in: Brazilian man sues Japanese gov't for injuries at immigration center See in context

I guess you can take the man out of Brazil, but not Brazil out of the man.

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Posted in: 4 dead, 6 wounded in shooting at California backyard party See in context

But no, he or she most likely gets hold of one of the approximately 500,000 guns stolen each year from the NRA's beloved "responsible gun owners."

And just who is stealing the guns? Find them, and you find your problem.

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Posted in: 4 dead, 6 wounded in shooting at California backyard party See in context

And also a border with Nevada. Which doesn't.

So what? Do you think G. Angster really goes shopping for his piece in Walmart?

It’s like these people think splitting a restaurant in half and saying ‘this side only is for smoking’ will keep smoke out of the other side.

So, let me get this straight - you believe that if firearm ownership were illegal in the U.S., it would prevent all gun related murders? Really? Finland has pretty high gun ownership, and yet people don't go around shooting each other. Correlation =/= causation.

And, working with your smoking analogy, even in a non-smoking restaurant you will occasionally get people who insist on lighting up.

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Posted in: 4 dead, 6 wounded in shooting at California backyard party See in context

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the U.S., but in any case talk of restricting access to guns is a non-sequiter - and I say this as someone who is anti-guns. 10/1 says this is gang related, and 'bangers really aren't known to give a fig about the laws of gun ownership before packing heat.

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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat to be referred to prosecutors over fatal car crash See in context

He’s a doddering old man walking on two crutches. Maybe he’s too old to face justice.

If he's too old to face justice, then he's too old to be holding a driving licence.

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Posted in: Hyogo man arrested for creating biohazard zone with his 'own' pee See in context

However, the fire department had run their own analysis of the pee, finding hazardous sodium arsenite and ammonium perchlorate in the process.

So, the urine angle was just click-bait after all...

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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat to be referred to prosecutors over fatal car crash See in context

This is also on the cops for letting him keep his license in the shape he is in too!

Speculation, but he may be wielding those sticks as props to make him look more frail than he really is. I would expect them to look battered from use. If he does need those sticks to walk, there's no way he should have been behind the wheel of a car - and I think he knows that.

It was in connection to a Kobe bus driver who was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for an accident that killed 2 people and injured others. He evidently accidentally ran into them in a crosswalk.

That man was a "professional" driver; i.e. he would be expected to maintain a higher standard of driving than the layman. Hence the gaol term.

He’s a doddering old man walking on two crutches. Maybe he’s too old to face justice. Let him pay damages to the victims and the case be closed.

That's what he wants you to think. How about he pays the blood money and then heads off to prison?

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Posted in: Dozens of endangered turtles disappear from Okinawa zoo See in context

Japanese? These turtles will be in the Chinese restaurant / quack's storeroom faster than you can say "Ni hao".

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Posted in: 72-year-old man backs car into granddaughter, killing her See in context

Entirely avoidable. Cars have had child locks for years. And, yeah, don't move the car if you lose sight of your (grand)child.

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