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Posted in: Japan's beer shipments to S Korea dive 99.9% in Sept See in context

It’s Korea’s loss. The Korean beer I’ve had is terrible. More Kirin Ichiban and Suntory Premium Malts for us:)

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested for murder after throwing newborn boy from window See in context

My second child, a boy, was born four days ago. I can’t imagine someone doing this to any child, especially a newborn. She’s scum and deserves severe punishment despite her age.

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested for murder after throwing newborn boy from window See in context

Was the child stillborn? That could make a difference in sentencing...and may even extend to her "choice" in such a case, depending on legal interpretations.

Why would she throw a stillborn child off of a balcony? You’d think her intent was to kill the child, so why throw him if he’s already dead?

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested for murder after throwing newborn boy from window See in context

All life is precious.

Even "unwanted" babies deserve a chance at life.

Even though the umbilical cord was still attached, this constitutes murder, regardless of what other people will say.

I don’t understand why this comment has 11 downvotes and only 6 upvotes. What is not to like?

Life is precious.

Murder is murder.

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Posted in: Pregnant woman takes teen boys to task for calling their friend 'lame' for offering her his seat See in context

Good on the boy. The only people who offer their seat to my pregnant wife are elderly women who probably need a seat just as much as she does!

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly molesting young girl in car See in context

The Asahi Shimbun refers to her as an early-grade elementary school student, which makes a huge difference. I hope she recovers from the trauma of this experience.

I can remember when I was in elementary school in the 1980s and early 90s being taught to never accepting candy or rides from strangers. I wonder if this it taught at all in Japanese schools.

Hopefully they have the right guy and lock him up for a long time.

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Posted in: 18-year sentence sought for stepfather over fatal abuse of girl See in context

He deserves life in prison at the very least. Hopefully the other prisoners make it the worst 18 years imaginable for him.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly molesting young girl in car See in context

Why did she get in the car in the first place???

Victim blaming.

It’s is absolutely not victim blaming. The pervert who lured her into his car is in the wrong and should face serious punishment. But what the girl did was stupid! Any 12-15 year old girl or boy should know to not get into a car with a stranger.

The perp is 100% wrong to molest a teenage girl. But don’t put yourself in a dangerous situation. Someone has failed to educate her, it seems.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers look for advice to battle heat next year See in context

@JeffLee

I often commute in Tokyo at around 6 a.m. In July and August I arrive in the office drenched in sweat. The early morning idea probably won't make a big difference.

Completely agree. The sun rises at 4:30 a.m. and it’s already hot then. I’ve gone running at 6 a.m. in summer and it’s not comfortable. Maybe they should hold the events from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. It’s still so humid at that time though...

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Posted in: Kim Kardashian's Paris robbery to be made into movie See in context

Definitely won’t watch this. But at least someone is trying to make a film that’s not a sequel, prequel, remake, reboot, or spin-off, which is what most movies seem to be these days!

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

When teachers are bullying each other, it’s no wonder that bullied students don’t get the help they need. These teachers should never work in education again.

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

@garypen

Travelers with kids chose to have and travel with those kids.

The travelers who chose to live or travel without, but are exposed to it anyway, have it worse.

The same could be said for people like you. People without kids also choose to travel despite knowing that there will probably be children on the same flight. You don’t want to be near children? Stay home in your little adult world.

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

I have no problems if people want to avoid sitting near kids. But as a father of one small child (and another on the way), I have a hard time sympathizing with travellers who get annoyed by small kids and babies. I do, however, feel for parents travelling with young children, especially on long haul flights. It’s not easy. I’ve been vomited on during a shinkansen ride - and I mean completely covered - and had to scoop up vomit off the floor with my bare hands as passengers were boarding in Nagoya. And my wife got covered on a flight from Tokyo to Toronto. Who has it worse, travellers with kids or travellers without?

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Posted in: Everton could lend inadvertent hand to Liverpool's title charge See in context

Everton had chances but City were too much for them in the end.

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Posted in: Everton could lend inadvertent hand to Liverpool's title charge See in context

Everton... could now come to the aid of their local rivals on Saturday when Manchester City travel to Goodison Park.

Can’t see this happening, Liverpool fans. While City’s defence isn’t at its best at the moment, Everton have been poor recently. Can’t see anything g other than a win for Man City. Although anything can happen in football!

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Posted in: What to do if you are stopped by the police in Japan See in context

I’ve been in Japan for 15 years and only been asked for my ID twice - once when asking for directions at a koban (I was quite intoxicated) and once while drinking a beer in an alley in Shibuya. I was polite in both cases, as were the cops, and there were no problems at all.

Regarding carrying an ID at all times, I’m a runner and NEVER carry an ID while out for a run. If a police officer ever did stop me to ask for it, I’d just invite them to my home and show it to them. I think common sense would prevail.

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Posted in: Mother gets 8 years in prison over fatal abuse of 5-year-old daughter See in context

It's likely the mother didn't know the difference between a cold and pneumonia.

You’re probably right. But I’m sure she knew that a bowl of soup a day wasn’t enough for any human to survive on. How can anyone make excuses for this woman? Because her husband was worse, we should feel sympathy for her? She could’ve left and she didn’t. She let her child be abused and she deserves to be severely punished for this.

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Posted in: Mother gets 8 years in prison over fatal abuse of 5-year-old daughter See in context

I’m guessing the ‘trial by media’ contributed to her sentence

If that’s what it takes to lock these monsters up, than let’s hope the media continues to publicize future cases to the same extent as this one.

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Posted in: Mother gets 8 years in prison over fatal abuse of 5-year-old daughter See in context

Eight years is much less than she deserves, but it’s more than I was expecting them to give her. I wonder what will her deadbeat husband will get? He deserves the rope, but I can’t see him getting it.

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Posted in: Test marathon gives Tokyo a taste of what to expect at 2020 Games See in context

It’s funny how this article repeatedly refers to the race as a “test marathon”, but the Japanese-language news on TV refers to it as an Olympic qualifying race without any reference to a “test”.

The top two finishers in Sunday's race won spots at next year's Summer Games.

The article does give the qualifiers a brief mention at the end of the article. Could it be that the main purpose of this race was Olympic qualification and NOT to test runners in weather conditions?

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Posted in: Sam Smith announces new pronouns of 'they' and 'them' See in context

Smith said they finally decided to go for it.

This sentence is so confusing. “They” is a plural pronoun, so it sounds like he’s talking about a group of people.

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Posted in: Lampard's Chelsea homecoming ruined as Leicester earns draw See in context

Chelsea have played well in all three games this season despite failing to win any of them. The second half against Leicester was difficult, but they’ve played some entertaining, attacking football. It’s a nice change from the sideways passing, faux tiki taka of last season!

In Frank We Trust!

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Posted in: Mental illness issues could make death penalty impossible for Kyoto Animation arsonist See in context

If he truly thinks that people are extracting ideas from his head and that’s what led him to do this, there surely can’t be any hope for rehabilitation. So give the guy the rope. What point is there of keeping him sedated in a psychiatric institution for the rest of his life? That won’t give the families of the victims any sense of closure.

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Posted in: 4 drown in waters off Kanagawa beaches; 2 missing off Chiba See in context

I thought all Japanese were heavily into swimming lessons. I guess not

How well you swim is irrelevant when the wave and rip currents are as strong as they’ve been these past few days.

I’m glad my family and I decided to leave the beach as soon as we saw the conditions on Saturday. The water was fierce!

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Posted in: Woman in critical condition after trying to save 11-year-daughter at beach See in context

I went to Southern Beach in Chigasaki with my family yesterday. There waves were high, and the lifeguards wouldn’t let anyone past ankle-deep water. Even that was too much for my 3-year-old daughter as a small wave knocked her over. We were only in the water for about a minute before deciding to leave. It’s just not worth the risk. But most people didn’t seem fazed by the waves or the lifeguards’ warnings and just kept running out into the water as the waves crashed in.

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Posted in: 'Macho Ice' serves up refreshing iced treats from macho hunks this summer See in context

Yesterday I bought my daughter a cup the same size as what’s in the photo for only ¥200.

¥650 for ice and syrup is a rip off.

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Posted in: Tokyo subway car provides child-friendly space See in context

Badlishah Halimi,

I’m not sure which countries and cities you’ve been to with your kid(s), but I find Tokyo to be fairly kid-friendly. Yes, trains can be crowded at times. Yes, some of the older subway stations have no elevators for strollers. But I’ve never had trouble finding changing/feeding areas, restaurants are kid-friendly, there are parks and small playgrounds everywhere, and there’s so much to do with kids I feel spoilt for choice. Also, you’re never far from a convenience store, where you can buy essential items like wipes, diapers (sometimes), milk, etc. And most importantly, it’s clean and safe.

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Posted in: Tokyo subway car provides child-friendly space See in context

This is a nice idea. My three-year-old isn’t a big fan of riding the train. But at the very least this carriage would give her familiar decorations to look at and talk about, and the journey would be much more pleasant for all of us. Hopefully other trains add similar carriages.

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Posted in: Campaign encourages commuters to stand still in two lines on escalators See in context

Escalators were designed to help us get up and down stairs faster, not to be lazy and stand.

One change I’d like to see is young, healthy people staying off of elevators. They’re for the disabled, elderly, and people with young children. Yet I regularly see people in their 20s to 40s queuing up for a lift when there’s an escalator nearby.

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Posted in: Lampard 'won't look backwards' as he takes over Chelsea See in context

Abramovich isn't even allowed into Britain, denied a UK Visa.

No, but Maria Granovskaia is, and she’ll follow Roman’s orders. The supporters won’t turn on Lamps, but the board might. I just hope he’s given a couple of seasons at least.

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