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Posted in: 2 Chinese held for stealing 999 pairs of branded sneakers in Tokyo See in context

They are definitely a "shoe-in" for prison and deportation. I'm glad I'm not in their shoes.

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Posted in: Gadgets, toys for visually impaired gaining traction in Japan See in context

Great deal and that girl is cute.

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Posted in: Death penalty sought again in retrial of 88-year-old man acquitted of 1966 murders See in context

I'm not really versed in Japanese law, but does "double jeopardy" exist? If so, wouldn't double jeopardy apply here?

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Posted in: Body of baby boy found at garbage dump in Yokohama See in context

Heartless mother.

Heartless, indeed. I hope they find that person (mother, she's not) and send her to the authorities. That kid didn't deserve this.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after her neck gets stuck in car window See in context

Why didn't they break the damn window, are people that slow and stupid?

That was exactly my first thought. At least that kid would still be alive, which is a lot better than breaking the window.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

The poor security guard in the purple cap looks exhausted!

Yep, probably on 900 yen an hour, 12 hours per day.

Hey! This gig can be lucrative.

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Posted in: Woman arrested on suspicion of abandoning baby at home after giving birth in toilet See in context

That baby is the innocent one in this. Bless that baby. That lady is a loser.

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Posted in: Man arrested over death of 19-year-old girlfriend in apartment in Osaka Prefecture See in context

So, what does him not paying his hotel bill have to do with killing an innocent lady? I’m more focused on him, not this story.

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Posted in: Japanese foreign minister retracts controversial childbirth remark See in context

And this is news because, ….? I’m sure women can make their own minds.

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Posted in: Toyama woman in her 70s loses ¥50 mil in gold investment scam See in context

How does someone who has managed to accumulate at least ¥50,000,000 do something so stupid? She must have inherited it.

Of course from her husband.

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Posted in: Toyama woman in her 70s loses ¥50 mil in gold investment scam See in context

Sad news indeed and I’m sure that money was her life savings, too.

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Posted in: Japan passes revised law allowing joint child custody for divorced parents for first time See in context

Excellent news, as it should be.

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Posted in: BMX Olympic qualifier See in context

Congratulations! Looking sporty!

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Posted in: Over 80,000 foreigners working at convenience stores in Japan See in context

Over 80,000 foreigners working at convenience stores in Japan

It's been that way at my local Kombini for at least 5 years. They've all been very friendly. If they are from countries other than Japan, I try to learn a few phrases in their language. No worries here.

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Posted in: Star witness Michael Cohen directly implicates Trump in testimony at hush money trial See in context

Michael Cohen was great and kept his composure well. He was definitely a "Smoking gun" for the prosecution. There's the evidence along with the first smoking gun from Stormy Daniels.

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Posted in: Tokyo sweets store sells beautiful soft serve ice creams that look like works of art See in context

Way too expensive for sure. I'm fine with regular soft cream at half the price.

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

Foreigners should boycott the restaurant and post online reviews.

That's what they do anyway, along with blogs.

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

My thought is if you know this is the case with certain restaurants, it's up to you to decide. There are other Japanese restaurants (chain restaurants), convenience stores, supermarkets, and other places that keep their prices the same for everyone, regardless. Since tourists have the money, they have the power, too.

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Posted in: House rejects Greene's effort to oust Speaker Johnson, but chaos lingers See in context

I watched it earlier today on YouTube. It was real humiliation. Only 11 GOP voted for the Speaker to vacate. The GOP continues to shoot its own foot. What Greene probably doesn't know is a few of the GOP threatened to vacate their own seats of the Speaker is outsted, thus giving control to the Democrats.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter to plead guilty over $17 mil fraud See in context

He gonna be deported back to Japan as a criminal aliens,he got pretty light,for all the money involved

Mizuhara is American.

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Posted in: Tax office investigator, arrested for theft, says he needed money to pay back debts See in context

Did he admit to the crime before or after he was told (or shown) the video? Did the authorities tell him that they saw him on video commiting the crime?

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Posted in: Starbucks founder Schultz says company needs to refocus on coffee as sales struggle See in context

In USA, McDonalds coffee is as good as Starbucks at a fraction of the price.

China has many coffee companies again selling coffee much cheaper than Starbucks.

I think game is over for Starbucks.

In Japan, McCafe works great for me. Same fraction of the price coffee and just as great. The staff are nice and very help tool, and you're not pressured to finish your coffee. Costco also does the same coffee (regular and latte) at a small fraction of the price. Be ware of your competitors and consumer behavior, Starbucks.

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Posted in: Starbucks founder Schultz says company needs to refocus on coffee as sales struggle See in context

Starbucks founder Schultz says company needs to refocus on coffee as sales struggle

How about 'refocus' on the customer instead. Simply put - Serve the client/consumer. I know they are in the coffee business, but in the end, a business is there to make a profit, but most importantly, serve the client.

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Posted in: 12% of Japan convenience stores don't open 24 hours due to labor shortage See in context

Simple solution: As part of the employees' training from management and/or head office, send some of the staff to those locations that are understaffed. They can keep in touch with their customers and staff from different locations and learn what services and products caters to them. From Marketing and Human Resources 101.

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Posted in: Foreign traveler caught trying to sneak into Japan by climbing down rope from cruise ship See in context

This is really confusing on many levels, especially since he is European.

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Posted in: Japanese opt for short, cheap overseas trips for Golden Week holidays See in context

Golden Week? More like Golden Weekend these days.

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Posted in: Japanese opt for short, cheap overseas trips for Golden Week holidays See in context

(Average nominal wage of ¥369,239/month for full-time workers. At a 155 exchange rate, that’s $2,380/month x 12 = $28,600/year)

@Asiaman7 - I'm not sure I would call that wage "nominal." Try aiming a little lower.

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Posted in: Man arrested after filming up skirt of high school girl on escalator See in context

Man! Another story about this. I don't blame Japan Today for this story. Thank you very much, indeed. My concern is why does this still happen? I really don't understand this behavior.

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Posted in: Osaka governor suggests lowering voting age to 0 to curb population decline See in context

He suggested giving everyone the right to vote regardless of age

Man! This Governor is definitely out to lunch. So, if I understand this, even a baby can vote? How is that possible, Governor? I'm sure his constituents are very happy and so is his Party.

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Posted in: Dozens of potential jurors at Trump hush money trial dismissed for bias See in context

Finally! Trump indicted on criminal charges. Excellent! No more delay, delay, delay. Judge Merchan doesn't play. There were reports that Trump was sleeping in court, and he calls Biden "Sleepy Joe." How ironic.

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