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Posted in: Actor Hirofumi Arai sentenced to 5 years in jail for sexual assault See in context

"Outcall massage". Yeah, I am sure that is 100% legitimate with no extra services offered. I think there is likely much more to this story than is being disclosed to the public. It wouldn't be the first time a high profile individual was set up in a dispute regarding payment or blackmail gone wrong.

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Posted in: IMF urges Japan to double consumption tax to 20% by 2050 See in context

I would expect nothing other than this bogus advice from the IMF. How's high consumption tax and non-stop monetary stimulus to hide zero economic growth working out for the EU? Socialist control at its best.

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Posted in: Xi pledges wider market access, free-trade deals See in context

US markets are at or near all time highs, the country is experiencing record low unemployment and taxes have been lowered. China's made-up trade numbers are reporting their slowest growth rate in decades and socialist, protectionist and over-taxed EU nations remain in a self induced economic funk. The lose-lose premise is a lot of hot air.

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Posted in: Two men injured in brawl in Tokyo karaoke bar See in context

The demise of the street level "blue collar" Yakuza has created opportunities for Chinese criminal elements. More and more violent crimes care committed by foreigner gangs, like Chinese and Nigerians. They have filled the void.

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Posted in: University campus inspected after 1,400 foreign students go AWOL See in context

These type of "universities" are the academic equivalents of bartending schools. They serve no legitimate purpose other than to provide useless degrees while they perform their nefarious illegal immigration scams. Shut this place down.

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Posted in: University student arrested over murder of Thai woman in Tokyo hotel in December See in context

Heinous crime! Sadly, odds are he will not receive anywhere near commensurate punishment. The usual "I was drunk" defense will get him off way too easy.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

The good news is.....

He will not be allowed back in Japan for many years after he is deported. As far as I'm concerned, he should rot in his cell for a little longer. The Go Fund Me is offensive. He or his family should be responsible for paying damages and fines. They shouldn't be begging from strangers.

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Posted in: S Korean suspected of confining 3 Japanese in Thailand See in context

The Japanese man should have known better than to travel to Thailand without bringing a spine and at least a little bit of testosterone in his system.

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Posted in: Girl's cry for help in school questionnaire shown to abusive father before her death See in context

It is just heartbreaking that this poor girl was so alone in life, left to the heinous abuse of her father with NO-ONE willing to protect her. Imagine how alone and helpless she must have felt. Sadly, not taking action to protect bullied, battered and tortured children and women is the norm in Japan. Everyone who was aware of the situation, yet did nothing, should be in prison along with her monster of a father for their negligence and complicity. Watch, the father's sentence will not be commensurate with the horrific nature of his crimes.

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Posted in: Hundreds gather near Japan's embassy in Seoul to mourn S Korean 'comfort woman' See in context

How many formal apologies and how many acts of financial compensation does it take for Korea and its people to keep their end of the bargain and let this issue rest? It's a never ending drama. Also, they should accept the fact that many of those women were already engaged in prostitution -- Korea wasn't and isn't a puritanical society when it comes to the sex trade. Enough is enough!

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Posted in: 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther' get most Oscar nominations See in context

No political or social agenda's whatsoever from the entertainment industrial complex, right? This nonsense is so transparent, it is laughable -- except maybe to the ignorant sheep who, sadly, take this at face value.

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Posted in: Woman on trial for shoplifting made 10-year-old daughter assist her See in context

Life imitating art? The recent hit movie "Sleeping Family" (English translation) deals with this exact subject matter.

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing sauce on young woman’s kimono on Coming-of-Age Day See in context

This is the type of bizarre behavior that is remarkably common in Japan. So weird.

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Posted in: Man robbed of ¥80 mil on street near Tokyo's Roppongi See in context

@Kenneth Day My immediate reaction is similar as yours. Either an insurance scam or creating a fictional loss for tax purposes. Chances are the money never existed.

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Posted in: Man gets 18 years in prison for fatal highway road rage incident in 2017 See in context

Two people dead. Orphan children. All maliciously caused by this POS. Why not a life sentence, at minimum? Not nearly enough punishment.

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Posted in: LA mural seen as symbolizing Japan's wartime army to be removed See in context

Geez! The Koreans never stop with this kind of thing. Get over it!

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Posted in: Hope, anxiety in Japan over opening up to more foreign workers See in context

This is not being done out of necessity. There are more than enough people over 50 and married women who are systematically denied the opportunity for full-time jobs with full benefits. Importing cheap labor is a typical corporate money grab.

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Posted in: 50-year-old son staying at internet cafe arrested for abandoning body of bedridden mother See in context

Heartless. While overall crime in Nihon is low, there are amazingly bizarre and cruel crimes that occur within families.

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Posted in: Kansas stops issuing license plates with offensive term for Japanese See in context

What if one is a proud Jewish American Princess?

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Posted in: 340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system See in context

There needs to be a guaranteed return trip to their homelands after their work tenure has expired. Also, no marrying to obtain permanent residency. Otherwise, this will turn into a disaster of near-EU proportions.

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Posted in: Free housing to be offered to impoverished LGBTs in Tokyo See in context

Special dispensation based on sexual preference? Why? A person's economic situation should the criterion.

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Posted in: Aum cult founder Asahara, 6 followers hanged See in context

This is long overdue. There is a special place in hell for people of this ilk.

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Posted in: Woman suspected of killing brother and making it look like suicide See in context

She was killing off her entire family. She is onibaba.

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Posted in: Japanese couple attacked in Honolulu face $50,000 in medical costs See in context

@nishikat Philippines, for one, will not let you leave a hospital until your bill is paid. Bring cash. I am sure there are others with the same policy.

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Posted in: U.S. Marine gets 4 years for fatal drunk driving crash in Okinawa See in context

Simply not enough punishment for recklessly taking another person's life.

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Posted in: What’s the best type of sushi to end a meal on? Japanese survey picks the pieces See in context

I always have Saba for a happy ending. The depth and complexity of flavors, plus the sensation the slight oiliness creates on the tongue, makes this the perfect sushi "dessert".

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Posted in: Japanese court throws out Syrians' bid to overturn refugee ruling See in context

Every nation has the right to its own sovereignty and to consider its own people first, and Japan has so many domestic needs that take priority over those of foreigners. Japan is very generous in providing international aid -- this is more than enough in terms of being a contributing member of the international community.

Japan has been generally successful being very selective in determining who is allowed in the country and should not change due to outside pressure. The problems with pseudo-refugee immigrants has been well documented in other countries. When Japan kowtows to outside pressure and allows foreign powers to dictate its immigration policies, it will be the beginning of the end.

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Posted in: Dating yakuza gang member costs police officer her job See in context

Lay down with dogs and you are going to get fleas.

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Posted in: SDF officer arrested for sexually molesting woman on train See in context

There were fewer problems like this when hentai guys could just buy used schoolgirl panties in vending machines. :-)

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Posted in: Nishikori knocked out in 1st round of Mexican Open See in context

I think the majority, if not all, of this season will be one big rehab. I also think Kei has peaked. As a guy without a real weapon, he has done remarkably well and has punched above his weight. But he has always been injury prone and playing at a disadvantage with his very pedestrian shot making ability, getting by on effort. I think Kei has peaked both physically and tactically. There is a new crop of up and coming players that will continue to push him down in the rankings. Maybe he shows some signs of life by the US Open.

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