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Posted in: Forget kaiten-zushi, how about conveyor belt yakiniku instead? See in context

Many items are already prepared and sitting in tare or are salted so I don't have an issue with the kaiten concept. Also, in reality they will likely be required to protect the food with domes.

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Posted in: Top court says laws requiring married couples to have same surname constitutional See in context

The legal team handling the cases of the three couples blew it by basing their argument of a constitutional basis. Tough hill to climb.

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Posted in: Top court says laws requiring married couples to have same surname constitutional See in context

@Ian "The men can also choose to take up their wives names I think"

Yup. Muko-youshi. But, typically, this is done to preserve the wife's family name in the absence of another male in the family capable of fathering children. I may do it just to have an alternate identity. You never know when you might need to go deep underground.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested over hotel stabbing that left woman dead, man injured See in context

Stabbed her 70 times and likely to use the "I do not recall the incident" defense.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested over hotel stabbing that left woman dead, man injured See in context

No doubt that he doesn't recall delivering 70 stab wounds.

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Posted in: Lawmaker's secretary arrested for attempted murder of friend in Osaka See in context

What are friends for?

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones See in context

Talk about a fetish that goes to 11.

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Posted in: Police find 424 stolen items at suspected underwear thief’s home See in context

Time to bring back the used panties vending machines ;-)

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Posted in: China cautions Japan ahead of U.S.-Japan summit See in context

China needs to be choked out with every economic and military resource available.

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Posted in: Japanese company offers paid leave to grieve if employee’s favorite idol member leaves their group See in context

This company is in the entertainment business. This has nothing at all to do with values or priorities. It's classic bazuru marketing and obviously had the desired effect. Smart!

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Posted in: 43-year-old female company exec arrested over indecent behavior with 17-year-old boy See in context

My defense advise for this woman:

"I do not recall the incident"

"I was drunk"

"I could not control my urges due to stress from my job"

Seems to work in all other cases.

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Posted in: 86-year-old man admits killing 16-year-old granddaughter but says he was drunk See in context

Of course he was drunk. Such a predictable initial defense.

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Posted in: YouTuber indicted for eating sashimi at supermarket before paying for it See in context

dude come to australia that is no probs everyone does it.

Why does this not surprise me in the least?

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Posted in: Eel-eating day See in context

Wild or Japanese farm raised eels are available at higher end unagi-ya. Be prepared to pay, though. I don't mind splurging once or twice a year. Chinese food products of any kind are a no-go for me and, sadly most of the supermarket unagi are products of China. Domestic dojo fish, which are plentiful in season, are similar in texture to unagi and cooked the same way. Nice alternative.

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Posted in: Japanese drugmaker Shionogi targets annual vaccine output of 30 million See in context

Current influenza vaccines developed on an annual basis are only 40% effective, mostly due to viruses constantly mutating. We're going to need effective therapeutic treatments.

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Posted in: 70-year-old man, wearing stolen woman’s underwear, arrested at her apartment See in context

This is merch worthy. He'd be a great source of inspiration for a t-shirt.

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Posted in: 20-year-old woman arrested after car crash kills one, injures another See in context

5:30AM? So after drinking all night this idiot thinks it's OK to get behind the wheel? This is such egregious disregard for human life. Lock her up and throw away the key. There is no excuse whatsoever for this.

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Posted in: Mother physically subdues man who groped her schoolgirl daughter See in context

Okaasan rocks! Lock this perv up and misplace the key for quite a while. These creeps get way too much sympathy about the usual excuses they make -- most common are stress, frustration and drunkenness.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after leaving 3-year-old daughter alone for week to die See in context

Horrifying! Aside from the mother being a vile excuse for a human being, the system and society failed this poor child at every level.

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Posted in: 6 injured in Glasgow stabbing; suspect killed See in context

Why are the vast majority of so-called refugees young Muslim men? Where are the women and children? Where are Christian refugees? This is the case throughout Europe and is prevalent no matter what nations and regions they come from.

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Posted in: S Korea to demand removal of Japanese sites from World Heritage list See in context

UNESCO is a scam. These sham organizations exist only to collect funds so they can perpetuate and pay themselves. Oh, and also collect bribes for their influence. Having the completely arbitrary UNESCO designation means more tourism dollars -- influence peddling plain and simple.

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Posted in: Soap dispenser in Tokyo public toilet switched with one full of acidic liquid See in context

And the perpetrator probably exhibits an introverted, quiet as a mouse, external personality. Typical of this type of psychotic behavior in Japan. His defense will be he was lonely or stressed. Needs to be prosecuted and incarcerated to the full extent of the law.

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Posted in: 15-year-old girl hit, killed by train in apparent suicide See in context

Terrible that this young lady chose to take her life. What pain she must have been feeling inside to be driven to this. I also feel for the train engineer -- this type of trauma will effect his life forever.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics will be safe, governor says See in context

Koike will get the job done. She is one of the few politicians who actually cares and works diligently, unlike the rest of the empty suits in Japan.

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to indict man for killing homeless woman in Ueno Park See in context

How the heck do they drop charges with no explanation whatsoever? This stinks to high heaven.

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Posted in: As Japan battles coronavirus, cash and bank deposits rise at record pace See in context

Smart move. Don't spend money just because you have it. Many Japanese remember hard times and act accordingly.

I wish I had better understanding of the Japanese concept of "monttainai" earlier and could exercise it in a broader way. It is really a beautiful thing to apply to life.

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Posted in: 7 schools in Kanto area, including 2 in Ibaraki, receive bomb threats See in context

Violence randomly directed towards children is a special Japanese type of crazy. Guys who stick babies with needles or umbrellas on the street, throw body fluids on school girls and now this. Coincidentally, another anniversary of the school stabbings in Kansai just passed this week. I know this happens in other parts of the world, but there just seems to be more of it in Nihon.

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Posted in: Forklift operator arrested for murder after dumping 2 tons of building material on colleague See in context

Quintessential crazy Japanese crime and back story. Incredible as fiction, but perfectly plausible in Nihon.

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Posted in: Koike to announce candidacy in June for Tokyo gubernatorial election See in context

The only reason the LDP is considering backing her now is because she succeeded without their support in the previous election. She is shaking up the old boys cabal. I hope she goes it alone again and shows that she is not beholding to Abe and company.

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Posted in: 'Terrace House' star Kimura likely took her own life using toxic gas See in context

Hana chan grew up around wrestling and began training for her career at age 16, being at best nudged into by her mother (also a wrestler). At age 18 she became a full time professional. On the surface, not a so obvious problem.

But this was a young woman who had very limited exposure and experience in life, going into her career straight after high school. Clearly she was not mentally or socially developed enough to deal with everything that came into her life. No life experience and a very limited and narrow perspective, which left her unable to cope with the bullying. Such a very sad situation on so many levels.

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