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Posted in: Sweden's sexual offense law could be guide to amending Japan's law See in context

Burning Bush, the point you make is specifically addressed in the article.

"However, there is no legal definition as to what it means to "participate voluntarily," and it is up to the participants to consider whether their "voluntariness" was expressed in words or actions, senior legal manager at the Swedish Prosecution Authority Hedvic Trost said during a press conference in Tokyo."

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Posted in: Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case See in context

Not convinced there is any meaningful difference between an organization using state funds, and an organization that is tax exempt and therefore subsidized by the state.

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbery in 2008 after DNA match See in context

How is this guy getting so much DNA on everything??

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Posted in: Crown prince says he will devote himself 'body and soul' to job as emperor See in context

"Government's pushing out the current emperor so Abe can goto war :("

-- gogogo


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Posted in: Debate heats up over Cool Biz temperature rules See in context

I absolutely hate this policy. 28 is just too damn hot. Plus, I cannot remember the last time a government inspector came by the office to do a surprise inspection of our thermostat....

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Posted in: Man arrested for mailing more than 500 garbage items to former bullies See in context

I have a new hero.

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Posted in: Osaka train driver apologizes to Japanese passengers for ‘having many foreigners’ on board See in context

If the driver had said "tourists" instead of "foreigners", I think I would be in support of him. Tourists can be pretty obnoxious anywhere, not just in Kansai. I'd rather all of us foreign residents in Japan weren't automatically painted with that brush, though.

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Posted in: After 5 days, no clues to missing boy's fate in Hokkaido See in context

Police said they are considering whether the parents should be charged with child abandonment.

I would like to know how this isn't the very definition.

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Posted in: Porn queens raise Y5 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid' See in context

| "I hope this replaces dumping a bucket of ice on your head."

Can't they do both?

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Posted in: 57 Fukushima children suffering from thyroid cancer See in context

"Not too different"? Really? Can we please get an honest-to-goodness measure of statistical significance here? We have science for a reason.

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