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Posted in: Teacher arrested for sexually assaulting teenage girl in hotel See in context

I'd " assume " the onus is on the teacher NOT to be with his student at 9:00pm , at night. A teacher is a powerful person to a student, this imbalance in power has been abused. She might have been dumb, a slut ? May be, but from cradle we've been conditioned to listen to and obey our teachers. It's the teacher who shouldn't be caught dead abusing the trust proffered to him by the society and his student. He, also,ought to know that students of that age have hormones running amok are bound to not thinking straight on sexual matters. To abuse that trust, and power- balance is just dead wrong.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for attempted murder of 8-year-old daughter See in context

Peace is much more than the absence of war. The " wa " philosophy is as etherial ( con) as air. Quite a few people are sick, dark and disturbed.

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Posted in: Fukuoka man cleared of theft charges because he was 'only borrowing' victim’s bike See in context

I need a bank loan. Can I go behind the counter and help myself?

Oh yes you can !!! Just don't forget to apply lemon juice on your face....( Lol )

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Posted in: Peruvian man's life sentence finalized over 2015 mass murder See in context

This sentence is more criminal than the actions of the not-at-home patient/ " murderer".

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Posted in: Top Japanese chef in France killed himself after false sex claims, say family See in context

On Wednesday, Atabula published a justification of its wider inquiry into abuse in the industry, saying that Sekine's name "had come up several times from different sources" around harassment.

Well, at least we'd know where to begin looking if his suicide was occasioned by malicious slander.

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Posted in: Suga, Putin agree to promote territorial talks based on 1956 accord See in context

There was a call to the Kremlin. Just a Yoroshiku onegaishimasu call. Like anyone of us who's had incenssant telemarketers calls from a certain company, you already know their pitch-lines and all. You endure the ordeal just to be nice, because everyday it's a different person calling. I'd sympathize with you, as I sympathize with Putin, almost condemned to listen to the same old tired gripes.

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Posted in: Suga, Putin agree to promote territorial talks based on 1956 accord See in context

Hours before the talks, Russia announced the start of military exercises on Kunashiri and Etorofu, involving more than 1,500 personnel and 200 machine guns and artillery pieces.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said Japan was given advance notice of the drills last Thursday...

The sting of the Russian military drill in the "Japanese" islands had to be diplomatically dampened for the citizenry's consumption.

I personally doubt there was a call to Putin at all, let alone all the reported verbiage. All hats no cattle.

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Posted in: 3 killed after their car rear-ends large truck in Hokkaido See in context

The above are all good reasons, the one most certain is that the driver didn't keep a good distance from the truck. Used the highway countless times myself. They even have measured signs for distance-keeping. Still, RIP to them.

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Posted in: Japan plans to release refugee status seekers from detention See in context

For me ? This is but a trait of the Samurai " warrior " always choosing the most vulnerable and defenseless people, in this case- the refugees, to prop up their image as an advanced group in an advanced country.

As @ Laguna says, the Japanese were once recipients of other peoples' largess but hide the fact that they've worn that shoe before.

For those spewing pro- establishment dribble, I'd like you to know that some of those " refugees " are better educated and Could out-do you in many other fields-- given a chance. The US is an advanced country, courtesy I'd bet, if you are from the US, you will trace your ancentry to someone who " shipped " himself over with a little pocket- change in his pocket. So stop the smugness.

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Posted in: ANA, Pola Orbis to develop cosmetics for use in outer space by 2023 See in context

Hello ! Hello ! Mars.. this is earth calling... Watchout for inbound sh!t ..over& out.

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Posted in: Don't pursue strike capability or NATO-like Asia, scholars tell Suga See in context

If for a moment we pause and reflect on what's happening NOW, how the world has been turned helter- skelter by the Covid-19, just think how much worse it could be in case of a war. In case ? There is an economic war - judging by history - usually, a precursor to open hostilities and the ensuing conundrum therein.

The imports of commodities which many countries in both S.E. and Far East Asia- the world's most densely populated region- would be blockaded right from the Gulf region and several choke-points along the route to China or Japan. Remember this is a route carrying over $ 5 trillion worth of commodities through the South CHINA and East CHINA seas to get to Japan. I, again, pose a question, is the pursuance of peace such a lofty subject ? Given that any spark in that region would throw the whole world right into the precipice. Is having a War the ONLY price for Peace ?

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Posted in: 3.7 tons of newly harvested rice stolen from storehouse in Ibaraki Prefecture See in context

800,000 seems like a paltry sum for the risks of such undertaking. What ? ~ ¥200 a kg ? But then, what do I know ?

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Posted in: Police using facial images from surveillance cameras and social media in criminal probes See in context

They are giving the illusion of starting this thing now but they started it ten years ago !! They used me as their unwitting subject. Real evil !!!

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Posted in: Japan's e-money service fraud widens; 5 other operators involved See in context

In the same topic yesterday , I said this is a pervasive problem in many banks, even in my country. Banks are haemoraging cash but they have a reputation to protect. Hence suffer silently. Not that I sympathize with them, especially their usurial charges on everything !!!

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Posted in: More NTT Docomo e-money thefts confirmed; ¥25 mil stolen See in context

This is a pervasive pain silently borne by many banks in many countries.

Silently !! Because not many of us would admit of having been conned, much less the embarrassment and customer mistrust that could ensue for banks. A good Image is everything. And still, silently, they'll continue to haemorrage cash.

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Posted in: 67-year-old man arrested over murder of Kumamoto University researcher See in context

@ Wesley

What was the motive?

Devils need no motive. Woe unto you if you give them one.

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Posted in: China's rise takes the world into uncharted waters See in context

> The greater risk is that the world’s two largest militaries get drawn into a limited conflict...

This would be the mother of all " Houston, we've got a problem" moment.

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Posted in: Rwandan single mothers turn to online babysitting of Japanese kids See in context

@ Borscht

I tip my hat to you.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of ailing mother in hospital See in context

Were it my place, I'd ask JT to stop publishing these gruesome stories. I guess we have to have it all, the good, the bad, the ugly and then some.

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Posted in: 75 years later, Japanese-American man recalls bitter internment in U.S. See in context

" All is fair in love and WAR ". Bad experience in a war environment is not acceptable but understandable , emotions do over-ride reason at times. What is unforgivable is a situation where/ when a country willfully arms itself for the express purpose of invading others with whom they've previously had peaceful co-existence. I have no pity for such should they get a black eye from such forages.

The discrimination in the US ? It's BAD in every way , ergo the discrimination and persecution of foreigners here in Japan.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for attempted murder after shooting crossbow arrow at man See in context

No love lost there, it can be said. Cupid steered the arrow away from the heart ;) .

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Posted in: Japan accelerates medical aid diplomacy amid China's rising clout See in context

It almost seems like Japan's reasons for doing things nowadays is China driven. Anything China does Japan will bend over backwards to out-spend, out-do or out- shine China. Good deeds done for a vain, even bad motive perhaps ?

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Posted in: Osaka withdraws from W&S Open semifinals in call for racial justice See in context

WobotToday 04:49 pm JST

She uses the word 'genocide' but I don't really understand why she thinks that when there were 13 unarmed black men recorded as killed by police last year in a country with 300,000,000 people:

She, like some of us think of the genocide against blacks as the killings of blacks since they first arrived in the US ( and other places too) and the systemic conditions placed to force or encourage the perpetration of the same, and yes, even intra-black violence.

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Posted in: Japan voices concerns over Chinese activity around disputed islands See in context

Just to remind some people of the TRUE history. In the first Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895 which Japan won China ceded Taiwan, Penghu and Liaodong Peninsula to Japan. How do you ~ cede ~ that which is not yours. China ~ Ceded~ Taiwan because it owned Taiwan. After the defeat of Japan in WW2 , she was forced to give up Taiwan and surrounding nearby Islands. I have no doubt who owns those Islands, a stolen property kept for eons doesn't necessarily make the thief the owner. Yet, I support all those who yearn for freedom.

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Posted in: 3 arrested for tossing woman’s body from bridge into Gunma river See in context

They. are possessed of an evil cruelty that has no reason, no logic, and no commonsense at all !! 3 adult men killing a woman just because ? Civilized people ?.

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Posted in: Hiroshima survivors worry that the world will forget See in context

OssanAmericaToday 04:48 pm JST

Yea, 100,000 cilvilans, old men. women, children and babies fried in seconds, or cursed to live with radiation caused diseases for the rest of their lives couldn't possibly qualify them as "victims".

Yes indeed, someone seems cursed to suffer radiation almost of their own making. Let's see.... Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima daiichi ......and..God forbid, by the horrible relationships of the world family of countries today, if not careful another several may be unleashed soon on the world.The doomsday clock is 30 secs to Midnight.

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Posted in: Japan funds save Lithuania museum on diplomat who saved Jews See in context

Lithuania was one of the countries in the so called " The Pale of settlement " where Jews were allowed settle permanently or temporarily. I'm grateful for Chiune's act of facilitation a passage to freedom for a people in need. Badly treated at home and died a lonely man. At least he stands out to me because NOT one Japanese stood up for me recently when I needed help from themselves.


He was also a spy, collecting information on Russian activity in Lithuania. His first wife was Russian. After he was fired by the Foreign Ministry in 1947, he ended up back in Moscow, where his multi-lingual talents earned him a job with a trading company. His family stayed in Japan. He wasn't alone in issuing visas to Jewish residents of Kaunas, the Dutch vice-consul also handed them out.

Thanks ! I Didn't know that.

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Posted in: A one-size fits all approach where Western countries create guidelines on containing infectious diseases -- with the Who (World Health Organization) acting as the intermediary -- no longer makes sense. See in context

smithinjapanToday 03:56 pm JST

Right, Hiroshi! What makes a lot more sense is countries blaming each other, not helping each other, and refusing to share information or advancements on research as they race to be the first -- and charge the most -- on a vaccine.

Then they will " donate " money for vaccines to other countries, which they and only they-in exclusion of all others,allow themselves to produce. Then, guinea-pig style, they will make the donor-recipient countries try the vaccines after buying the same at ridiculous prices than initially donated, plus all the fallout should the vaccines not be good.

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Posted in: Weightlifting could lose spot in Olympics, says IOC's Bach See in context

I was the Continental weight lifting Silver medallist and through out my carrier corruption by the officials was an unwarranted pain well borne. We loved the sport.

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Posted in: Episode of UK sitcom 'Fawlty Towers' pulled over racist slurs See in context

Had mighty laughs watching faulty towers. Manuel the Spanish waiter did it for me, but bits deemed offensive should clipped..... But I hope nobody would want to look into " Mind your language" for stereotyping.

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