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Posted in: Body found in cardboard box identified as 16-yr-old girl missing for 2 years See in context

Just how many more young girls lives will be taken by selfish old men? Rest in peace Kana - at least no one can hurt you now.

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Posted in: AKB48 recruiting part-timers for Y1,000 per hour See in context

@Brian the minimum wage was raised to £6.34 recently. 749 yen is the minimum wage in Japan - also raised just recently, but still 1000 yen isn't a lot either.

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Posted in: Japanese deodorant sheets for ladies smell so nice some guys don’t need the actual girl See in context

Starting to think I'm the only one who bathes at night and showers in the morning :o

But seriously, preferring a sheet of paper with deodorant sprayed on it over a real woman?

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Posted in: Bullying suspected in Aomori high school girl's death See in context

I hate how powerless I feel to stop this, I just don't understand why they feel the need to pick on another person? What's with the lack of empathy in some people? I've seen and spoken against adults in the work place who've done the same thing.

R.I.P little girl. Japan has lost another bright spark.

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Posted in: Emotional anime short celebrates Tokyo Station’s 100th birthday See in context

That brought a tear to my eye. :') Thanks JT.

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Posted in: Mie police officer arrested for indecent acts with school girl See in context

I wouldn't blame the girl on this one. As a police officer he's in a position of trust and authority, she was a young and impressionable young girl. As the adult he knew that what he was doing was wrong, yet continued for his own selfish desires I just hope the girl can recover from this.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for throwing 10-month-old daughter against wall See in context

@Mr Perfect

I agree, sterilise her, check the daughter for previous injuries and question the father just in case, if it is a long term abuse then he could be just as guilty for hiding it (IF it was long term and he did know about it). But if he doesn't, people who do this type of thing are usually very good at hiding it.

Take Baby P for example, they hid and lied well enough to get away with the abuse of Peter before his death, even though many would say that was more a failure of the relevant authorities.

In any case, it is clear this woman is not fit to be a mother, I'd suggest either the father split with her and raise the child on his own or offer the child up for adoption so she can go somewhere safe. I would definitely not let her anywhere near a children again, let alone her own one.

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Posted in: Abe in Britain See in context

I think Call Me Dave bored Abe's aide to sleep.

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Posted in: Advice from Japanese women on dealing with boyfriend’s anime girlfriend See in context

There's nothing wrong with a guy liking anime, I like anime yet still enjoy a pretty good social life. I do sometimes have an emotional connection with well-written characters but as I know they are not real that connection doesn't last long.

It's when people take it a step too far like these guys have, if they've gone this far then they are too far gone, it's unlikely you'll get them to stop "seeing" their anime girlfriend and trying to change him too much may ruin the relationship, so yes I feel it is better to just leave him, one day he'll wake and realise he's still a virgin at 25 despite having a 4 year "relationship" with his 2D girlfriend, of course the girl shouldn't wait around for that to happen so he'll have to look in 3D world for another girl.

About the friend thing, if you're boyfriend has an interest in anime and they stop being with you for it I'd hardly call them friends because that's simply ridiculous and if they threaten do stop being friends with you over it then stop being friends with them, especially if you have no problem with your boyfriends interest and it isn't severe.

This article does the "otaku" no favours, while there are some severe "otaku" that may be like this, they're only a minority. The majority of "otaku" simply enjoy a certain type of tv show and collecting its merchandise like a girl may collect shoes or handbags, but the word "otaku" has gained a certain, unwarranted stigma because of a minority who are simple too extreme.

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Posted in: Kameoka See in context

They should have gotten far longer, I bet they were thinking how cool it was to rebel and drive a car illegally. That "coolness" cost parents their daughters, and a husband his wife and child.

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Posted in: Man stabs ex-girlfriend, her parents in their home in Aichi See in context

Japan, apparently, has a labour shortage but on JapanToday at least, there seem to be lots of news about unemployed people having enough time on their hands to commit heinous crimes such as this.

If there are so many jobs, why does this guy not have one? Probably because he's a lazy scumbag who can't be bothered and would prefer to just off his parents, etc. While trying to kill his ex and her family for daring to say no to him. Scum he is.

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Posted in: Man in his 30s being questioned over murder of 7-year-old girl in 2005 See in context

It's far beyond my comprehension how anyone could do anything to harm such a sweet little girl. I hope they have or find the right guy and throw away the key. The one who did it clearly has no remorse or conscience to continue living their life after what they did to someone so sweet who's life had not yet reached its prime.

R.I.P Yuki Yoshida

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Posted in: A taste of whale See in context

As the caption says "official, lawmakers and lobby groups" these people are clearly those who have some level of interest in the continuation of whaling, most likely financial. I bet there are not many (if any) of your average Japanese there.

Whaling is subsidised but so few actually eat it that it's a loss-making venture, normally such a thing would be left to die but because there are law makers and officials who stand to gain from the subsidies is why whaling is still being touted as a tradition.

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Posted in: Japanese restaurants in New York introduce ban on tipping See in context

Tipping should be an optional thing, if I think the waiter/waitress has gone above and beyond what I think they needed to I'd happily tip them but there's no way in hell I'd tip for atrocious service. I said that once when being yelled at for not paying a tip at a pretty expensive restaurant, it is clear by my clothing the waiter didn't think I'd have a lot of money and so was rude, even snubbing me at points, lazy, etc. I'm expected in America to pay a tip for that? Yell all you want, give bad service I'm not going to tip you no matter what Country I'm in.

That is how it is in the UK, we have a tipping culture but it is not an obligation to tip. You tip if you think the service worthy of one.

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Posted in: Man arrested for strangling girlfriend's father to death in Ibaraki See in context

This may also be because he knows he would end up having to look after the old man if he marries his girlfriend, I can only believe it to be a mercy killing if there's a written note written and signed by the deceased beforehand and that it can be proven without doubt that it is the writing of a willing person (i.e. not coerced into writing it). Even then, strangling wouldn't have been a very peaceful way of 'snuffing him out'.

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Posted in: Ideally, should English teachers at schools in Japan be native speakers? Can non-native English speakers do just as well or better? See in context

I think the accent of the speaker can also affect the level of ability that is passed on to the students. For one, my cockney accent when I speak would be no good for the students in a business environment. However, I can speak 'standard English' but I sometimes lapse into my cockney accent this may confuse students.

So, I think a non-native speaker who has only learned to speak standard English would be a better choice to teach students English as a foreign language and once the students have learnt the language to an acceptable (fluent/native) level, they can more easily understand the different accents that are a part of English.

Kind of like how when learning Japanese I was taught the standard or formal way of speaking it. However, when I moved to Osaka I still understood the Osaka-ben and have found myself occasionally slipping into it when talking. If I had tried to assault myself with both ways of speaking Japanese I probably would have overloaded myself.

What I'm getting at is, it's not whether they are native or not, it's whether they can teach you the right 'type' of English or not.

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Posted in: Do you think suicide is an honorable way to atone for a crime or scandal? See in context

The only time I could ever agree with suicide is one who is terminally ill with an incurable disease or condition. They know they are going to die soon but are brave enough to want to go out on their own terms. Only then would I agree with it.

Killing yourself because you've done wrong is unforgivable because, for you, it is the easy way but for those who love and care about you it is a grave punishment. Those who care about you have done nothing wrong, it is you committed the crime, yet in the end, it is they who are punished for it.

The honourable way to atone is not just admit your guilt or to express remorse and then run away by offing yourself but to devote yourself to repairing the damage caused by your crime or actions.

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Posted in: Ryoko Hirosue's management deny she is having an affair with actor Takeru Sato See in context

Is this Sato person really a guy? When I googled him (Didn't know who either of them were tbh as I don't live in Japan but have family members who do) the first picture I saw I thought was a girl. O.O

I hope that isn't true that this was an affair though, however its obviously likely that this was one.

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Posted in: Boyfriend of murdered nurse hangs himself after police questioning See in context

@sensei

We do not know yet if the boyfriend is the murderer. She may have been murdered by someone else and the boyfriend couldn't handle the grief and it being dragged up by the police. Not saying it's the police's fault of course, they do need to find out who did it. But automatically believing it was the boyfriend because he was being questioned isn't right.

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Posted in: Japanese women describe things they’d most like to do if they were guys for a day See in context

If I became a girl for a day I'd be playing with myself all day, to tell you the truth. Also, might see what all the fuss is about going shopping as a girl because as a guy it's incredibly boring going shopping with your girlfriend or sister..

Then would send naked pictures of myself to my male body's mobile phone so I can have some more fun back in my own body. ;)

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Posted in: Youth has hand amputated at wrist after getting it caught in snow plow See in context

ka_chanFEB. 20, 2014 - 05:34AM JST Very disappointing that the doctors didn't try to save the hand. But not surprise for Japanese medicine

You do not know how badly the hand was damaged, if the damage was severe it would've been impossible for anyone to save the hand. I do not know if you're a surgeon/doctor but you were not there to see the damage, so you can't really comment on doctors work in this case.

2am is definitely too late to be working whilst in high school, this accident may have been partly to lack of sleep plus the lack of sleep could have affected his school work. I hope for a speedy recovery for him.

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Posted in: Glitter starts wearing off for aging 'parasite singles' See in context

21 years old and currently in University, I could find affordable accommodation near my University despite getting maintenance loan and grant and having a part-time job so I'm staying at my mums house. I pay rent, do my own laundry, do my own cooking, etc.

The benefit for me is that I'm only paying a fraction of what I would have had to pay whilst living on my own or even sharing with my friends from University.

I'm happy staying here but I want to move out and live completely independent as soon as possible for me, when it is my mums time to be taken care of I will be there of course. But from when I get a good enough job and can afford my own apartment/house and until I found the right woman for me I want it to be just me.

I can understand the need to stay with your parents if you cannot afford to move out yet or are in University as long as you pay your way and aren't just living off your parent's love and are planning to leave when it becomes financially viable then there's nothing wrong living with your parent until you're 30 in my opinion.

With the economy the way it is the average age for buying your own house in the UK is 30-35 at the moment anyway.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stomping on children’s feet See in context

What exactly drives someone to, without provocation, stomp on little children's feet? What exactly was going through his head as he did this? Would like to find out his motive, if the police can get it out of him.

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy dies after being hit by bus See in context

R.I.P :(

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Posted in: Foreign visitors get a taste of Japanese culture through home-cooked meals See in context

Not sure why you would be offended in anyway if a Japanese person asks if you can use chopsticks? I can use them to pick food up and I don't any Asian people so not sure if I'm using the correctly. I wouldn't be offended if they asked me if I could use them or told me that I wasn't using it properly because it means they can show me how to use them.

I think this is a great idea, especially if the hosts know English as it will go some way to bringing down the barriers with one being language. If you know Japanese you could speak it and improve as well.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted kidnapping of 10-year-old girl in Tokyo See in context

rickyveeFEB. 18, 2014 - 03:56PM JST what are the odds of this guy never having a girlfriend before?

What are the odds he's unemployed? We're beginning to hear more of these kidnappings of little girls/little girls going missing recently, could this be some kind of crime wave going on?

I'm glad she was safe though.

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Posted in: Line, Twitter, Facebook: Japanese people vote on their favorite social networking services See in context

21 years old here and don't use any of them. Perhaps that makes me an old fogy in name but I don't get the need for them.

Hotmail, phone and SMS does the trick for me, set up a meeting place - usually the pub, then talk face to face.

I did have a Facebook account once but got tired of all the ugly ducklings and the cat pictures and the "LOOK WHAT I HAD FOR DINNER YOU ARE SO INTERESTED IN EVERY MINUSCULE PART OF MY LIFE" status updates.

It was pretty handy for getting gig information from my mates band though.

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Posted in: Dieudonne answers British ban with 'quenelle' to Queen Elizabeth See in context

We have enough idiots of our own preaching hate and enough idiots in UK preaching hate against its natives. The less we import, the better I say.

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Posted in: 9-year-old girl missing for 4 days in Sapporo See in context

Me too. Reports of girls going missing have become more prevalent of late. As she's been missing for so long, I can't help thinking something bad happened as much as I hope it hasn't.

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Posted in: 23-year-old man arrested for fatally abusing 1-month-old daughter See in context

This child's life has barely just begun and this selfish failure of a human being took away her chances because he got frustrated about her crying? That's what baby's do! Surely you didn't think it was going to be a walk in the park raising a child?

Besides, babies don't cry for no reason. Rather than just trying to comfort her to stop her crying, why didn't you try and find out what it was that was making her cry?

Poor thing, may you R.I.P and may he R.I.H (Rot In Hell). No doubt he'll get the usual slap-on-the-wrist sentence parents get in Japan for murdering their own flesh and blood; like that woman who got only 8 years for beating her daughter to death with a golf club.

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