Cricky comments

Posted in: Court orders gov't, TEPCO to pay Fukushima evacuees over nuclear disaster See in context

Wasn't part of the cost/bill set aside for decommissioning and disaster? That was added to the bill? But now after nearly a decade hey presto tax payers pay? That's wrong, you'd now have to assume that the government just doesn't care about YOU.

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Posted in: Japan to revise child custody rules to enforce handovers See in context

Re read the article twice, and it does not Nore convey penalties or compliance it's just one of those same laws designed to appear a first wold nation while continuing with "cultural" practices. Change is forced in Japan not accepted.

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Posted in: Abe urged to ensure Trump-Kim talks help resolve N Korean abductions See in context

The truth is unpalatable, it's a travesty they were taken and even worse that the LDP use them so overtly I would point to the blue ribbon badges. It should have been resolved decades ago, but sadly no. And sadly never going to be.

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Posted in: Japan to revise child custody rules to enforce handovers See in context

It's Japan!, how many times have they made laws that are unenforceable. Sadly I think this will be the same, unenforceable.

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Posted in: Abe urged to ensure Trump-Kim talks help resolve N Korean abductions See in context

What survivors there are have climatised to their environment bringing them back would be another kidnapping. Undoubtedly resulting is stress. It's just a political thing now, the actual people are not the issue, it's about garnering votes from the soon to be dead voters.

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Posted in: Extended Golden Week loses luster for working parents See in context

Educator60, it kind of is! Don't you see that an extended holiday raises questions about what to do? And many people have no idea? Free time is not available most Japanese people have never had it that's why a serious number of consecutive days off causes confusion.

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Posted in: Trump visit to Japan eyed for May 26; may be 1st guest to meet new emperor See in context

So sad in so many ways. Unless you buy into it. What sould I do? Follow a leader down the path of destruction or wander off and be ridiculed for not being a follower? World leaders are a pathetic source of the worlds problems.

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Posted in: Extended Golden Week loses luster for working parents See in context

Really it's so funny! What do I do if I'm not allowed to work? Confusion, idiots.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for abuse after nearly 100 scars found on 4-year-old daughter’s body See in context

A hundred scares on a 4 year old? Scares are old injuries so 100 is well and truly abuse. Sadly the system of removal and protection is flawed and death is the best option. Once your in the system never get out. Obvious but too hard to fix.

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Posted in: Tokyo's barrier-free push hits snag for wheelchair users See in context

Snag? Might have something to do with mental agility a trait that is sadly lacking in Japan.

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Posted in: Extended Golden Week loses luster for working parents See in context

It's funny that a whole society has not a clue what to do with time off, have to ask the government what to do? The government have no idea? Asking a group of 70 years olds what to do with free time they have no idea. Open brown bags I guess.

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Posted in: Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize See in context

Think I might get that man I met 2 years ago nominate me as I also like hamburgers and if that's the lowest a Nobel is worth so be it. Hope it's not too heavy, might need to hire someone to wear it for me. If anyone out there is geogeous and have strong neck muscles let me know. I might have a medal you can wear.

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Posted in: Trump visit to Japan eyed for May 26; may be 1st guest to meet new emperor See in context

He has the monecome Emperor, but King is more appropriate. An emperor controls many and vast lands a King his own. The Japanese version controls nothing can't even retire so the designated Emperor status might be a to soften the blow.

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Posted in: Trump visit to Japan eyed for May 26; may be 1st guest to meet new emperor See in context

Melania looks loke she's dressed for a funeral...she's just grieving for herself. Another new American doing a job nobody wants to do.

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Posted in: Trump visit to Japan eyed for May 26; may be 1st guest to meet new emperor See in context

A nominated Nobel being first to meet the Emperor, Abe just Looooves his hamburger, golf buddy. Hardly a cracking start for the new Emperor, hope he feels poorly and avoids what his handlers have forced on him. Perhaps step down as there is a precedent and live an uncontrolled life?

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Posted in: NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people’s doorsteps See in context

tell them to colitis off. They have no power and no product worth watching.

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Posted in: Koike says 2020 Olympics can be springboard to transform Tokyo See in context

Transformation of Tokyo? As above have said, get rid of the old guard. Allow commonsense to have a monicommon of say. Never happen as common sense didn't/ doesn't have family connections to power.

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Posted in: Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize See in context

So funny seeing a little man with pants on fire. Want to see class this is the opposite.

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Posted in: Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation? See in context

My daughter suggested I could volunteer. Very serious face too...then we burst out laughing. It's going to be stinking hot, crowded. Rather jump in the pool in my driveway during August. But if you're into to it go for it your undoubtedly a better person than I.

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Posted in: Spring decorations announcement to be pushed back due to imperial succession See in context

Well as we know things like the Nobel prize are not awarded but asked for. So Imperial medals are they any different? In saying that I've met 2 people who have received such medals and both were high up beauracracts so the days of being ordinary and doing something extraordinary now don't count. Being a cog in the system is now rewarded.

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Posted in: Russia refuses to rush Japan peace treaty in blow to Abe See in context

When your best friend is best friend with the enemy do what you do and in 50 years people will honour you. Or make up euphemisms for his reign. High profile little substance. Still waiting for the shiney glowing, irredentist, leader.

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Posted in: Japanese couples increasingly begin to arrange prenuptial agreements See in context

Second marriage is usually a happy Union. Both have made mistakes in the first one. Not repeated necessarily in the second. But then some people are compulsive and are on their 4th. Making adult arrangements not a bad idea. Courts are useless. Love my wife my family, if I'm not wanted I'd walk away. The older I get the more love is in the house. I'm lucky. First time not so much.

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Posted in: Annual wage talks in full swing as auto labor unions submit requests See in context

What an obtuse system, pay negotiations are dictated by the auto industry who's unions are controled by government affiliated people. Then it's expected all other industries will follow their lead. The disconnect is palpable. Proof of this pudding is the refusal of other industries to even recognise or action any pay rise, rather a pay slide, citing "global uncertainty". It's a spring time tradition joke on workers who actually have no say at all.

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Posted in: Olympics minister apologizes for saying he was 'really disappointed' over Ikee's leukemia See in context

Abe asleep, Aso trying his hardest to learn to read, the Minister apologising for saying what he thinks...typical woman always getting cancer just when we need her to make Japan great again. It would be too much just too much to be empathetic and supportive of someone who is literally facing the fight of their lives. After the last few days of government incentives for women, they should all just leave. Obviously they are unwanted chattels.

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Posted in: Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill passed See in context

Idiots, just got out of one mess, thanks to the opposition party. Vindictiveness makes them steer the course into another mess. Bankers (as most Liberal leaders in Aust) really should should not be making rules that effect actual flesh and bone people. Shure take my house because that's the power they have. But empathy or understanding of another humans plight, can't bank that. Wraiths.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't secretly weighed 5 dates for era name change to Heisei See in context

Nice to see politicians using their expansive brain power. It does take time to form panels of experts to deliberate over a year name no one uses other than government officials who are supplied with a card converting normal time into the netherworld time. It makes politicians feel somewhat important and relevant, let them enjoy sit back and wait for rational thinking to evolve.

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Posted in: Flamboyant 'Prince of Green Juice' arrested for alleged tax evasion See in context

Don't flaunt wealth, some people are comefortable with their income others not. Just don't flaunt it in Japan. Just look at politicians they get paid an exorbitant amount of money plus other external sources of income, yet they avoid investigation because they wear cheep suits and refrain from public exhibition of wealth. It helps that social media is a mystery for them. And they are usually born wealthy. But as Livedoor, Carlos, now The prince of Green have discovered flamboyant use of funds are a magnet for jealousy and the quasi legal system in place.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating girl after she helps woman who vomited on bus See in context

Zack, me too. The caveat on that is when you live in a society lacking a functioning justice system and you look different you are guilty. No matter your good intentions. Just walk away let the locals look at their phones, it's just a no win situation to be involved at all.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating girl after she helps woman who vomited on bus See in context

The woman must have been seriously ill, it's extremely unusual for someone particularly a woman to vomit on a random person in public, on a bus. Not nice to be vomited on, granted. Particularly when you have an extendable baton in your pocket. And then to see a junior, a "girl" at that actually not just look at her phone but step in and help! How infuriating. She should have helped him, wiped him down and told him how brave he is? That was her mistake. Forget the the lady vomiting he is a male that has been wronged. Must teach the high school student priority, her place! I have a baton, I have a female. Smack. The girl deserves a public service medal, the woman who vomited on this jerk an award too.

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Posted in: Chinese film yanked from Berlin festival competition See in context

labour camp during the Cultural Revolution and is on a trek to see a key newsreel in a rural village cinema.

Labour camp? Think it should read voluntary educational walled happy, happy place. The technical problem might be the technical terms used. Cultural revolution, destruction of the past and resetting it to year zero. Rural village, unwalled educational facility with mud. The technical difficulties might be it doesn't conform to the Regiemes narrative.

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