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Posted in: Road rage suspect arrested after dashboard camera records assault See in context

Driver - get the heck out of there and head straight for the nearest police station or koban

Not really easy though when the car is blocking yours and you may be in unfamiliar territory. Where I come from, highways have exits every 1-2 kilometers. Japan highways seem like a long ways between exits. If you got past this guy, no doubt he would have kept coming without any means of escape.

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Posted in: Mental illness issues could make death penalty impossible for Kyoto Animation arsonist See in context

Sorry I am too lazy to read the latest updates on the suspect but is he awake and responding to authorities? Also I understand he was severely burned too but can he move?

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Posted in: Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain? See in context

For some people though from overseas, it will be apart of the Tokyo experience that they wanted. Tourists don't go to Shibuya to drink at Starbucks, they want to see the infamous crosswalk with crowds of people. Being a part of the crowd is Tokyo.culture. Only some though, others may be throwing elbows and hurl profanities no one understands.

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Posted in: 8-year-old girl drowns in Toshimaen pool See in context

Growing up in SoCal where we could pretty swim year round if it was sunny, we only use floats in pools with less people as it was rude if the pool was crowded and you ram into people. I can't believe they use them in pools here when you are standing shoulder to shoulder with other people.

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Posted in: Short look See in context

Not sure if many young women get their nails done up and wear mini shorts to go to a shrine to celebrate Japan surrendering in WW2 but you go girl! lol

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Posted in: Aichi Triennale Art Festival receives 770 threatening emails See in context

My prediction is man, 30's, single, living alone and neighbors ever see him but see him when he lashes out about trash problems.

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Posted in: Double disqualification after heat shortens Olympic triathlon test event See in context

Test event means like practice event. How can you be disqualified from practice?

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Posted in: Gang member arrested over murder of woman in love hotel See in context

I would really love to know the story behind this one! 69 years old, love hotel?

The short cut to my house is through a street of love hotels. I see plenty of older people driving in and out of their parking lots.

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Posted in: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth to separate: media See in context

Well this gets Miley back into the spotlight since her father has been running things lately taking his horse down to Old Town Road.

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Posted in: Man arrested over threat to kill woman after garbage dispute See in context

Police said the woman consulted with them on Friday, complaining that Ito left garbage piled up at the entrance to his apartment and also in the building’s car parking lot.

So what can the police do about this? Why not have the landlord give the guy a warning then evict him if he violates again? I understand if this was in a residential neighborhood but apartment matters should be solved by the apartment building's management.

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Posted in: Portable fans a breath of fresh air in sweltering summer heat See in context

Anybody have experience with those Coolcore towels that they have on commercials out here?

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Posted in: 4 drown in waters off Kanagawa beaches; 2 missing off Chiba See in context

I thought all Japanese were heavily into swimming lessons. I guess not

Currents and typhoon-influenced waves don't care about nationality.

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Posted in: Stations, roads packed as travelers leave for summer holidays See in context

If you had been on the Chugoku expressway instead of the super crowded Sanyo then the journey would have been smooth and uneventful...

I agree. I went to a zoo last night that will only be open to visitors every Saturday evening this month. As the gates opened everyone followed the path to the left while we went to the empty right. You can either choose to be a follower or one that goes against the grain.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 6 injured in Shizuoka traffic pile-up; truck driver arrested See in context

Coming from L.A., highways seem to always have traffic jams. They are different there though because basically when you get into one, it is just slow moving. Here though, you are driving along smoothly then WHAM, the highway is completely stopped. Highways are well-runned though so you know well in advance about approaching congestion.

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Posted in: 2 elderly people die after being hit from behind by car; driver arrested See in context

I'm one of these old school cats that drives while listening to a CD with my eyes on the road in front of me. I bet this guy just couldn't wait to read comments on his Instagram post as he was driving.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic premium ticket packages to sell for up to ¥6 mil See in context

including much-anticipated athletics finals like the men's 100 meters and 400-meter relay.

Wouldn't that be the 4x100m relay? It is more popular and Japan has major success with it.

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Posted in: 28-year-old man dies while sunbathing in his home garden See in context

Man, Yatomi has my favorite shop in Japan and I am planning to go next week. I will remember not to sunbathe on the shop's roof.

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Posted in: S Korean imports of Japanese beer nearly halve in July See in context

My buddy in Korea said Asahi is a lot more popular than Korean brands like Hite. Stores claim they aren't selling it but if you ask, they have it in stock in the back. Acting like you are a part of the boycott is the in thing.

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Posted in: Scorcher See in context

Never been to Ueno Zoo but looking at pictures, these monkies have both a pool and mountain enclosure to stay in the shade.

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Posted in: Tokyo public schools will stop forcing students to dye their hair black, official promises See in context

Actually in Kansai, I see kids in school with dyed yellow hair. It is like the rule of parents having to pay the lunch money, you are supposed to do it but no one will stop if you don't.

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Posted in: 10 dead, 16 wounded in shooting in Dayton, Ohio See in context

...and we all know who is to blame

Nothing has been done about gun control in my lifetime and I have lived through 3 democratic and 4 republican presidents. All of them were all lips.

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Posted in: X Japan front man Yoshiki donates ¥10 million to Kyoto Animation arson recovery fund See in context

Thats it? Come on Yoshiki!

And what did every other celebrity donate? He donated his own hard earned money to people he probably doesn't even know.

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Posted in: Man who lost wife, daughter in car crash conducts petition against driver See in context

I heard this tragedy in particular cause a lot of elderly people to give up their licenses which is a good thing. However letting this guy go scot free will let many elderly people think they are above the law and continue to cause problems.

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Posted in: Road rage suspect sent to prosecutors after bottle-throwing incident on Nagoya Expressway See in context

Unfortunately, honking does more harm than good and should only be used to avoid accidents. In the U.S., one guy chased me and said he was going to kill me for honking at him for cutting me off. In Japan, I honked at the guy in front of because the signal was green and he was still sitting there for over 10 seconds. I repaid me by driving his car at 10kph for several kilometers. It was a single lane road and when I tried to pass him in the opposite lane or parking lots, he sped up.

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Posted in: Japan hangs 2 death-row inmates; 1st executions this year See in context

Anyone who has studied history, knows that nothing has ever worked as a "deterrent" against homicide because primates are homicidal. Executions and draconian sanctions just create a zero-sum game since the more a government punishes with executions, the more killings will be end up on the government side of the equation resulting in despotic regimes ruling over enslaved populations by means of terror and violence. NO THANK YOU!

5 innocent women were murdered and your heart pours out for the killers. Where is your sympathy for them and their families who have to live with this the rest of their lives?

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Posted in: 2 children killed in car-truck crash in Hokkaido See in context

A million dollars says they were not in child seats or fastened down properly

I don't think seat belts really matter to a car that crashes head on with a dump truck.

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Posted in: Man stabs woman in Daiso store; says he just ‘wanted to kill someone’ See in context

The woman suffered a serious wound to her neck but was in a stable condition on Thursday.

Yeah but not only is she probably scarred for life physically, mentally too just for a simple trip to Daiso. This coward deserves the punishment he gets for attempted murder.

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Posted in: Shirtless man beats male victim with ashtray and steals cash See in context

Say NO to drugs folks!

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 organizers to open 2nd-chance ticket lottery on Aug 8 See in context

What? Previous news reports have said that around 30% of the tickets have been reserved for international spectators and that the organizers specifically want the majority to go to locals.

Funny thing is people here complain that most tickets go to tourists but people abroad complain that most tickets are going to locals. Who knows? I can say that tickets were easier to buy on the U.S. resale site. They have already had a handful of sales on tickets and a lot of the times they release tickets without warning so you don't have to deal with server traffic. I must say 3x3 basketball is generally the easiest to get.

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Posted in: 11 dead, 5,600 sent to hospitals last week due to heatwave See in context

An odd question, do most Japanese sweat less?

Sometimes under sweltering heat I can see some Japanese barely breaking a sweat.

And generally antiperspirants aren't as common here maybe due to that less sweat?

They do but supposedly only in the summer while we wear deodorant year-round. My mail delivery guy is a pretty big dude and he breaks a sweat just from the 3m walk from his van to my door.

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