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Posted in: Man suspected of sexually assaulting teenage girl after giving her sleeping pills See in context

Another minor groomed online to meet with a sexual predator. 

Groomed... really? Does swiping right count as grooming now? Drugging someone is most definitely a crime, but let's not insult the capabilities of teenagers now eh?

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Posted in: Yokohama’s Seaside Cinema 2022 screening 'Evangelion,' 'Spider-Man' and more this Golden Week See in context

when Golden Week actually arrives we sometimes feel overwhelmed at the seemingly infinite time off we’ve been given.

Uh... no. We're not all Japanese salarymen here.

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Posted in: 22-year-old woman arrested for stealing ¥9 mil from 51-year-old man See in context

Wow, shocked at how many people seem to think 9m yen is a lot of money. It is, of course, too much to keep in cash at home, but most 51 year olds have vastly more than 9m in savings.

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Posted in: Firefighter arrested for stealing underwear from woman's home See in context

Hope that underwear was worth the social and family embarrassment, not to mention career loss. Boggles my mind how people risk everything for such low stakes gains.

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Posted in: Tokyo's historic Nakagin Capsule Tower to be demolished See in context

Was this picture originally meant to be an amusing shot of a Japanese guy catching a gaijin urinating in public, that just happens to have the building in the background?

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Posted in: Japan's golden oldie 'King Kazu' joins new team at 54 See in context

This guy is just bringing the Japanese salaryman mindset to sports. Like your typical salaryman, he probably can't even fathom a life outside his job.

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Posted in: Toyota, SoftBank Group among top-tier firms in Tokyo bourse shakeup See in context

@JeffLee -- Short term stock price performance is not one of the criteria for listing, nor should it be.

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Posted in: Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai denies making sexual assault claim See in context

Ah China, the lengths you will go to "protect" your reputation, yet too stupid to realize you are sealing it.

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Posted in: Miss America contest turns 100. Will it last another 100 years? See in context

Interesting in the 1952 group photo that, despite the rule about being "of the white race" as mentioned in the caption, the Hawaiian candidate is clearly of Asian or Hawaiian descent. Also interesting that there is a representative of Canada in the pic too.

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Posted in: Execs accused of exporting bioweapon device to receive compensation See in context

Was there really a need to detain them for almost a year while investigating? Absolutely not. Japanese business execs feeling the hostage justice system as well.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding boy arrested after threatening elementary school girl See in context

Oizumi? Isn't that the place where 25% of the people are from South America?

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Posted in: Myanmar junta seeks resumption of Japanese investment, ODA See in context

Stay neutral. It's best not to take sides.

"Stay" neutral? Japan has already chose sides when they decided to suspend development aid.... that's precisely why the Minister is here begging them to come back. And although I'm sure Japan only did it to follow the US, I applaud their decision.

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Posted in: Myanmar junta seeks resumption of Japanese investment, ODA See in context

Stay neutral. It's best not to take sides.

"Stay" neutral? Japan has already chose sides when they decided to suspend development aid.... that's precisely why the Minister is here begging them to come back. And although I'm sure Japan only did it to follow the US, I applaud their decision.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s gigantic new anime store will be among largest in the world See in context

I don't mind a good story in anime form. But the genre has long been usurped by infantilized "men" and closet pedos who only desire sexualized images and stories of underage girls. It brings the format, and Japan as a whole for promoting it, into disrepute. Is this the cultural image you want to promote to the world, Japan?

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Posted in: 33% of major firms listed in Japan have no female executives See in context

Most of the 67% that have a female executive get there by appointing an outside director that is female. It's just a box-ticking exercise.

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Posted in: Man arrested over wife’s murder in Shizuoka Prefecture See in context

I feel more incidents like this may happen as Tesla crushes the Japanese automakers and their economy goes down the toilet.

Tesla has sold 800,000 in 2021. Toyota sells that number in a month.

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Posted in: Mishima unveils world’s 1st made-to-order carbon fiber lounge chair See in context

Mishima is somehow a Japanese company despite making Scandanavian-styled furniture in Silicon Valley with a Vietnamese CEO!

And they don't even ship to Japan!

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Posted in: Vaccine zone: Djokovic remains in question for Aussie Open See in context

As long as he doesn't start demanding an exemption, he's free to choose not to be vaccinated. He won't be allowed to defend his title, but if it's that important to him, so be it. I'm sure others will be happy to have a competitor out the way.

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Posted in: Australia cricket captain resigns after 'sexting' scandal See in context

Not really clear from this story why this was a problem, nor was it clear why he had to resign. If anything, they investigated and found "...the interaction was consensual, private, occurred on the one occasion only, was between mature adults and was not repeated." So again, what's the problem here?

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Posted in: WTA chief says Peng Shuai email 'only raises' his safety concerns See in context

And the Chinese government wonders why the world doesn't trust or respect them.

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Posted in: Bolt says he could have won Tokyo Olympics 100 meters See in context

With or without rigorous drug testing?

Wow, pretty low to try and insinuate the greatest Olympian of all time, proven clean over and over through hundreds of tests conducted over more than a decade, would stoop to cheating.

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Posted in: Man on wanted list for year after stealing money from woman’s bank account arrested See in context

Police said he was identified after train station surveillance camera footage showed him lowering his face mask. 

Wow, that's a worrying development for society.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for killing 1-year-old baby by giving her non-essential drug See in context

Was it accidental or malicious?

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. envoy Hagerty slams Japan's justice system over Nissan case See in context

It's a farce because it's the equivalent of a white-collar misdemeanor at best. It certainly is NOT the major criminal case the Japanese prosecutors are trying to paint it to be. Their lack of prosecution of the Japanese executives of Nissan who also were party to all this indicates they know as such, but are purposely going after Kelly because he's non-Japanese. Hence, farce.

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. envoy Hagerty slams Japan's justice system over Nissan case See in context

Kelly is a hostage and his case is a farce, and I'm glad somebody of the status of a Senator and former Ambassador is pointing out the obvious.

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Posted in: Tokyo restaurant’s bright idea: Lantern pods for you to sit in while you eat See in context

While it does look esthetically pleasing from the outside, you'd need to shout to be heard and it's got to be impractical for eating, not to mention it probably reflects light making it harder to see people. But I guess the biggest problem is that an infinitesimal number of people actually need protecting from in this manner.

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Posted in: J.League to probe Tosu manager Kim over abuse of power See in context

Korea is even worse than Japan for the bullying bukatsu type "leadership". But two Korean managers in a row makes me wonder if some cross-cultural animosity amplified their approach.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 2-year jail term for Kelly See in context

One question: why isn't Saikawa being prosecuted as well? Saikawa was just as much in a position to know.

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Posted in: Man ordered to pay ¥70 mil over 2017 murder of Vietnamese girl See in context

The defense team had asked that the sentence be quashed and Shibuya acquitted

Damn lawyers.

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Posted in: 18 cases of Eta coronavirus variant confirmed in Japan See in context

Eta?! I know the variant is named as such from the Greek letter, but as it's also the derogatory term Japanese used (still use?) to use to describe the burakumin underclass, this probably won't go down well here.

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