It's likely the mother was living in fear of violence and would do nothing for fear of retribution.
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TIJ! Wait until the crime trail starts after the Osaka Expo.
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Mr Kipling-Sounds like another "lived all their life" with parents cases. Who is to blame? Let's start with the parents.
> borsch - No word in the article about whether the 64-year-old son was ‘unemployed’ or retired and had a pension, too.
Both of these posts have jumped to the wrong conclusion. He was living with his father as a carer. He was not unemployed, retired or a live at home with his parents.
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Every year they approve extra budget spending to fight inflation but it has no effect and people are still struggling with low salaries and an ever increasing cost of living. It's not difficult to conclude that the J-Gov is not addressing the issues behind the inflation and just throwing money at it in a hope it will fix itself.
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Asiaman7 - According to the Asahi Shimbun, “The Kyushu region has something of a reputation for having particularly domineering or patriarchal men, often stereotyped by the term ‘Kyushu danji’ (Kyushu boys).”
That pretty much describes all of Japan. I've been married for seven years and my father-in-law still gives me lectures on how I should look after my wife and how I should treat her. This comes from a man who has slept in a seperate room to his wife for 30 years and the only time he speaks to her is to tell her to get him food or more ice for his shochu. TIJ!
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Yet another creep getting his jollies watching kids go to the toilet.
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Police quoted Nagasawa as saying he can’t remember what happened.
As soon as I read the headline I knew this line would be in the article.
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It is true that antibiotics can not treat a cold. However, they can treat the associated chest and ear infections and prevent complications like pneumonia.
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If he was hungry he would have stolen something more substantial than snacks and no alcahol beer. Just an old fella exercising his entitlement.
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I remember being part of a group of ALTs that were refused entry to a bar in Chiba for 'nomihodai' because foreigners drink too much. TIJ!
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Man arrested for beating up girlfriend in parked car
He is not a man. He is a cowardly thug.
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Isn't that assaulting a police officer?
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Speed - Lucky for her that this new law was passed. I hope she catches a break and is handed down a much lighter sentence.
As stated in the article, the alternative is 30-40 years in prison. She is 49 years old. She will likely die in prison either way.
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If her story is true she made a very stupid decisioin to carry the bag without knowing its contents. It is very well known that a few countries throughout Asia give the death penalty for drug smuggling. Whether she knew what was in the bag or not is irrelevant. It is still her responsibility to know what is in the bag. She was a seasoned traveller and should have known better, which makes it difficult for me to believe she wasn't aware of the consequences or the contents of the bag.
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The charges should include assault, theft, theft of a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated. Sadly, the way Japanese law works, he will only be charged with one offense and not necessarily the most severe offense..
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Seeing all those people on the bridge brings memories of the many footbridges that have collapsed around the world during sporting events and concerts.
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What a kill joy! The more he protests the more people will come. Instead of attempting to ban it he should be updating the infrastructure to accommodate and make it safe for so many people. This is a major event in Tokyo. Get your finger out of your bottom and get it organised baka jiji. Kawasaki has even more people for their halloween event but it is organised and works very well. This event is a major boost for the local shop keepers. I think Shibuya needs a new mayor.
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Posted in: Some municipal governments in Japan are experimenting with a four-day workweek, in which employees work extra hours on workdays and take a day off in addition to the weekend. Is this a good idea? See in context
It's a great idea on paper. Working ten hours a day four days to make up 40 hours makes good sense. However, I don't know of any Japanese salary earner who only works 40 hours a week. I fear it will be abused to get more working hours out of staff. Who remembers Premium Friday? ..... Exactly!
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the impact it would have on people and the environment was "negligible."
This is a very subjective comment. There will be some impact but the impact is determined to be small by their standards. Let's wait six months and how bad the impact actually is.
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Who is complaining? I'm sure the merchants aren't complaining about their sales.
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This seems quite logical because the want human students to be robots anyway.
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About 880 tons of fatally radioactive melted nuclear fuel remain inside the reactors. Robotic probes have provided some information but the status of the melted debris remains largely unknown.
And they still have no idea how or where to store the melted fuel rods after they figure out how to remove them. The real disaster may be still yet to come. One slip up when removing these melted fuel rods could very easily create a real China Syndrome event. And, to think, this all could have been avoided if they didn't disregard the advice they were given in 2001 to get the back up generators off the ground on to the roofs of the housings and to waterproof all the back up electrical systems.
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They give jobs in nursery schools to sex offenders? Seriously?
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The bus driver involved in the case told an inquiry that he nodded at the driver of another bus and briefly looked at it for "a few seconds."
Nodding or waving to another driver for a second ot two does not cause fatal crashes. Being a bad driver causes fatal crashes. No doubt it was more than a few seconds that he was distracted causing the crash. It sounds like a made up excuse. He was more likely looking at his phone.
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"Woman drowns newborn baby in toilet bowl" There you go. I fixed the headline.
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"no intention for the town to become a final disposal site"
Yeah, but, they also haven't given any indication of how long 'interem' actually is. It could be six months or it could be two-hundred years. They are talking about recycling spent nuclear fuel, but the technology has not been perfected yet nor has a plant been built to accomplish it. They are just splashing money around on hollow promises to store their spent nuclear fuel. Japan has had nulcear power since the 60's and they are still playing catch up. They have no proactive plans on how to deal with spent nuclear fuel. All their plans are reactive. After they have it they desperately try to find somewhere to put it.
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So, what are they going to do about it? Are they going to penalise the companies and compensate the trainees? Or, are they just going to sweep it under the carpet with urges and pledges to fix the program? The same urges and pledges they were spouting in the mid-2000's when the mistreatment of these trainess first came to light? Move along people. There's nothing new to see here. It'll still be same in another twenty years. You can bet the J-Gov got their pension payments from these trainees. Even the ones that didn't get paid would still have had their pension payments deducted.
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Another death in custody in Japan. It'll be interesting to see what the cause of death was although, it will likely not be released to the media.
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