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Posted in: SoftBank mobile services disrupted ahead of IPO See in context

My phone is still only 3G and verybsoerstic at 5:30pm. Luckily, my home WiFi is not effected (yet).

So, are we gonna see discounts and refunds as a result of this? Or, do we just a sorry and get stuffed?

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to change more event starting times to beat heat See in context

Changing the starting times will make no difference. It is still 30’+ at 6am.

The olympic organisms have spent so much time deliberating and teeth sucking over ways to accommodate for the excessive heat it makes one wonder if they would have anything to do at all without this deliberation.

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Posted in: 4 men arrested for overturning truck during Halloween event in Shibuya See in context

Daniel Donaldson - "footage from about 250 security cameras” OMG!

The average person is on security camera upwards of 40 times a day.

This mentioning of foreigners and their nationality every time there is an incident is growing a bit stale.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to change more event starting times to beat heat See in context

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to change more event starting times to beat heat

Good! Are they going to change the starting times to October or November?

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Posted in: Brazilian consul: Ghosn is healthy, wants thrillers See in context

prosecutors will detain Ghosn on additional allegations beyond Dec. 10, when the period of detention allowed on the first set of allegations against him will run out. 

Im sure they’ll find another set of charges to hold him for without any conviction. Guilty until proven innocent! TIJ!

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Posted in: Tokyo Skytree tries new method for snow, ice removal See in context

One of my fiends lives about 800m away from the Skytree. His car was hit by a big piece of ice two years ago. It was irreparably damaged his car by crushing the roof. Of course he got an insurance claim and a new car, but his kids had been in the car less than half an hour beforehand. This I’ve build up on the Skytree is extremely dangerous and I fear it is only a matter of time before there is a death (or more). I’ve buildup prevention should have been part of the original design, not an afterthought.

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Posted in: Teacher referred to prosecutors after assaulting student at special needs school See in context

Why do they keep referring to him as a teacher throughout the article? He’s nothing but a bullying thug and should be barred from ever holding a position with children again, after he gets out of jail, of course.

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Posted in: Economy minister returns month's salary over pay offer to state-backed fund See in context

"We have caused an administrative blunder

Adimonistrative blunder? That’s a nice way to say, “you got caught with your fingers in the till.”

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Posted in: Police called in to break up drunken brawl by other officers See in context

If it were anybody else they would all be spending 21 days in he van awaiting charges to be laid.

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Posted in: Police called in to break up drunken brawl by other officers See in context

They should all be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

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Posted in: Wild boar bites off woman's finger See in context

@expat - You can't blame a wild animal for behaving like a wild animal - it's a feral pig.

Its not a feral pig. It’s a wild boar native to Asia. A feral animal is a domestic animal that has gone wild.

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Posted in: Wild boar bites off woman's finger See in context

Members of a local hunting club captured the animal near an elementary school in a residential area by stabbing it with knives and striking it with police batons and other weapons

Wow! I can just imagine this frenzied scene. No animal deserves to be beaten and stabbed to in a mob frenzy.

Wild boars are a big problem in Japan. A problem that is being ignored by local and federal governments. In some areas they distroy up to 50% of crops. They need professional boar hunters to start culling them. Not, these 70+ year olds with gun licenses and a hobby. They tend to kill more people than game. I saw a family of boars running along the beach near Onjuku in Chiba a few months ago and have seen many running across the roads near Mobara in Chiba.

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Posted in: S Korea may freeze Japanese firm's assets if it doesn't negotiate over forced laborers See in context

Japan's government and the companies maintain all wartime compensation issues were settled by a 1965 treaty between the governments and that South Korean rulings violate international law.

If this is so, Japan needs to apply to the international court to have S/Korea put back in its box. Just ignoring S/Korea appears to be an admission of guilt and an avoidance of the issue.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn to be served with fresh arrest warrant See in context

Ah, guilty until proven innocent. Welcome to the Japanese ‘injustice’ system. A new arrest warrant means more time in prison without any conviction. This is how Japan keeps its conviction rate so high. They lock people up without the basics of life until the crack and confess, which in a large percentage of cases, they confess to a crime they did not commit just to get out of solitary confinement. I’m glad Ghosn has stick to his guns and refusing to make a false confession, but he’s facing another 3-4 weeks in jail with these new charges.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers settle on 6 a.m. marathon starts See in context

Oh, yes! A 6am start is so much better. It’s only 32’ at 6am. (roll eyes)

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Posted in: 2 shots fired at house in Toyama See in context

Wow! A drive by shooting in Japan? Perhaps, just perhaps, it’s not ‘the safety country’ it’s touted to be.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee vows no let-up as IOC praises preparations See in context

Allow me to be the first to comment on this - no comment!

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Posted in: Man pleads not guilty over death of husband, wife in road rage accident See in context

Road rage is real in Japan. Many times I’ve seen drivers using their cars as weapons. I’ve also had idiots jump out of their cars and wanting to fight me because I abused them for being reckless buttholes. However, I have learned. If there is some abusive twit wanting to get in front of you or abuse you for doing the speed limit, just let them go. It is better to have them in front of you on the dash cam than having them behind you.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

I hope he can stand up to the inhumane incarceration that forces so many to make a false confession.

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Posted in: Gov't to earmark ¥1.15 tril for infrastructure in 2nd extra budget See in context

2 trillion yen on infrastructure? From the article they are only going to do maintenance on existing infrastructure that should have been done years ago. I’ll bet none of the schools get a coat of paint of professional cleaners.

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

The Japanese justice system? That should be, the Japanese injustice system! Locking somebody up until they confess has resulted in hundreds of forced confession and false incarcerations.

In this case, the is no reason for Ghosn to remain in the lock up. They only need to withhold his passport. Add that there is no heating in the cell and he is only allowed to shower a couple of times a week and is not allowed visitors or contact with the outside world and you have a huge human rights issue. Furthermore, I am sure he is getting ‘special treatment’ due to his ethnicity.

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Posted in: 64-year-old man arrested for stealing a roll of toilet paper from hospital toilet See in context

I understand that theft is theft. However, it’s most likely he stole the toilet because he couldn’t afford to buy it himself. Giving him a ¥200,000 fine is only going to put more financial pressure on him and he is likely to steal more goods as a result. Japan does not have a system of public service for petty crimes. I think these sort of petty crimes are perfect for public service. He should be cutting grass at the local temple instead of wondering where the heck he’s gonna find (or steal) ¥200,000.

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Posted in: Local governments struggling to secure childcare workers See in context

So, where is Abe’s promise of fixing the daycare crisis? Oh, that’s right, he postponed it (again) to 2020. It’s very clear the reason they cannot get staff is because people are chasing higher paying jobs. I sincerely doubt if Abe’s fix will include salary subsidies for childcare workers, which is the only way the problem can be solved. You cannot expect parents to pay extra for daycare. It’s already too expensive. Japan likes to boast its a rich country, but achieving this by being stingy and not spending it on infrastructure is false logic. Japan is a poor country with very little assistance for the majority of its people.

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Posted in: Vegas man convicted of bilking thousands of Japanese in Ponzi scheme See in context

So, he is actually Japanese (or first generation US). Why did so many people give him so much money over such and extended period of time? “A fool and his money are easily parted!”

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Posted in: 64-year-old man arrested for stealing a roll of toilet paper from hospital toilet See in context

“I’m surprised that we live in a world where people think it’s okay to steal toilet paper from a public toilet.”

I’m surprised that we live in a world where authorities can give such ridiculous penalties for petty crimes and make them national news.

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Posted in: Japanese court orders YouTube to cooperate in shutting down 'manga spoiler' videos See in context

Wow! It’s so nice to see the Japanese government helping children this way. It must make the children very sad having the endings and the plot of their favorite children’s story being exposed on YouTube.

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Posted in: Hostess club manager arrested for running prostitution racket See in context

Police are strengthening a crackdown on these places being used for prostitution

Oh, what a load of BS! Many (if not most) of these girly clubs are running prostitues on the side. Many of the girls are doing it on the side too. The police won’t close them down because they are patronizing them too.

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Posted in: JAL fires co-pilot jailed in UK for drinking excessive alcohol before flight See in context

He should have been fired. Flying a plane drunk with hundreds of people on board is a gross neglect of responsibility. However, there have been others caught doing the same thing and they were not fired. Operating vehicles, planes and machinery will drunk does carry hefty penalties in Japan. However, it is very loosely enforced, which results in many breeches. I saw a taxi driver skull down a 500ml cannif sho-chu outside the convenience store the other night. He got into his cab, turn the available light in and drive off.

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Posted in: Woman stabbed while walking along street in Chiba Pref See in context

expat - A lot of these crimes would not occur if the places they occur were properly lit. There is a large park near a commuter station in Chiba that serves an upscale neighborhood about 30 minutes out of Marunouchi that is pitch dark at night. People have no choice but to walk through it to reach their apartment blocks, and it is a magnet for these creeps.

This is actually quite true. Since the 2011 quake most municiprlies have removed 50% or more of their street lighting in order to save electricity. Many of the remaining street lights have been replaced with LED lighting, which use around 10% of the electricity compared to their incandescent counterparts. However, it hasn’t stopped the city offices increasing city taxes.

Its becoming very obvious that, Japan is not really the ‘safety country’ it is plugged to be. It is becoming very dangerous to walk the streets at night alone, especially if you are a woman. However, being a middle aged man, my only fear at night is missing the last train. None of these cowards are gonna pick on me.

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Posted in: Man caught after sharing his drift driving videos on Instagram See in context

oldfordmangaijin - The guy should be commended and receive sponsorship from the K truck manufacturer. Way to go unnamed dude from Fukuokka! I know many people that would love to learn how he set up his truck and copy so they can drift their k truck too.

I’m always bemused by people who support illegal modifications and reckless driving on public roads. Perhaps they have never had a relative killed by one of these reckless hoons. Or, perhaps, they themselves are reckless hoons in illegally modified cars. Cars are transport from A to B. If you wanna race, put it on a track.

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