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Posted in: 87-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing wife See in context

They were both close to 90. I wonder how long they had been married. I also wonder if their had problems in their marriage before. It seems very odd for someone to murder their spouse at that age. I guess life in prison doesn’t mean so much when you are that age.

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Posted in: 156 race horses scratched for possibly consuming banned substance See in context

Another day in Japan, another case of corruption. It should be a good weekend for the punters with all the scratchings although, no doubt the bookies have lowered the odds considerably.

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Posted in: Man suspected of killing at least 100 pet cats See in context

So, an unemployed and delusional recluse has been killing cats for over a year. Do we want to start a conversation about mental health and care in Japan?

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Posted in: Parenting book author says school system, overprotective parents killing kids' creativity See in context

Well, finally some words of wisdom. Students are discouraged from being creative and by the time they finish senior high they are the perfect drone bees with no imagination and ready to join Japan.Inc as an empty shell, just as the labor ministry has requested. “The nail that stands up must be hammered down.” TIJ!

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Posted in: G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as petrochemical producers expand in Asia See in context

FizzBit - I agree. Lots of law abiding citizens here! One look at some of the beeches here and you’ll see 90% Korean or Chinese character writing

What a load of hogwash! At least 90% of the plastics and other garbage on the beaches on the east coast are either Japanese domestic or industrial garbage.

People like to point fingers at China and other Asian nations, but the fact is, EVERYBODY in the world is responsible for the huge amounts of plastic waste in the oceans. How many Chinese made plastic items are sitting on your desk in front of you? It is true the majority of plastics in pacific gyre come from third world Asian countries. However, it was the developed nations who created the plastics revolution. The build up of plastics in the oceans has been going on for decades. The plastic gyres were first documented over 40 years ago in the 70’s, but it is only now that it has reached crisis point is it being acknowledged. It is already too late! There is enough plastic waste to cover the earth’s surface half a meter deep. All fishes, sea mammals and sea birds are full of it. Micro plastics cannot be removed from the oceans and are being consumed by people every day. The only way to stop the flow of plastics in the oceans is for the developed nations to invest in third world countries giving them alternatives to single use plastics, sharing recycling technologies and providing plants for them to recycle their plastics. That will never happen because everybody wants to blame someone else for it. Yes, we can reduce our use of plastics, as many people do, but it is not going to help because there is already incalculable amounts of plastics in the oceans, which everybody should share the responsibility and the shame for. Stop blaming everybody else. YOU are responsible!

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Posted in: Ailing woman dies at home while son spends month in internet cafes See in context

What wonderful family values. “Thanks mum, now die.” After many years of teaching in Japan I have lost count of how many middle-aged people have told me that are just waiting for their parents to die. Even my ex-wife said the sane thing about her parents. One more time, “There is no love in Japan!” Families are duty in Japan. Ask a teenager how old their parents are and when their birthday is. Most will not be able to tell you. Then, ask them how old their grandparents are and when their birthdays are. 99% will have no answer. There is no live in Japanese families.

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Posted in: Drunkenly operating a drone becomes a crime under new law See in context

Pushing a pram and riding a bicycle drunk are also illegal, but it doesn’t seem to stop anybody.

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Posted in: Car hits preschool children, injuring two in Nishinomiya See in context

Vince Black - anyone who's driven on Japanese roads or even been a pedestrian on Japanese roads will know how awful Japanese drivers are. Among the worlds worst, hands down.

Seconded! It’s always amusing watching a Japanese driver reverse a car. They put the car into reverse and switch their brain off - the little part of the brain that was working.

However, a bad driver is not only judged by ability. They are also judged by how well they comply with road rules and how courteous they are to other drivers. Double fail there!

in this case, the driver suddenly decided to do a u-turn. I have no doubt it was an illegal turn and she showed no care of pedestrians or other drivers.

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Posted in: Mother suspected of killing 3-month-old by dropping her on floor See in context

It would seem all the signs of post birth stress were recognized, but nobody did anything about it. Now, the baby is dead. Sad!

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Posted in: Father held over fatal abuse of 20-month-old daughter See in context

Tetta Fujiwara, 21, from Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture, has denied inflicting injuries on his daughter Ema resulting in her death on Jan 3, 

Yes, of course he has denied it. Where’s the, “the baby wouldn’t stop crying so I hit it” excuse? At least he could try for something original like, “the baby was hit by a meteorite.” Scumbag!

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't website ridiculed for child abuse snafu See in context

More cartoons, mascots and stuffed toys for the adult children. Child abuse is a very serious issue and is increasing in both frequency and callousness in Japan. It’s difficult to take it seriously when awareness campaigns have a childish cartoon mascot. Grow up Japan!

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Posted in: Japan grapples with traffic jams, visitors' manners amid tourism boom See in context

There are far more ill mannered Japanese than foreigners. Also, only a small percentage of tourist buses are filled with foreign visitors. The majority are filled with Japanese retirees. The older generation is where these complaints are coming from. Just like they complain about noisy school children. Most of the hoteliers and residents in these tourist traps are elderly. They are happy to take the tourist’s money though.

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Posted in: Japan grapples with traffic jams, visitors' manners amid tourism boom See in context

Those pesky foreigners coming to Japan and upsetting the ‘reiwa’. Perhaps they should make all foreigners take a Japanese culture test before they come to japan so they can learn all the conservative and culturally selfish traits of Japanese culture.

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Posted in: Gov't aims to create 300,000 regular jobs for people in 30s-40s See in context

So, the government proposes to make 300,000 ‘low paying’ jobs. Working for ¥1,000 per hour is less than the welfare payment from Hello Work.

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Posted in: Over 60% of women face enforcement of wearing heels at work, study finds See in context

@Bugle Boy of Company B - So just wear regular shoes and force your employer to take punitive action. Then retaliate with your union or with the Labor Board. It's not rocket science. Why don't the women get this?

Union? Retaliate? Labor Board? Don’t know much about Japanese business culture, do you? Unions in Japan liaise from the management to the employee, not the other way around. The Labor Board are the ones who support this daft cultural rule. And, the only retaliation will be from the employer firing the troublemaker employee.

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Posted in: Japan to stiffen rules for foreign university student enrollment after 1,600 go AWOL See in context

They also discovered the university was short-staffed and failed to provide support to students who had missed classes over a prolonged period.

From all the information about foreign students going missing this is the most alarming. Tertiary and private secondary education in Japan is all about money and reputation. It has very little to do with education. Once they have the money they don’t care what happens to the students. They’ll just fiddle these scores to push them through to graduation. I’m quite pleased to see many students could pay their tuition. It’s a good payback for all the ones who are getting ripped off in a false education system.

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Posted in: Man arrested over fatal hit-and-run incident in Ibaraki See in context

Police said he has admitted hitting something but did not think it was a person

Yeah, it wasn’t a person. It was a very tall cat. He’s not only a coward, he’s a liar too.

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Posted in: Over 60% of women face enforcement of wearing heels at work, study finds See in context

Well, the same should apply to the men.

There is a bit of a double edged sword in this. After many years of being told what I have to wear teaching in private high schools the same rules are not applied to the female teachers. I worked at one school that demanded make teachers wear a black suit and tie all year and that teachers must wear their coats in the classroom. This was despite the thermostats being set at 28’ during the summer. However, on the other hand, the female teachers could pretty much wear whatever they liked. Some of them dressed as if they wear going to a beach party.

This ruling of women having to wear high heel shoes is just another bullying and intimidation rule in Japanese business culture.

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Posted in: Gov't to require mobile phone operators cut cancel fees by 90% See in context

Impose is still not mandatory. It’s just a strong urge.

Every time you go into a phone shop and see all the frills in a very large space with many staff standing around doing nothing while you wait gives a good idea just how much money these telcos are scalping from your phone and internet bill.

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Posted in: Gov't rejects ¥20 mil savings estimate for those living to 95 See in context

Of course he has rejected it. The Japanese government is famous for covering up the truth.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

It would seem he has already forgotten about the recent arrests of Japanese law makers for using pot and stimulants. I’m quite most visitors are not stupid enough to attempt to bring pot through customs. However, I’m also quite sure the Japanese dealers are stocking up for the event.

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Posted in: Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law See in context

This is actually a very good reflection on how Japanese women are treated in this society. Women are second class citizens, just above foreigners in Japan.

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Posted in: Man pushed onto train tracks by commuter angry at his listening to loud music See in context

Were people just standing around watching this go down? What a flipping psycho thug! You can bet the guy he pushed was a 60 kilo weed and they thug doing the pushing and kicking is a much larger man.

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Posted in: Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law See in context

Fix Japanese law? Lol! You’d have to start with fixing the ‘us and them’ society to get rid of all the bureaucrats and celebrities who are above the law.

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Posted in: Trump threatens huge new tariffs on China if Xi doesn't meet with him See in context

All countries should heavy tariffs on imported goods to promote local products. However, it shouldn’t be used to threaten other countries.

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Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

I’d much rather listen to kids playing than listen to some grumpy old git complaining about them and threatening them.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO Saikawa got higher stock-linked bonus after payout date changed, Kelly says See in context

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” at Ghosn.

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Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

Abbey - these stupid Mothers should make sure their kids behave themselves when out in public I am quite confident to tell a child to be quiet or even shout " be quiet" in my neighbourhood if I see them being too loud . Don't care if the Mother or the Father is around at the time either .

Wow! I’m sure you’ll make a great parent, NOT!

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Posted in: Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console See in context

I pretty much only play Halo 1-4 and that is rarely. I won’t be rushing out to buy a new console.

So, it would the Xbox One X was a bit of a flop. Kind of like Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Zune. Who remembers the Zune? Nobody of course.

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Posted in: Illustrator shows different types of perverts encountered on Japanese trains See in context

KariHaruka - The best illustration would be seeing the pervert knocked out cold on the floor of the train...

Ive seen that happen. A young woman had been assaulted by a creep on the train and she was abusing him in the platform. He was denying it, of course. Next thing, she gave him a beautifully executed karate kick to the chest and dropped him like the bag of poop he is.

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