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Posted in: Air Japan pilot bumped off flight after failing breath test See in context

The problem is not stricter controls. The problem is the amount of alcohol abuse by the Japanese flight crews.

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Posted in: Japanese police to use new holsters to prevent disarming of officers See in context

I think better protocols of handling their guns would be more appropriate. An officer needs to get his/her gun out quickly if it’s needed. They don’t want to be grappling with a thief-proof holster.

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Posted in: Japan to toughen controls on brokers for foreign workers See in context

Don’t worry, there are plenty of brokers and employment agencies in Japan getting their cut too. These are the ones they should be focusing on because these Japanese agencies are the ones sending these kids to Fukushima, making them work excessive hours and taking money from their salaries for random (fake) fees.

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Posted in: More than 100 firearms, 1,000 bullets found in dead man’s home See in context

she didn’t know her husband had been collecting the guns which were stashed in lockers

Obviously not a close couple. Just a pair of strangers sharing a mortgage.

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Posted in: Labor ministry officials knew of improper wage survey since 2006 See in context

There is proof of Japan being a fascist state run by bureaucrats who are above the law. In a true democracy every one of these criminals would be ousted and be facing criminal fraud charges.

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Posted in: Earthquake rattles parts of Kyushu; no damage reported See in context

Was just reading about this on another site, which quoted it as being a mag 6. Been a lot of strong earthquakes down that way in recent years. How many reactors are in those prefectures? A dozen or more? What a great idea!

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Posted in: Housewife-turned hunter sets sights on wasted boar meat See in context

The problem with hunting is the inexperienced gun users matched with overpopulation. There has to be a clash, which results in a few deaths every year. I used to hunt feral pigs in Australia, but we never used guns. A pack of aggressive dogs and a 10” knife is much more fun and a lot less dangerous. Any danger is from the dogs, not the feral pigs.

Note: The article is about wild boar that are native to S/E Asia. It’s not about feral pigs. A feral animal is a domestic animal that has gone wild.

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Posted in: Japan to start collecting ¥1,000 departure tax from Monday See in context

Revenue collected from the new levy will be allocated to improving infrastructure and services to handle the projected increase in the number of visitors to Japan toward and beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

I’ll believe this when when I see it. Remember how the first sales tax increase was to pay off the public debt? I’ll bet none of this money gets used to increase access for the handicapped or to create more infrastructure for the pending influx of visitors for the games. It should be used to increase translation services for the visitors. However, it will get shuffled into a coffer somewhere and used for something totally unrelated.

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Posted in: Housewife-turned hunter sets sights on wasted boar meat See in context

Wild boar is very good. Withnthe large number of them tearing up the environment they are definitely a wasted resource. It makes better sense to target these animals and use the meat for school lunches than it does to spend millions of dollars hunting whales for the same purpose.

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Posted in: Newspaper delivery man arrested after ramming man with car in pachinko parlor parking lot See in context

I felt as though he was looking down on me. It really annoyed me. That’s when I decided to kill him

Wow! Spot the loony! You win! Another delusional psychopath.

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Posted in: Shoppers flock to department stores for New Year bargains See in context

Ah, yes! Hoards of shoppers flicking to department stores to buy items they don’t beds just because it’s on special. Let capitalist insanity prevail!

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Posted in: Car fleeing from police, crashes into another vehicle, injuring 4-year-old boy See in context

HARRYO - Driving is a privilege NOT a right

I’ve been saying the same thing for decades and drive accordingly. Unfortunately, many drivers worldwide (not just in Japan) think they have the right to abuse traffic regulations and speed limits. However, I have to admit, Japan is particularly bad. Nobody stops at red signals, pedestrian crossings are ‘Gamble with your life’ zones, speed limits are just guidelines and talking on a phone or playing video games is only illegal if you get caught by police that are snug in their kibabs waiting for someone to ask for directions.

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Posted in: Japan Inc's pay disclosure in spotlight after Ghosn's arrest See in context

I know for a fact there is nothing transparent about Japan Inc’s operations. It is run on brown paper bags and under the table deals. Price fixing, mates’ deals and padding company profits is standard practice. It’s been like this for getting on half a century.

I believe Ghosn is guilty of financial misconduct, but he is being singled out. I’m sure many Japanese CEOs are cleaning out their offices and bank accounts in the hope they don’t get busted too.

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Posted in: Abe discusses Russia, Japan's low birthrate, social security in New Year statement See in context

"We will aggressively invest in children and transform our country's social security system for all generations ranging from children and people of working age to the elderly," the premier said.

The falling birthrate rate is not a ministerial problem. It is a cultural problem. Women are staying single and not having children because of the lack of marriable men. At present, around one-third of women in their thirties are single by choice and chosen careers over marriage. This is not because they are money hungry. It is because most of them have bad experiences with lazy, childish, violent bullies they had dated. How is Abe going to change the culture? Good luck with that one.

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Posted in: Car fleeing from police, crashes into another vehicle, injuring 4-year-old boy See in context

But, why was he ask to stop in the first place?

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Posted in: Sydney puts on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong See in context

These fireworks extravaganzas take 15 months to prepare with a team of 30 odd people. You only had one job!

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Posted in: Business leaders want structural reform, innovation to move Japan forward See in context

The innovation needs to come from economic strategies, not the same old recycled and failed strategies from the bubble era.

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Posted in: Japan to announce new era name on April 1 See in context

Please don’t let it be something ridiculously inane.

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Posted in: Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times See in context

"It's all about having fun," Mayweather told reporters

I fail to see the fun in beating somebody senseless.

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Posted in: 8 injured as man rams car into pedestrians in Harajuku in 'retaliation for execution' See in context

I mentioned this to my Japanese Mrs and her first comment was, “Again?”

Remener earlier this year there was sone other idiot driving his car through crowds of people at Shibuya crossing?

The next time somebody says. “japan is a safe country” I’m gonna laugh in their face and slap them back into reality.

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Posted in: Multigenerational 50th-anniversary Woodstock event set for 2019 See in context

The thing that set Woodstock apart from other large concerts was, there was very little violence at the concert. I fear a remake will be a very different scenario and will require a lot more stringent security.

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Posted in: Man orders female store clerk to prostrate herself over misunderstanding with his change See in context

Ding! Ring the loon bell! We have another one! What a pathetic individual making death threats to a young girl over his change. Just another Japanese bully!

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Posted in: 8 injured as man rams car into pedestrians in Harajuku in 'retaliation for execution' See in context

who claimed to be in his 20s as saying he has perpetrated an act of terrorism

Just another loser nobody wanting his 15 minutes of fame. Hopefully, his 15 minutes of fame turns into 15 years in prison.

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Posted in: Traditional family-made 'mochi' brings New Year cheer See in context

Traditional family-made 'mochi' brings New Year cheer

Unfortunately, it’s not going to bring any cheer to a dozen or so families whose elders will choke on it

My Mrs received a box of homemade Mochi the other day. There is enough to last three months if I eat it every day.

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Posted in: Tokyo bullet train disruption affects 230,000 passengers See in context

One little problem and the wheels fall off. A delay like that would make all the following trains packed to the rafters like morning peak hour trains. I experienced it once many years ago and swore I would never travel in the peak seasons again.

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Posted in: Trans-Pacific trade pact takes effect without U.S. amid protectionism See in context

They should stop calling it a trade deal. Japan has made so many stipulations it is no longer a deal. The foods japan grows and sells for ridiculously inflated prices have been cut out of the deal. The average consumer is going to see no benefit from this at all.

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Posted in: 3 dead, 2 injured in car collision in Mie See in context

I’m guessing the taxi driver mistimed the gap. Thirty seconds is not a long time to wait when you are gambling with your life and the lives of others.

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Posted in: Japan stocks are a bargain but there are few takers See in context

@JeffLee- Do you realize that a third of the Boeing 787 was manufactured in Japan, and it's not even a Japanese product?

Woopty Doo! That’s one! Big deal! Do you realize, while the parts are made in Japan they are produced with Chinese made components? Sorry to burst your bubble.

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Posted in: Yasukuni protesters from Hong Kong to face trespassing charges See in context

Hachidori - You can’t disturb the peace/stage a protest in a private property. This is a violation.

But, they are not being charged with disturbing the peace. They are being charged with trespassing in a public place. If the charges were destruction of property it even vandalism I could understand

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Posted in: Japan stocks are a bargain but there are few takers See in context

Nothing mentioned about consumer confidence with all the frauds and scams that have been uncovered in Japanese corporations over the last few years. This is why people won’t invest in Japan, plus the stagnant economy with no growth.

Its interesting to read they blame the value of the yen for decreased export markets. Most of Japan’s export markets have been taken over by other countries. Japan’s economy has been stagnant for over a decade, but during that time consumer prices have increased greatly. Add to this the decrease in quality and never ending scandals and it’s pretty easy to understand why investors are not buying Japanese stocks.

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