Educator60 comments

Posted in: Pierre Taki given suspended term for cocaine use See in context

I can’t be bothered to post links for those who repeatedly parrot the same falsehood that preference is given to celebrities by giving them suspended sentences. They can do their own research but Strangerland is correct, the vast majority of first time simple drug use offenses in Japan result in suspended sentences regardless of who the convicted person is. This is a fact whether it fits your agenda or not.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing officer denies charge; carries mental disability certificate See in context

GaleToday  09:14 am JST

“What kind of father grasses up/narcs on their own son?“

One with a sense of responsibility and of concern for the safety of the public.

22 ( +23 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan to ban free plastic bags at stores to fight marine pollution See in context

As to the origin of plastic waste on Japanese beaches, it depends somewhat on the location doesn’t it? I recently saw a segment on the TV news that showed a beach in Nagasaki covered with a massive amount of fishing gear, beverage bottles, laundry detergent bottles and whatnot. Most of the items had labels or company names molded in, and everything visible was Korean. They also interviewed a fisher in Busan who said they routinely toss unneeded items overboard. Those items are then taken by the currents to Nagasaki.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Jetstar Japan to cancel 70 flights in June due to pilot shortage See in context

I can understand that GW could be a factor here. But GW ended a month ago and you’d think they would have known the effects and been able to announce this earlier? I’m just glad I’m not going anywhere this month and I hope the affected customers can find suitable alternatives.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: Jetstar Japan to cancel 70 flights in June due to pilot shortage See in context

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Japan will cancel 70 domestic and international flights in June due to a shortage of pilots. The canceled flights will affect an estimated 7,500 customers, the airline said.

Is that 7,500 potential customers, or 7,500 people who had booked flights for this month and yesterday found out they have to scramble to find a flight with another airline?

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: Nintendo takes Mario Kart company to court for 2nd time and wins yet again See in context

Brian Wheway, “Is there any evidence of there being any accidents?”

Taj, “I haven't heard of any accidents, at least anything serious enough to make the news.”

There’s been plenty and they’ve been in the news, even on this site.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/maricar-go-kart-driver-mounts-pavement-causes-serious-damage-in-accident

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/03/01/national/japanese-police-log-50-accidents-involving-go-karters-tokyo-streets-11-month-period/#.XPYf3BZcWEc

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Automated train travels in wrong direction, injuring 20 in Yokohama See in context

BugYen,

“Perfectly reasonable assumption for me to make. Still is, given the fact that this system failed, even after so many years of operation.”

We obviously have different understanding of the term “reasonable”.  “premature adoption of an obviously immature technology” implies a recently developed and adopted technology that has not stood the test of time. That is not the case here.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Automated train travels in wrong direction, injuring 20 in Yokohama See in context

“There was no mention in the article of how long the line had been operating. “

Yet you still made the leap to it being “obviously immature.”

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Posted in: Automated train travels in wrong direction, injuring 20 in Yokohama See in context

BigYen, “premature adoption of an obviously immature technology. Recipe for disaster.”

Saying this in 2019 about an AGT system operating since 1989. Recipe for misinformation.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Posted in: Swimmer Ikee resumes light exercise as she battles leukemia See in context

Thomas Robert MountcastleToday  09:42 pm JST

“How about a national program for bone marrow registry?”

Already exists:

https://www.jmdp.or.jp/

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Suspect's motive for Kawasaki knife attack remains unclear See in context

After his parents divorced he went to live his aunt and uncle and their (2?) children. At least one of the cousins is said to have been a Caritas student while Iwasaki went to public school. It’s possible but not yet known if that was any kind of factor in his motive.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Posted in: Woman arrested over husband’s murder See in context

RecklessToday  09:35 am JST

“Wife doesn’t kill the breadwinner for no reason. That’s common sense.”

How do you know this husband was the breadwinner?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: Diet OKs simultaneous streaming by NHK See in context

第六十四条 協会の放送を受信することのできる受信設備を設置した者は、協会とその放送の受信についての契約をしなければならない。ただし、放送の受信を目的としない受信設備又はラジオ放送(音声その他の音響を送る放送であつて、テレビジョン放送及び多重放送に該当しないものをいう。第百二十六条第一項において同じ。)若しくは多重放送に限り受信することのできる受信設備のみを設置した者については、この限りでない。

Note that neither the Japanese, nor the English versions specify that the equipment/device must be a TV.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Diet OKs simultaneous streaming by NHK See in context

Article 64 of the Broadcast Law

(Receiving Contract and Receiving Fee)

ARTICLE 64. Any person who has installed receiving equipment

capable of receiving the broadcasting provided by NHK shall conclude a

contract with NHK with regard to the reception of its broadcasting.

However, this shall not apply to those who have installed receiving

equipment not intended for the reception of broadcasting, or receiving

equipment solely for the reception of radio broadcasting or multiplex

broadcasting (broadcasting of voice and other sound transmissions not

coming under television broadcasting and multiplex broadcasting

classifications; the same shall apply to Article 126 paragraph 1).

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: Diet OKs simultaneous streaming by NHK See in context

Related court cases:

Dec 2017 

Supreme Court rules television owners legally required to sign up and pay fee. 

Aug 2018

Supreme Court rules resident of rented room with a TV must sign a contract and pay monthly fees as long as the resident has exclusive use of the TV.

Mar 2019

Supreme Court finalizes rulings ordering owners of cellphones with TV functions to pay fees. 

May 2019

Tokyo court orders owner of car with navigation system capable of tv reception to pay.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Diet OKs simultaneous streaming by NHK See in context

People can downvote my posts all they like, whatever floats your leaky boat. Doesn’t change the fact that fees for ordinary folk are set by household, not by the number of devices owned.

wtfjapan,

“too many elderly that cant or wont pay”

There are waivers or discounts for people on welfare, who have disabilities, etc.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Posted in: Diet OKs simultaneous streaming by NHK See in context

MJ1974Today  09:18 am JST

The broadcaster has already decided to cut the subscription fee starting in October 2020, a year after a consumption tax hike scheduled for this October.

“Doesn't this mean we won't be expected to pay for NHK from October of next year?? Why is everybody complaining?”

No, it means the fee will be lowered, not eliminated. It means we will be paying less than we do now.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Posted in: Diet OKs simultaneous streaming by NHK See in context

“In a (cough cough) friends house, "they" have probably 15 different devices that could receive NHK's signal, "he" told me they lost count when their son moved back from college. So they are supposed to pay nearly 50,000 yen a month for NHK?”

NO. Why is it that every time there is an article related to NHK people post inaccurate comments like this? Why does it need to be repeated every time that for ordinary households the contracts are by household, not the number of devices within the household? No matter how many TVs or other receiving devices you own, you pay the same fee. There are even discounts if you have family members, such as workers assigned a position out of town or students temporarily living elsewhere. This information is available on NHK’s web site, even in English.

7 ( +12 / -5 )

Posted in: Mass stabbing near Tokyo lasted less than 20 seconds See in context

“Over the years here there have been other mass stabbings, but none to my recollection that centered on children,”

There was the Ikeda Elementary School Incident, with 8 deaths.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Posted in: Cheers See in context

And the relevant left-out detail is that Tanaka has long been known as a big fan of Momoiro Clover.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Abe says he is outraged over stabbing rampage See in context

“so that he has not been photographed in nearly 40 years”

Not necessarily. It just means that so far that is the only photo the media has been able to get its hands on.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: 16 schoolgirls, 2 adults stabbed in rampage in Kawasaki; 1 child, 1 man dead See in context

Alex EinzToday  05:14 pm JST

“i am personally interested why attacker is not named, and there is zero information about him except man in 50th ...”

Living in this world sometimes requires a modicum of patience. Not everything is announced within 30 min but things do come out in due time. His name and many other details have already been on the TV news.

From stabbing the first person until suicide his deed was done in less than 20 seconds.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: 16 schoolgirls, 2 adults stabbed in rampage in Kawasaki; 1 child, 1 man dead See in context

My heart breaks for the victims, nothing consoles in such tragic cases.

Brian WhewayToday  03:28 pm JST

“IF this was a school bus with a driver, I would of thought that a man ( possibly a stranger) getting onto a school bus would seem rather odd, if so why didn't the driver ask to see who he was and why was he on the school bus”

What are you talking about? The attacker didn’t get on the bus. There’s a big clue right in the first sentence of the article: “Sixteen elementary school pupils and two adults were stabbed by a man wielding knives while waiting for their school bus ...”

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: Japanese man dies inflight after eating 246 cocaine packets See in context

badmanToday  08:02 pm JST

Why would he do this? There isnt a lucrative cocaine market in Japan. 

“You obviously never worked in finance in Tokyo. . . .You’d be surprised how much shabu is being consumed in Tokyo every weekend.”

Thing is, shabu is not cocaine, it’s meth.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Ghosn family seeks U.N. help against 'judicial persecution' in Japan See in context

“for sure now, no foreigners will help Japan anymore.”

My guess is that your statement is merely wishful thinking.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Posted in: Japanese man dies inflight after eating 246 cocaine packets See in context

Even if the packets were tiny, I don’t think I’d be able to swallow and hold that many.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Convenience store owner saves foreigner from online scam artist See in context

“Or rather, the product the person thought they were paying for, with the gift cards they had purchased.”

Lately fraudsters are also instructing people to get gift cards to pay for supposed unpaid internet charges etc. I think 7-11 recently removed Nanaco electronic money gift cards from their stores because of such cases.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Ghosn family seeks U.N. help against 'judicial persecution' in Japan See in context

Kenji Fujimori, “Meanwhile Kelly is a free man”

Kelly and Ghosn are both out on bail with various bail conditions.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Posted in: Australian mother reflects on 'lunchbox shame' she felt from her son’s Tokyo preschool teacher See in context

“I believe the term you want is not Chara-ben, but Kyara-ben キャラ弁.”

That is if you want to speak with Japanese people about the issue. Forgot to add that. Some English sites use Chara.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Posted in: Australian mother reflects on 'lunchbox shame' she felt from her son’s Tokyo preschool teacher See in context

I believe the term you want is not Chara-ben, but Kyara-ben キャラ弁. You can even see it used in the account name of the twitter post included in the article. It’s a shortened version of the Japanese version of “character”, not the original English.

“...kids who feel self-conscious about being the center of attention because their chara-ben is more artistic than their classmates.”

Did you really mean to talk about the artistic ability of the classmates? Or was it the artistic ability of the persons making the bentos for the classmates? If it was the latter, you need to use an apostrophe.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.