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Posted in: 630 cases of violence against train station employees reported in fiscal 2018 See in context

Do the hustle, “It does NOT say anything in the article.”

Notice this paragraph:

“According to the association, the number of reported assaults has declined each year due to each railway company strengthening its patrols and setting up security cameras within trains, which have led to prevention of violent outbreaks.”

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 2 after warehouse fire near Osaka See in context

Everyone killed or injured was from Yamanishi’s family or company. Other news outlets say they brought the cans three weeks ago and had been coming every Sat evening since then to work in removing the gas. So they were lucky for a couple of times.

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 2 after warehouse fire near Osaka See in context

I earlier was wondering what safety procedures were in place at this professional waste treatment facility but now I’m wondering if it was a professional (company) place or not? Maybe it was a place where anyone can bring their recyclables or something similar??? The reason is they said on TV tonight that Mr Yamanishi was removing gas from 3000 or so cans that had been flooded in his shop (which apparently was elsewhere) by a typhoon (last year I think they said).

It seems his son and the other person injured have still not regained consciousness.

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Posted in: Woman’s body found in minivan in Kanagawa parking lot See in context

Now the news is saying that in addition to doing your guiding, she was also involved in real estate work and there was some trouble related to that.

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 2 after warehouse fire near Osaka See in context

And now the boy’s father has died.

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Posted in: Woman’s body found in minivan in Kanagawa parking lot See in context

The TV news this morning said she told her son she was going out to meet a man and that he might kill her. Which makes one wonder why she thought that and why she felt compelled to go anyway.

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 2 after warehouse fire near Osaka See in context

Like Lamily I always pierce my cans outdoors. As this was a facility doing waste processing professionally you’d think they would have had proper safety procedures in place. Then again why was a 13-year-old there? Was he the company owner’s son helping out or what?

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Posted in: Report discovered detailing Japan's wartime use of nerve agents See in context

Tangerine2000, regarding the Sado incident, rather than vindictiveness I would be inclined to think it was more along the “let’s cover our tracks” to ward off consequences line.

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Posted in: Report discovered detailing Japan's wartime use of nerve agents See in context

Is  historian Seiya Matsuno an independent researcher or is he affiliated with some institution? How and where did he discover the document?

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Posted in: U.S. Marine, in custody for assault, also charged with attempted murder of woman See in context

“Sounds like he needed more host country behavior training”

I would think such behavior would be unacceptable even in the home country.

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Posted in: Man referred to prosecutors over attempt to join IS while at university See in context

expatToday  11:56 am JST

“5 years ago, at age 31?”

I believe he is 31 now.

This case was in the news years ago and I remember seeing Nakata interviewed on TV news etc so his name was already known. Can’t remember if they gave the student’s name at the time. I think not.

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Posted in: Abe criticized for calling elevator installation at Osaka Castle 'mistake' See in context

“[Nagoya] remains reluctant, saying it will achieve a barrier-free environment by using new technologies”

I’m very curious as to what they mean by this. Lifting disabled people up with a drone? Keeping them at the ground level and showing them a video of the view they would have had if there was an elevator? Or???? I’m all for keeping things as authentic as possible and realize in some smaller facilities it would be difficult or impossible to achieve full accessibility. But surely a large project can find a way to tuck an inconspicuous elevator in somewhere. I’m pretty sure they make other concessions to modern times and safety such as by using electric lighting, signs, etc.

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Posted in: Okinawan farm grows vanilla to help disabled amid price hikes See in context

We love vanilla beans! Would be interesting to be able to buy some that are domestically grown. Hope this project is successful in producing a good product and providing jobs.

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Posted in: Japanese crown prince, wife begin tour of Poland See in context

bearandrodentToday  09:08 am JST

“Why Poland?”

Here’s a clue: The European tour marks the centenary of Japan's diplomatic relations with Poland and Finland.

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Posted in: G20 leaders end 1st day of summit with wagyu beef, kyogen See in context

“Trump was the only one not to bring his partner.”

I didn’t spot Angela Merkle’s spouse in any of the photos I saw. Did he attend?

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Posted in: Graffiti found on stone wall near emperor's residence See in context

A Russian “artist” has been arrested. So it’s perhaps yet another tiresome case of a “tourist” coming over mainly for the purpose of leaving his mark. If he’s guilty I hope they throw the book at him, and word gets out soon that this kind of thing is not worth making the trip for.

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Posted in: New tofu brings Kyoto’s iconic Daimonji fire festival to your plate See in context

“People from around Japan travel to Kyoto to witness the spectacle, but now you won’t have to make the journey to enjoy the sight of the kanji characters, thanks to Kyoto tofu brand Otokomae.”

But you’ll still have to get to Kyoto at the time in order to get the tofu.

“The new Gozan no Okuribi Tofu is set to retail for 98 yen at supermarkets around Kyoto from Aug 13-16.”

“makes a fantastic souvenir”

Something that requires refrigeration isn’t my idea of a good souvenir.

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Posted in: Man arrested after wife's legless body found on beach See in context

“Murders are quiet common in Japan, just most are never reported or misreported as suicide or missing.”

I have no doubt there are some murders that are not treated as such, but saying most murders are never reported as murders would be gross exaggeration. But anyway, how could you possibly know that?

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Posted in: Women on the LGBT+ spectrum discuss the ups and downs of dating in Japan See in context

seadog538Today  08:35 am JST

“Could somebody explain what "a cis-female lesbian" is?”

For those who have been unable to keep up with evolving language, Google is a great tool.

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Posted in: The Carlos Ghosn case – the return of Japan Inc See in context

On Nov 19 last year,he was arrested ..... Mr Ghosn was finally released on bail,but with extremely harsh conditions,such as being under surveillance camera 24 hours a day and even being prohibited from communicating with his wife

This section is misleading in regards to to the point about Ghosns wife. As we saw in the media coverage of the walks in the park of Mr Ghosn and wife Carole,along with his daughters,they not only communicated,they were living together after his first release on bail. It was the conditions imposed upon his second release on bail after another of his multiple arrests that included the (currently still in effect I believe)restrictions on communicating with his wife.

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Posted in: Toyota Verblitz rugby player Kabashima arrested on cocaine charge See in context

Amir MarzoukToday  08:11 am JST

“Didn’t the government just take a huge hit for only giving Pierre Taki a slap on the wrist for cocaine use? What happens when they do it again for another star?”

can you explain how a court handing down a typical sentence for a first time drug offender equates to the government taking a huge hit, or any hit at all? And if you think being under a suspended sentence for three years or so is a slap on the wrist, I’m inclined to think you don’t understand what that actually entails.

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Posted in: Fugitive's car found in Kanagawa after he gets away from prosecutors See in context

“I really don’t get this. Doesn’t your incarceration commence being sentenced? How does one get bail after being sentenced to prison time?”

One doesn’t get bail after being sentenced, he was out on bail during the trial. And after being convicted, and then losing his appeal, he didn’t report to prison when ordered to.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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


“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.

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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.”

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