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Posted in: Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin confirm marriage on Instagram See in context

“A month of dating. Rushing into things, ain't we?”

They had already been friends for years so it’s not like they didn’t know each other.

Not that I’m taking any bets as to how long they’ll last....

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

“Common sense says you do not let your 3 year old out of your vehicle until you've parked!”

Except that in Japan the garages or parking spaces are often so narrow that drivers let the passengers out before parking the car. It goes without saying though that location of such passengers should be confirmed before moving the car again.

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Posted in: 8 arrested over ¥8.3 bil shady investment scheme See in context

Do the hustle, , “if something on the internet seems too good to be true, it always is!”

Think it wasn’t just on the internet. News was showing videos of glitzy “seminars” and promotional events.

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Posted in: Crews search for California fire victims; Trump to visit on Saturday See in context

I think they’ve got 600 or so on the missing/unable to contact list now. Hopefully most of them will be found alive in shelters or elsewhere but it’s still too chaotic to tell what’s what.

Used to have three cousins living with their spouses in Paradise. The cousins all years ago of illnesses and the spouses moved away. I remember feeling very sad that they died relatively young and didn’t get to enjoy as much of their retirement years as hoped. Now I’m thinking maybe it was a blessing in disguise as it spared them from the horrible fate met by so many elderly in the Paradise area.

After Trump’s tweets about these fires I’m wishing he’d stay away. I’ll refrain from saying more as I don’t think I can be civil.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing ¥30 from Shinto shrine’s collection box See in context

A lot of posters write as if he “only” stole 30 yen, but that is just the amount that happened to be in the box when he broke into (and damaged?) it. Had there been 30,000 yen in the box, it’s likely he would have stolen all of it. He was just unlucky to not get much but the intention was there.

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Posted in: Man charged with 150 cases of theft from delivery boxes in Tokyo and Saitama See in context

Kenji FujimoriNov. 15  10:07 pm JST

“Why do they overemphasize 'an unemployed man' what if he was a marketing director or something.. Crimes are committed by anyone”

Mentioning it once is not overemphasizing. If he was a marketing director that would be mentioned instead of “unemployed”.

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Posted in: Japan's cyber security minister admits never having used computer See in context

“he responded: “1,500 yen”, which works out at just over $13, some way below the actual sum of 150 billion yen.”

To give him credit (ha ha) he did get the figure right after three stumbling tries. Then again that was reading from the papers prepared for him by the workers. It would help if he could at least read those straight.

I loved it when, after he had called her Renpo, it was Renho’s turn to speak again and she just calmly and curtly began with “I’m Renho”. Later when he was giving a half apology to the press, he called her Renpo again. Best comedy on TV lately.

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Posted in: Cuban ambassador denied room at Hilton hotel in Fukuoka due to U.S. sanctions See in context

Aly RustomToday  10:25 am JST

Why should tge Cubans do that? The Hilton violated the Japanese hotel laws. The problem is on the American side.

“But the people that did that were japanese.”

At the bidding of their American company.

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Posted in: SDF mortar round lands outside training area, nearly hitting civilian car See in context

Dango bongToday  07:59 am JST

“I did not even see this story on the news but could you imagine if it was a US shell? Holy cow”

Like Tumble Dry, I also saw this on the TV news last night (Wed) and on more than one channel.

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Posted in: Cuban ambassador denied room at Hilton hotel in Fukuoka due to U.S. sanctions See in context

Aly RustomToday  07:57 am JST

“Cubans should do the same with their Japanese embassador. By refusing him entry or service in some places. Show them what it feels like.”

Why should tge Cubans do that? The Hilton violated the Japanese hotel laws. The problem is on the American side.

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Posted in: Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara See in context

Honest Dictator,

Note that the quote was “If these migrants stay in Mexico and Mexico can’t accommodate them, that’s better for us,”

How is it better for “us” if Mexico cannot accommodate them?

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Posted in: Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara See in context

Bass,

“If these migrants stay in Mexico and Mexico can’t accommodate them, that’s better for us,”

Why is that better for us?

Just one snippet from long, unintelligible, unpunctuated posts. We all make the occasional typo or errors in our comments but your’s are really beyond the pale. I suppose by “tax pair” you meant “taxpayer” and “migraine” was supposed to be “migrant”, but the lack of grammar and punctuation just make it too much work to try and decipher what you write. It’d be a great help if you could put them into English, the language of your beloved country.

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Posted in: Devastation as California fire death toll rises See in context

1glenn,

I also grew up there and experienced many earthquakes, fires, winter and spring rain storms that brought flooding and mud/rock slides especially if there’d been a fire in the summer/fall, damage to coastal sections from storms with high waves. But fire season was pretty much confined to August/September. Now it goes even to late November, and December, and frankly I don’t think I’d rest easy about fires at any time of the year these days.

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Posted in: Woman killed after her car crashes into truck during police chase See in context

“Let her cool down”

She is the one who summoned the police but then took off running a red light. I for one, would rather not have her doing her cooling down in a car on the public roads.

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Posted in: Woman in critical condition after being stabbed on Yokohama street See in context

Sorry the typo, 71, not 76.

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Posted in: Woman in critical condition after being stabbed on Yokohama street See in context

Sensei258, “You can bet when they find this guy he will be an unemployed 30 something”

Except the man they arrested is 76.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over fatal stabbing of U.S. military airman See in context

Omachi, “I looked to see if he was married - not that it matters, but found no article stating so, or mentioning a grieving widow.”

This Mainichi article says he has a wife living in Hawaii.

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20181112/k00/00e/040/181000c

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Posted in: Woman killed after her car crashes into truck during police chase See in context

Oops, finger slipped and hit “post” too soon.

Meant to write that it was only proper for them to approach her to get her version of the incident.

“Shouldn’t they question the husband for reason instead chasing after her?”

They did question him. That’s how they knew she had gone off in the car. There’s no reason to think they didn’t question him about the reasons for the incident.

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Posted in: Woman killed after her car crashes into truck during police chase See in context

Hiro, “Why did police chase her? Wasn’t she the one that called them?”

Yes, she called them, so it was only proper that after spotting her they approached her to talk to her. But she took off and ran a red light. So at that point it became proper for them to chase her.

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Posted in: Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit See in context

Schopenhauer,

“For Trump, his profit (in this case his health) is first. For a person in his 70, he was too busy recently.”

In other words, he suffered a major lapse of judgement in running for the office of President at his advanced age. And he will be even older and unable to fulfill his duties at the time of the next Presidential election.

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Posted in: Michael Douglas joins dad Kirk with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame See in context

Wakarimasen, “Not heard of Cameron. Yet.”

Really? He’s often been in the news for drug related arrests, convictions, obtaining drugs while serving prison terms etc.

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Posted in: 49-year-old man, socially withdrawn for 40 years, arrested for abandoning mother’s corpse See in context

Ah_so, “He had an elderly neighbour, apparently living alone, and he notices that she isn't around. Did he think she was resting?”

It’s not really fair to blame the neighbor. Sometimes my elderly neighbors are not around because they are taking a sightseeing trip, staying with family out of town, in hospital, etc. but it’s impisdible for me to keep track of what all they’re doing. I’m getting old myself but I don’t go around notifying all the neighbors of my every move. Do you?

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Posted in: People magazine names Idris Elba 2018's Sexiest Man Alive See in context

“The actor said he tries to live life without few regrets.”

So he tries to have lots of regrets?!?

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Posted in: Passengers to be banned from carrying knives onto all trains in Japan from April See in context

smithinjapanToday  11:00 am JST

“Classic Japanese mentality! It's going to be completely illegal to carry knives onto trains”

Not true. More like a classic case of inability or unwillingness to read and comprehend. As already pointed out by nandakandamanda and others, this will be a prohibition on “unpacked knives”.

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Posted in: Car mechanic at crippled Fukushima plant died due to overwork See in context

Fouxdefa,

Exactly, no studies on this issue can be expected to be perfect and oftentimes discussions are meaningless as people are talking apples and oranges. Still I expect it to be an interesting article. Hope to read it on the weekend.

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Posted in: Car mechanic at crippled Fukushima plant died due to overwork See in context

expatToday  10:30 am JST

“Can anyone name another G-7 country in which people die from overwork?”

Not G-7 , but coincidentally, I saw an article a day or two ago titled, “South Koreans are working themselves to death. Can they get their lives back?” Saved it to read later as too busy right now. But I did notice a chart of hours worked per week in 4 OECD countries plus the average of all OECD countries. Mexico was the highest, followed by Korea, the OECD average, then the USA, and then Japan. I’m interested to see if the article has anything to say about number of days taken off, yearly number of hours worked, the origin of the Korean word for death from overwork and how long it’s been in use, etc.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 78-year-old woman See in context

Chip Star, “There was no mention of anything being taken.”

Frim the article:

“Kamigaki’s purse, containing her credit cards, was stolen.”

I believe this is the case where the suspect was also detected trying to use her credit card, unsuccessfully, I think.

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Posted in: Roppongi patrol See in context

Tigers, thanks again. Wouldn’t be surprised if your guess was correct. I wouldn’t know. Didn’t hang out in Roppongi when I lived in Tokyo and don’t hang out at our local podunk nightlife district now either but I do have to walk through it frequently in the evening. We’ve got some touts but they’re not numerous enough to warrant such measures as security guys. There used to be more touts but most disappeared after a change in the laws many years ago.

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Posted in: Roppongi patrol See in context

Tigers, Thanks.

So Executive Protection pays these employees to stand around on the public street in order to keep the club touts in line? Who pays Executive Protection for providing this service?

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