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Posted in: Mother backing car out of garage hits and kills 2-year-old son See in context

As with any accident of this kind (and as oldman_13 points out, although rare, it does happen more frequently than you think) the armchair commentators ask "But why did'nt you do this, why did'nt you do that". Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing. It is so easy to be wise after the event.

That poor mother will probably spend the rest of her life "hitting the re-wind button" in her mind. I hope that she does not read JT.

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Posted in: Mother backing car out of garage hits and kills 2-year-old son See in context

It was a horrible accident, and one that actually has happened in many other countries including my own (last month a mother in Los Angeles accidentally ran over her 2-year old in the driveway).

Yes, the same thing happened about 6 months ago in my native country.

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Posted in: Mother backing car out of garage hits and kills 2-year-old son See in context

Sad to read so many intolerant comments to such a tragic accident.

Obviously these commenters are not parents.

I feel very sorry for the childs mother.

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Posted in: Japan to send senior diplomat to Singapore for U.S.-N Korea summit See in context

If Abe is so curious, why didn't he set up a meeting with KJU ages ago?

Abe is curious because I think Japan is more concerned about possible compensation, than anything else.

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Posted in: Japan to send senior diplomat to Singapore for U.S.-N Korea summit See in context

PM Abe can get first information, before other World Leader, and then take necessary measures.

Normal protocol after a sumit is that the two parties issue a joint statement (usually via a press conference) and everybody gets information at the same time.

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Posted in: Modern Meghan radicalizes the royals See in context

Just wish them well, and let them get on with it. Why pointlessly speculate? The one thing which the House of Windsor can do very well -is to adapt. That, I think, is why the British monarchy has survived so long, and will continue to survive for many more centuries.

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Posted in: 3 more victims sue Japanese government over forced sterilization See in context

Every country had this kind of law. It was legal at that time.

I am not aware of my native country ever having such a law.

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Posted in: Japan plans retaliatory tariffs against U.S., NHK reports See in context

The move is likely to be part of efforts to have Washington add Japan to a list of countries exempted from the U.S. tariffs.

Americas move was likely to be part of efforts to have Tokyo add America to a list of countries excempted from Japanese tariffs.

After all "given Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's close ties with the President".

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Posted in: Aso ridicules N Korean leader's plane See in context

Amazing how the world wants their cake and eat it too.

The world has not been put here just for Japan.

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Posted in: Aso ridicules N Korean leader's plane See in context

What an immature little man this Aso is.

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Posted in: Japan defends U.S.-S Korea military drills See in context

Post war Japan has perfected to a fine art how to capitalise on other world disputes while claiming to be victim of aggression. This may be coming to an end.

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Posted in: Do you support torture as an interrogation method if the objective is to prevent a terrorist attack or capture criminals? See in context

Modern interrogation methods in Japan (sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation, isolation) while holding suspects for 21 - 28 days without a charge seem to be effective with a high conviction rate.

However Japans re-offending rate is also high, which would suggest that in the long term, such methods are not actually effective at all.

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Posted in: Abe, Trump eye talks before and after U.S.-N Korea summit See in context

What exactly is a liason team?

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Posted in: Abe tells N Korea: Release Japanese abductees or no aid See in context

What is PM Abe talking about.

Both President Trump and President Moon have already said that they would take this matter to heart during furrher negociations with Kim Jong Un.

And North Korea have not requested any aid from Japan.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker's comment that newlyweds should raise at least 3 kids sparks criticism See in context

In a democratic "free" country, I don't think it is down to politicans / lawmakers to be telling people how to run their lives.

But there again, was Japan ever a free country? This LDP sound like a bunch of control freaks.

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Posted in: Groped, scared, disgusted: Stories of dealing with 'chikan' in Japan See in context

But I'm angry at how this country only expresses outrage when an idiot foreigner does it. 

Sadly, in this respect, things have'nt changed much in Japan for many years. 25 years ago, signs appeared in public telephone boxes in English saying that anybody caught vandalising the kiosk would be arrested an prosecuted. Nothing in Japanese.

*It's people like this who give gaijin a bad name.*

I never did understand why people put this Japanese word in the middle of an English sentence. It secularists forigners in Japan.

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Posted in: Elementary schoolgirl attacked by man while on her way to school in Tokyo See in context

What a wicked thing to do!

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Posted in: Trump-Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore See in context

Now, the big question : what does Kim want ?

A 1960's song comes to mind, with the lyrics "all we are saying is, give peace a chance".

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Posted in: In run-up to end of Heisei, pundits discuss whether an emperor is really needed See in context

Two thoughts come to my mind.

My first thought is : why is he refered to as emperor? Japan no longer has an empire.

My second thought is ; Heisei means "achieve peace". Has Japan achieved peace?

I would keep the Monarchy system in Japan. If it is'nt broken, why fix it?

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Posted in: Abe served dessert in 'shoe' at dinner in Israel See in context

There seemed to be a craze a couple of years ago in my native country of serving food on strange items and wooden boards. In my local pub I would always insist on a plate.

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Posted in: Japan and N Korea should talk, S Korea's Moon says See in context

I think that Moon is showing himself to be a true world leader, stateman and peacemaker.

Unfortunately, Japan seems only concerned with it's own self interests.

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Posted in: American man indicted for killing woman in Osaka See in context

I wonder what led this man to commit such a terrible crime.

Good to hear this monster's life is over now. Get the trash off the streets.

He has not been tried yet.

American?

Per 'Sources', he was born in the Unkraine but lived in New York.

What is the relevance in Law?

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Posted in: American man indicted for killing woman in Osaka See in context

The concept of innocent until proven guilty has been lost in Japan somewhere down the line.

Comments on this thread seem to encourage this erosion of "Rule of Law".

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Posted in: Akita town presented as a microcosm for future population decline See in context

I have often thought about it in Japan, to re-locate some central government departments and agencies from Tokyo to smaller provincial cities. In the age of internet and e-mail many of these departments do not necessarily have to be (traditionally) in the capital.

I think that it could create employment and slow down the decline.

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Posted in: Kono, Pompeo agree to maintain maximum pressure on N Korea See in context

NK is said to be a US partner to sell US weapons to Japan and SK.

Said to be by whom? There does seem to be a lot of mis-information about these days.

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Posted in: Police on the lookout for man offering young boys money for sneezes See in context

The man seems to be trying to prove to himself that he can get somebody to what he wants, or do his work for him by offering money.

Maybe he wants to prove that he can be in control.

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Posted in: Can Japan play a role in bringing peace and stability to the Korean Peninsula? See in context

I often get the impression that Japan only persues a thing if it suites Japans own self interest. If there is no benefit in it for Japan, then Japan won't really bother with it.

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Posted in: Outrage as WWII sex slave memorial removed in Manila See in context

Japan was fighting for the Philippine independence from evil USA.

The Philippine Commonweath had been established in 1935 to create a 10 year interim period to independence. The above comment therefore makes no sense. It would suggest that Japan was fighting for Philippine independence which was already being given it's independence (by the USA).

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Posted in: Outrage as WWII sex slave memorial removed in Manila See in context

If Japan was genuinely sincere about investing money in the Philippines, then they would do it with or without these statues.

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