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Posted in: Keio University racks up 4th voyeur arrest in as many months See in context

Would you send your daughter to school there?

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Posted in: Japanese professor submits petition seeking return of Chinese colleague See in context

Don't hold your breath waiting for a response...

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Posted in: Man shot dead in Gunma Pref; suspect on the loose See in context

Be good to know whether the guy who fled is presumed to be armed...

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Posted in: Koizumi backs different surnames for married couples after heckling incident See in context

"widely touted as a future Japanese prime minister." Why? Because 40% of politicians in Japan's one-party "democracy" ar in seats held by their fathers and/or grandfathers? Why not just install a House of Lords and drop the pretense?

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Posted in: Couple arrested for neglecting their four children, resulting in one death See in context

人間のクズ

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Posted in: Man on trial for killing 19 disabled people contradicts defense claim he is not mentally competent See in context

The guy certainly appears to be trying to appear insane... crazy like a fox?

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Posted in: 6 things I wish someone had told me about job hunting in Japan See in context

Don't do it if you're not a Japanese male.

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Posted in: Abe denies false statements over party scandal as opposition ups pressure See in context

So he's lying about having lied. Completely in character for a politician. Do they think they're going to embarrass him, or something?

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Posted in: Mother, son arrested for canceling hotel reservations 2,200 times See in context

So don't grant them the points until after they've paid and checked out. Not exactly rocket science.

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Posted in: Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says See in context

It's already illegal. Travel docs belong to the country that issues them, not to the bearer. Taking someone's passport is theft of government property.

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Posted in: Court orders disclosure of phone number over online defamation See in context

The ruling would never have gone that way if an individual plaintiff had brought suit. No challenges to the power structure permitted.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

...and they actually expect someone is going to believe them?

Invalid CSRF

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Posted in: Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics See in context

No need to fear the uncertainly. They will definitely be removed. Not rehoused, just relocated. Never mind that it's largely government policy to blame for their situation.

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Posted in: The surprising truth about cheating on one's partner in Japan See in context

How reliable are the informants? Would you trust them to tell the truth?

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Posted in: Japan Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms for Tokyo Games unveiled See in context

Why not something wear something Japanese?

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Posted in: Shop fearing Wuhan virus bans Chinese visitors in Hakone See in context

A kneejerk, bigoted response, but the Chinese govt plays the foreigner card regularly and without compunction.

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Posted in: 48-year-old man arrested for attempted murder of mother See in context

So why have the cops done nothing despite 31 complaints? What's the magic number?

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Posted in: Japan 2019 PC shipments surge 37% on telework, Windows 7 support end See in context

No stats in the article on the increase in the number of people involved in telework, or in the number stating that their PC purchase is tied to their teleworking job? Slipshod journalism.

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Posted in: Gov't keeps economic assessment for January See in context

Nobody believes anything they say, anyway...

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Posted in: Man arrested for animal abuse kept 73 dogs at his home See in context

He may have realised that the injured animal wouldn't live, and simply done the humane thing by putting it down. If the animals are taken by the local authority, they will in all probability be euthenised in 72 hrs.

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Posted in: Cafe owner detained over false report about robbery See in context

Go directly to jail. Do not pass "Go". Do not collect 270,000 yen.

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Posted in: Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine See in context

If the world is actually watching, it's because they are either laughing or horror struck. The US is no longer a country, it is a cartoon.

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Posted in: Trump sets presidential record for most tweets in a day See in context

Another low bar lowered...

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Posted in: Osaka mayor wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home See in context

Encouraging to see that Osaka has successfully solved all of its pressing socio-economic and crime problems and that the government is able to turn its attention to the truly important task of regulating individual behaviour in the home.

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Posted in: Ghosn's aide Kelly stands high chance of acquittal: ex-prosecutor See in context

They may be willing to let him go to try to salvage what's left of the reputation of the "hostage until proven guilty" system.

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Posted in: Ousted Grammy CEO files explosive discrimination complaint See in context

So she bases her complaint on a conviction that people accused of crimes are not innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? I hear the Tokyo Prosecutors' Office is hiring...

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Posted in: Japan, UK discuss handover of 3 robbery suspects despite no extradition treaty See in context

Bad precedent. No extradition treaty should mean no extradition. Japan would never reciprocate if one of its citizens were accused in the UK - or anywhere else.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

Maybe they should just stop arresting foreigners, if they cause the system so much trouble. Why can't they learn Japanese ways, and just confess the way good Japanese hostages do?

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

They should call it "abduction until confession", or maybe "hostage until trial".

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Posted in: Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant water See in context

Thir credibility is exhausted. No one is going to believe that any decision they take is in anyone's best interest but their own.

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