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Posted in: Japan, Germany eye military logistics pact See in context

What? No Italy?

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Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested after scuffle in Sapporo supermarket See in context

It's the underlying issues at play that are more worrying IMHO. It takes little things to trigger a lot of people with pent up anger here.

A life devoid if any other important things apart from work? Loveless marriage? Daily stress just from commuting? Etc.

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Posted in: Body of newborn girl found in parking lot had been there since April, police say See in context

Availability of The Pill and morning after pill is still not so easy or cheap for women. Tragedies like the above could be lessened when people have more choices.

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Posted in: Security guard arrested in Shizuoka for abandoning 13 liters of urine at pachinko parlor See in context

Potential Amazon employee!

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Posted in: 3 arrested over death of 37-year-old man who was handcuffed and confined at home See in context

Tragically sad.

I know it's difficult for families of the mentally ill to care for them and how terrifying sometimes facing them when they have their episodes but also try to imagine being that person who sees things in their minds differently, let's just say for arguments' sake from a toddler's point of view., How scared he must have felt and how they suffered being bound like that!

Situations like these has to be looked at from the perspective of how badly Japan or any country is equipped to handle the issue of mental health!

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Posted in: 70-year-old man arrested for stalking 72-year-old woman See in context

..or the oyaji is just a nutcase. Let's consider other possibilities apart from victim blaming :)

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

@hattorikun it's not even that, they show up even when you haven't finished unpacking yet and I didn't even have a TV at the time! Someone shares a list with them. Either the realtor or the City Hall when you register your Jyuuminhyo or something..

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

One thing that has always bothered me.

How do they know so quickly when you moved in to a new place? Who sold/told them. For a place with so called privacy laws in place this is disconcerting. Anybody knows?

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Posted in: Do you think tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon and YouTube have too much control over what people see and read? See in context


People have control over what people see and read.

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Posted in: Man ordered to pay ¥70 mil over 2017 murder of Vietnamese girl See in context

I just worry that if he does pay that his appeal against his life sentence would be allowed, knowing the system.

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Posted in: Woman gets 5 years in prison for killing newborn in Tokyo airport toilet See in context

Horrible things like this could be lessened if only the pill and the morning after pill are easier and cheaper to get for women in this country.

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Posted in: Pool power See in context

Amazing! I am thinking I would actually support the Paralympics instead of The Olympics. It certainly is more of an achievement to perform like that as a testament to physical and mental strength.

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Posted in: Pakistani man reaches out to those living on margins in Japan See in context

On the other hand there are supposedly empty houses all over the place that can perhaps be repurposed by the government to help with this situation https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/want-to-live-in-an-abandoned-house-in-japan-here%E2%80%99s-why-it%E2%80%99s-not-really-%E2%80%98free%E2%80%99

If there's will and leadership of course.

Big ask I know. Sad

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Posted in: In time for summer, Europe sees dramatic fall in virus cases See in context

If we in Japan could reach this level we could hope for similar drops. We'll need the vaccine of course. Oh..

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Posted in: Gov't pledges to fix embarrassing vaccine booking system flaw See in context

Kishi said he takes the actions of the companies "very seriously," calling them "malicious and very regrettable" despite the significant flaws they brought to light.

..instead of thanking them like he should for exposing vulnerabilities.

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Posted in: Japanese schoolgirl and karate teen subdue violent shoplifter See in context

Intention was good but wouldn't be a smart move if the guy had a knife. Life or death situation is a different matter but it's only a drink

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Posted in: 7 men sent to prosecutors for stealing 200 Toyota and Lexus vehicles worth ¥700 million See in context

Gone in 60 seconds!

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Posted in: Life sentence upheld for man over 2017 murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl See in context

Although life sentence cannot bring back a life, at least it's not one of those very imbalanced sentences we often see e.g. 5,8 years for killing people.

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Posted in: Mystery man donates bags of cash to local schools in Nara See in context

It's good to hear that it's not all bullying and family killings. Although the Covid part should be the government's responsibility, he shouldn't need to help there.

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Posted in: Police arrest man who barricaded himself in building in Aomori Pref See in context

Social distancing?

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Posted in: Cardboard Darth Vader costume lets you become an eco-friendly Jedi villain See in context

The Paper may not be very strong with this one!

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Posted in: Campaigning begins for Oct 22 election; 1,176 register candidacies See in context

Field of Abe's dreams "Lie, and they will vote".

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Posted in: Do you think tech giants like Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Netflix have too much control over what people see and how they live. See in context

I work for one of the "big data" companies and from my point-of-view, it's quickly getting there. Not because of some planned desire to control the world but just due to the sheer size and scope of their services.

Then again, these companies grow this big because of the majority of us who use their services. It's a feedback loop of sorts.

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Posted in: Abe says he will hike sales tax in Oct 2019 unless emergency occurs See in context

Bravo @sangetsu03 bravo! Spending other people's money, especially other people you don't know at all is just too easy for the politicians.

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Posted in: Which do you trust the most for news coverage: mainstream media or social media? See in context


so much winning!

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Posted in: Popular TV presenter Mao Kobayashi, who died of cancer at the age of 34 last Thursday, leaves a husband, daughter, 5, and son, 4. How do you explain to children that young about death, and what do you say to them when they ask where mommy is? Have you had this experience, either as a parent or a child? See in context

It is very sad indeed and there is no easy way, but all concerned need to have hope and continue living like the deceased would want them to. I haven't experienced this personally but I have experienced the other side of it. Parents should also not have to bury their children. Life happens.

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Posted in: Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was paid 1.10 billion yen in fiscal 2016. What do you think of compensation levels for CEOs? Is anyone worth that much money to a company? See in context

...and oh yeah, on a side note, he also proved that non Japanese people can perform well at Japanese companies.

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Posted in: Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was paid 1.10 billion yen in fiscal 2016. What do you think of compensation levels for CEOs? Is anyone worth that much money to a company? See in context

In Ghosn's case I think it's deserved. He took over when the company was in trouble and made it healthier now. Even though he had to downsize the staff, the number of jobs at Nissan he actually saved compensated for the former.

1.1 Billion Yen is about US$ 9 million. To put it in perspective, the average salary for Forbes's top 500 CEOs is US 14 Million. What was not obvious from the survey headline is that he is also retiring (or maybe already retired) in 2017. So that figure may have already included retirement bonuses and such.

If I were a shareholder, I don't think I would mind the company paying someone for the result of their work. The ENRON types however...

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Posted in: New panda cub expected to bring Y26.7 bil economic boost See in context

There it is! Replacement to Abenomics. more Pandas! Bet it'll even be more effective.

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