Sad. It must be very difficult looking after your sick daughter for 20 years even while you had your wife together with you and now with her also sick and hospitalized...
At their advanced ages, I think the man just lost hope of being able to look after them on his own so he decided to leave this mortal realm together at least. Very sad.
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..if Israel wanted to wipe the Palestinians they could have done long time ago but they didn't . Do remember that land in dispute was the result of a war where the new state of Israel was attacked by multiple Arab neighbours with the unambiguous intention of wiping Israel off the map.
It is complicated for sure and exacerbated by geography which dictates the need for buffer zones to allow room to move if and when another attack comes.
History and its imperfections is the reality of the present situation. Can we look forward to a better future, sure but it requires work on all sides. When the desire to annihilate another group of people because they talk, dress or worship differently still strongly exists then it's much harder.
Would a terrorist group refrain from using nukes if it could get its hands on one?
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Maybe because if allowed to, the radicals in Palestine and scores of arab neighbours would love to wipe Israel off the map?
The above apart from a few leaders like Sadat and the Jordanians who could realise the benefits of peace has been the default stance of the Arab world in regards to Israel 's existence.
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With some police departments, there's a standard load policy where the first bullet is intentionally a blank for a warning shot.
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I got a teenage boy too and I can sympathize if the parent visits thelis scum who has been evaluated as sane in jail and murdered him there.
How many years would the revenging parent get I wonder? Would anyone be willing to bet it will be less/more than the 18 years the scum got?
I hope someone with a better understanding of Japanese law standards can shed light on the reasons behind such sentences.
Been here more than 10 years and still can't figure it out.
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Just a heads-up that these things happen.
I take the shinkansen regularly and luckily only once had the unfortunate situation where a middle age nutter next to me was mumbling and muttering all through the journey about how I disturb him whenever my elbow even moved slightly since our elbows were touching on the middle armrest. I am not in any way a fidgeter or an inconsiderate passenger
Since my Japanese isn't good enough to argue properly I just kept my cool but wouldn't budge from occupying my tiny bit of the armrest on principle (and hoping he'd escalate first) but he kept it to muttering and low swearing.
I usually sympathize with mental illness but not that time.
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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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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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Potential Amazon employee!
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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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..or the oyaji is just a nutcase. Let's consider other possibilities apart from victim blaming :)
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@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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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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People have control over what people see and read.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gone in 60 seconds!
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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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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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The Paper may not be very strong with this one!
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Field of Abe's dreams "Lie, and they will vote".
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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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