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Posted in: Suspected abuse of record-high 80,100 children reported in Japan in 2018 See in context

And this story obviously broke my heart too :(

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Posted in: Suspected abuse of record-high 80,100 children reported in Japan in 2018 See in context

I have no insight into the details and proceedings what happens after the authorities contact the family and there is a justified suspicion of child abuse, but do these kids have direct contact to the social workers/authorities? I mean can't technology help in this case and hand out something like an easily concealed beacon of some sort to the kids which would act as an emergency hotline when they are in truly life threatening situations? Something has to be done! We can't just shake our heads!

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Posted in: Woman killed by train after falling from platform at Nakameguro Station had influenza See in context

go to work with flu?

I am not sure on which planet is there a country called Japan where people can take sick leave when they are sick? I have worked in a few Japanese companies and in all of them you had to take your normal days off even if you had a flu or any other contagious disease. Now if you catch the flu twice a year and you want to stay home for let's say 3 days (which is a very conservative number) there you go, you already used half of your vacation days (I never had granted more than 11 vacation days in Japan).

So this kind of attitude is victim blaming at it's finest.

Why don't you blame the companies or the government who don't care about sick leave? You don't usually hear about 2 million sick people in other countries which have proper sick leave.

(And yes I am aware that you can get sick leave if you get to prove with a doctor's recommendation that you are better to stay at home for 3 days or more, but again this is a complete nonsense and it puts the burden on the already sick person to put up with administrative obstacles and there is no guarantee your doctor will grant you this favor)

This story is just simply tragic.

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Posted in: Former marathon runner gets suspended sentence for shoplifting See in context

I don't get it. She stole a bag of candy worth 382 yen among other items. I might be completely wrong but I assume this happened in a supermarket where even the most expensive things might cost 10000 yen or so at most. Do the prosecutors really think that 1 year in prison is proportional to the crime? What term would they seek for her had she stolen a car? Capital punishment?

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Posted in: Do aging SME owners face the end of their business? See in context

As the articles suggests Japan completely missed the IT revolution both in the dotcom bubble era and now during the IOT and AI takeover. Combined this with the rigid career options/labor customs in the workforce and the glorification of giant corporations' brand recognition the candidates have neither the will nor the incentive to join or start SMEs. To paraphrase: neither skills nor opportunities can be found on either side (i.e. candidates vs SME owners).

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy hit, killed by train in apparent suicide in Tochigi Pref See in context

"Why does a 17 year old take their life?" - Are you joking? You never heard of depression and bullying?

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy hit and killed by train in Saga See in context

DNALeri. I had the same thoughts. I just read that a grassroots movement holds events around the country to support those kids who feel scared and suicidal as the school start approaches. I wish all kids would find help in time when they need it.

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Posted in: 2 die in paragliding accident in Gunma See in context

30m is about the altitude where if your glider is fully collapsing then you have no chance to make a comeback. And the consequences are severe and/or fatal. RIP

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Posted in: Three skeletonized bodies found in Saitama home See in context

It's beside the point but you can easily find the word 'skeletonize' and it's meaning in many online dictionaries. By the Merriam-Webster dictionary it means: 'to produce in or reduce to skeleton form'.

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Posted in: DNA test identifies severed remains found in Kitakyushu river last year See in context

What a tragic story. I hope the police will catch the perpetrator soon.

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