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Posted in: Near-complete Tokyo condo to be demolished for spoiling Mount Fuji view See in context

I wonder how many of the people that complained live in a house blocking the view for others….

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Posted in: Wi-Fi, drones and sharp blades on Japan's whaling mothership See in context

I don’t have a problem with them catching & eating them…..we’re emptying the oceans of everything else but don’t make up rubbish reasons for doing it. If you’re killing then to eat them then just say that. The only problem with the ‘ecosystem’ is humans, it’s not the whales that need culling to help the ecosystem.

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Posted in: Mother, 2-week-old son found dead in suspected murder-suicide See in context

That poor father will have nightmares for the rest of his life having found his daughter and grandson dead in his house.

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Posted in: Japanese authorities urge caution after wild bears attack several people in the northeast See in context

It’s amazing how small they are, we had one in the garden last week….it wasn’t taller than the Doberman hot on its heels chasing it out of the garden. We hardly used to see them until about 3-4 years ago but now we see them every spring & autumn.

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Posted in: Locals in central Japan near Mount Fuji count on UFO craze for tourism See in context

Maybe they should whack a screen up all around town so that Mt Fuji can’t be seen, it’ll save the hassle in the future if they get too many tourists.

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Posted in: 64-year-old woman arrested for fatally stabbing 76-year-old husband See in context

Quo PrimumToday  12:38 pm JST

What's the problem with reporting it?

No problem with reporting it unless it was only reported as she was from the Philippines . Seems strange that it was reported when the news story posted here on May 7th at 5am deliberately omitted the fact the police were looking for two Brazilians. This ladies nationality added nothing to the story/article.

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Posted in: 64-year-old woman arrested for fatally stabbing 76-year-old husband See in context

What does her nationality have to do with the incident?

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Posted in: Snake on Yamanote line train cause commotion in Tokyo See in context

I have 3 species of snake in my garden that I see regularly….never once have I called the police about it, might give it a go next time.

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Posted in: Ex-trade ministry bureaucrat gets 10 years for raping drugged women See in context

10 years per victim would have been a better sentence.

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Posted in: Owner of unauthorized MSDF drone video says he knew risks, shared it for fun See in context

Imagine if this had been a Japanese person doing the same in China for ‘a bit of fun’…..that ‘fun’ would have ended up in prison.

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Posted in: ‘Angry’ parent arrested after smashing window at high school See in context

I wonder where the child gets his ‘issues’ from…..behavioural issues learnt from his father maybe?!

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Posted in: 25-year-old man arrested over 2 burnt bodies found in Tochigi See in context


It’s the river bank right next to the ‘Nasu-Kasumigajo Golf hotel resort’ in Iono. Countryside for sure but the mountains the other side of the IC is way quieter.


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Posted in: 25-year-old man arrested over 2 burnt bodies found in Tochigi See in context


‘I find it very interesting that the murderers drove 2.5 hours into the deep woods to dump the bodies’

it was not ‘deep woods’ it was about 15mins from the IC and on the edge of a river where people walk daily, I walk my dog there daily. 20-30mins from the IC in the opposite direction they’d have been in the mountains with hardly anyone around. They’re either stupid, or wanted the bodies to be found…..or both.

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Posted in: China hosts foreign naval officials amid regional tensions See in context

I used to live in Qingdao and there weren’t many days in the year we could see blue sky like in that photo!

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Posted in: 5 dead, 114 hospitalized from recalled Japanese health supplements See in context

They were notified of a potential problem in January but waited until a few confirmed deaths before making an announcement at the end of March. Clever. Management has a degree of blame in any recent deaths.

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Posted in: Man arrested after beating daughter for ‘not helping with chores’ See in context

If he’s punching a 10yo girl in the face then i hate to think what the mother has been through….

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Posted in: Japan society on transgender issues to drop 'disorder' from name See in context

’mental disorder’ seemed to be the correct term from everything I’ve read.

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Posted in: China demands Japan start Fukushima treated water compensation system See in context

I used to work in China whilst living in Japan, just thinking about it gives me that nasty horrible taste in my mouth that I used to get breathing in my first lungful of polluted air when the plane doors opened. When will China pay Japan/Korea/Taiwan etc for the air pollution?

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Posted in: Couple sent to prosecutors after unvaccinated dog injures 7 See in context

The last rabies case in Japan was 1957 but dogs are still required to have the vaccine. Our fit and healthy Jack Russel Terrier had his jab in the autumn, he was dead 6 hours later.

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Posted in: Nagoya elementary school students caught defrauding classmate for nearly ¥1 million See in context

Both of my kids have a similar amount of money in their bank, neither of them know about it & neither of them have access to it. I thought that was the norm…

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Posted in: Japan eyes up to 800,000 more skilled foreign workers over next 5 years See in context

Japan should look at Europe as well as Lebanon, Egypt etc and take note that they should only let in atheists…..at worst there’s one particular religion that should never be let in.

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Posted in: Woman returns home from work to find man hiding under her bed See in context

Strange so many people comment about not locking the door….we never lock our cars or house, pretty common in the countryside.

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Posted in: 6-year-old girl fractures skull in skiing accident in Nagano See in context

My kids used to be embarrassed as they were the only kids wearing helmets when snow boarding. There’s a lot more kids wearing them nowadays but still not enough.

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Posted in: Woman, boyfriend arrested after her 5-year-old daughter dies from hypothermia See in context

I thought I was against the death penalty…..having read this I’m not so sure, I might even volunteer to pull the trap door myself.

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Posted in: Israel and Hamas making progress in cease-fire and hostage-release talks, officials say See in context

Interesting how SA is so vocal when it’s Israel yet the deaths of a similar number & displacement of over 7 million people in Sudan doesn’t worry them at all. SA government is racist to the core…

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Posted in: Many Japanese outside major urban areas do not engage with foreigners: survey See in context

Surely depends which ‘type’ of foreigner?! If you’ve lived in shizuoka near the large population from a certain South American country then speaking from experience I can say that you wouldn’t want any ‘foreigners’ living near you. If it’s your big standard English teacher then most people wouldn’t have any problems at all.

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Posted in: U.S.-bound ANA plane returns to Tokyo after man bites cabin attendant See in context

‘I don’t remember’…..sounds like an old Japanese man rather than a foreigner.

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Posted in: Investigators probe conflicting reports on Tokyo airport crash See in context

I’ve listened to the ATC recordings several times. The ATC communication was poor to say the least. The male ATC did not use the term ‘hold short’ or ‘line up and wait’ which are standard terms used. The ATC should also have had a warning of an impending collision yet they issued to warning to JAL, dubious to say the least.

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl riding bike seriously injured after being hit by car; driver arrested See in context

No helmet, probably no lights and by the sounds of it going across the road in front of a car….arrest the parents for neglect.

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Posted in: Crown prince says review of official royal duties required See in context

His heart aches for the Palestinian children…..not so much for the Israeli children then?!

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