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Posted in: 62-year-old man turns himself in after robbing post office See in context

What a crappy situation.

Too bad the silver spoon suits at the Diet can't think to put more money into infrastructure and financing for groups and facilities to support these poor souls that commit petty crimes to get off the streets.

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Posted in: Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China on Dec 10 See in context

Interesting. I didn't even know the system wasn't sold in China yet. That explains why so many Chinese tourists love shopping for Switch related items when they come here for travel.

I don't agree that Nintendo has an uphill battle ahead of them considering my previous statement and the fact that the system has a large library of 'pachinko' like games on their free-to-play library. Unless there some legal issues or aesthetic reasons for blocking a game in China, the system will do just fine.

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Posted in: Long hours of gaming adversely affect daily activities: survey See in context

This survey doesn’t seem to go over the nature of the games being played.

Addiction and hours played may be correlated with whether or not there are “loot boxes”, basically gambling for kids in these games.

They feed gambling addicts and provide a small amount of dopamine for for little gains in a game.

They should be looking to ban loot boxes for minors just as they have in other countries and continue to discuss in many others.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits taking illegal drugs for over 10 years See in context

Good gosh someone get this horrible demon off the streets, they were out there doing this for that long?!

Or...

Wow this person had absolutely no affect on the daily comings and goings of ordinary people. What celebrities put into their bodies is of little concern to anyone of us here or there.

I'm more concerned about Abe and what he is doing because that affects all of us.

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Posted in: Boy in Japan uses his high voice to impersonate a schoolgirl in prostitution scam See in context

@JJ Jetplane

 It's not vigilante justice. But pedophilia is a much worst crime than someone targeting pedophiles.

You were making an argument for vigilantism. That it is somehow heroic for random citizens to plan and plot the assault of individuals for crimes. This is why sting operations exist. We do not need ordinary people, kids no less planning these sort of acts.

Now because one person may or may not have planned to have sexual relations with an imaginary girl, we gloss over the fact that a person was assaulted in broad daylight? These kids would have continued attacking people for no reason whatsoever and you're focusing too much on the first instance.

Good thing the first guy was a creep.

What if the guy showed up for who believed was a grown woman? Prostitution is still illegal. Shall we break his nose too because justice? Where do we draw the line? Littering? Not pay taxes on time, I now reserve the right to kick in your door and break your face because you didn't sort the trash correctly?

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Posted in: Boy in Japan uses his high voice to impersonate a schoolgirl in prostitution scam See in context

JJ Jetplane

While I didn't have a problem with the boys targeting perverts

Vigilante justice is not the answer for these would be criminals, however we see that this was not the case as they made another attempt. The mark did not show so they assaulted a random man that just happened to be at the park.

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Posted in: Pope Francis to bring anti-nuclear message to Hiroshima and Nagasaki See in context

Why doesn't he take his message to Washington, North Korea, Iran?

That was my initial thought, but I believe the idea is that these are examples of what becomes of a world at war with nuclear devices. Both cities have also been asking for disarmament since the war, so the most likely to welcome a rally for it is going to be these two places.

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Posted in: Anime studio arson-murder suspect transferred to Kyoto hospital See in context

"I targeted First Studio where the largest number of people (at the company) work,"

There it is. Intent to kill. Not only that, he expresses desire to maximize the number of those that die.

This guy will swing.

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Posted in: Hyogo man arrested for creating biohazard zone with his 'own' pee See in context

Maybe he was trying to fight off those ghosts in Death Stranding using urine grenades.

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Posted in: Man arrested for fatally stabbing woman in apartment See in context

 because she wanted to end their relationship.

So what, "You're not ending our relationship, I'm ending it. By taking your life!"

What is the logic here? You get dumped, you move on and find the next person. Here you just ruin and end 2 lives. What a waste.

I guess it's better he is off the streets now considering how unstable he is.

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Posted in: Car hits, injures 3 children on crossing; driver arrested See in context

 the sun was shining brightly through the windshield and he didn’t notice the light was red

Yeah this guy thinks the issue is that he ran the light. You didn't see the kids so you didn't stop. Bye-bye licence.

If you're gonna pull excuses out of your ass, at least make them good.

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Posted in: Father arrested for fatal abuse of 2-month-old daughter last year See in context

Police did not say why it has taken one year for them to arrest Murata.

Oh that’s easy. Incompetence.

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Posted in: Nightclub files criminal complaint against Uruguay rugby players See in context

They apologized. Why can't foreigners use the Japanese staple excuse "I was drunk and don't remember"

I see what you getting at. Though the only reason we poke fun at the “I was drunk” excuse is because it’s no excuse at all and everyone should be punished in accordance to the law regardless of race, sex or creed.

We should be working to a fair and just playing field (no pun intended).

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Posted in: Defense Minister Kono apologizes for joking about typhoons See in context

A joke which shouldn’t be such a big deal but this is a job where you are representing the best interests of people.

All that commentary shows is a disconnect from the reality most people live with every day. It’s easy to talk when you’re a minister making an inflated salary and are part of society’s elite.

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Posted in: Woman gives birth on train at Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Station See in context

The one time train stoppage is not so bad.

Congratulations to the happy and healthy family. I’m sure that’ll make for a fun story for years to come.

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Posted in: Shibuya bans public drinking for Halloween in some areas See in context

Good thing Japanese laws and justice are a joke.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN idol gets suspended term for marijuana possession See in context

I’ll kee it simple for the Japanese since they struggle to wrap their heads around it.

Marijuana. Is. Not. A. Drug.

At least attempt to keep up Japan.

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested for abandoning corpse of newborn son See in context

Man I am getting the weirdest deja vu. Oh because there is literally a story just like this in the same page.

What is so difficult about either:

A. Wearing protection.

B. Taking responsibility for your actions.

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Posted in: Stepfather gets 13 years in prison over fatal child abuse See in context

They should do what this guy did to that poor girl while he is locked up.

Occasionally feed him bananas. Wake him at random hours of the morning to yell incomprehensible and irrational things at him.

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Posted in: Father arrested over abuse of 1-month-old son See in context

Such a brave man! Hurting a month old infant. As a new father the thought that someone could even think hurting a child like that is justified somehow makes a knot in my stomach.

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Posted in: Thief steals $840,000 watch from Japanese man's wrist in Paris See in context

Robbed? In Paris? Well I am shocked and appalled. /s

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Posted in: Kansai Electric Chairman Yagi to quit over gift scandal See in context

Makoto Yagi has decided to step down following criticism for receiving gifts.

That's a strange way to spell bribe.

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Posted in: Schoolteacher incited students to create chaos: principal See in context

Nio: I responded to the matter inadequately. I did not contact the authorities or the school board as I should have and was hoping to keep this quiet. Now that it has come to light I am going to throw as many people under the bus to make myself look less culpable.

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Posted in: Kansai Electric chairman resigns over gift scandal; president to follow after 3rd party report See in context

And these guys aren't cuffs because? Oh right they're Japanese and Japanese discriminate on a regular basis.

jApAnEsE JUstiCe

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly molesting young girl in car See in context

This guy definitely deserves to have the book thrown at him. This poor girl had to endure this horrible experience.

As for mom and dad. What's your deal? Look as parents we can't protect our children from every single negative experience the world has to throw our way. It's your job to prepare them for the world. You wanna maybe teach your kids to not climb into the car of strange, unknown men?

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested for sexually molesting 4 girls See in context

Any bets as to whether this repugnant guy's living room is filled with manga and anime depicting the rape and molestation of schoolgirls

Blaming any and all media for the behavior of an individual isn’t so black and white.

Next we should be saying video games and movies cause people to turn into violent murderers.

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Posted in: 25-year-old mother arrested over death of 2-year-old daughter See in context

Sick.

Wife and I struggled so much to even get pregnant and this vile person abandons her child because she wants some “alone time”

I hope they throw every book they have at her. The thought of that poor child alone, in pain and suffering. Give the child up. I’d have taken them in. Clothed, fed, cared and loved them all the same.

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Posted in: Child fatally assaulted by father was earlier released from custody despite his sexual abuse of her See in context

So sad.

On today's episode of Japanese Incompetence, ...

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Posted in: Teacher says he trespassed into apartment to see women’s underwear See in context

he was always in a good mood and never seemed to be stressed out.

Right, had he been stressed out that might have explained his actions, but here? We are just at a loss let me tell you.

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Posted in: Japanese police officer gets pay cut for using dating app to see several men See in context

Unethical? Who cares?

If she was doing this during work hours and goofing off then sure. It'd be the equivalent to taking several smoke breaks throughout the work day. Who cares if she is seeing a couple of guys during her private life.

Japan has been complaining about young people not dating and starting families and here they are chewing out a young woman for doing the very thing they want people to do! You almost got to have your cake and eat it Japan, then you blew it.

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