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Posted in: Woman arrested for fatally stabbing husband See in context

 Tomie Tsuchiya stabbed her husband Makoto in the stomach with a kitchen knife.

> denied any intent to kill her husband.

Riiight. No intent to kill. I only stabbed him in a vital area with a tool made specifically for slicing meat.

Charge her with premeditated murder.

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't urges people to refrain from cherry blossom parties in parks See in context

No! The liver is evil and must be punished!

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Posted in: Japanese deputy justice minister tells Lebanon Ghosn should stand trial in Japan See in context

Good on you Lebanon! Tell Japan to get a real justice system and then we can talk. He should stand trial in an international court, not one run and maintained by muppets.

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Posted in: Health ministry not helpful for foreigners in Japan seeking virus info See in context

Health ministry not helpful for foreigners in Japan

Really? That's unexpected. I also heard that water is wet too!

It's like people were saying too. If this is too much for Japan then they may as well call it quits on the Olympics here and now.

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Posted in: Japanese mothers struggle to cope after virus shuts schools See in context

I admit it is a little strange that everything seems to be falling apart now even though we were quite close to spring break. So what's the deal now?

Of course this has been an ongoing issue as there are just not enough daycares and have babysitters or nannies is absurd in this country. So Abe has done a good job of exacerbating an issue he was already having trouble with.

Maybe now the Japanese will see Abe for the ignoramus that he is and vote him out already.

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Posted in: Australian politician calls for immediate review of all anime due to depictions of 'child abuse' See in context

If they is a law against the thing being presented then it should be banned too. Theft, drug use, assault, rape, murder. These things should not be seen ever in any media form because they are a mental sickness and cause people to turn into would-be criminals. We should ban anything offensive to anyone anywhere as well!


People have every right to feel offended by anything they like but let's not pretend that the media consumed makes you become the very thing it is about.

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Posted in: Woman gets 4 1/2-year sentence over road accident that killed 2 children See in context

Okay since since I am seeing a fair amount of disapproval for those that feel the sentencing was too lenient. Would these people care to share their opinion then?

Why is 4 1/2 years sufficient?

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Posted in: Air Self-Defense Force base worker arrested for molesting woman See in context

It's not alcohol's bad, it's your bad.

Throw the book at him, and say goodbye to your career numbskull.

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Posted in: Avoid crowds and non-essential gatherings, health minister urges See in context

"non-essential gatherings", including notoriously packed commuter trains, to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading in the country.

Don't start throwing yours and the Japanese governments failure to curb Chinese traffic at us, Katsunobu-chan.

You responded poorly and now you want to put the responsibility on everyday citizens to curb the disease. How about you block any and all Chinese traffic until we get the virus sorted? Oh you want Chinese money though?

Well who doesn't want their cake and to eat to eat it too.

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Posted in: Japan’s 'workstyle reforms' are actually making managers’ jobs a lot harder See in context

If every employee concentrates fully on the work, so all work shall be finished, and no overtime. Efficiency is the point, not number of hours staying in office.

Agreed. Can we also get proper allocation of work duties and responsibilities while we are at it? Efficiency important, but that's not possible when firms refuse to hire the appropriate number of staff and start handing off more work to people because...well you're further down the food chain and I can't bothered, so you do this.

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Posted in: Japanese companies confront reality of racial harassment See in context

For the Japanese folks that can read all of this. Thanks for at least taking the time to do so. If you sitting there thinking "Well that's how it is, what are we suppose to do?"

Don't think of this as demonizing or an attack on anything Japan or Japanese. It's about being better.

What was the nice phrase shared with the Chinese when Japan sent supplies during the Corona virus outbreak?

"Lands apart, shared sky."

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Posted in: Man arrested over abuse of one-month-old daughter See in context

 “I twisted her arm because I was concerned about her range of motion.” 

Let's see your range of emotion in an 6x8 cell.

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Posted in: Man on trial for killing 19 disabled people says he was serving society See in context

 the defense saying he was suffering a mental disorder triggered by marijuana use at the time of the attack.

Can we just not with marijuana? We might as well start excusing criminal acts because fruit bats are dying due to heat stress and global warming and that is making people upset.

What about all the other individuals who have been found using marijuana? How about that Olympic snowboarder from last week? He said he has been using since he was 14. How many people has he killed?

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Posted in: 8-year-old-boy dies after being hit by car on crossing See in context

didn’t see the boy.

Way to incriminate yourself there Akinori-san.

This is just so sad and honestly puts a knot in my stomach every time I hear or read about a child being abused, hurt or killed.

My condolences to the family and friends of poor Kairi Okubo. May he rest in peace.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for groping woman on train See in context

It's not alcohol's bad, it's your bad.

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Posted in: Former Olympic snowboarder gets suspended term for smuggling cannabis See in context

Marijuana isn't a drug. It's a plant in the ground.

Also, 57 grams? Really? How does Japan survive these inhuman monsters?! Please think of the children!

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

This is like saying,

“We actually interrogated him for 7 hours and 59 minutes! Your honor he is lying!”

you got the tapes let’s see it!

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Posted in: Fukuoka man arrested for licking ear of woman he had a crush on See in context

Okay let me at least start by saying this guy is a creep and should be punished to the full extent of the law.

However this case is no defense for Women Only Cars whatsoever. The article makes a poor case and comes off more as an opinion based read.

While it is technically discriminatory, it’s unfortunately needed, and here’s a great example why.

At no point does the article state that he found her on the train.

According to reports he had first seen the victim months ago in the area of Wakahisa, Fukuoka City, and developed an affection before finally making his move at about 11:05 p.m. on Nov 5.

When the act was committed the young woman was not on a train, nor the perpetrator.

he suddenly hugged her from behind and licked her ear on a street in Ohashi in Fukuoka’s Minami Ward.

There is nothing to suggest that the train had anything to do with is this act and the perpetrator. Also referring to him as a suspect is incorrect as he admitted to committing the act.

The whole article is very unprofessional and makes Women Only Cars look worse for being discriminatory AND for not protecting women anyway.

The guy was a lone pervert nothing more. Please be better. Both men and Japan Today.

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Posted in: Man says he followed 10-year-old girl because she was cute See in context

Perhaps it has something to do with those sick and twisted child porn manga comics that depict children being raped and sexually abused. I have no doubt the cops would find a collection of them in this loon's house, but they are not illegal, are they?

How many times does it need to be said honestly? This becomes a case of "Chicken or the egg."

Was the guy a creep and sought out such media,

or did the media cause him to turn out that way?

I can tell you that watching a murder mystery drama doesn't make you a murderer does it? How about a video game? Are you a plumber from New York eating mushrooms and committing genocide against turtles? No?

The guy is a creep. Thankfully he was busted and the girl is safe. Good on her for notifying her parents.

We start censoring media under the assumption that it turns you into the subject matter is the moment we cease any any all media entertainment altogether.

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Posted in: Accused groper who jumped onto tracks to escape turns himself in See in context

Punish him in accordance to Japanese law. The end.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven failed to pay some overtime wages to at least 30,000 employees for years See in context

Japanese company makes a "mistake" and fails to pay employees adequately.

In other news, water is wet.

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Posted in: S Korea wants 'rising sun flag of hatred' banned at Olympics See in context

Japans country, Japans Olympics, Japans right to wave ANY official flag they choose.

Japan is indeed a sovereign nation that is free to set laws and regulations it chooses. Generally Japan is good about this. However having the Olympics is a privilege, not a right.

Japan is hosting an event on the world stage and has to take into account that non-Japanese with non-Japanese customs, cultures, creeds and ideologies will be present.

That said, there needs to be a point that South Korea and China get over what has happened over 75 years ago. Those responsible for the war are long gone no?

At the same time, Japanese politicians backpedaling the apologies made is a bad image, that and demanding that other free and sovereign nations take down monuments to remember the war crimes and events is not okay either. Things like that only stoke the flames and outrage further.

So surprise! The issue is more complicated than we thought. Both sides have every right to be frustrated to some extent or another. The best we can do is continue and open dialogue with one another.

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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?!


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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