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Posted in: Man arrested over fatal abuse of 82-year-old mother See in context

Sad reality in Japan. Many people die lonely. If people would open up to each other, and not shame anyone who needs help.

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Posted in: SpaceX says billionaire Maezawa to be 1st passenger on rocket trip around moon See in context

You guys do realize that he’s also going to be risking his life here. Many people can afford this but not many are stupid enough.

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Posted in: On again? Mayweather says he and Pacquiao will fight See in context

Same old defensive tactic. It sure is a smart tactic, but an incredibly boring one.

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Posted in: 74% of Japanese companies against daylight saving time for 2020 Olympics: poll See in context

ah DST. I personally do not care. Day or night, my business goes on. Most people's activities doesn't depend on how much sun or how long the sun is out there

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Posted in: Japan on brink of IWC pullout after commercial whaling comeback blocked See in context

@Thomas you have a really bad taste in fish meat. Eating whale meat is worse than eating the cheapest tuna sushi money can buy.

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Posted in: Osaka's U.S. Open win re-opens cultural discussion in Japan See in context

Being half is only an advantage if your other half is white. Yes you may be treated differently, but that is because they think you're cool. Half brown, black, or yellow on the other hand is another story. People may talk to you as if you’re dumb.

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Posted in: Bullet train services disrupted after passenger found with knife See in context

The guy who owns the knife lacked common sense obviously.

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Posted in: New iPhones aim for momentum in sputtering smartphone market See in context

I'm done with the iPhone and all phones. iPhone X would be my phone for 4 more years.

I'm more excited about the big changes on their laptop range. Keyboard's been fixed, fine, but at least make dongles free. At $3000 price tag, we should be able to get a free dongle!

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Posted in: Serena Williams fined $17,000 after U.S. Open final outburst See in context

well-deserved fine. a little too cheap for Serena though.

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Posted in: Japan resilient, but climate change making disasters worse: experts See in context

As for the people blaming the govt. for not ordering evacuations. It's a bit complicated.

Seismic catastrophe aren't easily predicted, they just happen. There's nothing the government can do about it.

What the government can do is to assess locations where landslides are likely to happen and prevent the people from residing there.

As for the recent typhoon. The people are warned. It's time to make businesses take warnings seriously. Hold off any work that requires employees to go outside.

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Posted in: Former Morning Musume singer arrested over hit-and-run incident See in context

I was involved in a traffic accident myself in which I was the defendant, the victim didn't sue but the state did. Nobody offered if I should settle, i wonder if that's even an option in Japan.

And she should stop driving like i did. I don't mean to be sexist or what, but when I see a woman driver or somebody old, I just let them have their way. Statistics don't lie.

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Posted in: Twitter's Alex Jones ban: Blip in sea of abuse? See in context

Good riddance. The world doesn't need this Looney Toon. They don't do real journalism, they just get their information off the internet from some conspiracy blogs.

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Posted in: Japan's household spending rebounds as wages rise, trade woes cloud outlook See in context

Geez Ganbare Japan! you believe anything a government throws at you.

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Posted in: Osaka to provide multilingual disaster information for foreigners See in context

How about just handing them a flyer at the customs and immigrations.

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Posted in: At least 21 killed in Indonesia bus crash See in context

Bus drivers in this region are so arrogant, they think they own the road. Most are also sleep-deprived.

RIP to those who died due to some person's negligence.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open after Serena Williams penalized a game See in context

Congrats Naomi!

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Posted in: Survey finds Japanese medical schools admitting men at higher rates See in context

All of this goes down to not having enough child care institutions.

With all the hard-work they put into their education, who wouldn't want to resume their career.

If only there were sufficient support from the family or government.

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Posted in: Child abuse cases at orphanages, foster families rise in Japan See in context

Almost all the Japanese mothers I know thinks occasional ass-whooping is fine to discipline them.

Fine, I get it, but sometimes your emotions get ahold of you, and the simple ass-whopping will turn to abuse and become a regular thing.

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Posted in: Brazilian pilot arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting woman See in context

So, based on what posters here have written, if a man I have met, get on with, and don't think is a risk to me, invites me to his place for a coffee, a glass of wine, a meal, I am meant to have sex with him?

Or is it safer to believe that every man I meet and get on with is a risk to me?

@maria basically, yes. He is a risk. The very same girl also got on with this man and went to his apartment thinking it's just an innocent invitation, obviously. I have met my fair share of sociopaths/psychopaths, you can never trust anyone these days even though they seem harmless.

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Posted in: Brazilian pilot arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting woman See in context

@kenji there are many. especially if it's an international flight. plus they said it's just a subsidiary of ANA.

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Posted in: Brazilian pilot arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting woman See in context

I never go to the guy's place even after multiple meetings. I just assume everyone is a potential axe murderer. It's safer that way.

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Posted in: Australia's economy powers ahead as consumers keep spending See in context

Total respect for Australia. Everybody gets a fair salary regardless of race, gender, and religion.

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Posted in: Useful or creepy? Machines suggest Gmail replies See in context

I'm a fan of this. Especially LinkedIn's AI.

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Posted in: Abe to proceed with sales tax hike next year: Nikkei See in context

When I first came here it was just 5%. Now it's gonna be 10%. Just wow. Minimum wage remains unchanged.

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Posted in: Japan braces for likely landfall from strong typhoon See in context

Well, Japan sits on the pacific. It just make sense it's where typhoon goes. The southeast always suffers the full force of these and luckily weakens by the time it goes to Japan. The

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Posted in: Husband arrested for beating pregnant wife to death in car See in context

Which is why it’s important to empower women and encourage women to not let them give up their career after marriage because when things like these happens, they feel helpless and could not leave their abusers.

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Posted in: Consultation centers in Japan handled record 130,000 child abuse cases in FY2017 See in context

Message to the social services, if you receive a claim about child abuse, go to their house unannounced, don’t call them and schedule your visit, duh!

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Posted in: Ed Sheeran plays himself in Danny Boyle's next film See in context

Even his GoT cameo felt like he is playing himself.

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Posted in: U.N. body urges lasting Japan solution to 'comfort women' issue See in context

@pukey2 saying it like it is. Comfort women is just a PC term.

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Posted in: Japanese sprinters race to gold in 4x100 meters relay See in context

They have two hafu athletes competing here. Only it’s not unique to Japan, other countries competing here also had hafu athletes. Mostly half black or white. Some race are gifted with athleticism genes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_sports

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