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Posted in: Safe containing ¥22 million stolen from home in Ibaraki Prefecture See in context

.......he went out with his mother and child at around 8:30 a.m. His wife, who was outside the house for awhile,.........

Sounds very dodgy to me, they all just happened to be out for a while and the safe was stolen?

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Posted in: Matsushima’s moods and marvels See in context

Pretty place, definitely worth visiting.

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Posted in: Nursery teacher arrested over kidnapping and sexually assault of elementary school girl See in context

MariaOct. 23  03:28 pm JST

You are linking "filming the incident on his smartphone" with "one of his acquaintances saw child pornography footage on his phone" and the article doesn't link the two phrases.

So what's your point?

My point, as I and many others have tried to get across to you is that the article does not link the phrases which I highlighted, only you are doing that.

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Posted in: Some hospitals in crisis as U.S. nears high for COVID-19 cases See in context

AgentXToday  08:28 am JST

Can't recall his me right now, but a medical professor from Princeton did make the remark that more people have died from influenza this year than COVID.

Your comment would have much more credibility if you could remember his "me".

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Posted in: Nursery teacher arrested over kidnapping and sexually assault of elementary school girl See in context

MariaToday  10:55 am JST

You have misunderstood. The man Daiki Ogawa raped the child in September, and the acquaintance called the police once they saw the smartphone footage in mid-October, ie last week, and Daiki Ogawa was arrested the following week. The suggestion is that the footage was of the poor child.

No it isn't. You are linking "filming the incident on his smartphone" with "one of his acquaintances saw child pornography footage on his phone" and the article doesn't link the two phrases.

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Posted in: Trump goes after 'Fauci and all these idiots' See in context

“What’s going on? ... We get these massive crowds. He gets nobody. ............."

It's because the Biden supporters are all at work.

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Posted in: How walkable is your city? London, Hong Kong put pedestrians first See in context

The cities of Paris, London, Bogota and Hong Kong are among the most walkable in the world, ............

but can you / would you walk anywhere, 24 hours a day? Until 5 years ago I lived in Tokyo, one of the biggest cities in the world, for 18 years and there's nowhere there that I wouldn't walk at any time of day or night. This is certainly true of the small Japanese city I live in now and am sure is true of almost everywhere else in Japan.

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

I'm sure that 99% of Japanese couldn't care less what the Koreans think about them.

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Posted in: Japanese women who don’t follow mainstream beauty standards See in context

Bernard MarxToday  08:40 am JST

The difference between your average Japanese woman with and without make-up is pretty insane.

That doesn't make any sense at all, what do you mean? How can a difference be insane?

Do you mean that there's a big difference between one average Japanese woman and another depending on whether or not they are wearing make-up? That can be true of women everywhere but IMHO less so in Japan.

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Posted in: 91-year-old man arrested over hit-and-run incident See in context

Just like other commenters I wasn't there to see what happened either but it is entirely possible that the children were larking around on the road in front of the driver; who knows?

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Posted in: These people were probably afraid their own fraudulent applications would be exposed. There are signs that this kind of scam spread by word of mouth, so this case is likely just the tip of the iceberg. See in context

MickeliciousToday  08:38 am JST

These people were probably afraid their own fraudulent applications would be exposed. 

If only police focused more on the realm of hard evidence and not mere conjecture.

Given this -

He said the news of their arrest apparently triggered a flood of canceled aid applications and returned funds.

I think they are permitted some speculation.

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Posted in: We are glad the children and their parents are pleased with the halal lunches, and the school is willing to do everything possible to support them. See in context

Regarding this article whose focus is on "halal lunches", Halal, for those who don't know, is explained thus: (Google the following terms to find out)

What makes food halal?

and

What are the rules of halal?

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Posted in: China's imports, exports surge as global economy reopens See in context

Whatever you are buying check where the item was made and then remember that China inflicted the Corona virus on the world and make your decision accordingly. If there is an alternative to buying "Made in China" then you should take it where possible.

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Posted in: Kanye West focuses on religion in first election campaign video See in context

Yet another embarrassment for the USA.

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Posted in: Trump holds Florida rally in front of mostly maskless crowd; says he's immune to virus See in context

Is there any update on the condition of Melania, Kayleigh McEnany and others who were reported as having contracted the virus? Have they all received the same medication as Trump and made miraculous recoveries and become immune?

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Posted in: Trump says he has recovered from COVID-19; heads to Florida on Monday See in context

I have yet to be convinced that he even had COVID-19 and not just a cold. This could have been so easily manipulated to lead to a miraculous recovery and his "Superman" status.

Any news of Melania and others with their COVID-19? Surely they are all being given the same treatment that Trump allegedly had?

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Posted in: Shinkansen to get speed boost along Tohoku route See in context

Only a short article but it's full of errors.

Japan’s shinkansen are all fast, which is how they earned their English-language nickname “bullet trains.” 

No, they earned that name from the shape of the first series of trains.

Other errors have already been remarked.

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Posted in: Fishermen oppose release of Fukushima water into ocean See in context

NorthernlifeToday  04:45 pm JST

Lots of golf hostess bars brown envelopes and it will be released into the Ocean. Why because thats the way things roll here in Jland...

I've lived here a long time and have heard that a few times before but do you have any real credible evidence?

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Posted in: Fishermen oppose release of Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Larr FlintToday  05:45 pm JST

Dump it to the ocean!

Well, the Pacific Ocean is a vast place and very deep so, I wonder, if they put all that water into containers, or a tanker, and dumped it into the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean, realistically, just how much effect would that have given the dilution?

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Posted in: Trump to resume campaigning with White House event, Florida rally See in context

gaijintravellerToday  09:14 am JST

I still not 100% sure he really had coronavirus just as one would wonder how much reality TV is or isn't real. The military have to obey their Commander-in-Chief. His doctors were military. Their statements were not backed up by solid evidence such as charts or printouts of tests.

Quite. Looks to me more likely he had a bit of a cold, used it as an excuse to claim he was a corona virus victim, went into hospital and then made a miraculous recovery saying effectively, "if I can do it so can you so don't worry about it". Like anything to do with that man the whole things stinks.

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Posted in: Japanese actress Suzu Hirose infected with coronavirus See in context

Pukey2Today  10:29 am JST

While the rest of the world is socially distancing, including actors, ...............

Not really, media reports are suggesting that certain elements of a major country are not socially distancing.

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Posted in: 200,000 in U.S. have died from virus. Now Trump says he 'gets it' See in context

March 2020.

TRUMP: I like this stuff. I really get it… every one of these doctors said, ‘how do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.

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Posted in: Mother, 2 young children found dead in apparent murder-suicide See in context

Larr FlintToday  08:01 pm JST

Im curious how many of that kind of things are reported everyday in Tokyo. Recently I hear ambulance all the time.

Yes, just as you do in every major city in the world.

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Posted in: Toyota, Nissan to seek reimbursement from UK if Brexit talks fail: Nikkei See in context

William77Today  08:22 am JST

I was all for keep the UK within the EU,but we live in democracy and the majority of britons made their choice which we must respect.

Only around one third of ELIGIBLE VOTERS voted for Brexit, that is not a "majority of britons".

Ah_soToday  07:38 am JST

They won't leave immediately, but they will in time, killing off the jobs in places like Sunderland, which ironically voted for Brexit.

Yes, I think you will be proved right, it's just a matter of time.

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Posted in: Trump returns to White House See in context

Once again the draft-dodging coward stands in front of the US flag and throws up a military salute and nobody seems to care.

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Posted in: October to bring various price changes for Japan residents See in context

Lorem ipsumToday  12:16 pm JST

It doesn't mean what you think it means. It simply says that if you leave your job for "personal reasons" then you can claim unemployment benefit after two months instead of three.

Ok, I stand corrected. Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome; my brain takes much longer to get into gear in the mornings these days too.

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Posted in: October to bring various price changes for Japan residents See in context

Lorem ipsumToday  08:58 am JST

Most of you are talking about the minimum wage increase, but I was wondering about this.

On the other hand, unemployment allowances granted to people who leave jobs for personal reasons will be disbursed after two months rather than three, which the government says will help create a job market that makes it easier for people to switch careers

What the heck does that even mean? Just how does decreasing unemployment benefits by a month improve career changes, especially in this pandemic??

It doesn't mean what you think it means. It simply says that if you leave your job for "personal reasons" then you can claim unemployment benefit after two months instead of three.

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Posted in: 'Will you shut up, man?' Repeated interruptions, insults mark fiery debate between Trump and Biden See in context

TheLongTermerToday  04:35 pm JST

For the record, Japan has universal health care since 1961.

You left out the part where many Japanese will go abroad for any surgery that requires advanced technology and skill

Nonsense. They do however go overseas for cheaper treatment, Thailand for example.

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Posted in: Kyocera concept car See in context

kohakuebisuToday  01:43 pm JST

Thanks Hillclimber, that's what the story should have said. The appearance of the car is (very) secondary to what they are trying to do.

Quite so, some people don't understand the meaning of concept.

fwiw, I have just fitted a dash cam/rear cam combo with a rear view mirror screen. The rear view is a vast improvement on the rear view mirror, which like most vans shows very little. The set cost about 12000 yen with the clip on mirror screen, both cameras (front 2k, rear full HD) and a SD card fitted. It puts out GoPro level footage where number plates are clearly readable. Highly recommended.

If you don't mind, from which maker?

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Posted in: 'Will you shut up, man?' Repeated interruptions, insults mark fiery debate between Trump and Biden See in context

I can't understand why, out of a country of over 330 million people, these two bozos are the best candidates the people can come up with; I'm sure that I'm not alone in this either.

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