Harry_Gatto comments

Posted in: Campaigning begins across Japan for Oct 31 general election See in context

I can see five females in the photograph.

I think that, at this time of the evening, some posters have had a drink or three and should be in bed.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually molesting junior high school girl in library See in context

Let the male members of the girl's family deal with him.

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Posted in: 5 men connected to Nishiyama Farm arrested for refund scam See in context

According to police reports, the men scammed a woman in her 30s residing in Yokohama City by falsely claiming they would refund her an extra 3% if she used her credit card to purchase products. The victim was reportedly conned out of 7.9 million yen in cash.

What is the link between these two things? Seems to be a lot of missing detail.

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Posted in: Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success See in context

NumanToday  05:58 pm JST

If other countries want to be like Japan then let the LDP run the election and the pandemic.

Your country will have fewer infections counted by making most serious cases stay home, not allowing for mild and asymptomatic people to be tested, and not performing autopsies on deceased individuals, thus, lowering the number of people who can actually be counted on the official numbers.

It is easier to manipulate official numbers with no foreign press and IOC to force them counting all infections.

It's also very easy to make all kinds of accusations and assumptions but not provide any evidence whatsoever to back them up.

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Posted in: Man steals police car after being left alone in back seat See in context

I imagine fencing a police vehicle would be really, really difficult in Japan. LOL.

Article says that the car is unmarked "An unmarked Kumamoto prefectural patrol car" so much less difficult than if it was a full-on patoka.

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Posted in: Toilet seat up or down after use: What's the rule in your home? See in context

kurisupisuToday  08:41 pm JST

Put down the lid of the toilet before flushing otherwise you are breathing in particles of whatever has been put down into the toilet….

And, make sure never to go outside, particularly to the countryside where all those birds and animals are peeing and defecating everywhere.

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Posted in: Nissan Pathfinder and Frontier win awards at Miami Auto Show See in context

Neither of those models is available in Japan, both are made in USA.

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Posted in: 100 yen store chain Daiso opens online shop with 30,000 items to choose from See in context

Keep on supporting those Chinese manufacturers, they really appreciate it.

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Posted in: Toilet seat up or down after use: What's the rule in your home? See in context

kiboushaToday  02:09 pm JST

Close cover before flushing, very simple.

But, after flushing a number two, just have a quick peek in case you've left a floater.

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Posted in: Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act See in context

zichiToday  11:06 am JST

There is a security list of about 25,000 people but due to lack of manpower, there are only about 3,000 with constant surveillance.

If they are radical enough to require constant surveillance then they should, IMO, be rounded up and deported.

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Posted in: Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act See in context

zichiToday  12:08 pm JST

Mr Kipling

There are many on the extreme right-wing filled with hate and anger.

There will be a few more now after this killing.

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Posted in: Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act See in context

fulaanToday  02:11 pm JST

ignorant scum giving islam and muslims a bad name.

ive been reading the quran and hadeeth everday for over 50 years and never felt like harming anyone.

Interesting that you seem to be so devout but you don't refer to the book correctly as the Holy Quran.

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Posted in: Toilet seat up or down after use: What's the rule in your home? See in context

Peter NeilToday  09:00 am JST

And it doesn't matter with old guys. They might as well leave the toilet seat down and pee on the seat, since they pee on the floor anyway.

Like watching them do you? I'm an old guy, I don't pee on the seat or the floor, perhaps you'd like to watch?

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Posted in: Man arrested after stabbing 2 people at Ueno Station in Tokyo See in context

LindsayToday  09:37 am JST

1 in 3 Japanese adults have some kind of mental illness.

Says who? (Credible source only).

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Posted in: Japan media watchdog organization responds to complaints about 'Demon Slayer' See in context

jpn_guyToday  03:14 pm JST

If a fight starts in the street, people will gather round and watch. If they are English, they'll probably start cheering and placing bets(!)

Please change English to British.

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Posted in: In Tokyo court, 5 ask N Korea to pay for false 'paradise on Earth' promise See in context

AddfwynToday  10:23 am JST

@Henry_Gatto

Heck, still a lot we don't know today that isn't filtered through biased sources one way or the other.

Very true but we know a damn sight more than we did 60 years ago.

This is a really weird case that I don't see the merits of. Japan, or any country, isn't going to make another country pay restitution, North Korea or otherwise.

Agreed, complete waste of the court's time.

I suppose they just want to leverage the court case to get attention to their situations, but that seems like a weird and expensive way to do it.

If that's all they set out to achieve then they succeeded in a small way.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy says personnel who refuse vaccine will be expelled See in context

HelixToday  08:56 am JST

Whole squads of navy SEALS are quitting too rather than be forced to be injected with these vaccines. Good luck replacing them, it’s already difficult to fill those elite ranks.

Do you have a credible source for this?

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Posted in: In Tokyo court, 5 ask N Korea to pay for false 'paradise on Earth' promise See in context

Michael MachidaToday  08:05 am JST

Paradise on Earth is Hawaii, not North Korea. If you believed North Korea is or was Heaven, something is wrong with you.

So you think that everything we know about North Korea TODAY was known 60 years ago? How strange.

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Posted in: New Zealand businessman jailed in Sydney for child abuse images See in context

as_the_crow_fliesToday  01:43 pm JST

Random crime news story in Australia, committed in New Zealand, and this is reported on Japan Today because ...?

Because Japan Today has a news section named "World" where it publishes world, i.e. outside Japan, news. You may not have noticed that.

He may have committed similar crimes in NZ but in this case the crimes were committed in Australia; something else you may not have noticed:

The convictions related to 40,000 images found on devices in his airport luggage and at his home in Sydney.

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Posted in: Olympic speedskating champion cut from Korean team amid tripping probe See in context

The Korea Staking Union on Wednesday ..................................

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Posted in: Case involving teenage cyclist accused of reckless riding sent to prosecutors See in context

AlternativeOpinionToday  10:18 am JST

Jeezus, maybe a public flogging and some time in the stocks as well? I ride my segway on the footpath and without a helmet, I must be a full blown criminal in your eyes I guess LOL!

Do you do this? Would you like it if someone did it to you? Did you actually read all of the article?

The boy swerved his bike back and forth in front of the car for about five minutes at around 11 a.m. on June 28 along a two-lane prefectural road in Kurashiki. This went on for about 1.4 kilometers.

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Posted in: Case involving teenage cyclist accused of reckless riding sent to prosecutors See in context

Hopefully a substantial fine, 3 months in juvenile detention and confiscate the bike; permanent stain on his record.

However, it probably won't happen because of the same excuse the cops give regarding why they don't nail the bosozoku: they are only young guys and we don't want them to start their lives with a criminal record.

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Posted in: Turkish GP See in context

Why does JT always use the weird expression "steers his car" when showing racing pics?

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Posted in: Elon Musk says Tesla will move HQ from California to Texas See in context

StrychnineToday  09:09 am JST

He won't even be able to set up a Tesla dealership there. Anyone in Texas will have to order their vehicle online and pick it up in another state. It doesn't make sense.

Not quite right but you and whoever gave you the downvote should enter this

texas tesla dealership

into Google.

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Posted in: Rare sports car Toyota 2000GT makes a comeback as limited edition wireless mouse See in context

 it really is like having your very own Toyota 2000GT at home.

Yes, of course it is.

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Posted in: Taylor hits walk-off HR as Dodgers beat Cardinals 3-1 in wild-card See in context

GdTokyo: Thank you.

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Posted in: Taylor hits walk-off HR as Dodgers beat Cardinals 3-1 in wild-card See in context

I'm a native English speaker but this article is a foreign language to me. I thought I'd picked up some knowledge of baseball over the years but not enough to make sense of most of this. Still, it seems the fans enjoyed it.

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Posted in: Chinese developer Fantasia fails to make debt payments See in context

The ratings agency added in a statement that although media reports said Fantasia missed an earlier payment to bondholders, the bond "does not appear to have been disclosed in the company's financial reports".

"We believe the existence of these bonds means that the company's liquidity situation could be tighter than we previously expected.

"Furthermore, this incident casts doubt on the transparency of the company's financial disclosures," Fitch added.

Re the second two paragraphs; Fitch are masters of understatement.

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Posted in: Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state See in context

Singapore is a Lee family business and they can, and will, do whatever they want to: we're watching so behave yourself or we'll catch you and cane you.

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Posted in: 2 men on motorbike sought after woman in her 80s killed in hit-and-run See in context

They will both walk into a koban tomorrow morning and give themselves up, that's what often happens.

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