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Posted in: Suez Canal chief: Vessel impounded amid financial dispute with Japanese owner See in context

Is kinda impossible to just push the bill to the owner considering the ship itself was operated by a taiwanese company. The ship was in good condition so even if there was a problem, you can only blame at the weather or human error. Doesn't the insurance suppose to handle this? Or are they so greedy that they really think they can extort 900million?

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Posted in: Arsonist at idol concert says he was imitating the Kyoto Animation attack See in context

Great deed of the manager to extinquish the fire. Hope he recover.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones See in context

You gotta admire the fact that he actually went through the effort of buying a exact replacement and also the correct size of the shoes for the ones he had stolen. That takes time and money. Weird fetish but i have seen worse. Police can't do much because there is no harm done. Probably a fine and a warning to not do it again. Is best he seek some medical help to learn to control his impulses. Fetishes are a thing that is very hard to control.

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Posted in: Man arrested after spitting on store manager who asked him to wear mask See in context

If this was south korea, the guy would have been heavily fined and jailed for years already. Is because we don't have strict restriction laws here concerning covid that people think they can do these kind of things like coughing or spitting against others and still get away with it. Just look at that guy who refuse to wear a mask on planes awhile back.

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Posted in: Uighur community calls for Japanese firms to take action on forced labor See in context

Is kinda sad when muslim had to cry for aid in western countries and even in Japan, while the whole middle east is turning a blind eye toward these crimes. Heck, they practically are ignoring it. Aren't they very protective of their religion?

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Posted in: Education ministry hosts Twitter campaign to recruit teachers, but it backfires right away See in context

Well, i wouldn't say it backfire considering it was a success that everyone was able to share their grievances to the rest of the world and reveal the struggles of the education system. They should keep it up and continue with this campaign.

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Posted in: Man says he attacked police officer, hoping he would be shot dead See in context

If you want to die, why choose such a method where you have to injure a policeman to get what you want? The police are people too who had risk their lives to do their job. Does he want his family to sue the police force or something to get some money out of it? Because this is not the way to go. Such a coward to hope someone else do the job for him.

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Posted in: Police officer overtakes athlete as top profession for Japanese boys See in context

@dbsaiya, it probably has to do with a lot of anime shows, movies and other tv commercials these days. Don't forget, these are elementary kids. They always look up to heroes. And a cop is kinda like a hero through many kids eyes because they must protect others against the villains. When i was a kid, i always wanted to be a cop too or at least join the SDF to help others. Because when i was small i saw many SDF troops help out when a disaster struck. The appeal of athletes were never that big for kids. Sure it makes money but which kid thinks about money when they are young? Police can make big impact to little kids probably because of the cool uniform too. In their eyes those are the adults who they have to look up to and they learn from their parents that if they are in trouble, the cops in the Koban are the ones that they have to seek out.

Is not bad that the future generation get inspired to be in the police force. At least this will help them nurture a sense of justice to protect the nation.

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Posted in: Woman reported to police for not looking right in a suit; turns out she’s a crook See in context

I am just glad they caught her before she had escape with the money. Is wrong to steal from old people. You should treat them with care,because one day you will also get old and you would want the younger generation to treat you with care.

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Posted in: Kodansha promises worldwide prosecution of illegal uploaders of 'Attack on Titan' See in context

@expat, isn't it normal? Nations develop and change with time. Is not like they can always stuck with the past. Is like saying the EU is being ironic because in the past they enslave others but now they fight for human rights. Every nation had some sort of dark past before they actually improve and try to do better. You all gotta start somewhere. Just because certain things were tolerated in the past doesn't mean these days we had to accept them.

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Posted in: Japan routs Mongolia 14-0 in World Cup qualifier See in context

What is there to be suprise about? People are so weird to give these comments. Winning is winning in sport games. Showing sympathy and pity for your opponent and going easy on them is a direct insult to your opponent. I am not sure if it's a western thing to go easy on others, but in a official game when you represent your nation, you do not play around and not give it your all. To show respect, you give it everything you got and breaks them. This way the opponent will get back stronger than ever for a future match. Don't ever hold back in a game. You disrespect your opponent and yourself by doing this.

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Posted in: Mori makes another offensive remark toward women See in context

The guy is 83. Most of these old people are very stubborn and can't changes their ways. If you suddenly expect him to change his view concerning women or speak differently, then you might as well hope for flying pigs. I know of plenty of old people who can be very difficult sometimes and normally you should just considered what come out of their mouth as air and not take it seriously.

This old man is clearly a example of a person who keep shooting himself in the foot but he can't help it. I think he meant it as a joke which it's not appropriate in modern time standard but he himself doesn't know he is wrong for saying it.

I work in a office and sometimes during guys conversation, there are occasionally cruel jokes like these just for a little laugh that would be not appreciated if the females heard about it. But this old man really need to shut up when he is in front of a camera.

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Posted in: Japan says North Korea missile launch threatens peace See in context

Every time they fire these missiles into the sea, all i can think off is what a waste of money. It's kinda hilarious. We all know they never dare to truly hit anything but is still willing to show off by throwing cash into the ocean. And this point it just amuse me every time they launch their missiles.

So we even care anymore about these attention seekers? They nation is suffering so much but they still have money to pour into these programs is ridiculous.

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Posted in: Many Japanese celebrities have no burning desire to be involved in torch relay See in context

Look, i get that not everyone is thrill about the Olympic because of recent events, but it's gonna happen no matter what. Because there are still a lot of people which are still looking forward for it. And many volunteers had given up a lot of their time for this. Not to mention countless people who made their living on it also depend on it. Like small business owners who make the Olympic t-shirt, snacks,flags, mugs etc. And then you have the billions of spending of infrastructures and technology. Also countless companies had wasted a lot of cash by sponsoring the events. The Olympics is gonna happen and we should be positive about it instead being so negative. At least they aren't gonna abandon something that was so costly and also because people shouldn't have that "a lot of recent bad luck so we should abadon ship" mentality.

There are many athletes who want to still do it and you yourself can always watch it on the tv so i don't see the problem with them dong the Olympic. Is not like we can just not use the expensive stuff that were already created anyway.

One thing for sure is whether the Olympic this year is gonna be a success or not, Japan will probably never waste money again on these Olympics in the future. This will be a hard lesson for many. Not many countries want to host them anyway.

Personally for me, considering how much bad luck i had in 2020, i at least want to enjoy myself this year by watching some of these Olympic games.

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Posted in: Prosecutors charge 2 Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail See in context

This whole system is broken. Foreigners can smuggle people out of the country while their trail is pending for 1.3mill and they get fined for that small amount? Business must be thriving then for the underworld. This is why so many people escape the laws with money. Plenty of fools willing to take the money and do the risk.

Japan need to fix the whole jump bail law. Anyone who dare to aid a person to jump bail should not be allowed to see the sunlight in prison for at least a decade and have the money confiscated in my opinion.

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Posted in: High school student arrested for threatening police officer with knife in koban See in context

Bring a knife to a gun fight. But he regretted it the moment the policeman drew his weapon

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Posted in: Suga says SDF facing challenging security environment See in context

@Zoroto, you make it sound like women are suppose to be overjoyed to sign up for the SDF. If those numbers were qual to the males, then i would be speechless. This would means that the men in our country are not willing to sign up to protect the country.

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Posted in: Mother of late 'Terrace House' star sues man over hateful posts See in context

Finally some rules to regulate people behavior online. Cyberbullying need to stop.

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Posted in: Worshippers brave smoldering coals to pray for safety See in context

From the comments i can see this is just a clash once again concerning culture and believes. Let them do what they want. Is their body and they can do whatever they want. Is not you who have to endure the pain anyway. Each person has their own view how to pray.

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Posted in: Myanmar police fire on protesters in ancient former capital See in context

UN the peacekeepers. What a joke. They haven't done anything useful for the last decade. So many countries are suffering from oppression and all they do is threaten them with sanctions.

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Posted in: Okinawan women's civic group chronicles sex crimes by U.S. military See in context

Well, this happen mainly because the US station thousand of soldiers in foreign countries for long period of times. All kind of men join the military. And if they are too long away from home, eventually some will crack. Even women in the US army usually don't get that well of a treatment from what i heard. I think what they must do is to clearly seperate the base from the civilian community. And only allow to leave for certain emergencies or at least being supervise by another service men while leaving the base.

But i guess with time, things has improve a lot compare to the past and the japan has form a strong bond with the US through the decades. Let's just get along. Because most of them left their country to serve their nation and are here to help and provide aid. They also sacrifice a lot and many are nice and good people. Is not always such grim news. I just hope both side will work harder to prevent such horrible things from happening again. But i do think that both side government should do something for those who had suffered.

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Posted in: U.S.-made live-action Hello Kitty movie on the way See in context

Pokemon detective and Sonic wasn't bad. So i do see potential but is there even a story for hello kitty? I always see it as some cute mascot. Would be really weird to see a movie to be made considering there is not much content for a full length movie.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing protected Nara deer See in context

That would need to be one expensive car if he was that determined to kill it after going there to play with the deer.

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

Personally i don't see why people are even blaming the US for betraying them.

First off, they made their bet by accepting cash to do this. They weren't smuggling some poor kid out of some war torn country but a rich guy who was undergoing trial in front of the nation. Secondly they also involve many innocent people in their operation without telling them the risk. Causing many to suffer for their actions. Thirdly they intentionally make use of a loophole in Japan law for personal benefit and think they can never get extradited to Japan.

I don't care if they pax their taxes or not or if they had serve the nation. The US must be crazy if they defended them. Why would the US worsen their relationship with one of their most important key ally in the west for 2 person who clearly use their skills to operate in a foreign country while also trying to find loopholes in Japan laws? The US and Japan clearly intend to make a example out of them in order to prevent it from ever happening again. It serve as a warning to those who thinks they are above the law and can just do whatever they want in other countries.

Plus i heard is a merely 3 year sentence for their involvement if they lose their case. Fight half of that in court and in a year or two they would be out already. At least the prison food here is better. When they get out, the pandemic will be over too. Ghosn did pay them handsomely for taking this kind of risk.

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

Let's hope Ghosn fat paycheck was enough to support their families.

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Posted in: Japan's android pets ease virus isolation See in context

@Yubaru, you should not judge other people way of life so harshly and how they view happiness. Many of these pet robots help a lot of people from loneliness and stress. Especially those who lost families or something in their life. The pet robot culture had existed for a long time now. I myself still have a AIBO from my childhood.

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Posted in: Opposition demands resignation of elite female bureaucrat over scandal See in context

@bearandrodent, what are you talking about? They were the ones who were being treated by others. Is basically big corporations trying to spend their money on officials to get them to favor them for future projects. What does it even have to do with tax money? You are confuse

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Posted in: Ministry punishes 11 officials for ethics code violations involving Suga's son See in context

2016-2019( 4years). 11 people divided by a total of $5600 in gifts and a expensive diners. And it actually needed around 40 occasions to get to this amount. This is just sad and pitiful. Is not even worthy to call it a bribe. This guy is so poor.

Clearly someone screw Suga son over and recorded the conversation to created a big scandal. Must be because Suga son was too cheap in his bribes. 3month salary cut is gonna be pinful. That steak diner is definitely not worth it for Makiko Yamada.

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Posted in: Osaka firm accused of helping Vietnamese work illegally See in context

Let them work. Does the police hope for these available wok force to starve and living on the streets?

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Posted in: 13 ministry officials wined and dined by Suga's son See in context

Who cares at this point. Literally every government family had done this around the world everyday. Officials were always being flatter by people hoping to do business with government and form connections. Why is anyone even surprise at this point? Literally every country does it.

Don't be so naive. Every large corporations had some kind of deal with their government. Being offered a expensive diner is nothing. These officials will only be in great trouble if they were caught purposely promising to aid these corporations by misusing their power. If that was caught in recording, things would be a lot more serious.

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