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Posted in: Suga says Japan will not join U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons See in context

There is no point in signing because none of dangerous countries that hold nuclear weapons has sign the treaty. If Japan sign it, then we are like fish in a chopping block when a nuclear war happen. Like sitting ducks waiting to be slaughter without able to resist. This will also put our alliance with the US in danger.

Unless US, Russia, China and North Korea agree to sign it, otherwise this whole treaty is pointless. But i don't see it happnening because china has been increasing their arsenal heavily the last few years.

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Posted in: Woman infected with coronavirus commits suicide at Tokyo home See in context

So far i haven't heard of the virus killing any kids before. Why would she do this for god's sake. Most people recover quickly after a few weeks of rest. Killing yourself and leaving behind a husband and daughter is 100 times more cruel than risking infecting them.

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

I kinda understand. It's been a year. People are fed up to stay home. And people gotta eat and pay rent. Living in a city isn't cheap i tell you. Is very expensive depending where you are. I also use a lot of cash last year and things just get more expensive.

I think in most people mind is to just get it over with. if it come then let it come. Catching it and then getting better is a way out for some than to fear it. If they die then it's their own choice and bad luck. That's life. That's at least what most people think that i have talk with. They don't fear it anymore and rather catch it early than to stay home and fear it.

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

What a idiot to leave evidence behind. Never upload video's on net. But is interesting to see that at least the cybercrime patrol unit is doing a good job.

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Posted in: Chinese city tests millions amid fresh virusoutbreak See in context

is one big scam from those officials. They force citizens to pay for the tests. Earning a huge amount of profits every times they do these so called test.

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Posted in: S Korea to continue efforts to improve ties with Japan, says Moon See in context

Just lip service. You don't have to be a politician to know that they never meant what they say and they only do this to make themselves look good for voters. Actions speak more lounder than speeches. So far i haven't seen any movement from either side to try to patch things up. And i am pretty sure they never intend to.

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Posted in: Man subdued by police after trouble at apartment dies See in context

@Ma-Hu, i didn't say the guy deserve it. but @william said it in such a way that it felt like the mother is beyond saving after the son is gone. Something about abyss,in the dark, poor woman, need social service etc. Any son who actually scared the mother so much that she had to call the cops on him has definitely not be treating her well and would probably not gonna treat her any better after the police leave.

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Posted in: Man subdued by police after trouble at apartment dies See in context

@William Bjornson, you make it sound like the son was a saint.

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Posted in: Hundreds of Japanese adherents of QAnon contesting Trump's election defeat See in context

I don't really care that much who won, but that election was rigged from the start. Biden could have never won. The guy barely appear ever on tv. He is more like a puppet for the democrats than actually a leader. Every rich guy want to go back to those days when they are making money and doing business with shady countries.

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Posted in: More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant See in context

The year 2020 will be forever remember in the history books. The year that keeps giving.

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Posted in: Police officer shoots knife-wielding man dead in Niigata See in context


Officers are not trained to shoot to kill, but to shoot to stop the aggressor, so their training tells them to aim for the “center mass” the middle of the largest exposed area on the aggressor, because aiming there increases the likelihood of hitting and stopping the aggressor. Shooting a running target legs is hard and it would still hit arteries anyway if you are unlucky.

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Posted in: Supermarket slip lawsuit ruling influenced by size and color of pumpkin tempura See in context

Bruised knee? I use to get those daily playing soccer. Where should i file my lawsuit?

He should just take it as a man and get over it.

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Posted in: Idol 'otaku' arrested for bomb threat after his idol T-shirt gets burned See in context

Another selfish nutcase

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Posted in: Japan’s new life-size moving Gundam statue unveiled in full dramatic glory See in context

@Cricky, companies can do what they want with their money in order to attract viewers. To boast their image. If you have a problem with them spending their money, you might as well complain that the world should just shut down the entertainment sector because it's a waste of money. Is like saying disney should not exist because the money could be better use for other things. The Yokohama company has been building these things for years now and the people love it.

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Posted in: Nintendo is shutting down the level upload feature for Super Mario Maker See in context

Is kinda misleading this article. They are shutting down the Wii U server of Super Mario Maker. Barely anyone play the Wii U anymore anyway.

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Posted in: No Olympics See in context

A little too late for that i say. Considering how much money has been pump into it already. And not to forgot how many companies had pour their investment into this and how many small business owners are relying on tourists to survive. Cancel it now and you will see just how fast the suicide numbers are gonna go up. You will see the stocks start falling pretty quick and how bad the economy is gonna get once this whole thing stop.

My friend works in the taxi service and he is hoping the upcoming olympics will at least help get the company from going under after covid had hit the tourist industry hard, A lot of people rely on this event to recover.

People don't understand that to hold such a event require a lot of people with certain skills to operate and without it, many would not get paid or has no work at the moment. Same with materials being bought or sold to create such a event has to come somewhere and that create works. Supplies and demand. The money they pour in has to go somewhere. Even the food, clothes the athlete use has to come from somewhere which was bought with cash.

People don't understand how economy works in a nation. If you don't spend the cash, the nation will eventually goes under. The cash has to keep moving and you have to pour money into it to keep the machine working. No demand is no supplies and therefore no income. Then companies start producing less meaning they start cutting cost and letting loose workers.

Anything that get build or provide a service require a workforce and that is supply by companies. You stop demand and you see just how bad the poor is gonna have it.

Japan can't stop it now. Not while things are already been in motion for years. Stopping it now means literally destroying the economy with their own hands. They must be on drugs to stop it now. Is literally a suicide if they pick that choice.

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Posted in: Japanese police hide at shrine to catch a thief…who stole ¥665 See in context

Well, this is what happen when police are bored out of their mind daily and finding a criminal in action is that exciting for them.

Btw, i don't care if it was just 665yen. You don't steal from a shrine. That is just wrong on so many level.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at highest level in 29 years on solid earnings See in context

@goodlucktoyou, it usually only has like 2 benefits. Mostly pension funds invest in stocks, which means if the stock market is doing well, the pension payout will be more. Secondly if stock shares are high, it means firms has the ability to weather storms and have a more easier time to raise more money if they want to expand or borrow. So basically if stocks is doing bad is mostly the companies and pension people who suffered.

Plus many well off people who make a decent earning had always invest in stocks, so it doing well is good news for them. Getting more cash means more spending on the economy. It at least boast some confidence into the consumers who had benefits from it.

It doesn't actually really effect much of the rest population of the nation. Even if you don't play stocks and get nothing out of it, it doesn't mean hearing the stock are doing well is a bad thing. So just be happy this is at least some good news. Is at least better than hearing the stocks are doing terribly in our nation. Doing bad means less investment, which could cripple more companies and that could lead to less jobs on the market.

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Posted in: More than 90 million vote early as Trump, Biden make late campaign push See in context

I want one of those hats!

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Posted in: Bear killed after wandering around Ishikawa shopping mall for more than 13 hours See in context

@cleo, when i said overpopulation i meant in a region and not the numbers themselves. In every territory there is a balance. once a certain animal is too overpopulated in that area, it can cause major damages. This is why most countries have anually hunting seasons. In order to reduce the numbers in a certain region. And bears because of their size has no natural predators meaning once no one is controlling the numbers, it will become very bad.

A fores that can only feed 10 bears can not have twice the numbers or it wil cause problems for the other animals. Which is why you don't just release animals into the wild and disrupt the ecology system in that area.

Why you think some countries allow certain animals to be hunted during the hunting season?

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Posted in: Bear killed after wandering around Ishikawa shopping mall for more than 13 hours See in context

@egads man!, no because bears are not in low numbers in Japan. It won't do you any good for just capturing them and release them into the woods.

Overpopulation cause bears to seek more food in places where humans goes. Japan always had problems with keeping the bears numbers low in order to balance things out. Not many hunters would actively go hunt bears. Espeically because the gun laws are so strict and is expense to keep.

Every year a lot of people get injured by bears and even some killed. The number of bears has to been kept in control otherwise if there isn't enough food in their territory, they would goes elsewhere.

Plus the hunters can good use of every bit of the bear. Meat, pelt, claws etc.

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Posted in: Man suspected of fatally stabbing woman in car found dead in hotel room See in context

@AdamP75, the police aren't personal bodyguards. They cant do nothing until they had proof he broke the law. At best they could pay him a visit and give him a warning. He is protected by his rights as a citizens and cops can't touch them even if they want too. Cops aren't allow to play favorites and had to take both sides into accounts. And if the police had to play couple counseling every time someone reported something, then they would be running 24/7 everyday nonstop. Who would expect him to kill her anyway and then commit suicide? Don't blame the police for everything. She should not have get involve with a married man.

Plus we don't even know what happen between them. For all we know she was blackmailing him with the affair and causing him to break. Don't judge the police every time when things goes wrong. Too bias.

We don't know what happen between these two, so all we can do is pray for them and hope the families effected by this will recover.

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Posted in: 567 cartons of cigarettes bought with 120 smartphones leads to man's arrest See in context

@ooly, not everyone likes their job nor want to play police and manage other people lives. Some just work, get paid, go home and do the same thing the next day. What a client does is none of their concern. Even if the worker get suspicious, it's not demanded of him to report it. It is possible they might have call in the police just in case but most shops workers normally ignore it and wouldn't not report these kind of things. Especially part-time workers. Some even prefer to avoid the trouble by ignoring it.

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Posted in: BTS management agency stock doubles on market debut See in context

The image of men in the modern era. I wonder what the people 50 years ago would think how we turn out. Probably not this.

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Posted in: Peru opens Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist after almost 7-month wait See in context

7 months stuck in a foreign country. The hotel bill alone is definitely is not something i want to see when i check out. Must be hard covering your expenses for that long.

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Posted in: 17 killed in Thailand bus-train collision See in context

@Nihonview, in the picture on the other side it kinda look like there is a fence there and grass. Doesn't seems to be suitable to cross.

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Posted in: 17 killed in Thailand bus-train collision See in context

Why would a bus even get on the train tracks?! Is that driver nuts or suicidal?

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Posted in: Judo in Japan getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence See in context

That's it? 121 death in like 3 decades? And they called this dangeous sport? I crack my ribs doing karate when i was young. All sport has injuries and accidents can happen.

This is just nitpicking.

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Posted in: Trump makes 1st public appearance since his hospital stay See in context

I like that smirk of his. Is like giving the finger to the virus and the democrats that they have nothing on him.

The spanish flu killed more anyway. We humanity will prevail as we always had.

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Posted in: Yakuza officially banned from giving kids Halloween candy See in context

@P. Smith, you have any idea how many gangs or criminal organizations are clearly know to the police but the nations merely keeps a eye on them? The US alone has more than 30.000 active gangs.

The yakuza is tolerated in japan because they keep foreign influence out. This is why there is no triads, mafia, cartels etc able to operate in Japan. They also keep the underworld in check. You try to remove them and see just how fast others will soon take it's place and also less organize. Police can't charge them without proper proof or creating complete chaos in society. The only way is slowly corner them and contain it. You can't eradicate evil, but you can try to contain and even make use of it.

Is better to have dangerous dog that guard the gates than have many stray dogs coming in. You have any idea how many crimnal organizations there are in Asia alone that are itching to enter the Japan untapped market? At least the yakuza and the police has a understanding. And if they cross the line, the police will just break a few legs as a warning. You don't put a useful fighting dog out.

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