I am beyond the legality of this. I am a gay man, 30, and single, but should I ever find a man to share my life with, I think that it's not a lawyers issue, but more a compassionate one from a wrecked society (not only in Japan but everywhere)... empathy's gone.
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Russia's Medvedev complaining of other's militarization is ludicrous and hypocritical; Russia complaining of militarization is the most double-standard thing I've heard in time... After their brutal and unjustified assault on Ukraine.
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I agree with what Kimura says about the ocean without walls and potential health concerns; I'm just baffled by China's protests. The biggest polluter of the world trying to lecture others.
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The Yokota family is incredible, and this woman, an Iron Lady. I heard of her husband's passing and I thought of her thoroughly. It's a pity that she's welcomed with empty words when her struggle is so significative for us all.
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Why already talk of murder when the cause of death has not yet been determined?
Hiding a dead body is commonplace but not always involve murder.
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Prayers and thoughts are no longer enough. I know the USA is not my country, but it's heartbreaking to see this happen. Americans deserve much better.
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He sent a video? Oh, excellent decision. If I never attended any "session" of my job, I'd be expelled on the second day.
This person was given opportunity after opportunity, including while facing lawsuits.
I'm not glad he lost his job, I'm glad he can realise what responsibility is.
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I don't know if the word is discrimination but stigma. The Sagamihara incident clearly showed that shame does exist when admitting that a relative suffers from a disability.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
From the man who continues to dive in search of the remains of his wife, to the lessons learned from a near nuclear catastrophe.
One learns to feel more empathy for the one suffering next to oneself.
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If the intent to kill was not proven, then I also agree.
I agree with the death penalty for cases like Tsutomu Miyazaki, or the Akihabara rampage killer. People who will never be able to be rehabilitated and whose crimes are heinous.
That said, I don't agree with lengthy processes which do end up in a cruel mental torture for the death row inmate.
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The Taliban fear powerful women. They are only manly in the mountains with a Kalashnikov strapped in their chest. Otherwise they are illiterate little nothings.
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Kind of strange and boring WC with many superteams out. Namely Italy from the tournament and Germany, Uruguay and Belgium out in group stage.
I support the Oz's aside from Japan though they have a difficult test with Argentina.
That said, I maintain that hosting the WC in Qatar is shameful.
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The fact of how can someone harm a baby/toddler boy/girl is beyond horrifying.
I think that harming children puts that person in the position of being a dangerous person to society. Similar to the ones who harm little animals. If a person is capable of such cowardice, they are beyond the concept of wickedness.
In cases like these, I try not to focus on the offenders but in the recovery, in this case, of the toddlers. I hope they can forget in their little minds these horrible events.
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I am very tired of people meddling in our private lives. Let us be, we harm no one. Sad I couldn't marry in Japan would I wish to. Denying a right is akin to violating it.
3 ( +21 / -18 )
Millions upon millions of Chinese of the mainland, if information were not censored, would long to belong to or adopt a system like Taiwan's.
China's sabre-rattling and bullying of Taiwan is horrifying.
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While it is hard that a legally insane person can carry out such premeditated and elaborated crime (tracking Abe, producing the murder weapon, etc.) I feel proud of these things in Japan or elsewhere, because a state should not punish its mentally ill.
I'm saying this aside it all from Yamagami.
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One of the most authoritarian rulers in the world scolding Trudeau.
I love Canada but I miss Stephen Harper times where no one would mistreat or humiliate Canada.
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North Korea must be recognised as a nuclear state. Nothing will change Kim's mind. But he should know that any use of them would result in his demise.
PS Has anyone noticed how nobody talks about this summit being held in Cambodia, where Hun Sen clings to power since earlier than my birth?
Double-standards at bestest.
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One way of honest constructive relations would be for Japan advocating for the 47 Hong Kong activists jailed under the national security law and Uyghurs.
Constructive doesn't mean appeasing.
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Even if that were the case, it's still illegal.
Man up, bloke.
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I'm 29, didn't get to know Mr Gorbachev in power at his height. Just from what I learnt, respect to a man who put an end to a forever proxy war costing millions of innocent lives.
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I feel terrible for the victims of this deranged girl but also for the girl ... I don't sympathize, I just feel terrible that she could be so sick as to do something for a punishment that she'd not receive, and ultimately, would mean a kind of suicide. In Japan or the Marshall Islands, a show of societal decadence.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
The parallelism with the Titanic is unavoidable. The man who was in Hawaii as Australia wildfires raged, though not agree with the treasurer calling him dictatorial. Australia remains an outstanding democracy over there.
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Two peoples at war since at least earlier than the First World War. The fact that Palestinians do not yet accept the right of Israel to exist is problematic.
Anyway, how can you shoot a pregnant woman? That's messed up.
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He was 25. Now 39. Life wasted. His brother killed himself because of him.
His motives selfish in extreme and self-centered.
I can't say I'm happy. No death makes me happy. But I won't surely shred a tear for him.
8 ( +12 / -4 )
Oh, the guy's my age. What could possibly be wrong-wired in him to see a little girl as a sexual target?
Two things worry me of such a case. Plz provide the little girl with counseling to put this past and obliterate this piece of garbage from her pure mind. And if this "man" will ever be released, please, treat him intensively, because he's truly a sicko. Gosh
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Well -- despite being involved with that bunch of terrorists, the fact that he turned himself in and the fact that he apologised to the victims, certainly makes a mitigation. It's glad sometimes to see people being rehabilitated.
It brings to mind the case of Kazuaki Okazaki, also a member of Aum who abandoned it after the Sakamoto murders. He also turned himself in, but he was deep in mud and he was hanged.
It's always interesting to see how the courts handle mitigation.
That all said, my deepest sympathies to the victims of this all.
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Very sad indeed. I cannot condemn, just say that I hope a motive can be established to bring about closure ... If any can be brought for their family.
And kudos JT for including links to suicide prevention, it's rampant everywhere in these ultra chaotic times.
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Two police officers went to the scene and arrested a Vietnamese man [...] based on a general description given to them by the victim and his friend.
Oh, please no. That's profiling someone. So If I call and say. "A man in his 30s with glasses attacked me", I wonder, will police arrest the first 30s-looking man with glasses?
Takahito Matsushima, the General Affairs Division’s department chief, said in a statement: “We hope to thoroughly instruct and educate our officers to prevent a reoccurrence of such an incident.”
Yes please, educate the officers, because that's one of the utmost mistakes a cop could do.
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