While I will continue to criticize some points of the Games. And while I think that these Games are not fully safe... given that it is taking place no matter what, I think that the only thing left for me to say at least today is safe Games for every athlete, and I hope that no one, no athlete, no organiser, no assistant or worker contracts COVID-19. I hope they all stay safe.
-3 ( +0 / -3 )
These Games are a disgrace from the beginning. That set aside, I hate the immature way that Japan and South Korea treat each other. In spite of historical grievances, both nations should focus on nowadays and modern threats that both share in common. As for example:
Seoul accused Tokyo of weaponizing trade and threatened to terminate a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Tokyo
That's what I meant, that doesn't help. If the Olympics represent anything, it's peace, and threatening to cut a military joint operation between two countries threatened by the same nation seems childish to me, even more over the "improper" silly comments that a Japanese official could have made about Moon.
Nations need leaders without so much of self-centrism.
-4 ( +14 / -18 )
The IOC is exposing many to COVID-19 and the Games are unpopular among most Japanese. Zero risk proved wrong and a total disrespect to the over 815K people infected in Japan and worse to the 15K dead from the virus. Total shame.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
Despicable. Violence against women is among the most disgusting things of the world. Sexualizing violence makes it worse. And violence, in the end, is always despicable. I hope he is handed a sentence, served, and sent back to Uzbekistan upon recovering freedom. And please, provide mental health support to this woman ASAP. Rape, and all kind of sexual violence, leaves terrible scars on people. Terrible case, which somehow throws another stain to the Games.
3 ( +24 / -21 )
It is terrible from my POV that they cannot be named at 19 for being "minors". Also, I don't know why cases show up after months of the incident. These two, at 19, already should know very well to distinguish right from wrong and should be given a punishment so when they are set free, they won't reoffend again.
I know that some argue that at 19, a person is still somehow immature, but even I having autism and late maturity (even being sometimes immature now at 28) I was mature enough at 19 to know that doing such a thing was plain wrong and bad.
Hoping for both, a rehabilitation of these two young men, and a quick trauma--mental recovery to the elderly man.
14 ( +15 / -1 )
she didn’t have enough money to pay
That happened to a man in his 40s last year (2020) or 2019. I can't remember well, but I do remember reading the news. I don't know, when the case of the man happened I thought lazy man, deserves a punishment ... now in this case... she's 81... I don't mean that what she did was right, but at 81, can "justice" be done? Would a punishment for this woman be a deterrent for future "body-keepers"? I'd like to see an analysis on that.
Kindest regards to all. Stay safe.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
He seems to admit to some sort of sexual issues. I am 28 and open-minded, I think that all sexual practices where third parties are not harmed are OK. But this? This is unjustifiable. Indefensible. He followed her and assaulted her. What I don't understand is whether these kind of men (if can be called men) are prone to doing this out of sexual frustration or sadism. Because if for sexual frustration, then I should be locked up in a prison cell long ago.
I don't understand, perhaps due to my autism, some things of the world. And I can't understand behaviours such as this of using violence (for any mean), but for sexual gain makes me feel particularly revolt.
I am not a judge (or a psychiatrist to evaluate him), but I am for a punishment towards this man, therapy in case the justice system considers his future release and ASAP, mental health counseling to the victim. Sometimes, women get lost and forgotten in these cases.
5 ( +8 / -3 )
Yoshikawa is believed to have been abducted while she was on her way home from school.
So sad. But unless a progression of the image is done, I unfortunately believe that no much could be offered as of IDing her after 18 years. Every time I see cases of little girls (or more rarely boys) abductions it causes me an odd feeling of hate for those involved in the possible crime and hope that nothing happened to them. I just would like to be reassured that she didn't fall victim to a 2nd Tsutomu Miyazaki. That man gave me the creeps. I hope (but doubt) that the money reward could make somebody break silence and find a clue. Best to her family dealing with this disappearance for so long.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
I don't want to judge as the case is unclear. But I agree that the decision and handling of the corpse of an infant highlights mental health issues. And please don't take my comment as ableism... I myself suffer from mental health issues. I pointed to it in an attempt to understand the case from a better perspective.
Best wishes to all. Stay safe.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
In order to comment something, I must embarrassingly admit that I'm not very active sexually speaking. I'm 28 and shyness is what makes me get sex only few times a year. That said, is what I don't understand from gropers and molesters. If you're so desperate, why don't you resort to satisfying yourself? There are plenty of ways to satisfy sexual urges without harming others. Sexual violence, of all kind, towards women and men alike, is unjustifiable from any POV.
21 ( +26 / -5 )
It's regretful but I don't want to judge him since i don't personally know him, I don't know his education, family background and beliefs. I'm 28 and gay and I have said this on other piece of news a time ago also regarding LGBT rights in Japan. I'm single right now, and even if I get a partner, I'm committed and decided to save money for my 35th birthday (or if things cannot go that way), by my mid-to-late 30s, be able to surrogate a woman and have a baby boy or baby girl.
Also, in case I cannot save the money in these years until my mid-30s I could also adopt a baby who lacks of true love from his or her parents, and whilst I would not be reproducing, I would be willing to give that baby love unconditionally, which should also be regarded high as there are tons of abandoned babies.
I think it's a statement based on ignorance. I refuse to believe it was badly-intended and polluted with sheer discrimination against gay/LGBT people.
Kindest regards to all. Stay safe.
14 ( +25 / -11 )
SCOTUS has no minimal idea of how bad Japanese justice system works as I can see.
2 ( +27 / -25 )
"Standing to the world's biggest human rights abuser is essential" — Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong.
Good luck Campbell dealing with China.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
I hail good relationships between all countries, despite past, despite present and future. I think that the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan shows what truly cowardly leaders are all about. Just send the kids to war while we are secure in a bunker. Both leaders of those two countries are nothing but worthless pieces of cowardice. I hail Moon for his efforts, not only with Japan, but also with North Korea. Moon is a clearly anti-war guy, who has always heralded talks and peace over aggression and militarism. That must prevail. Long Live Korea. Long Live Japan.
-13 ( +4 / -17 )
What a self-centred, selfish disgusting person.
11 ( +12 / -1 )
His defense lawyers had argued he was guilty only of the lesser charge of homicide with consent, saying he had his victims' tacit approval based on messages they sent him.
Ew, lawyers. You have the good ones defending just causes, and these ones, defending the indefensible.
4 ( +8 / -4 )
My paternal grandmother's father was born 1886. He served in the First World War and died 1966, just knowing this amazing lady could have met him is moving. Live longer lady!
9 ( +10 / -1 )
I feel sorry for 'em.
6 ( +29 / -23 )
Wow. Seeing the comments is just shocking. Justification of harassment and assault, sheer homophobia and bigotry. Thank holiness my parents took me out of Japan at age 2 (if comments are representative of the Japanese of course).
-8 ( +5 / -13 )
I'm an expat Japanese (born 1992) and living abroad since 1994, and this surprises me, I didn't know Japan was like this to LGBT. I thought, by knowing that Akie Abe was a leading voice in supporting sexual minorities despite her husband's positions, that Japan was a safe haven. I am gay myself and here where I live it's pretty safe, but inequality always exists. It's incredibly sick to read of sexual assaults, or non-sexual assaults. Usually, the attackers are the ones who call us "sick people" yet they commit these depraved acts of violence. Disgusting. We're all equal. We all deserve the same respect and treatment. I truly hope this changes.
8 ( +17 / -9 )
I have ended up betraying the trust of people, and caused worries and trouble
Oh no, I wish possession of other more harmful substances was equally punished, e.g. alcohol and tobacco. As for me, you didn't cause me distrust, nor worries nor trouble. I am more worried about real criminals.
17 ( +20 / -3 )
Certainly no winners in this case. A disturbed person dead and the life of a probably decent man ruined for having taken a life.
7 ( +10 / -3 )
This man's selfish motive always revolted me. Did he think he was the centre of the World?. Couldn't he handle the frustration of being turned down [his novels] by the company? We all suffer from frustrations after all and none of us go setting people ablaze. However, if found to have a severe mental illness, I think he should be given special sentence, but never allowed to set foot in free society again. I am very ambiguous to the mental illness defense, and always have been, ever since I myself suffer from a developmental disorder (autism related) for the whole 28-years of my life and forever, and again, I don't go around killing people. What a hard case for the justice, and how many innocent and talented lives ruined! Horrible, sad, and never to be repeated.
5 ( +5 / -0 )
could have been regularly abused as multiple bruises and cigarette burns were found on her body.
If I actually wrote what I think of that abuser, my comment would be moderated, and I understand it. But moderator, and to every reader, know that I'm full of ugly words towards the person who did that to a 2-year-old toddler girl. The cruelty shown towards defenceless people like this little girl and the Funato case as well disgust me, how you can be so cold-blooded astonishes me.
14 ( +14 / -0 )
OMG, I agree with @Simon G, she was assaulted for such a long time. What a monster, disgusting man. I hope the little girl will get all the psychological support to overcome this and forget that so-called man for the rest of her life. As for him ... well, you know.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
I certainly don't want to become Chinese, I just wanted to make the point that old men never go to war, they send the younger like me while they hide in secured bunkers. As for the Senkakus my position is clear, and I agree with you on that. Cheers. :-)
6 ( +11 / -5 )
It's so utterly ridiculous to quarrel over a piece of land. Look at Nagorno-Karabakh, over 5,000 killed in a conflict over land. While I support territorial integrity of every country, I am all against sending young men to fight and die for a piece of uninhabited land. That includes me being 28. My opinion may not be popular among nationalists but I respect them, so please, respect mine.
-6 ( +10 / -16 )
Oh my... whoever's done that, how can you... I mean, a 3-4-year-old little girl is among one of the most vulnerable beings on the entire world. Whoever does that is a coward.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
The issue of the abductees goes beyond politics. It's an issue of humanity. A father passing away without seeing his daughter ever again is just plain evil, cruel. Even if she died in N. Korea, as a father, he had the right to hold a funeral, and pay respects to her. I hope Mrs. Yokota lives enough to see something as closure, but I highly doubt it. I can't imagine the hell they have gone through for decades. What an inspiring married couple. May Sakie remains strong.
13 ( +13 / -0 )
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