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Posted in: Man offers to pay back mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil COVID funds 'little by little' See in context

I suspect that all that money is conveniently stored in a cryptowallet.

You give the guy too much credit.

24 unemployed

I'm guessing he is not the sharpest tool in the box.

I pretty much guess he blew it all at pachinko and online gambling.

If he won one of the jackpots he could have gotten 10mill USD or more and returning the cash would have been like dropping loose change. I imagine an idea like that would have been running through his pea brain.

Any way it doesn't seem to be a crime as he hasn't been arrested I guess you could expect somewhere between 5 - 15% of his income to be used to make a payment each month. Unemployed 15% of 0 is ?

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

Not only was he not even from the town he stole the money from

They gave it to him, he tried to double the money by gambling it. guess he thought if he won big he could give it back and have some left over.

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Posted in: Girl who disappeared in Yamanashi in 2019 confirmed dead after bone DNA test See in context

It is a sad situation, and it is not hard to get turned around in an unfamiliar location specially at her age, she may have walked for sometime in the wrong direction then changed direction several times resulting in being lost.

Hopefully with knowing the result of DNA the mother can finally accept the outcome and with bones and clothes the family can have a funeral and finally begin the grieving process.

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Posted in: 31-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of father See in context

68-year-old father.

Sugishita lives with her mother. Her father, who lives elsewhere, was visiting for the night.

Sounds like he might be still be working out of town. He could have driven back that day to see his family then got woken up by his daughter at 3:00am while she was chatting and laughing with online friends while playing an online game. Dad was angry because he had to drive back home that afternoon and at his age it would be hard on only a few hours sleep. Then she attacked him with the first thing she could grab without thinking.

This is just one possible scenario and based on my own experiences.

She's denied the charge so she's innocent until proven guilty of attempted murder.

Wouldn't something more like assault with a deadly weapon be the better charge?

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Posted in: Mixed-race Okinawans begin to find voice amid tensions over U.S. bases See in context

But Tokyo has largely turned a deaf ear to the demands

Do people really believe this?

Agreement Between the United States of America and Japan Concerning the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands

https://ryukyu-okinawa.net/pages/archive/rev71.html

ARTICLE III

I. Japan will grant the United States of America on the date of entry into force of this Agreement the use of facilities and areas in the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands in accordance with the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States of America and Japan signed at Washington on January 19, 1960 and its related arrangements.

Treaty of mutual cooperation and security between the United States of America and Japan

https://worldjpn.grips.ac.jp/documents/texts/docs/19600119.T5E.html

Article 2

2 . At the request of either Government, the Governments of Japan and the United States shall review such arrangements and may agree that such facilities and areas shall be returned to Japan or that additional facilities and areas may be provided.

3 . The facilities and areas used by the United States armed forces shall be returned to Japan whenever they are no longer needed for purposes of this Agreement, and the United States agrees to keep the needs for facilities and areas under continual observation with a view toward such return.

This basically says that Japan grants the rights to use the facilities and if USA doesn't agree to return them then they don't return them.

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Posted in: Japan accepted 74 refugees in 2021, highest on record See in context

ok my bad miss read the story myself

No indication of where they came from, although some assume they are all from Ukraine.

Well no nobody should assume they are from Ukraine if you read the story.

32, came from Myanmar, China, with 18 refugees coming, Afghanistan, with nine, Iran four, Yemen three, Uganda and Cameroon two each, and Iraq, Ghana, Pakistan and South Sudan one each.

So yeah they did mention the numbers

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Posted in: Japan accepted 74 refugees in 2021, highest on record See in context

No indication of where they came from, although some assume they are all from Ukraine.

Well no nobody should assume they are from Ukraine if you read the story.

Japan does not recognize those fleeing Ukraine as refugees.

Sure no indication of where they came from, and that would be advertising to countries where their peoples have gone to. However they did manage to point out that they took in more refugees than the following countries.

China, with 18 refugees coming, Afghanistan, with nine, Iran four, Yemen three, Uganda and Cameroon two each, and Iraq, Ghana, Pakistan and South Sudan one each.

Compared to Turkey who took in 3.7 million. Japan still has a long way to go.

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Posted in: Kishida vows to help developing nations' COVID response with $5 bil See in context

@sakurasuki

Using debt money to help other countries, still no news how to improve Japanese economy and population

It seems that ignoring the problem and focusing on irrelevant matters and spending money frivolously is how PM Kishida intends to deal with those issues.

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Posted in: Dead man found in ditch had 10 stab wounds, police say See in context

This seems suspicious. I suspect foul play.

I wonder if he was stabbed after he crashed or before.

Lots of possible scenarios either way.

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Posted in: Kishida vows to help developing nations' COVID response with $5 bil See in context

This guy...

Stop spending money and flashing it around.

Specially when it isn't yours to spend.

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Posted in: Man arrested over attempted murder of ex-wife See in context

@Lindsay

Divorce with kids is a very prickly and dangerous thing in Japan. There is no such thing as property settlement, joint custody or structured child support. 

Actually you are supposed to organize those things before you sign the divorce papers.

If you make the mistake of signing them before you do any of that then you will be limited to what conditions are set by law or conditions the person who hands the paper in stipulates in the area provided.

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Posted in: Man arrested over attempted murder of ex-wife See in context

He has denied the charge.

Don't forget this means he is innocent till proven guilty.

Although I kind of doubt the woman was able to stab herself in the back but you never know what somebody might be capable of doing in an attempt to get back at somebody.

Hopefully they can get some CCTV footage of him leaving the area and some fingerprints from the knife to prove him guilty rather than to just assume he is guilty.

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Posted in: Okinawa urges PM to scrap U.S. base move plan before key anniversary See in context

The argument is that the base should be totally eliminated and not moved to the landfill at Camp Schwab, so the people of Ginowan have to suffer it's existence longer, because Denny and all the politicians do not know how to negotiate a deal!

They have a pretty crappy hand to try and negotiate with. If you read the treaty for returning Okinawa it pretty much reads that US can maintain it's bases until they decide they aren't needed.

Scrapping the relocation plan just means they stay where they are. The US has no intention of leaving Okinawa.

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Posted in: Man suspected of sexually assaulting teenage girl after giving her sleeping pills See in context

@girl_in_tokyo

So, if she is 18 or 19, drugging raping her is not so bad as it would be if she were younger?

No it certainly doesn't and my post doesn't reflect that. I was pointing out that 18 or 19 is not a minor as somebody suggested "she's a minor and he's screwed".

After you start making this comment on every post about crimes, then and only then will I believe that it's justice you care about and not just rape apologism.

Take a bit closer look at my previous posts you may need to flick through a few pages because I don't always read the crime stories often to depressing.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving newborn baby in hotel room’s toilet bowl See in context

@Lindsay

An abortion costs around ¥600,000.

No it doesn't it costs around ¥80,000.

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Posted in: Man suspected of sexually assaulting teenage girl after giving her sleeping pills See in context

Mmm... Part of the information is missing here. Like how did she get to his place.

Agree it is very ambiguous.

Anyway, either he raped her or not she's a minor and he's screwed.

She could be 18 or 19 is that still a minor? The story is written deliberately to give the impression of younger as they use the word girl not woman.

Don't forget Japan lowered the age of adult to 18 in April.

The man denies the charges. So it should be innocent until proven guilty.

At this stage it is just another she said he said. Did she get a rape kit administered?

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Posted in: S Korea’s new leader offers support if N Korea denuclearizes See in context

So nothing new. That is always the stance if he denuclearizes.

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Posted in: 50 years after return, Okinawa's strategic importance grows for U.S. See in context

Well according to the agreement regarding US in Okinawa, America can stay there as long as they deem it necessary and nothing Okinawa or the J-Gov can do about it.

It really isn't up to Japan I guess that is the result of losing war.

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Posted in: New ‘Doctor Who’ star is ‘Sex Education’ actor Ncuti Gatwa See in context

I couldn't get into the last Dr Who it wasn't because of a woman but because of the story line or lack there of... I couldn't even get through the first episode.

If the story line is better this time round it could be good. I will at least try to watch the first episode.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man arrested in ex-girlfriend's apartment See in context

I'm not a lawyer, but I assume it's something to do with the "unauthorized entry into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment" charge that he's facing.

Yea I looked that up but couldn't actually find anything that would stick if he had been given the key. If he secretly made the duplicate then it would.

Do you let all your exes enter and leave your residence as they please just because you once gave them a key?

No I would have changed the lock on the day I broke up knowing I had given them a key. Then I would have organized a time and place for them to pick up any items they had had at my place.

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

Hmm great incite... the numbers say it all less births more deaths equals declining population. Does it really take a rocket... company owner to say this.

Any way will be at least 80+ years before these 831,000 new babies are extinct and any thing can happen between then and now. Like say a nuclear war.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man arrested in ex-girlfriend's apartment See in context

It just seems you are looking for any excuse to victim blame.

Not at all ever heard of innocent until proven guilty?

All this is a she said he said situation.

Unless the police have any actual evidence I bet he is let go after a few hours.

Yes was it her knife or his knife is important.

it doesn't matter whose knife it was.

Certainly it matters to the credibility of the witness. If he indeed was wielding a knife and he bought it with him then her credibility goes up.

Giving a partner a key to your apartment does not give them permission to enter your residence as and when they like after you've broken up.

Sure, but is it actually breaking the law? I am a bit unsure about this. I am not aware of any law that would make it illegal to use the key he was given (if he was given it) If I am mistaken please let me know the law and which article it is under.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man arrested in ex-girlfriend's apartment See in context

Jeans and T-shirtToday 11:56 am JST

Was he wielding his knife or her knife? They don't say.

Does it matter?

Yes it matters why because woman can lie just to get you in trouble. My x-wife tried to do something similar.

Unless he was given the duplicate key which is kind of like giving permission to enter the apartment and if so then she should have changed the locks?

No.

Yes, as long as he's not breaking in. Not much police can do as it isn't breaking an entering. which might be why she said knife.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man arrested in ex-girlfriend's apartment See in context

Was he wielding his knife or her knife? They don't say.

Did he have a knife when police arrived? They don't say.

Certainly not enough information.

It could be her words only. Innocent until proven guilty?

However he is at least guilty of trespassing he shouldn't have entered her apartment.

Unless he was given the duplicate key which is kind of like giving permission to enter the apartment and if so then she should have changed the locks?

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Posted in: Yoshinoya refused to let 'foreign' student attend recruitment event See in context

@Antiquesaving

Get it the person is Not a foreign national but is a Japanese national who looks foreign

Actually no mention of looking foreign.

Yes this is true, however background information for these events requires a photo.

So it is possible that he didn't look at the photo and just looked at the name but bit of a stretch.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya refused to let 'foreign' student attend recruitment event See in context

@letsberealistic

Read the article again.

Yes you should

the student says he or she is a Japanese national.

Get it the person is Not a foreign national but is a Japanese national who looks foreign but was discriminated because of an assumption made by the yoshinoya recruiter.

Who sent an email saying "It is extremely difficult for a foreign national to obtain a work visa and there is a possibility that you will not be able to join the company even if you are offered a job."

He or she is a Japanese national.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya refused to let 'foreign' student attend recruitment event See in context

How come they are interviewing as students without working visa. You people are completely misunderstanding

No I think you and the Yoshinoya recruiter are completely misunderstanding

 In a tweet apparently by the student, whose gender is unknown, the student says he or she is a Japanese national.

My kids don't look Japanese and don't have Japanese names but are actually Japanese as they have a Japanese parent and have Japanese passports.

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Posted in: Japan's ENEOS withdraws from Myanmar gas project See in context

days after its Thai and Malaysian partners announced they would pull out

So they either had to find new partners or pull out as well. Guess it was easier to pull out than find new partners and then try to claim it was because of a conscience. 

With the economy tanking and pressure mounting from rights groups

Would be hard really hard to find any new partners willing to risk joining ENEOS in this endeavor.

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Posted in: Netflix cancels Meghan Markle animated series 'Pearl' See in context

Well doesn't really matter I have been watching Netflix for a while now been through 3 payment increases and I am not really surprised they are losing subscribers. I am about to let go of Netflix I can get Disney Plus and Amazon Prime and still save a few dollars. Sorry Netflix but getting rid of new programs when you only have old stuff isn't going to help keep subscribers.

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Posted in: Investigators raid Hokkaido tour boat company's office after sinking See in context

It was not a request. They will take whatever documentation they consider relevant whether or not the company owner agrees or disagrees.

However it is over a week since the accident occurred any relevant documentation that would be incriminating would long be shredded and burnt.

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