James comments

Posted in: Kyoto schoolgirl loses lawsuit against bullies for causing her mental illness See in context

When I moved to a new school I was picked on by a few of my classmates. Punching somebody in the head did not solve my issue but only made it worse. I have found that it is a tactic that does not work as it results in the desired "bite". And those that say violence solved their issue are lying and were not bullied but were the bullies. You are better to ignore the bullies and report it to a parent or Teacher as soon as possible.

Change "you" learn some manners be polite LOL at peoples jokes and compliment them when they do something greatish... then you will not be bullied.

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Posted in: High court denies Korean school's right to Japan gov't subsidies See in context

Well It is a hard choice the school makes to be pro-Pyongyang

A 2014 UN inquiry into abuses of human rights in North Korea concluded that, "the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world

If they want any kind of support they need to sever any association with the DPRK / Chongryon If not then Japanese Government should not offer them any support in anyway.

I do not believe the opinion is political or discriminatory in any way. The DPRK are criminals and should not be supported by anybody under any situation except in support of human rights.

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Posted in: Japan to lift entry ban on travelers from 9 countries, regions; exempt returning residents from quarantine See in context

Since china already have a vaccine for corona ... I might take a trip there and get one but oh wait I have a 2 week quarantine If i want to go there... go figure....

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Posted in: Japan to lift entry ban on travelers from 9 countries, regions; exempt returning residents from quarantine See in context

Might find it doesn't change much considering the rate of infection in Japan has a pretty steady daily rate of around 200 per 4-6 thousand people (tested). Japan is not considered a safe place to travel.

I don't think any of these countries Australia, Brunei, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will allow any of their citizens to travel back from Japan without an additional 2 week stay in quarantine on their return.

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Posted in: U.S. judge delays extradition of 2 men accused of helping Ghosn escape from Japan See in context

 two men accused of helping [smuggle] former Nissan...

Take a guess at the crime...

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Posted in: Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway See in context

Who is she?

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Posted in: U.S. judge delays extradition of 2 men accused of helping Ghosn escape from Japan See in context

It might be a crime to enter, but not to leave.

It is a crime to leave Japan without doing the proper paperwork.

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Posted in: Takeda to import 50 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine See in context

 zero liability indemnity don’t they !

Well no that is not the case

The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a bill to pay all the costs of administrating a vaccine against the novel coronavirus to all residents and to compensate suppliers in the event any serious side effects occur.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-gov't-oks-bill-to-offer-free-coronavirus-vaccines

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Posted in: Japan's total coronavirus cases top 100,000 See in context

Go get Covid campaign is working well.

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Posted in: U.S. judge delays extradition of 2 men accused of helping Ghosn escape from Japan See in context

So what these 'travel agents' did isn't actually illegal?

It certainly was illegal and they actually committed multiple crimes under several different Acts of Japanese law including aiding and abetting a crime as it is illegal to help somebody leave the country without using a passport, Smuggling and or Human Trafficking and there are other crimes that can be used as well. I think it is a total of about 3 years in jail and a fine.

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Posted in: Japan Ink: Growing tribe proudly defies tattoo taboo See in context

I have a celtic tattoo and i just tell staff at onsen that it is a birth mark... of course they don't believe me but they are often left unable to come back with anything so i walk away.

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Posted in: Department stores kick off year-end, New Year shopping campaigns See in context

My wife used to get them until I showed her the price of individual products from rakuten and the price she paid for the bag was nearly double the price from rakuten

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Posted in: Suga says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon See in context

@Do the hustle Unfortunately, tritium is not the only isotope in the water.

Yes I realise that following is what I said before:

they know there is large traces of tritium and other radioactive substance

I should have added after filtering out the other isotopes then release the water.

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Posted in: Suga says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon See in context

As far as I am concerned they know there is large traces of tritium and other radioactive substances in the contaminated water they want to release they need to add another 1000+ storage containers and keep storing it.

Tritium is a radioactive element with a half-life of 12.32 years that decays into helium by beta-decay.

So 25 years storage should do the job then capture the helium and sell it then release the water.

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Posted in: Lawmaker Anri Kawai released on ¥12 mil bail after 4 months in detention See in context

@akie

She is convicted, she is jailed, she broke laws, yet she is still a law maker !!!!!!!

She has been indicted on a charge of vote-buying not convicted she has not been jailed she has been held for four months for "questioning" and she has continued to deny the charge.

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Posted in: Lawmaker Anri Kawai released on ¥12 mil bail after 4 months in detention See in context

What ever happened to Innocent until proven guilty?

Perhaps they should lock up the "whistle blowers" for four months and see if they keep saying what they said is true, While interviewing them everyday and telling them to admit they lied or stay for longer.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing common-law wife’s daughter See in context

they guy has denied it ... innocent until proven guilty.

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Posted in: U.N. nuclear arms ban treaty leaves Japan in a dilemma See in context

So only 50 countries out of a total of 195 countries was needed to ratify such a ban ... not likely and what will happen if the US, China, Russia, United Kingdom, and France leave the UN because of it

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Posted in: Woman arrested for attempted murder of ex-husband See in context

People can only take so much before they break. Pity there isn't more being done by the government to help with these kind of things before it turns ugly. Suga should make Fostering a sense of Japanese unity and social stability and strengthening the emphasis on the family systems his priority over Restoring national defense rights and Strengthening Japanese defense power.

I would like to see more adverts on tv and social media etc offering services of help for those depressed and those being abused give them a number to call and actually have action taken before it turns to issues like this.

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Posted in: Suga's communication skills tested as honeymoon period ends See in context

He has no political vision other than that of Nippon Kaigi

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Posted in: Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations' See in context

As a paying customer, I don’t want to see players wearing masks with the names of Neville Nobodies or players taking a knee.

Well get your money back while you still have a chance. I know I will not go (got my money back) and I will not watch(as I don't have NHK). Plus with Japan's continued whaling, continued hostage justice system I am boycotting 2020+1 olympics.

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Posted in: Suga, Abe attend memorial for father of N Korea abductee Megumi Yokota See in context

I don't know why this continues to be something the Government continue to push on with. North Korea say it is resolved, They told who died, they returned those that were alive, and told who didn't make it to North Korea. And we know they won't be able to provide bones as they most likely in mass graves or buried at sea.

With the previous reaction and outcry from Japan causing sanctions etc against NK when they admitted to the abduction of 13 people, they will not repeat that mistake again meaning they will not admit to any further abductees in fear of risking new sanctions.

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Posted in: Man stabs brother and sister, then leaps to his death from nearby building See in context

It has a lot to do with the "Japanese mentality" it is why people who get corona get ostracized, It is why out of work husbands kill their wives and mother in laws and why young japanese kill their other family members. something is totally wrong with they way people speak to those who are depressed. a person can only take so much verbal abuse.

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Posted in: Gov't puts off decision to release treated Fukushima water into sea See in context

So the swift decision promised was swift to delay a decision. I bet some fictitious individual will accidental release the water between now and then and will be fired but will be to late as it is already released.

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Posted in: Tokyo man arrested after dismembered body found in Niigata apartment See in context

"the body was found cut into seven pieces."

" hiding and abandoning the body inside the apartment"

another ghost presence to remain in that place.

No such thing as ghosts.

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Posted in: 76-year-old man arrested for fatally stabbing neighbor in Osaka See in context

Oi has admitted to the charge. He was quoted as saying there had been bad blood between Inami and himself but he denied any intent to kill. Let me see Oi went to Inami's apartment with a knife and had no intent to kill him!! Ok he just wanted to say look I have a knife lets talk.

Where in the story does it say he bought the knife with him? You are guessing please wait for more facts.

For all you know the 66 year old neighbour could have been cooking and playing loud music they other guy went over to complain saw the knife grabbed it and stabbed him...

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

mmm I love Lamb I would eat it every other day instead of once a month if it wasn't so darn expensive. Hopefully I will get to see a reduced price for it soon or more spread out to other supermarkets rather than just speciality shops.

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Posted in: Suga vows swift decision on release of Fukushima radioactive water See in context

Suga vows swift decision

Lets hope it is a NO or I won't be able to eat sushi

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Posted in: Japanese KitKats are shrinking; Nestlé says previous size may have been too large for customers See in context

Well nobody is forcing you to buy them. I know they lost at least one customer because I will change my Santa gift and halloween treats to something else this year in my own personal boycott of Nestles.

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Posted in: Cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine projects confirmed in Japan See in context

Well this is not really a surprise with news that China bypassed virus testing regulations and already started using their own vaccine so are currently in the front with a vaccine and are now trying to sabotage others from getting it ready either for $$$ or Military purposes.

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