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Posted in: LDP studies lowering legal age for drinking, smoking to 18 See in context

Should be raised, not lowered. Such destructive habits!

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Posted in: EU ministers to meet on migrants as drowned boy's father speaks See in context

Why are they called migrants now? They are refugees. Is calling them migrants a way to show them in a bad light to make it easier to turn them away?

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Posted in: Draft of Abe's WWII statement includes 'apology,' NHK reports See in context

The Japanese people paid a terrible price.

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl dies after falling from 12th floor See in context

The girl landed outside the convenience store, right in front of all the people on the sidewalk and the smokers the doors. Horror.

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Posted in: Controversial autobiography of 1997 Kobe child killer released See in context

Don't buy the book. Complain to online vendors, protest at bookstores, etc...

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Posted in: Heartache for Japan's 40-year-old virgins See in context

Men should start getting in on when they are young, stop hanging around other boys and start dating for crying out loud.

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Posted in: Abe apologizes for snapping at lawmaker in Diet See in context

Would he have done that to a man? I think not. Sexism.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor hits out at 'ridiculous' bill for 2020 Olympics See in context

It doesn't matter if it is "Tokyo Olympics" or "Japan Olympics". Tokyo is Japan.

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Posted in: Law goes into effect allowing derelict vacant houses to be demolished See in context

Good! I'll be happy to see those houses finally go away.

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Posted in: Japanese grandfather gets life in prison in Indonesia drug case See in context

Playing clueless Japanese tourist did not work.

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Posted in: Indonesia executes 8 drug convicts; Filipina spared See in context

Just to think that if they had paid the judges what was asked for then they could have been free in only a few short years. Ah the death penalty, best bargaining chip around.

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Posted in: Why more Japanese are staying home See in context

I travel and hear from the locals almost everywhere that Chinese and Russian travellers are taking over from the Japanese. Universally they miss the Japanese.

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Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl See in context

Unnn...difficult.

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Posted in: Tokyo considers removing overhead power lines in run-up to 2020 Olympics See in context

I strongly support this. Above ground power lines are ugly. Now, ban smoking everywhere.

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy missing since March 19 turns up unharmed See in context

Sad, so very depressing.

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Posted in: Parents of schoolboy liable for Y15 million after wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death See in context

Accidents happen. Please stop wasting time.

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Posted in: Friday will be the 20th anniversary of the sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Why do people join cults? See in context

My previous Japanese company was like a cult. There is pride and purpose, but also much pressure to dedicate and devote yourself. There is even institutional veneration of the founder. People join because they want to belong. I feel many aspects of society are like cults, but depending on our wide-spread acceptance we designate it a cult or not. We cannot say that "cults" are more dangerous than "religions", that is simply not true. We cannot say "cults" are more deceptive or secretive than "companies", that is simply not true. One group are "freedom fighters" and another group "terrorists". One belief is false and another belief is acceptable. We are bias. We decided what is conventional and what is extremist based upon our bias ideas.

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Posted in: Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state if he is re-elected See in context

The last president who threatened to cut off Israel's funding was JFK.

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Posted in: Do you support same-sex marriages? See in context

I support simply because I don't care. I figure that if I don't care then I have no right to oppose the issue.

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Posted in: When pedophiles or minors convicted of violent crimes are released from prison, do you think residents in communities they move to should be informed of who they are and where they are living? See in context

That's a strange grouping to put pedophiles in with minors that committed crimes.

Pedophiles, yes

Minors, no

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Posted in: 8-year-old girl killed by truck while crossing street with mother, sister See in context

Slow down! Speed is the killer. I live in an area with many schools, and there for many children, in a small area. Cars, especially Taxis, bomb through this area all the time. I cringe so often at the fact of no speed bumps or other ways to get drivers to slow down.

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Posted in: WWII firebombings of Japanese cities largely ignored See in context

The 20th century was so violent. How about the 21st century?

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Posted in: Message from Gaza See in context

I don't see many kites in this photo.

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Posted in: Japan has to toughen up, says J.League boss See in context

The Japanese players are always lying on the field, no stamina. Get up, run, chase the ball!

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Posted in: Kawasaki murder victim's mother releases statement to media See in context

Normal 17/18 year-olds do not hang around with 13 year-olds.

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Posted in: Kawasaki murder victim's mother releases statement to media See in context

He was a beautiful boy. Murdered by garbage. I hate them.

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Posted in: Although Japan's Juvenile Law prohibits media from publishing the names and photos of minors arrested for crimes, people have been using social media to circulate the names, photos, addresses and tele See in context

Unfortunately it applies to adults as well. If you are accused then your are presumed guilty in the media and this is very hard to wash off no matter if even get indicted or not. They hide the identity of minors since even if found guilty society judges that they will change and deserve a second chance. Why not the same for adults if we truly believe in rehabilitation?

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Posted in: 18-yr-old suspect admits killing Kawasaki boy to punish him See in context

The world has many bad people who prey on the little ones; disaster when we let our guard down. We need to work together to protect children from these predators. I don't see one single failure here as the reason that this tragedy happened. I do not have a good answer of how to deal with teenage murderers. My emotionally charged response is probably not the best answer for society.

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Posted in: Kawasaki boy told friend on Line he might get killed See in context

Super depressing.I can't believe there are no arrests yet. I wonder that if this story gets to the foreign news would that put more pressure on the justice system to act decisively? I assume real Yakuza think that brutalizing a naked 13 year old and leaving him to bleed to death crosses the line. Hope so...

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Posted in: Kawasaki boy told friend on Line he might get killed See in context

Why haven't the police arrested anyone yet?

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