Jayel comments

Posted in: Driver hits 78-year-old man; then takes him home where he later dies See in context

I bet the old man insisted he was fine. At least the driver didn't just drive off as is usually the case. Should have taken him to a hospital no matter what - but I'm sure he had no bad intentions.

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Posted in: Russian-run restaurant in Chiba looking to hire Ukrainian evacuees See in context

Food looks yummy. I'd visit if I lived closer.

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Posted in: Gov't weighs ¥50,000 cash handouts for low-income families' children See in context

How about removing consumption tax from foodstuff. That would help a lot.

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Posted in: Japan's 7-Eleven in China fined for describing Taiwan as country See in context

Meanwhile China makes map globes that favour their opinion and sells them to the world.

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Posted in: Mother to sue 'Terrace House' TV network, producer over daughter's suicide See in context

I watched all the Terrace House shows. They're good to practice Japanese listening. Anyway, I really liked Hana. She reminded me a little of an ex-girlfriend. Bubbly, physically strong and bashful at times. When she kicked up a storm it was very out of character and unexpected. They definitely asked her to put on a show. It makes me sad even today that she turned to suicide.

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Posted in: China lashes out at Abe over his warning on Taiwan See in context

“I will support Taiwan’s participation," Abe said

It's about time. We are well beyond worrying about stepping on China's toes concerning Taiwan.

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Posted in: China urges Japan to support Beijing Olympics See in context

China "firmly opposes" Japan's politicizing sports

But it's fine for China to do this. Whenever China says they oppose something, it usually means they're not happy about another nation using the same tactics that they are themselves currently employing.

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Posted in: Kei Komuro pays ¥4 mil settlement over family financial dispute See in context

10 points for the Darth Vader T-shirt!

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Posted in: Ruling coalition agrees on ¥100,000 cash handouts, vouchers for those aged 18 and younger See in context

I have 3 kids and easily fall way under the 9.6 million yen, which is an extravagant amount of money to live on to be honest. This payout will help buy them food and clothes. Have you seen what 3 teenage kids can eat?

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Posted in: New Mazda cars will stop if driver suffers health problem See in context

Anything that stops pensioners crashing into kids is a good thing in my book.

Having this type of car will probably get you lower insurance too as is the case with some features now available in cars such as braking when detecting obstacles in front of the vehicle.

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Posted in: New 'Monster Hunter' attraction at Universal Studios Japan lets you hunt monsters in VR See in context

If you want a VR experience. Instead, go buy an Oculus Quest 2. It will cost less and you will have access to much more content.

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Posted in: Taiwan has no right to join United Nations: China See in context

I've heard lots of great things about Taiwan and hope to visit there someday. China, not so much.

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Posted in: Japanese rice tastier due to global warming, says Aso See in context

Somebody publish a book of this buffoon's most notable quotes.

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Posted in: Former Princess Mako says marriage was a 'necessary choice' See in context

Good luck to them!

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Posted in: New vending machine gives out free drinks if you use them with a coworker See in context

Japan has always been big on the idea that incidental communication between coworkers

This is simply not true from my experience. Japanese bosses do not like people standing around talking next to vending machines or tea serving machines within the company. I would often see Japanese employees furtively looking over their shoulder if you tried to strike up a conversation with them. After-work parties on the other hand were a different matter but there are no vending machines in such situations.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually molesting junior high school girl in library See in context

The vernacular media reported the details of the crime a bit differently. Page 5 of Nikkan Gendai put it like this: 女子中学生の肩にイチモツのせた。Definitely not "groped," since no hands were involved.

I've never heard that term before and had to look it up. Seems to be a euphemism for a man's genitals. Disgusting behaviour. I've a daughter that just turned 13 and if this happened to her, I'd not let this pervert get off lightly.

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Posted in: Japanese firms in China worry most about power shortage See in context

The Japanese companies still doing business in China get what they deserve. Move to Vietnam or bring those factories back home. Stop supporting the CCP.

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Posted in: Gov't to boost hospital capacity to treat more COVID patients See in context

The current government should have been working on these measures over a year ago. If they had, incidents such as the woman who lost her baby while having COVID would never have happened.



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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

China is destabilizing the region. Japan will have to act under the watchful eye of the USA no matter who is in charge. The LDP has promised so much and given little.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested over sexual assault in classroom See in context

The girl is probably somewhere between 9 and 11 since girls usually start developing around that age. I have a daughter this age. They are very vulnerable at that age because their bodies are changing so much. I've no doubt it had a psychological effect on her what he did to her. Japan lags behind so far when it comes to protecting its children.

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Posted in: Japanese hope Kishida shows better leadership through pandemic See in context

Shows better hope through pandemic

What kind of title is this?

What? All 1 day of his posting as the leader and he is better? It's just the same person with a different hat. How easily people are hoodwinked.

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Posted in: Who will be the next Bond? See in context

I laughed when I saw Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) among those photos. He will always be Blackadder to me.

I'm not sure they should chose an A-list actor like Tom Hardy or Henry Cavill. Those actors are doing well with the many different roles they play. Being tied up playing James Bond would not let them get on with other great films we may miss out on.

I'd prefer a somewhat unknown or upcoming actor for the role.

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Posted in: Flight out of Narita Airport delayed because of a turtle on the runway See in context

One morning I was driving my daughter to school. As I passed through a park near my home there was a turtle bang right in the middle of the road. It wasn't moving and had went into its shell. I quickly got out and carried it 5 meters and put it in the grass to carry on its journey safely. It was quite heavy like a large stone. I'll never forget that.

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Posted in: Gov't to accept Princess Mako's decision to decline ¥150 mil marriage money See in context

Wow, that's a lot of cash to turn down but good for them. Might have been a good idea to accept then donate it to some good cause though. I wish them well.

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Posted in: Clint Eastwood back in the saddle at 91 for 'Cry Macho' See in context

His movies are great. Especially the more recent ones. They're obviously a reflection of what he feels about life as he comes to the end of it.

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Posted in: Kono announces bid to become next prime minister See in context

Please call me Minister Prime Kono Taro.

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Posted in: Man arrested after urinating in drink bottle of woman coworker because 'he liked her' See in context

Disgusting individual.

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Posted in: What ticks off drivers in Japan? New survey reveals top 3 causes of road rage See in context

None of those 3 make me react negatively to other drivers. I hate tail-gating though. It's simple dangerous, shows poor driving awareness, and is downright rude.

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Posted in: Georgian judoka ejected from Paralympics after assault arrest See in context

The judoka's name is Zviad Gogochuri, he competes at 90kg, is visually impaired and was ranked 2nd in the world. If he throws you or even moves you around, blind or not, you are going to feel it, especially if you are 60 years old.

When questioned by the police, he apparently said that he did it and has no excuses for doing it.

At 34 years old this was probably his last chance at the Olympics as well. I'm sure he will regret in on his way back to Georgia.

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Posted in: Aluminum cans slowly replace plastics to tackle marine pollution See in context

Just revert back to glass bottles and redesign vending machines to drop them safely.

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