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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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Posted in: Who's next? Jodie Whittaker to leave 'Doctor Who' in 2022 See in context

Who cares?Stopped watching at Matt Smith when the series became woke. They've simply ruined a great childhood show that was eclipsed with Tom Baker.

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Posted in: Two Koreas restore severed communications in surprise thaw See in context

North Korea looking for a hand out again in terms of food or vaccines since all their budget goes on the army and developing nuclear weapons.

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Posted in: Frenchman's hunger strike over 'abducted' kids enters third week See in context

I hope this guy gets some conclusion. Alas, the Sun King Macron and his counterpart Suga care nothing about this man's plight. 2 weeks so far of not eating. In this heat as well. I'm sure it won't take long before he is in critical condition. Japan needs to change their laws on this. However, "change" is something the Japanese politicians are not good at.

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

So a comedian makes a joke and is admonished for it over 20 years later? Comedy is just an art form that jests at how ridiculous our existence is. A world in which we cannot joke about anything is a cold bitter place full of grey shadows.

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Posted in: French father goes on hunger strike for children 'abducted' by Japanese wife See in context

Joint custody of children in cases of divorce or separation does not exist legally in Japan, where parental abductions are common and often tolerated by local authorities.

This is an ugly side of Japan that I despise. He couldn't have picked a better time to protest. I wish him good luck.

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Posted in: Japan retracts controversial policy over alcohol-serving restaurants See in context

Nishimura told him he will retract the policy as it had failed to secure the understanding of the public, Kato said.

So he canceled the policy, not because it was immoral, but because people did not understand what it was. A simple "I was wrong" would have sufficed.

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Posted in: Chinese people vexed by Communist Party's image among Japanese See in context

"China is not equal to the Communist Party,"

No? Really? China is exactly equal to the Communist Party. Mainland Chinese people can worry all they want that other countries dislike them for their aggressive actions but unless they do something about it, they will remain under the boot of the CCP.

"Many Japanese have yet to be able to accept the fact that Japanese technology is no longer superior to that of China in some fields. They still want to believe China continues to make imitations by stealing Japanese technology,"

Nope, sorry. Japan has better quality control than China. This leads to better products. China doesn't respect intellectual property so imitations proliferate.

I was once interested in visiting China. I'd never step foot on their soil now. I'm sure there are many people in Japan, and the World, who share this sentiment. China is making enemies at a rapid pace. My worry is that it will lead down a road from which we cannot return.

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Posted in: Japan ratifies world's biggest free trade deal involving China, ASEAN See in context

Is Taiwan in this deal?

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Posted in: China launches first crew to live on new space station See in context

This is a commendable project by the CCP. Space travel is a necessity for the human race. Although, I certainly hope this time, the remains of the rocket come back to earth, if this is the case, in a controlled manner.

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Posted in: IOC tries to reassure Olympic athletes over virus liability waiver See in context

So the IOC care little for the population of the hosting country and the athletes who compete in the events. What is it they care about? The gravy train.

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Posted in: Japan to keep tax cuts for home, car buyers to help virus-hit economy See in context

Car and housing tax cuts really benefit the companies who sell these products, not so much the people. As stated above, a reduction in city/prefecture tax and consumption tax on food would benefit the average Joe and Jane much more. If the government really cared about their residents.

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Posted in: More NTT Docomo e-money thefts confirmed; ¥25 mil stolen See in context

third parties are believed to have obtained the victims' bank account numbers and passwords

My guess is that this happened over a free WiFi system. Their phones were probably hacked into.

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Posted in: War of Resistance sculpture See in context

On first seeing this I thought about how the US depict their statues and compared this to the Marine Corps War Memorial. This statue depicts Chinese attacking with guns and bayonets paused to kill. There is very little substance other than violence. Whereas the US statue shows marines upholding an ideology (their flag) without any guns or weapon aimed at an enemy. I know which one I prefer.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi executive behind Nissan alliance dies at 71 See in context

Sounds like he died of a broken heart. The future's much grimmer for MMC now.

You might indeed be correct. Apparently he died of heart failure. (心不全)

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Posted in: Race for new PM starts after Abe's resignation; Aso won't run See in context

I bet the next PM will be Taro Kono or is it Kono Taro?

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