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Posted in: Man claiming to be 'a woman inside' arrested for entering female bath at resort See in context

Uh-oh. Slippery slope.

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

It's really sad. I've noticed that most locals in Inaka are pretty sick of foreign tourists. I hear it all the time. Taking up spaces in hotels, giant suitcases on trains, wandering around the streets, and not being able to speak English to them. It sounds nuts, but I hear the complaints. Just wait for ski season is what I told them. All I got as a reply was "ya-da-ne". The shine has worn off and Xenophobia has reared its ugly head yet again.

They really don't want the business and these garbage measures to raise train fares will do nothing. As many of you have already pointed out - you've just screwed the local population. Thanks gov!

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Posted in: Transport ministry inspects Bigmotor dealerships over alleged fraud See in context

There are lots of dodgy dealers and Big Motor is one of them. They took me for a lot with an A/C gas leak, and broken rear camera. I've never trusted a dealer since. I take my cars to a local guy that appreciates the work and cares about his customers. I recommend finding a local guy over the corporate douches.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: What to stream this week: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,' Quavo, 'Reservation Dogs' and 'Mixtape' See in context

I wish there were a site to let us know which platform a lot of new shows would be in here, in Japan. HBO and Paramount + shows are loned out to a few different services here. And, we all know Netflix and Hulu aren't always the same as North America.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Convenience store clerk arrested for punching customer over receipt in Hyogo Prefecture See in context

Everyone has a bad day. Being a clerk in a convenience store is not easy with all the riffraff and annoyances coming in. I side with the clerk.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Posted in: Aging Takahama nuclear reactor restarted after 12-year halt See in context

Finally some good news.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Americans finish with flourish as Canadian McIntosh wins second swimming gold See in context

"Americans finish with flourish as Canadian McIntosh wins second swimming gold",

This title makes it sound as though Canadians are Americans ... shouldn't it read North Americans?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: 10 rescued after pleasure boat catches fire in Tokyo Bay See in context

Pleasure boat? Is that legal? ;^)

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan 'left behind' as Women's World Cup glory becomes distant memory See in context

Not enough funding or interest in women's soccer here. There are leagues, but nothing with enough star power or talent to really garner up support. No support = no high wages. Japan will have to hope for a miracle to make best 8, and then pray that people will care about them at the grass-roots level long after this WC has passed. My guess is niether will happen.

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Posted in: Struggling Japanese dairy producers betting farm on new markets See in context

Good time to promote dairy in 40C weather. Yum!

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Posted in: Woman arrested after beating husband with wooden coat hanger See in context

The abuse on husbands is rampant in this country - not only physical. I always wondered why so many want to stay at the office or go drinking after work, perhaps have a mistress. There ain't no love at home.

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Posted in: Belarus deal to take in leader of Russian rebellion puts him in an even more repressive nation See in context

Why do I get the feeling this is all a ruse to distract the west and NATO? I get the feeling Prigozhin will end up doing something radical, and take the blame for Russia. Just sayin'

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Posted in: Mother, boyfriend who filmed themselves abusing her 3-year-old son before his death go on trial See in context

There is no place in this life for people like this. Remove them from this existence.

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Posted in: Record 18,709 people with dementia reported missing in Japan in 2022 See in context

Don't need a chip, just an Air Tag. Shocking stats about these poor people though. It's just plain negligence.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: JBC says cannabis found in boxer Ioka's December doping test sample See in context

Couldn't agree more ... such a non-story! Grow up Japan.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Posted in: Omdia forecasts new highs for recorded-music retail sales, but growth set to slow See in context

And how much will the artists see of any of this revenue? That I'd like to know.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Awa Odori dance festival to sell premium seats for ¥200,000 See in context

These dance festivals are overrated, and I think the target audience for these tickets are rich asians that will pay for some package tour. There are far more exciting festivals all around the country.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of woman sleeping on sidewalk See in context

So sad that another teacher does someting stupid like this. And this young lady better control the binge drinking! Sleeping on a sidewalk?!

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Posted in: Mothers denied postpartum care in 14% of Japan municipalities: survey See in context

This is an invaluable service that is needed everywhere - not only Japan. So many young parents have no idea what to do after their first baby is born, and this care really helps make sure everyone is ready for what is comimng into their home. Also, the follow-up-visits and check-ups at the local health centre are so helpful.

In my home country, most hospitals just kick the mother out the next day. It's pretty shocking.

And, what is the big deal about the new mother wanting a rest and staying in the hospital for a week? Giving birth is very exhausting and painful. Mom's need to recoup, while their partner gets the home ready for the new member to the family. More support the better for families!

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Posted in: Speed demons: The 'uriko' beer vendors of Japanese baseball See in context

Love uriko! They are so cute - mostly. Happy to buy a beer or chuhi anytime at the game.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Man arrested for robbing watch shop claims he applied for the 'job' on social networking site See in context

A lot of young people crime these days. Very selfish little imps with no ethic or sense of decency. The desensitized acts for a quick bit of money just aren't worth it. There is no skipping the line and crime does not pay.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Nuggets take home 1st NBA title in rugged 94-89 win over Heat See in context

Maybe Denver will be on TV now ... maybe. "Nuggets" also has to be the worst team name in pro sports. Unreal team though.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Major Japanese gas station apologizes after employee doxes Hideaki Anno See in context

What does this headline mean? Nerds.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan to offer permanent residency for 4th-generation descendants See in context

Why not just allow dual citizenship? Isn't that a helluva lot easier and more attractive to people to keep paying taxes here (at least). I know if I could have both, I would in a second - not that I'm leaving, but I would like the option as would those overseas with some Japanese connection through heritage or family lines. Come on Japan! This 4G is a real slap in the face.

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Posted in: Doctor at Osaka Immigration Bureau suspected of working while drunk See in context

"Suspected" of working drunk isn't signed and sealed drunk. This doctor may just have awful people skills - like most doctors in Japanese hospitals - and may have trippedwhile walking. Being an akward doctor that stumbles once doesn't mean you're drunk. What should be looked at is how much "care" is actually given to immigrants in these facilities, and we know it ain't great.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: Law enacted that allows nuclear reactors to operate beyond 60 years See in context

I want cheap power for everyone in Japan. Cheap power will lower costs and eventually prices for all consumers - not only on the power grid, but the costs of running businesses, and building more reliable charging stations for EVs. Geotheremal is obviously the best way to go, but with all the onsens, it would take longer to wait for them to change their minds. Like it or not we need power now. This is the reality.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting wife during argument See in context

She could have also be inflicting emotional abuse on him. Probably, he's busy out working hard on the road and comes home to an argument all the time. Lots of unknowns here, and he did admit to hitting her, but would never say the wife has been attacking him mentally for years. Lots of this kind of abuse happens in Japan.

Just giving another plausible side to the argument.

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Posted in: Panthers reach Stanley Cup Final, after topping Hurricanes 4-3 See in context

Can't beat the trap and can't beat Bobrovsky on top of that. Well deserved!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Netflix expands password-sharing crackdown worldwide See in context

Netflix talks a big game, but password sharing will continue. Nothing to see here.

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Posted in: High school student arrested for extorting money from woman by threatening to release video of her naked See in context

We live in a world where everyone has some intimate content on their phones and where people share said content with others. If it is known to both people involved I don't see an issue, but we need to really educate and make conversations about this kind of action commonplace and in the open. There's nothing wrong with a little fun, but what this guy did is completely the wrong and illegal thing to do.

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