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Posted in: Suspect in fatal hit-and-run arrested at Tokyo immigration bureau See in context

Police said the suspect was at the immigration bureau, completing procedures to leave Japan, when authorities detained him for questioning…

A real head scratcher!!! Lots of speculation in the above comments about why he was at the Immigration department rather than the airport but with poorly written articles like this which lacks information, we will never know!

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Posted in: Woman gets 3 years in jail for starvation death of 10-month-old daughter See in context

This is just sad on so many levels! The social service department in Japan is pathetic and useless!

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Posted in: 'As seen on TikTok' is the new 'As seen on TV' See in context

TicTok is filled with lonely people looking for some sort of excitement in their life! Or wannabe dancers who make a fool out of themselves…what is the world coming to!

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Posted in: Nationwide system failure hits NTT Docomo; disruption continues See in context

Glitches in technology can be expected as it’s part and parcel of life. Living without internet or cellphones for a few hours could be a blessing in disguise…lol ! But NTT Docomo should have had the decency to inform customers about this as many of us didn’t know what the hell was happening! Better yet compensate all users with a few yen credit to their accounts as a form of apology!

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Posted in: Main opposition party pledges to achieve growth by reducing inequality, poverty See in context

Once China takes over Taiwan, it will focus on its relationship with Japan and try to pick it away from the US alliance. The LDP will not let that happen but the opposition is much more pro-China based on its actions last time in power.

How you managed to bring up China is beyond believe! There is more to life than China China China!

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Posted in: Main opposition party pledges to achieve growth by reducing inequality, poverty See in context

I still can’t understand why the Japanese people keep voting for the LDP. LDP has done nothing positive for the middle income earners ( more than half the population ) and poor people! LDP keeps throwing taxpayers money on unnecessary stuff and the common man will suffer the consequences down the road!

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Posted in: Survey picks Japan’s most attractive prefectures – Familiar spots at top and bottom of rankings See in context

People are born different and they are bound to be attracted to different prefectures…some would laugh at Tokyo making the top 4 saying it should have been in the 40’s! Others would think it should be number 1!

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Posted in: U.S., Japan, Australia, India begin joint naval drill See in context

Australia is taking a very dangerous path in terms of economy recently by trying to start a war with China which Australia will definitely lose and now more of this nonsense! The economy in Australia will collapse as it’s bitten the very hand that used to feed them ( China )… Aussies will suffer in the long run!

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Posted in: Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat? See in context

Too much terror and violence in the old… at least when dictators like Sadam Hussian and Gaddafi were ruling there were no terror groups! It’s all up for grabs after their deaths and it’s one terrorist group after another causing complete chaos!

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Posted in: Kishida to seek economic growth before redistributing wealth See in context

Nothing will change as long as LDP is in power… Kashida was all big talk before being elected as the PM and now he is becoming another Suga!

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Posted in: Don Quijote asks couples to refrain from breaking up in its Osaka store See in context

Just when you think you’ve seen it all in Japan…lol !

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Posted in: KFC Japan suspends French fry sales after running out of potatoes See in context

KFC in Japan is terrible! Too much oil and less and less flavor…seems like the staff don’t have skills to make the product or just cost cutting measures! Japanese fried chicken sold in other restaurants are much better!

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

Back in the day and still back home teaching is a noble profession with wonderful teachers who take pride and show real professionalism in their work! Japan really needs to formulate a system to remove these sexual predators from the teaching field! As it is, many sex offenders who are fired from one school get re-employed in other prefectures easily and continue with their crimes!

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Posted in: Man arrested for exposing himself to young girls in park See in context

Apologized? Fire this pervert and compensate the families. I hope they lock him up for good. Absolutely vile behavior.

@purple_depressed…

How you got downvoted 13 times and counting is beyond believe! Shows that there are perverts roaming this comments section as well…

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Posted in: Kishida instructs cabinet to come up with economic package specifics See in context

Give 300,000yen to every citizen so that they can go out and spend it to kickstart the economy! The way things are now become aren’t spending much money to make the economy move…

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Posted in: Japan skipper Yoshida accuses Saudi fans of 'discriminatory gestures' See in context

True. However, Urawa dealt with those handful of dropkicks over a decade ago when the racist sign incident occurred.

Banning them is no use because they still enter and watch games freely…there is no policing the fans entering stadiums! So, the fact remains that Urawa just banned them for publicity! Lots of racism exists in Japan so Yoshida accusing Saudi fans is more or less like kettle calling the pot black!

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Posted in: Nowhere to go See in context

People need to be prepared at all times if they chose to live and work around Tokyo! Earthquake, Tsunami or other forms of disaster can strike anytime and stopping all public transportation instantly. Seems like people have forgotten 3/11 easily and became too relaxed! Keep enough cash at hand or in the office lockers, emergency food and drinks, a pair of sneakers for walking long distances in such cases.

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Posted in: 'Should I date this person?' Go hiking and you’ll have the answer, Japanese Twitter user says See in context

Hopefully you know this potential dating partner well enough to trust them to go on a hiking trip! Or your dead body will be found by someone a few days later! Just meeting someone on social media / internet and then setting up a hiking trip for a first date should be a big NO!!!

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Posted in: Suspect arrested for stealing money from man hit by train See in context

Seibu Shinjuku line is one of the worst in Tokyo because a large number of people living along these line stations are probably jobless or part time workers with no cash as well as lots of stress and frequently get into confrontations while commuting. The trains along this line are super packed every night and at least one or two fights do break out on a daily basis. I used to use this train while staying in Numabukuro area until I realized that Nakano station was just as close and safer! Also as the train track runs inbetween many roads with improper barriers / gates, humans entry on the tracks or accidents delays the train every other day!

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Posted in: We’ll probably see a pretty big divergence in spending between the rich and the poor. In that sense, (new Prime Minister Fumio) Kishida’s policy goal of narrowing the gap could play a vital role for a smooth recovery of spending. See in context

In case of Japan, there will be no change in anything apart from the rich becoming richer and the average/ poor becoming poorer as cost of living becomes higher! So far, it’s been all bark and no bite as the old / new administration ( LDP ) doesn’t have any concrete way of supporting the average/poor people to overcome the rising cost of living!

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: ‘Am I missing out?’ See in context

Love each day as if it’s your last! Don’t care about what others have going for them. Marriage and having children doesn’t mean accomplishment or happiness…more headaches if we are being totally honest! Most spouses can’t make each other happy and just argue about everything. Affairs, domestic violence and divorce are common! Most children develop a bad relationship with their parents over the years and don’t take care of them during old age. What’s the use of spending all your money and time on children if that is the result! As for career, having a full time job isn’t really a security because you can get fired anytime! Times have changed now and so should your way of thinking! Just go out and enjoy yourself ( even if alone life can be full of enjoyment and excitement )!!!

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Posted in: Kishida, wife maintain closeness despite long distance See in context

…they have only spent one third of their married life together…

Sums it up!

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Posted in: A decade after Jobs' death, has Apple traded magic for profit? See in context

Apple devices are a bit like the Mercedes-Benz of old. The sticker price might be eye-watering, but for that you get years of intuitive, trouble-free, safe use.

I wonder what you are smoking to make such a claim… didn’t you hear of “ Applegate “… even Apple Inc has publicly acknowledged that after a year of use they make the phones slower and slower with each update. This will make users frustrated and buy new iPhones. They paid millions in law suit already for this. Well I guess Apple sheep will never realize this!

I myself use an iPhone 12 ( previously used iPhone 8 and 6 prior to that ) waited for years to buy a new one. The quality of iPhones keeps deteriorating as each new model boast about enhancements in camera and processor as well as battery! People are fools because they don’t realize that enhanced processors will require more battery and therefore battery life of newer models doesn’t get any better ( becomes worst in many cases - yes, I’m looking at you iPhone Se2 trying to run processor of the same level as iPhone 11 on that small battery… lol ) !

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Posted in: Chinese warplanes fly toward Taiwan for 2nd straight day See in context

It’s simply bizarre that most people commenting here think the US has the ability to protect Taiwan from China… They never did and never will! China is one of the strongest countries in the world and cannot be ignored or pushed aside…get that into your thick brains if you have any! The US can’t go to war with China at any cost! Japan military ( purely for show ) has absolutely no chance against China even with full US support. To add to this, Russia will never allow the US to attack China as it’s in their backyard. Hack, the US couldn’t even win the war with Vietnam and Taliban…enough said!

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 2-year jail term for Kelly See in context

Poor guy suffers all because of a conspiracy to remove Ghosn from his position! It’s just a shame that the international community sat back quietly while two foreigners suffered at the hands of the Japanese prosecutors and a group of corrupt Nissan executives! This despite the United Nations doing it’s own investigation in this case and declaring both Ghosn and Kelly innocent! Yet, the US Government and the French Government didn’t do anything to protect its citizens! If China or Russia had done the same then they would have been bashed daily!

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Posted in: Tokyo Games CEO: Official costs will be known early next year See in context

The most expensive and the most pathetic Olympics ever! Budget of $15.4 billion is simply way too much! $4.5 billion budgeted for Paris Olympics, $6 billion for LA and only $2 billion budget for Brisbane 2032! In reality, Japan definitely spent more than $15.4 billion as NHK and other sources have reported that it’s more than $24 billion!

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Posted in: Japan is losing its credibility among international students as a study destination, which could impact the country’s ability to attract talented individuals. See in context

What international students…90% of these are from developing or underdeveloped Asian countries trying to work and get money to support their families back home under the disguise of student visas! This has always been the case as far as student from abroad are concerned in Japan! Japan needs these student workers to fill the gap of labor shortage in industries that the Japanese people don’t have any keen interest in.

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Posted in: U.S.-Australia submarine deal: What are the risks? See in context

Australia is taking a wrong path these days!

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Posted in: Japan to lower minimum age to 16 at state-run vaccination sites See in context

There are adults out there who haven’t been given their first shot because of shortage and now these fools are saying for children who are not at all in the risk category to be given their shots! The way these authorities do their work is simply awful!

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Posted in: Japan to get new prime minister on Oct 4; general election seen in November See in context

People still fail to realize that the Olympics was the downfall of Mr.Suga! His mind was so preoccupied with it that he made blunder after blunder from late June to September ( G7 summit isolation, Hiroshima speech mishap, being bullied by Bash, no motivation when giving public speech about Covid-19 measures )! Mr.Bash seemed to openly undermine Mr.Suga and made him look weaker. I remember Bash saying at one point that even if the Japanese people don’t want the Olympics we will still have it and Suga didn’t stand up to him. To some level I feel sad because I was rooting for Mr.Suga to become one of the best PM in Japan since he didn’t come from a political family background ( his parents were farmers if I’m not mistaken ). Just imagine if he had stood up to IOC and said that the safety of Japanese people is paramount and hence Japan can’t hold the Olympics! But in the end he didn’t have to spine to make a stand.

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