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Posted in: Doctor arrested for stalking after sending 353 text messages to bar employee See in context

The key part of the story is the fact that police got involved and the man was expressly told to stop. He then proceeded to harass her. It is not her responsibility to block someone. Also, with the way stalking works, if you block the messages, you are blocking a key piece of evidence if you plan to pursue harassment and/or stalking charges. His messages prove a consistent behavior and a consistent threat.

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Posted in: Large numbers of people out and about despite gov't antivirus pleas See in context

The Government agency in charge of fighting this pandemic is out here throwing parties. So why not everyone else?

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Posted in: DMX, rap's dark, tortured star, dies at 50 See in context

R.I.P. Dark Man X. You create an entire generational movement back in the day. Your struggles have been well documented and now you can rest.

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Posted in: Japan pushes stricter enforcement over teacher, student SNS contact See in context

@Ricky Sanchez

Isn't these acts a crime? 

In most cases in Japan, sexual misconduct with people 13 and over is considered a crime only if the parent decides to pursue legal recourse. Typically, teachers apologize and are allowed to resign with dignity and then work in another board of education.

I personally believe that there isn't a need for teacher/student personal contact outside of school. What is it that the teacher needs to say that can't be communicated in school or to the parent?

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Posted in: Australia says politicians no longer exempt from sexual harassment rules See in context

I seriously want to know why they were exempt to being with? A politician is a very powerful person and should be held to a higher standard than others. Having immunity in something like that would create glorified predators.

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Posted in: China protests over Japan-U.S. statement on human rights; blasts U.S. 'evil past of genocide' See in context

The US and Japan makes me laugh. This is full on irony. You can't commit daily human rights violations and then blast another country when you refuse to even acknowledge or attempt to change your own errors.

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Posted in: 44-year-old man arrested for confining high school girl at his home See in context

That where everyone is? Victim shaming? Regardless of the circumstances that they met, as they are irrelevant, he still kidnapped her and possibly raped.

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Posted in: IOC members worry about banning overseas fans from Olympics See in context

There is a worry for every single potential situation with the Olympics. What more proof do they need that it should just be canceled?

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Posted in: Waseda University student arrested for sex trafficking of minor to acquaintance See in context

@Paul

but she did not mind having sex for money at 15 did she?

So you are making excuses for pedophiles? To you, it's her fault. Doesn't matter if a child doesn't mind it. He's an adult and should have known better. Also, you don't know how long the friend was grooming or preparing her. Yes. Predators do groom victims.

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Posted in: Woman who fell to death from 9th floor was thrown by husband, police allege See in context

It's irrelevant, but I would like to know what she said, that he felt not only obliged to strangle her but to throw her off the balcony.

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

Seriously? Is this all we are going to hear for the next 4 years? I'm exhausted of hearing the same storyline over and over.

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Posted in: Workers fear squeeze from green energy transition See in context

The oil companies and controlled media always try to highlight the jobs that people will lose because of the change to green energy. However, they also fail to mention the amount of jobs that will be created as well. Switching to new energy will create more jobs than what is lost. Especially because the institutions are less self-sustaining than our current sources.

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Posted in: Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 shots than needed: report See in context

People act like this wasn't expected. It was going to be that way. Pharmaceutical companies are fine with it as long as they get their money.

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Posted in: How a 22-year-old woman helped bring down Mori See in context

Did she really bring down Mori? I thought it was because the same day the story broke, it was covered on world media outlets. CNN, ESPN, BBC, and several key female athletes came out saying they would rather boycott the Japan Olympics rather than attend the event in a country that view women like that.

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Posted in: Japan's stressed power grid faces new test with Arctic blast on way See in context

@JeffLee

Not in Tokyo. It's been getting considerably warmer. 17 degrees last weekend, 21 degrees from Sunday! Unheard of for February.

Don't celebrate too quickly. A big winter storm is heading your way. Temperatures are expected to or already have dropped sharply. The usual snow areas will be blanketed with snow.

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Posted in: Man arrested for selling modified Pokemon to Sword and Shield players See in context

I come from the GameShark generation so I can't see how this is illegal. However, maybe its because of the monetary factor of it. Because he did it for a profit, he broke laws.

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Posted in: Koike says Olympics facing 'major issue' after Mori's sexist remarks See in context

Koike is smart. She is trying to put the whole Olympics failure and cancelation on him. She saw an easy out and went for it.

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Posted in: No. of recorded crimes in Japan drops to lowest postwar level in 2020 See in context

Crime statistics are lower across the world. I wonder why. Its as if there is something similarly affecting every country that limited contact between people.

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Posted in: Nonregular workers at big firms left out of virus-related benefits See in context

This situation had largely affected the English teaching world for foreigners as well. Many companies told their employees not to report to work and for some of them, months at a time, and those employees went without pay. Even though virus assistance was available, companies such as interac and Nova refused to use it to pay their teachers.

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Posted in: Japan's probe into alleged Olympic bid bribery flawed: French court See in context

limited...flawed...

Its only natural. You can't leave the beneficiary to investigate its own crime where it gained from it. That is a huge conflict of interest. Furthermore, even if an outside investigators are used, it would be hard-pressed to gain proper ground within this system. Especially when roads lead to the government.

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Posted in: Only 37% of firms met Japan gov't target of cutting commuters by 70% See in context

There are many things this survey doesn't include. There are companies that are permitting overtime to be teleworking during the pandemic. There are also other companies allowing 1 teleworking day per month. That also complies with the government request.

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Posted in: Man indicted on murder charge served 2nd arrest warrant for sexually assaulting minor See in context

@Bokuda

why don't they just gather evidence already and go to trial.

Sometimes a new arrest warrant simply means new charges in Japan. He could already be in police custody and during the course of the original investigation, they find out more which allows them to bring new charges.

The scariest thing about this guy is this.

nursery school teacher

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Posted in: Gov't scraps plan to imprison disobedient virus patients; penalties pared down See in context

Can't imprison people when the Government itself is violating its own rules. They literally went out as groups to host bars during the pandemic and during the state of Emergency. The same types of establishments that they are blaming for the spread of the virus.

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Posted in: Record 16% of male civil service staff took paternity leave in 2019 See in context

So the celebration is that 16% of eligible people took paternity leave? However, almost 70% took less than 1 month. So it can range anything from 1 day to almost a month.

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Posted in: Japan to hold 1st competitive cybersecurity talent search See in context

Japan actually has a pretty solid cyber security setup - it was massively strengthened a few years ago after winning the 2020 bid. The vast majority of issues here are the same human errors (phishing, misplacing physical media) that plague every country.

That is far from the truth. It has more to do with a lack of online services than actual cyber security. Especially when you factor in that you can work up to the head of the government cyber security division without knowing how to use a smartphone or computer. Computer knowledge is a prerequisite for cyber security.

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Posted in: Police officer's loaded gun, handcuffs found in Osaka convenience store See in context

Every time these stories come up, they offer comedic relief during a stressful time. It's just mind boggling.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to penalize people who do not comply with antivirus measures See in context

They want to attack everyone except large corporations? They refuse to pass a bill or enforce companies letting employees work from home or work less, but they want to go after people during their free time after they put in numerous hours of overtime that still has them violating quarantine at work. This makes no sense.

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Posted in: Japan says no truth to Times report on canceling Tokyo Olympics See in context

@Simian Lane

Unsure as to why anyone would gloat at its cancellation though, it’s desperately sad for Japan having planned it for so long

I don't believe anyone is gloating. We all understand the amount of planning and costs that go into the Olympics. But the IOC and Japanese government's refusal to cancel has only multiplied the costs. Countries had already pulled out and the people already no longer wanted it. Instead of canceling and focusing on the future, they kept changing, spending money, and pushing everything back and only to cancel in the end. Everyone knew the Olympics wouldn't happen, but Japan hoping to recoup costs and the IOC refusal to give back money because they are corrupt, has now made the situation worst.

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Posted in: High court denies gov't responsibility for Fukushima nuclear crisis See in context

The Government is just as much to blame. They were inadequate in their inspections and didn't properly enforce their own listed safety standards. Why is it the Government never seems to accept responsibility or their part in problems?

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Posted in: Japan says no truth to Times report on canceling Tokyo Olympics See in context

They keep fighting against it, but the cancelation was inevitable. Many countries are already pulling their athletes out and a lot more countries see 2021 to be the year they focus on recovery. It was always a lost cause especially since the people also didn't want it. The quicker they cancel and cut costs, the easier it is to mitigate the loss.

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