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Posted in: Mother arrested over murder of 21-year-old disabled daughter See in context


I don’t have a disabled family member nor do I know what it takes to take care of one but I do know this; murdering one is never the answer.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested after stabbing gun shop employee See in context

Care to share any statistics to back up your wild claim that crime is getting worse in Japan? (Daily crime stories on JT are not "crime statistics", by the way).

Sure. Crime is getting worse everywhere. Every time a crime happens, crime goes up. If someone kills someone yesterday, and then someone kills someone else today, you can’t say, “Crime isn’t getting worse cause look, we had one murder yesterday and one today so the rate didn’t go up.”

The rate may have not gone up, but crime did and now 2 people are dead.

And neither can you say that crime is getting better. “ One person was murdered yesterday and no one was murdered today so look crime is less.” The original crime still happened at a point in time which made crime to go up.

One crime is too many.

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Posted in: Woman infected with coronavirus commits suicide at Tokyo home See in context

Trump: “ The cure can’t be worse than the disease.”

miss me now?

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Posted in: ANA secures ¥400 bil in loans as COVID travel slump bites See in context

Shut the front door!!!!

you mean Ana will let you take 2 years off without pay?????

where do I sign up???

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Posted in: Japan to exempt business travelers, returnees from 14-day quarantine See in context

Don’t mind quarantining......yes, it’s not ideal

but doable.......they need to end the 72 hour corona test. That’s the problem. Many people can’t get the test results back within 72 hours much less risk the return ticket.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st regulations on crossbow owners passed in Hyogo Prefecture See in context

Yes because we all know that once you register your crossbow at the city office, it will never be used in a crime.

And the purpose of registering is just to say that the prefecture knows x amount of people have crossbows???

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Posted in: New Zealand PM says 'we beat the virus again' See in context

There’s a vaccine for influenza too. This is why there are 0 cases of the flu each year.

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Posted in: School for Takarazuka Revue trainees abolishes harassment-like rules See in context

As a regular commuter on the Takarazuka line, I see these girls daily. They have always freaked me out. They are almost like robots. Perfect in every way. They can’t sit on the train, they always stand in the middle of the platform and must let all the passengers enter first. Always in perfect posture, with a frozen face, and a slight smile. Looks scary.

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Posted in: Koike lowers virus alert; Tokyo to be included in Go To travel campaign from Oct 1 See in context

There’s a vaccine for influenza...... and yet 500,000 people die a year from influenza.

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Posted in: Dwayne Johnson hangs on to top spot on Forbes highest-paid male actors list See in context

I don't know why, but I don’t really enjoy most Dwayne Johnson's movies. He's been in a few great ones (all the Fast-), but most are boring, crazy, add to your life problems and misery movies. Just look at The Scorpion King* for total cure to insomnia. UnLikeable persona, though I obviously have no idea what he's really like.

Wahlberg has been in a few that I hated like The Big Hit, but I’m such a huge fan.

Will Smith is mostly miss with a few hits Independence Day, MiB 1-2-3, Hancock, I am Legend are all terrible.

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Posted in: Japan's male smoking rate drops below 30% for 1st time See in context

When I came to Japan in 1996:

63% of males smoked.

100% of those were males.

23% of those walked and smoked.

and only 10% chance of that.


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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 24-year-old girlfriend See in context


I agree with you. At least 20 years. Because we all know that human life is at least 20 years, After 20 years, a killer is good to leave. I know that the victim was young and when the killer gets out, the victim would have been only 44. But who doesn’t want to die at 44???

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

That’s why they say, “Pimpin’ ain’t easy!”

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka adds voice to protests over police brutality in U.S. See in context

Yes, this is tragic and the officers involved should be charged.

but where is BLM when Chicago is being shot up every week. Sadly most deaths to black men are from other black men.

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Posted in: Tokyo Tower reopens, but now you have to take stairs 150 meters up See in context

I’m in a wheelchair.... guess they’ll be carrying me up....... I heard there was great service here in Japan...... will put that to the test!!

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Posted in: Abe looks to extend state of emergency through May 31 See in context


what happens when you jump the gun???

let’s see:

1) people go back to work

2) people can live without the fear of not being be able to pay rent

3) people can provide for families

4) people can be cautious; stay inside if they choose to; wash hands and practice social distancing as much as possible

continuing emergency:

1) people still not “obeying” emergency

2) people still getting infected( which funny how media doesn’t tell you how many people have gotten this or recovered from it)

3) people living in fear of how they can pay rent? Eat? Provide?

the world is NEVER going to be safe... it seems like you want a guarantee of life (read John 3:16 if you want that)

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Posted in: Abe looks to extend state of emergency through May 31 See in context

About time!!

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Posted in: Japan begins distributing cash handouts for virus relief See in context


stop spreading misinformation you know nothing about.

In America, anyone who has a social security card or an American citizen can get the money.... OR, anyone who has a tax identification number , in other words, a person who is working there and has paid taxes...... no illegals.....

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Posted in: Many Japanese defy appeals to stay home to curb virus See in context

Remember the researcher at Hokkaido University said there would be 400,000 deaths in Japan. So obviously the 2nd wave is coming soon!!!

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Posted in: Osaka names pachinko parlors defying closure request despite pandemic See in context

Thanks for posting the names that are open. Now I know where to go to have a good time without searching. Great hospitality in Japan!!

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Posted in: Gov't waiting for Golden Week to decide on extending state of emergency See in context


Well "John" are you going to "feel" the same way after you get infected. Second, are you willing to pay for (through higher national health insurance dues) those who were irresponsible and decided to risk it and got infected? After all, treatment is not free! Just asking. I mean you seem to think a few thousand more dead is "worth" the freedom of us working hard to make our rich oligarchs even richer.

So the people who can’t afford to pay rent, utilities and so forth can stay at your place next month???

I called Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric and my landlord.... their response...”tough... we need our money.”

let me know your address and I’ll come and stay with you next month... oh, by the way I can’t chip in for anything because I’m unemployed!!!

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Posted in: Gov't waiting for Golden Week to decide on extending state of emergency See in context


So let’s all stay home and shutdown the economy. Let’s all sleep in a tent down by the river because none of us can rent because hey landlords here are so forgiving. I’m sure they’ll let everyone live for free while they have no jobs.

Isn’t proof of income a major factor when getting a loan from the bank or moving into new house??

This virus is bad for everyone but let’s be serious.... most people get it and get over it. How long do you think that 100,000 yen would last a single person??? A month.

if they extend the shutdown then that’s more unemployment...

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who will pay for delay See in context

All of that money just to see who can run the fastest, swim the strongest, and jump the highest among other non trivial activities..

if I asked you who got gold in the 1976 100 m sprint; you wouldn’t have an idea without googling it... then after googling, it would be just a “ah” moment, you might remember his name for some days but then would soon forget... asked the same question some time later you’d say “ oh, I know this one but I forgot’”.

it’s meaningless to spends so much money like this on stupid sports that no one is going to remember who you are in the future......

This is enough money money to house the homeless in Japan, send the needy to college, help people who need help.... but what does society do....”Sorry, we need to see who can run the fastest. It’s so exciting to know this.” Not just Japan, this is all societies!!!

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Posted in: Gov't waiting for Golden Week to decide on extending state of emergency See in context

Let’s just reopen and get on with it....people need to get back to work.

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Posted in: Abe asks citizens to be more diligent on social distancing See in context

I’ll stay in only because he did ask!!

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