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Posted in: LGBT community hopes election spurs gay rights debate, legislation See in context

@dango bong

The LGBT+ community wishing for the same equal rights as myself and my wife haven't changed our everyday married life. So why can't they enjoy the same rights and happiness as the rest of us? Especially when the changes that they want for themselves doesn't affect you or me negatively in any way.

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Posted in: Leave the U.S., Trump tells congresswomen of color See in context

If only his few remaining brain cells that haven't been damaged from years of hair bleaching could think logically before his silly sausage fingers typed out his vile tweets.

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Posted in: S Korean leader denounces Japanese comments over sanctions See in context

You reap what you sow President Moon.

Don't start crying to the international audience as the victim now that Japan has finally had enough of your antics.

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Posted in: S Korea's Moon calls for diplomatic solution to trade spat See in context

Stop going back on past agreements then!

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Posted in: 'Return to normal life' for Australian held in North Korea See in context

Wouldn't ever catch me going to North Korea. I don't fancy bowing to a statue of the man that my Grandfather fought against in the Korean War....

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Posted in: 41-year-old man arrested for forcibly kissing 10-year-old boy See in context

Whoever is downvoting all the comments condemning this man's actions can go and join him in prison...

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Posted in: Malaysia arrests 3 Japanese cosplayers in festival raid See in context

So if for whatever reason I wanted to walk around Kuala Lumpur dressed as Mario, I risk getting arrested and deported?

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Posted in: 41-year-old man arrested for forcibly kissing 10-year-old boy See in context

Freak shouldn't ever be released back into society.

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Posted in: Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors See in context

They already have this at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports for British nationals arriving back to the UK, and 80% of the time the bloody gates never work for me....

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Posted in: BTS fans get chance to manage their idols in new game See in context

How many of the fangirls will try and marry their favourite oppa in game?

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Posted in: M5.5 quake hits eastern Japan; no immediate damage reported See in context

@zichi

How do you have your app set up? I have Yurekuru set up to only give me alerts if the earthquake is more than a Lower 5 on the Shindo Scale.

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Posted in: M5.5 quake hits eastern Japan; no immediate damage reported See in context

Checked my daughters to make sure that they were okay, and then checked around the house. Aside from a few broken cups, there wasn't damage.

I've noticed the past couple of weeks though that there's been a few moderately powerful quakes around the Kanto region.. Ibaraki, Nagano and now off of Chiba.

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Posted in: Japan encourages foreign tourists to buy travel insurance due to surge in unpaid medical bills See in context

Make it compulsory for visitors to show proof of travel insurance at Passport Control. If they have all the documents then let them through. If they don't then give them the option of either purchasing travel insurance there and then, or they can board the next flight home.

I also have travel insurance covered through my credit card which gives me peace of mind when abroad. And I can't believe that some tourists actually don't consider travel insurance when planning a trip. That would be unthinkable to me.

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Posted in: M6.7 quake strikes off northeast Japan; at least 26 injured See in context

My heart started skipping after feeling the earthquake and then seeing the tsunami warning flashing on my phone.

So thankful that there wasn't any deaths or serious injuries though. And whilst the tsunami waves weren't as big as predicated. Its always better to be safe than sorry!

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Posted in: Illustrator shows different types of perverts encountered on Japanese trains See in context

The best illustration would be seeing the pervert knocked out cold on the floor of the train...

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Posted in: Prosecutors drop case against man accused of killing wife over her failure to cook dinner for him See in context

Surprised that the courts didn't try to posthumously charge the wife for neglecting the man child...

With the lack of support that women have in this country, I'm surprised that it isn't a crime for a wife/mother/sister/daughter to not feed and look after these men children 24/7...

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Posted in: Nintendo takes Mario Kart company to court for 2nd time and wins yet again See in context

GOOD!

I still remember when one of these idiots went into the back of my wife's car whilst she was stationary at a set of red traffic lights.

The back bumper was custom made for her Silvia, so you can imagine that it wasn't cheap to replace. (Though the company's insurance did pay out for it)

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Posted in: Schoolgirls chase suspected train groper and get timely assist from tripper See in context

Well done to these girls for not putting up with this disgusting behavior.

Incidents like these the exact reason why my wife and I are teaching our daughters to defend themselves from gropers.

The safety of girls and women should be paramount!

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Posted in: More details emerge over Kawasaki stabbing rampage, killer See in context

Keep it up! Yes, Japan is a relatively safe country, yet like myself and a few others have have been saying for an awfully long time, Japan has some serious issues regarding crime, and the public is kept in the dark about all but the worst of it, as the overwhelming majority does not make the news, locally nor nationally.

There is no way to be 100% "safe", but taking common sense precautions, can help you and your children to avoid being a victim. Teaching children to develop and more importantly trust, their "6th sense" or "street smarts", paying attention to things around them, not keeping their heads in smart phones, things many of us take for granted when travelling or living in a foreign country, need to be taught to the children (and plenty of adults here as well)

Compared to where I grew up (London) Japan is certainly a lot safer. But I have always been aware of the problems that one could face in Japan. I certainly didn't come to Japan with rose tinted glasses that many foreigners seem to have. I love Japan, but I've also always spoken to others about the social problems and crime that breaks one's opinion on this perceived utopia...

Teaching our children common sense and also how to defend themselves was a precaution that's very important to us. But that's because in my mind I want my daughters to be prepared in the event of molesters. Though I hope that what we can teach them could also help provide them with knowledge in how to pay attention to their surroundings at all times and the dangers that could occur like with yesterday's incident.

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Posted in: More details emerge over Kawasaki stabbing rampage, killer See in context

This horrifying incident has made me and my wife rethink how our girls will be getting to and from their school in Tokyo and we're now taking them to and from school ourselves.

Could this be jumping the gun on our part? Maybe. But we've always considered Japan to be safe and my wife never had problems walking to school by herself throughout her ES, JHS and HS days. But this has shaken us and made us reconsider our own naivety.

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Posted in: 16 schoolgirls, 2 adults stabbed in rampage in Kawasaki; 1 child, 1 man dead See in context

Absolutely heartbreaking! My thoughts are with the victims of this disgusting crime. Who the hell targets young children?! My feelings right now are mixed full of sadness and anger.

And it might be a drastic action but this has made me and my wife reevaluate how our elementary aged daughters are getting to and from school and we've decided that for the foreseeable future we'll be taking them ourselves. We're aware and thankful that incidents like this are rare here in Japan, but its shaken the both of us massively. Especially as my youngest is only 1 year younger than the poor girl who was murdered :(

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Posted in: Volcanic alert level raised for Mt Hakone in resort area near Tokyo See in context

@hooktrunk2

I can't say for sure whether that's more steam than usual as I went to Owakudani back in 2013 and haven't been able to make a trip back that way since. But I do remember that we weren't gagging as we took the ropeway over that area. That was only limited to the hiking trails that lead up to where they boiled the black eggs.

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Posted in: M6.3 quake jolts southern Japan; no tsunami warning See in context

I put the news on as soon as the alert came through on my phone.

I was relieved when there was no reports of serious injuries or damage to property. And that there's also no reports of tsunami warnings or irregularities at the nearby Sendai Nuclear plant.

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Posted in: Teacher’s verbal abuse, threats blamed for 15-year-old girl’s suicide See in context

A teenager commits suicide after suffering abuse & bullying. The higher ups bow and apologise without actually learning and acting on improving the flawed system. So it becomes rinse and repeat.

It won't ever change here in Japan

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Posted in: Japan in celebratory mood as Reiwa era begins See in context

I wonder if I am the only one feeling this way... Currently chilling back at our home looking up at the sky. Everything feels the same. But at the same time it all also feels oddly different being in a new era?

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Posted in: 160 kms of Hanshin Expressway to be closed during G20 summit in Osaka See in context

I'm surprised that these idiots didn't think about holding it around let's say Golden Week or Obon. They could've crippled Osaka's traffic even more if they did that!

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Posted in: Giga Big Mac returns to McDonald’s Japan, along with Grand Big Mac and new Big Mac Jr See in context

I'll stick to my ramen shop thanks... Can't remember the last time that I tried a Mcdonalds.

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Posted in: How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules See in context

When a worrying percentage of Americans think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, I doubt that they will really care about the percentage of cherries that can be found in a cherry pie.

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Posted in: NHL playoff matchups set See in context

Let's see if the Bolts can remain hot and win the Stanley Cup...

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stealing ¥10,000 from sleeping passenger’s bag on train See in context

Rare example of a police officer being in the right place at the right time.

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