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Posted in: 'Leave It to Beaver' co-star Tony Dow dies at 77 See in context

Apparently fake news:

UPDATE: Just hours after announcing the death of Tony Dow on Tuesday, the Leave It to Beaver actor’s management has retracted its statement.

Source: tvline.com

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Posted in: 3 charged over death of 37-year-old man who was handcuffed and confined at home See in context

So they had no other recourse than to physically restrain and apparently starve him to death? Absolutely no social resources available in their area? No way to contact the local social services office to seek advice and/or assistance? The son was likely mentally ill and apparently dangerous to himself as well as others. Is the perceived familia embarrassment over having a mentally ill member of the family so overpowering that the only possible solution is to tie that person up, keep them indoors and stop caring for them in even the most limited way? Japan needs to look deeply at it's "traditions" and start looking at individual human rights starting at home. There's lots for the Japanese culture to proud of in the way of family. There's also plenty of room for improvement.

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Posted in: Man gets 2 years in prison for assaulting 17-year-old boy who asked him to stop smoking on train See in context

@ letsberealistic

Prisons are archaic and useless and cause more harm than any good.

Really? How about in regards to the guy that murdered Abe-san? Got a "good" alternative to prison for that one? Ok, maybe the comparison is a bit far reaching, so let's hear your "better" alternative to jail time for this punk. And 'let's be realistic' about the data that shows your way is better.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. conduct joint drills involving 52 aircraft See in context

All those crying foul regarding the quite necessary show of force, might I suggest you will be crying much louder if China, N. Korea and/or Russia decide Japan is an "easy" target. Peace is not free as long as there are those that covet what they do not yet control. Case in point: Ukraine and Taiwan.

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Posted in: Twitter's future uncertain as it faces messy breakup with Musk See in context

Great! Shut it down and take (un)Truth Social with it.

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Posted in: Bear literally gets its butt kicked by Japanese man after sneaking into his house See in context

RodneyToday  08:47 am JST

Do you really think the bear was just going to help himself to a few bananas and them walk out the front door? It's likely, although not indicated in the article, that the bear broke something getting into the house anyway.

Kudos to this guy for 1. Taking action immediately, and 2. Not getting hurt in the process.

Although, since shoes are not worn in Japanese houses, I wonder if launching your barefoot at the bony backside of a bear was a great idea. No broomsticks, canes or other hard objects at hand?

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Posted in: CBD oil drinks now available in Japanese vending machines See in context

Here's a thought: if you don't think it's worth the money for whatever "rush" you imagined the CBD tag was going to give, Don't Buy It.

Otherwise, unless your negative comments are based on your scientific expertise, no one cares.....,;-(

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Posted in: Japan eyes hosting G7 Hiroshima summit in latter half of May 2023 See in context

Goodtime

Today 09:37 am JST

Victim time.

Meaning what? The victims and families of victims still suffering from senseless murder and war should not have a voice? And yes, I know "Japan started the war.", "There was no better option to ending Japan's continued fighting."........blah, blah, blah.

It is still useful to show those in power the potential, and quite real, consequences of their decisions. It is possible that shoving the noses of the ruling parties in the muck may prevent future muck making.

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Posted in: Yen slides to 24-year low against dollar See in context

....if the yen goes strong again....

Whhops

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Posted in: Yen slides to 24-year low against dollar See in context

As a retired US military member and SS beneficiary, about 1/3 of my annual income here is in dollars. I'll be pumping up my JN bank accounts over the next several months. Then, if the yen goes string again, I'll just reverse the flow. Watch and adjust.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. fly fighters after China drill, North Korean missiles See in context

Oh yes. Let's all sit around the coffee table and sing kumbaya, because that's always served to bring peace and harmony.....

Take a little stroll through human history and you will find that those who were unwilling to stand up to those that threatened, almost always fell.

When someone raises a hand to slap you, do you stick your hands in your pockets and let them?

As for complaining about how the money could be better spent, those planes and the fuel that drives them has already been spent. Crying over spilt milk solves nothing.

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Posted in: Town recovers most of ¥46.3 mil mistakenly sent to resident See in context

I don't believe this guy acted alone. In fact, based on the earlier reports of the timeline of him moving to the town, his "favorable" relationship with his neighbors and his immediate "disappearance" after the money was "mistakenly" deposited in his account, I will not be at all surprised to find out he was just a player in a deeper plot to steal the money.

However, he is still a thief. The money was not his to keep and he knew it. How much better off would he be today if he had simply reported the mistake to the city office immediately after realizing it was in his account? Might the city office had been prompted to award him some small percentage of the total deposit to recognize his honesty?

Doing the wrong thing will almost always come back to bite you. Doing the right thing may not directly benefit one, but it's the right thing to do and karma will remember it.

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Posted in: 67-year-old man arrested after body of his mother found at home See in context

Seems like a good idea for the national government to come up with some kind of information campaign to educate people on this issue.

Everyday at 16:00 our local city office makes an announcement over the public PA system reminding citizens of the ongoing COVID reduction measures in place. Maybe add a line or two about how to report a family death, the penalties for not reporting same, and the apparently not too obvious health issues associated with keeping rotting bodies in your home.

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Posted in: Dogs ride bullet train to Nagano See in context

I'd love to take my 40+kg GSD on a trip like this, but he's a bit too frisky and talkative to coop up in a train car with a bunch of other dogs. He, like me, would rather stay home in our little country village, take long walks a few times a day and go for a swim in the nearby river.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for upskirt filming admits having done it on at least 150 occasions: police See in context

I have 4 granddaughters ranging from junior high to college.

These kind of perverts make my blood boil!!

I'd hate to think what my reaction would be if I caught one of these "men" doing something like that to one of my grandkids.

It would likely make the news here on JT.

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Posted in: 7-month-old boy dies from ruptured liver See in context

BeerDeliveryGuy

Today 09:40 am JST

Before we burn the mother at stake before knowing the facts, this could very well have been an accident, and we don’t have sufficient information

Well, that started off as a reasonable argument but then....

The liver is the most commonly damaged organ from broken ribs and trauma to the torso.

Boxers going down from a body-blow are literally fainting because the liver was compressed and released toxins into the bloodstream.

... we're talking about 7 month old baby. Not a boxer. And trauma sever enough to cause a damage liver would require a pretty serious 'accident', which probably could have been avoided if Mom had been paying attention. Of course, expecting her to properly supervise her children would be foolish considering the fact that she already had one child removed from her care apparently for the very opposite outcome.

This was clearly a failure of the system that is meant to protect children. Hopefully some official AND the mother will have their positions of responsibility eliminated.

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

Maybe I missed something in the article, but where did it say the father was reversing out of the driveway?

I agree with all the experts on here that say checking your area before reversing out of the driveway is mandatory. Just don't know if that caution applies here. Maybe the guy was coming home from the store or work, (yes, I know it says around 2 p.m., but we all don't work 'normal' shift hours).

I do agree with the comment above asking who was supervising the girl and allowed her to play in the street unattended.

At any rate, it's a very sad story and the father will likely never recover from this.

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Posted in: 31-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of father See in context

The jails are populated by people denying the charges they were arrested for. It's up to the justice system to figure out the facts. Is a perfect system? Nope! But should those charged with violent crimes be allowed to go home and roam the streets until proven guilty? I'm not in favor of that.

Non-violent crimes......sure, let them out of jail.

But when one is charged with a violent crime, one in this case she admitted to, until the facts are straightened out, the perp needs to be detained.

Now, if the lady was defending herself or her mother from an unwelcome "visit" by daddy, set her free and lock up that scumbag.

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Posted in: 31-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of father See in context

Kobe White Bar Owner

May 14 06:39 pm JST

Wow Japanese injustice system showing it’s prowess as ever!

Care to explain? How exactly is any injustice evidenced in the story above? Daughter attacks absentee father with a knife, gets arrested. So far that's all we know, (or at least all I know), based on the article.

She admits to slashing her father in the face and neck with a knife, but denies trying to kill him. She gets arrested for the attempted murder. So far all seems reasonable action by the police.

Could we all speculate as to the reason why she attacked him? Sure. But that would be speculation, at best, which certainly would be an injustice until more facts are known.

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Posted in: Man fatally stabbed outside drugstore in Nagasaki Prefecture See in context

Stabbed outside a drugstore and died due to loss of blood???

Are pharmacists in Japan incapable of providing basic first aid?

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Posted in: 99 islands See in context

Kujuku-shima Islands, which means "99 islands" in Japanese, 

Actually Kujuku-shima translates to 99 islands. Adding the English "Islands" is repetitive.

Like Oze-gawa River, or Mount Fuji-san.........

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Posted in: Man arrested over attempted murder of woman See in context

Women always offend men by calling them poor...

Speaking from personal experience??

And is being called poor by a woman an acceptable excuse for trying to murder her?

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Posted in: Woman arrested after ailing mother found dead at home See in context

How sad the mom must have been, knowing her own daughter, whom she most likely looked after for her entire life, decided to let her die in neglect.

Will we be reading about this daughter being found dead in her home after being neglected by her own daughter in 30+ years? Imagine what her last thoughts will be........

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. to closely watch currency movement as yen tumbles See in context

I foresse the day the yen will be worthless.

When I came here the first time in 1973, the yen to dollar conversion rate was around ¥360 to $1.00. It wasn't worthless then, and when the dollar fell to ¥89 a couple of decades ago, it was likewise not worthless.

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Posted in: 28-year-old woman who left Japan using dead mother's passport arrested See in context

So, all good points above about the use of her mom's passport, but are we missing the fact that her mother was likely murdered, (bled out from several cuts on the head), and the daughter was in such a rush to get out of the country that she had to use her mom's passport?

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Posted in: Man arrested for stomping mother to death See in context

I've no doubt this was not the first time this scumbag assaulted his own mother. Now the coward will be living on the taxpayers dime, (yen), with 3 hots and a cot for the rest of his miserable life.

"Spare the rod and spoil the child." And the result was this.

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Posted in: Vietnamese man released after being wrongfully arrested for assault in Tokyo See in context

Today 07:24 am JST

Moreover, they did not take the time to check footage from security cameras...

Which would have given the real attacker even more time to leave the area and escape arrest. The cops needed to act fast.

Uhh....the two hours that they held the wrong guy while likely not continuing their search for the real attacker, did in fact give the actual perp plenty of time to escape.

The cops "acting fast" was the reason the actual perp got away.

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Posted in: Russo-Japanese former HKT48 idol Anna Murashige reacts to hurtful online comments See in context

The ignorance of some people would be astounding if I had not experienced it myself from my own American countrymen whom I often receive ignorant comments based on my decision to live in Japan, and by some Japanese people for the same reason.

Stupidity, bigotry and hatefulness knows no borders.

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Posted in: 70 Japanese volunteer to fight for Ukraine against Russia See in context

A more sophisticated way for suicide

Suicide is the ultimate selfish act.

Volunteering to go help defend another nation from an international madman is the ultimate act of selflessness.

There seems to be a lot lower forms of selfishness on display in the comments here.

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Posted in: Man arrested for breaking into vacant house and stealing cash See in context

Police said Morohashi emerged as a suspect after he left a personal item at the scene, without elaborating further.

Let's see, driver's license, health insurance card, business card....??

I know a temp staff company that is hurting for new staff. Pays way better than the paltry chump change this two bit thief got.

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