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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing officer denies charge; carries mental disability certificate See in context

A pay phone about 800 meters south of the police box was used to make the call, which police said turned out to be a hoax.

@Sam Watters : indeed, not a coincidence. Feeling better ?

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Posted in: Pentagon still struggling with child sex assaults by 13-year-old boy at Kadena base See in context

> But he will keep offending until he's caught in the States and imprisoned. I hope that happens before he graduates to more violent crimes.

Sexually assaulting / molesting 2 to 7 years old girls (or boys) is not a violent crime ????? this is an horrible trauma.... this is so sick :/

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Posted in: Shimabara city marks 28th anniversary of Fugen Peak disaster See in context

R.I.P. Katia, Maurice Krafft, and all the other victims.

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Posted in: 165-km Mt Fuji ultramarathon starts See in context

I was answering to

I don't understand how they're figuring the altitude gain. 7,942 meters? When Mt Fuji is only half of that?

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Posted in: 165-km Mt Fuji ultramarathon starts See in context

it's the total gain in altitude... same on Rokko whole-mountain trail, from Suma to Takarazuka in Kansai. The highest peak of Rokko mountain is 930m but the total gain of the 56 km trail is close to 3,500m.

Japan has very nice trails ! I whish i can do the Fuji Ultra-marathon one day :)

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

wonder if people here don't understand how government works. I've been doing work with both the Australian and Canadian governments over the past year, and crazy meetings is a standard across both their governments as well. Japan doesn't seem any worse when it comes to planning.

true, but 1) how many times are meetings useless because the decision is already taken, but they need to hear the comitee results to be able to officially announce it (whichever way the comittee goes, it doesn't matter).

2) how many times does the person taking the decision actually understands what the comitee says ?

In a few cases, it is actually useful. In lot of cases, it's just a huge waste of time and money. (ask all the people who worked on the brexit deal the last 2 years in UK and at the European parlement, how useful they feel now).

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Posted in: Docomo to lower mobile phone fees by up to 40% from June See in context

French mobile company: 100G per month for 2500 yen (600 yen per month for the first 6 month).

And they still make money...

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

For example, renovation of perfectly good roads each year or stop making new committees that don't serve any purpose etc.

well, I think you are a bit harsh on them about the committees... they realised the problem and made a committee in charge of assessing how to reduce committees. Just wait for their results.

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Posted in: Mixed results for LDP; 'Osaka metropolis' advocates win gubernatorial, mayoral races See in context

Following their defeat in Hokkaido, opposition party leaders say they will review their strategies before a series of elections to follow.

I think they should use louder speakers and start going around neighbourhoods at night screaming OYASUMMINASAAAAIIIII. people probably didn't hear them enough.

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Posted in: New Zealand students walk out of class, kicking off global strike on climate change See in context

Also... i do love people believing in chemtrails use to secretly change climate on Bill Gates or Soros order to push leftist agenda saying "kids are easily manipulated".

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Posted in: New Zealand students walk out of class, kicking off global strike on climate change See in context

Anyone who thinks that human activity is causing global climate change is totally unhinged.

Yes, there is climate change -- but there always has been. It has been going on for millions of years, long before human beings ever became the world's dominant species.

Yes, we do have environmental problems, but they are localized.

This is nothing but a scare tactic designed to sell far-leftism.

I want to deal in facts, not desperate attempts to sell an ideology.

this is a classical exemple of people who think they know better, but don't understand. No you don't want to deal in facts. facts are there, and people try to explain it, but you don't want to see it !

To explain again is useless... isn't it ? yes, climate has always changed...last time it was changing like this it took 700 000 years to change the way it is changing in a few hundread years now. No, earth is not going to end tomorrow... no people never said it will, people said we will get big problems in 50 to 200 years...if nothing is done in 10 years... now, we are at the point people are saying, we can keep the damage within managable range if something is done in the next 10 years... Of course, if you are 50 years old now, you don't need to care, you will die in a world witha bit more hurricanes, typhoons and bush fires and less coral reefs... but people who are 15, THEY CARE !!! and they are right... why can't they get a planet to live their life, the way you got one for yours ?? egoist...

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Posted in: Mammoth moves: Frozen cells come to life, but only just See in context

When i see comments on here, i understand why the world money does not end up in science... and also, i imagine the same comments on "scientist discovers electricity can make frog legs move" in 1780...

"this frog is long dead, we shouldn't play god and make it move"

"why would you want to make a dead frog move?"

"did you see jurassic park ?.. okay maybe this one wasn't a likely comment in 1780...

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Posted in: Chiemi Hori posts on blog she has advanced oral cancer See in context

@Brian

it is not terminal, it would be if it spread further. This, unfortunatly, they probably don't know for now. It now needs to be removed and hope 1) it reacts to treatment 2) it hasn't spread further 3) they manage to remove everything (once they do it). She still has a chance, but it is definitely terrible news for her and her family.

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Posted in: 9-year-old girl in critical condition after falling from 2nd floor of house See in context

That's aweful... imgine coming out of the house after hearing the screams and find your kid lying there...

but yes, just blame the parents. Have you ever try to tell 9 y.o. children to stop jumping on the bed ??

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Posted in: Gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine's lawsuit See in context

I am legally married to a Japanese national and we very much want to move to Japan to look after his elderly mother who has no other family but us, but I will need to find a sponsor because we can't apply for a spousal visa. How is that fair or just? Try walking a mile in my shoes before you make your bold - and frankly regressive - comments about whether or not I should be allowed the same rights as any other legal citizen.

So sorry for you. People don't understand that being in a same-sex couple means, yes, substantially less money, just because of the sex of your partner (tax cuts, company benefits, health care)...

but also bigger problems than money, like visa ! just being able to live together. I don't understand how some people can be so aggressive against giving you the right to benefit from a spouse visa to live with your husband/wife... people are so narrow minded ! that's crazy.

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Posted in: Gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine's lawsuit See in context

Japan isn't held back by religion, it shouldn't be a major problem here. The only thing is that lot of Japanese don't realise gay people exist... and their sons, daughter or friends are part of the community. Make it easier for gay people to come out. Once people realise LGBTQ+ are just people like you and me, the world will be a little bit better :) and yes, please, let gay people get married...or any equivalent of marriage if you don't want "to lose the meaning of marriage"...

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Posted in: Former part-time teacher arrested for paying high school girl for sex See in context

JenniSchiebelToday 10:21 am JST

In no way am I condoning having sex with minors but...

... it's hard to say who the victim is here. A 16-year-old whether male or female can easily pass for a low 20 something. If he truly believed her when she presented herself as an adult then who is at fault? I guess nothing short of asking for proof of age would be needed in this situation.

That's one reason why it's truly best to wait till marriage before having sex. It is a guaranteed way to avoid such messy situations.

that's really good suggestion, so true... still waiting for same-sex marriage to be legal tho... until i can finally discover sex, i hope it will be before i die... :(

Ps: the quote " " option is really random on this website...

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Posted in: Former part-time teacher arrested for paying high school girl for sex See in context

JenniSchiebelToday 10:21 am JST

In no way am I condoning having sex with minors but...

... it's hard to say who the victim is here. A 16-year-old whether male or female can easily pass for a low 20 something. If he truly believed her when she presented herself as an adult then who is at fault? I guess nothing short of asking for proof of age would be needed in this situation.

That's one reason why it's truly best to wait till marriage before having sex. It is a guaranteed way to avoid such messy situationsthat's really good suggestion, so true... still waiting for same-sex marriage to be legal tho... until i can finally discover sex, i hope it will be before i die... :(

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Posted in: Japan-EU free trade pact enters into force See in context

> > SchopenhauerToday 07:37 am JST

Cheese is nice eating once in a while but I don't think Japanese people come to consume daily. It appears people here are urging because they are drinkers and they want cheese when they drink wines. For the same reason, other Asian countries are not earnest in importing cheese.

I guess we don't have the same friends... i know lot of japanese people who would eat (or are eating) cheese everyday ! :)

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Posted in: Marie Kondo's Netflix show has cluttered Americans abuzz See in context

JoeintokyoToday 07:20 am JST

Another fad that will soon be history. People don't change their ways.

Actually not... people can drastically change, people can re-invent their lifes, it takes effort, but some people can lose weight, tidy their home, stop smoking or change any other habit, life-style... don't try to generalise something just because YOU are unable to change. : )

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Posted in: Japan's defense chief calls for space, cyber cooperation with U.S. See in context

Tony GToday 07:35 am JST

If I remember correctly, the top Minister of cyberdefence in Japan doesn't know how to use a USB or a computer?

and i am pretty sure the top Minister of space defence has never been to space... i bet he doesn't even speak any extra-terrestrial language.

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Posted in: Lavrov asks why Japan only country in world that can't accept results of World War II See in context

Russia isn't very good at respecting treaty or decision made by other countries either... after being Russia foreign minister for 25 years he should know it...

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Posted in: Brexit bedlam: May's EU withdrawal deal crushed by 230 votes in parliament See in context

LEAAAAAAVE... then scotland can finally be independant and re-join the EU, Ireland can reunite, all the banks will move to Paris, Frankfurt or Luxemburg, the fishermen won't get EU money anymore, all the research institution won't get EU funding anymore and renowed scientist will leave UK because of money and visa problems... but finally, no polish people stealing jobs that nobody else wanted to do in the first place anymore.

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Posted in: 5,000 sprint for title of ‘Lucky Man’ See in context

i agree... to win the race you probably have to line up 3 days before in front of the gates to get one of the lucky 10 or so spots that really allows you to race for the title. Still look fun :)

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Posted in: U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sex harassment claim against Weinstein See in context

@lostrune2

people don't read in that much details... and also they don't really care about facts. But thanks for pointing it out :)

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Posted in: Trump walks out of talks on shutdown; calling meeting 'total waste of time' See in context

I like Trump way of "negociating".

"Hello, can we do it my way ?"

"No..."

"Okay, then i will go and play golf, call me when we do it my way"

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Posted in: Seven Bank ATMs to use face recognition for opening accounts See in context

my wife "borrows" my cash card frequently while I'm showering

Wow, Are you for real ? these relationships really exist ??

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Posted in: 3 dead, 4 injured in California bowling alley shooting See in context

Remove the access to guns and other tools will be implemented. Knives, cars, fires, or ligatures will still be available.

it's really difficult in a brawl to pick up the nearest cars and throw them at each other tho...

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Posted in: Officer apparently kills himself at Harajuku police station See in context

We should wait for the investigation before jumping to conclusions.

then what's the point of the comment section ?

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Posted in: 10 same-sex couples to sue Japanese gov't over marriage equality See in context

Imagine you are a japanese / gaikokujin gay couple. You can't get spouse visa... in addition to not getting tax exemption, health insurance and other benefits 'different sex' couples get. And nowhere is it linked to the ability to the man and/or woman fertility or will to have children. Maybe suing for discrimination is not the best move, but would be nice to recognise that's not fair...

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