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Posted in: 65-year-old man arrested for stealing coins from donation box at shrine See in context

If he had of asked, I'm pretty sure the priests - or many others - would have fed him. Stealing is never the way - especially from the donations so many good people have made.

If you truly believe so I would invite you to roleplay this and find out if the shrine priests would really feed you.

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Posted in: Criminal gangs in Europe infiltrating legal world, Europol says See in context

Yeah unfortunate and disheartening but definitely not so surprising.

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Posted in: Man arrested after failing to pay taxi fare and breaking driver's seat security board See in context

Stuff like this happens in every country driver was lucky there was no physical attack or robbery

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Posted in: U.S. experts urge revamp of military command architecture with Japan See in context

The aims outlined by Nye and Armitage are completely in line with what Macarthur and company had in mind when they occupied and networked in Japan for seven years after the war.

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Posted in: Cardinals beat Dodgers 6-5 in 10 innings after Betts homers again in the ninth See in context

the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday night after Shohei Ohtani popped up with the bases loaded for the final out.

Unfortunate debut in Dodger stadium and wasted Yamamoto's outstanding effort but we'll see how Shohei bounces back from this.

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Posted in: Record 63% of Japanese in financial stress, poll shows See in context

Not working out, well Japan you decided to (or more accurately it was determined that you would) follow Uncle Sam so deal with it

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Posted in: Gunma shuns S Korean request for meeting over monument removal See in context

So much for building a foundation for mutual understanding through diplomacy.

Well they can instead engage in more endless rounds of pointless bickering wasting everyone's time and energy, how lovely.

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

The writer of this article misleads readers and implies guilt in his statement that Ohtani read hurriedly from his prepared statement.

Anyone can see for themselves on YouTube.

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Posted in: Ohtani's interpreter fired by Dodgers after allegations of illegal gambling, theft from star See in context

As pointed out by another poster gambling is a horrible addiction yet is sanctioned by governments who often profit by back channels.

When casinos become operational in this country we'll unfortunately see many more cases like Mizuhara's.

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Posted in: Man arrested after elbowing commuter on Tokyo subway See in context

Tons of incidents on the Tokyo trains/subways, few are reported

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Posted in: Bitcoin briefly hits all-time high, less than two years after FTX scandal clobbered crypto See in context

BTC has basically turned the corner with the federal approval of the bitcoin ETF- billions of corporate money pouring in daily.

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Posted in: New York will send National Guard to subways after string of violent crimes See in context

You know you have a problem when you need to send in the National Guard.

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Posted in: S Korea to take steps to suspend the licenses of striking trainee doctors See in context

The true face of the Yoon administration reveals itself.

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Posted in: Paris Olympics security plans stolen from train See in context

Ringing endorsement ensuring the safety of Olympic visitors lol

Paris is very well known for pickpockets and thieves who target tourists, unfortunately

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Posted in: Man arrested for using smartphone to film up woman’s skirt on station escalator See in context

Harassing/molesting women in public spaces is a fetish in Japan, there are even adult shops that recreate a train compartment replete with "unsuspecting young female" so that one can play out one's chikan desires.

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Posted in: Man arrested for using smartphone to film up woman’s skirt on station escalator See in context

JayToday  07:33 am JST

Another day, another bizarre sex crime. These offenses seem to occur with such alarming frequency the Crime page ought to have its own Voyeur section.

Question to the audience: Have any academics/sociology majors ever looked at why this is, and perhaps if there are any social/cultural factors that contribute to such a comparatively high prevalence of up-skirting and general voyeurism over here?

These videos and images are often uploaded to porn sites, where they encourage others to follow suit.

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Posted in: Countries reaching beyond borders to silence dissidents: Human Rights Watch See in context

A Washington Post journalist was famously murdered by a Saudi prince and the US government just looked the other way

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Posted in: U.S. charges yakuza gang leader with conspiring to sell nuclear material See in context

The Yaks are totally anachronistic in modern civilised rules-obeying Japan - the legislators should really call time on these odd-ball gangsters and their nefarious activities

Yea they should but as they have a deep relationship with the LDP that is unlikely to happen

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Posted in: U.S. charges yakuza gang leader with conspiring to sell nuclear material See in context

Yakuza quite active and involved in a number of projects of international significance apparently

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Posted in: Soccer player Ito sues accusers for ¥200 mil over sexual assault claim See in context

If you don't want the possibility of something bad happening don't go to a hotel room with someone you don't really know and start drinking alcohol.

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Posted in: Woman in adult entertainment industry arrested after bodies of 3 infants found at her home See in context

Of course there is no way to confirm the details simply from this news story.

What we do know is that the adult entertainment industry in Japan is deeply related to organized crime, and that there are confirmed cases of human trafficking, coercion/on-camera rape, intentionally over-charging customers, etc.

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Posted in: Woman in adult entertainment industry arrested after bodies of 3 infants found at her home See in context

TaiwanIsNotChinaToday  07:44 am JST

Has nothing to do with the Adult Entertainment industry. Shouldn't even have been mentioned what her occupation was.

Obviously your view is not shared by the news agency who published this story.

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Posted in: Japan slips into recession, becoming 4th-largest economy, behind U.S., China and Germany See in context

There have been many warnings for years which the LPD has ignored, also affirming that everything is fine and that their way is the best...and now we see the wisdom of their words and deeds.

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Posted in: Why fashion's 'recycling' is not saving the planet See in context

Just one more way that humans are ruining a beautiful planet.

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Posted in: Millions of Indonesians vote for new president in one of world's largest elections See in context

Yup, an era and a dictator enabled and approved of by the usual Western suspects


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Posted in: Patrick Mahomes rallies Chiefs to second straight Super Bowl title, 25-22 over 49ers in overtime See in context

Kudos to the Chiefs for doing what they had to, but really it was all there for the 9ers to win but they gave it away...which basically means yeah the better team triumphed.

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Posted in: 88-year-old peeping Tom arrested for voyeurism at women’s bath at Miyagi inn See in context

Still full of such ambition at the ripe old age of 88 wonder if his wife can keep up

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Posted in: Man arrested over thefts from houses in quake-hit area See in context

This runs contrary to the rumors circulated by Japanese right-wing nationalists that groups of Chinese were looting houses in wake of the quake.

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Posted in: 2025 Osaka Expo operating expenses up 1.4-fold on rising labor costs See in context

Government officials love these lucrative (including purchasing weapons) projects because they know they control the narrative.

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Posted in: Cascading light and 'wobbling' orbs at new Tokyo art museum See in context

Should play some Velvet Underground with that

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