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Posted in: Kishida pledges to do utmost to tackle negative impact of price hikes See in context

More pledges! Bla, bla, bla.

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Posted in: Japan starts trial sales of over-the-counter 'morning-after' pill See in context

I can’t see why they have to make it so hard for women to have access to this.

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Posted in: Locals use big-city thinking to bring Gunma onsen town back from brink See in context

More “build it and they will come” logic. Throwing money at these kinds of problems doesn’t work. History has proven that over and over again.

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Posted in: Shop employee fights off three robbers with polearm in Tokyo's Ueno district See in context

The items and the cash are all insured. It’s not worth risking your life to defend them. This suspender wearing fella with the polearm is lucky they didn’t have guns or the outcome could have been a lot different. Just give them what they need and get them out of the store.

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Posted in: Man arrested for keeping body of 94-year-old father at home See in context

It’s quite probable he didn’t know what to do although, it’s more likely he could afford to live without his father’s pension. The city hall will arrange a funeral for ¥40,000 and let them pay it off so his excuse is a lie.

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Posted in: 56-year-old woman gets 13 years in prison for fatally abusing 5-year-old boy See in context

This takes all the enjoyment out of my morning coffee. Poor kid.

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Posted in: Japanese whisky turns 100 as craft distilleries transform industry See in context

Japan makes some great whiskey. It also makes some horrid stuff, particularly Black Nikka.

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Posted in: 77-year-old man arrested for hitting wife after suspecting she allowed man in her nursing home room See in context


This comes from a man who has slept in a seperate room to his wife for 30 years …

Well, that arrangement has obviously worked for them for 30 years. In the U.S., one in five couples sleep in separate bedrooms, mostly because of snoring or conflicting schedules. And I would guess that committed couples in Japan are far more likely to sleep in separate beds/futons than their Western counterparts.

In fact, according to studies by Hideki Kobayashi, a graduate professor of engineering at Chiba University. 26 percent of married couples living in Tokyo-area condominiums sleep in separate rooms. Kobayashi also claims that four out of ten married couples over 60 don’t share a bed, and that 53 percent of spouses whose children have moved out prefer to sleep solo. 

Kobayashi’s research was published over a decade ago, but I suspect Japanese society hasn’t changed much in this regard.

So what?

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Posted in: Australia beefs up cyber defenses after major breaches See in context

Blaming China is based on speculation. It could be any one of a hundred cyber criminal syndicates.

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Posted in: Japan to ban cannabinoid HHCH from Dec 2 after gummies make many ill See in context

This stuff is dangerous and has been abused in Japan since the early 2000’s. It is a chemical concoction that causes many dangerous side effects. It’s about time they made it illegal.

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Posted in: Technician arrested for taking voyeuristic images of woman during electrocardiogram See in context

he couldn’t control his sexual desire

This should be his offense not his defense.

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Posted in: Japan sees 2.52 million visitors in Oct, exceeding pre-COVID levels See in context

My wife and I were some of them although, she is Japanese and I’m not sure if she would be counted as a visitor.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting worker at beef bowl restaurant See in context

The employee has a bad attitude? I think he has that backwards.

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Posted in: Car overturns in collision, killing 2-year-old boy in Chiba Prefecture See in context

The station wagon overturned, and the boy was crushed underneath the car.

So, he mustn’t have been in a child safety seat as they are supposed to be at two years old. Why is this not mentioned in the article?

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Posted in: Kishida to visit San Francisco for 5 days to attend APEC summit See in context

Isn’t he going to Disneyland too?

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Posted in: Buddhist monk counsels elderly scam victims See in context

Counseling is after the fact. How about putting some time and money into educating the elderly so they don’t fall into this trap in the first place.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man shot by police after Osaka apartment quarrel See in context

I have to agree that firing a shot into the air in a residential area is not good protocol. I’m a bit curious about where his ‘right flank’ is too. I’m guessing he hit him in the stomach at least 30cm above his leg. It doesn’t state how far away he was either. As much as they state it was appropriate policing it seems like there were quite a few mistakes made.

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Posted in: Woman dies after being beaten by 2 men outside Chiba home See in context

I stayed just near there on holidays a couple of weeks ago. I’m gonna guess this was not a random attack. There must be a lot more to this murder.

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan offers to set aside up to ¥10 bil in compensation fund See in context

That’s not gonna do much for the family of ex-PM Abe.

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Posted in: Tokyo holds first missile evacuation drill in years See in context

Keep the fear real.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after man stabbed on Tokyo street See in context

Self defense?

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Posted in: Australian woman charged with murder over mushroom meal deaths See in context

News update: She has been charged with three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder for the mushroom stew incident and a further four counts of attempted murder going back over two years. It seems she’s been trying to kill her family off for a few years.

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Posted in: Australian woman charged with murder over mushroom meal deaths See in context

The police are doing forensic testing on a food dehydrator found in the bushland near their home that they suspect she used to prepare the poisonous mushrooms for the stew.

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Posted in: Kishida unveils ¥17 trillion stimulus package as poll numbers slump See in context

More smoke and mirrors double Dutch from the ministry of blow smoke up my butt.

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Posted in: Japan 'on standby' to take all possible steps amid yen decline See in context

The yen doesn’t have any real value anymore, as is reflected in the stock market. Japan doesn’t have an economy that foreign investors want to participate in. They are investing in countries with strong economies like China. Japan doesn’t have the manufacturing strength it has twenty or thirty years ago. Even the bigger Japanese companies are manufacturing in other countries these days. Japan needs to stop playing the stock market and rebuild its domestic economy. Japanese people are going broke while the government plays pachinko with their money.

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Posted in: 91,467 people taken to hospital for heatstroke nationwide from May to September See in context

It was an exceptionally hot summer in Japan this year. People have to be educated on how to avoid heat stroke in the humid summer months. It’s not just dehydration. It’s also the exposure overheating your body. Drinking green tea is a bad idea because it is a diuretic and can dehydrate you even more.

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Posted in: Bear bounty introduced by Akita governor pays ¥5,000 per bear to hunters See in context

I can’t see many hunters going out of their way for a $50 reward.

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Posted in: Nursing home worker arrested over death of 81-year-old resident claims he ‘got fed up’ See in context

Why is a person like this working in aged care in the first place?

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Posted in: Transport ministry orders Bigmotor to halt operations at 34 shops See in context

All vehicle repairers are guilty of padding prices and charging for services not done. It’s just that this company got caught.

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Posted in: Gov't floats ¥40,000 income tax cut a year to ease inflation pain See in context

¥40,000 is just a number. Further down the article it states ¥20,000. Just more vote grubbing hollow pledges from the LDP. It’ll be the same as Abe’s financial pledges. Corporations will get tax cuts and the minions will get nothing.

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