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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

They should t single out Abe. He is no different to any other Japanese PM. It’s just that he was PM for so long that a lot of the poop stuck.

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Posted in: 72-year-old man arrested for threatening to kill ‘noisy’ tenant living above him See in context

Monster neighbors are a real threat in Japan. I had one living underneath me for a while. She called the cops a few times telling them lies about what I was doing. She called the cops once and told them I was using a chainsaw on my second floor balcony, which was a vacuum cleaner. Flushing the toilet late at night was enough to send her off. Be careful of your neighbors. There are too many whackos out there.

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Posted in: 55-year-old man arrested for assaulting 19-year-old daughter because she didn’t keep in touch with him See in context

Well, she won’t be contacting him again any time soon.

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Posted in: Young women in Japan want only one child or none at all: survey See in context

Nobody wants to share a bedroom with three kids.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

Loving or hating his policies is irrelevant. Yes, he was a huge failure as a PM in the eyes of many but he still managed to become Japan’s longest serving PM. He comes from a rich and powerful family going back generations. He was assassinated while campaigning. All these points together add up to him being entitled to a state funeral. I don’t like it either but that’s the way it is and should be.

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Posted in: Japanese man sets himself on fire in apparent protest at Abe's state funeral See in context

Yubaru - Now if the rest of those who are against this memorial service, should look at this, get off their butts, and hit the streets in protest! Don't let this man's protest be for naught!

What a great idea. Thousands of protesters setting themselves on fire. Seriously?

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy dies after being hit by runaway go-kart in Hokkaido See in context

A racing cart, an 11 year old girl and no safety fences! Three strikes and you’re out! How stupid can the organizers be? That was an accident waiting to happen! And, it did!

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Posted in: Man arrested for using smartphone to film up teenager’s skirt See in context

The only unusual thing about this article is that he got caught. Many thousands do not.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abduction of 15-year-old girl he met online See in context

That’s a pretty strong charge, but I doubt if he’s punishment will match the charges. Using the internet to groom minors carries hefty jail sentences where I come from.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for putting bleach in school lunch See in context

Luckily the kids didn’t eat it. This psycho could have poisoned 40 odd kids.

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Posted in: Thousands in shelters as powerful typhoon hits Kyushu See in context

It’s gonna be one heck of a storm. They estimate winds of up 250kph. Hunker down people! It’s gonna be bad!

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Posted in: 60% of people with foreign roots questioned by Japanese police: survey See in context

Racism and descrimination in Japan? Tell me something I don’t know.

I was subjected to interrogation five times in the 18 years I live in Japan and I am neither of African or Latin American descent. I was held for over two hours one time for grabbing a creep with his phone stuck up a high school girl’s butt on an escalator at a train station. The let the creep go in 20 minutes. They called my wife, my boss, checked all my ID and treated me like I was the criminal. At the end of it all one of the police said to me, “Stay out of Japanese business.” That is a totally racist comment.

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Posted in: Gov't ordered to pay ¥1.65 mil over death of Cameroon man in detention center See in context

That should be 1.65 million dollars, not yen.

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Posted in: Woman finds mummified remains of baby while packing up to move out of apartment See in context

Another dumped baby. Obviously this is not a new phenomenon in Japan. It would be horrid to find a mummified baby. A real skeleton in the closet.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murders of wife, 2 children to undergo psychiatric evaluation See in context

OMG! I’d say his psychiatric state was a bit of a given. However, that should not be an excuse for leniency. He brutally murdered his whole family.

There seems to be a big problem with Japanese people controlling their anger. “I lost my temper and killed them.” is a very common excuse.

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Posted in: Drunk driver arrested after head-on collision kills 2 women See in context

I wish Japan would give information on blood alcohol levels, especially with the limit being zero. This driver might have just had a very low reading (0.02-03) lingering from drinks the night before. The way Japan reports it gives everybody the impression the driver was bling rotten drink.

I wonder if the women would have survived the crash if they weren’t in a K-car. My ex-wife wanted me to buy one and I refused due a complete lack of safety in them. They have no crumple zones or impact support. If you have an accident in one it just folds up around you. The little three door ones are the worst. The back seats are right at the back of the car. If they get rear-ended whoever is in the back seat (usually kids) are dead.

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Posted in: For love or for money? TV star’s views on marriage make waves in Japan See in context

Love or money? In Japan it’s convenience or duty?

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context

ngfortheride - The Baby could have been stillborn. Thus making it not murder

Could have been is a very big ‘could’! I guess you believe in Bigfoot and aliens too.

It’s more likely she gave birth in a toilet, didn’t clear the airway and watched the baby die.

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context

Yubaru - Why assume it's a murder?

Oh yeah, I forgot. New born babies often commit suicide. (Roll eyes)

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context

Meiyouwenti - I’m sure they’ll be counted in the national murder stats. You need to get perspective. It’s a country of 120 million people. The number of baby- abandoning cases in not particularly large.

Not large? Compared to what? Are you another who bases their opinion solely on the US? How about the hundreds babies abandoned in the baby hatch? Do you include these is in your opinion? Or, do you not count them because they aren’t dead? What do you consider an acceptable number of babies dumped in the trash?

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context

Another one? That’s like one every week over the past few months. Are abandoned corpses counted in the national murder statistics?

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Posted in: Japan to remove entry cap in 'not-so-distant future,' official says See in context

In the bit to distant future? What sort of a ridiculous statement is that? Does that mean days, weeks, months, years, decades?

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Posted in: 'Passengers who don’t want to be groped, please use the rear train cars' announcement angers many See in context

This is not addressing the problem of groping. It is only an attempt at separating potential victims from creeps. The government needs to step up and make penalties for creeps so severe they will not even think about it. Start with a mandatory one year jail term. If the creeps continue, make it a five year jail term.

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Posted in: Deepening Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal casts shadow over 2030 bid See in context

It should be no surprise there were a lot of bribery scandals for the Olympics. Japan is run on brown paper bags of cash passed under the table. It’s just that in this case the cronies didn’t have any underlings to throw under the bus and have had to cop it themselves.

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Posted in: 15-year-old girl arrested over knife attack in Shibuya sent to family court See in context

Oh boy! This one has some serious issues. You have to wonder how a modern society can produce young delusional psychopaths like this.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori questioned over Tokyo Olympics corruption See in context

This crony is as crooked as a dog’s back leg. Even during his brief time in office he was surrounded by scandals. However, nothing will come of his questioning. He is one of the untouchables and has many underlings to throw under the bud.

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth's death a great loss for the world: Kishida See in context

She’s been the face of Britain for over 70 years. The longest serving monarch in British history. A great lady who actually drove a truck in WW2. She was 96 years old. We shouldn’t be sad she died. We should be grateful for her many years of service and her achievements.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 92-year-old mother See in context

Sadly, this is scenario that repeats itself way too often in Japan. People need help to care for ailing relatives. Help that is not available as a free service by the government. There are many private care companies charging ¥¥50,000+ for a singe visit. I’ve known many people in their 40’s and 50’s who will openly state they are just waiting for their ailing parent to die so they can get their life back.

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Posted in: Man arrested for fatal stabbing over noise dispute outside neighbor’s apartment See in context

Monster neighbors are real and way too common.

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Posted in: 36-year-old mother arrested for abandoning newborn infant in Tokyo park See in context

 “I didn’t think I could raise a child and because I couldn’t make ends meet as a single mother.”

Her fears are very real. There is no support for single mothers. However, that does not justify leaving her baby in a park toilet.

This seems to happen every week.

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