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Posted in: Mother gets 6 1/2 years in prison over death of 3-month-old daughter See in context

What can they do with people like this? She beat her baby causing multiple broken bones and denied her medical attention which lead to the baby’s death. Is 6.5 years in prison enough of a punishment for such a cruel murder of an innocent baby? Should she spend the rest of her life in a sanitarium for the criminally insane? Should she serve a year in prison after showing remorse? Regardless of the punishment the baby died a cruel and painful death. Nothing will change that fact.

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Posted in: Junior high school principal arrested for soliciting underage girl for sex See in context

After teaching in more than a dozen junior high schools over the twenty years I was in Japan this report does not even raise an eyebrow.

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Posted in: Japan decides to ease medical rules on COVID-19 on May 8 See in context

Only a year behind the rest of the world. Covid is here to stay. Numbers have not spiked in countries that lifted the restrictions a year ago.

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Posted in: Kishida warns Japan on brink of social dysfunction amid falling birthrate See in context

What a bunch nannies! Aren’t they capable of nutting out a plan ‘in the rich country’ to compensate for the low birth rate?

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Posted in: Murder of 90-year-old woman linked to online site recruiting members for house robberies See in context

The cops seem to have a lot of information and leads but very few arrests.

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Posted in: 43-year-old bosozoku biker arrested for reckless driving See in context

Whenever I see bosozoku I have to point and laugh. I’ve seen many in their 40’s.

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Posted in: Anti-stalking orders proving no safety guarantee for victims See in context

Strangerland - It's one of the safest countries on the planet. 

This is a very subjective statement. Yes, petty crime is low, street violence is low and gun crime is virtually unheard of. When these statistics alone are compared Japan does have a low crime rate. However, when one starts to count the in-family mass-murders, the corporate mass-murders and the violence against women, children and the elderly you get a very different picture of Japan. Japan is a safe place if you are a middle aged man. However, if you are a woman, child, elderly or receiving care it is not a safe place at all.

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Posted in: Anti-stalking orders proving no safety guarantee for victims See in context

This is not a one-odd incident. These ‘jilted lover’ murders happen far too often in Japan. The amount of stalking incidents is astonishing. Nearly every Japanese woman I met over the twenty years I lived in Japan had stories of staking, violence and threats. Stronger laws aren’t going to fix it. It’s a cultural problem related to bullying and intimidation. The very same methods used to discipline kids and teenagers both at home and in school. Most Japanese men don’t grow up past thirteen. Women are an easy target for the cowardly children.

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Posted in: Some fear COVID downgrade may cause more infections See in context

is Japan a country on Earth is it its own planet? Why can’t they look at the data from around the world to make decisions? Most countries around the world dropped covid restrictions a year ago and their case numbers have not increased. In most cases infections have decreased due to public awareness. Covid is here to stay but the numbers of infections has peaked. If another strain comes along the restrictions may need to be reintroduced but for now they are unnecessary.

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Posted in: Suicides in Japan increase in 2022; 1st rise among men in 13 years See in context

It’s still a lot but it’s not the 30,000+ of a decade ago.

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Posted in: Japan to lower COVID-19 to flu status in spring See in context

More than a year begins the rest of the world. Covid is here to stay. Japan is still getting over 100,000 every day despite the restrictions. Other countries homage proven that lifting the restrictions does not necessarily increase new cases.

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Posted in: Pacific island nations urge Japan to delay release of Fukushima waste water See in context

Delaying the release will only prolong the inevitable. Japan never intended to do anything else with this water than release it into the ocean. They sat on their hands watching the water build up to a point where they have no choice than to release into the ocean. The reports stating the water was not properly filtered and contains more than just tritium have been swept under the carpet. This whole scenario bud a huge disgrace.

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Posted in: Police say 13-year-old girl has admitted killing mother See in context

This - 13-year-old girl suspected in mother's murder in Shizuoka

Then this - Police would not disclose the child's sex or school year

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Posted in: Japan reports 54,378 new coronavirus cases See in context

These daily numbers mean nothing. Over 200,000 one day and 50,000 the next. They only reflect the number of people who have symptoms and test positive at a clinic. Using them to monitor cases is a waste of time. Then, you have all these people stating, “it’s good to see the numbers going down.” It’s all whitewash rubbish.

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Posted in: More youth tournaments banning angry coaches See in context

Anybody who has witnessed a high school sports coach berating and belittling the students in their club knows this is a deep rooted part of Japanese sports.

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Posted in: Repairing shoddy nuclear waste storage site to cost Japan ¥36 bil See in context

Japans famous ‘bushido’ culture needs to be changed to ‘bullshido’ culture. How can anyone put trust in Japanese manufacturing and not just the nuclear agency. All the major car producers are guilty of falsifying emissions data. All the bribery scandals involving construction companies. The Olympic bribery scandals. The hundreds of apartment blocks that were built with sub-standard amounts of steel reinforcing. Pretty much everything in Japan is a sham. Phone contracts, rental leases, highway tolls, the list just goes on.

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Posted in: 21-year-old man arrested over murder of girlfriend See in context

This happens so often in Japan. The girl wants to break up and they end up dead. It’s no surprise so many women want to remain single. No doubt this is contributing greatly to the declining birthrate.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing live-in girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter See in context

 The child sustained bruises and injuries that took 10 days to heal.

And emotional trauma that she will never get over. There’s been a lot of callous child abuse cases reported in recent days. It has to stop!

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Posted in: Father arrested for inflicting brain damage on 5-month-old son See in context

Some people just don’t deserve to have children. With the frequency and callousness of child abuse in Japan I am glad to see the birth rate dropping. Less children should mean less abuse, but it seems to be increasing despite the falling birth rate.

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Posted in: 3 men steal watches valued at ¥4.6 million from Chiba pawn shop See in context

They’ll be on craigslist, mercari or yahoo auctions in the coming months. Keep your eyes open for a bargain.

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Posted in: Police ask public not to use 110 number for non-urgent calls See in context

The thing is, many people are so desperate and lonely they call 110 just for the attention.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan to hike prices for third time in 10 months See in context

Prices keep going up and salaries keep going down. It’s all doom and gloom for the Japanese economy.

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for abusing 2-year-old daughter of girlfriend See in context

Drunk at 7:20am? There is the problem.

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Posted in: Japan reports 245,542 new coronavirus cases See in context

A bit of a jump from the 70,000 reported over new year. I guess people were too busy getting drunk than to get tested.

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Posted in: Record-low 2,610 traffic-related deaths reported in Japan in 2022 See in context

noriahojanen - Amazing, considering that there used to be over 10,000 deaths per year. It's also another sign of an aging society as more Japanese elderly citizens drive less or quit driving

Interesting theory except for the fact that drivers under 30 are responsible for the most deaths on Japanese roads.

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Posted in: Kishida urges wage growth to revive Japan's economy See in context

Is it Groundhog Day? The LDP have been saying the same thing for over a decade. Meanwhile, they give corporations tax cuts and increase taxes for Naoki Average.

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Posted in: 4 killed in vehicle collision in Fukushima; man arrested See in context

Those mini cars (K-cars) are a death trap. It only takes one idiot to do something stupid and your life is over. It doesn’t matter who’s fault it was when you are dead.

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Posted in: More Indonesians in Japan's foreign trainee program due to weak yen See in context

They pay these ‘trainees’ a low salary, treat them like slaves and make them pay inflated rent for lodgings. On top of that they make them pay into the pension scam which is money they’ll never see again. They may very well be leaving a bad situation but their life in Japan is not all sushi and cherry blossoms.

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Posted in: Japan reports 86,924 new coronavirus cases See in context

Counting cases daily doesn’t make sense anymore. 200,000 one day and 80,000 the next. It’s just a waste of time and resources. Monitoring the cases and giving weekly or even monthly reports is all that is necessary. Covid is here to stay. Luckily, those who are vaccinated will not end up in intensive care.

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Posted in: 53-year-old man arrested for beating 82-year-old mother to death with his fists See in context

Todays family murder is a rather horrid one.

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