Lockke comments

Posted in: 63-year-old man beaten, run over in Ibaraki See in context

I know he turned himself in.. I'm still hoping he would say it though... you know.. the.. "I was drunk and I dont remember anything" winning card. He can say that someone told him what he apparently did, thats why he went to police, before they arrest him first. hehe..

Not really a laughing matter.. Please keep alcohol away from that guy.

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Posted in: Mother, son found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Chiba See in context

I wonder what the Japanese government is doing about these suicides.

well, we know the answer to that now dont we..

Really? 2014 was the 11th straight year in a row that crime dropped in Japan, and in 2013 murders dropped 8.8%. (I don't have newer numbers than this). It sure seems that a lot of people on this site think the number of articles they read is a direct correlation to actual crime rates.

You're correct. Crime rate in Japan has indeed been declining. I think GW is just pointing out the fact that these kind of crime/news does not seem to decline.

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Posted in: Mother, son found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Chiba See in context

thanks Danny!

In any case, killing your kid before killing yourself (If it was indeed murder-suicide), even with the intention of "taking your son to a better place" is just unfathomable. The fact that a lot have done it does not help, as it makes itself a trend and gives ideas to other weak people/parents out there.

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Posted in: Mother, son found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Chiba See in context

On a side note, I have a feeling the father is aware of SOME issues involving the mother and/or the Kid.

If it was me and i received a call telling me my son didn't go to school, and I call my wife and she didn't respond, my first reaction would be irritated BUT not do anything. I'll probably think my wife is sleeping, busy etc. I'll contact them again during lunch and if still no answer, I'll probably contact my friends in order to have them take a look. I wouldnt even consider the police at any point unless i go home and they are not there.

The fact that he reached to police that quickly tells me he knows some depression/mental/issues with either his wife/kid. That would explain why he asked them to escort him to his house that soon.

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Posted in: Tokyo Metro under fire after baby stroller gets caught in train doors See in context

Young, new on the job. Too scared to press emergency button, inexperienced etc. They should revamp their training methods before sending people to work. This could have easily been a very, very serious and tragic accident.

Thank God no one was hurt, and the stroller empty.

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Posted in: 41-year-old woman found stabbed to death in Chiba apartment See in context

Ouch.. not robbery, not rape.. Pure hatred. hmm.. yeah I would check out the current / past relationships, and officemates as well just in case.

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Posted in: 104 taken to hospital for acute alcohol intoxication during Tokyo 'hanami' season See in context

well... YOLO.

More importantly, hope the parks didnt get polluted with garbage much.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for strangling 11-year-old son to death See in context

Sounds like a single parent, so the judge will give her a suspended sentence so she can care for the other child.

Yeah. I'm torn with this one. Locking her away means the daughter will end up without a mother. I don't know what's worse for her. Sad story.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for strangling 11-year-old son to death See in context

Sigh.. Raising a child with special needs is definitely a challenge not everyone can undertake. It takes a lot of patience and love to pull it off properly.. I'm blessed that my son is normal and does not need special care and attention, so I cannot relate to the issues she has had to deal with. However, that said, killing the boy.. an 11 year old boy... with a rope.. well.. rope or no rope.. giving up like that. I'm speechless. Surely it was tiring for the parent. but killing the innocent boy is not an answer.

I feel sorry for all of those involved, and hope the boy may rest in peace.

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Posted in: Woman stabbed from behind while boarding subway train See in context

I'm going to jump the gun and say the guy was intending to cut her skirt. fetish and stuff. nothing out of the ordinary in this section of news.

corrected.

If he gets caught, all he has to say is that he was drunk and doesn't remember. What a sick thing to do, by the way. Yeah. Hope they catch this lunatic, though it might be difficult considering rush hour.

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Posted in: Woman stabbed from behind while boarding subway train See in context

I'm going to jump the gun and say the guy was intending to cut his skirt. fetish and stuff. nothing out of the ordinary in this section of news.

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Posted in: Man hits 72-year-old after being warned about smartphone use while walking See in context

I think that the three "he"s in this sentence all refer to the younger man so it was the younger man who struck first - and the only person who struck.

I see. I read it wrong then, if the guy was the only one indeed who threw a punch. I read it as the old man hit him cause he got angry, and so explaining why the man punched him.

What you are doing in your case is acceptable; as you are warning them about possibility of an accident due to the fact that they do not have lights on. No qualms with that.

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Posted in: Man hits 72-year-old after being warned about smartphone use while walking See in context

@Lockke yeah I have been in that situation many of times but the reality they are just jijis nothing better to do with their time.It is a part of living in Japan dealing with the jijis in the best way you can being polite I find with them once you turn and speak to them in politely in Japanese they seem to soften up pretty quick.After all we all are guest of this wonderful Country respect goes a long way here.Saying that this jijis actions are not acceptable in any society.

I don't think I can do it like that, bow down, take their crap and smile just cause I am a guest here. I understand your point though.

Anyone have an answer as to why the jiji gets away by punching a stranger in the face for simply bumping into him, and gets away with it? No "cause this is japan" please

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Posted in: Man hits 72-year-old after being warned about smartphone use while walking See in context

Why is no one pointing the fact that the elderly guy struck him first? Japanese Jiji's are very healthy for their age, do we have any idea how the 72 year old guy looked like? I mean, he DID punch the dude in the face first. How come that doesn't come off as battery/assault? Is the fact that he is old, an excuse for him to struck anyone he so desires?

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

What a ghastly accident! I think the mother should have carried the baby in her arms while the father was backing the car. RIP to the baby daughter.

Incidentally, this really reminds me of when my second son was 5 years old being almost run over by a backward car. I mean the car driver fortunately heard my son's moaning noise and stopped short of running over his leg but pressed his leg. Yes, he sustained only minor injuries.

wow. I'm glad to hear your son was okay. Stories like these are definitely not uncommon.

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Posted in: Man hits 72-year-old after being warned about smartphone use while walking See in context

Sorry, I have very bad experiences against the old generation here in Japan. Although I understand the guy was at fault for assaulting the old man, to his defence, the old man hit him first, for almost running into him while using smartphone. The old ones here in Japan are high and almighty, and as such, feel that they can do whatever. They often get angry at a lot of people (foreigners, too) for trivial things like these, and go out of their way in order to let their anger be known. I experienced an old guy behind me, who got angry and threw a lot of angry words for kissing my wife (a smack in the lips)while waiting for bus. I see old men yelling at youngsters for using phones while walking, talking in bus, etc. These guys seems to me, feel entitled and can be disrespectful themselves because they're simply the older generation, or more "erai".

Kudos to the guy for returning to the scene when he noticed an ambulance.

I have no love for the Jiji. sorry. go ahead with the downvote.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

I think a lot of accidents are due to laziness on all parties. We've never had an accident because we make sure that all are accounted for when things are in motion. Doesn't take too much out of your day to make sure everything's in order before you start moving a vehicle. We were taught to inspect all around our vehicles for flats/punctures/etc. before we get a driver's licence, but we don't. But when there're little ones in the area, you do! No exceptions!!!

Good for you for not having any accident occur thus far. However, accident by definition is exactly that: Accident. No matter how much you prepare for it, sometimes things dont go as you think it would. The mother was there and was supposed to be taking care of the little ones, and so the father presumably didnt check as much / notice. Granted, they COULD have done better. But it is what it is, and now they learned their lesson the hard way.

Rather than putting blame on the father, I'd rather pray that they recover from this tragic incident. I'm a father as well, and I do not think the father would be lazy to not do any precaution check before backing up, knowing he has a kid. But a lot can happen in a split second, when the mother thought she had the child in her sights.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

Jesus Christ.................... this breaks my heart. Poor family.. poor father. I probably will kill myself if this happens to me by accident. I dont want to put blame on the father or the mother here.. 1 year old can run pretty fast.. we dont know the situation, I'm pretty sure no father will run over his daughter on purpose. He must have been looking the other way when his daughter ran behind the car..

As for the mother, people might put the blame on her easily. However, it is practically IMPOSSIBLE for a parent to look at his child 24/7. I dont want to judge the mother as neglecting her duty. You can blink for 1 second and your toddler is out of your sight.

My only comment is that maybe they should have locked the door, not left it open.

But in any case, this is an unfortunate accident which will traumatize this young family. RIP little one.. And I hope the parents recover.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for suffocating 2-year-old son See in context

I cannot say she is guilty

lol. Why don't you debate with the lady who admitted the charge and suffocated her child? Tell her not to admit, she might not be guilty after all.

Hope she gets the sentence she deserves.

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