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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 2-year jail term for Kelly See in context

One question: why isn't Saikawa being prosecuted as well? Saikawa was just as much in a position to know.

Because he was given immunity in exchange for cooperating with the prosecution, that's why. As were some of those other scum bags like hari nada I believe.

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Posted in: Woman arrested on 2nd charge of abandoning infant’s body at home 3 years ago See in context

Ever heard of a condom, you useless human parasite? Give her lobotomy so she doesn't have the mental capacity to ever reproduce again.

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Posted in: Apple pie ice cream bars arrive in Japan and they’re superb See in context

I'm eating one right now as we speak. It is indeed quite soft and tasty. I'm quite impressed.

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Posted in: 78-year-old man arrested over death of housing complex resident in Yokohama See in context

If the guy was making noise with his lawn mower at 11 pm instead of 11 am, I could understand the annoyance. But 11 am on a Saturday is nothing to get upset like that about. I hope this old POS rots in jail.

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Posted in: 77-year-old man fatally stabbed by son See in context

Just curious, why did the writer consider the fact he's unemployed be the most important information besides his age? Is it relevant at all?

You sound like you either don't live in Japan, are relatively new to the country, or have never read Japanese media before. It is very common for local media outlets to report whether a suspect is employed or unemployed. These English articles often translate the Japanese articles directly, including the part about employment.

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Posted in: Fashion icon Naomi Watanabe has a reassuring anecdote for Japanese people in the U.S. See in context

 I think that what must have happened is that lots of our Japanese ancestors must have moved to New York and had great relations there, and built up this great reserve of trust. It makes me want to follow their example and be a great, kind person, as another Japanese person.”

What the heck did I just read...sounds like a first grader said this...

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor who bit Olympian's gold medal offers to take 3-month pay cut See in context

I could care less about that retarded gold medal. What annoys me are his inappropriate sexual remarks which go unpunished. That should be more than enough reason to resign and even face prosecution.

And this...

Kawamura, however, ruled out resigning, saying he "wants to continue serving the citizens of Nagoya."

That's not your decision to make. Let the people decide that, you CLOWN.

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Posted in: Japanese companies to be banned from locking cell phone SIM cards See in context

MVNO and 5 years on are all more expensive than the new MVNO plans from the big three carriers.

Thanks for letting me know. I had no idea since I haven't checked this stuff after switching. But to be honest, I'm content with what I have now as it meets my needs both in terms of price and service.

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Posted in: Japanese companies to be banned from locking cell phone SIM cards See in context

I switched over from AU to Mineo about 5 years ago and have since never looked back I usually pay about 1500 yen per month now, which increases depending on how many calls I make. Internet is limited to about 5 GB per month and is a bit slow at times, but Mineo offers different ways, both free of charge and paying, to get more data if needed.

I remember the process at the time being a bit tedious, as I needed to get a MNP, and a my first ever Japanese credit card too. That process in itself took a bit of time, but I made it eventually and saw it through because I knew the cheaper fees would be worth it.

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Posted in: Immigration agency admits to mistreatment of Sri Lankan before her death See in context

Let me help with the value ranking from most valued to least.

Politicians

Elite bureaucrats

Regular bureaucrats

Connected business "man"

Businessman

Regular office worker (male)

Regular citizens (male)

Regular citizens (female)

Mizushobai worker (bar or even pachinko, etc...)

Ainu

Former Burakumin descendants

Yakuza

Dogs, cats.

Wagiu cattle

Caucasian foreigners

Non caucasian foreigners

I may have missed a few but I think it is accurate.

So where does that put regular male office workers who are caucasian?

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Posted in: Immigration agency admits to mistreatment of Sri Lankan before her death See in context

Let me help with the value ranking from most valued to least.

Politicians

Elite bureaucrats

Regular bureaucrats

Connected business "man"

Businessman

Regular office worker (male)

Regular citizens (male)

Regular citizens (female)

Mizushobai worker (bar or even pachinko, etc...)

Ainu

Former Burakumin descendants

Yakuza

Dogs, cats.

Wagiu cattle

Caucasian foreigners

Non caucasian foreigners

I may have missed a few but I think it is accurate.

So where does that put regular office workers tgat caucasian

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

We have gone way past the point where anything said by Suga should be quickly and completely ignored

For that matter, anything by japanese government can and should be ignored. I'll give them credit for the company-wide vaccines while they lasted, but everything else by them is an,utter farce.

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Posted in: Amazon's mission: Getting a 'key' to your apartment building See in context

This is where I will give Japanese companies like Yamato and Sagawa credit. They usually do a bang up job. I wonder why Amazon in the US can't make deliveries like the Japanese companies do in Japan, like only delivering the package when someone is present, or liaising with nearby stores or drop off points to have it delivered there. In that regard, conbinis and PUDO stations are a great option in Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus restrictions, Olympics See in context

It’s easy to blame these people for being selfish but context is important.

The government asks the people to stay home, refrain from drinking and enjoying entertainment outside of the home. Given the current pandemic, that’s a fair request.

However, the same government is prioritizing an event that clearly will heighten the risks of infection and is purposely ignoring the will of the majority of people.

In addition the same government continues to put people in harm’s way by not mandating mandatory work from home policies, stuffing them into trains every morning and as salt on the wound, try to take away the few joys that people have in an already stressful society.

Not just that. That same government repeatedly gets caught doing the exact opposite of what it wants its citizens to do. That's rubbing salt, lemon juice, and vinegar in the wound all at once.

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Posted in: Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus restrictions, Olympics See in context

At this stage, I just don't care any more. Let the people drink if they so choose. Not only is the govt holding those bloody olympics, but let us not forget that this very govt got caught MORE than once going out partying with its own people in drinking establishments during the SOE when they were asking the citizens not to. Hypocrisy of the highest order. No one should take these idiots seriously. Just ignore whatever they say and do as you please. They only have themselves to blame.

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Posted in: Gov't asks airlines to halt new bookings as Olympic traffic rises See in context

The Japanese government has asked airlines to halt new bookings by the general public for flights arriving in Japan during the period when arrivals of athletes and delegation officials for the Tokyo Olympics increase

Or else what?? If I were an airline, I'd give the japanese government the middle finger. Asking airlines to bend over backwards so the government can have its way with their RETARDEDLY stupid olympics nobody wanted? Nah.

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Posted in: Man arrested over fatal assault of acquaintance See in context

To alcohol... The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems!

Another Simpsons fan, I see;)

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Posted in: Japanese lawmakers earned average of ¥24.16 million last year See in context

5x the average wage is a big differential, but nothing like you see in the private sector, particularly in other countries.

We're not talking about the private sector here, but about government elected officials. Two different things.

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Posted in: Japanese lawmakers earned average of ¥24.16 million last year See in context

They were paid that amount, they did not earn it in the majority of cases.

In any of the cases. I work in IT recruitment, and for people to be earning 24M yen as a total salary package, they need to be highly performing sales people or director level sales people who consistently hit or overachieve their targets. These cockroaches in this article, starting with Senile Suga as an example, are barely worth 10% of their salaries.

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Posted in: Naked man detained after damaging car, attacking driver See in context

Why don’t news stories specify each time the perpetrator is Japanese?

Probably because we are in Japan, so Japanese getting arrested is commonplace. When a non-Japanese gets arrested, which is unusual, they mention the nationality. I actually think this way is better than just saying "a foreigner got arrested"

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Posted in: What's your situation concerning vaccination against the coronavirus? See in context

I'm surprised to see 43% still haven't been notified.

I received my vaccination voucher in the mail last week, and i'm a foreigner too. And just one day later, our company announced it received a slot to get vaccinated as a company. We all got our first shot of the moderna vaccine yesterday. I did feel some side effects though, like pain in my arm, and a bit of fever/tiredness. Still feeling it today too.

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Posted in: Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma See in context

Lorem ipsum.......

So how much did he pay to the family of the one boy? Was it $12 million? or $13?

MJ and his team didn't want to go to court at that time as the boy was able to describe Michael's private parts, including some unusual skin blemishes in great detail.

I guess you think OJ was innocent too? :)

Ah, the classic comparison with the OJ Simpson case. It always comes up when people talk about MJ. Look at the evidence that was presented in court before you jump to conclusions. One case isn't the other.

As for the pay off, I assume you're thinking about the Jordan Chandler incident back in the 90s. Yes, he did paid him off, but in an interview he once said that he regretted that. His entire team wanted him to just pay off the victim so he could continue making music and money, and that a court case would take too long and be too costly. MJ complied against his own judgement. You like to pin the blame on MJ, but why did the family even consider accepting money from someone and not fight it out in court instead if they knew he was guilty? Ever considered that? A recording was also found of Evan in the past where straight up said stuff like "I'll be rich! No one will ever believe him!", referring to MJ in an attempt to extort money from him. Also FYI, Jordan Chandler's father Evan Chandler committed suicide in 2009, and him and Jordan were said to not have spoken to each other after that pay off. Coincidence? I think not .

Look it up yourself if you don't believe me.

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Posted in: Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma See in context

Michael Jackson surrounded himself with hoards of paparazzi. He knew exactly what he was doing in regards to having his children photographed

Completely false. Being as famous (and at times eccentric) as he was, the paps followed him wherever HE went. He went in disguises very often to not be recognized. And as for his kids, he covered them with masks when they were younger to avoid others recognizing them.

That MJ was a serial child abuser that used his wealth and fame to get away with it.

You must have conveniently missed that trial he was on in 2005 where he was found not guilty on all counts.. And no, he wasn't cleared of all charges just because he was famous. There was no evidence to be found to the contrary, and the witnesses that accused him were found to have lied. If you don't believe me, then I suggest you look it up yourself. Look up the court transcripts, and search for interviews of his lawyer Thomas Mesereau.

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Posted in: 4 directors call for Toshiba shake-up in revolt after explosive probe See in context

In 2017, however, battered by accounting scandals and massive writedowns on its U.S. nuclear reactor business, Toshiba had to quickly seek a large capital injection from overseas investors. As a result, activist investors are estimated to account for 25% of Toshiba's shareholder base.

So, Japan inc. desperately wants foreigners to bail them out financially because they themselves are utterly incompetent and extremely corrupt. But once that has happened, they want no interference from them so they can keep running their corrupt little business as they see fit and even threaten them by using their government buddies (nissan and Carlos Ghosn, anyone?). This is absolutely scandalous. I would never invest another cent in an establishment like that. That said, I hope this can be the start of positive reforms.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,010 new coronavirus cases; record high 712 in Hokkaido See in context

Yup, everything is fine! No reason to cancel the Olympics here, nope. Just keep on going, maybe get those trains a bit more crowded for good measure.

That reminds me, those cancerous idiots in the govt never apologized for the chaos caused by reducing the trains right after GW, nor did the senile and utterly incompetent PM ever apologize for his recent highly insensitive remarks on the nurses and their holidays. Pack of scumbags rotten to the absolute core.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

The difference is we actually think and dare to challenge the norm. If it will disturb the Wa but will serve a better good, then so be it, right? The government will have no one to blame but themselves if cases spike in the next few days. The people can only stay disciplined and put up with restrictions for so long.

Yeah I see your point. Except, the govt is unlikely to take any blame because of their sheer arrogance. I bet that come Monday, they will all be like "well gee, we just don't get it. We reduced the trains during GW and asked, no urged the people to restrict their movements. But they didn't listen to us. They're clearly not cooperating. We will need to have another press conference announcing meetings to think about thinking about raising more awareness and more urging"

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

How can it be that a lot of posters on JT are able to see this coming from miles away, yet the people who are supposed to run this country, aren't? Mind boggling.

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Posted in: Ishikawa town builds giant squid with COVID relief funds See in context

Lovely...not.

I bet they're going to apply for unesco status next.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor says mutant strains of COVID-19 becoming dominant See in context

She urged people to curtail movement as a way to limit the spread.

How about you lead by example and urge your little politician friends to do this first, huh?

Japan had hoped a "short and powerful" emergency would contain a fourth wave of infections just under three months before Tokyo is set to host the Olympic Games from July 23.

The stupidity of that statement is on par with that senile strawberry picker suga expecting nurses to help out at the olympics because he HEARD they were on leave. God, the fact that you think it's OK to HOPE something will be effective is is so damn irresponsible! You really shouldn't be running the govt at all!

"Based on the analyses from various angles, my thinking is that we need an extension of the state of emergency," Koike said.

Oh, STFU you ugly old witch. You analyzed nothing. It's obvious to anyone with half a brain.

"The Tokyo 2020 Games are a highly significant event that serves as a beacon of hope for the world."

No, the games are only highly significant for you and your corrupt little friends and the IOC. Knock it off with this BS of using the games for anything else. You all ought to be thrown in jail for grand misuse of public funds.

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Posted in: Japanese schoolgirl and karate teen subdue violent shoplifter See in context

Wow! They have security guards in combinis in Yokohama? Tough neighborhood!

Did you read past the first paragraph? It's literally written in the second paragraph that it wasn't a conbini.

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