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Posted in: Dolphin hunt film canceled in Tokyo after protests See in context

smithinjapan:

I personally think the people should have a right to see it and decide for themselves.

this little statement says a lot about the real issue at hand here. well put, I completely agree.

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Posted in: Photographer charged over nude photos at cemetery See in context

Honestly I think it would be a crime to send an artist to prison for taking nude photos.

agreed, though I daresay he's done the right thing in showing remorse and apologizing for his actions - he won't do any time. the publicity surrounding the arrest will also likely result in advancing his fan-base, both here and around the world.

that said, considering other all the heinous acts that we've been reading about recently, this seems like (yet another) huge waste of judicial time and resources.

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Posted in: Noriko Sakai angry at estranged husband's behavior See in context

with little or no emphasis on education, harm reduction and rehabilitation, a problem like this will only continue to grow and grow in any society. what's worse is that the myths surrounding "the evil drug scourge" are perpetuated by narrow-minded people that are happy to be force-fed misinformation by media outlets that sensationalize stories like these.

I think it's great that sakai is making progress with getting her life back on track, with any luck she'll eventually serve to (help) educate the public about the reality and dangers of recreational drug use (in japan).

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Posted in: Man arrested for taking police motorcycle for joyride See in context

awesome... haha

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Posted in: 5 students caught breaking 104 school windows 'just for fun' See in context

kids do dumb things. for these guys to have been arrested there must have been some pretty serious stuff happen beforehand.

my question is, does this mean they are in daiyo kangoku?

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Posted in: Roppongi police hold anti-drug event See in context

fail..

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Posted in: JR employee caught taking up-skirt photos with mobile phone camera See in context

the "nuisance prevention law"!

It'd be interesting to know exactly what behavior falls into this ambiguous little chestnut.

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Posted in: Scott Murphy strikes gold with series of J-pop cover albums See in context

Yeah a very cerdible musician, covering well known songs that will appeal instantly due to their popularity.

he's done a lot of stuff before coming here, did you even read the article?

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Posted in: Scott Murphy strikes gold with series of J-pop cover albums See in context

good on him. the j-pop industry is a complete farce, though it sounds as if he actually has some credibility to his musicianship, even if he is doing j-covers..

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Posted in: Sakai, Fujiwara to host Japan Record Awards See in context

what an honour, not..

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Posted in: Becky beckons See in context

rubbish airline, craptastic service, and extra fees up the hoo-ha. you get what you pay for though I guess.

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Posted in: Man gets 17 yrs for fatally abusing girlfriend's 2 daughters See in context

this is sick, how on earth would one come up with a 17 year sentence as punishment for the lives of 23 children?

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Posted in: Welcome from NoriP See in context

sorry for the double post, but..

What sort of role model does this person offer?

she is a person that has made a mistake, and she can at least effectively vouch for the devastation that this mistake has brought to her life. I daresay that she can offer a whole lot more to the cause of drug prevention than can any squeaky clean advocate that knows little more than what they have been fed by texts or the media.

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Posted in: Welcome from NoriP See in context

If this hardcore druggie is to star in any form of video, shouldn't it be one related to convicted felons who have been sent down for 5-8 years hard labor. Or she might be given a staring role in a documentary, playing the part of a pumped up junkie who neglects their children to the point of endangerment?

"hardcore druggie" describes someone on the present tense, do you really think that she is using hardcore drugs now?

your other comments are throwaway at best, and communicate little more than your close mindedness towards issues surrounding people with drug convictions.

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Posted in: If Tatsuya Ichihashi continues to refuse food and refuse to talk about the murder of Lindsay Ann Hawker, what do you think prosecutors should do? See in context

What prosecutors & police should be doing is telling Ichihashi the evidence they have on him!!

yeah but they won't play their trump card until they have to. they'll use their extention period to extract what they can, it's all cat and mouse, with very little thought put into time management or resource effectiveness. also just remember, western logic doesn't necessarily play a part in this pantomime..

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Posted in: ICHIHASHI ARRESTED BY POLICE IN OSAKA See in context

I wonder if he was in handcuffs. You couldn't tell from the TV coverage of them transporting him to Shin-Osaka station.

ahem, you can be pretty certain that he was cuffed as well as roped to the bloke that was holding the jacket over his head.

They had the same trouble with Joji Obara and Lucy Blackman, I recall.

the obara case was a lot more complicated than this, and he was given life sentence for everything else that was proven. that said, maybe he would have been put to death if he wasn't acquitted for the blackman murder as well. with the profile that this case has, ;et's hope they don't screw it up..

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Posted in: ICHIHASHI ARRESTED BY POLICE IN OSAKA See in context

fantastic news..

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