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Posted in: Gov't eyes punishment for refusal to comply with COVID-19 measures See in context

And what now remains of the Suga Cabinet's credibility will go gone down the toilet!!

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Posted in: Male-only rule should be prioritized in imperial succession: Suga See in context

Suga's approval rating is gonna hit the ground after this!

Return of the revolving-door souridaijin!!

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dies at 75 See in context

Another Star Wars personality is now among the stars...(:_;)

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Posted in: Body of missing 14-year-old Nara girl found in mountains near her home See in context

jpn_guyToday  09:23 pm JST

Hi Japan Today. It is well established that reporting suicide causes more suicide. Yes, that is correct. Research shows that when there are more stories of suicide in the news, suicide rates go up.

As other posters have mentioned, it is standard practice to include helpful contact information for suicidal people in a piece like this. All news organizations that wish to be taken seriously do this.

Similarly, it is now standard practice not to provide details on how the deceased passed since it may encourage people to copy the method. It is certainly completely unacceptable to provide information on the precise tool used to carry out the act as you have done here.

Please take a look at how the BBC, for example, reports these tragedies.

Of course, this approach will sometimes leave the more certain readers wondering about the details, but if it is proven that leaving out the details saves lives, perhaps you might want to follow this approach.

As I am not a journalist or a professional in a related field, I cannot point you to the precise research that concluded detailed reports on suicide literally result in more people dying, but I am sure the various journalistic and professional associations to which you belong to can point you in the right direction so as to bring your reporting into line with international standards.

Thank you. I hope you can take this on board.

A poor young girl is dead! Please show some respect!

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Posted in: Body of missing 14-year-old Nara girl found in mountains near her home See in context

My God. My condolences to Hiiro's family, friends, neighbours and schoolmates.

RIP young Hiiro...

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Posted in: Biden predicts victory as his lead over Trump grows See in context

Who's the third candidate on the right hand side?

That's Sawamura Midori, the virtual newsreader for Kyodo News.

Personally, she would made a great candidate...for the next Prime Minister of Japan.

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Posted in: Who would you like to see become Japan's next prime minister after Shinzo Abe? See in context

Ishiba Shigeru

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving fetus in suitcase in Nagoya See in context


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Posted in: Parents arrested for abusing 3-year-old son See in context

These animals are scum of the earth. They should be sterilized and jailed for a minimum of 40 years.

Forget sterilization and prison! Just let the Coronavirus kill them off!

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Posted in: Anime voice actors need loans; face 'dangerous levels of poverty' during pandemic, union says See in context

Stay strong, guys! Ganbatte! All of us Otaku and music fans around the World are behind you!!

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Posted in: Youth commits suicide in Tokyo Juvenile Classification Home See in context

What is a "Juvenile Classification Home"? Is that like the Japanese version of juvie?

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Posted in: 39-year-old man arrested for abusing 3-year-old stepdaughter See in context

Someone ought to slap him! Like the Tochigi Governor!!

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Posted in: Heartwarming winter anime is also a McDonald’s Japan commercial See in context

I saw that commercial online! It was heartwarming and beautiful! Three girlfriends stopping at a Mickey D's on a chilly wintry evening. Such angelic singing voices, too.

Makes me want a Guracoro burger, too!

Too bad I live in the States, though.

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Posted in: Tokyo gubernatorial election likely to be on July 5, 2020 See in context

The Governor of a Japanese prefecture is the equivalent of a US State Governor.

Anything and everything pertaining to a Governor is "gubernatorial".

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Posted in: Japan to tighten gasoline sale rules after Kyoto arson attack See in context

If I were you, I'd start shopping for an ELECTRIC-ONLY car!

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Posted in: Woman in her 80s hit, killed by train in Tokyo See in context

Selfish. That's the only way to describe it. She could have done this at home and not inconvenienced others.

To say that about a poor, desperate elderly woman! SHAME ON YOU!!

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Posted in: More details emerge over Kawasaki stabbing rampage, killer See in context

My prayers and condolences to the families of Hanako Kuribayashi and Satoshi Oyama.

May they both rest in serene peace.

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Posted in: 16 schoolgirls, 2 adults stabbed in rampage in Kawasaki; 1 child, 1 man dead See in context

My prayers to all those who were attacked. Especially the innocent children!

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Posted in: Gov't shelves bill on stricter copyright control See in context

Our fanfictions, fanarts and doujinshi are safe.....for now!

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Posted in: Abe suggests he won't seek 4th term as LDP president See in context

It's about time for him to "pass the baton". Even PMs get older, too.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for child abuse after throwing TV remote control at 8-year-old daughter See in context

There's a special place in Hell for heartless, abusive parents like her!!

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Posted in: 15-year jail term sought for comic magazine editor over death of wife See in context

Give the creep LIFE!!

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

Emperor Akihito was only a schoolboy during the War.

The son shouldn't need to apologise or atone for his father's involvements.

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Posted in: Threatening letters, possibly containing cyanide, sent to drug firms, newspaper See in context

"Won" is South Korean money. The perpetrator(s) may be Korean.

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Posted in: Convenience stores to stop selling adult magazines by end of August See in context

Won't this lead to a black market or something?

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Posted in: Hillenburg, SpongeBob SquarePants creator, dies at 57 See in context

Thank you, Stephen Hillenburg for bringing SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and all of Bikini Bottom's wacky characters to kids and grownups all over the World!

We'll never forget you!

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Posted in: Record 37,000 children suspected to have suffered abuse in Japan See in context

Normally, I oppose the use of capital punishment worldwide, but in the case of what happened to poor little Yua, I WILL make an exception for her heartless parents!

And believe me, there is a special place in Hell for people like the Funatos!

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Posted in: 45.2% do not view Abe cabinet reshuffle positively: poll See in context

That one lady in the photo? The new Revitalization Minister Satsuki Katayama?

In case many of you forgotten, she irked Anime, Manga and VOCALOID fans back in 2013!

Remember? https://soranews24.com/2013/07/07/the-untimely-demise-of-hatsune-miku/

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Posted in: Japanese media watchdog group publishes complaint about people who complain about anime See in context

I agree with the person who posted that complaint to the BPO. Late-night Anime should only for consenting adults. Parents should be in charge of what their kids watch on TV.

Oh, and Goodlucktoyou, the conbinis in Tokyo already got rid off the nudie mags. It's because of the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics.

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Posted in: He's a winner See in context

What a victory pose!!

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