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Posted in: Man arrested over fatal abuse of 82-year-old mother See in context

But he'll get a suspended sentence because the killer will deny intent, and the judge will "understand".

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Posted in: Author Murakami withdraws from consideration for alternative Nobel award See in context

Even if he withdraws from consideration, he could still win. Look at what happened to Bob Dylan.

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Posted in: Pop singer Amuro gives final performance in Okinawan hometown See in context

Do you really think this is the last we've seen of Amurochan? She's still very popular. I bet we have a comeback tour in a year or two.

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Posted in: Probe into foreigners' health insurance abuse stirs controversy See in context

My wife and I participate in the National Health Insurance program, and I think it's a great deal. Just yesterday my wife went to the hospital complaining of chest pains. She had an ECG, stress test, blood tests, ultrasound of her chest, doctor's consult, and a checkup which included BP check. All that would have cost us an arm and a leg in Los Angeles, but guess how much we paid...just a hair over $20. I kid you not. But we do have a monthly premium of about $300 for the both of us. BTW, she has no serious conditions.

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Posted in: Koike opens new Tokyo fish market after 2-year delay See in context

"Safety has been ensured, steps have been taken."

You remember that photo op of me walking over the site smiling and waving my hands don't you? Well I also stood there and clicked my heels three times, crossed the fingers on both my hands, threw some salt over my left shoulder, and had that lady from the Poltergeist movie declare "This site is clean."

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Posted in: U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka gets hero's welcome in Japan See in context

"When I came here, and there were a lot of people waiting at the airport, I was really surprised and happy"

Well you sure couldn't have told that by looking at her face. She didn't smile or wave or anything. She just walked by the crowd like any other passenger, except that she was escorted.

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Posted in: Actress Yoshiko Mita’s son arrested for 4th time for using stimulant drugs See in context

Keep arresting him, keep letting him go, he'll keep doing it

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing university student in his car See in context

Maybe, just maybeeeeee, he watched 50 Shades of Gray too many times.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing university student in his car See in context

"Your honor, yes I stabbed her but I wasn't trying to kill her, I just wanted her to listen to me."

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing university student in his car See in context

Why do so many resort to violence when they get rejected, just move on if she doesn't like you

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Posted in: Former Morning Musume singer arrested over hit-and-run incident See in context

Thankfully nobody died, money will be paid and the charges will be dropped, as one of the other posters said. But I sincerely hope I don't accidentally run across her fake crying apology in the news later on cuz I'll probably throw something at the TV set

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Posted in: 4 Japanese to be tried in Indonesia for alleged immigration offense See in context

This makes me wonder how many hundreds or thousands of Indonesians are staying illegally in Japan

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Posted in: Cleaning up Tokyo's beaches: An Olympic task See in context

I went to Odaiba beach about two years ago. I was surprised at how black the water seemed, at how the stench of sewage wafted through the air, and at the signs warning that swimming was not allowed. But I do have to admit the city views are awesome!

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Posted in: Police on lookout for Arashi 'fan' who stole articles about group from public library See in context

I bet it was one of the Arashi members, trying to breathe some life back into slumping popularity with this sensational news story.

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Posted in: Police on lookout for Arashi 'fan' who stole articles about group from public library See in context

He wasn't doing it because he likes Arashi, he's trying to do us all a favor and get rid of them

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Posted in: Child abuse cases at orphanages, foster families rise in Japan See in context

@ toshihiro - there's a big difference between fostering and adopting. Foster parents take care of children until someone else adopts them. They get paid for doing this unless I'm mistaken.

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Posted in: Typhoon death toll reaches 11; thousands being transported from Kansai airport See in context

"...and ordered his government to take all necessary measures to protect residents.". Ahahahahahaaaa WTF are they going to do? Blatant lip service.

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Posted in: Mother, infant son found dead after going missing on Sept 1 See in context

Sadly, This comes as no surprise given the information in the first article. Condolences to the husband and son, may they be comforted.

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing Tokyo convenience store with nose hair trimmer See in context

@ maybe - my comment about being funny was about the way the story was written not the fact that there was a robbery

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing Tokyo convenience store with nose hair trimmer See in context

A funny and well-written article

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Posted in: Police officer cleared of indecency charges after riding train with pants’ zipper open See in context

I like that line "contents plainly visible"

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Posted in: 2 dead, many injured as typhoon hits western Japan, shuts down Kansai airport See in context

But at the time of this posting, it's still sitting offshore just spinning its Wheels hopefully it'll die out and not hit the already flood-damaged areas or Southern Japan

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Posted in: Employee of broadcaster TBS arrested on suspicion of kidnapping teenage girl See in context

While I agree with you guys in theory, the very definition of the word kidnap includes coaxing or enticing them to go willingly.

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Posted in: Employee of broadcaster TBS arrested on suspicion of kidnapping teenage girl See in context

"Kyo has denied the charge" because he didn't realize that the charge of kidnapping includes enticing the girl to come willingly

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Posted in: Part-time convenience store worker arrested for stealing ¥2 mil from store See in context

Just plain dumb

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Posted in: 18-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of cyclist See in context

Again the important part is The "Reckless disregard" which must be determined by the courts

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Posted in: 18-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of cyclist See in context

@ simon - thank you for your post but I was talking about laws in the states I have no experience with Japanese law

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Posted in: 18-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of cyclist See in context

@ Stranger - if the person acts with reckless disregard (as in striking someone with their vehicle and not stopping to help) and that reckless disregard results in the death of another, he can very well be charged with and convicted of murder. Of course that would be for the courts to decide

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Posted in: 18-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of cyclist See in context

That law needs to be changed. Why protect the privacy of a murderer?

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Posted in: Cash stolen from parked taxi in 11 seconds in Sapporo See in context

I really ought to read the entire article before making a comment.

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