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Posted in: 72-year-old man arrested for assaulting daughter-in-law, says he was fed up with her attitude See in context

I think that the old guy should be punished in accordance with the local law. Violence is always unacceptable, especially agains a woman. At the same time I think that she should pack up and leave. She should move out of that house immediately, without leaving behind anything that belongs to her, especially that shitty attitude of hers.

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Posted in: Ghosn granted release on ¥500 mil bail but can't contact wife See in context

Bail money do come back also under Japanese bail system...provided you don't lose your mind before the end of the ordeal...




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Posted in: Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days See in context

Finally a good news. Thanks God !!

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Posted in: Japanese money in offshore tax havens could solve a lot of problems at home See in context

200 trillion yen do not generate 60 trillion of tax for the Government. Let me try to elaborate on my assertion : even in the case of the most optimistic of the possible investment example in Japan you would only get about 7 to 8% return on your investment. For the sake of the example let's be even more optimistic and imagine an investment able to generate a 10% return on the initial invested capital. 10% on 200 trillion = 20 trillion taxable income (dividend). For investment gains like in the case of dividends your broker is requested by the Japanese Government to strip you dividend of a 20% tax (Shotoku-zei & Jumin-zei) before you even see any of your money. So 20% on 20 trillion yen is 4 trillion yen. Recap: bringing home (Japan) 200 trillion yen would at most generate 4 trillion yen a year in income and local Council tax revenue for the Government, definitely not 60 trillion a year.

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Posted in: Leicester crushes Swansea 4-0 to close in on 1st Premier League title See in context

I can't wait for Leicester to win the Premiere League.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing 86-year-old man on Jan 1 See in context

The old Romans used to say " In vino veritas " meaning that drunk people reveal their true state of mind. I can only assume that, because of his loneliness, the victim was sort of trapped into this "friendship" .

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Posted in: Man jumps to death from condo after stabbing wife See in context

True love is about wishing the good of the other. Even if your partner doesn't wanna be with you anymore. Anything other than that is just plain selfishness.

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Posted in: Japan should accept more refugees, fix asylum system: UNHCR See in context

My personal opinion on the matter is purely mathematical :

Many Muslims = Many problems

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Posted in: Tokyo Project helping homeless in Japan See in context

Helping people in need is always a good thing to do. Don't know how ? Just ask them " How are you ? " A toothless smile can be surprisingly heart warming and inspiring.

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Posted in: Shark sightings continue at beaches See in context

We can still go to the beach, chill out, have a few beers and a good time.

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Posted in: New cafe pairs men and women at random, provides coffee, cake & iPads to spark conversation See in context

If you ever see me entering in one of these "cafes" please stop me and gently slap me "Benny Hill style" toward the nearest "Kaiwa-school" where, on the other hand, you get paid to talk to women.

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Posted in: Couple held for refusing to pay hotel bill after 42-night stay See in context

I hope the judge asks "The Maedas" to repay the hotel. Since they seem to like the place so much perhaps they could work off their debt at the hotel they know so well.

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Posted in: Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10 billion See in context

I know that I might be out of line here but, is he wearing a wig ? You might think that with 10 billion dollars he could afford a better "hair do".

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Posted in: Bank of Japan cuts economic growth, inflation view See in context

I thought that the Japanese Government (Abe) wanted to prop inflation in order to keep under control the monstrous National debt. [ n (trillion yen of debt) - 2% ( "thanks" to inflation) = a lot less national debit "magically" disappearing ]

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Posted in: Nuclear reactor in Shikoku gets OK to restart from regulator See in context

So, little by little, they are restarting the old nuclear reactors in the same old facilities. Will the result be something similar to what we've already seen ?

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Posted in: Great potato salad comes down to how and when you season it See in context

It sounds gorgeous. I'm definitely gonna try this recipe.

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Posted in: How to resolve Japan's growing debt problems See in context

Tax more the "filthy" rich, tax less the average Joe (Taro), real tax brakes for families with kids and free decent kindergarden . Actually you could put the still "genki" elders who want to help in charge of the free kindergarden. I think that somewhere in the US are already trying something like this.

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Posted in: Shin-Koiwa Station going all out to prevent human injury and death See in context

To ensure zero falling from platforms the only solution is installing home doors. From time to time we might have to "endure" the occasional delay because the train has to go back to the exact spot to safely open its doors, but it's all for everybody's good. I remember when last summer year a young expecting mother passed out on a platform with no home doors. From the video footage we could see that she clearly fainted and her body was on the platform while her head was just hanging towards the tracks. Home doors would have saved her life. Let's stop the selfish comments and get these home doors installed, please.

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Posted in: Suicide bomber kills 8 at Nigerian bus station See in context

Most victims are women and children. Is this how they want to impose their "peace" ??

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Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet See in context

I'm not married...,and this isn't helping..

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Posted in: Man drives into 2 kids, father; then gets out and punches father See in context

I often feel unsafe when I have to walk on the streets where there is no sidewalk. So many of them, and so many potential psychos driving around. But in this case the father and the kids where walking on the sidewalk. I hope they'll get better soon. The driver needs some good old therapeutic rear kicking !

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Posted in: Mother jumps from roof while holding 17-day-old baby See in context

If the parents cannot cope with the kids they should think giving them up for adoption before hurting them. I know that many people are looking forward to adopting babies and give them a family and a chance in life. I know it because I'm one of them.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage See in context

...and I could have sworn that LGBT meant a " lettuce, guacamole, bacon, turkey " sandwich...

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Posted in: Japan signs arms deal with France to broaden military role See in context

Another step closer to war...

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Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol See in context

I think that "Hinkaku" lacks for sure. But not where one might think. Hakuho has dignity and should be taken as an example for many old folks.

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Posted in: Scores of elderly people tied to beds in unregistered facilities See in context

I think they should rename both the "carer" figure and the "facility" with something more appropriate and in line with the forceful manners and strict rules implemented. I'd rather be alone in my home that mistreated in one of these "facilities" .

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Posted in: Book containing Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Muhammad goes on sale See in context

Freedom of expression is so important that has to be protected even when it offends somebody. We must never force or threaten people in order to make them respect something or someone. Respect has to come from within a person, respect must not be pounded into a person's mind.

What kind of people would want to scare you into respecting them ?...Good people ?

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Posted in: The most annoying people you’ll meet at a Japanese fitness gym See in context

chatting up their buddies while sitting on the only bench in the place, and the rest of their “workout” enthusiastically blow-drying their testicles in the locker room....This made me laugh out loud and frown at the same time. Well done...

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Posted in: Kyoto taxi drivers reduce convenience store robberies by 48% by doing absolutely nothing See in context

It's actually a very good idea. Well done !...

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Posted in: Death toll in Greek ferry fire rises to 10 See in context

My condolences to the families of the deceased. Ships from different countries rushed in to help. A heartfelt thank you to all the people who helped rescuing the survivors.

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