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Posted in: Abe urges Putin to fulfill 'historical duty' to sign peace treaty See in context

Japan lost the war and were dealt severe penalties they shouldn't never have accepted but they did.

One of the penalties was letting the US military troops occupy Japanese soil and the other involved giving up territory, both penalties are still in effect today.

Russia offered the Japanese government two islands a while back but greedy Abe-chan declined that offer.

Now the Japanese government must bide their time until Russia offers something to them again and take it, Abe-chan is in no position to urge Putin to do anything.

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Posted in: Suspect detained over stabbings at Ibaraki farmhouse See in context

The first person the police arrested in AUM's nerve gas attack in 1994 was a local guy -- on the grounds he had agricultural chemicals in his shed. He was 100% innocent.

Sometimes the police get it wrong, it happens in every country around the world and forensics luckily have come a very long way since 1994.

 Haven't you heard anything about forced confessions in Japan?

I am not going to hold the entire Japanese police force accountable for a few wrongful actions in the past by a few rotten apples.

The likelihood of someone sneaking into your home and stabbing you to death is extremely remote.

Without crime statistics we can't know for sure but these type of crimes where a burglar enters an unlocked house often paired with violence are definitely being reported more frequently by the media in recent years whether it taking place in big cities such as Tokyo or in the countryside.

The depopulation of the countryside leaves an elderly population behind and these people are more vulnirable to people with criminal intent.

While Japan is still one of the safest countries in the world it is a sign of the times and people will have to learn to lock their doors and take additional safety measures it's just common sense this day and age.

For example we had the elderly person whose expensive bonzais were stolen a while ago and while he never felt the need to lock his garden before after this event for the first time in his life he had to invest in a security system.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya district is most famous for its iconic scramble crossing and the Hachiko statue. Do you ever go there to see or do anything else? See in context

I like watching the big neons screens and the way they reflect inside the puddles on a rainy night.

I also like the general atmosphere in the adjacent streets which contain some really interesting shops and restaurants.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy found hanging in classroom in Gifu See in context

We never really know what goes on in a person's mind even if everything looks perfectly fine on the outside.

If you are having psychological problems or know somebody who does please seek help and turn to a professionel.

Being confronted with a psychological illness is absolutely nothing to be ashamed about and it is really sad this still remains largely taboo in Japanese society.

I feel sorry for the tragic loss of a young life and my condolences to his family and friends.

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Posted in: There are people who cannot speak up because they have problems. I would like to protect students and workers in vulnerable positions. See in context

If LDP absolutely must insist on importing cheap labor to maximize Keidanren's profits the least you can do is give these people the same rights as Japanese laborers instead of exploiting them.

Happy workers provide for a happy society but disgruntled workers will cause chaos.

Good for them that they won't put up with being exploited.

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Posted in: K-pop and kimchi: Tokyo's 'Little Seoul' shrugs off spat See in context

The South Korean community in Shin Okubo are very decent and law-abiding citizens and set a good example for other foreign communities in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Japan won't join U.S.-led maritime coalition in Gulf: Yomiuri See in context

The Japanese government is set to make a final decision, including whether the plan is feasible, after the United Nations General Assembly later this month, the Yomiuri said.

So this can still go either way then.

Japan will not join a U.S.-led security mission to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, but will consider deploying its naval force independently,

I am sure the US government will spin this as Japan taking part in their coalition and I am sure Abe-chan and his LDP croonies would have absolutely no objections if they did.

Well, if Japan wants help in the future, don't count on it.

Japan and their SDF will be perfectly fine without the war mongering actions of the US government and soon the Japanese government can ask the US military troops to leave Japan for good.

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Posted in: U.S. teenager shoots dead 5 family members in Alabama See in context

@ Drako

Yes that will work because banning guns from society also implies that law enforcement is authorized to take guns away from criminals besides the mass shootings on a nearly basis are not the work of criminals but of adepts of the NRA and the 2nd amendment.

Guns are made with the sole intent of killing people so get rid of the guns and less people will be killed.

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Posted in: U.S. teenager shoots dead 5 family members in Alabama See in context

Isn't it about time we consider the NRA to be a terrorist organization seeing as their ideology is responsibe for domestic terror on an epic scale ?

Get rid of the 2nd second amendment, ban guns out of society and consequently put an end to the mass shootings on a nearly daily basis this isn't exactly rocket science people.

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Posted in: Mother admits neglect in death of 5-year-old daughter; feared husband's reprisals See in context

Wow! Some of the comments in this thread are horrid! This woman is the victim of some kind of morally retarded monster.

She let her child die so she is indeed a monster, parents are supposed to give their lives for their children there simply can't be any excuse to justify her actions.

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Posted in: Mother admits neglect in death of 5-year-old daughter; feared husband's reprisals See in context

In the end it is always the males their fault, at least that is the easy way out.

This father beat his daughter and stopped her from being fed properly so yeah I would say he was at fault to a higher degree than her mother.

Both are two utterly repulsive human beings responsible for the death of an innocent young girl.

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Posted in: Suspect detained over stabbings at Ibaraki farmhouse See in context

The posters here who dare to suggest that the Japanese police have solely arrested this man on the basis of being a foreigner combined with some flimsy circumstantial evidence are  just displaying idiocy at the highest level.

No they aren’t. Japan is still safe in ritual areas and people do still leave their doors unlocked.

Agreed but people should start looking their doors and invest in security measures because people with criminal intent, whether they are Japanese or foreign, know these abandoned rural communities inhabited by elderly people are a burglar's wet dream.

I hope the Japanese government does not forget about these people and continues to protect them.

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Posted in: Sumo champ Hakuho gets Japanese citizenship See in context

Why on earth would anyone non-Japanese want to become Japanese?

Because they love the country, it's people, culture and traditions and would like to be able to vote and help shape the Japan of tomorrow ?

Besides nobody residing in Japan is forced to take on the Japanese nationality as long as you abide to the rules.

Congratulations to Hakuho for becoming a Japanese citizen and I wish him the best of luck.

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Posted in: Suspect detained over stabbings at Ibaraki farmhouse See in context

These kinds of crimes were not really happening before to make it a necessity, locking the doors. But as everyone can see, the situation is changing

Yes indeed and besides it just common sense to lock your doors don't see any good reason why you wouldn't do that.

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Posted in: Mother admits neglect in death of 5-year-old daughter; feared husband's reprisals See in context

Both parents are obviously guilty and not fit to raise a child but there is no excuse for a mother not sticking up for her child and letting her die no matter what the circumstances.

There where so many things the mother could have done to protect her child from her monster of a father but she only thought about the repercussions to herself while she should have put her child's interests first.

She had been taken into the protective custody of a child welfare center in Kagawa twice. Another center in Tokyo tried to check on Yua in February last year, but the mother refused to let its officials see her.

A welfare ministry panel that looked into the matter concluded in a report in October that there had been insufficient liaison between the two centers.

What an enormous blunders committed by these government institutions leading to this tragedy.

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Posted in: Suspect detained over stabbings at Ibaraki farmhouse See in context

Wow! The evidence seems very circumstantial for him to have his name a nationality blasted all over the media.

If the police arrested this man on suspicion of this extremely cowardice attack on an elderly couple you can be sure they have well-founded reasons to do so and I am also sure the media checked their sources.

Police said Isao had more than 10 knife wounds to his chest and stomach and was declared dead at the scene. His wife Yuko was stabbed in the stomach and found in the corridor outside her bedroom

Reading this gives chills to my spine, how can you to this to a defenceless elderly couple ?

Investigators believe the killer probably entered the farmhouse through an unlocked door.

The Japanese government really has to begin a campaign to instruct people to lock their doors or these kind of crimes will happen more frequently in the future.

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Posted in: Tokyo police stepping up efforts to bolster multilingual assistance See in context

It's a good thing that the some amongst the Tokyo police force will learn some basic English to help tourists but that is as far as it should go.

Want to reside in Japan learn how to speak the language plain and simple.

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Posted in: What motivates Japanese to move overseas? See in context

I suppose the vast majority of people who leave Japan do so because of professionel reasons, others might have that "the grass is greener on the other side of the hill" mentality which for some of them will indeed appear to be true.

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Posted in: Japan's hunt for minke whales resume in coastal areas off Hokkaido See in context

No one has a right to judge another country on how they hunt or what meat they eat.

Yes they do every country has the right to criticize Japan for their extremely cruel and unnecessary whale hunting practices as does Japan has the right to criticize similar practices committed by other countries.

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Posted in: Fukushima seeks to show visitors brighter side through 'hope tourism' See in context

Please focus on bringing tourism back to Fukushima prefecture which lies in an absolutely beautiful region, plenty of things to see and to do I travelled inside Fukushima prefecture for quite a bit last year and had a really good time.

Do not send people to areas where it might still be dangerous as it would have a negative backlash on the whole region.

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Posted in: Japan corporate profits tumble in 2nd quarter on U.S.-China trade war See in context

12% drop is not a plunge!

Indeed but I bet Keidanren doesn't see it this way, you know their CEO's might not be able to buy their second yaughts this year...

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Posted in: Japan's hunt for minke whales resume in coastal areas off Hokkaido See in context

There is so much wrong with this picture I don't even know where to start.

Such a magnificent animal killed for no good reason at all, shame on you Japane government for allowing this to happen.

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Posted in: We are the only G7 member from Asia. We have to play a significant role in the group in dealing with the challenges that the East Asian region is facing. See in context

Yes Japan please pull out of this boy's club for globalists and try to collaborate more with your regional neighbors.

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Posted in: G20 labor ministers discuss aging workforce responses See in context

How to tame aging workforce : by making kids !

Yes but then the Japanese government have to take real measures to ensure a better balance between work and social life and for the moment this is not the case, in Japan you still live in order to work while you should work in order to live.

Furthermore we will only see the results of these measures at earliest in about 18 years time thus is not a short term solution.

A short term solution would be increasing the minimum wages so Japanese people can actually perform the jobs where there is a labor shortage and still have a decent life.

Another short term solution is help and activate the more than one milllion hikikomori in to the job market.

Finally the Japanse government should encourage and subsidize automation to replace manual labor.

These measures will prevent people from having to work untill they are 70+ years old so people can still enjoy a life after their professionel career.

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Posted in: UNHCR calls on Japan to do more as refugee approval rate 'quite low' See in context

Japan is treating this matter in the best possible way by giving substantial financial aid to the region.

Refugees should be supported in their own region where they speak the same language and share the same religion and values.

Furthermore there is a recent rise in violent attacks committed by refugees in Europe where a terrorist motive might be involved, why should the lives of people living in Japan be endangered ?

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Posted in: G20 labor ministers discuss aging workforce responses See in context

There are many ways to counter this problem and I sincerely hope they start looking at other options then importing hundreds of thousands of cheap laborers from abroad which will have a devastating impact on society.

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Posted in: One dead, nine wounded in France after knife attack See in context

I just saw this on the French morning journal, the man was a refugee without legal status and the case is being looked at by the French anti-terror unit.

We recently have seen an uprise in these kind of attacks in Europe l hope this trend does nit continue.

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Posted in: Whaling town Taiji begins dolphin hunt See in context

I love Japan's culture and tradition but this display of animal cruelty makes me sick to my stomach.

"Thanks to the security, we can do (hunting) with ease," said Teruto Seko, head of the fisheries cooperative.

Yeah you can be real proud if yourself...

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry requests record ¥5.32 trillion budget See in context

previously you said it was "pure comedy gold".

How is that even remotely insulting and besides the poster who insulted me was not the poster I responded to.

it,s not realistic, them neighbors most probably won,t jump on Japan

No they won't, pure fear mongering that's all it is.

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Posted in: Woman sues after hospital where she works publicly reveals she transitioned gender See in context

I don't know where you're posting from. The puritanism is not global law. It is not against any law in Japan. There are bathrooms, baths, etc, used by both (and any) genders. Before 1945, they had no concept of separating even in public places.

I have never been to any department store, hotel, restaurant, sports club, onsen,...in my 20 years in Japan where they had mixed bathrooms.

You have the very rare mixed onsen but they are almost extinct now.

Going inside the woman's bathroom as a man is not allowed pure and simple as they have no business being there.

He does a great job at cleaning the whole building.

I was referring to a strange man entering a woman's only bathroom and obviously not talking about authorized cleaning staff.

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