"Crap like this has to stop. People can make the claim all they want about "freedom" of speech, but broadcasting murder, in my opinion, is not a freedom of speech issue"
First off, I hate using JT's comment section. One of the worst designs out there.
Second, I remember a certain day in September of 2001 when the TV stations in my country, USA, played video footage, over and over again for days on end, of THOUSANDS of people getting murdered. No one back then made any attempt to silence those who choose to watch or distribute what happened that day. It's unbelievable how authoritarian NZ has become.
While I find this man's views to be disgusting, there is NO crime here.
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There isnt a lucrative cocaine market in Japan.
If these were gram sized packets or larger, then it could have easily been lucrative. Some people use coke on a regular basis in Japan. 246 grams, likely over 8,000yen/gram and you're talking close to 2 million. Probably not his first time carrying and definitely not a good way to go out.
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It's laughable that so many people seem to think it's a good idea to allow millions of people to pour into a country illegally. Mexico is a literal narco state. The depravity of these gangs is appalling. What they do is pure EVIL. Even all the resort areas Americans visit year after year for Spring break are run by the cartels.
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Police are really going to spend time finding out where they got it? It's not rocket science. Go to Roppongi, talk to the Nigerians, exchange money. But seriously, these pot laws are asinine. 2020 is coming right around the corner and you better believe all sorts of people will be smoking up when they come visit for the Olympics. Oh and apparently Chinese-style censorship is in style now on this website.
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How many 5 year old girls get raped and impregnated? Pretty sure 5 year olds can't ovulate.
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Baloney wipeout. No one is arguing against people having sex. What people are arguing against is snuffing the life out of a tiny human being. Man up and woman up if you get pregnant or get someone pregnant. Also, killing a child is NOT a right. People who support abortion are mentally defective. And let's not mention the double standards that apply to women who choose to kill their babies. The father has no final say the kid lives or dies, but if momma wants to do the right thing and carry the child, guess who's on the hook for 18 years of child support.
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Such a barbaric act that modern society allows to happen. I get the rape and incest arguments, but if you really don't want kids, why are you screwing someone without protection?
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I never have, and never will, legal or not.
I was never really friends with her after that.
Wow, you sound like a fun person to be around.
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What nonsense of a article. The only really important thing is how well they can serve tea.
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lincolnman, You're pretty shallow if you want to compare people who support the US president to white supremacists. Guess all the black, hispanic, asian, and arab Trump supporters are white supremacists too, right?
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Alright! Finally my town (Oyama-cho) makes the news for something. But seriously, truckers here in Japan seemed very short tempered. Probably due to the insane overtime and irregular hours they work. Definitely not a great job for your mental and physical health.
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Almost got a big buck near Mt Fuji last Saturday. We were coming up a hill and had the sunlight right in our eyes when it saw us. Couldn't get a shot in time, just too quick. But, now we know where he lives. I'm sure he'll be back around there again.
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What a pathetic excuse for a father and mother. Your most important job as a parent is to protect your children from harm. Absolutely disgusting! And isn't there another child these monsters had?
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Government jobs seem to be doing alright. But then again, they aren't really producing anything are they?
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For someone with such a good life, Aso always seems to looked pissed off.
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I can't get my head around this. Non-citizens can buy property in other countries. All this does is create real estate bubbles in certain markets. Screwing over the locals who don't have the means to afford buying.
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Why doesn't the US gov't just let everybody from every country in? No borders, no walls, no waiting to get in. No need to integrate and fit in with "current" population. It can be a big free for all. People can just take whatever they like, live where ever they want, and do what ever they want since the country will be for everyone. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with that?
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This story pisses me off so much! If that was one of my daughters, I'd know exactly what I'd do when this slime bag is released from prison. Intentional act or not, he doesn't deserve life anymore.
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Back in 2006, I got orders to work at the US Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria. We'd take over receiving calls from the operators after hours. Every single week there would be people calling us with stories just like this. They even had a very popular song back then called Yahooze by Olu Maintain talking about scamming people.
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Tell your father.
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Men see scantly clad women and get sexually aroused. Kind of obvious, I know.
My daughters are in a dance group and recently had a performance. A LOT of the girls were dressing way to sexual in my opinion. Talked about this with the J-wife and she didn't seem too bothered by it. Keep in mind, I'm talking about elementary age kids here.
This is why I'm teaching my girls to fight. I want them to be ready and able to defend themselves if someone decides to touch them.
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Went to the mall in Odawara City a while back and they had some idol girl on a stage performing. Seeing a large crowd of middle aged men chanting and drooling over some real young girl was by far one of the creepiest things I've seen in Japan. I had my two daughters with me at the time and told them to look at how ridiculous this whole industry is. I'd rather have them achieve something meaningful and beneficial in life than to be gawked at and seen as eye candy by a bunch of perverts.
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What a great idea! I'm not sure why I didn't think of doing something similar myself. Maybe I'll go down the road from my place and start charging motorists on R246 to pay up before leaving Shizuoka-ken.
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"And no comparisons between marijuana and alcohol, please."
Yet one is legal and the other is not. How about we compare marijuana to tobacco instead? Should the governments around the world criminalize tobacco? The recreational use of marijuana is NOT a big deal. Just like drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are not a big deal. Legalizing it doesn't negate the harm that it can cause. People operating heavy machinery or vehicles shouldn't be high while doing so. Young people whose brains are still developing shouldn't be getting baked all the time either. But what gives you the right to dictate what PLANTS another adult can use? What makes YOU so superior than your fellow human beings to hold a view like that? Answer is: you're not. Authoritarian ideas like yours need to be relegated to the dustbin of history.
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Or they could just cut back spending on so many useless things. Just a thought. But hey while we're talking about taxes, don't stop at 10%, lets just make it a cool 100% rate. Because it's fun having to pay double the price.
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@showchinmono "Folks, how exactly are you or your family members affected by the cabinet's shameful conditions like in the photograph? or by long-lasting one-party dictatorship? How exactly do you want to change Japan?"
That's exactly what I'm sitting here thinking while reading through these comments. And Aly Rustom saying there's no way he'd raise his kids here, why not? Is Canada really that much better? I'm from the US (J-wife and fam too), but to me Japan seems like a much better place to raise my kids. Although I did grow up near gangland Chiraq so maybe that's why. These issues regarding foreign workers coming here are certainly not going to effect me on any sort of level. My real issue with this though is the exploitation that we all know is going to increase.
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"But Hollywood types should be honest and admit that they are not as inclusive as they claim."
Bingo! They all seem to put themselves on a pedestal as if we need to idolize them for some reason. But, in the end, after initially not giving in to the perpetual outrage mob, Kevin apologized.
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I swear to god if one of my children every has something like this happen to them, the LAST thing the perp will need to worry about is being disciplined by their employer.
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