netflix has done a horrible job of promoting this in japan. it was released a few weeks ago with no fanfare. my wife saw it by accident last week. the 2 episodes we saw were so so. like they said above, japanese people aren't as expressive as 'muricans.
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oh come on. the verdict is pre-ordained. this is just all kabuki theater with the victims being used as pawns to once again bash japan.
what is this joke? Japan has no respect even for juridical system..?
what about SK having no respect for international treaties? what in that treaty gives SK the right to sue the japanese gov't now over compensation claims? it's utterly ridiculous that SK has no respect for the juridical (sic) system.
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Not sure why quite a few posters are lambasting the police here. They don't make the laws, and the laws right now make it legal for that man to drive.
But I gotta tell ya, every time I see an elderly driver while biking I watch them like a hawk. Unfortunately I don't have eyes in the back of my head :(
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my initial reaction was the same, but he is innocent until proven guilty
That's all fine and dandy if the defendant pleads "not guilty," but in this case, he has admitted guilt, with dozens of witnesses to prove his guilt. So then why go through with the charade? Hang him and get it over with.
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what is the hunger strike for? better medical care, a wider variety of goods purchasable at the commissary, or their long dentention?
and the article doesn't state that many of these people have been issued deportation orders after their visa expired but are now fighting it. so that's why they are being detained. this is a more balanced story: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190902/p2a/00m/0fe/009000c
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kohakuebisuToday 10:55 am JSTI agree that photos of the child should have been shown on the media much earlier, basically as soon as her disappearance was newsworthy
uhhhh, i guess you must have been sleeping that week, but her picture, and a video of her, was shown almost immediately after she went missing.
the funny thing about this story is that the father is almost nowhere to be seen, literally. even when he was interviewed by the media, only his torso was shown. the mother, on the other hand, has had no qualms about showing her face and being very active in the media and also handing out flyers in the local area.
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What he is doing isn't special or new. Many people that abuse, use, or murder people use a form of psychology that they have learned through trial and error. Some people actually study it.
you're not talking about serial killers. you are talking about simple murder.
and i never said that no one has ever used this technique. yubaru said that "most serial killers" use this technique. i beg to differ. i said only a handful out of hundreds of serial killers have used this technique. so beside ted bundy, can people make a case that "most," which would imply over %50, serial killers use this technique? some serious reading comprehension problems here.
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Again and again! There is just not enough love in Japan.
despite the fact that japan has one of the lowest murder rates in the world, you think there's not enough love in japan?
AND actually, quite a few people kill because of "love," or what they think is "love."
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I would suggest that most serial killers use "counseling techniques" of one type or another to lure their victims!
out of the hundreds of serial killers, can you even name more than a handful that have used this technique? i'd say this is extremely rare and that MOST serial killers randomly pick their victims and don't spend a lot of time getting to know them, like this guy did.
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so kyoto only wants the "right kind" of tourists (e.g. young japanese), but god forbid that "bad" tourists (foreign) will soon be punished for just taking photos in certain parts of the city. omotenashi at its best! :)
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where the heck are you guys getting your prices at? just googled "2011 Corton-Charlemagne" and you can get a bottle for between $100-150. or am i missing something?
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Why does Kyodo insist on calling this "a gift scandal" when it's a massive bribery and corruption scandal stretching back years?
because bribes are generally illegal. Unfortunately what happened here is completely legal. Unethical but legal.
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Tragic. I wonder if these kinds of things would happen less if Jaoanese people felt they could express their feeling more easily instead of keeping them in until the person snaps.
yes, because we know how insanely low the murder rate is in countries whose people are allowed to express their feelings.
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know a few that got DUI's, pulled over for broken taillights or what not, blew positive, and ended up with a conviction on their records, even after 20 years, they are still "convicted" criminals.
They should be pardoned!
No, these are the types of idiots who should never be pardoned. it's never OK to drink and drive. period. end. of. sentence.
and by the "i know a few" it probably means that you were one of these "bright" people who were caught drinking and driving. smgdfh...
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this just really shows you how totally and utterly brainwashed koreans are. it's like they are robots controlled by the gov't. whenever there are hard economic times, the SK gov't will always whip of nationalistic fervor to distract from the real problems facing SK.
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if you're heavily indebted then why have a child? these repugnant creatures deserve the death penalty because now my tax dollars will be spent keeping them alive for the rest of their lives. because once they leave jail, they'll be in welfare until they die, which can't be soon enough.
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If the Nigerian man was given an extradition order, why did the Immigration authorities keep him in detention instead of simply deporting him?
the detainee is responsible for paying for the flight home. either his gov't or family will have to foot the bill. if anyone is responsible for this man's death then it's the nigerian gov't's fault, not the japanese gov't's.
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Like I said dude, you really don't know what the term grooming means. You have a general idea but it's quite imprecise to state that this man was grooming the girl since they only chatted a few times online. Dictionaries work!
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There's no doubt grooming occurs in Japan BUT this doesn't fit the definition. Grooming involves long term interaction meant to desensitize a child to predatory behavior. I hardly would call chatting a few times grooming. This was an impulsive act by a teen.
It's like when people throw out the word pedophile.
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everybody is just too darn PC nowadays. comedians are supposed to shock and mock. to be honese, what they said didn't even phase me. black comedians have said much worse about black people. heck, even yang said during the democratic debates that because he's asian he knows a lot of doctors. i roared with laughter about that.
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Any bets as to whether this repugnant guy's living room is filled with manga and anime depicting the rape and molestation of schoolgirls?
first off, very very few manga, if any, depict the rape of schoolgirls.
second, by your standard, all men who play violent video games become mass shooters. that's illogical and not supported by any facts.
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How about encouraging people with special needs to use the elevator? It seems like backward thinking to encourage 95% of commuters instead of the 5% of people that require special assistance.
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Say what you will but Apple makes a far better product than any other manufacturer of electronic goods, for smartphones and tablets. Aesthetically speaking, Apple products are much more pleasing to the eye.
But if you prefer other manufacturers then...great! One less person in line in front of me.
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Well done Japan (plus all the gaijin who qualify as being Japanese). Well-earned victory.
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Guess you never actually worked for a Japanese company. I have worked for quite a few and all required them! As did everyone else who was hired before me and after me as well!
so you're actually going to tell me that every job in every field in japan requires a physical?! so new recruits at major corporations, part-time workers at conbinis, the guy preparing my ramen at my favorite ramen shop, farm workers in niigata, and fishermen ALL took a physical before being hired? buhahahahahahah...
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That's not being "pro-active." Every airline in the world tests all pilots before a flight. It's only recently that Japanese airlines have mandated this. And instead of just firing the guy, Japan needs to make it a crime and jail these idiots who even attempt to get behind the wheel of an airplane. That would be pro-active.
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5 years-old is a little young to be walking around by himself. Why was he out by himself?
But I guess the officer should have spotted him and slowed down. Or he thought the kid would stop. Sad all around.
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I'm surprised there wasn't a Japanese media blackout of their names (and faces) as has happened before in some other criminal cases abroad
dude, come on. get out of your anti-japan shell, and you'll see that the media always publishes the faces and names of japanese nationals who commit crimes abroad. but if you have any links to this happening, please give us a link.
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i love the people who think that bullying is a japan-only thing. and that it's so "deeply rooted" in this culture. no, bullying is an innate and natural human behavior. if you have kids, you see it all the time in their interactions . they oldeest will naturally want to control and dictate what their younger siblings do. and you could tell the oldest to stop it as much as you want, but he/she will still do it behind your back. so you can see how this type of behavior naturally would extend to their life at school.
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The TV and media in general in accordance with the government paint a rosy picture of Japan.They portray it as some kind of utopia.....highlighting its merits,like its safety,while sweeping anything unpleasant under the carpet.There is definitely a dark underbelly to Japan.
you mean the japanese gov't is forcing TV and media to only report good and "rosy" news about japan? if they were on cahoots with the gov't then you would NEVER read or see news like this. but as you can see on JT (and also TV) on a daily basis, murders do happen in japan (gasp!!). So what you are saying is just JBS (Japan Bashing Syndrome).
there is no dark underbelly in Japan. it's in plain sight for everyone to see if they care to look or research. it's not hard to read about murders in japan.
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