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Posted in: Japanese chef makes history as he joins France's Michelin elite See in context

garfield1275Today 08:29 am JSTNot important news.

but you bothered to click on it, and even left a response?!?! how about "read what you like and like what you read," Mr. Humbug?

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Posted in: High court commutes man's death sentence over 5 murders in 2015 See in context

even people with mental illnesses will admit to doing something wrong after the fact.

well you can't admit to something wrong BEFORE the fact.

why commute his death sentence because he has  serious mental problems? putting him to death would actually be the compassionate thing to do since he has no ability to live a normal and functional life in society. would any one mourn his passing?

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

i love the obfuscation here. the only thing the prosecutor directly refutes is that questioning never lasted 8 hours. so it was actually 7. and then the prosecutor states that questioning averaged 4 hours. but ghosn never stated he was always questioned for 8 hours.

the prosecutor doesn't refute that there were no lawyers or evidence presented. nor the fact that ghosn was held for over 100 days without any contact from famiy or friends. but hey, let's focus on the fact that questioning "only" averaged four hours.


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Posted in: Aso pledges to put Japan on sustainable, private sector-led growth See in context

aso could also paint himself white and black and call himself a zebra and neither would be true.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

why can't some people admit that ghosn isn't exactly totally innocent here? he did do some shady things. did it rise to the level of imprisonment? no, but that doesn't mean he should rise to the level of martyr, either.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

London_BhoyToday 07:03 am JSTIt's kind of the same in the UK. My mate lost access to his two kids after his ex wife ran off with his two sons aged 7 and 2. This was 7 years ago.

well put, London. let's stop making this another "this-only-happens-in-japan issue."  any divorce in any "advanced" country where there is not an amicable separation, children can, and will, be taken away from one parent. as london_bhoy points out, this is usually when the mom claims some sort of abuse, physical or sexual. in these instances, the court will always side with the mother, regardless if the claim is true or not.

so no, joint-custody laws don't solve all problems as this article, and as many of you are implying, since the laws can easily be manipulated by one parent.

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Posted in: Most people in Japan know acronym LGBT but understanding limited: survey See in context

most people in the world don't understand LGTB; even those within the community have this problem. Why?  Because every few months new letters are added. we can't even use he or she anymore. it "should" be they.

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Posted in: New Zealand launches criminal investigation into deadly volcanic eruption See in context

to be honest, at this point you actually hope to not find any survivors. just let them rest in peace.

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Posted in: Saudi Aramco raises $25.6 bil in largest-ever IPO See in context

if you're foolish enough to buy stock in aramco then you should have this tattooed on your forehead, "A fool and his money are soon..."

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Posted in: Man gets life in prison for killing 7-year-old girl in Niigata last year See in context

Yes, because occasionally it does carry out the death penalty. Such a brutal punishment has no place in any society. Nor do the supporters of state killings.

you mean people with a different opinion than yours don't have a place in society? then where should we go? or would you rather have is put to death also so that only people with the "right" opinion can be heard.

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Posted in: Man gets 17 years for killing ex-girlfriend in Saitama See in context

The only thing that I can read from this story is the lack of support from the police.

i'm confused as to how else the police could have "supported" this woman who didn't file a complaint? guard her 24/7? jail the guy? i mean come on. the only person to blame for this crime is the idiot who committed it. smfh...

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl falls to her death from 6th floor of condo See in context

you leave your two-year-old child home alone and don't even bother to lock the door? it's amazing that this mother-of-the-year managed to keep her six-year-old alive.

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

this really goes to show you how brainwashed people are in SK, and how easily they can be manipulated by the gov't.

youth unemployment rates are at an all-time high, small and medium-sized firm bankruptcies are increasing, a steeply declining birth-rate, etc, but the gov't has the public's attention focused on war time pay for perhaps a few dozen workers (and a few thousand family members).  and you guys think japanese people are sheep.

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Posted in: Famed Tokyo sushi restaurant Jiro dropped from Michelin gourmet guide See in context

If I were to open a restaurant here, I put it in the classiest neighbor I could find, spend a ton on making it look great, serve the cheapest imported "whatever" and nobody is going to know the difference!

and you would go bankrupt and be out of business within six months. when it comes to restaurants, real estate principles do not apply (location, location, location). quality is what matters in the end.

many of you forget that jiro never wanted to be inlcuded in the guide to begin with. most restaurants clamor for inclusion in the michelin guide, whereas jiro just goes about trying to prepare the best sushi he can. and if he can get 40,000 a pop for it then why not?

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of estranged wife See in context

As much of a male chauvinist pig as I am, I want to tell women that when they go to talk about breaking up, bring or have a trusted friend or family member as close as possible. This is especially important if you have been a victim of DV at that person's hands. Also, let the guy know that you didn't come alone.

sadly enough last week a woman did  just that, she brought her friend. and then the guy ended up murdering the friend.

what's even sadder is that this POS will get out after 8 years and then will go out and do the same thing to another woman. this guy can't be rehabilitated to either make him a eunich or give him the death penalty.

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Posted in: Harajuku Station will be demolished after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics See in context

Either move it, or find another location to build a new station!

this makes absolutely no sense. this isn't some mobile home that you can suddenly pick up and transport easily to some magical new location.

and you mean to find another location to build Harajukiu station? uh...where? the whole problem is that harajuku station is a wooden death trap and too small to handle the hourdes of tourists that descend upon it now.

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Posted in: 'Queer Eye' mini-series takes detour to Japan See in context

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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Posted in: S Korean court holds 1st hearing on 'comfort women' civil suit See in context

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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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat to be referred to prosecutors over fatal car crash See in context

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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Posted in: Police start questioning arson-murder suspect in Kyoto studio attack See in context

 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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Posted in: 10 detainees go on hunger strike at Japanese immigration center See in context

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:

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Posted in: Mother of 7-year-old girl missing since Sept 21 asks public for help See in context

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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Posted in: Killer of 9 used counseling techniques to lure suicidal people: expert See in context

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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Posted in: Father arrested for fatal abuse of 2-month-old daughter last year See in context

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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Posted in: Killer of 9 used counseling techniques to lure suicidal people: expert See in context

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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Posted in: Kyoto says it paid ¥1 mil to comedians for unmarked promotional tweets See in context

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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Posted in: 'Washoku' delicacies served at banquet after emperor's ceremony See in context

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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Posted in: Kansai Electric Chairman Yagi to quit over gift scandal See in context

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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Posted in: Woman arrested after stuffing towel into 90-year-old grandmother’s mouth, killing her See in context

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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Posted in: Japan to pardon 600,000 to mark emperor's enthronement: media See in context

 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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