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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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Posted in: Dwindling of South Korean visitors takes toll on Japan businesses See in context

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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Posted in: Parents arrested after 3-year-old daughter found dead at home See in context

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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Posted in: Authorities say Nigerian died of starvation after immigration hunger strike See in context

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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Posted in: Man arrested for forcibly confining teenage girl he met online See in context

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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Posted in: Man arrested for forcibly confining teenage girl he met online See in context

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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Posted in: Japan comedy duo apologize after reportedly saying Naomi Osaka 'needs bleach' See in context

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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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested for sexually molesting 4 girls See in context

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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Posted in: Stand and be delivered: Japan's evolving escalator etiquette See in context

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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Posted in: Apple launches iPhone 11 series in Japan See in context

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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Posted in: Japan beats Russia 30-10 in Rugby World Cup opener See in context

Well done Japan (plus all the gaijin who qualify as being Japanese). Well-earned victory.

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Posted in: Man with HIV awarded damages after being denied hospital job See in context

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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Posted in: Alcohol detected in JAL pilot’s system before takeoff See in context

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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Posted in: 5-year-old boy hit by police car on crossing last month dies See in context

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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Posted in: 2 Japanese men admit roles in killing of taxi driver in Cambodia See in context

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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Posted in: Teen bullying victim who died in apparent suicide blames school in journal See in context

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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Posted in: Woman arrested after bodies of husband, daughter found at home in Fukui Pref See in context

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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