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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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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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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aso could also paint himself white and black and call himself a zebra and neither would be true.
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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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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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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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to be honest, at this point you actually hope to not find any survivors. just let them rest in peace.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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