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Posted in: Complaints against foreign go-kart drivers increase in Tokyo See in context

I often see Japanese drivers, cyclists and pedestrians doing much worse things than these go-karters. Give me a break.

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Posted in: Doll festival See in context

Doesn't "jinja" mean "shrine?" So it should be either Tomisaki jinja or Tomisaki shrine, not the bastardized version written above

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Posted in: Navy officer jailed in Japan over deadly car crash transferred to U.S. custody See in context

You don't get mountain sickness from descending a mountain. His excuse is rubbish, and that's why he was jailed. How do I know? Because I climbed Fuji this year and had experienced mountain sickness on the ascent, but on the descent I was fine. Clear as a whistle!

If he had admitted that he was negligent, then he would have been treated differently.

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Posted in: Japan looks to promote electronic visas as inbound tourism recovers See in context

The 12 countries and regions are Brazil, Britain, Canada, Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

This is simply wrong. US tourists don't need to apply for a visa to enter Japan. They are granted a tourist visa upon arrival. Kyodo needs better fact checkers.

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Posted in: Baseball player Yamakawa suspended indefinitely over alleged rape case See in context

This situation was caused by my failure to consider my position as a professional baseball player, and I will reflect deeply,

No this situation was caused by your failure to be a human being, not a privileged baseball player.

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Posted in: Japan had hottest summer on record, weather agency says See in context

This will be the new normal so get used to it.

I recommend people trying to let their bodies adjust to the heat naturally. Sweating is good for your body, especially your pores.

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Posted in: Man deemed eligible for workplace compensation after sexual orientation outed by boss See in context

So kinda like a gay schrodinger cat: you can't be both gay and not gay at the same tine. Since he outed himself to his boss then he's essentially out already. So how can he try to claim work stress?

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Posted in: Doctor, daughter arrested over headless body found at Sapporo love hotel See in context

Btw mod:

The police believe Runa and Ura were acquainted but have declined to say whether the two suspects have pleaded guilty to the allegations.

Ura is the dead guy so he can't be a suspect.

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Posted in: Doctor, daughter arrested over headless body found at Sapporo love hotel See in context

Did the woman actually believe she was going to get away with murder because SHE CCHANGED HER CLOTHES?!?!

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Posted in: Couple who left partially burned newborn baby on Shizuoka coastline indicted for murder See in context

The ONLY way this could be even partially true, is if the police had their DNA on record! Without that, there is no way any DNA "left" at the scene, that alone is a mind-boggling statement, could be connected to anyone!

What's mind boggling is that you haven't watched any police procedurals to know that DNA can be left at the scene from discarded drink cans/bottles, cigarette butts, and on the baby's blanket. Why in the world would they need it on record?1

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Posted in: Kabuki actor Ennosuke arrested for alleged role in mother's suicide See in context

until he was taken to the police station Tuesday morning for voluntary questioning, where he was subsequently arrested.

There was nothing "voluntary" about his questioning. He was surrounded by police and forcefully interrogated.

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Posted in: Japanese officials call for Mount Fuji crowd control See in context

Despite the overload, I bet the huts on the mountain still haven't increased staff wages

What in the world does this have to do with the story?!?! Smgdfh...

But the reality is that there's actually less people being accommodated in the mountain huts due to covid. The huts are accepting about half their regular numbers; therefore, there's actually less for the workers to due.

And because of fewer accommodations, more people will.try to bullet hike Fuji san, which will potentially increase the numbers of injured or sick.

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Posted in: 'Anatomy of a Fall' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival See in context

Seems like there's a lot of (great) movies no one will ever see this year because it's nearly impossible to see them in Japan. But seriously who sees a movie because it won an award at Cannes? Lots of the winners only appeal to artsy cinematic die hards.

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Posted in: G7 leaders, spouses take in Hiroshima's culinary, cultural charms See in context

okonomiyaki savory pancakes,

Who the heck is writing this detritus?

I know G7 leaders shouldn't be munching on McDonald's, but articles like this certainly belie the seriousness of holding these summits, especially in times of crises.

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Posted in: Kabuki actor Ennosuke leaves hospital as police suspect family suicide attempt See in context

 he was found collapsed with his parents at their home

Is "collapsed" British English for "unconscious?" Or is it Jenglish? Odd collocation nonetheless.

This guy is supposedly a serial predator up there with the likes of Johnny Kitagawa. A long prison sentence would serve him well.

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Posted in: Young Indonesians train to fill caregiver jobs for aging Japanese See in context

I have only this to say to those Indonesians thinking of coming here: run, don't walk, away! What may look like a "promising" job in Japan is filled with long hours, low pay and a bunch of ingraites.

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Posted in: Japan launches new agency to deal with children's issues See in context

Although a woman is heading the agency, the rest of the committee is made up of old men. What forward thinking measures could they possibly come up with? Cos let me tell you, throwing money at the situation won't solve the problem.

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Posted in: Gwyneth Paltrow accuser calls Utah ski crash 'serious smack' See in context

The trial in Utah hinges on who crashed into who.

"into whom?"

7 years is quite a long time to bring a court case to trial, even by American standards. Methinks the lad has a few screws loose.

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Posted in: Major Japanese firms offer biggest pay hikes in decades See in context

However this is just for seishain, which is a tiny portion of their workforce.

I wish the vast majority of you would spend more time researching before you comment. NHK reported yesterday that even contract employees at these large firms were getting pay raises. And Aeon, one of the largest companies with part time employees, was giving a pay raise to all their employees. Read that again, ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES.

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Posted in: Child suicides in Japan hit record high of 514 in 2022 See in context

Suicide is a mental disorder that can neither be prevented nor "cured." It can be delayed with some treatment, but those seriously ill will find a way. It's heartbreaking for those involved but casting blame on externalities is useless.

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Posted in: In unusual step, U2 reinterprets 40 of its best-known songs See in context

Spot on @tokyo_joe! Seems like inflation is hitting these multi-millionaires hard, too. Now they're "reinventing" their music to pay for upgrades to their mansions and private jets. Oh the horror of it all.

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Posted in: Japan grants long-term visa to gay U.S. man wed to Japanese See in context

For the life of me I can't understand why these two won't live in happily married bliss in...wait for it...America, where gay marriage is legal. Why press your claims in a country that has yet to recognize gay marriage?

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Posted in: Japanese opposition party submits bill to approve same-sex marriage See in context

And i hate how every article on this subject writes:

Japan is the only Group of Seven nation that does not recognize same-sex marriage

But Japan is not an outlier when it comes to the vast majority of countries that hasn't legalized same sex marriage. This cherry picks a fact to somehow cast gay marriage is being common place.

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Posted in: Japanese opposition party submits bill to approve same-sex marriage See in context

, although recent polls show a majority of Japanese favor recognizing same-sex marriage.

But not a majority of VOTERS, which is more important. If japan wants to recognize same sex marriage then they better start voting out the LDP. Since this isn't happening then it's meaningless what the majority thinks or wants.

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Posted in: Japan drops to 104th in gender disparity rank in World Bank survey See in context

Aren't women to blame for the "dire" situation they find themselves in? If you don't exercise your right to vote, or you are voting for the same party, or you don't demand equal pay for equal work, then nothing will ever change. Black people weren't just given equal rights in America, they had to fight tooth and nail for civil rights legislation to pass.

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Posted in: Students mask up at graduation ceremonies despite PM saying they don’t have to See in context

Face masks are like underwear now; people feel naked without one on.

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Posted in: Students mask up at graduation ceremonies despite PM saying they don’t have to See in context

Skepticism, however, is growing that many Japanese people will stop wearing face masks outside amid lingering fears 

I think you meant to write the opposite, that many Japanese people will NOT stop wearing masks outside

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually molesting teenage girl claims she gave her consent See in context

I don't even see the point of publishing the excuses of pedophiles.

Technically speaking he's not a pedophile. Pedophiles are attracted to pre-pubescent children.

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Posted in: Tour operator fined over 2019 deaths of Japanese teens in Australia See in context

A lot of people drown in Australia every year. Majority are Asians who either can’t swim or don’t understand currents, rips holes etc make up the majority

Absolute hogwash. About 340 drowned in Australia last year. The vast majority, 75%, drowned in an area close to where they live.


And just because you "know" how to swim doesn't mean you can survive some type of accident, whether it be physical or weather related.

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Posted in: Disciplinary action taken against 276 police personnel in 2022 See in context

The number also included a Nara police department head who was given a pay cut for his department’s failure to prevent the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nara last July.

sorry, but wasn’t his security mostly provided by the Japanese version of the Secret Service?! Why was this poor sap disciplined?

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