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Posted in: Parents charged over death of 10-month-old son they left in car last summer See in context

An hour and a half in Costco and they didn't once run into each other and ask where the baby is?

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Posted in: Man arrested for taking upskirt photos of elementary school girls with pen camera See in context

What does anyone upskirt for? I don't get it. What's the excitement for those who do?

It's a taboo fetish, people get a kick out of some things just BECAUSE you are not meant to do it. The fear of getting caught is the excitement not the subject themselves.

He's too young to be Japanese weirdo, for that profile it should be middle age salaryman not young guy.

People don't just start being weirdos in their 40s. It's just that the escalation has usually reached a level where they were more likely to get caught by then. This guy just escalated earlier. It's very common for rapists and murders to to have a history of more minor crimes like voyeurism, stealing underwear or hurting animals.

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Posted in: Japan firms opt out of Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail project See in context

A lot people by land in Malaysia especially KL like it's a lottery ticket. Just hope some developer will need the land and pay big to get it. There was a half built highway ramp near my old apartment where the land owner kept pushing for more money to sell the land until they eventually just built the ramp on the other side of the highway.

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Posted in: Fireman arrested for assaulting man in wheelchair at train station toilet in Tokyo See in context

I am a disabled toilet user. This was not good but nothing criminal happened.

Perhaps the punching and slapping part?

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Posted in: Woman arrested after man stabbed on Tokyo street See in context

Not reported here: A foreigner held her back but she wriggled out and stabbed him. The whole time he was shouting "If you are going to do it, just do it!".

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting taxi driver in Aichi Prefecture See in context

Here's betting that this doesn't make national new like last week's Icelandic guy. Literally had someone tell me last week that Japanese people would never assault a taxi driver.

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Posted in: 86-year-old hostage taker 'had grudge' against post office, police say See in context

The guy was missing a finger and had heavy tattoos. Pretty sure he is ex or current Yakuza. People he is saying he was lonely or resourceful are missing the big picture. This guy was a gangster dealing with things the way gangsters do.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting taxi driver and fleeing scene without paying fare See in context

Some additional information from Japanese News: The guy is huge, a good foot over the taxi driver. The driver stood no chance. He also took off the drivers glasses and threw them before punching him. The taxi driver actually tried to follow the guy on foot but got hit again. The guy will probably not face prison time, it is rare to issue prison time for assault.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting taxi driver and fleeing scene without paying fare See in context

Knew a guy who used to get taxi's about once a week knowing fine he had 500yen on him. He would be super drunk anyway, claim he had no money or way of getting money and the taxi driver could take the 500yen or nothing. He did this a whole bunch of times until one driver just drove him to the police station and got him banged up. The supervisor for our Uni bailed him out with no charges. He was also really aggressive but I don't think he ever punched anyone.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly paying teenage girl for sex See in context

Japan has raised the age of consent to sixteen BUT it has a separate law which states that anyone over 20 involved with some under if the age gap is more than five years is committing an abuse of power crime. The person above was in his 30's so no matter how you look at it he is seen (legally) as using his power (age and money) to persuade the victim to consent to his actions.

People may not agree with these laws but they are still the law. If you believe someone who is maybe 18 or 19 might be able to make a decision on their own many people may agree with you. But, they still should have been able to make the decision to wait the year or two for them have their fun legally.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of friend at bar in Sapporo See in context

What bar is operating at 5:55 AM?

Oh man, loads of places are open at that time. I live in a fairly rural city and my morning run takes me through the drinking area. There are at least three places guaranteed to be open and about four more that usually are, every freaking day! Also, that doesn't include any of the host/hostess bars that will stay open until the customers leave.

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Posted in: 18-year-old girl, boy arrested for assaulting, burning girl with lighter See in context

 “You've done sugar daddy dating, so bring us the money. No apology will end this matter.”

I can pretty much guess the Japanese for this one but would love to hear what everyone would translate back into Japanese as. Remember to write it in the the tone of a 18 year old sociopath.

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Posted in: Japanese baseball star Yamakawa not to face charges over alleged rape See in context

Just to be clear, charges being dropped is not the same as false claims. Sexual assault often happens when two people are alone making consent very hard to prove either way. The charges being dropped does not mean he didn't do it nor does it mean he did. He did however allow himself to be put in a position where he could have been accused. In my opinion if you are famous (or not) one night stands are very risky and you might want to stick to traditional relationships with dating etc being a good base for consent although even this is not enough to 100% prove consent.

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Posted in: Decapitated head in Sapporo case was filmed at home: source See in context

The reason it states possible murder charge is because they need enough evidence before they can charge. Although it may seem obvious who the killer was, video evidence of someone leaving a hotel and the head being found at the residence does not amount to a murder charge. I'd say they are pressing for a confession but it may be difficult to get one given Runa's apparent detachment from society.

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Posted in: Decapitated head in Sapporo case was filmed at home: source See in context

Some additional information from Japanese language media:

The grandfather was incredibly candid and added the following information. Runa rarely attended school when she was young and had issues communicating with people. She did enjoy cosplaying and met Ura at a cosplaying event. Ura liked to cosplay as a female and Runa became a friend him without realizing he was a man. Runa apparently had a deep mistrust of men and avoiding speaking to them. At some point they ended up staying in the same hotel and during the night Ura allegedly sexually assaulted Runa. Destressed and angered by this she told her parents what had happened. The family then decided to hatch a plan to kill and behead the victim with Runa and her father planning and buying items for the murder. The mother has now also been accused of being a coconspirator.

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Posted in: Decapitated man was involved in violent incident with suspect: mother See in context

Some additional information from Japanese language media:

The grandfather was incredibly candid and added the following information. Runa rarely attended school when she was young and had issues communicating with people. She did enjoy cosplaying and met Ura at a cosplaying event. Ura liked to cosplay as a female and Runa became a friend him without realizing he was a man. Runa apparently had a deep mistrust of men and avoiding speaking to them. At some point they ended up staying in the same hotel and during the night Ura allegedly sexually assaulted Runa. Destressed and angered by this she told her parents what had happened. The family then decided to hatch a plan to kill and behead the victim with Runa and her father planning and buying items for the murder. The mother has now also been accused of being a coconspirator.

Terrible and sad case, seems like everyone was a victim and perpetrator of bad decisions.

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Posted in: Decapitated head found at Sapporo home of arrested doctor, daughter See in context

Some additional information from Japanese language media:

The grandfather was incredibly candid and added the following information. Runa rarely attended school when she was young and had issues communicating with people. She did enjoy cosplaying and met Ura at a cosplaying event. Ura liked to cosplay as a female and Runa became a friend him without realizing he was a man. Runa apparently had a deep mistrust of men and avoiding speaking to them. At some point they ended up staying in the same hotel and during the night Ura allegedly sexually assaulted Runa. Destressed and angered by this she told her parents what had happened. The family then decided to hatch a plan to kill and behead the victim with Runa and her father planning and buying items for the murder. The mother has now also been accused of being a coconspirator.

Terrible and sad case, seems like everyone was a victim and perpetrator of bad decisions.

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

This was a shame killing not assisted death. His cousin(?) was also involved in the alleged rape of a girl and was kicked off the TV.

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Posted in: Pair arrested for assaulting man with wrench inside public toilet See in context

Not sure why they mention the 17 year old is unemployed. I presume because he has left school but it seems odd to mention.

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Posted in: Bar employee arrested for ripping off man she met on dating app See in context

Some extra information from Japanese News sites for those interested: They woman suggested they play a game where the loser takes a shot. They reportedly drank around 100 shots. The barman then informed the victim it was not an "all you can drink" bar and presented him with the 400,000 yen bill. When the victim protested, he was a assaulted. He later reported the crime to a "police box".

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Posted in: Takoyaki stand in Nagoya sold side orders of cocaine, police say See in context

Was it cocaine though? I feel like in Japan the use coke as a cover all word for any stimulant.

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Posted in: Acclaimed A-bomb manga 'Barefoot Gen' excerpts removed from Hiroshima school curriculum See in context

When I read the series years ago I was more shocked by some of the school scenes than the aftermath of the bombing. The "discipline" dished out to his sister is apparently based in truth and I'm not surprised schools might want to keep that away from children.

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Posted in: University student gets 24 years in prison for murder of 79-year-old woman See in context

The reason he stated which is mentioned in Japanese news articles is that he was upset because he had failed an exam.

Also not mentioned here is the fact the police did not relaise it was murder UNTIL he had handed himself in. They originally thought she had fallen and hit her head!

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Posted in: Cheaters beware – 30% of Japanese women have checked boyfriend’s cell phone See in context

@Fishy Checking your phone is worldwide but I have never had accusations of sleeping with 50 year old married women and pregnant girls until I visited Japan.

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Posted in: Cheaters beware – 30% of Japanese women have checked boyfriend’s cell phone See in context

The first thing that comes to mind when you read this article is "Seems legit, shes just checking if her bf is cheating which in some cases he is." The reality, as I have experienced it, is girls accusing you of sleeping with every female in your contact list/e-mail/facebook/ etc including 50 year old co-workers with families. "This girl is hot, did you sleep with her?" "This girl is pregnant, is it yours?" Japanese girls take jealousy to a new level.... (NB: Purely anecdotal)

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Posted in: Nurse's body was sent from Osaka to Tokyo in package marked 'doll' See in context

The apparent planning that seems to have taken place is terrifying. We can hypothesis that the woman murdered her ex-classmate purely for the intention of stealing her identity. If this is true it is so cold blooded its makes my skin crawl.

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Posted in: 61-year-old man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old girl in Kagawa See in context

This happened on March 20th? That's quite a long time for it to come out in the news. That being said I hope this guy gets dealt with severely.

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Posted in: Elementary school principal arrested for possession of stimulants See in context

The news as always reported it as a stimulant, so we can not know what it was. What's interesting about this case to me was how he got caught. He was arrested on school grounds a strange choice by the police. If he had been a 'person of concern' for some time I would imagine he would have been arrested at his home to avoid scaring the kids or causing a scene. The fact that he told them he bought the drugs from a man in Koichi suggests they hadn't followed his from its source. Did he bring the drugs onto school property? Did someone spot them and report them? Was he caught taking the substance? In Japan, if the drug is in your system its enough to be charged so its not necessary for him to have had anything on him but the question still remains, why arrest him at school?

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Posted in: Man arrested for starting forest fire after barbecue in Hyogo See in context

He sounds like he was being a bit lazy. There are plenty of places to safely dispose of BBQ waste in Japan. Fire is a big problem in Japan especially in the summer. I hope this guy is suitably embarrassed by what he did.

We had a local man do something similar here(Japan), while burning his fields (illegal here) he accidentally set fire to two houses. The following year the man was burning his fields again (still illegal) and it began to spread to a neighbors property. He panicked and in his attempt to stop it spreading ended up setting himself on fire and killing himself. Let's hope this guy is smarter.

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Posted in: 'Hysterical' man removed from hotel in restraints; dies later See in context

Japanese news often refers to any kind of stimulants (including cocaine and methamphetamine) purely as stimulants when reporting stories like this. It hasn't been released yet but I am guessing that what will be later announced. The idea is to scare people off drugs of any kind but in my personal opinion more education would be helpful. I think the dealers often tell the buyers "Oh, that stuff people die from on the news is the other stimulant not this one!". The only drugs I know of that appear brown in color are heroin and amphetamines and I can't imagine heroin causing this kind of reaction.

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