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Posted in: Thai police arrest Japanese man wanted over burglaries in Japan See in context

Tons of respect for Thai - great job sending this guy back to pay the consequences of his actions!

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Posted in: Prosecutors not to indict mother who dropped 2-year-old daughter from balcony See in context

some added info from Mainichi:

Officers at Sumiyoshi Police Station in Osaka Prefecture said Sekimoto had told others around her that she was mentally unstable and was worried about raising her child. A relative of her 36-year-old husband told the Mainichi Shimbun, "There was one time when she had neurosis or something like that after giving birth, but I heard that she was already better."

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Police said Sekimoto lived with her husband and daughter as a family of three.

Seems like this was a mental issue that wasn't treated in time. Furthermore, I think this issue also relates to how Japanese view mental illnesses and would rather push it under the rug. I definitely don't condone what she did and she should pay the consequences of her actions.

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Posted in: 80-year-old woman found dead in Iwate home See in context

Poor dear. It's a shame it took a whole week or more to realize her death. An earlier response would have helped the police in their case tremendously.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy hit, killed by truck in Saga; driver arrested See in context

I personally do think the boy would have benefited a lot with a quality bicycle helmet, if it turns out that he wasn't wearing one. I have kids and it's hard enough to get them to wear helmets, since most of their friends don't wear one. Even adults don't set the example by wearing helmets.

But like most others say, the driver is always at fault - absolutely. As a driver myself, a pedestrian can be in the middle of the road, but it is still my responsibility to always be aware of my surroundings, always. The driver must feel awful having hit and killed such a young boy, but he is still totally to blame. Also, potentially the truck company for not having a back camera fitted to avoid an accident like this. The technology is freely available now.

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Posted in: Nissan to sell battery business to Chinese renewable energy operator See in context

Seems like China will be making 70% of the world's EV batteries after this deal. Nissan said: " The transaction will enable Nissan to concentrate on developing and producing market-leading electric vehicles...". I personally think that's BS. They just want to save the extra buck. Tesla is one of the few electric car companies to not to outsource the work. I hope it stays like that.

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Posted in: Japan now has over 40,000 foreign convenience store clerks as it continues to internationalize See in context

My Irish friend worked for a short time in a convenient store and was discouraged by the hard work and low wage. He took a picture of his wage slip to remind him never to stoop that low again...

It must be quite hard for fast food chains and convenient stores to find new employees in a society with an aging population.

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Posted in: Kindergarten employee arrested for abusing 5-year-old boy See in context

Kudos to the lady who called her in. It's a hard thing to report inappropriate behavior of a fellow worker. Kids at that age can be little devils, but patience should always be practiced whatever the situation.

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Posted in: Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people See in context

So thankful to be in a country with no guns. Every school and year has loners and kids struggling with one problem or another. Broken families, divorced, toxic environments cause kids to go crazy imo. I really hope the kids in that Texas school get the mental help they need to overcome this tragic situation and the next gun shooting doesn't happen any time soon. Hopefully not another one this year.

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Posted in: Self-proclaimed idol ‘producer’ arrested for allegedly kidnapping 14-year-old runaway girl See in context

250km away is quite far! At least he had the decency to bring her back to Tokyo. I hope he didn't take any of her innocence away and she can resolve her problems she has at home. It's sick of him to ask her to bring her uniform.

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Posted in: U.S. trade gap rises 6th straight month to 9 ½-year high See in context

imo a partial global free trade agreement would be much more beneficial than DT's protectionism stance. Having a stupid trade war only affects us customers :(

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Posted in: Father arrested over fatal abuse of 5-year-old stepdaughter See in context

Poor girl.

As a step father, he should have put more effort than normal to win the heart of his step daughter. Instead he did something unforgivable. RIP

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Posted in: Japanese woman publishes book about being groped on trains for six years, from age 12 to 18 See in context

I only heard of 1 or 2 Japanese associates who said they have been touched on the train once. That being said, the Yamanote line is normally packed and this was a while ago, possibly before all the beefed up security and acknowledgement of this problem.

I'm giving this lady the benefit of the doubt, I think she's telling the truth in most part. Probably not all those times were super serious, but enough were to scar her.

imo, Japanese men need to work less and spend more times with their (probably) lonely housewives. No need for this nonsense

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Posted in: What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future See in context

Robot strippers! very very nice idea. I hope this can possible cut down on the most tragic issue of human trafficking.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by car driven by 91-year-old man See in context

I'm looking forwards to self driving cars. I'm hopefully sad stories like this will finally go away when they arrive on our streets.

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Posted in: 5-year-old girl abused by mother, grandmother See in context

What a big house hold! 2 brothers, a grand mother, 3 kids and the mother... I suspect there's more to this store then was reported. Furthermore, 7:30pm is kind of late for a 5 year old to go to a convenience store, possibly by herself and not wearing shoes in winter. I hope this story was exaggerated.

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Posted in: 26 killed, 20 wounded in Texas church shooting See in context

Just unbelievable. RIP the adults and KIDS that lost their lives. What what it sounds like, he had some type of fast firing gun and a get away car. Very similar to previous shootings imo

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Posted in: One girl dead, another injured after leaping from 5th floor of condo See in context

First and foremost, rest in peace!

However, living on the 5th floor myself, I find the situation a little suspicious (I don't feel it's high enough). Anyway, these days, life seems to be getting harder and more complex. I feel better support for teens in Japan is very important and all Japanese teens shouldn't just hold in their feelings.

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Posted in: 2 dead as powerful typhoon makes landfall in central Japan See in context

Boats are an expensive asset and for some people, it's their lively hood. He must have been trying to stop someone's livelihood being washed away or damaged. imo

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Posted in: 7 injured after 85-year-old driver hits pedestrians in Tokyo See in context

Can't wait for autonomous cars that can safely navigate a city environment. It'll be safer for old people to travel by car.

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Posted in: Ministry of Transport employee arrested for taking upskirt photo See in context

42 years old man taking pictures of 40 year old lady. Just ask her out for a date like a gentleman imo. So sad!

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for throwing bodily fluid on 7-year-old girl See in context

It's interesting, every post that mentions it could be urine gets negative stats. He should have a severe punishment to stop an act like this ever happening again.

There are many weird, strange and scary people in Japan. Japan needs to have a better mental health service system which deals with internal problems and uncontrollable desires.

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Posted in: Former Nova teacher pleads guilty to defrauding students in Hawaii bank scam See in context

Used to work for NOVA, and old NOVA employed anyone and everyone. Most were some decent, fun people looking to experience a new culture. This dude was so stupid! he was much better off putting it in a CD and taking a percentage of the profit. He would be able to have some free, extra, honest cash for his family. What an idiot.

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Posted in: Surprising number of Japanese kids still bathe with their parents up until high school See in context

I have 3 kids and it is normal for my whole family, with 2 boys and 1 girl in elementary school, to take baths together.

I actually can't understand how any father or mother would want to harm, internally or externally, their child.

My father and mother acted very English about nudity, and i feel it made it worse for me as it makes nudity seem dirty and obscene.

In the family, like naturalism, it's only as wierd and perverted as you yourself make it out to be as most parents love their kids so so deeply, as i do my kids. I don't want my kids to treat the opposite sex as only sexual objects. We are all human beings who want to be loved and understood, without judgement. Of course, if my boys or girl ever feel uncomfortable with taking baths together, they don't need to.

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Posted in: 2 teens arrested for extorting Y2.3 mil from classmate See in context

Kudos to the mother. Must take a lot of guts and fear of public shaming for doing the right thing. It's amazing that the boy could get 2 Mil without their parents knowledge. Must be pocket money to them. If I even lose 10,000 yen, I notice it straight away.

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Posted in: Woman gets 3-4 years for suffocating 16-day-old daughter in garbage bag See in context

I guess their young age and potential foolishness was a factor in this case. It might be that the Japanese system wants to give young people like them a 2nd chance. RIP new born baby, may they never ever forget how stupid they were for doing something so stupid.

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Posted in: On the way out See in context

He bought so many small pointless things with public money that he could have easily used his own money for: Pajamas and a skirt for his daughter; mangas; trips to his ranch etc. His selfishness was the straw that broke that camel's back! Smart guy but selfish.

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Posted in: 6-year jail term sought for man who cut off love rival's penis See in context

Ikki looks rock solid and is a strong, former boxer! that guy had it coming! I would never mess with this guy. I'm sure that 6 year jail sentence will be the easiest time in his life, as he imagines what he did the the guy. Totally like the game of thrones...

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Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date See in context

I guess I'd be put into the small business owner category, but I personally always make time for friends and family. Also, having the romantic dates really help me unwind and enjoy what I do. I have a flexible schedule, disposable income and have to really understand people. Furthermore, any of my future kids can inherit the business if they want to. But I do agree about the safety net.

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Posted in: 47-year-old man arrested after body parts of missing 6-year-old Kobe girl found See in context

RIP Mirei. My daughter has the same name (I have 3 kids). We live in Tokyo and know how much you hope it doesn't happen to your child. Everyday my son walks back alone. He's 7. If someone touched my daughter or sons, I'd never ever forgive that person... never. In my son's school, 2 times this almost happened in 2 years. Every time the parents get informed. Times have changed so much.

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