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Posted in: Passengers to be banned from carrying knives onto all trains in Japan from April See in context

I admire Japan but at the same time I think they are so bad at solving problems. They are great thinkers and producers but so poor at finding solutions to problems. Banning the knives will not solve the problem as a crazy person who has a tendency to go amok will just find another tool to hurt or kill people until Japan authorities have already banned everything inside the train. Now people who will shop for knives for home utility will have to take taxis or walk and the crazy people who have dark plans will start to think of using wine bottles to hurt people. Why not focus on improving the social and mental health of the people? I bet that solution is more bankable.

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

Bamboozler

I have news for him. Green does not mean "Go." Green means "Go if it is sensible and safe to go."

It was parked at the side and group of young drunk men pushed hard to turn it down and cheered up. Please tell me if that is a rational behavior?

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

SirFrancisWinchesterIV

Its not a residential area, but a commercial/shopping district that is packed, so your comparison is not valid.

So your point is if it's a congested shopping district, it is okay to break and turn vehicles upside down? Can you show us evidence that this is allowed by the Japanese law?

> Point is most young people are in an always-busy area having fun like people do on New Year's, St. Patrick's, etc., in other cities. Where else should they go?

Parks, clubs, or close some streets if they have to , but not everywhere! Again we are not suggesting to stop the halloween party! I go to halloween parties myself too. My point is to regulate this, organize and find a more appropriate place to hold it. You can't just do this EVERYWHERE. The city is not just for young party people. New Year's , St. Patrick's, Japanese Matsuris have designated areas where everyone can do whatever they want. They should do the same for this to stop the damage they do to other civilians.

Who compromised 14 woman being groped?

Sorry for the typo error (14) . When you said that , if people don't wan't danger then avoid these places right? I felt you are compromising to everyone that if we all don't want to be victims of anything dangerous (including groping) then we should just avoid Shibuya during Halloween? It sounds like you are victim blaming and suggesting that we should adjust instead to these criminals.

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

SirFrancisWinchester

Gropers and the like are another story and should be thrown in jail, but the kids are alright. Too bad so many of them lead such a bleak day-to-day existence.

So if me and my friends decide to party in front of your house and turn your car side because we are having fun, will that be okay with you?

If you are worried about danger, don't go there on Halloween. Weekends can be a bit crowded too.

Everything needs to be regulated, no one is suggesting to stop halloween tradition, but just find a more approriate place for it. You cannot compromise that there are only 14 women who were groped and think it is still ok. It's caused troubles to many people and that is enough to think about organizing and regulating it.

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

yokohamarides

In more civilized countries, streets are for people.

Walking is the oldest form of transportation. A single driver in a two ton metal cage has no more right to the road than anywhere else - except perhaps in overly patriarchal, oppressive societies with no real history of democracy.

So 14 cases of groping and theft is also accepted to your idea of real democracy?

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

Goodlucktoyou

escape stress and just play in the street is better

So breaking properties, blocking the roads, littering, fighting and groping are all okay with you as long as people are having fun?

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

Vallum

Well said! I also cannot understand that many immature and selfish people don't get our point because they want to have fun and they dont give a damn, they are like kids.

We are not saying to totally Ban the halloween costume parties etc. but it's about time to regulate this after all the troubles and crimes committed this week. The park is wide open! Do it there!

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

Cricky

1 truck (mini truck) was turned on it's side after trying to drive through a packed crowd! Local businesses closed at 5pm. Young people smiling having fun, off script. And the reaction, regulate it, impose rules, move it. Think as a democracy 1000's outway the 10's of grumpy old shop owners, we all own this city. Not just business owners.

The driver has the right to pass, it's a public place it's this party people should move out of the way. It's heideous and radical attitude. If that's the case it isn't a costume party anymore. The roads are for public transportation not a dance floor. You don't own the city unfortunately so you have to take your immaturity somewhere else out of a civillized country.

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

Toasted Heretic

Recreation and the people can't and shouldn't be fenced in.

What if someone burns your car just for fun? Is that ok too?

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

iraira25

Japan has all sorts of events (matsuri, hanabi, awaodori, etc) that have effects on the local businesses (some positive/some negative) and the businesses survive just fine. In addition, the increase of or the adoption of an "important cultural event" is part of how society evolves and provides other business opportunities (selling Halloween goods, etc since the end of August) knowing full well that revelers will make Shibuya a partyzone fr a few nights at the end of October. And, it is not society's responsibility to make every day/night a perfect environment for businesses to operate at their maximum potential. If a relatively non-violent series of street parties disrupts the steady flow of customers for a few nights, that is society's choice. If the street party becomes seriously violent and has a lasting impact on businesses, then it might need to be regulated

Not true, Matsuri and Hanabi events have designated areas and tons of meetings and planning before they are held .They compromise with business owners and residents. And most of all Matsuris don't break and turn private trucks upside down. Matsuri are well regulated and organized, Apples and Oranges man. I am not saying to ban the halloween costume party at all, but make a designated area for it. Not all people are into partying etc and it's their right to be considered as well. Halloween revelers can walk around, but to stay in the middle of the street to drink and rave? They need to do that somewhere where they are not disturbing. The problem with Shibuya halloween is no one is organizing this. People can just do whatever they want and that's the cause of the chaos.

One truck was turned upside down , that has a lasting impact to who ever the owner of that truck is. We all don't knoe how that will affect the person's livelihood for the sake of fun!? Come on!  Please stop insisting that it wasn't a violent event! It was a riot, there were fights, police arrests and groping. What? Are you waiting for someone to die first before you consider regulating this?  Why wait for this incident? It's too selfish and immature to not consider the others because you want to have fun. I love Halloween parties but I make sure that when I have fun I am not causing troubles to others! We are adults , not kids.

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

Kenji Fujimori

People had a great time, what is wrong with that? has to be regulations on everything you do in life?

There is nothing wrong with having fun, but when people start breaking private properties like that truck that was turned upside down, causing inconvenience to shop owners and residents and women getting groped? Then it becomes a problem. Can you replace that truck that was destroyed for fun? That truck is being used by someone for livelihood! Like I said above I love halloween parties but we do it in private place without causing others troubles. It should be a win win for everyone. Regulation is important so we can all get rid of the weirdos! If people will act civilized then there will be less hassles and parties will be more fun. Shibuya is a public place, there should be limitations. Do this in Yoyogi park!

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

iraira21

Had a great time there....sure, you're packed like a sardine trying to wander around and pinball off of others who are also not looking at where there going due to the endless "distractions", but otherwise no biggie. Yeah, the vibe is more aggressive than a normal night on Center gai, but there were plenty of police in miniskirts and fishnets, nuns in miniskirts and fishnets, nurses in miniskirts and fishnets, and zombie brides to take care of any problems.

Please explain that to the business owners who are having bad sales and inconvenience since Saturday. Halloween Party is fun, but not on public places. Do it in some park or club.

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

Halloween revelers were there since the weekend, imagine the shops closing and losing business for a week now. I love halloween parties but this is obviously causing inconvenience to so many. Just change the venue to Yoyogi park and prohibit people from gathering in front of the shops and the roads.

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Posted in: Shibuya braces for more Halloween chaos after wild weekend See in context

Do the hustle

I’m not a big fan of the commercialism of Halloween and will be staying well clear of Shibuya this week. However, I must say, having 100,000 young revelers in the streets with only small amounts of violence and crime is commendable. Such large gatherings of youth usually results in riots and looting in other countries.

I passed the area that night and I've seen the videos, there were fights, groping and some people were arrested too. Some properties were broken including a truck that turned upside down for no reason.  I don't think these are small amounts though. It's not a comparrison contest , one damage is more than enough. Let's stop being a Japan apologist for a while and fix this problem and admit that Japan  is not heaven , it isn't perfect.

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Posted in: Shibuya braces for more Halloween chaos after wild weekend See in context

Speed

Just close the scramble crossing to vehicular traffic during Halloween and let the partiers take over the streets and have fun for one night, like they used to in Ginza every Sundays. Put out a bunch of trash cans, too.

I love Halloween parties and I understand the demand to hold it somewhere, but Shibuya is not a private place, it's public . Everything was fine before, but now they messed up so bad and it's not gonna be the same anymore. Stop compromising the public for it. Try to consider the residents and business owners around who will lose profits and forced to closed down for a day or two because young milennials and clubbers want to party ? These party goers aren't really going to the shops and because it's congested and chaotic, consumers will avoid the area and buy things they need somewhere else. They have to do this in somewhere private , maybe Yoyogi Park? But closing Shibuya so milennials and tourists can rave for free is not a good justification. They close GINZA so it can give convenience to shoppers which will benefit the business owners. This solution is only in favor of party people , it's like giving spoiled brat kids what they want. Do it in a club, Yoyogi park or Tokyo Dome is the best solution, Win Win for everyone.

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Posted in: Former ‘Mr Todai’ participant arrested for allegedly raping woman See in context

It's funny that these "Big Universities" are always prone for raping. Like Waseda's rape club. I think these guys think that since they are students of these popular Universities they can look down on others and get any girls they want.

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Posted in: Abe vows further efforts to attract 40 mil foreign visitors by 2020 See in context

Liniency on AIRBNB, Unfortunately many can't afford your over charging tiny hotels charging per person instead of per rooms.Tourism skyrocketed these past few years and AIRBNB contributed a lot to that.

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Posted in: Basketballers who spent night with prostitutes get 1-year suspensions See in context

H Y P O C R I S Y

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Posted in: Woman qualifies to become fighter jet pilot for 1st time in Japan See in context

Good progress and good for her! But Japan is still way far behind regarding sexual inequality , why? They still  tolerate the idea that women cannot be Sushi Chefs and the entire society embrace that idea including  the  gender equality activists.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue: source See in context

Himajin

That she asked if the royal family could pay it for her is another indicator of the mindset of this family.

Why can't just the royal family decline if the mother indeed asked them to pay for her debt? First of all the daughter is marrying the Son and not the mother. The parent's financial problem has nothing to do with their son and this kind of problem is very common to many normal people. My parents had debts before too and they sorted out that by themsleves. They also borrowed money from me and I helped them finish and complete their payments and my wife didn't divorce me because of that. She totally understood and I will never hesitate doing the same thing to her parents. Will help anyways I can.

They are well advised to be cautious and make sure no other problems are hidden.

The princess has to decide for her own life, her faith should not be up to the decisions of Royal Agency Advisers! This is why I am not a fan of this Royal Family as they are showing to the people that social status is the main basis for marriage and not love. Public image is more important than decision making, totally not a good example. They strongly made a point that people will never be equal. They should promote and show that families should help each other in times of difficulties as life will never be perfect. The Royal Family is living in a fantasy world, it's like the movie The Truman Show. They should serve a purpose by being a role model to the society not just a sort of entertainment.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue: source See in context

If the Royal family  truly believes that Children should experience the consequences of their families / parents' mistakes, then Princess Kiko should also be blamed and face the consequences of her great grandfather's atrocities during WW2.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue: source See in context

marcelito

Well said!

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Posted in: Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue: source See in context

Wow so the financial situation of the male's parents is the whole basis of marriage? So after all these "highness" they are still this shallow after all?

Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue

Isn't it ironic that this advise is coming from people who never worked a real job before and were born with silver spoon ? Seriously what is the point of keeping royal families when they don't have power in government anymore? Their purpose is more of like just for entertainment already.

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Posted in: Justice minister says she ordered Aum executions after 'careful consideration' See in context

But she defended the death penalty at the Justice Ministry, saying it is necessary for those committing atrocious crimes, otherwise such offenses will continue to happen, and much of the public also believes in the system.

Death penalty is a legal revenge, so please don't say that DP helps stop these kinds of offenses from happening again as Japan has Death Penalty but heinous crimes are still happening every single day. So if that is your justification for DP then it is not working. So the best is just stop sugar coating it and just admit that you support the eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth law. End of story.

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Posted in: Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months See in context

Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei also claim parts of the South China Sea, which has rich fishing grounds, as well as oil and gas deposits. Taiwan also claims the sea but Japan has no claim to any part of it.

Correction please, Philipppines is no longer part of this resistence. Duterte gave up the islands to the Chinese and planned to just make war with them on YEAR 4001.

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Posted in: Father of actor Tadanobu Asano arrested again for using stimulant drugs See in context

Have they considered rehabilitation? Drugs are powerful and addicts need to be rehabiliated so they will not use them again.

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Posted in: Women's university in Tokyo to accept transgender students See in context

Strangerland

why not just make the school co-ed and open for every sexes???

Because it's not a co-ed university. I think if they wanted to be, they already would be.

Yeah but that is my question, why can't they just change and become co-ed? Many universities are doing that already. Because these seperation of Male - Female was a thing from the past. And since they are trying to become "Open Mind" now then why not just become co-ed then? How about the transgender males? can they still enroll in this university?!?

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Posted in: Women's university in Tokyo to accept transgender students See in context

why not just make the school co-ed and open for every sexes???

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Posted in: 7 Netflix shows that will help you understand Japan See in context

Please don't call this a "Documentary" because it is obviously scripted and fiction. Shots and camera angles are properly set. And nothing in this show portrays the typical Japanese culture but more of a BIG BROTHER copycat. Everyone is good looking and well dressed , this isn't the reality.

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Posted in: Kyoto yakiniku restaurants offer up blue meat and drinks for World Cup fever See in context

Does Japan really need to over react like the rests of the world cup participating countries? I kinda noticed tthat since they see other countries do these extreme things they think that they have to act the same as if it's written on a world cup fanatic manual. hehehe

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