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Posted in: Court orders ex-classmates to pay ¥38.5 mil for bullying-induced suicide in Shiga See in context

Here’s why I think this is an excellent judgment. Notwithstanding the actual amount, money pinches. Parents of bullies will now look at their kids with a kind of hazard recognition that could cost them dear. Happy to see justice was done, even if the poor kid can’t be brought back.

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Posted in: U.N. rights committee urges Japan to let children be children See in context

Once they arrived, the Canadian said, "OK kids, go and play." The kids stood there looking confused, and the Japanese teacher awkwardly explained, "The kids don't know how to play. Do have to tell them what they should do."

Very sad. Kids should be allowed to just be kids. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Not only that, all creativity is lost. My own dad, 74 now, takes exception to the slightest hint of disciplining I try with my 8 yo son. says I want you to bring him up differently from the way I did you.

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Posted in: From judo to ice cream See in context

Nice. Hope she comes up with an ice cream with less sugar and lots of fat. No low fat stuff please, that only makes you fat.

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Posted in: Man arrested for fracturing 8-year-old stepdaughter’s collarbone by hurling her across room See in context

Good on the school. I wish another school that was in the news recently had done something similar. That other girl died, by the way. Hoping the authorities in this case crate a fail-safe environment for this kid. Young kids being hurt or losing lives to abusive parents or stepparents is JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!!!

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Posted in: Man cons woman out of ¥6.35 mil in romance fraud See in context

Love is blind. Sigh.

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Posted in: Sushi chain worker uploads video of fish taken from trash can See in context

"We deeply apologize for causing disgust and unease to our customers because of this footage," 

Not the footage silly, it’s the knowledge of the deed.

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Posted in: Aso retracts remark about people who don't have children See in context

It’s a level of stupidity you couldn’t write a Hollywood script for. And what do you mean by conditional retraction of remarks?

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Posted in: High court rejects claim of wrongful domestic violence certification by ex-husband See in context

It’s not clear in this particular case, but just saying that domestic violence does have the possibility of being unjustly used. Anyway, what caught my attention to comment here was the ‘kick on the backside’. You should NEVER do that. For many reasons of course, one being if a person is not expecting it, the involuntary muscles in the back being unprepared (worse if you lower back muscles are weak) can immediately give you a lumbar disc herniation. What we commonly call slipped disc. And it’s more serious than most people think it to be.

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Posted in: Japan's 10-day Golden Week holiday stirs concern among investors See in context

GW is always such a dilemma. Beautiful weather to visit places outside of Tokyo. But the crowds and the traffic make you kinda envy the rare peace on Tokyo streets or in the trains.

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Posted in: Sign of the times See in context

Agree with backpacking, sorry safety guy’s always the spoilsport. International travellers all ages and sizes don’t need this. I know 99.99% would find these fun, but maybe more apt for a dedicated place, say an illusion museum. That can be a lot of fun. Public places/stations, simpler the better. Good usage of contrasting colors, good lighting, good signage, textures etc.

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Posted in: Bodies of elderly couple found in Tokyo apartment See in context

I find your comment a bit disrespectful.....

There were zero comments, 3 questions and nothing disrespectful. You’re taking a line of thinking way off from what is clearly put in my post. In any case, again there was no disrespect meant !!!!!!

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Posted in: Bodies of elderly couple found in Tokyo apartment See in context

Police said it appears the two died of natural causes but said autopsies will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

What does that mean? How could 2 people die simultaneously of natural causes? And when there’s going to be autopsies anyway, why speak too soon?

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Posted in: Man arrested for buying cup meant for ¥100 coffee but pouring ¥150 latte into it See in context

Guilty, here. Yours truly did exactly that, by mistake once. Went over to the garçon who just gave me a wink and said daijobudesu.

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Posted in: Osaka downplays dispute over skin color in anime See in context

Is is just me? or is she like, the sweetest person ever?

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Posted in: Filipino man arrested over murder of Japanese student in 2004 See in context

Japan does not have an extradition treaty with the Philippines

Although not totally unheard of, odd that these 2 countries generally considered friendly don’t have this.

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Posted in: Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closing in on world No. 1 ranking See in context

Well done. She’s now my all time favourite Japanese player together with Date!!

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Posted in: Tokyo Metro offers free food to ease crowding on Tozai line See in context

They’re going to have to think beyond tempura and soba for this to be sustainable. Address the root cause and not the direct cause. Not much they can do about the tracks, space is limited. Something on the lines of scheduling, increased train numbers, longer trains etc. It’s not easy, but what is?

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Posted in: Chinese court sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling as diplomatic row deepens See in context

Every country has the right to implement their laws, no doubt. But this particular case is nothing but relaliation and childish behavior by China. A bit of frustration towards the stupids, too who know well there are thousands of ways to get trapped in China. And still take those silly risks for a few hundred (maybe thousand) bucks. Make no mistake. when it comes to matters like these, China is NK in disguise.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife says he is suffering 'harsh' treatment in detention center See in context

and being denied his daily medication

You have got to be kidding me!!!

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Posted in: 20% of emergency calls in 2018 did not require ambulance response: NPA See in context

That statistic just by itself, I don’t find too alarming. What would hurt is if this caused a lot of other legitimate people not to have got an ambulance due to this. Need more data. (Also when a silly person calls 119 to enquire a number of a store, they aren’t actually asking for an ambulance, are they?) The title is therefore, misleading.

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Posted in: Automatic train operation test conducted on Tokyo's Yamanote loop line See in context

to cope with a possible shortage of drivers amid its declining population

Have you seen te crowds in trains? Take a few off there and train them to be drivers.

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Posted in: In Japan, a scramble for new workers disrupts traditional hiring practices See in context

@ Pure Gaijin - Why would anyone ever assume any country is “perfect” before coming there?

Ganbare. Let me clarify. What I meant was not ‘perfect’ in that sense. Of course this is the one country I’d still choose to live in, given so many factors that are indeed genuine.

What I meant was Japan has (to a great extent, rightly so) the image that of a just and fair work culture that may not 100% be living up to that image.

But at the same time I also do understand that treating performers and non performers justly and on basis of merit in dearth of adequate work force is a difficult job.

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Posted in: In Japan, a scramble for new workers disrupts traditional hiring practices See in context

Of course!! The treatment of performers and non performers as equals HAS to stop!! We are not living in a communist setup. I’ve been surprised (read educated) how my own image of Japanese professionals has changed over the few years I’ve been here. I think before coming to Japan everyone starts with assuming it’s all perfect. And then the education begins.

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Posted in: Nissan files claim against Ghosn's sister in Brazilian court See in context

The guys at Nissan are forgetting Ghosn is a person and Nissan is a brand. Seems to me they’re hurting their own brand image for a futile chase. Of course, all this while hiding behind the establishment.

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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

because if your legs are warm, you won’t be able to concentrate

So I’m guessing they don’t concentrate in summer at all?

I agree with most posters here, why not simply give them the option.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

Very sad to hear......... AGAIN!!!!!!

What’s going on!!! Aren’t people reading/hearing the news and being more careful???

if it’s in JT, it’s surely in the local media. The technology is available to deal with such situations and looks like it needs to be made mandatory before the next kid gets hurt. I won’t be surprised if it was a family car. These have huge blind sectors.

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Posted in: Homeless Australian man who helped thwart attack charged with theft See in context

He deserves no money.

tell that to the thousands who donated. I would’ve too, if I knew. we are quick to categorize people but the conscience of the majority of the people in this world is dynamic. It’s human nature.

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Posted in: Homeless Australian man who helped thwart attack charged with theft See in context

I’d say it’s a surprise but There’s good and bad in everyone. Can’t deny either. Good job on the day of the attack. You saved lives!! God bless you. But these other issues will need to follow the course as well. Good luck to you. And spend that money wisely please.

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Posted in: Woman’s body found in Roppongi apartment See in context

4F is just about the height of the expressway there. Very noisy. Can’t havd a decent conversation if you don’t shut the windows. Won’t be surprised if the neighbors didn’t hear a thing.

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Posted in: Youngest Othello world champion flown home by man whose record he beat See in context

Nice to read. Congratulations to the boy on the title and also the pilot’s announcement. Must’ve felt great.

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