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Posted in: World Rugby advises teams to cover up tattoos at 2019 World Cup in Japan See in context

Going backwards, World Rugby? A rather obscene and derogatory request, that.

@gogogo. Yes, but that too should be done away with. It’s not protecting anything, trust me.

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Posted in: U.S. again slashing number of refugees it will accept See in context

I dare say the following but refugees are just ONE type of immigrants. Let’s not mix the two. While each country should be free to have their own immigration criteria, the refugee crisis is a burden that should be collectively addressed, not just the US.

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Posted in: Probe into foreigners' health insurance abuse stirs controversy See in context

If the probe returned with zero results, what was the driver for it? Maybe one suspicious case that eventually turned out to be a false alarm? Not funny.

Probe wasted taxpayers’ money, that foreigners pay a bit too, no?

If the resident status has been acquired fraudulently, then that’s another probe altogether. Residents then using the insurance system for saving treatment cost is not abuse but a loophole. Go figure.

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Posted in: Japanese man extradited from Argentina goes on trial for murder of Chinese woman See in context

he had no prior intent to kill her.

Did he withdraw cash in self defense too?

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open after Serena Williams penalized a game See in context

Congratulations to a new champion. That’s always a good thing for sport. Just woke up to this and will be seeking video footage on the net soon. Haven’t been a big fan of Serena, but seems this will take the cake.

Yesssssss! What a game from Naomi-chan!! Unbelievable! Only lost 1 set in whole tournaments. First Japanese to ever win a major title! She will be Japan's number one hero now, and will send the spirit of disaster victims soaring. Serena Williams is a bad sport and should now retire. Naomi-chan has arrived!

I don’t know what it is about your comments that generally give me a sick feeling, even on occasions when I can’t find a reason to disagree with them. And funny thing is I probably even love Japan more than you do.

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Posted in: Tests begin to run bullet train at faster speed inside tunnel See in context

Typo: constricted

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Posted in: Tests begin to run bullet train at faster speed inside tunnel See in context

It’s not so much structural as it is about aerodynamics. The mouth of the tunnel is designed as to deflect the huge high pressure wave created at the exact point the train enters the tunnel. Air is deflected to a larger area when outside the tunnel and suddenly that space is constructed. I think the tests have to do with that.

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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context

On humanitarian grounds, the government should issue a special residence permit to illegal residents who have long been living with family in Japan

I dare to say that would set a bad bad precedent......

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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context

Law is law, and the law itself should be based on human nature and the complications that come along with it.

We can’t fault those following the law because if they didn’t, who knows what would sneak up behind to bite.

Its sad that these families had to beat separation but they’d have been well advised not to break the law.

I guess there’s no restriction on the members remaining in Japan to travel to the home country.

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Posted in: Toyota's new Crown detects pedestrians approaching from behind See in context

Splendid!! Never too late. I always feel for the poor kids who lost their lives to their parents’ errors.

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Posted in: Man gets life in prison for murder of 7-year-old girl in 2005 See in context

So he apologized to mom for causing trouble. And to the girl’s family? Would be good to know if he showed sorrow, repentance?

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Posted in: In-person, online bullying led to 2016 suicide of 13-yr-old girl See in context

It is very sad to read this indeed. What kind of behaviour could lead a girl all of 13, to even think in that direction. She’d have been so bitterly bitter. Rest in peace.

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Posted in: 69-year-old camp site employee kills man, injures man's son in Gumma car incident See in context

Misleading title. Anyhoo, poor man. His family would be devastated. On the roads, always account for your idiocy, and others’ too

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Posted in: Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use toilet See in context

That’s it. I’m reading no more news today. Got my full day’s entertainment dose here.

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Posted in: Need for foreign language disaster alerts for travelers rises in Japan See in context

Quick thinking young lady and once again proves the willingness of the Japanese people’s exceptance of foreign visitors to there country. An ancient custom still practiced today. I’ll always Love the country and the people of the Rising Sun, Sincerely !

That, sir would be a huge contradiction. Whereas hats off to the young lady (sincerely), if it were such a strong will on the part of the majority of the local populace, she wouldn’t be needing to do that anyway. There’d be enough in way of procedure. No?

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Posted in: New law urges overworked Japan Inc to rethink work styles See in context

Dentsu was fined all of $6,000 after that case. It’s not funny, it’s insulting.

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Posted in: Need for foreign language disaster alerts for travelers rises in Japan See in context

Very good to see some (very few, though) locals taking a step forward. On the other hand if this is being realized now, the foreigners already living here since god knows when, have thus far been dispensable? Cool.

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Posted in: Filipino woman killed in suspected hit-and-run in Saitama See in context

Very sad. Yes another. Rest In Peace Josephine.

when he is, which he will be, will say, “I didn’t realize I hit anybody.” Cowards!

Just curious if a male suspect has been established.

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Posted in: Japan harassment website takes complaints to extremes See in context

It’s an online way to do what can be done in real world that’s it. It’ll give you some convenience at best. There’s a human behind every computer or smartphone screen. Things will change when the actions and reactions of those humans are the most appropriate for every case and situation.

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Posted in: Waseda professor fired over sexual harassment reported by student See in context

Shame. Saying the things that he said in front of the full class would’ve been embarrassing. He won’t die wondering why she complained. Crisp action by the administration as well.

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Posted in: Prosecutors raid space agency over bureaucrat's bribery case See in context

know what’s gonna happen now. Deep deeep bows with ani pointing to space.

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Posted in: World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117 See in context

RIP. She lived through a lot of what we call history now lol. Radio, TV and a lot of other things came when she must’ve been in her 20s

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Posted in: Phone scammers arrested after one forgets ‘fraud manual,’ phones at convenience store See in context

Yknow the thing I find striking here, is the presence of mind of the worker. Didn’t just keep it aside as noneofmybusiness or run behind the scammer to promptly hand it over. Good job kid.

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Posted in: Ruling party lawmaker says LGBT couples lack 'productivity' See in context

Photo caption: If snafu had a face..........

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Posted in: Japan moves to accept more foreign workers, but hurdles remain See in context


Japan needs to get its head out of the sand.

Sand? You’re being kind

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Posted in: Filipino man gets life term over 2004 gang rape-murder See in context

Don't know if the remorse is genuine or not, but let his daughter know what a demon he was.

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Posted in: Man arrested for raping woman in Tokyo; admits to similar crimes from 4 years ago See in context

He’s sick to do that with a passed out woman. So clearly needs treatment.

He’s a criminal to make that woman pass out. So needs enough jail time too.

sad specimen

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Posted in: High court rejects damages claim by leprosy victim's son See in context

Denying that children face discrimination and ill-treatment because of their parents?

Not at all. Just commenting on this particular case after reading the article in detail. Seems fair to me. Justice my not always need to appear to be done when lots of money is doled out.

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Posted in: High court rejects damages claim by leprosy victim's son See in context


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