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Posted in: Operator of missing Hokkaido boat apologizes for causing fatal accident See in context

"I made the final decision to depart on the condition that the captain make the decision to turn back if the seas got rough,"

I’m 100% confident that’s a lie. The Master (skipper) is the one ultimately responsible for all lives on board and to think that he wanted to sail out while the office boss putting a condition on this would be ridiculous. It would be conflict of interest for both parties. They killed the master, crew and passengers out of greed and negligence.

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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

The school that my child goes to has a few rules on the “don’ts” and that’s just about it. No uniform, no draconian dress codes or hairstyle restrictions that make kids feel like robots. HE LOVES IT !!!

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Posted in: China accuses U.S. of show of force with Taiwan Strait passage See in context

China needs to sit down and take a look at the UNCLOS.

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Posted in: Police assist local Kurdish community with Turkish-language newspaper See in context

Well done Kawaguchi. Really nice to see the word “welcomed” here.

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Posted in: Ex-transport minister Hata, 53, dies from COVID-19 after falling ill on Dec 24 See in context

Rest in Peace, Hata. Poor taste to use a picture that includes a controversial visit when the bloke’s just passed away. Seriously. This is not the time, Japan Today !

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Posted in: Big carbon? Oil majors turn to nature to help plug revenue gap See in context

The Californian firm expects to generate $1 billion for landowners over the next 10 years

Unless you’re referring to a BP operation in the USA, it’s basically a UK firm headquartered in London.

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Posted in: Japanese anti-sexual violence ad, #ActiveBystander, becomes online hit See in context

Sorry, as a foreigner, I know better than to get into this but hope the locals pick it up well!!

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Posted in: Hamilton poised for record-equaling 7th F1 title in Turkey See in context

Love the sport and yes it is exciting that someone will equal someone’s record. At the same time, it is not exciting too. There’s way too much difference between the top car and the last one on the grid.

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Posted in: Japan's tallest skyscraper, 'Torch Tower,' to be built in Tokyo See in context

Was not impressed with the name and then the background explanation made it worse. Sigh.

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Posted in: Chinese authorities take control of U.S. consulate in Chengdu See in context

As one who’s a big fan neither Of China nor of the USA (please don’t confuse USA with American people), I’d like to see China receive a nice diplomatic whack this time around. Their bullying has now reached vulgar levels when they should be apologizing, correcting and preventing !!!! Chinese people, this doesn’t mean you, more the CCP.

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Posted in: Yamato becomes Japan's 1st city to 'ban' use of phones while walking See in context

Good start. Please understand this is not an airtight control measure. It’s about litigation when such use of phone is involved. People will still do it as it says there’s no penalties just for doing it. But if doing it leads to the next offense, becomes easier to sue. The ban for now is probably for litigation purposes. I’d have been sued several times by now for intentionally bumping into zombies.

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Posted in: Cloth mask deliveries to begin Friday under controversial Abe initiative See in context

Look, I’ll take it. Before the emergency was announced in Tokyo, I had been teleworking for a month already. I had no family that I could send to the drugstore to hoard the masks that were there at the time. So whatever I had from influenza 2 years ago, I’m using now and down to my last 2. So could’ve been good if at least these masks were any good instead of a cloth that’s same as the hankeys that I already have. Feeling like the last gazelle in the herd with the lion closing in.

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Posted in: Mayor admits to accepting cash from scandal-hit lawmaker Kawai See in context

Is the amount correct? 200k? I’d sue him for humiliation.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing See in context

Social Distancing: how ironic that it’s always been there mentally, just if the physical aspect could be addressed, would go a long way to help.

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Posted in: Koike urges cooperation to avoid Tokyo lockdown See in context

prevention is better than cure. Send out instructions not requests for cooperation

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Posted in: For some Fukushima evacuees, Olympics no reason for cheer See in context

Sucks for Japan, the timing of this. Really bad luck. But hope the authorities will do the right thing, for everyone’s safety.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for abusing wife See in context

It should be 0.05 g/dL and not mm. And that’s super drunk.

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Posted in: Injured badminton star Momota to return to Japan on Wed See in context

The driver was killed. Did you not read the article?

apologies. Missed that part.

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Posted in: Injured badminton star Momota to return to Japan on Wed See in context

World No. 1 men's badminton player Kento Momota, who was injured in a fatal crash in Malaysia, 


anyway wishing the hero speedy recovery.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape breaks up legal 'dream team' See in context

Ghosn is a nightmare.

not yet. Wait for it :-)

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Posted in: England fined for encroaching on All Blacks haka at Rugby World Cup See in context

Could’ve been anything from jealousy out of not having something of their own (or maybe intimidation). But seriously whatever formation you make, you’re just an onlooker and the little English felt exactly that for the duration of the kiwis’ limelight.

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Posted in: Japan rugby captain Leitch still dazed after emotional night See in context

I don't think so. Rugby is a physical contact sport, and isn't really suitable with Japanese style of playing sport; just look at how Japanese play soccer. Japanese soccer players use technical skills to pass ball around and avoid physical contact.

Even the current Japanese national rugby team is dominated by foreigners.

After the rugby world cup is over, the rugby fad in Japan will pass.

You’d be a finalist in the “missing the point” World Cup. The idea is that Japan doing well in this sport will generate interest in young sportspersons. By your logic, there’d be no Japanese in the national team. What are judo, wrestling, boxing? Japan is in them all!

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Posted in: U.S., Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea See in context

Noice. Next time, get the Aussies in as well.

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Posted in: Mother to be served fresh warrant over assault of girl before death See in context

This case has a long way to go but wherever it goes, I hope the punishment is deterrent enough to others. I initially thought she just allowed it to happen and wasn’t physically involved but turns out she’s no less than the father. Couple from hell.

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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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