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Posted in: Teacher arrested for upskirt filming admits having done it on at least 150 occasions: police See in context

Japan needs to stop calling it a "public nuisance law" and call it what it actually is: sexual assault.

This PoS better be fired from his job and never be able to teach again.

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

He's being arrested on what grounds? It's not his fault the government cronies made a mistake. Are the ones responsible for the wrong transfer being fired and arrested too?

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Posted in: Electricity, gasoline and many food and drink items now cost more in Japan. What are you doing in your daily life to cut back on costs? See in context

I stick to generic brands / local supermarket brands and buy stuff in the evening when it's priced down. Sometimes buy in bulk to stock up when something on my list goes on sale.

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Posted in: Meet the Japanese Colonel Sanders, who’s passionate about fried chicken See in context

KFC in Japan is ridiculously overpriced and not that great. They don't even have popcorn chicken and mash!

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Posted in: Do you use toilet slippers at your home? See in context

Uh, what? No.

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Posted in: Japan to trial small group tours from 4 countries See in context

How hypocritical of Japan, allowing their own citizens to jet off to other countries freely but only allowing certain "tourists" to come in on a trial basis and basically forcing them to the same restrictions and confinements as you would get if you visited North Korea. Other countries should ban Japan tourists from going in until Japan lets go of this farce of "trial tour groups" and opens fully with no restrictions.

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Posted in: 7-month-old boy dies from ruptured liver See in context

This whole case stinks of negligence. It's clear the case workers assigned to this family were incompetent and failed in their duty to protect the kids and remove them from an unsafe environment. They should be fired and charged with criminal negligence.

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

This entire case reads like a comedy. Honestly, I don't blame the man for absconding with the cash. It wasn't his fault. And as per usual, Japanese bureaucracy dragged its feet long enough for the man to make his getaway. Maybe this will finally be the lesson for the Japanese government and officials that sitting around umm-ing and erm-ing and thinking and considering and planning does absolutely nothing.

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Posted in: Director Martin Scorsese said recently that many people today rarely bother to watch movies or TV shows made before their own time. Do you agree, and if so, why do you think this is? See in context

Depends on the person and their tastes. Personally, I enjoy movies and shows from the past and now. Movies before had to work within the limitations of technology and special effects so in some ways, they were more creative and script and acting driven, giving them an edge over movies today that are sometimes too reliant on CGI. Like, one of my all-time favorite TV shows is Bewitched, which came out in the 60s and its first season was shot in black and white. Sure, to those used to the advanced CGI used nowadays, the special effects on Bewitched may seem antiquated and silly but you can appreciate the talent, skill, and creativity that went behind creating all that magic. Also, as a horror movie fan, some of the best horror flicks - in my opinion anyway - came out in the 70s and 80s. So yeah, matter of taste.

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Posted in: Girl who disappeared in Yamanashi in 2019 confirmed dead after bone DNA test See in context

What a tragic end to a horrible and traumatic event. I hope the family at least gets some closure from this and gets to give their little girl a well deserved funeral so she can finally rest in peace.

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Posted in: 10 dead, suspect, 18, arrested in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket See in context

The fact that I don't even blink or blanch at news of shootings in the US anymore should be a sign that something is very wrong. Gun violence is so prevalent in the States that it's almost like, "welp. Day in the life of an American." What's it going to take for them to tighten then reins on gun control over there - when someone guns down an entire town?

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Posted in: Earth given 50-50 chance of hitting key warming mark by 2026 See in context

I've been marathoning natural disaster movies and it's honestly terrifying that all those scenarios could be in our future. I wonder if this imminent threat will be enough for countries to put their differences aside and work together to minimize the effects of global warming.

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Posted in: Ukraine opens first war crimes trial of captured Russian See in context

Gods he looks like a child. What a damn waste. His life is basically over.

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Posted in: Russia's Pussy Riot on European tour to help Ukraine See in context

Sing it! Take a stand and hopefully people will find the courage to push back.

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Posted in: Japan accepted 74 refugees in 2021, highest on record See in context

74? WOOOOW! What a stunning amount! I mean compared to say, Turkey who continues to be the world's largest refugee-hosting country, home to 3.7 million refugees, Japan should pat itself on its back for taking in seventy-five. Pathetic. I'm surprised they even released these stats to the public; guess they felt this was a triumph not an absolute abject failure. Then again, Japan has never been 100% accommodating for non-Japanese residents who work and live there so it's no surprise that refugees would go elsewhere. Why try to seek asylum in a country that treats you like a parasite?

https://www.unrefugees.org/refugee-facts/statistics/

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Posted in: Cannes marks its 75th year in nostalgic form See in context

Crimes of the Future looks fascinating and has such a stellar cast! I love a good body horror flick. And Top Gun will be pure popcorn entertainment goodness.

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Posted in: NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people See in context

NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people

In other words, this just means "don't get caught racially profiling people." Xenophobia runs rampant through Japan's bureaucracy so until they enact laws that prohibit such behavior, nothing will change for the non-Japanese residents living in Japan.

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Posted in: Town in Yamaguchi Prefecture sues after ¥46.3 mil subsidy mix-up See in context

This whole situation is suss. Why didn't the bank used to wire the money just reverse the transaction? Did it really take them that long to realize their mistake? What did the guy do with the money because that is a massive amount of cash to move and surely wherever he moved it to, if it was done electronically, it surely would have raised some flags. This is the Japanese government's lack of investment in IT infrastructure and education coming to bite them in the behind.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving newborn baby in hotel room’s toilet bowl See in context

Purple, abortions in Japan are technically illegal, so there are circumstances where that is simply not available.

Not according to Google:

Abortions in Japan are available according to the conditions of the Maternal Protection Law, and up to 21 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy (in other words, within 21 weeks and 6 days after the start of the last menstrual period)

https://telljp.com/lifeline/tell-chat/homepage/resources/pregnancy-options/

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Posted in: Sometimes we overdo it, such as wearing masks all day because we are afraid of what other people think. I think we should review our mask-wearing measures for times when masks are unnecessary. See in context

Japan is a very conformist society and until someone very influential publicly doesn't wear a mask and/or the government issues an official statement to remove the masks, unfortunately for the people of Japan, mask wearing will continue. It's now less to do with protecting oneself and others from Covid and more because "everyone else is wearing one" mentality.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving newborn baby in hotel room’s toilet bowl See in context

Again, when did attempted murder (not 1st or 2nd degree murder, or even manslaughter) become a capital crime?

When she admitted that she didn't care if her CHILD lived or died. It takes a seriously sick and cold person to do and admit to something so vile.

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Posted in: Hold the world's madness, Eurovision has begun See in context

I love Eurovision. It's so delightfully bonkers.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving newborn baby in hotel room’s toilet bowl See in context

“I didn’t feel any affection [toward the baby] and didn’t intend to raise her. I didn’t really care if she died after leaving her in the toilet.”

Hang her. Don't want a child? Fine. Use goddamn contraceptives and get on the pill. Condom broke? Well she could have gotten an abortion. If she carried the pregnancy to term only to dump the baby in a toilet, not caring if she lived or died, she doesn't mercy or freedom. I'm absolutely disgusted by this "person's" actions. At the very least she should have dropped the baby off at the nearest clinic or hospital.

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Posted in: Driver hits 78-year-old man; then takes him home where he later dies See in context

Better than doing a hit and run but he should have been firm and taken the guy to a hospital. This is a classic case of how Japan's mentality of not wanting to be a bother to people, even when they get hit with a car apparently, can backfire. It should be simple logic and reaction to call the cops and/or the ambulance when accidents like this happen.

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Posted in: Man suspected of sexually assaulting teenage girl after giving her sleeping pills See in context

The prevalence of such crimes is a seriously worrying trend in Japan. What will it take for Japan to start up a sex offenders registry? And while they're at it, start educating the youth about online stranger danger. I feel like kids in Japan lack online safety awareness.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for disposing of infant’s body at trash disposal site See in context

Many years ago you could take unwanted babies to the fire station and they would take care of it.

Like the Baby Moses Law they have in the States where you can drop a baby off at a fire station or hospital? Can you do that in Japan? If not they should introduce it and baby hatches to prevent incidents like this from happening. How horrible and desperate must one be to dump a human being, a baby, like so much trash.

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Posted in: Aichi police on lookout for whoever stole public toilet’s flushing handle See in context

This is rather baffling. Does the Japanese police not have better and more important things to do than to chase after something as trivial as a stolen toilet flush handle? Also, who even goes round stealing toilet flush handles? What are they doing with it; preparing for an oddities museum of strange collections perhaps?

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

Thank you, Captain Obvious. However, unless Japanese society goes through a thorough reform, I doubt anything will change in this matter.

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Posted in: New ‘Doctor Who’ star is ‘Sex Education’ actor Ncuti Gatwa See in context

An admittedly odd choice in my opinion but I did like the actor in Sex Education, which is so funny and kept my spirits up after I finished the even funnier Derry Girls, so we'll see. David Tennant will forever remain my favorite Doctor though.

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Posted in: Japan's virtual YouTubers make millions from fans See in context

The videos are designed to make fans feel they are interacting directly with their favorite animated idols -- with viewers sometimes paying hundreds of dollars to have a single comment highlighted on a livestream.

This is honestly quite sad. Paying hundreds of dollars to interact with an animated character and have their comment highlighted? There are better ways to spend money and definitely better ways to spend one's time.

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