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Posted in: Woman arrested for burying infant’s body at temple in Yamanashi Prefecture See in context

What happens to these poor women who are so desperate and unsure what to do?

Absolutely ridiculous thing to say.

She is in her 30s. Not some teenager.

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Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested for drunk driving in Okinawa See in context

However, harassing US servicemen because you hope they had a beer so you can arrest them is not a good use of taxpayer yen.

No, but stopping and arresting drivers over twice the legal limit is.

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Posted in: Man suspected of driving into crowd, village office in Ibaraki See in context

I wonder what demonic forces had entered into him to do such horrendous life threatening crimes

Help and understanding on mental illness is nit great

Clearly belief in demonic forces being one of them.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating girlfriend’s son, rupturing his eardrum See in context

So she's blameless is all this is she?

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Posted in: 91-year-old man referred to prosecutors over hit-and-run of dog See in context

Friggin' please! I loved my dog almost as much as my children, but I would never have jailed such an elderly man for it's death. As much as I love dogs, elevating the value on the former before the latter is nonsensica

Maybe if you read the article rather than just the headline it would make mroe sense.

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Posted in: 1st round of treated water release off Fukushima plant completed See in context

Money over health... shame shame shame!

Hysterics, propaganda and witchcraft over science... shame shame shame!

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Posted in: 1st round of treated water release off Fukushima plant completed See in context

Not a scientist so I have zero idea of how this works, but how in the world do they dilute it?

The same way you dilute mud to wash it off football boots, or dilute soft drink concentrates in any family restaurant drink bar machine.

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Posted in: Hokkaido startup aims for the stars with high-altitude balloon trips See in context

This doesn't seem like a well thought out plan at all. Super risky, and doesn't seem to consider several basic things - the amount of breathable air in a small sealed box isn't much (since humans need approximately 250 mls. of oxygen each minute and 21% of air is oxygen), it's VERY cold at those altitudes, real risk of CO2 poisoning, cabin pressure, and the survivability of the pod in the event that an emergency parachute is needed to control descen

Ah, what a shame you're not on the team! If only they had posted job openings on tabloid news sites you could have told them all this. I bet none of their aeronautical engineers thought of this stuff.

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Posted in: Kishida, 3 ministers eat Fukushima fish to show it's safe See in context

How often they do that? Everyday? Breakfast, lunch and dinner?

So despite all the scoffing over the last year demanding exactly this, you're still not satisfied?

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Posted in: 100-year-old gingko trees may get ax for Tokyo redevelopment project See in context

I don't think anything will get the Japanese out on large numbers against the state.

Trying to imply Japanese are scared of the state? Hardly. It's because most, like me, don't care.

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Posted in: 100-year-old gingko trees may get ax for Tokyo redevelopment project See in context

Indeed. Not about the trees at all. Any excuse for a "look at me!".

Social Media. Curse of the modern world.

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Posted in: South Korea sees no scientific problem with Fukushima water release plan See in context

Unlike the Housewives of the Internet, democratic governments can't dismiss the opinions of those educated in the matter.

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Posted in: 2 men steal ¥3 million from apartment in Tokyo See in context

It's not confusing. The company rents it. Just like my company rents my house and leases my car and pays my driver.

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Posted in: Bullet train services disrupted again after holiday chaos See in context

You can't afford a shinkansen???

Tokyo to Osaka ia only around 15,000~20,000.

You must be confusing exchange rates. I spend more than that on lunch, booze and snacks while waiting for it.

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Posted in: Woman charged with murder of infant she left in vacant lot in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

I want to know how relatives, friends and healthcare professionals, not to mention the biological fathers, could all be oblivious to the killer's mental state and obvious need for support.

Someone willing to smash their own baby's head in will do so whether support was available or not.

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Posted in: No more ice cream with Mount Fuji: Japan train line phases out snack carts See in context

JR Tokai makes loads off the Tokaido Shinkansen, and btw they're a privstised monopoly, so have an obligation to provide a public service. They've forgotten about the people who use the train.

Hahaha... While there may very well be an obligation to provide transportation I doubt there is any commitment to serving ice cream.

If only it were so simple. What they make from ticket sales is irrelevant. This is a separate revenue stream in their business. It's clearly not profitable, or they would continue it.

If nobody used the green cars, they would be phased out too.

Business is business. Demand dictates what services are offered.

If those food carts were super popular and selling well, they would be increased. But they ain't.

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Posted in: Pokemon card shop in Osaka says it will refuse to buy cards from any Vietnamese people See in context

@Antiquesaving,

Now you can down vote this fact.

The problem is these days few people are able to separate identifying a problem from condoning it.

Too busy virtue signalling to read in context.

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Posted in: No more ice cream with Mount Fuji: Japan train line phases out snack carts See in context

Nostalgia doesn't pay the bills unfortunately.

At the end of the day, if it's loss-making they have to shut it down.

If it were profitable, they would continue it.

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Posted in: Man arrested for filming up woman’s skirt says he was sexually frustrated See in context

I don’t watch filth, I have high morals and a son. I’m talking about what is illegal and what is not.

What you're doing is reaching and moving the goalposts.

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Posted in: Man arrested for filming up woman’s skirt says he was sexually frustrated See in context

When you say is watching pornography a crime, yes it is if it involves minors or beastial acts and so should it be if it portrays rape and abuse like scenarios.

My god... What stuff are you watching?

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Posted in: Man arrested for filming up woman’s skirt says he was sexually frustrated See in context

[porn] should be banned to prevent people from getting sick ideas in their head like the pervert who committed this heinous crime.

Oh, if only we could go back 50 years or so before everyone had the Internet or VHS players. It must have been great to live in a sex-crime free society!

(except all those rapists who looked at naughty magazines and pictures of course)

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Posted in: Man arrested for filming up woman’s skirt says he was sexually frustrated See in context

Of course it’s immoral, [porn] leads to immoral and deviant behaviour

Don't forget Rock & Roll and wearing jeans!

Foul stuff.

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Posted in: Japan eyes new system to fine cyclists for traffic violations See in context

You are. While you are correct about cyclists riding on the right side of the road, there are many times when cyclists are riding on sidewalks which doesn't have a wrong or right side. If you are only looking right when pulling out and not looking left as well, then you are liable to hit not only cyclists, but pedestrians as well. I cannot count the many times drivers are only focused on looking to the right while ignoring everything to their left. Be more careful, please.

Sigh. I said roads. Not sidewalks. Let's assume we're all intelligent enough to know the difference.

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Posted in: Japan eyes new system to fine cyclists for traffic violations See in context

Good. The first one to clamp down on is cycling on the road on the wrong side. You are naturally looking right when pulling out on to a 2~3 lane main road as that's where the vehicles are coming from... Only to almost have a cyclist smash in to your near-side as as you pull out. And they seem to think you're in the wrong.

Anyone who drives around major cities knows what I mean.

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Posted in: NASA hears 'heartbeat' from Voyager 2 after inadvertant blackout See in context

The Voyager program has fascinated me since it was launched when I was a kid in 1977

Yet you know so little about it.

Voyager 1 still has another 25,000 years before it leaves our solar system

Even the same article states...

Voyager 1 was mankind's first spacecraft to enter the interstellar medium, in 2012

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Posted in: Japan considering restricting senior citizens’ access to ATMs See in context

It does say "if there hasn't been a transaction for one year". So it doesn't sound so bad.

A slight bit of knee jerk reaction I think.

Maybe if it hasn't been used in one year, drop the daily ATM withdrawal limit to 50万. That's not unreasonable for any account of an age.

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Posted in: Ford says it will stop competing in over-served markets See in context

Ford sold roughly 4.2 billion vehicles last year.

@moderator: impressive

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Posted in: Kishida warns Japan on brink of social dysfunction amid falling birthrate See in context

Bad news guys, we're on the brink of losing our social function.

But on the good news side of things, we're doing a damn fine job of holding on to our stubbornness.

Hooray for us.

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Posted in: Video game hub Japan confronts problem of addiction See in context

Devices and consoles can be physically removed. Mobile data plans can be terminated. WiFi access can be restricted at the router level.

If you don't know how to do that, everyone knows at least one technical professional in their social circle who can help with the last one.

And stop this habit of immediately handing over phones/ipads to toddlers when you meet up with all the other mums for coffee and cake. When we go out to a family restaurant, 9 times out of 10 the whole family on the table next to us are all on their phones for the entire meal, pausing only to take a picture of the food when it arrives.

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Posted in: Japan aims to revive inbound tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2025 See in context

On the plus side right now, ticket prices to Japan are kind of cheap.

Can scoop up US$560 non-stop economy seats from Montreal right now.

No you can't. Cheapest you can get right now is around 250,000 JPY.

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