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Posted in: Woman goes on trial for burying body of newborn baby in Tokyo park See in context

Typical maturity of young Japanese women. Can't be solved with Universal Solution #1, An Angry Pout... So move on to #2, Hide It Out Of Sight, (like a child would) and the problem has gone away.

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Posted in: NHK praised for deaf interpreter use in Tokyo Games ceremony broadcasts See in context

@ShinkansenCaboose

Thanks for info. Makes sense.

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Posted in: Police extend reward period for info on 1996 murder of student See in context

There are no bounty hunters in Japan

Sounds like you need to lookup what a bounty hunter is.

There's no bounty to hunt.

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Posted in: NHK praised for deaf interpreter use in Tokyo Games ceremony broadcasts See in context

Well then one can't help but wonder why, if the majority of the deaf population prefer JSL, why bother to keep using MCJ... Or to use it as an intermediary?

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Posted in: Man arrested for indecent behavior with high school girl See in context

Either way. 17 is more than old enough to know what you are doing, why you are doing it, and which handbag you're going to spend it on

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Posted in: 4 men arrested for stealing ¥21.15 mil from homes in 5 prefectures See in context

We have very different ideas of what "violent crime" is

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested for smearing poo on teen’s backpack See in context

He attributed a general ill-will toward women, so decided to run a smear campaign

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Posted in: Beef bowl chain Matsuya now lets you exchange your rice for a salad, for free See in context

Though I refuse to use their stores where the staff don't bring the food out to you. Very stingy, the customer might as well go to the kitchen and cook it themselves.

You must be absolutely livid when visiting a yakiniku restaurant

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Posted in: Detained Sri Lankan 'treated like a dog,' says family after seeing video See in context

Very easy to say. Now explain how you are going to do it.

Logistically and economically impossible to accommodate every economic migrant.

There must be rules, there must be a barrier to entry.

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Posted in: ‘Crystal candy’ traditional Japanese sweets look like magical wagashi jewels from a fairy tale See in context

Looks more like Walter White starting producing Tutti Frutti flavour

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Posted in: Frenchman in Tokyo ends hunger strike over his 'abducted' children See in context

Well... that went well

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Posted in: Heatwave hits Hokkaido ahead of Olympic marathon See in context

"so far the countermeasures are going quite well, are successful."

The primary countermeasure being "ignoring" followed closely by "pretending nothing's wrong"

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Posted in: 5-year-old boy dies after being left unattended in school bus for hours See in context

So if he was found on the bus going to school.... That means he never got off the bus.

How come he was not noticed missing at registration?

And how come, if was noticed missing at registration, parents not called?

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Posted in: Victims of mass murder at care home remembered on 5th anniversary See in context

And if you want some help, just Google the following...

"japan disability shame"

Then, for more of the same, why not Google...

"japan family member leprosy discrimination"

"hibakusha discrimination"

(note the discrimination of descendents)

And there's plenty more

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Posted in: Victims of mass murder at care home remembered on 5th anniversary See in context

Wrong. They are not afraid of publicity, they are afraid of being discriminated against because they have/had a disabled family member.

If you don't believe that, you haven't been here long enough.

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Posted in: What is umami, the mysterious taste of Japanese cooking? See in context

That stuff will kill you . . . literally!

Quite amazing how many people still quote this and believe it.

Try googling it. Go on... Just once. Google is your friend.

Or, you can continue to quote old wives' tales.

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Posted in: Victims of mass murder at care home remembered on 5th anniversary See in context

Out of fear of facing discrimination, many families are reluctant to reveal the victims' names.

Shame on you Japan.

The very existence of such fear is far worse than one crazy individual doing something awful.

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Posted in: Frenchman's hunger strike over 'abducted' kids enters third week See in context

Doesn't matter how much he protests. Very few Japanese, if any, care

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Posted in: Lack of parental knowledge about paperwork behind stateless children in Japan See in context

It's only poorly written for people who can't read

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Posted in: Top court says laws requiring married couples to have same surname constitutional See in context

Perfectly fair.

Nobody says it's the woman that must change. Couple can choose.

Enough of this liberal nomsems

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Posted in: 2 children found dead, mother wounded in Gunma home See in context

Are we going to blame this one on postpartum depression too?

7 years after the birth of the last child?

Poor sad mother?

No?

Coward. Selfish. Murderer.

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Posted in: Woman, baby die in suspected murder-suicide after fall from bridge See in context

Moreover, the article referenced by other posters on tokyoreporter proves this was absolutely nothing to do with postpartum depression.

But don't let the facts get in the way of your moral highground.

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Posted in: Woman, baby die in suspected murder-suicide after fall from bridge See in context

Postpartum depression?

No.

Cowardly and selfish.

And that's why it's not in the 'sympathy' section, but in the crime section.

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Posted in: Woman, baby die in suspected murder-suicide after fall from bridge See in context

And selfish too

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Posted in: Woman, baby die in suspected murder-suicide after fall from bridge See in context

Coward

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Posted in: Woman sues Hokkaido gov't for not giving benefits to same-sex couples See in context

Applied twice and still denied. The bean counter or counters in charged must have personal problem with these minorities. Now the tax payer is face with a damage bill plus back payments because this bean counter is a racist. Sack the bean counter who denied both applications and settle out of court w

Actually the "bean counter" did his job perfectly.

He counted two beans.

Application denied.

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Posted in: Mother, 4-year-old son killed in car crash See in context

Note that the article says the larger car was hit from the right.

ie, he was hit on the driver's side (Japan is RHD), but came out more or less unscathed with minor injuries (probably a bit of whiplash). A side impact is significantly more risky than a head on.

The front of a car is the best place to have an impact in a regular car. You have the crumple zone, 1/3 of the chassis, front cross member, firewall all acting to soak up impact and protect the cabin.

Yet the Kei, having such little structural strength, killed 2 and seriously injured the remaining 3.

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Posted in: Mother, 4-year-old son killed in car crash See in context

Whoever here is arguing for Kei cars knows little about vehicle construction.

In order to keep the weight down, the chassis is made of lighter, less rigid, steel alloy and significantly thinner than a regular car.

The horizontal and vertical cabin supports are not structural. There is little roll protection.

There is no upper structural support for the rear quarter, as they were originally envisaged as cargo vehicles and tweaked later to allow passengers.

You are accustomed to trusting that a car has passed crash tests, side impact tests, roll tests... And assume the same is for all cars. Well... Not for Kei. The crash tests rating required is just a fraction of a regular car. This is why Keis are not sold/exported to most other countries except developing nations. They simply don't pass the safety requirements.

If a Kei used a similar amount of structural metal as a regular car, it would simply be too heavy to move.

From the outside, to the untrained eye, a car is a car. But the difference between them is like a solid oak table compared to a cheap home store flatpack desk.

Airbags won't help you.

The classification was never intended for a passenger car to be driven at high speeds.

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