Rory Koelewijn comments

Posted in: Convenience store worker fatally stabbed; suspect then kills himself See in context

@ Vanessa:

There isn't so many at all. Every one is a tragedy but for a country of 130 million people the numbers are tiny.

First, please get your facts straight: Japan has a population of around 126.5 million.

If you want to compare one country to another, you shouldn't do it in numbers, but in rates. So the burden of proof is on you, since you stated something so ridiculous.

Please show us that the numbers are tiny so we won't get caught in the fallacy of daily news articles versus actual rates...

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Posted in: Fuji TV says cyberbullying of 'Terrace House' star unforeseen See in context

Wesley, It's called 'cancel-culture. You don't have to be bad, but you just get cancelled, because of all the SJWs. The minorities own your ass!

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Posted in: Floods hit northeastern Japan as major river bursts banks See in context

Sorry, how would drones help??

No idea, but it might do more than praying, as 95% of the JapanToday comments suggest...

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Posted in: How Kumamoto hospital 'baby hatch' is doing after 13 years See in context

@ Jonathan Prin

No, don't make excuses with your virtue-signaling!

This lady got her brains F'ed out and got pregnant, but because it was inconvenient, she threw it away.

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl falls to her death from 6th-floor apartment See in context

RIP little angel. The parents don't deserve any blame, they've already been punished enough.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left in car for 7 hours See in context

@ Ccs9056

It doesn't matter what he did or didn't think. He was responsible for his child and because of him the child is no more.

Facts don't care about your feelings...

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left in car for 7 hours See in context

@ nickstery

I'm sure it wasn't on purpose, but to call it an unfortunate accident doesn't do justice to this gross neglect by the 'father'.

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Posted in: Schools reopen in some parts of Japan after pandemic shutdown See in context

It's just like the flu!

OPEN all the school! OPEN them NOW!!!

sarcasm, by the way

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Posted in: At least 1,900 complain over dirty masks delivered by gov't See in context

What if they use these masks to intentionally spread the virus?!

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Posted in: Back to school See in context

@ savethegaijin

Same here, my kids will not attend. We can pick up the books and materials later.

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

Within 1 second I got my first downvote. Must be a new record.

How is everyone's grasp of sarcasm?

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

It's just like the flu! Open the schools. Open them NOW!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 See in context

Yeah, I was really worried about this...

I'm really anxious about sending my kids (elementary 1st and 2nd grade) to school on April 8th, but let's not talk about that.

But thank GOD the new Olympics date has been decided, phew!

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

@ Kim Barber

I'm sorry that my comments made you feel upset. I can be provocative, but it's never my intention to hurt people on a personal level. The same goes for my first comment; I didn't mean that literally those 2 people are personally responsible for spreading anything. It's just that I really don't understand that (in the current situation) people really think it's a good idea to travel all over the place or go to a 'livehouse' event in Osaka, or whatever.

That being said, I DO sympathize with single-mothers/fathers or people who are depending on a double income.

It wasn't a personal critique (although some parents really have no clue what's going on around them), but more to the government and (black) companies for a lack of support/sympathy.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

Why are you guys giving me some many downvotes?

Only because I chose to be careful and keep my 2 kids at home?

Sure, I can be provocative, but I'm not telling you what to do and I don't want to engage any fear-mongering.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

Sorry Rory - But they're right. Hotel Rooms at Retro Rates! Unreal. Check out the Park Hyatt for White Day . Unreal.

I know, it's crazy.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

I need to home-school my children, because I take the situation seriously. Unfortunately, most people don't and still send their children to daycare, or after school-care...

Anyway, I don't want a discussion; everyone should do what they feel is right.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

Because of the 2 guys who commented above, the virus is spreading and I need to home-school my kids. Thanks guys!

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl jumps to death from apartment building in Kumamoto See in context

Good luck with that. The fact remains, you are making assumptions, and judging people at the worst moment of their lives. You have no idea what happened. I hope you are more open-minded as your kids get older. You can't force them to talk to you - you need to listen. And balance that with being a parent. It's not always an easy path. If you learn this, you will find it much less easy to criticize others.

And this is exactly why those parents failed.

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl jumps to death from apartment building in Kumamoto See in context

You and Buglehead above are making assumptions. It's an unthinkable thing, and it happens to good parents as well. When your kids hit their teens you might start to understand.

No, I will make sure to keep communicating with my children. The basis was not there in their household. I see it ALL THE TIME; The moment the child comes out of the vagina, no one cares anymore...

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl jumps to death from apartment building in Kumamoto See in context

Another day in Japan. Another day when the parents failed to communicate with their child...

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Posted in: Environment minister Koizumi to take 2 weeks paternity leave See in context

When he comes back to work, will his desk be moved to the window-side?

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Posted in: Tougher penalties for smartphone use while driving take effect See in context

When your phone is fixed on a carnavi stand, the phone is a carnavi. And well, they don't flash cars at the red light or in the middle of traffic jam. They provide a doc with a photo and a measured speed, because that you cannot deny.

That is a non-answer...

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Posted in: Tougher penalties for smartphone use while driving take effect See in context

You guys are too focused on the core problem (killing people while driving and playing PokemonGo, or whatever). And I totally agree with that.. But think about the other implications, like touching your phone to adjust the navigation, while stopping at a traffic light (like you would touch your car's navigation) - That is now an offence...

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Posted in: Tougher penalties for smartphone use while driving take effect See in context

Of course I agree with the core message, but it's too black and white.

I mean, according to recent information, I can't even look at Google Maps while my phone is in a holder, nor listen to Youtube/podcasts.

Can anyone confirm this or shed some more light on the rules?

It's not as worse as the recent Kawasaki-bill to make hate-speech a punishable offence (What even is hate-speech and who decides that), but this law shares the same flaws: Can I use my phone as a radio/navigation? Can I touch it like I do with my normal car-navi? If no, why not? What's the difference? Who decides that?

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Posted in: Mother, 1-year-old daughter die after apparent leap from apartment building See in context

RIP little angel.

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Posted in: 11-month-old girl dies of heatstroke after mother leaves her in car See in context

RIP Little angel you have my thoughts and prayers!

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Posted in: 11-month-old girl dies of heatstroke after mother leaves her in car See in context

And the mother -of-the-year award goes to... !

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Posted in: 22-month-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

Thoughts and prayers! You are with GOD now, child!

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Posted in: Japanese actress Sora Aoi reports giving birth in online streaming See in context

Anyone has a link to the video?

For, uhm... Educational purposes, of course...!

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