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Posted in: S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water See in context

Greenpeace, have warned about the danger posed by any discharge of the Fukushima water contaminated with tritium into the Pacific Ocean

It's not only Korea who need to do this, other countries in face of this earth should do the same.

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Posted in: Man arrested for spraying NHK fee collector with fire extinguisher See in context

The NHK guy is just doing his job, I hope that moron get punished propperly.

It's not NHK guy, NHK use third party to do their fee collection. For any of you that had experience with them some collector can be very insisting to enter your room or house to check whether you have TV or not. While others insist you to sign the form and will charge you on monthly based.

These collector know that not all foreigners is familiar with the situation so they can insist it's in the law, while that's not the actual case.

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Posted in: Road rage suspect arrested after dashboard camera records assault See in context

ClippetyClop, either different area and officer can lead to different treatment, not all officer willing to make report and follow that up. That's why there are cases like Disillusioned, those cases are exist.

For example there are many stalking cases not being formally reported, since they are being discouraged to fill formal report. That's why you can find some stalking cases in Japan become really serious even their victim already reported several times.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy seriously injured after being struck by police car See in context

10:40 on a Sunday morning, at the intersection between Yotsuya station and St. Ignatius church/Sophia University.

It was Sunny Sunday morning so it's pure negligence. They just assume that their sirens will make people disappear from their path.

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Posted in: Aichi Triennale Art Festival receives 770 threatening emails See in context

A threat is a threat, in Japan standard treatment for these threat should be followed up for investigation, no matter the number is.

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Posted in: 60% of spent nuclear fuel in Japan to be stored in metal casks See in context

This is a very serious issue. All countries need to move away from nuclear power generation.

Some countries already proved that but for Japan they already invest lot with this kind of particular energy source. Also relation between govt and these companies make things complicated.

So I won't expect this will happen soon enough.

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Posted in: High-yield rice seen as savior to Japan's rising food costs See in context

an affordable alternative that can be harvested in larger quantities than premium rice brands, is growing in popularity as Japan seeks ways to counter rising ingredient costs in restaurant chains and ready-made meals.

It's almost three decade after Japanese bubble, less people can really afford those premium rice brands. Gladly those farmer become realistic.

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Posted in: Major Japanese companies pessimistic about economy: survey See in context

Major Japanese companies pessimistic about economy

Pessimistic? They just being realistic.

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Posted in: Municipalities expect Tokyo Olympics to bring more foreign visitors See in context

with 24 percent saying the Olympics are not expected to have any impact on the number of tourists in their areas. "We don't expect (the Olympics) to bring benefits to every part of the country," said an official of the southwestern city of Makurazaki.

At least some regional leader they are realistic, hopefully more people be realistic after summer 2020.

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Posted in: Man indicted over umbrella assault that left victim without sight in one eye See in context

indicted a 47-year-old man who poked another man in the eye with an umbrella causing the victim to lose his sight in one eye.

I'm sorry for the victim to lost his eyesight just over an argument

arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 

but charging that suspect for this, just way too much.

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Posted in: 2 elderly people die after being hit from behind by car; driver arrested See in context

Perhaps that would have got him off the hook like that 88 year old criminal who killed a mother and infant in Tokyo!?

When that happened it was in city where they have good dedicated sidewalk.

was walking with her husband along the road with no sidewalk when they were hit by the car.

While this one happened in rural area, lot of roads in rural area just don't have dedicated sidewalk, any path or even corner can become really dangerous to any pedestrian.

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't office switches to biomass source for 80% of electricity See in context

Tokyo government has switched from fossil fuel to biomass energy to supply around 80 percent of electricity in its Shinjuku Ward headquarters, as part of efforts to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the metropolis by 2050.

That's a good start, local govt set example for the rest of nation. While central govt still doing things unchanged.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese arrested in Bangladesh for gold smuggling See in context

Two Japanese men have been arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle 12 kilograms of gold bars into Bangladesh

What usually happen is the opposite direction, into Japan not outside Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife denounces restrictions on contacts See in context

they sought the restrictions to prevent evidence tampering 

So far Ghosn can't enter his former office, while Saikawa and prosecutor can walk freely to that office, collect document that necessary.

So far the one that already convicted evidence tampering is Tsunehiko Maeda and he supposed to be law enforcement.

"This cruel separation with no end in sight is further evidence of his persecution under Japan's hostage justice system. It is a vicious retaliation designed to break him," Carole Ghosn said 

If this can happen to high profile figure like Ghosn, how about ordinary people? How many execs from Japanese Insurance have been indicted for insurance sales fraud so far?

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Posted in: Tokyo public schools will stop forcing students to dye their hair black, official promises See in context

● Our School has a no-dye policy, so you must dye your hair

Lawyers for the defense argued that, “For example, even blonde foreign students are required by the rules to dye their hair black.” It bears repeating; the absurdity that they are required to dye their hair by a rule intended to prohibit dying of hair.

Instead having that kind absurd statement, I think that schools need to have "black hair" policy, if only they willing to admit.

However, the board stopped short of complying with the petition’s request that municipal high schools be required to mention on their official websites that students with non-black hair will not be required to dye it

It's pretty simple request just ask them to state their "black hair" policy, in their website, that's it for a start.

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Posted in: Gov't delays budget surplus forecast to FY2027 as fiscal reform struggles See in context

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is struggling to rein in massive public debt as the economy comes under increasing pressure.

What's happened to Abenomics?

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Posted in: Japan Post admits to mis-selling 180,000 insurance policies See in context

Japan Post admits to mis-selling 180,000 insurance policies

It is fraud and how come no one got indicted yet?

What if foreign insurance company the same thing in Japan, it will be all over news while their executives facing trial.

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Posted in: Tokyo's 5 major networks to test simultaneous online streaming See in context

 Japan public broadcaster NHK, which will begin simultaneous online streaming of its terrestrial broadcast channels by March 2020.

So more excuse for their collector to mislead people to pay for subscription although they don't have any Television set that can receive terrestrial broadcast.

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Posted in: Unlawful sales of Japan Post Insurance products found See in context

 official had forged an insurance contract application form without a customer's consent

That just a fraud!

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Posted in: Man drives off with another man clinging to hood See in context

Should have arrested the other guy for attempted suicide.

Especially when Kan Sugiura have no intention at all when he drove out his car from his home to find someone to cling on his car hood. The other guy who has real intention to do that.

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Posted in: Japan offers most paid leave for fathers in world, but few take it See in context

"In Japan, the only country that offers at least six months at full pay for fathers, only 1 in 20 took paid leave in 2017," a press release said.

While still remaining at a low level, the percentage edged up to 6.16 percent in 2018, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said last week

Six months, yes it's nice on the paper.

Of course employee can try to take it, like this guy try to take paternity leave less than one month. After he went back from his leave, his employer relocate him across Japan. Of course his company always try to maintain good image as family-friendly company.

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Posted in: Japan's detention center gives foreign media a look See in context


once for looking "ayashii" (suspicious). They searched his car and found tools not put away in the tool box so they took it upon themselves to call it weapons.

They always use suspicious as reason to conduct a search, sometimes they could not explain why they consider you as suspicous. You can refuse and stand your ground since it's completely voluntarily. 

CaptDingleheimer's comment showed us that you have right to stand your ground.

They interrogated him for 6 hours!! They didn't allow him to call me or anyone else. At the end, they made him write and sign a memo saying he won't leave tools unattended.

These things they just made it up, of course they do all those things without lawyer presence so people have no clue what are their rights.

They just want to avoid apologizing to your husband since they couldn't prove any crime was committed or being committed . So what they is to make him feel guilty by signing that memo, I really doubt they have any ground for doing that.

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Posted in: Japan's detention center gives foreign media a look See in context

stressed that, unlike U.S. prisons, where violence might be common, his inmates were safe

Try to emphasis, detention in Japan is better no matter you are guilty or not?

The interrogation rooms, where prosecutors grill the suspects, were not shown during Monday's tour.

Of course why would they, that’s the most important part of judicial system, like whether lawyer or camera is exist during interogation.

This is just another guided tour they often do in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to ban free plastic bags at stores to fight marine pollution See in context

as the country combats marine pollution by plastic waste.

It's nice to lesser use of plastic but for Japan main reason is not to combats marine pollution, it's more because Chinese already reject plastic waste from Japan.

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Posted in: Defendant in Sagamihara murder case acquitted See in context

prosecutors claimed that Oishi was “obviously the criminal” because his glasses were found at the crime scene and his bicycle with blood matching the victim’s was found in his apartment’s bicycle parking

How about weapon and motives? Where are they?

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Posted in: Interrogation recording in serious cases becomes mandatory in Japan See in context

But cases subject to the entire interrogation being recorded account for only about 3 percent of the total and the introduction of the measure to improve transparency will be limited to the questioning of suspects who have been arrested or detained, not those who come under investigation on a voluntary basis.

When those people being questioned they have no clue is it voluntary or not, so investigator can choose which part they want to record.

If they really care about uncovering the truth not only part of confession from suspect, all session should be being recorded. So do they care?

obliged to record interrogations of suspects in serious criminal cases as legal revisions to criminal proceedings

These days the cost of storage media it's so cheap, so it's become of matter of willingness whether they want to do it or not.

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Posted in: Nissan to cut CEO's pay for overlooking Ghosn's alleged misconduct See in context

Nissan Motor Co plans to sharply cut CEO Hiroto Saikawa's remuneration for fiscal 2018 for overlooking former Chairman Carlos Ghosn's alleged financial misconduct

It should be more than misconduct, it's a profit drop more than half.

Group net profit plunged 57.3 percent to 319.14 billion yen

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Posted in: Police question man for not looking good in a suit; turns out he bought it with stolen money See in context

 Acting on hunches is effective even if it cannot always be articulated. It is a combination of many years experience acting on a subconscious level.

Do you mean stopping foreigners too, yeah that needs years experience.

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Posted in: Old partner Nissan left sidelined by Renault-Fiat merger See in context

Make Nissan great again, well these are what happen beside Nissan sales that dropped recently.

It is a bitter pill to swallow for Nissan, which appeared to be completely left in the dark about the project 

And in any case, after 20 years, Nissan is too closely integrated with Renault to consider a divorce, no matter how low relations sink.

While Renault and Fiat shares went through the roof, climbing 13 and 18 percent respectively at the open, Nissan stock enjoyed a muted rise of just more than one percent.

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Posted in: Police question man for not looking good in a suit; turns out he bought it with stolen money See in context

I wonder how many failed 'hunches' and stops it took to get this one that he could send to the media...

Exactly, of course after many stops they will find someone who involve in sort of crime. Once they find that person they need to come up with an explanation why that person is being stopped, they just don't have any, so they made it up something. So far they never reveal how many stops they've done before catching that person.

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