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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

The picture of the gun looks most likely selfmade with two barrels. And the amount of smoke also indicates to me that these were no ordinary cartridges or shells. Black powder usually produces that amount of smoke. From a quick search, you can buy black powder for fireworks (since its used as a propellant in mortars). Although I don't know how hard or easy it is to buy.

But i guess we have to wait until more info gets released.

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Posted in: Police officer fatally shoots man threatening him with saw See in context

Police are trained very similar all over the world. There is no such thing as shooting extremities like arms or legs. If someone poses a threat, (with my training you do not differentiate between a bladed weapon or firearm within 7 meters, it is automatically considered to be a lethal threat) you shoot the center mass (chest area) with as many consectutive, aimed bullets as needed to neutralise/stop the threat.

And training goes as far as being drilled into you, that means the body reacts without you having to think. People who have never undergone such training have no idea except the unrealstic stuff you see in movies. That's how it is in real life...

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Posted in: 'Please drink' treated Fukushima water, China asks Aso See in context

While I have to agree with China on that matter, it is quite hypocritical to hear it from them at the same time... I mean hearing environmental concerns from one of the top polluters of earth is a joke on itself...

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Posted in: Japan to allow pro athletes, coaches in under COVID-19 rules See in context

I always wonder how so many people are "not allowed" to enter eventhough they have family here/there.

I was able to enter last year during the complete lockdown and didnt even have a COR or COE at that time.

The japanese embassy provided me with a tourist visa and told me which documents to bring to the immigration to narita when arriving.

Instead of my planned move to japan on May 13 I could enter in July 3rd and got my spouse visa on August 13 2020.

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Posted in: Police officer shoots knife-wielding man dead in Niigata See in context

I don't know what kind of training the JP officers recieve but for me i was surprised that the officer waited until only 2m before he shot his pistol.

The training I recieved is, if the threat is closer than 7 meters, you do not differentiate between firearm and knife. It is simply a lethal threat. And yes, a lethal threat will be shot at center mass (chest area) as many times as necessary until the threat is neutralized (no mag dump like US officers but consecutive aimed shots at center mass)

For those who say shoot the legs, try it out with a buddy. See for yourself how extremely quick this gap can be closed by a running person.

As for the taser: both prongs need to make a good connection in order for it to work. It doesnt matter if the individual is on drugs or not. Now in this cold weather a thick pullover or a jacket is enough for a taser to be usless.

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Posted in: E-money laundering in Japan increases drastically in 2019 See in context

Never had issues with the Japan Post Bank. Sent a total of 2.75million yen in 3 transfers to Japan from overseas this year and never have been asked a question.

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Posted in: 82-year-old man arrested after stomping on 10-year-old boy in Chiba park See in context

Sep. 4  06:16 pm JST

Respect your elders

Respect is earned, not given!

Why the hell should I treat someone with respect, if that individual can't do the same? Just because he's older? No way...

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Posted in: Japanese divorce rate drops nearly 10% during coronavirus stay-at-home time See in context

My take on that is the phenomenom of married couples or couples in general, not talking to each other if a problem arises. Ppl rather leave and avoid each other instead of trying to find a solution or at least a compromise.

Whenever a problem or an argument arises I first wait until I calmed down to be able to talk about it neutraly but then I talk with my wife.

If more ppl would do it that way, I think divorce rates would go down even more...

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Posted in: No. of drivers in Japan aged 70 or older tops 10 million See in context

That's why my home country implemented a new policy, that after turning 70, you have a regular driving ability check every 5 years done by a government appointed independent doctor (not your usual doctor).

The tests consists of eye test (visual), reaction time, general health etc.

If the doctor doesn't declare you fit to drive anymore, your license will be voided immediately.

They should implement that in japan too, and not shift the responsibility to car manufacturers with "safety features".

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Posted in: Japan's daily coronavirus cases top 1,000 for 1st time; Iwate reports first cases See in context

How stupid can the government be? I mean ban all foreigners from entry, but at the same time encourage japanese to travel within the nation, to be sure to distribute the virus in all corners and remote regions of Japan?

That doesn't make sense in the slightest...

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

Seriously, "forgetting" your child for 8 hours? That is utter BS.

When my two year old gets quiet, I have all the more reason to go check on him. He is a very vocal child and when he gets quiet, he is usually up to no good.

Every young child needs supervision!

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