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Posted in: Japan dismisses N Korea's compensation demand for boat collision See in context

Compensation for the sinking of a galleon ship!?

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Posted in: Man arrested for groping high school girl on bicycle See in context

Slap the "ding a ling" 10 times for each offence in public for everyone to see.

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Posted in: Man arrested for groping high school girl on bicycle See in context

Pervert! The effect of reading too much porn mangas'

What should be the punishment for such a repetitious act?

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Posted in: Fake schoolgirl prostitution extortion ring busted by Tokyo police See in context

Fake schoolgirl prostitution extortion ring busted by Tokyo police

Maybe the editor should have inserted a comma in between 'prostitution and extortion'

Fake schoolgirl prostitution, extortion ring busted by Tokyo police

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Posted in: 7 Vietnamese arrested for stealing cosmetics, health products over 4 years See in context

@ alwaysspeakingwisdomToday  10:03 am JST

Most chain drug store have computer systems to calculate sales and to control inventory and most systems have margin built into them, so it hard to catch small losses. However, once the margin is exceed

That's a good explanation though it lacks some thought. At the end of the day or before the next opening day, the store persons replenishes their shelves. By then they would have noticed the sales tally and inventory doesn't match. Computer system does the calculations but the actual checking of shelves are done by humans. Also, they order for the new stocks everyday from the distribution centers. Besides, for a store who has an average sales of about 3,000,000 yen/ day, 100,000 yen loss is not a small amount. It 's 03% of total sales gone without any explanations.

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Posted in: N Korea demands Japan pay compensation for sinking fishing boat See in context

deliberate and "a gangster act" by Japan, which should take steps to prevent future incidents

How about firing a missile over Japan on to the pacific ocean, ain't that a gangster act?

Your mouths should be stuffed with the rotten fish you caught.

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Posted in: 7 Vietnamese arrested for stealing cosmetics, health products over 4 years See in context

BTW, Hope everyone was safe and sound who lives around the affected areas during this past typhoon 19 named Hagibis.

I am pertaining to the regulars in these forums to whom I am aware of and not to the general public. In case I was misunderstood.

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

@semperfi

Yeah, as if nothing has happened. Nature's poker face, I'd guess.

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Posted in: 7 Vietnamese arrested for stealing cosmetics, health products over 4 years See in context

BTW, Hope everyone was safe and sound who lives around the affected areas during this past typhoon 19 named Hagibis.

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Posted in: 7 Vietnamese arrested for stealing cosmetics, health products over 4 years See in context

18 prefectures, that's a lot of ground to go shoplifting around. No wonder it took the authorities 4 years to to tracked them. But what I'm baffled about is, they averaged almost 100,000 yen per heist and the store managers didn't notice that during the days' closing account. Assuming they did, but did not bother to check their surveillance cameras. What's more, 247 stores in roughly 3 yrs. and 9 mos., that's once every 6 days targeting drugstores to steal. It's a pattern and lots of complaints, I think the authorities missed big time here.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after stuffing towel into 90-year-old grandmother’s mouth, killing her See in context

Bugle Boy of Company BToday  08:26 am JST

It would have been easy to avoid the murder charge by taking the towel out.

Still it is murder! The grand daughter must have been stressed out but not a hardened criminal. She must have realized the consequences of her actions after her feelings pacified. Death by suffocation is a gruesome scene, seeing that on her grandmother's will stay on her conscience till the day she dies.

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy in serious condition after being hit by car See in context

This police officer, she should be meted out with a harsh punishment not just fines. The boy was crossing on a pedestrian crossing. I hope the boy regained his consciousness.

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Posted in: Fireman arrested for exposing himself to woman in Yokohama See in context

In my opinion, if he can still walk his way home, he is not too drunk not to remember his misdeeds. One point of contention, he was apprehended right away, not the day after. A drunk person tends to looses his memory after he took a nap not before. He did it in purpose.

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Posted in: Fireman arrested for exposing himself to woman in Yokohama See in context

Something to brag about maybe.

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Posted in: American man married to same-sex Japanese partner sues gov't for long-term visa See in context

On Valentine's Day, 13 same-sex couples filed suits in at least four Japanese cities, saying the government was violating their constitutional rights to equal treatment.

How about the constitutional rights of this country? Japan remains deeply conservative and the constitution says marriage is between a man and a woman. Again, this is about a difference in CULTURES. Why does an individual '(s) of one country insist on changing a culture of another country when they themselves don't want to change their culture like, i.g. GUN CONTROL among other things. Instead of suing the government for standing firm on its LEGAL LAWS, even, asking for 11 million yen to and insist on changing a country's constitution, how about being humble and persuasive, like persuasive enough like the Southeast Asian transgender woman. Or maybe there is something that raises the concern that you already know about. If you want to imply on something, be considerate!

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Posted in: Gov't to use family name first in Roman alphabet in documents See in context

A simple "comma" in between names will solve all the confusion, I supposed.

e.g. Shibayama, Masahiko

Kono, Taro

Have you not encountered this name rule at school in one time or another? A surname is always preceded by a ' , ' followed by a given name. You may have failed to notice, if you are a passport or driver's license holder here in Japan or any other countries, that you surname is written first. And in most passenger manifest on ships or planes, list the names surname first too.

We are talking black and white here, These are official public and private documents.

Either it is in kanjis' or romaji's doesn't change your personality. The thing is, we've been writing our surnames (last LN name) first in Kanji's since who knows when. So it is equally appropriate to write in the same order in romaji'. If you want to call your colleagues at work by their first names first to avoid confusions, that's your prerogative.

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Posted in: Former Toyota rugby player pleads guilty to cocaine possession See in context

@Norman Goodman

The prohibition on drugs is a waste of our tax yen. Its amazing it continues in this country of people who cannot even drink alcohol because of a genetic issue. They deserve some chemical pleasure too.

Let us decide what is good for our society. We have laws 'in this country" and they were enacted for some reason. So what if we have genetic issue, does it give us an excuse to expose ourselves to a "lesser evil of drugs"?

I was mostly flabbergasted by the way you pointed out that "The prohibition on drugs is a waste on our tax yen". What can you say about the recent Opioid Crisis in the U.S. to state one case? That's a fairly legal drug, but who shoulders mostly the rehab expenses if they are still alive, and the some funeral expenses when they passed away? I surely don't want to waste my tax yen on that sort of thing. In most instances, preventive measures are less costly than corrective measures or damage control. Men have so much freedom already that they do not realize how to exercise it wisely.

Back to the news, both men are equally liable and should be convicted if proven guilty, period!

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Posted in: Fish illegally caught by yakuza sold at Nagasaki sashimi eatery See in context

@Rintaro

Wait a minute, "annual sales reached 300 million yen" @ "500 yen seafood domburi 

30million yen and 300million yen difference is way lot of mistaken nos. of donburis' , don't you think?

You can also buy lots of pairs of eyeglasses with that amount.

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Posted in: Record 832 foreigners in Japan lose residency status in 2018 See in context

@Tom Johnston

> Question: What is the legal residency status of a foreigner (US citizen) who is married to a foreigner with permanent residency status due to previously being married to a Japanese citizen, but now divorced? Can the US citizen obtain a legal residency status, and what type?

His or her legal residency status should be "short term resident" from the onset. The spouse being a foreigner and a holder of a permanent resident status could guarantee in the interest of one's husband or wife just like any Japanese national, assuming he or she has a means to support. If the relationship goes smoothly, the US citizen can apply for a "Change of Residency" in about 3 years as a "long term resident" and eventually after 5 years, can apply for another "Change of Residency" as a "permanent resident". That's it!

In general, majority of foreigners married to Japanese nationals or not, who wish to reside here for the rest of their lives are being contented as permanent residents, but for those who choose to embrace the Japanese tradition and its society more than their own,

goes beyond the norm and renounces their citizenship to become a Japanese nationals, which is not as easy as most of us think of, to acquire.

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