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Posted in: Hostess club manager arrested for running prostitution racket See in context

What exactly is the law that has been broken? There is nothing new about the arrangements (sex for money). Are we in an age of "New Prudishness and Wowserism"

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Posted in: Lawyer: Nissan exec arrested with Ghosn asserts innocence See in context

What else would he say?

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors say they will detain Ghosn as long as needed See in context

The more complicated the case the longer it may take to gather all the evidence. He could spend quite a while on remand especially,as many people suspect,it could be a setup, while those in charge figure out what to do.

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Posted in: Thousands of Australian students skip school for mass climate protest See in context

This was organised by teachers ---many of the children were of primary school age and were led by their teachers. If the teachers want to demonstrate then do it by themselves not using the children as a front. Returning home from the demo on public transport the teachers were escorting them just like an excursion.

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Posted in: S Korea's top court orders 2nd Japanese company to compensate forced laborers See in context

Once Japan starts paying the demands for more will come thick and fast. It a could be never ending and there is no knowing how far back they will want to go-----Hideyoshi is still complained about in Korea.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies allegations against him: NHK See in context

Unless he's pleading guilty of course he'll say that he's innocent. As for being on remand it's quite usual and it's up to the Judge to make that decision.

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Posted in: 22 dead, more than 60 feared drowned after Uganda boat sinks See in context

Regulations (if there are any) not complied with and overcrowding -perhaps.

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Posted in: Incoming Mexico gov't: No deal to host U.S. asylum-seekers See in context

Surely there would be millions of American families who would be more than happy to open their homes and their hearts and take in these starving impoverished people and provide for and care for them thereby removing the responsibility for their welfare from the Government. The Americans are world renowned for their generosity and kindheartedness and this would be a good way to prove it.

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Posted in: Rise of the 'mama-katsu'– women handing out favors to young men they meet on SNS See in context

Is there a female version of Oiraku no Koi?

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Posted in: Japan's 'ama' grannies cling to their free-diving fishing tradition See in context

Swimming, it is said, is a very good form of exercise for the body----certainly must work for these super healthy women.

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Posted in: Suicide blast at Afghanistan mosque kills at least 26 See in context

The Islamists are certainly spreading their murderous activities---from Afganistan to Australia!

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Posted in: An unlikely meditation on family in 'Shoplifters' See in context

Having seen this film must say it paints a picture of Japan that is real but so sad.

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Posted in: Australian judge sentences IS supporter to 38 years in jail See in context

Multiculturalism and diversity at it's best---or worst!

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Posted in: Ghosn's income under-reporting 'may reach $71 million' See in context

Until the matter goes to court the public won't know exactly what it's all about. In the meantime,while he is doing it hard in the jail,perhaps those who are sympathetic to his plight could visit him and take him gifts of whatever it is that he misses most. The luxurious life that he would have become accustomed to would be in stark contrast to the presumably spartan existance that he would be leading now, especially the reported basic Japanese food that prisoners get.

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Posted in: Man to sue former boss over yearend party assault resulting in burns See in context

Whoever did this is a bully and they exist in all countries---the way to deal with this is at a time and place of your own choosing with no witnesses. You must take action to convince them that they have made a serious mistake and any repeat of similar action will have a deleterious effect on their well being. It's no use complaining to "The Boss" or anyone else, sympathy,like common sense, is a rare commodity.

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Posted in: Right-wing activist arrested for attempting to free friend from jail See in context

A friend in need is a friend indeed!

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Posted in: Gov't plans to raise working age limit to 70 See in context

Why don't they reduce the age at which children can start work to 12 as well?

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Posted in: Man to sue former boss over yearend party assault resulting in burns See in context

Certainly makes achange from the usual complaints about sexual advances.

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Posted in: Austere detention center contrasts with Ghosn's globe-trotting lifestyle See in context

Anyone in a foreign country who falls foul of the law has to expect to be treated according to the laws of that country. No doubt he would prefer a stateroom at The Imperial but it doesn't work like that. Anyone who thinks otherwise is totally unrelated to reality.

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Posted in: Naked man found in coin locker at Sendai Station See in context

Perhaps he suffers from agoraphobia.

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Posted in: World Cup could spark debate in tattoo-averse Japan See in context

Surely people should be able to like or dislike tattoos without drawing the ire of others. Tolerance of others opinions?

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Posted in: Politicians around the world are ratcheting up the anti-migrant rhetoric during campaigning. What do you think about this? See in context

It's unfortunate that some migrant programs have a detrimental effect on the lives of the residents of the host country in that some migrants extreme religious beliefs bring them into conflict with the law enforcement authorities after they commit murderous attacks at random on members of the public. It could be that countries such as China are aware of these problems and do not want to take the risk of admitting people who may commit the same crimes there.

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Posted in: Politicians around the world are ratcheting up the anti-migrant rhetoric during campaigning. What do you think about this? See in context

In some countries with large migrant populations there are serious robbery and murder problems with the local inhabitants being the victims. Melbourne,Australia is an example of what is happening.

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Posted in: Rubella spreading across Japan, raising concerns about inbound travel See in context

It's hard to believe that Rubella is still so widespread in Japan when in most civilised countries it is all but eliminated altogether. The tragedy is the effect it can have on pregnant women and their children.

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Posted in: Court acquits tattooist for operating without medical license See in context

Tattoos are very popular and common these days and provide a source of amusement and interest to those of us who don't have any. Especially in the warmer weather when tattoo afficionados like to show them off. Tattoo artist should be encouraged rather than discouraged---especially in Japan where tattoo art is of such a high standard.

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Posted in: Abe, Putin to accelerate WWII treaty talks See in context

The Treaty Of Saint Petersburg (1875) should be reinstated then everything would be hunky dory.

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Posted in: Abe calls for public works spending plan to help economy See in context

John Maynard Keynes----back in favour!

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Posted in: Melbourne knife attacker inspired by Islamic State, police say See in context

Those responsible for "Law and Order" had their eyes off the ball in that this man was able to load up a ute with gas bottles then drive it to where he did and carry out this appalling atrocity. Despite being aware that he was prone to such activities they weren't watching. There are more Police in Melbourne than ever before but they seem to spend an inordinate amount of time in the Police Stations , venturing out only at lunch time to buy food.

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Posted in: Chinese trainee wins compensation for withheld pay See in context

It's interesting that these apalling things are going on in countries where payment of the correct rate is not a financial problem---Australia is another country where this sort of thing happens-sometimes by companies where the owner is very wealthy.

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Posted in: Melbourne knife attacker inspired by Islamic State, police say See in context

The man's brother has also been before the court(s) on terror related charges. Last night Police raided his Father's home. Must run in the family!

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