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Posted in: Roppongi clean-up See in context

What a great thing to see! However, it's a shame it has to be done by volunteers. Now, if we could only get them to start cleaning the beaches too I would be happy.

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Posted in: 58,000 police deployed to ATMS to stop bank transfer fraud on pension payment day See in context

This story raises a few questions:

Are these very clever criminals or are they scamming very stupid people?

Why are the cops doing this and not bank staff or security firms?

Did they actually catch anybody?

What exactly are they doing to stop the scam? Listening to people's telephone conversations?

Don't the cops have anything better to do?

Wouldn't an education campaign be more effective?

What a complete waste of resources! Have they caught that guy that killed the little girl in Togane yet? They can deploy 58,000 cops to watch geriatrics withdraw their pensions, but can't find one animal. I guess money is more important. Ridiculous!

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Posted in: 11-year-old girl named 'best idol with glasses' See in context

Ummm, OK! I don't get it. Why are they searching for entertainers who look good wearing glasses. What is the relevance? One could say it is discrimination against people who don't wear glasses. This is one of the most stupid things I have ever read.

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Posted in: How important a role does religion play in Japanese society? See in context

Are you kidding? Have you seen the way Japanese people drive? They have very strong gods in Japan. "Bonzai!"

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Posted in: Two men wearing Spider-Man masks assault pedestrians in Osaka See in context

So, these idiots have attacked four people and got away with 2,000yen. Obviously professionals! How long is it gonna be before they actually kills someone for twenty bucks? But, we know the Japanese police are on the case and they will catch them promptly. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing friend at karaoke booth in Tokyo See in context

Oh,yes! He killed his friend because he was hitting on his girlfriend. Bye! Bye! Life! Idiot!

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Posted in: Pachinko academy draws in students See in context

Patrons cannot convert the balls to currency inside the parlor. (Only electronics, toiletries, and other small items are available for exchange.) Obtaining cash is done via a middleman at a satellite office away from the parlor. This extra step, by law, makes this form of gambling — a word Yoshida does not prefer — technically legal.

So, there it is folks! The biggest scam in Japan! Therefor, the winnings and payout ratio is not legislated and the operators can do whatever they like. And, most of the profits end up in the hands of the Korean crime bosses. Pachinko is a joke!!!

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Posted in: Robot suit for rent in Japan to help people walk See in context

I'd dare say there are not many handicapped people who can afford 220,000yen a month. I'd also be interested to know how they came up with that figure.

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Posted in: RISCON See in context

I'd conclude the rubber weapons are for display purposes due to security issues of displaying real weapons. I wonder if the police are gonna be there scanning for freaks! This would be the perfect opportunity to build up a database of potential trouble makers and gang members, but the police will be to busy patrolling the carparks for the real crime of, unregistered bicycles!

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Posted in: British skinny dipper released into friend's custody See in context

He was released without a charge? Unbelievable!

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Posted in: Naked Briton detained after swimming in Imperial Palace moat See in context

The AFP network says he is Spanish, not British. Which one is right?

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Posted in: Naked Briton detained after swimming in Imperial Palace moat See in context

Ha! Ha! That's a classic! Good on ya pom for giving me my daily chuckle! Great stuff! There should be more of it!

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Posted in: Man found dead on street after suspected hit-and-run See in context

tkoind2 - Yep, I've got to agree with you. The drivers here are generally very irresponsible and a real danger for pedestrians. I have no idea why the Jp Gov. doesn't introduce speed bumps to control the speeding on narrow streets. I know the police are too busy checking bicycle registrations and taking photos of illegally parked cars to build up their monthly revenue to do anything about speeders and red light runners. And, while were are at it, what about those bloody noisy scooters terrorizing the neighborhoods at 2am. The roads and most drivers in Japan are a disgrace!

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Posted in: Two people attacked by bear in Niigata See in context

Well, that's the end of that bear and very soon its whole species will be gone the way of the dodo. - Why aren't the people who live in these areas educated in how to protect themselves from bears? If they take a large pot and a wooden spoon to beat it with the bears will run off although, I guess there will always be rogues that have been harassed by people thus giving them a good reason to hate humans.

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Posted in: TBS pulls drama after actor Taishu Kase arrested over drug use See in context

Talk about an over reaction! If one of the JR staff was caught using drugs would they stop running the trains? Stupidity!

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Posted in: Three men steal more than Y15 mil in jewelry, cash from Kanagawa house See in context

Insurance job, for sure!

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Posted in: Yoshinoya cuts net profit forecast by 98% See in context

Here comes the recession/depression! Cash in your Super and stuff it into your pillow case.

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Posted in: 2 elderly people conned on 1st day of 'bank transfer fraud elimination month' despite police presence at ATMs See in context

An MPD official said, “These cases are clearly a challenge against our campaign. Although it makes the police look bad, we disclosed them as warning to potential victims.”

I think the J-cops are the biggest victims here. It's sad these monsters are preying on the elderly who have very little social skills after a life here, but clearly the so-called 'campaign' is doing nothing. The J-cops should be running a TV campaign during the NHK kareoke hour on Sunday afternoons. Then they are sure to get through to their target audience.

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Posted in: Manner poster See in context

From all the bad manners in the Tokyo train system they pick this one do a campaign on!?!? Who is the genius that came up with this? Someone that got splashed by an umbrella, obviously! What a complete waste of money!

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Posted in: Woman arrested for abandoning newborn baby in Internet cafe toilet in Yokohama See in context

Can you tell me how many there are in or near Yokohama? Thanks. --Cirroc

I could answer that one, but let's just give a hint. It's less than one!

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Posted in: New Nintendo DS portable will come with camera See in context

Hmmm! Interesting concept! I wonder if it will come under the same legislation that mobile phones have to make a noise when the shutter is operated or is Nintendo opening up a whole new avenue for upskirt perves?

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Posted in: Woman arrested for abandoning newborn baby in Internet cafe toilet in Yokohama See in context

So, need I say it again? - Baby hatches need to be introduced nationally!

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Posted in: Police stationed at ATMs in campaign to root out bank transfer fraud See in context

Wow! Yet another pointless time-waster by the J-cops. Imagine how many bicycle registrations he could be checking instead. Maybe he should ask everyone if they know who killed that little girl in Togane, but that would be police work, wouldn't it? The J-cops really 'P' me off!

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Posted in: Murdered Okayama woman had complained to police about being stalked See in context

Sad! At least the cops have got this freak (by confession, of course). Too bad they didn't do anything before she was killed.

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Posted in: Police arrest mother for strangling 11-year-old son in Yokosuka See in context

Just to prove the point, there was a 3y/o girl beaten to death by her mother in Shizuoka on Sunday. That is three in a fortnight that have been reported and there are probably one or two more that have not become national news. I can't comprehend the insanity of how a person could willfully kill their own child!

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Posted in: Manners more attractive than boobs, says Mika Kano See in context

They are some of the nicest manneries I've seen in a long time.

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Posted in: Police arrest mother for strangling 11-year-old son in Yokosuka See in context

And yet, another child dies at the hands of a parent. Good to see the 'one a week' average is holding up. - "Stressed out?" - Let's just simplify it and say, "Insane!" - Sad!

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Posted in: Naomi Kawashima See in context

Is anybody taking bets on what the gesture she is making with her left hand means? I can think of a couple, but the moderator might be offended.

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Posted in: Police hand out leaflets on murdered girl in Chiba See in context

I sincerely hope they catch this animal and quickly before he/she takes another kid. The cops handing out leaflets is a good idea, but not a good sign of having any suspects.And, why weren't they handing them out last week?

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Posted in: Mother of murdered girl releases comments after funeral in Chiba See in context

Also nobody in Japan ever challenges someone who looks suspicious. Like "You don't live around here, are you looking for something" or "Are you lost, can I help you?".

That's because they all look the same! And, they all look in the opposite direction. The best way NOT to get noticed is to scream for help!

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