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Posted in: NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people See in context

I had to laugh out loud when I read the complaint of racial profiling came from the US Embassy

Yeah I LOLd when I saw that.......forget for a moment that the story has merit, but the US GOVERNMENT is lecturing other country's police about racial profiling?!?! FAF!!

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Posted in: Driver hits 78-year-old man; then takes him home where he later dies See in context

I knew a guy who hit an old woman on his motorbike. He phoned the ambulance but the old lady refused to go to the hospital and went home where she later died. Her family got him arrested and he spent time in jail for manslaughter....the old "if you pay the family X amount of money, we can forget this" Japan justice was offered but he refused because he said that she refused to get into the ambulance and go to hospital and so it was her fault. He freely admitted that he hit her but if she had gone to the hospital she wouldn't have died....pretty rough justice IMO

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Posted in: Russia releases U.S. Marine veteran as part of prisoner exchange See in context

nothing good happened to you,on the street of Moscow at 2 am in the morning,or anytime particular

ahh....that is a good old adage...

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested over sexual assault of junior high school girl See in context

I was cycling along the road in my neighbourhood 1 time when I saw this teenage guy slapping a teenage girl, she was crying and I literally jumped off my bike (it kept going without me) and grabbed this little punk and shook him around and got in his face. I was so infuriated that I forgot all Japanese and couldn't quite say what I was wanting to, but basically told him if he wanted to hit someone then he should try hitting me....of course he wasn't wanting any of that....and then the kicker was he said "no...it's ok. It's MY girlfriend!!" Err no....that's not how this works.....I sent him on his way.

I turn to the girl ask if she is ok, she says she is and thanks me. I ask her if she wants me to escort her home she said thanks but no.....then she went and followed the boy!!

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested over sexual assault of junior high school girl See in context

Not to pick on you, personally, but rather than encouraging girls and women to learn a martial art, I want men to stop sexually assaulting women. I want schools, parents, teachers, and all members of society to teach young boys to respect women, and teach them that women are human beings with autonomy, and that we don't exist for male sexual pleasure.

We shouldn't have to learn a martial art for self-defense. We should be able to walk on the street safely, without being required to engage in physical violence with a man.

And how often does it work, actually? Can women really prevent sexual attacks by learning a martial art?

Remember that Lindsey Hawker had learned judo - unfortunately, so had Tatsuya Ichihashi. We can't depend on martial arts training to save us. We can only depend on men not attacking us in the first place.

Doesn't society already do that? Are you not a part of society? Why aren't you doing that? This type of "solution" is laughably naïve. Of course attacks shouldn't happen and it isn't the victims fault....ever. Of course we would like perps to just "stop".....stop murdering people, stop assaulting people, stop stealing other peoples stuff......there are laws against all of them and it doesn't stop these type of people from committing these acts, so how much more "educating" do you want to do?

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Posted in: Town in Yamaguchi sends everyone’s COVID-19 relief money to one person See in context

haha.....I wonder what he did with it.

then they sent him another 100k!! haha! brilliant.

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Posted in: Japan should ease COVID border controls for foreigners: panel members See in context

No covid border checks.

No quarantine.

No masks

No alcohol hand gel.

Never hearing the word 'quasi' used again.

I quasi-agree with you Joe.....except....you don't NEED to wear a face mask now and you don't NEED to use the hand gel.

I think at the very most a vaccination check at the border.....if you have had the vaccines, great you can walk right through. If not then a pcr test before your flight and you wait in line filling in forms for 3 hours when you land.

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Posted in: Operator of missing Hokkaido boat apologizes for causing fatal accident See in context

"Mr Katsurada doesn't know anything about the sea or boats. Even in bad weather, he would order us to bring the boat out for the sake of sales," a 61-year-old deckhand who used to work for the company said.

This tells you everything.........

Japanese karoshi culture writ large

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Posted in: Operator of missing Hokkaido boat apologizes for causing fatal accident See in context

Oh that makes it all ok then....and he knelt on the floor....he looked REEEAAAAAALLLLY sorry.

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Posted in: 'I’ll kill you!' says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use toilet See in context

By the time officers were on site, the girl and her companions had left, but convenience stores have security cameras. Ordinarily they’re there as precautions against shoplifters and robbers, but they’re just as useful for recording evidence against people yelling death threats, and investigators were able to use the recorded video to identify the girl

WOW! This is totally new and amazing information!!

who writes this garbage?? Is this a result of translation from Japanese?? Would it seem like someone other than a 10year old wrote the piece??

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Posted in: Ghosn says he is ready to defend himself See in context

If he had a solid defense he would not have escaped - thereby putting at least 7 other ( Innocent) people in jeopardy with the law.

I guess you've never had the pleasure of an interaction with the criminal justice system.

Who are the other 7 people?

I do agree though that it's time to reveal all his evidence.......the longer it goes on the more disbelieving his side of the story becomes.

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Posted in: Over half of Japan's population has received booster shot: gov't See in context

If people were all behaving like before Covid, data would not show any evidence of effectiveness, but only in preventing heavy symptoms development

Even after almost a year and a half of vaccine availability, people still don't understand it........it has ALWAYS been about reducing the symptoms from mildly inconvenient to manageable. The Vaccine and it's boosters, mainly due to how coronavirusus live and mutate quickly, has never been about eradication of the disease. The flu vaccine, which I have never taken, is the same.....it reduces symptoms to manageable and for the small population of the world that is at risk from such respiratory diseases, it helps to stop them dying.

Long term side effects of what exactly? The mRNA delivery system is the exact same system that viruses themselves utilise to infect cells.....I can't see where you think "side effects" are going to come from.....This ISN'T a medicine. It's not a drug, a chemical compound that binds to a particular molecule stopping it from working......it's simply a training program for your immune system. It's your immune system that kills the virus, even after vaccination. It's not the vaccine circulating in your blood waiting to find covid-19 and kill it. It simply front-runs an infection by exposing your body to a highly distinguishable part of the virus, so that when your immune system DOES come into contact with the real virus, then it quickly recognises it and produces the necessary t-cells etc to kill the virus. This is all a vaccine does.....so in effect, for the vaccine to work, you HAVE to get infected....the difference being your immune system's chances of getting overwhelmed and you becoming severely sick is ridiculously decreased.

Believe it or not, this isn't rocket science. Any high school biology student understands this.....

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Posted in: Murdoch launches TalkTV channel with Trump trashing Harry and Meghan See in context

Piers Morgan is an absolute rat of a human being. The man has no morals, journalistic or otherwise, and would burn his granny if that was the way the wind of public opinion was blowing. I wouldn't donate certain bodily fluids to him if he was on fire.....

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Posted in: Record 54% of Japanese students not eager to study due to COVID: survey See in context

"Less study and more fun", doesn't build a country or your future.

Finland and other Scandinavian countries may disagree with you...

Coming from a third world country, I would have done anything for the level of education kids receive here... We had so few opportunities, constant threat of violent street crime, and definitely no studying in Starbucks all-day.

That's like my Grandfather saying "You don't know how good you've got it!! When I was young I had to work a 12 hour shift down the coal mine before trekking 2 hours, barefoot in the snow just to get to school!!" etc etc etc. You are viewing it from a totally different economic starting point.....as my Grandfather did. When he was young, the country was poorer and conditions were worse....the same as your 3rd world country. Japan is not a 3rd world country.

Teens here do go out with their friends often, save public transport, have amazing school trips, club activities, nice clothes, and live in a beautiful country.

Ignorance is bliss eh? Japanese teens know less and seem much less curious about the world than their contemporaries in other countries. The outlook for them is mostly going to be their office from 8 to 8 everyday with short 3 day holidays twice a year. Sucks to be them. The world is a place to be enjoyed and explored.

But education needs to be "more fun"? lol.

Education does need to be more fun.....the more fun it is, the easier and quicker students will learn. Education needs to evolve, it can't just stick to the old rigid techniques.

People really just want to have everything these days. From what I've heard from kids here is that they do have a lot of fun, even though they study hard.

Having fun is very subjective.....if they know of nothing else then of course "fun" will be found in places.....but should "less bad" be an acceptable state to live your life? I'd rather shoot for the stars and fail than make the best of a bad situation.

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Posted in: Record 54% of Japanese students not eager to study due to COVID: survey See in context

"....taking the fun out of school..."

In a country where school can often mean 6 days a week, long commutes, early mornings and late nights, hard club practice and then extra study at cram schools.....there is very little fun to be had at the best of times!! LLF!

I couldn't wait to get home from school and get out with my friends playing football, going up the park, trying to pick up girls.....when exactly do Japanese kids get to be kids?

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Posted in: Gov't weighs ¥50,000 cash handouts for low-income families' children See in context

Its infuriating and cruel that the government imposed sanctions and tariffs on Russia and raising prices for everything.

How do you think Japan and countries around the world SHOULD'VE reacted to Russia's aggression? What would you have done? The only other option was to meet force with force and that means war. Japan would certainly have been a target due to it's current frosty relations with Russia, the amount of US forces based here and the possibility of China entering on Russia's side. Then Japan's citizens would have a lot worse problems to worry about than rising food prices.

the people without children get no economic relief payment.

This is true, but do people without children need the free hand outs? I don't.....I do like free money of course....but those who pay no resident tax due to salary AND have children are living pretty close to the bread line....so I'm cool with them getting help.

Tourists cant come spend money in Japan even tho the exchange rate is favorable.

If tourists were allowed in and the covid rates and deaths were huge, I can bet that you'd be one of the loudest shouting to close the border.

Japanese government isnt taking good care of its citizens and residents.

Has it ever? No fan of the LDP that's for sure.

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Posted in: Hayashi concerned about human rights abuses against Russians in Japan See in context

Please leave the Russian Ortodox Churches alone. They are a mixed bag and have little if anything to do with Putin.

Not when the leader of the Orthodox church, Kirril, supports the war and actively supports/backs Putin

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Posted in: Japan expert panel OKs use of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Is this still based on the spike protein that the other ones also used and it turned out to be ineffective?

Why are they are all so bad?

Yes, but the other ones didn't turn out to be ineffective, on the contrary they have turned out to be very effective. This one uses more traditional vaccine delivery in that it uses an inactivated copy of the virus to provoke the immune response. The original ones provided the mRna that told your cells to make the spike protein and release it into the body, so that the immune system could recognise it and create antibodies to defeat it without the risk of serious illness and possible death. Even after almost 3 years people still don't know what a vaccine is, what it does, how it does it and the limitations and effectiveness of such vaccines. It's really not that hard to understand.

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Posted in: Tokyo police arrest video game YouTuber for marijuana possession See in context

This article is so misleading in so many ways.

Also, if he had 0.5 grams of pot from "two years ago" in his pocket, then it wouldn't have a trace of THC left in it. You wouldn't even know that it was pot. It'd look like regular dried dead grass

This may be true, but suckers here always confess. Cops have no idea about drugs here. Keep your mouth shut and ride out your 30 days......they'll drop the case.

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Posted in: Tokyo police arrest video game YouTuber for marijuana possession See in context

Not sure if his statement were correct, not so many black person around Kabukicho. Mostly Japanese entertainment district that try to get Japanese customer.

Just wait until foreigner being ID and searched around that area because his statement, no matter whether those foreigners involved or not.

Last time I was up around Kabukicho it was indeed busy with African guys working the street corners trying to get punters into their bars....

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Posted in: Tokyo police arrest video game YouTuber for marijuana possession See in context

"...Two and a half years ago, I bought it from a black person in Kabukicho.."

Of course you did....

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Posted in: Japanese firms try to encourage paternity leave under new law See in context

Only in the topsy-turvy, back to front world of Japan do you have to convince people to take time off work

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Posted in: Islamic State 'Beatle' found guilty of all charges in U.S. hostage deaths See in context

one act doesn't justify the other though. It's not as if his "I did it to help muslims" excuse is justified as his group also killed, maimed, raped and degraded other muslims.......he is just a bad ba##ard and deserves everything he gets.

Good, I hope he enjoys the rest of his puff at Uncle Sam's pleasure.

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Posted in: Russian military's damaged Black Sea flagship sinks See in context

Also Thursday, Russian authorities accused Ukraine of sending two low-flying military helicopters across the border and firing on residential buildings in the village of Klimovo in Russia's Bryansk region, some 11 kilometers (7 miles) from the frontier. Russia’s Investigative Committee said seven people, including a toddler, were wounded.

Russia has a real bleedin cheek complaining of Ukraine aircraft crossing the border and firing on residential buildings in Russia.......

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Posted in: Police officer arrested after stimulants found in his work desk See in context

The drugs were in my possession to do rapid testing

As in......smoke some meth and WOOOOOOO.....yeah they've past the test

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Posted in: Intruder arrested after entering woman’s apartment via balcony See in context

there is always "a man who lives with" the victim in these stories.....is he her boyfriend? Just a room mate? What is he doing there? Also, was the curtain hiding man arrested only because he unlawfully entered through the balcony? If he had posted himself through the letter box to gain entry, would he have escaped charge? So many questions.....

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Posted in: Woman arrested over attempted murder of boyfriend See in context

I love how Japan's newspapers love to focus on job.......and the man, whose occupation is also unknown.....LLF. What the hell does that have to do with the price of cheese on a Tuesday?!

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Posted in: Woman arrested over attempted murder of boyfriend See in context

I live in Chigasaki.....I will investigate the true motive of the perp for the Japan Today massive.....ON IT!

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Posted in: Pregnant workers in Japan's controversial intern program face abuse See in context

2 friends of mines managed to get paternity leave......1 guy to the letter of the law and was off for many months (with resulting lowering salary) and 1 guy managed to squeeze a month or so out of the school we were working for. A female gaij colleague also managed to get maternity leave but to keep her position open, they told her she had to find her temporary replacement teacher......she got one, but that is still pretty messed up.

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Posted in: Japan's summer saury fishing likely to be skipped due to Russia tensions See in context

Even if the ships sailed around the waters instead of through them, the expedition would not be profitable because of soaring fuel costs and* *likely poor catches, the group added.

Then why the hell are they going anyway if the fish stock is so low that it's a poor catch?? Stop catching the bleeding fish then and allow then to return to healthy numbers.

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