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Posted in: Man offers to pay back mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil COVID funds 'little by little' See in context

Sounds like Yamaguchi is going to continue this ploy.

First all the money is given to “some guy.”

Then Yamaguchi magically “gets more funds” to pay the other citizens.

Now “this guy” is gonna start paying back the money?

How much money does Yamaguchi plan to print in 2022?!?

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Posted in: Daycare center employee arrested for molesting 9-year-old girl See in context

That’s what happens when you don’t properly screen employees or have a public National sex offenders list.

How many cases like this have to go on before Japan cuts the crap and hand down actual harsh penalties for gutter trash like this individual?

And get this fool, Eiji Toyota’s pic and name out to the public.

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Posted in: Gov't to ask shinkansen operators to advance quake-resistance work See in context

The Japanese government said Tuesday it will request companies operating **shinkansen (bullet trains) to accelerate construction work to boost the earthquake resistance of shinkansen lines if it is technically viable.**

you mean provisions that should have done before they laid out the tracks originally?

always AFTER disasters, never in anticipation here

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

saying that police had kept his phone following voluntary questioning in April and May.

so yesterday, they said “they couldn’t find him, he skipped town” and today they are saying the police have his phone and have been questioning him for two months?

well…….which is it?

this flawed story keeps getting more and more plot holes as the days go on.

and yet no one is investigating the blunders city hall made?

there’s your real criminals.

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Posted in: Meet the Japanese Colonel Sanders, who’s passionate about fried chicken See in context

Give us gravy, honey and the biscuits, then you’ll have my interests.

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Posted in: Kim slams North Korea pandemic response; deploys army See in context

Is his army going to help save the population and vaccinate everyone or give them medicine?


Is he deploying the army to “eliminate” the sick?

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

Hmmm, still no name, no pic, and no video.

Story still seems very fake, with creating a fictitious scapegoat while the people in charge of the money are the ones who actually stole it.

No one is falling for it.

BUT, if it were in some wild way an actual true story, this cannot be…..

The town put all of their account information on a floppy disk to send to the bank in order to execute the transfers.

in 2022………

The problem was that in tandem with the floppy disk, the town’s transfer order was also sent to the bank online.

So that means, the floppy disk was meaningless, since it was done online anyway…….

> was apparently formatted in such an erroneous way that the bank mistook it for a sort of proxy that all the money should go to first and then be filtered into the proper accounts.

yes, because a proxy has one man’s name and address on it, not business or company details……..

> Bit by bit he began moving amounts of about 600,000 yen every day for about two weeks to avoid detection. 

because normal people and accounts move that much money on a daily basis, regularly……..I guess “it worked” for the guy tho.

Meanwhile, the town realized what they had done and began looking for the money.

2 weeks…….2 weeks. 14 days. 12 business days in Japan. 10 for a bank. 2 weeks…..

> When they found out where it went, they immediately tried to get in touch with the man but had a hard time.

Surprise surprise…..

Whether this “guy” is real……he’s not, or whether this “bank/government” is that ignorant…….most likely.

This has definitely been an amusing little adventure they have created. I can’t wait to see how it concludes.

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Posted in: Man’s body found in space between two buildings in Osaka See in context

was a member of a yakuza group

that's a shame

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Posted in: Burger King Japan offering dried ramen instead of French fries in its combo meals See in context

Going from fries to chips is like going from 60 to 0 in less than 4 seconds.

Who wants that?

If you’re gonna give alternatives, give us chicken nuggets or maybe some French toast sticks or something.

Get outta here with your chips.

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Posted in: Woman indicted on cocaine smuggling charge See in context

Police suspect that an international smuggling organization is involved

No, just one moron who did a poor job smuggling in drugs.

And thank goodness she wasn’t a foreign tourist, or else all hell would’ve broken lose.

Since, you know, according to the Japanese, foreign tourists usually cause all the problems.

> and are investigating the supply route to Japan.

how are they gonna do that, while they sleep in the kobans?

They can’t even handle those bicycle hoodlums that don’t know how or where to park their bicycles.

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Posted in: What are some telltale signs that a business might be on the verge of bankruptcy? Also, have you ever worked for a company that went under and did you see it coming? See in context

Another one is seeing your office full of your co workers, but no manager.......for weeks. Without notice.

Then one day you find out that person still "works" there, but is no longer even management.

And a few days later, an even more incompetent boss is put in charge. Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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Posted in: What are some telltale signs that a business might be on the verge of bankruptcy? Also, have you ever worked for a company that went under and did you see it coming? See in context


Showed up to work one night at my part time job, as usual.

Lights were all off. No manager, no workers, no one.

Eventually found out ( a few days later) that it was bought out. (It was a branch of a nation/world wide chain.)

Thanks for the heads up dudes.

Waste of gas and time.

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Posted in: Badminton No. 1 Yamaguchi beaten again as Japan bows out See in context

More badminton on TV please

More live pro sports on TV in general. Better than the usual drivel they show.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka launching her own sports agency: report See in context

Lol, this should be good. There ad campaign would include this:

Sign up with my agency and you’re allowed one temper tantrum and a mental breakdown per week.

Anything more, and we’ll have to charge you extra.

Be careful, our agency staff may quit on you the second we feel any amount of pressure. But other than that, everything will be fine!

Join us!

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Posted in: Ex-police officer gets suspended sentence for stealing cash from house damaged by fire See in context

Misono sounds like a very useful human…….

Whoever hired him should also be put in jail.

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Posted in: Global tourism recovering, but not back to pre-pandemic levels See in context

Global tourism recovering

Not including Japan…….

It doesn’t help when airline tickets cost 5-10X more than they were in 2019.

The ¥130 yen to $1 usd rate definitely makes things difficult.

Also the lack of direct flights into Japan outside of Tokyo and Osaka, keeps many from flying out.

Good job, Japan. Keep up the good work.

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Posted in: Dead man found in ditch had 10 stab wounds, police say See in context


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

> The National Police Agency issued an advisory to all prefectural police forces in December to avoid questioning people in a way that could be perceived as racially motivated

what a joke.

what’s next?

They’re going to tell them to stop sleeping in the koban as well?

Maybe instruct them to quit molesting and harassing women and taking upskirt videos?

Or perhaps they will make the cops stop bullying bicycle riders?

what else good is the police force in Japan if they can’t racially profile random foreigners?

Thats all they do in their job.

if anything they should worry about giving the cops brooms and garbage bags.

Maybe help and clean up the cities instead of doing absolutely nothing productive.

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Posted in: N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea See in context

Kim: “Who told the press we had corona!?!??

Get them!!!!

Throw them in some missiles!!!


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Posted in: All-Japan committee meets to promote Sapporo Olympic bid See in context

The official cost for last year's delayed Tokyo Olympics was $13.6 billion, although government audits suggest it may have been much more. 

At least 60% was public money.

And at least 100% was NOT given back to be used for the public.

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Posted in: Fire chief in Akita Prefecture starts forest fire trying to scare away wasp See in context

After throwing the flare at the bugs in self-defense,

…….how big were these bugs?

Did he think they wouldn’t fly away faster than he could Throw?

> it landed in a pile of dry grass and ignited it.

not predictable at all…..

three fire engines and 11 other firefighters arrived

people talking about how it’s not a big fire or big deal. But idk that sounds like a lot of man power, gas and energy to use, all because of a few bugs?

the chief of the Akita Prefecture Kazuno Wide-Area Administrative Union Fire Department

first off, very fake name for a fire department unit.

second, time for this hack to hang it up. He’s lost it.

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Posted in: North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak; Kim orders lockdown See in context

3 fire hydrants in a corner in a room............why?

This should be an interesting story to follow.

I wonder if this outbreak will cause Fatty to open up, finalize or enrage the nonsense that is NK?

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Posted in: Town in Yamaguchi Prefecture sues after ¥46.3 mil subsidy mix-up See in context

Red-faced officials immediately visited the recipient, who has not been identified, and were told the money would be returned.

I’m kinda getting the feeling that there is NO “guy.”

And the powers that be in the Yamaguchi town are just making up the whole thing to try and embezzle the ¥46.3M.

I mean didn’t the town, almost immediately came up with another ¥46 M to pay the residents off?

Sounds pretty fishy to me.

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Posted in: Man suspected of sexually assaulting teenage girl after giving her sleeping pills See in context

 Part of the information is missing here. 

Usually the norm with the articles here.

Like this lack of detail.....

a teenage girl

Great descriptive writing. Is that 13 or 19? Two completely different worlds there.

Either way, keep it up Japan.

Your lack of sexual predator lists and harsh penalties will continue to haunt women of all ages in Japan.

Way to keep it a "safety country", huh?

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Posted in: Man suspected of sexually assaulting teenage girl after giving her sleeping pills See in context

“I didn’t force her to do anything and I didn’t make her take any pills.”

Yes, I’m sure she was begging for pills.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes extending education subsidies to middle class in Japan See in context

The panel also called for extending financial support to students from households with three or more children

yeah………..families can barely manage one kid.

How are you going to find so many families with three or more in this day and age in Japan?

“Sneaky” way to make the prerequisites difficult to obtain.

These fools really think people are that stupid?

CUT uNecessary spendings, like free Shinkansen tickets and hotel rooms for “lawmakers.”

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't plans to start same-sex partnership system in November See in context

Welcome to the year 2000, Japan…….wait, we still got a half year more to go….

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Posted in: SDF official arrested for allegedly kicking teenage daughter See in context

Big man

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Posted in: Should you watch end credits at the movies? Japanese celebrity’s comments spark fierce debate See in context

Should you watch end credits at the movies?

I’ll stay and watch, if there’s something extra in the credits, be it bloopers or teasers, if it’s says something on IMDB.

Otherwise, it’s a waste of time completely. Some of the credits roll for like 6-10 minutes.

Nobody has time for that. People got stuff to do.

If Japanese people or anyone wants to sit for nothing, let them be. They clearly enjoy reading names and titles. No judgments there.

Me? I gotta drain the mitsuya cider.

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Posted in: Aichi police on lookout for whoever stole public toilet’s flushing handle See in context

An investigation was launched and found that the toilet was in order but its flushing lever, valued at 20,000 yen had been stolen. 

A metal handle costs 20,000 yen………

And a few weeks ago they said to clean graffiti off of a train door would cost 80,000 yen.

Who is making up these budget estimates?

There’s your REAL criminal right there.

Not to mention whoever green lights that kind of public spending.

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