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Posted in: Japanese TV networks to rotate Olympics broadcasting on daily basis See in context

Can we at least see events where Japan doesn't do well in? Some people would like to see more USA men's basketball, among other things. Not just table tennis.

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Posted in: 3 teenagers arrested for assaulting, robbing man on Kanagawa street See in context

two "future" adult males*****

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Posted in: 3 teenagers arrested for assaulting, robbing man on Kanagawa street See in context

I also enjoy how the article gives more information on the JHS boy than the three "future" adult males.

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Posted in: 39-year-old man arrested for abusing 3-year-old stepdaughter See in context

Where do all these single mothers find these deadbeats?

Is there a dating app that specifically finds unemployed or child abuser "men?"

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Posted in: 3 teenagers arrested for assaulting, robbing man on Kanagawa street See in context

a 15-year-old boy who goes to a municipal junior high school of Sagamihara, and lives in Ebina City, Fuji TV reported. Police said the student has admitted to the crime while the other two have denied the charge.

Snitches get stitches son, time to go back to class and find some new friends.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested on drunk driving charge in Okinawa See in context

Junichi Yamashiro, an inspector, believed the effects of earlier drinking had worn off prior to him getting behind the wheel.

> > A breath analysis test, however, registered an alcohol level of roughly seven times Japan's legal limit.

Remind me never to hire him when I need an investigation solved.

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Posted in: 3 men arrested for stealing same impounded dump truck twice See in context

However, the three thieves struck again and managed to steal the dump truck from Tsukuba Police Station in November.

Either that takes tremendous skills or they have horrible security at the police station. No matter what this makes the cops look really inept here.

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Posted in: Kagawa politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games See in context

Members of a special committee of the Kagawa Prefectural Assembly held a meeting on Jan 10 to formally announce their draft of the newest piece of codified law they believe their citizens need: a government-set limit on the amount of time kids are legally allowed to spend playing video games. in plural, held a meeting on this? People, publicly funded officials actually wasted time on such a mundane non issue?

Here's an idea. Let kids be kids. Let them enjoy their childhood. Let them get bored of things on their own, organically.

How about worrying about other things, like Kagawa officials that like to waste time and accomplish nothing.

Or better yet, start to eliminate the all mighty center test and worthless university exams first. Maybe then the children won't have mushy brains due to constant test information shoved down their throats day in and day out. Maybe they can learn useful skills instead. Like having common sense or a sense of responsibility.

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Posted in: Teacher confronted by woman with knife at Chiba school See in context

When he went out of the the room, he saw a woman coming up the stairs, brandishing a knife. However, he threw a mirror at her........

What a weapon of choice. Why did he even have a throwable mirror on hand? Was he checking out his hair?

The better choice would have been one of them public school chairs. Those things are heavy, hurt, and are indestructible.

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Posted in: 2 warring yakuza groups to face stronger crackdowns See in context

Two warring yakuza groups will face stronger crackdowns after public safety commissions in six Japanese prefectures designated them Tuesday as "crime syndicates at war" in an effort to weaken them and stop their escalating battles.

You want to weaken them and stop their battles?

Just get them all in one large room, arm them all, throw in some assorted weapons for good measure and lock the doors.

Come back in about an hour and it will be all finished.

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Posted in: NHK's annual 'Kohaku' music show sees rating fall to record low See in context

As for KISS, well. This isn't the 70's or whenever it was when they were huge. WCW (World Championship Wrestling) once tried to use them to get their company back over with the fans. It was a disaster. This was back around 1999. 20 years ago. It didn't work then, it sure isn't going to work now.

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Posted in: NHK's annual 'Kohaku' music show sees rating fall to record low See in context

It's sad really.

I used to be an avid fan in the late 90's-early 2000's, but the artists were much better and I actually used to keep up with JPOP.

NHK is really dropping the ball here with the show, it could be a whole lot more exciting if they kept up with the times and made changes to the format and what not. Perhaps include some social media aspects or cutting down the time on it or whatever.

But just like the rest of Japan, don't fix it until after it hits rock bottom.

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Posted in: Hyundai to make flying cars for Uber air taxis See in context

Just let me know when we get our flying Delorean.

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Posted in: Disney cuts lesbian kiss from 'Star Wars' in Singapore See in context

I have no side to this argument, show it, don't show it, whatever. It wasn't the reason anyone saw or didn't see the movie.

But it did seem out of place in the movie, or the series really.

I'm just glad they cleaned up that mess that was episode 8.

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Posted in: Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record See in context

Last summer I taught a group of about 8 high school girls who were on their way to study abroad.

One of the questions I asked was, what are your plans when you return to Japan? All 8 said in different ways, "I'm not coming back. I'm tired of the school system and society here, I'll be looking for a job or a school to study at abroad."

Seems like at least a portion of the youth today, are fully aware of what's going on and looking to get out, fast.

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Posted in: Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’ See in context

Santa appears in mysterious ways. Merry Christmas!!!!

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Posted in: 2 men rob elderly couple of ¥4.6 mil See in context

Police said that about a week ago, a man identifying himself as a police officer called the man to warn him about phone scams and asked him if he kept any money at home.

Get real. Police never call anyone at home. That would take effort.

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Posted in: Tokyo police increase patrols in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district See in context

So where are these patroling cops on regular days?

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Posted in: Family of 4 living in car arrested for six-month spate of burglaries in Saitama See in context

6 months? You'd think they'd have the brains to move from town to town at least. Rob a couple of places and move on. Not stay in one area to get caught. Brilliant, people, brilliant.

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Posted in: Japan gov't eyes new law to draw more tourists to museums See in context

They want more tourists? Try looking at your own nationals first.

How about lowering JR Shinkansen prices first, so that local people can travel easily within Japan on trips?

How about companies allow workers to take more time off and give them more money to spend on venturing around Japan so that more money can be spent, thus boosting the economy?

Foreigners visiting already have their mind up on what they want to do and see. They aren't going to be just wandering around hoping to find a random museum around a foreign land.

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Posted in: Police officer leaves gun in convenience store toilet See in context

Part of the officer’s duties was to patrol convenience stores to make sure elderly people weren’t using ATMs as part of fraudulent schemes by con artists pretending to be their relatives seeking money.

So how many elderly people are using combini ATMs on Sundays anyway? 3?

Are these officers just hanging out in random combinis waiting for elderly people to show up?

Do they assist all of the seniors who enter the store and looking for the ATM? How thoughtful of them. It's not like the store workers can't do that.

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by mother See in context

Police said the mother, Mika Kawabe, 21, told them she was backing her minivan out onto the road but was unaware that her son, Kira was behind her.

Good job. You know of one place where the boy was NOT, inside of the car, where he should have been.

It's real simple people:

If no kids are in the car, do not start it. If all of the kids are in the car, start it.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hires Belgian Wim Fissette as coach See in context

So why is she running through coaches like drunken tinder hook ups? Are they the problem? Or is she?

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to rob his girlfriend’s grandparents See in context

Police said that Yamato broke into the apartment at around 1:20 p.m. on Nov 24.

Well, at least he let them enjoy Sunday lunch. Such a nice guy......

> His girlfriend’s 69-year-old grandfather was home alone and Yamato bound his hands and legs and proceeded to look for money.

Yamato ended up fleeing the scene without stealing anything.

Yamato was quoted by police as saying: “I had to steal in order to pay back my debts. I knew that they had money somewhere.”

You knew they had money somewhere, but you didn't steal anything. Good work. So you're probably gonna be charged with attempted murder (they know who you are) and on top of that, your girlfriend will probably dump you. (win win!)

See you monday at the combini, Kaisei.

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Posted in: 2 junior high school students arrested for extorting ¥220,000 from boy on threat of violence See in context

I wonder if those punks can even count the amount of bills necessary to make 220,000 yen.

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' fans camp outside LA theater week before film opens See in context

"When Star Wars comes, you put everything on hold -- it's like having a baby," said mega-fan Nicolas Johnson, waiting with his dog Cookie.

No, it's not like having a baby. And I'm a fan.

Obsessed "Star Wars" fans with sleeping bags and a portable movie projector have started camping outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre, more than a week before

Go to work! Or go and take a shower.

That being said, I am looking forward to seeing it.

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Posted in: Otsu City official suspended after sending 200 Line messages, phone calls to colleague See in context

He was quoted as saying, “After I didn’t receive a reply from her, I got emotional and didn’t think about the consequences of my actions.”

well, I am not a dating expert, but.......

the man sent messages to the woman, who is in her 30s, 202 times via messages and phone calls during August and September, asking to meet her outside work, Sankei Shimbun reported. In addition, the man pretended to be the woman on Facebook and posted 32 messages that badmouthed their workplace.

this is definitely something you SHOULDN'T do to win their affections. In any culture.

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Posted in: Accused groper who jumped onto tracks to escape turns himself in See in context

So, were there any consequences for the criminal? That part of the story usually seems to be absent.

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Posted in: Most people in Japan know acronym LGBT but understanding limited: survey See in context

91.0, 57.1, 54.4, 32.7, 2016, 2,600, 20, 69 , 83.9 , 428,000, 20, 69, 10.0, 348,000, 2.8, 348,000, 1.4, 0.9, 2.5 , 1.8, 1.2

That's a lot of numbers. Is this an article about sexual minorities or a calculus problem?

All that matters is that everyone work unpaid overtime, pay their 10% consumption taxes and make a very low minimum wage.

Isn't that right Japan?

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Posted in: Japanese lawyer comments on legality of tattoo ban at hot springs See in context

It's so simple.

Just make onsens with three sections. 1. Men 2. Women 3. No tats (if you hate tats you come to this one, regardless of sex.)

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