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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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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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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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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Give us gravy, honey and the biscuits, then you’ll have my interests.
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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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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.
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.
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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was a member of a yakuza group
that's a shame
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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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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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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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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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More badminton on TV please
More live pro sports on TV in general. Better than the usual drivel they show.
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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!
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Misono sounds like a very useful human…….
Whoever hired him should also be put in jail.
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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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> 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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Welcome to the year 2000, Japan…….wait, we still got a half year more to go….
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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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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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