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Posted in: Man facing eviction for not paying rent tries to rob two convenience stores See in context

Dude, You're 26!!!! Get off you lazy a** and get a job! Washing dishes and mopping floors are much better than prison!! May not be glorified jobs but at least they'll keep you honest.

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Posted in: Gov't considers splitting school holidays to ease travel congestion See in context

How about the government stop controlling everyone's holiday.

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Posted in: Conspiracy bill rammed through lower house panel amid protests See in context

Well, I guess this will be my last comment here at JT. And my last + - as well. I surely do not want to be misunderstand and wind up in detention. I will though continue to enjoy JT and its services.

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Posted in: Protest calls flood police after big cash theft in Hiroshima See in context

"only A FEW knew of the location of the key and the money" & "they are HAVING DIFFICULTY identifying any suspects" Rocket Science?????

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Posted in: Gov't eyes banning entry of gambling addicts to pachinko parlors See in context

Very intelligent. Banned them from pachinko parlors. No problem! They'll go to "Legal" casinos.

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Posted in: Man detained for touching woman on train found dead after fleeing from Ueno Station office See in context

Karma or he messed with the wrong girl.

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Posted in: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee qualifies for Japan's eco-car tax incentive See in context

Don't expect good sales. This is a high end luxury car in Japan. Very few can afford to buy and maintain it.

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Posted in: Japan's gov't debt swells to record Y1,071 tril as of March 31 See in context

Yet they continue to gamble with the pension funds and continue to give billions to other counties. Now they want to build a military......more spending. If they continue down this path ........ don't even want to think about it.

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Posted in: Several shots fired at van with gangsters See in context

sir_bentley28, good luck on that.

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Posted in: ADB gives Japanese individuals chance to fund eco-friendly projects See in context

Wonder how much of that money the organizers go home with.

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Posted in: Gov't to show map of potential final nuclear disposal sites in summer See in context

Kind of makes you wonder where the real threat of radiation exposure comes from. NK or JP. Can't recall the media reporting an increase of radiation air purifiers sales after the TRIPLE meltdown.

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Posted in: Japan protests over N Korean missile launch; trains temporarily halted See in context

Of all the years of NK conducting missile and nuclear tests, what makes this one any different? Why stop the trains? Why advertise mass buying of radiation air filters & bomb shelters? Is this a message from the government to the people to prepare for war? Why doesn't someone just come out and tell the people what's happening and stop us from second guessing and assuming what will or may happening in the near future! And "lodge a stern protest" Really!!!!! How many different ways can this guy say it?

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Posted in: Bra maker does its bit for Premium Friday See in context

Can these get any stupider???? And why isn't a guy and a girl standing together? Why two girls? Guys are not permitted to enjoy Premium Friday. Totally discriminant against men!!!!

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Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

Lookin good. Of course it'll take some getting use to but I'll manage. BTW I noticed there isn't a box to check to keep me logged in. Or am I missing something. Anyway, the change looks better and navigation seems easy so far. Thanks for your hard work. Now we just need more details in the articles.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce English road signs ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

They fell short of stating the cost to Tax Payers

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Posted in: At least 47,000 evacuees still in temporary housing 1 year after Kumamoto quakes See in context

kohakuebisu, well said. People also need to understand the time it takes to rebuild infrastructure. It does take an average of 6 months to build a home and even more for those living in condos or apartments. But construction can't start until the government appointed geologists have deemed the land safe. And can't start building until the infrastructure has been completed. Private property and public property lines need to be redrawn. There are several more aspects to the delays for moving back into a home. One thing that is always missing from the news is what progress has been made. AND to Sensei258; you either don't live in Japan or are a government official. Either way, do some research before putting down so many that have had their lives flipped upside down in less than 5 minute's time. Believe me, I cannot believe the people Kumamoto & Fukushima want to live in the conditions they are living.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl in Chiba See in context

Arrested was a 46 year old man who is(was) the Chairperson head of the PTA of the school. He also has a son and a daughter. (Source: Japanese TV News) This is one sick guy and if convicted, I hope those inside will take proper care of him.

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Posted in: Kyoto 'Silence Taxi' service prohibits drivers from instigating small talk See in context

Don't see while socializing is such a bad thing. Some many different people have interesting lives and experiences. Chat with me anytime. I love hearing people's stories. What is wrong with being friendly??

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Posted in: Tokyo IT firm is looking for 'Beer Interns' willing to drink while on the job See in context

Lets promote alcoholism while we are at it!

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Posted in: Over 10 construction firms raided over suspected bid rigging See in context

Interesting timing. Just as a construction company is suing to receive 400 mil. in over due payments for Moritomo Gakuen.

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Posted in: Ruling parties to start debate on conspiracy bill Thursday See in context

jpntdytmrow; I see your point and totally agree. I am proud to have paid my taxes, contributed to the pension funds and community activity and at times I even forget that I am a Gaijin but the fact of the matter is, when I go to the ward office, they see a Gaijin, when I walk down the street, everyone sees a Gaijin when police look at me they see a gaijin. They have no knowledge of how long I've lived here and have no idea that their parents/grandparents are living off my contributions to Japanese society. I'm not complaining just stating the true fact that I don't see changing at time in my life time. I just accept it, live a happy life. I was an MP in my younger days and know the BS police have to go through with who don't want to take 2 minutes to should their gaijin card.

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Posted in: Ruling parties to start debate on conspiracy bill Thursday See in context

To the foreigners. Ensure you always carry ID. This is a free pass for the J-Cop to do racial profiling. Which is not difficult as Japan is a one race country. And please don't give them a hard time. Many other foreigners have to live in Japan too. They ask for ID, give it to them with a smile and you're off to where you were going in no time. It works for me and it'll work for you. Remember this is Japan and you are seen as a visitor. I've lived here for over 35 years and to this day still accept that fact.

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Posted in: Kyoto police set up system to predict when and where crimes will happen See in context

Common sense does the same at a cheaper cost to tax payers. I can tell you where crimes could be committed as well. I'll do it for free if a cop would just listen.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by truck; driver arrested See in context

Why in the h*** was a 3 (THREE) year old riding a bicycle in an area where vehicles drive fast enough to not stop in time.

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Posted in: Nintendo files suit against go-kart company MariCar See in context

Thunderbird, your stretching! As long as you are not doing it for financial gain, no they won't sue you. Common knowledge.

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Posted in: Two men stab themselves to get out of going to work See in context

I guess 'No Overtime Wednesdays' and ' Premium Fridays' are working out so good. Perhaps they need to add 'Mama Mondays' and 'Tosan Tuesdays' and 'Thirsty Thursdays'. Or just make Saturdays and Sundays official National Holidays.

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Posted in: Japan's first Premium Friday shows mixed results See in context

What Trevorpeace said. I live in Tokyo and have been asking every Japanese worker I know, what time they went home on Friday. EVERY reply was between the hours of 8 and 11pm. The time of this plan is so bad. February and March are the busiest months of the year for companies. Fiscal year end, transfers, moving home, school years ending, new school years preps, just to name a few. And don't forget about the well know 'after 72 days we all forget' saying in Japan. Now had he started it in May or June, then perhaps it would have had more meaning. Also, what ever happened to "No overtime Wednesdays"?

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Posted in: 'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted See in context

6 years on and still investigating damage. But they want the world to believe all is safe and people can return to their homes. Even CNN has a nice ad explaining that all is well. Sad, so sad.

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Posted in: Japan took in 28 refugees in 2016, despite record applications See in context

Just a user; I gotta agree with you. Living in Japan for 35+ years and seeing all the problems in the states with immigration, I gotta agree with Japan's policies here. Imagine this now safe and peaceful Japan allowing 5,000 to 10,000 immigrates in the country per year. For those of you who do not live/have not lived in Japan, please refrain from posting to this article.

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Posted in: Japan approves $100 million loan for Iraq See in context

Aaaaaaaaand more of my hard earn taxes going over seas and away from the needy here in Japan.

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