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Posted in: 5 tips for women traveling solo in Japan See in context

Actually, they have noting to worry about. In Japan, based on the news I see here on JT, it's mostly family members doing harm to and killing family members. Japan is still mostly safe for tourists.

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Posted in: Japan may ban visas, money transfers over S Korea wartime labor dispute See in context

WWII is of the past. I wish they would just focus on a brighter future and not let the past be the cause of another war. I really don't care what Japan or any country did during WWII. I wasn't alive then nor were any of my living family members. WWII was a bad time for the whole world. Sometimes you have to forget the past and move on to a better life.

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Posted in: 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers struggling to find enough buses, drivers See in context

Looks like we'll hit an all new level of overworked staff. Only hope they allow public transport people get enough time off to ensure they can stay focused and alert during working hours.

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Posted in: Nuclear evacuees to face tougher housing situations from April See in context

Alfie, The utter lack of even basic human empathy from some posters on here never ceases to appal. Let's hope they never have to be old, poor, sick and forced from their homes by earthquakes and nuclear disasters.

Who's to say they're not and have taken matters into their own hands and rebuilt their life?

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Posted in: Nuclear evacuees to face tougher housing situations from April See in context

The words "Voluntary evacuees" is used several times in this story. How is running away from a triple nuclear meltdown and fear of radiation contamination considered "voluntary". On another point, it's been 8 years now. Why haven't these unfortunate victims (not voluntaries) rebuilt their lives yet. Even though the government states "has significantly lowered air radiation dose" I could never live near a nuclear power plant again. I would have already counted my losses, relocated and rebuilt my life elsewhere. I already did it once in my life. Counted my loses and rebuilt my life from scratch. It's tough at first but if you keep positive and put your mind to it life gets better.

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Posted in: Surveillance proposed by defense team likely helped Ghosn secure bail See in context

Apologies for any misunderstanding. My comment "Everyone know the report to the UN had nothing to do with it" was sarcasm as nothing is mentioned in the story.

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Posted in: Surveillance proposed by defense team likely helped Ghosn secure bail See in context

And it has nothing to do with .....

"Through a team of lawyers his family submitted a document on Monday to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva."

as stated in Tuesday's (3/5/19) JT. Or just a coincidence in timing?

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Posted in: Bus driver refuses ride to passenger in wheelchair See in context

I guess if he did help the person, we would be reading a story about a bus driver losing his job because he caused a delay for hundreds of passengers due to helping a wheelchair bound passenger. Seems like a no win for the driver.

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Posted in: High risk of powerful quake in northeastern Japan within 30 years: panel See in context

Still wondering, and have been for the past 20, how many more years they will say "within 30 years"

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Posted in: Expectations low as Trump looks for win in N Korea summit See in context

klausdorth, you need to stop watching CNN

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Posted in: Gov't to conduct body scanning experiment at subway station in Tokyo See in context

paradoxbox, there is no such thing as "unlawful search".

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Posted in: Court orders gov't, TEPCO to pay Fukushima evacuees over nuclear disaster See in context

Remember, J Government has 51% control over TEPCO, so will the money come from TEPCO or Tax payers? Or both?

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Posted in: Japanese company will ask your crush out on a date for you if you’re too shy to do it yourself See in context

Really now!? What kind of people are we breeding into society??? Please raise your kids to speak for themselves!!!

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Posted in: Mother arrested for burning 5-year-old son with lit end of cigarette See in context

What Chip said.

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Posted in: Tour brings foreigners to areas devastated by nuclear accident See in context

If it is so safe for tours, why aren't more Japanese government officials and civilians moving into the area to revitalize it. Also, would like to know how many Japanese sign up for the tour or how many Japanese actually go their on their days off.

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Posted in: Parents referred to prosecutors over death of baby left in bathtub See in context

AlexBecu, Comparing will not bring abused and neglected children back to life. Another country having a bigger problem in no way makes me feel better about the problems in Japan. Let's focus on a solution and not the problem.

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Posted in: Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Fukushima plant See in context

To start in 2021. I guess they can't risk emitting higher levels of radiation into the air prior to the Olympics. I bet things will more much faster after the Olympics.

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Posted in: Ghosn hires new defense team in change of strategy See in context

Question; Does anyone know why he doesn't have a non-native Japanese on his defense team?

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Posted in: Tokyo to ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

Let's start with making it legal for police and/or child welfare officials to enter the home of suspected child abuse (and pension abusers) without the permission of the home owner.

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Posted in: Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men See in context

Dumbest thing I have every seen!!! So you're unhappy and lonely so everyone should be the same. How about going out and meeting people. Start with the people in your group.

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Posted in: Japanese city to use AI to predict seriousness of school bullying See in context

New scapegoat? I can hear it now; Sorry for the death of your child. Their must have been a problem with the AI software. But don't worry, our techs are checking it out.

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Posted in: Sushi chain worker uploads video of fish taken from trash can See in context

Saw this on TV news. I really wish they wouldn't sensor out the faces. These idiotic people should be seen by all!!!! Don't care if they are under 20. Show their face!

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Posted in: Under-fire mayor resigns after ordering arson See in context

Just wondering, Would things be different if he was a non-Japanese working in Japan?

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Posted in: Bodies of elderly couple found in Tokyo apartment See in context

puregaijin; I believe you are way off base with your comment. First, according to the article the police said "it appears the two died of natural causes". Looking at their ages, it could be possible. Or perhaps one died of natural causes and the other wasn't getting his/her medication due to one of them dying. We can speculate all day however I find your comment a bit disrespectful given the amount of info given.

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Posted in: Trump's shutdown retreat reveals weakness See in context

Andrew Chrip: The Democrats okayed every request from Clinton and Obama when they wanted money for a wall on the Southern Border.

And those are the areas where the boarder is safe and not being crossed. Don't know why they won't let Trump finish the job.

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Posted in: Trump's shutdown retreat reveals weakness See in context

I'm sure this will be deleted but ..... This article is so one sided and clearly writing by an anti-Trump person. Democrats don't want security. They hate Trump sop much that they are willing to sacrifice America's security and lives for their own agenda. That is to oust Trump. People. Stop watching CNN. Moderator, I would rather you delete it NOT edit it as you have done in the past.

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Posted in: We try a pay-to-use premium Japanese toilet at Ikebukuro train station in Tokyo See in context

Actually, as nice as they look, they are exactly the same as you'd see at expressway service areas around Japan. But free. I don't use public transport however I'm sure they are an improvement from free ones.

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Posted in: Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closing in on world No. 1 ranking See in context

Great job Naomi.

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Posted in: Sponsor of Naomi Osaka retracts ad videos over skin color dispute See in context

SaikoPhysco; I can so relate. My older daughter born and raised in Japan has beautiful dark brown wavy Italian hair. She couldn't be more Japanese and well, you know the rest of the story.

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Posted in: Tokyo to turn former Tsukiji fish market to conference center See in context

The plans are expected to be finalised in March after gathering views from local residents.

Yeah, We all know how that works. Get their views and move forward no matter what they say.

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