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Posted in: Ex-nurse acquitted of 2003 murder after 12 years in prison See in context

And Japan thinks they're ready for the olympics. 12 years to realize she was duped? Come on Japan! Your system is beyond broken. Cops taking advantage of the unfortunate to get their way. Disgusting.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for filming up girl’s dress See in context

Why on Earth? With Hi Res pron just a couple of clicks away - or so a friend told me!

Uh....yeah! You can also download videos from the internets for free without breaking any laws or doing what this police man friend told me that too.

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Posted in: Mother arrested over death of newborn child at home See in context

Police in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 38-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her newborn daughter. Police did not say whether Awano, who was arrested on Saturday, has admitted to the charge or not. 

So if she didn't admit to actually killing the baby, they arrested her without probable cause.

I can understand how she felt. She was already taken care of seven people, and just couldn't handle one more.

Maybe she didn't have the money to give birth in a proper facility and figured "I have 4 children! I got the hang of this!" and misunderstood the practices for childbirth which caused the child to die. In my job, we have to explore all different possibilities which lead to the outcome of whatever is presented before us instead of guessing.

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Posted in: 55-year-old man arrested over father’s death See in context

Cold blooded murder.

Minimum 15-20 years in life.

Wow! That's amazing how you can come to that conclusion that quickly without even knowing the cause of death or motive because :

Police said there were no external signs of injury on the body and that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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Posted in: 76-year-old woman arrested after killing eldest son See in context

“My son asked me to kill him, so I strangled him.”

Well well well. If it isn't the stupidest reason to kill your son. I understand some people can be going through a lot and can't deal with the strains of life anymore, but she could've consulted the proper people who deal with this situation. If her son said "Eat a pile of......, mom!" because he didn't like something she said, would she feast on it because he told her to do it? Think people!

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

Though I don't smoke, but what about those vapers? Not the tobacco ones, just the scented vape ones? Since combustion/ignition/fire is needed to light something, would these fall under the category of this smoking ban? Cause without fire, there's no smoke.

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Posted in: Woman sues state, former finance bureaucrat over husband's suicide See in context

Mr KiplingMar. 19  07:26 pm JST

What were his options?


Spill the beans

Take a holiday

leave the country

kill himself

He chose the stupid option.

Throw the case out!

How can you make that judgement? You have NO IDEA what he must've been going through before he made his choice. Let me debunk YOUR stupid option to post this and try to put ourselves in his shoes ;

Quit - Perhaps he couldn't because he has bills to pay and a family to support

Spill the beans - Doing so could greatly put himself, his family and those around him in grave danger

Take a holiday - (see answer for "Quit")

Leave the country - (see above answer)

kill himself - With no one to turn to, talk to help him (because he probably knew that if he went to the police, things would turn out bad for him because of the people and names involved) and dealing with the depression the whole situation, he must've reached his breaking point.

He sounds like an honest man who couldn't deal with the pressures of doing something as dishonest as what he was being forced to do.

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Posted in: Japan Times changes reference to 'comfort women' after backlash See in context

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! Now everybody, if you listen real hard and you sit real still, in the distant weeks or even over the next few days, you can hear S. Korean people and officials rattling their begging cup demanding that Japan Times pay for suffering and anguish their comments caused to the surviving victims.

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Posted in: 11-month-old boy dies after being bitten by two dogs See in context

Put'em to sleep.

And what good would that do? It'd be like breaking the table after you stubbed your toe. Put them up for adoption and have the new owners know to keep the dogs away from kids. Though a heart ripping case, nobody is at fault here because the grandfather or the child's parents didn't know what the dogs were going to do.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in swimming club parking area See in context

Police are investigating to see why she was walking in the car park alone at the time.

This is what the police should be focusing on. A 1 year old is barely visible in the front of a car (depending on the distance between the baby and the car) And like everyone here, why oh why for the love of all things would you not hold the hand of a 1 year old in a parking lot? The parent has 100% responsibility when crossing the road, walking on the sidewalk or even in a parking lot with a baby just starting out to walk! Such a shame on the laws of Japan.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested after fight over vandalism to car See in context

How about if a professional fighter is attacked, what should he do? If a woman is defending herself from a rapist, will she be arrested? This makes no sense, Japan.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested after fight over vandalism to car See in context

So let me get this straight. If someone attacks me or my wife and I defend myself or my wife or son, or protect my family from someone dangerous wielding a weapon because the police aren't there, I'll be arrested? Then why do they have all these karate, judo and other forms of self defense classes if when you defend yourself, you'll be arrested? Come now, Japan.....surely you jest with this level of senselessness!

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Posted in: How has the coronavirus affected your travel plans so far and in the near future? See in context

Not at all! I had plans, I did what I wanted to do and I ENJOYED it! My take on life is "It is inevitable that we all must die someway, somewhere someday. And there's nothing anyone can do to stop it. Prolong it, maybe. But the end will happen!" If you live this way, you can enjoy life without consequences. Get out there and live, people.

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Posted in: Man arrested for lying about coronavirus infection, causing train delay in Gunma See in context

Police said Kogure told them it was just a joke.

There's a time, place and type/demographic of jokes. This surely wasn't either. Could you imagine the woman he was talking to felt? Especially if he wasn't wearing a mask. String him up by his wallet and savings!

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Posted in: 70-year-old man beaten to death with concrete block on street in Hyogo Pref See in context

Witnesses said the two men had been arguing before the attacker repeatedly beat Yoshida in the face and head with the concrete block. He then ran away toward the north side of the station. 

And NO ONE tried to stop him? Seriously? I'm sure they were either just filming it on their phones or turned a complete blind eye to ignore it by burying themselves deeper in their phones as to not see or hear whats going on! Where I'm from, boy, everybody and their auntie would be jumping in to stop this guy and hold him till the fuzz got there! Japan, you need to grow a pair!

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Posted in: 26-year-old mother gets 10 years over death of 2-year-old daughter See in context

I remember this story and reading it again now brings back tears to my eyes. Just thinking how this baby died alone from hunger in a country where food is plentiful rips at my heart strings. She was 2 years old! I wish I heard her crying! She'd still be here today. I can't even think of leaving my 5 year old without food or water for 9 hours! I shouldn't be crying at my desk. Or even going somewhere and leaving him at home alone even if its right down the street!

As for the mother, she wanted to be alone? Now she surely will be. The prison officers should decorate her cell with 400 pictures of her baby's body as they found her where she last rested. 10 years? For being selfish like that resulting in the death of your baby? Japan court system, I am so ashamed!

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Posted in: Kansai Electric ordered to improve operations after bribery scandal See in context

They just got a slap on the wrist for bribery? Justice for some I suppose.

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Posted in: Domino’s, Pizza Hut introduce 'Zero Contact' delivery service amid virus fears See in context

Ugh! This is the new low for Japan. This takes the cake........I mean the pizza......from the ground.

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl dies after being hit by truck in restaurant parking lot See in context

The girl, Koharu Murakami, had just finished dinner with four family members and had run out into the parking lot when she was hit by a light truck driven by a 71-year-old man.

He told police he saw the child run out in front of him and applied the brake but couldn’t stop in time.

The police should take into consideration an equation in this situation which resulted in her death besides negligence on her parents behalf : speed plus distance plus time

The speed he was going at

The distance the girl was to his truck

The reaction time he had to apply brakes

Weather or not he took a shortcut to avoid a traffic light, a 3 year old shouldn't be running around freely in a parking lot where vehicles come and go at anytime.

My son never gets out of his child seat in a parking lot unless we are standing by the back car door and give him the ok. Once out, he immediately holds our hand. Teach your children well.

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Posted in: Mother, 2-year-old son killed in head-on collision between car and tanker See in context

Was it a kei car?

A mother and her 2 year son died in a head on collision and people want to know "Was it a kei car?"

Hold on......lemmie go check.

What does it matter?

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

So lemmie get this straight. You can cancel all schools, public festivals, travel to certain countries, sport events, and many other things but the olympics is a problem to cancel or postpone? Either way, Japan isn't ready to host the Olympics.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for abusing 2-month-old daughter See in context

Police said the woman has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she was stressed out from child-rearing and got angry when her daughter wouldn’t stop crying.

So sad. This is what newborn babies do! They cry when they want something because they cannot communicate. Why do people not understand that if the baby cries, it could be either of the following :

Wet diaper

Need milk

Wants to sleep


Too loud

Simply just want someone to pick them up!

There's no need to abuse the baby for either of those!

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of drunk woman See in context

“The woman was not that drunk, as I recall, and I didn’t force her to engage in any sexual acts.”

Still doesn't make it ok! Unless she knew and agreed to what the plans were once they got back to his apartment, its all cool. But it still makes him a predator rapist.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of woman after breaking into her apartment See in context

Disgusting. I hope there's a special place in hell for people like this

There is! I did the blueprints for it and I specifically remember making a "special" little place for this guy!

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Posted in: Cat shot with crossbow bolt in Shiga Pref See in context

Police are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to see if they can determine if someone brought the cat to the woman’s house or shot at it from a vehicle.

So I wonder what would the police do if a crime happens in a super rural area with absolutely no street surveillance cameras? Though a good opportunity to find out who did it, but in my office, we call it lazy work. They can check to find who in that area bought or ordered the items used in this crime. Check the arrow for fingerprints! Do some actual grunt work.

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Posted in: 9th anniversary of triple disaster overshadowed by virus See in context

I watched this morning on the news an old woman praying and silently crying, still dealing with the anguish and pain she suffered 9 years ago as if it were yesterday. One can only imagine her pain and loss. It made me cry this morning. I was in the countryside in Oita when this happened. I was shocked and thought it was a movie or something.

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting 2 young girls in park See in context

Everyone : "Japan is a safe country!"

Me : "Think for yourself! Don't be sheep!"

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing Brazilian couple in Shizuoka Pref See in context

nintendogirlMar. 11  12:54 pm JST

Why did you assume she was having an affair? Really? 

Men really sucks

I'm sorry Nintendogirl, but that kind of feminist propaganda is not needed here. We are all equal.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing woman to death with scissors in Osaka See in context

Kunihiko Kashihara stabbed Masami Mizokawa several times in the chest and neck with the scissors but denied intent to kill.

Now let's analyze this statement. Scissors are made of metal and have sharp tips which can pierce soft objects like the human skin. He stabbed her in 2 of the most vital places of the human body not once, SEVERAL TIMES to ensure death. So I really wonder what was he expecting to happen? A grease-down and a shiatsu?

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Posted in: Japan to expand anti-online piracy law to encompass manga, magazines See in context

So tell me, I can read them online illegally, but I can't download them? That seems to make sense. That's like saying "You can sit in a stolen police car, but you can't drive it!"

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