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Posted in: Woman suspected of killing brother and making it look like suicide See in context

Is this a new trend in Japan? Families killing each other? I read about it at least 3-4 times a week! What's going on? I wish most Japanese people would value the importance of family.

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Posted in: Unlicensed lodgings remain listed on Airbnb after new law takes effect See in context

What is the point of this new and pointless change? Can someone explain?

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Posted in: 23-year-old man arrested for killing older sister See in context

Ah yes, another week, another family killing story. What's going on in Japan? I tell you, its almost like a normal thing now to read some news like this!

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy dies after being locked inside TV stand cabinet by father See in context



I know how you guys feel because I'm a child psychologist and I have been trying to foster/adopt a child here, but the system is set up to keep these children institutionalized until they are 18. Japan will just separate the kids (when its too late) and keep them from any kind of REAL family settings. Tryst me, I have been battling and arguing with the adoption/foster facilities for years and they still will not place a child in our loving care.

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Posted in: Marijuana tops paint thinner as most abused substance in Japan See in context

Let's look at this closely. How many news articles on this site alone report crimes committed by someone while under the influence of alcohol versus crimes committed by someone while under the influence of weed? But "marijuwanna" is the worst drug as it appears to be says some people who never tried it. Right?

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Posted in: Hanshin Tigers scout arrested for allegedly taking upskirt photos See in context

What was he scouting for under there?

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Posted in: Man, presumed dead, returns home a year after family cremated wrong body See in context

This case should be used as an example that DNA, fingerprints and samples should be used in cases in Japan to solidify a conclusion. Its called HARD EVIDENCE! Now this family is out of a lot of money because they blindly paid for the funeral of a stranger. At least he was safe.

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Posted in: Japan's home-share listings grow ten-fold on month to 1,000 ahead of new law See in context

I'll say it again, why fix something that wasn't broken in the first place? This complicates things for both the renters and the owners.

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Posted in: Video game bar managers arrested for alleged copyright violations See in context

The bar run by the Nishio brothers is believed to have had monthly sales of 1.5 million yen, they said.

Wait, were these bar owners charging people a fee to play these games? It wasn't quite clear. Because they mentioned "the bar" made that money. If they were charging people to play these games......then that's illegal!

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Posted in: Leprosy patients' relatives seek damages, apology for discrimination See in context

The government, however, argued in the suit filed two years ago that the isolation policy for leprosy patients did not cause damage to their family members, while admitting segregative measures caused discrimination and prejudice against the patients to spread.

The government has not provided any compensation to the family members of leprosy patients.

> "All I want is an apology from the government while I am alive."

I love Japan. I honestly do! It is my home and I'd put my life on the line for it. But there are so many things that need changing. Ms. Harada wants an apology from the government? I really hate to say, that probably might not happen because they believed it was the "right thing to do" without looking at the mental damages they've caused to the victims and their families.

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Posted in: Deliveryman arrested for sexually molesting woman See in context

Tamate has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was suddenly overcome with desire.

Now he's overcome with jail time!

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Posted in: Fatally abused 5-year-old girl wrote notes pleading with her mother, stepfather to stop beating her See in context

She had also suffered frostbite to her feet after Funato made her sleep on the balcony during winter.

In one of the notes found by police, Yua wrote: "I will do better tomorrow than today. Please forgive me." In another, she wrote she was sorry for playing and wouldn't do it again.

I had to leave my desk to go to the bathroom to cry. Why would you do this to a kid? If they didn't want the child, putting the child up for adoption so she could've been an a "slightly better place" than the hell she was brought into. I'm crying again. Why is this allowed to happen in Japan?

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Posted in: 31-year-old arrested for stealing whistles from little girls See in context

“I like girls around elementary schools age. I wanted her to blow the whistle.”

Nothing in that sentence is something anyone regardless of age should be saying! As a precaution for his peadophile-like comment, he should be off the streets!

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Posted in: Castle restoration plan with no elevators causing controversy See in context

Nobunaga Oda, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and their predecessors built these castles unfortunately without people with handicaps in mind. Like many others, I'd like to see the castle in its original state. Times change, but somethings should not change with the times due to its historic importance. If people complained about the Sistine Chapel paintings depict people with body features un-attainable by people or the nudity bothers them because they have their children there with them, would it change anything? No it wouldn't. Without elevators is just fine I believe.

I'm sure they would figure out some innovative way to also tend to the handicapped community to make and keep everyone happy.

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Posted in: Man arrested for murder after stabbing customer in manga cafe See in context

Police quoted Inada as saying he wanted to die but couldn’t kill himself, so he got mad and decided to kill someone else at random instead.

So let me get this straight, he had the gravels to stab a random innocent person to death, but not the pebbles to end his own life? Wow! Crazy people are everywhere. And summer isn't even here yet! Condolences to the victim and his family.

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Posted in: Kindergarten employee arrested for abusing 5-year-old boy See in context

Perhaps this woman should not have worked with kids if she's going to treat them like livestock.

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Posted in: Japan's new 'Airbnb law' a double-edged sword See in context

This really complicates things for everyone. Why couldn't they just leave it in its simple state as before? If it ain't broke, DON'T FIX IT!

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Posted in: Group of Japanese teens busted for marijuana; say 'We wanted to be like foreign musicians' See in context

I read the article and I'm still waiting for the part where it says the destructive and dangerous path of crime these kids caused because of some sensimania. People get so up in arms about ganja. Give the kids a talking to and focus on the yakuza guy who sent them the spliff as to where does he get it from.

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Posted in: 55-year-old woman arrested for pinching baby's eyelid at supermarket See in context

The woman was quoted by police as saying she got annoyed as the children were running around the supermarket, being noisy.

The 55-year-old woman pinched the eyelid of the child in the pram.

What did the baby have to do with anything? The baby wasn't "running around". They were being children! I tell you......people these days.......smh

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend to death See in context

She also said she was dissatisfied with the relationship and that Kasahara had not paid back some money he owed her.

This is EXACTLY why I don't mix money with relationships. I always say that!

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Posted in: Couple arrested for attempted murder after dragging man 1.5 km by car See in context

First of all, don't touch my car. Secondly, depending on how you ask someone to turn down their music will show the outcome of your request. If he came up aggressively and demanded that they turn down their music, well......we all know how that turned out. Sometimes "guns a-blazin'" isn't the best approach.

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Posted in: Associates shocked at arrest of suspect in 7-year-old girl's murder See in context

Give him his day in court first. I for one, if he is found guilty, and found guilty on hard evidence and not just circumstantial evidence or "confession(s)", want to hear his side of the story about why (if) he committed this horrific crime.


I also agree with you. I studied law and criminal forensics and I LOVE my job. But as everyone knows there are 2 sides to a story. I base everything on HARD EVIDENCE.Anyone would say "I did it" after being deprived of sleep or tricked into saying what is wanted to be heard, but evidence (fingerprints, video footage, witnesses, hair, skin tissue, footprints, ect) makes a case easier to come to an honest verdict. So I want to hear his side of the story as to exactly what happened.

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Posted in: 4 family members stabbed by relative in Chiba restaurant; 6-year-old girl dies See in context

What person in their right mind would stab a 6 year old and a 1 year old? If you have the gall to stab a child and a baby, that's it for you, son! Your life is a wrap! Go climb Mt. Everest wearing some flip-flops and a t-shirt. No one would miss you!

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Posted in: Man arrested over 7-year-old girl's murder See in context

Kobayashi has admitted to the allegations, the police said, while investigative sources said he has also hinted that he killed the girl.

I hope this is the guy and he gets what he deserves.

But somethings also doesn't seem right.

The description was a man in black clothing and sunglasses. The possibility of finding him based on that description is almost non-existent but they found him and arrested him? investigative sources said he has also hinted. Based on the Japanese police interrogation skills, they can make you say what they want you to say just to get a "confession".

I mean, don't get me wrong, people! I am NOT defending this bunghole! I want this to be the creep and have swift, hard justice reign down upon him like vengence, but somethings don't add up. Storywise.

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Posted in: U.S. sailor referred to prosecutors for alleged drug smuggling See in context

I’m curious to know what the narcotics in question were.

In Japan, if its a prescription drug or an over the counter medicine from outside of Japan, its considered a drug. I wanted to order some Allegra (the good stuff) for my allergies from the US, I asked my Japanese doctor if its OK to do so. He made a few calls and found out its illegal, but with a letter from my doctor in the US, (translated into Japanese), the list of ingredients for the Allegra pills and all this other pointless stuff to do first then take it to the police to get permission to order some allergy medicine. And when it comes, I MUST un-box it in the police station. Maybe its different in other parts in Japan, but I live in the countryside. So perhaps this US soldier wasn't using the type of "drugs/narcotics" people think of when they hear "drugs".

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Posted in: 'Pregnancy order' rule among nursery workers stirs controversy See in context

women must wait their turn to become pregnant to avoid staffing shortages resulting from multiple workers taking maternity or childcare leave at the same time.

And Japan is concerned about why the birth rate is so low? Its reasons like this and many other reasons. Who are they to tell a woman when they can have a family? Especially at that pay rate?

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Posted in: Ticket price ceiling set for Tokyo 2020 Olympic opening ceremony See in context

The proposed ceiling for the Tokyo Games and Paralympic Games opening ceremony tickets is at 288,000 yen (about $2,600) and 144,100 yen, respectively. 

All that glitters isn't gold. For that price, at least a used car should be included!

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Posted in: Loyalty cards in Japan thicken wallets but lack in payoffs See in context


You speaketh the truth! Especially around Christmas at the Hiroshima location. Sheer MADNESS!

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Posted in: Man kills sick wife; then jumps to death from nearby building See in context

 he was worn out from looking after his wife.

The sick and old taking care of the sicker and old. I always hear about this.I just read the title and knew this was the reason.

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Posted in: Bicycle left on tracks hit by train in Saitama See in context

the culprit who faces a charge of forcible obstruction of business.

Sounds like another made up law. But whoever did this should be caught because perhaps for their own selfish gratification, they'd put at risk the lives of 300 passengers.

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