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Posted in: Car hits group of preschoolers in Shiga Pref; 2 dead See in context

Really sad news. Feel so sorry for everyone involved.

Roads are dangerous and accidents do happen - 40% of all accidents occure at intersections -

This accident should (will most probably) lead to changes in kindergarten policy. 

Why were there only 3 teachers guiding so many little children on such a busy road? I have 2 children ( a hand for each child ) so I can't imagine how the teachers can comfortably care for 4-5 children when out walking.

Most Kindergartens have minibuses. If they had one, why wasn't it used ?

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Posted in: Take a second look, Britain's May urges lawmakers before Brexit vote See in context

The people who say that it'll be better in the long run are the same ones that said Brexit will be easy, negotiating with the EU will be a piece of cake -

Jizmo is right. There's no way to know what's going to happen

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Posted in: Japanese version of '24' in production; set to air in 2020 See in context

Ripoff artist Japan at it again

I got into an argument with wifey about the song YMCA the other day. She was convinced that it was written by a Japanese dude.

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Posted in: Golden oldie 'King Kazu' renews contract before 52nd birthday See in context

My knee's gave up my early 30s, so had to give football up :(

I salute you, Sir !

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Posted in: Crushing workload at schools is causing more Japanese teachers to suffer chronic depression See in context

Perhaps the unrelenting workload is a result of Japan’s declining birth rate as the country simply does not have enough hands to take up the educator’s mantle, which means a ton of responsibilities being dumped onto Japanese teachers every day.

Or perhaps not.

Wouldn't a declining birthrate lead to less teachers and .... less children / students?

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Posted in: Detainee found dead in cell at police station in Saitama See in context

Nope. I would expect a bit of due process, though

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Posted in: Restaurant manager stabs estranged husband in head See in context

So she stabbed him in the head but left a good impression ?

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Posted in: Mayweather says he will hold exhibition with Japanese star with no judges and no kicking See in context

I miss the old dynamite fights on New year's Eve. Pride wasn't bad either.

This will be something to talk about with otousan lol

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Posted in: Parents plead guilty to starving 1-year-old son to death See in context

Wow 25 and 3 kids already. These 2 idiots needed a lot more life experience before starting a family.

I hope the other kids are far away from their "parents"

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Posted in: Former U.S. President George H W Bush dies at 94 See in context

The truth is he wasn't a good president and if the accusations against him are true then he wasn't a good guy either -

But when compared to the current president, he looks like a saint

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Posted in: Trump cancels meeting with Putin over Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels See in context

It'll be back on by the end of the week - flip flop

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Posted in: JAL pilot, 10 times over alcohol limit, jailed for 10 months in UK See in context

A just sentence for the crime. Hopefully this case will act as a deterrent

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Posted in: S Korea's top court orders 2nd Japanese company to compensate forced laborers See in context

Wow, nice little racket these Koreans have going on here.

So, we should pay every how many years ?

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Posted in: Japan considers transforming helicopter destroyer into aircraft carrier See in context

Aircraft carriers are not for self defense. Not surprised anyway, we all said they would change it

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Posted in: 145 pilot whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach See in context

Whenever this happens I start to worry about earthquakes.

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Posted in: Transport ministry eyes inspection of JAL, ANA over pilots' drinking See in context

Making sure pilots don't drink and fly seems like a no-brainer. I don't understand what you're complaining about

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Posted in: Transport ministry eyes inspection of JAL, ANA over pilots' drinking See in context

Most disasters happen because of various things that go wrong at the time, though.

On top of that, you can't be messing around when it comes to people's lives.

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Posted in: Russia rules out 'automatic' return of disputed islands to Japan See in context

If I was playing Risk, I wouldn't give up those islands either.

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Posted in: Abe lays wreath at Australian war site in Darwin, 75 years after bombing See in context

Agent, I remember almost nothing from any school book that I read 20 years ago.

The internet in Japan is not censured so people are able to read up on Japan's dark history there.

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Posted in: Abe lays wreath at Australian war site in Darwin, 75 years after bombing See in context

People need to read up on history before commenting on topic.

I think this shows that japan can apologize for past aggression but other parties have to show that it's not one-sided

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Posted in: U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing See in context

A few of them are already dead. MBS is cleaning house.

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Posted in: Man arrested after pushing woman off train station platform See in context

Another guy that "just wanted to kill someone" - hero train station employee.

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Posted in: 13 dead including gunman in shooting at California bar See in context

I'm really sorry to say that I'm completely desensitized to this kind of news.

I must sound so cold but it's just another day in America.

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Posted in: Trump says climate change not a hoax, but not sure of its source See in context

I completely understand why countries like Russia and Canada don't care about climate change - they are set to come out on top with a 2degree rise in temperatures.

But America ? You guys are going to get hit hard by this

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Posted in: Trump says climate change not a hoax, but not sure of its source See in context

SO he thinks something is happening, but he doesn't know what it, but he knows that it"ll change back in a million years or so ....

This guy is a tool

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Posted in: U.S. wants deal with Japan to avoid competitive currency devaluations See in context

Agreed. We just slapped a fancy name on it (QE)

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Posted in: Relocation of Tokyo fish market to Toyosu begins See in context

Rats are problem in places older than 50 in tokyo, but i agree with u that they probably exaggerated the issue to suit their situation.

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Posted in: Mother, 3 children found dead in Tokyo apartment in apparent murder-suicide See in context

As a dad, I feel terribly sad for this guy. Coming home to find his babies are gone -

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Posted in: Britain tells EU to engage seriously on Brexit See in context

CrazyJoe, don't just on the bandwagon and repeat that drivel that British voters were deceived. It's a popular thing to say but just not true. The general sentiment in England today is roughly the same as it was when people voted - 50/50.

52% of brits voted to leave, that is a majority. It's not nice, it's not pretty, but it is what it is and now we need to leave.

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Posted in: Britain tells EU to engage seriously on Brexit See in context

The United Kingdom joined the European Economic Community (as it then was) on 1 January 1973 with Denmark and Ireland.

There it is. We signed up to be part of an economic community, not what the EU has morphed into today.

English people are fed with being told that they have to do.  What is the problem with that?

Japan gets to pick and choose who comes into their country and who doesn't.

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