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Posted in: Man arrested over arson and murder of 92-year-old mother See in context

Another gruesome, weekly account of intra-family violence in Japan.

ONLY the autopsy will confirm if it was first a murder then, arson to cover it

or, more horrendous,

arson as a means her murder.

“his ailing mother who had lost the use of her legs

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Posted in: 'Godfather of modern Black cinema' Melvin Van Peebles dies at 89 See in context

Writers & actors NOW know to negotiate upfront in regards to their share of future profits, etc but major manipulators like Disney will always try to find a way to cut them out. More stars like Scarlet Johansson, Emily Blunt & Dwayne Johnson need to rock the boat.

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Posted in: Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts See in context

Chinese film production, distribution & “box office” have now surpassed even Bollywood(India), making China the 3rd largest in the industry after the U.K. and the U.S.

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Posted in: Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts See in context

China wants their Hong Kong people to strictly fall in line with China’s principles and ideology. Hell, they even have Disney kowtowing to their censors for distribution! And, China gets 75% of that “box office”.

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Posted in: Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts See in context

Farewell to our beloved Hong Kong and its former rich cultural heritages in their many unique forms.

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Posted in: 'Godfather of modern Black cinema' Melvin Van Peebles dies at 89 See in context

…. it was just the major studios, film distributors and theatres were owned by ‘others’ already established and controlling the Entertainment industry. Writers and actors also voluntarily participated in Blaxploitation films at the time but just got Shafted on the ‘back-end’ when the movies became financial successes.

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Posted in: 'Godfather of modern Black cinema' Melvin Van Peebles dies at 89 See in context

Independent “Blaxploitation” films written, produced, financed, direct & starred in, by a Black man. Doesn’t sound very exploitive,…

*- "Van Peebles told the NY Times in 2010: "I do what I want to do."*

"Sweet Sweetback," which Van Peebles wrote, directed, financed and starred in, opened in just two venues but thanks to strong word-of-mouth among Black audiences went on to take $10 million, making it the highest-grossing independent film in history at the time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Posted in: 'Godfather of modern Black cinema' Melvin Van Peebles dies at 89 See in context

Rest in Peace” Melvin Van Peebles. - This man ushered the age of Dolemite, Shaft, Blacula, Mandingo, Coffy, Foxy Brown,… EVERYONE from Quentin Tarantino to Austin Powers Mike Myers to Eddie Murphy owe him a tribute...

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Posted in: Tony Soprano returns in prequel film 'The Many Saints of Newark' See in context

Hollywood can’t resist letting great first-run, original series like The Sopranos just ‘cut to black”. - Do we really need to know anymore about what happened before or after a great story?

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Posted in: Ginza night trip See in context

Looks like only 50% in the accompanying photo are wearing it correctly. There was BIG Japanese media through the news yesterday pointing out cyclists may be catching it/spreading it as the ride by. Oh well, let’s all do our part, right?

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Posted in: Ginza night trip See in context

Agreed, jojo. So, does cycling without a full-on mask in the summer & autumn months. Oh well, must do exercise daily to stay healthy and move on from this current plague.

*- @jojo_in_japan 6:11am: “This bus reminds me of a happier time, pre-covid.”*

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Posted in: Man arrested for threatening ‘massacre’ at vaccination site in Tokyo See in context

Sorry *@nandakandamanda 8:48pm *but there a NO published stats on such an issue. For example, look at intra-family violence in Japan: No published stats.

And, IF a poll was conducted of ‘public opinion’ about boiling-point frustrations, it would be ultimately be ignored. - Or skewed, to fit the government's agenda.

*-@nandakandamanda 8:48pm: “How many others are walking around with this kind of pent-up frustration?” -*

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Posted in: LDP president candidates vow to double spending on children See in context

Not like we Canadians have a vote but, thought you were cheering on Seiko Noda, who’s pictured here, as well?

- “What's with the little hand-held auction paddles? Silliest election photo I've ever seen. Makes them all look moronic.”

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Posted in: New jewelry line takes the beauty of Kyoto in autumn and turns it into stunning earrings See in context

Some Japanese women seemed reluctant to pierce or, pockye a hole in their ears. Perhaps a perceived pain issue or, some kind of a cultural stigma like tattoos? Perhaps some women commenters here can clarify?

“There are two types of earrings included in the collection: regular pierced earrings and the brand’s unique clip-on earrings, which were designed not to fall off or hurt when wearing them.

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Posted in: LDP president candidates vow to double spending on children See in context

@blvtzpk 6:44pm: “From the photo it looks like Japan’s saddest variety show.”

Wonderful posting.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 537 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,245 See in context

ffsn@7pm. We’ve touched on this before. Some people’s personal hardships have been more difficult than single people’s due to Covid, including separation from immediate family & children. Somethings just can’t be solved by a “pep talk”.

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Posted in: Mos Burger’s popular Focaccia Sandwich returns to Japan after seven years See in context

Who can pass on “All That Delicious Cabbage Slaw, coated in sauce and surrounded[?] by wiener” ?? - Me.

*- @Kniknaknokkaer 5:37pm: “Do Japanese people lose their high standards in food when it comes to fast food or what? “I'm stunned they are Japan's most popular locally grown food chain” -*

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Posted in: Mos Burger’s popular Focaccia Sandwich returns to Japan after seven years See in context

MosBurger seems to focus on less meat and MOr Sauce?

*- @Kniknaknokkaer 5:37pm: “Mos will not be getting any more of my money” *

Can see this is just another variation of some kind of “Sauce Burger”.

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Posted in: LDP president candidates vow to double spending on children See in context

What does Kono’s blank, white placard indicate? Neither “For” nor “Against”? Continued future LDP “Indecision

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Posted in: Man arrested for threatening ‘massacre’ at vaccination site in Tokyo See in context

A nationwide Dragnet wasn’t necessary. It was ‘just the fax’ that led the police to him. Well done, NPA!

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Posted in: LDP president candidates vow to double spending on children See in context

Are the colorful & festive “party” balloons meant to indicate their attention in this debate will be focused on Japan’s “children”? - Who thinks of this stuff?

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Posted in: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force member arrested for alleged theft See in context

Perhaps my first post was misunderstood *@*KenHolcomb 9:52am But, “yes”, by his age, I kind of figured he had ‘some time in’ and wasn’t eligible for a court-appointed diversion from a sentence of incarceration:

first-timers’ is court-recommended, ‘voluntary’ military service. - Seems he may have already played out **that option**.”

Btw: “Thank you for Your service.” Did you ever encounter any new inductees that were give the choice of jail or enlistment? I wander if that’s an option in Japan’s SDF?

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Posted in: 'Who the hell are you?' Japanese man asks bear while it’s attacking him See in context

Yeah @Bungle 9:07am our neighbor is a real ‘somnambulist’, as well. It’s hard to sleep when he’s booming his car stereo as he warms up his engine and then starts local deliveries at 3:00am.

*- “Delivers newspapers at three in the morning. Is he a somnambulist? “Newspapers are printed at 1 or 2 am in Japan, and distributed from there to the various stations, kiosks and homes. This is quite common work at this time of day.” -*

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Posted in: 77-year-old woman out on bail over son's murder, arrested for killing sister See in context

Appreciate that you always cut to the chase @Strangerland and acknowledge the “weekly” is a bit hyperbolic, But it is often ‘the news’ here, on this source of media. Point here @7:34sm is that previous poster always decries “what about the crimes of the West?” when it’s an issue in Japan. Even the statistical link he posted doesn’t address these very specific types of crime and only add to his narrative that ‘the West’, English speakers and occidental ideologies, business and politics are all “evil”.

To answer your question, there are stats for these types of crimes from many western countries but there appear to be none published by the NPA or Japan’s Ministry of Justice.

-@Strangerland 8:27am: “What are the numbers, that would help us determine.”-

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Posted in: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force member arrested for alleged theft See in context

There are good people in the Japanese SDF, dedicated to protecting Japan and volunteering t always diligently puts their owns lives in harm’s way anytime there is a natural disaster. - In this case, “One ‘bad apple’ doesn’t spoil the whole bunch.”

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Posted in: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force member arrested for alleged theft See in context

Must be one tough 27yr old to chase the perpetrator, subdue him and then, brought him back to the scene of the crime to await police. Perhaps the 27yo should consider a career in the NPA, and/or the SDF?

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Posted in: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force member arrested for alleged theft See in context

The perpetrator deserves incarceration & rehabilitation. - I some western countries, an alternative to incarceration for some impoverished, ‘first-timers’ is court-recommended, ‘voluntary’ military service. - Seems he may have already played out that option.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after body of newborn boy flushed down toilet See in context

Another sad story of desperation of some foreign nationals brought to work in Japan. Respectfully, her nationality was included in the body of story and not the focus of the headline. Well done, editors & staff.

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Posted in: 77-year-old woman out on bail over son's murder, arrested for killing sister See in context

Yet still, You can’t (or won’t) provide specific stats on the increasing trend of intra-family violence in Japan, *@WilliamBjornson 11:53pm ?? **Those comparative international stats are worthless concerning this *topic.

@William Bjornson 12:43am?: - [What? First she kills her son and then her sister? Speechless] “Speechless” ?? - Hardly EVER.  “Ah, pots and kettles ...”

Present company included, of course.

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Posted in: 'Who the hell are you?' Japanese man asks bear while it’s attacking him See in context

And, surely we can all recall when there was “*worldwide-concern* and “*additional security*” for the Olympic marathon runners encountering bears. Still, bears even walked onto the softball venues.

*- Jun 18, 2021: “Bear shot dead after rampaging through Sapporo, killing 4”: Hunters shot & killed a brown bear in Sapporo, Hokkaido, …. will host the Olympic marathon and race-walking events in August.”.*

*- Jun 21, 2021: “Bear alert hits softball at Olympic Games opener” “... one furry fan still tried to sneak into the Fukushima softball venue hosting the first sports event of the Tokyo Games: a bear” Jokes? After 4 people were mauled 3 days earlier??” -*

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