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Posted in: Aide to Kishida says he would hate to see LGBT couple See in context

Do you expect any less from a governing body that is lined with blue bloods that have been running the country since the end of the 19th century? The majority of people anywhere in their 70s, 80s and 90s would be of the same opinion. And since these "senior citizens" are the people calling the political shots here, to expect anything less is unrealistic. This country needs new young bloods to take the reins and usher this country in to the 21st century. But alas...

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Posted in: Prosecutors file charges in set shooting by Alec Baldwin See in context

Note to the editor:

That headline needs to be reworked.

For example: "Prosecutors file charges against Alec Baldwin in set shooting."

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Posted in: What is the main way you get your news? See in context

None of the above, so voted "Other". I despise the very concept of "news" - it's just someone telling you something because they want you to react in a certain way. Pure manipulation.

Your reaction is hereby noted.

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Posted in: Japan to allow unlicensed electric scooter riding from July See in context

Police will enforce the new rules strictly

As strictly as they enforce all other driving laws... i.e. running red lights, etc...)?

Heaven help us!

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Posted in: Man arrested over fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend in Fukuoka See in context

Yes. Banning. That works every time. (sigh)

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Posted in: Man fatally shot by police after car chase was on wanted list See in context

Time to get some real training by an American Police Officer on how to outperform the criminal without killing someone.

lol!!

Wow...just wow.

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Posted in: College student admits he robbed taxi driver; denies in court that he was rude about it See in context

Was JT hard up for Japanese pictures? When is the last time you saw a Hyundai taxi anywhere in this country?

Indeed. I also spotted that.

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Posted in: U.S. seeks Canadian help to ease crowding at U.S.-Mexico border See in context

After all, the US provides Canada with a safe border from coast to coast.

Canada can take care of itself, thank you very much. And if anything, the opposite of what you said is true.

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Posted in: Trio breaks into elderly woman’s home; steal cash, jewelry See in context

One man said: “You have money you received from your son. Give it to us.”

Umm... probably would have been best not to have said that. Food for thought.

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Posted in: What are some TV series, old or recent, that you can binge watch over and over again? See in context

I'm with smithinjapan on this one. I often watch/ listen to Star Trek TOS/ NG, Seinfeld, Big Band Theory... They provide a nostalgic and soothing background when doing something else. Very therapeutic.

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Posted in: Families in Tokyo to get ¥5,000 per child to address falling birthrate See in context

Back home we have one group that consistently produce more children than any other group.

Single mothers on welfare, more kids more money.

What does that get society? Another generation on welfare.

Sure more people but they are not productive in society.

So now we have the government offering more money to people to have kids, people that already cannot afford kids, so they will have kids like them adults that cannot afford the kids they will have.

If you cannot afford to have kids, best not to otherwise you will just be adding another person that I'm the future will need even more government money (our taxes) to raise their children.

What a presumptuous and discriminatory thing to say. And what group are you part of dare I ask?

Having or not having money is not a prerequisite to being a great parent and raising children to be a productive member of society.

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Posted in: 46-year-old woman arrested for stabbing 13-year-old son to death See in context

Damien?

In all seriousness... I wonder what made her single out only him. Poor child... he may have been a handful but surely he deserved better than to be dragged out of bed on a cold morning and murdered by his own mother. My heart goes out to the father and two other sons.

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Posted in: 97-year-old man indicted for dangerous driving resulting in death, injury See in context

The indictment should be towards the DMV/government for allowing a 97 year to legally drive without proper evaluation.

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Posted in: Japan faces long, difficult road to promote inclusive education See in context

traditionally been selective to an unjustifiable degree, maybe as a reflection of the whole culture that still thinks uniformity is a goal that makes segregation a valid choice.

Valid point.

Japan as a society has a well established mindset when it comes to segregation and systemic discrimination. It has been developing for literally thousands of years. However, Japanese society is slowly coming to realize that these philosophies and approaches are no longer the globally accepted norm.

But as long as this country is controlled by over aged, status quo protecting, self entitled ojisans, change will come slowly and painfully.

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching mother unconscious on her 100th birthday See in context

Psychological breakdown. People can only take so much before they eventually crack. Unfortunately for the mother... it was the last straw.

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Posted in: 78-year-old man arrested for beating 50-year-old son to death See in context

Sad story, ...and now mama is left all alone. No son, No husband.

I'm pretty sure she's celebrating and toasting her new found freedom. Considering what I'm sure she had to put up with. Two birds...

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left inside car for 9 hours See in context

And the school didn't contact the family when the girl didn't show up that day?

Agreed.

Not to take the blame away from the father, but standard protocol when a child doesn't arrive at a kindergarten/ school as scheduled, is to contact the parents immediately. If the school had not received a previous communication regarding the child being absent on that day, then the school is partially to blame for this tragedy.

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Posted in: 5-year prison sentence upheld for mother who starved son under friend's influence See in context

It never ceases to amaze me about just how extreme this species can be. It's like this incident comes from the mind of a horror novel/ movie writer. Just goes to show that what ever devious, psychotic, demented individual that we could ever conjure up in our imaginations, there would actually be such a person living among us. Makes it hard to call oneself human.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexual assault after breaking into woman’s home through toilet window See in context

"...a self-professed company employee."

What the H@LL does that mean?

"I work at a company I tells ya!! A COMPANY!!"

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Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping teenage girl in Kitakyushu See in context

And depending on her age and looks, he could have easily been convinced that she was not a minor. But if he knew otherwise, then shame on him. But if it is he that was duped, then shame on her.

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Posted in: 2 die in vehicle collision in Hokkaido after car hits deer See in context

Coming from Canada, I am very aware of the danger of hitting a deer, or even worse yet, a moose is when driving on roads that cut through their natural habitats. Heed the warnings of the road signs and drive with caution...always. Be aware of your surroundings.

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Posted in: Father arrested for leaving 4-year-old daughter in car parking lot to discipline her See in context

the girl was taken into protective custody the following day, on October 12

Why? Is the mother also unfit?

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting pub owner in Sapporo See in context

Nothing good happens after 530 am.....

You got that right!! That's when I get up to go to work.

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Posted in: Brawl involving 100 customers breaks out at Tokyo skyscraper restaurant See in context

Where's Bruce Lee when you need him!?

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Posted in: Driver running red light hits and kills 7-year-old boy on kick scooter See in context

Running through red lights is a habitual act perpetrated by all, young and old here in Japan. It is an accepted norm. So much so that the delay in the change between red and green (blue) lights is purposely extended to accommodate red light runners. IMHO... it is due to the lack of enforcement and complacency of the police which ultimately falls on the shoulders of the government. This lack of enforcement has been going on for generations... hence the complete acceptance that it is just the way people drive. One should never take for granted that the way is clear when on green. Especially when it is the turn right green arrow. Intersections are by far the most dangerous place to be when driving. And that's even when all are driving properly and lawfully.

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Posted in: Woman found dead in car parked alongside river in Kyoto See in context

So... the J-police are waiting for the guy to turn himself in?

Are they looking to reduce their work load? Less paperwork? Save on travel expenses? Couldn't care less? Etc...?

All of the above?

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Posted in: Body in Chiba river confirmed as that of missing 7-year-old girl See in context

Sorry but a 7 year old child, with plans to play at the park, doesn't just wander off for about a kilometer to go check out a river. I sure hope the police are treating this as an abduction case.

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Posted in: Japan set to honor assassinated Abe at controversial funeral See in context

It is ALWAYS easier to spend somebody else's money.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of girlfriend at party in Nagano Prefecture See in context

I suspect prison justice will be served swiftly all things considered.

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