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Posted in: What are your best money saving tips when it comes to grocery shopping in Japan? See in context

Conbinis...

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Posted in: Theme-park food to be taxed 10% if eaten at table; 8% if eaten while walking See in context

And this from the minds of those that have probably never paid for a meal out of their own pockets... typical.

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Posted in: 2 doctors arrested on suspicion of raping unconscious woman See in context

Victims come in all shapes and sizes.  As do perpetrators.  Food for thought.

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Posted in: Trump touts rapport with Kim at summit; 'satisfied' with talks See in context

Birds of a feather... nuff said.

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Posted in: 29-year-old man arrested for murder of father, attempted murder of mother See in context

Another day in Japan another unemployed loser killing his/her parents.

Yes.  The day just wouldn't be complete without reading about another parricide. 

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Posted in: Australian cardinal convicted of abusing two choir boys in 1990s See in context

The rule of celibacy, in the Cathloc church, needs to end and it needs to end now.  To deny such a fundamental human urge is only asking for trouble.  Not to take the blame away from these pathetic individuals, but the ritual of celibacy needs to be included in the discussion of why this is so prevalent.  Seems like a no brainer to me.

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Posted in: Five reasons why 'Queer Eye' is such a big hit on Netflix in Japan See in context

Everytime I hear that "mall clothing shop beat" on the radio, I'm reminded of the original show. I'll have to give the new one a spin.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for abuse after nearly 100 scars found on 4-year-old daughter’s body See in context

Because she is an adult and she is the one who beat the child.

Is that an assumption?  Or has it already been proven?  Is not the father an adult as well?

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Posted in: Mother arrested for abuse after nearly 100 scars found on 4-year-old daughter’s body See in context

This is truly tragic, but I have to ask... why are all fingers pointed at the mother?

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Posted in: Japan to revise child custody rules to enforce handovers See in context

Unfortunately, I will have to see it to believe it.  Written laws and the enforcement of said laws tend to be on the opposite ends of the stick.  But here's to hoping...

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Posted in: Woman arrested for smothering 74-year-old husband to death with pillow See in context

Constant naggiing is a form of psychological torture.  It's enough to drive anyone over the deep end.  As is the case here.  However I would have chosen to leave instead of murder.  But would have to agree with others as the situation of caring for loved ones without proper training and support can make someone feel completely helpless and isolated.  Especially within a society where access to help is very (or seems to be) limited.

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Posted in: Japan to recognize indigenous Ainu people for first time See in context

It's about fraken time!!

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Posted in: Fatal traffic accidents involving over-75s on rise in Japan See in context

Study after study has been conducted and experts have found that driving too SLOW is more dangerous than driving too fast. The reason is that slow drivers, tend to be more out of sync than with traffic than drivers going near the limit or just over the limit.

To add to that, slow driver's also cause the drivers that are stuck behind them to become impatient (road rage) and try risky maneuvers to try to get around them.  Also add to the fact that most drivers in this country drive as if they are the only car on the road.  Bad combination.

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Posted in: What are your suggestions for the new era name to be announced by the Japanese government on April 1? Sensible answers only, please. See in context

「革命」(kakumei) - Revolution

Because this country sure could use one.

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Posted in: Tokyo to ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

So if a child falsely accuses a parent of abuse, will the parent be detained and grilled until a confession is given?

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Posted in: Harrison Ford attacks leaders who deny climate change See in context

Okay Han Solo........ are you willing to get rid of ur private jet? And ride coach on the train Instead? Doubt it.

You mean get rid of the millennium falcon, right.

Anyhoo... The human race is destined to be destoyed by its own greed.  The planet will do just fine without them.  Nothing new there.  The environment will endure despite the humans' impact on it.

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Posted in: Man arrested for fracturing 8-year-old stepdaughter’s collarbone by hurling her across room See in context

I guess the relevance of stating that he is a 'painter' eludes to the fact that maybe he has sniffed far too much paint thinner fumes?

Seriously however, I tend to agree with Disillusioned statement,

"There's just not enough love in japan."

Family or emotional bonding seems to be a trait that is sorely lacking within this society.  Many just don't have the capacity to express their emotions outwardly.  This inevitably leads to many internalizing  their emotions which will eventually be let out with explosive reprocuctions. 

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Posted in: Idol singer who was attacked at home removes affiliation with idol group from Twitter profile See in context

Oops!  Lawsuit minus the 'class action' is the correct term.  My bad.

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Posted in: Idol singer who was attacked at home removes affiliation with idol group from Twitter profile See in context

This is beyond exploitation... it is insidious manipulation in every sense of the words.  How they can get away with this in plain site of the "authorities" is beyond belief.  Was she also told not to press charges!? 

Class action law suit comes to mind.

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Posted in: 2 Lawson franchise stores found to have falsified food expiration times See in context

The real tragedy here is that people are starving all over the world and pefectly good food is being trashed. 

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Posted in: Shoe sniffer admits sexual kicks motivated theft spree See in context

"You say you want socks with your shoes!?  Three dollars!  No shoes for you!!  You go to jail one year!"

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Posted in: Former part-time teacher arrested for paying high school girl for sex See in context

In no way am I condoning having sex with minors but...

... it's hard to say who the victim is here.  A 16-year-old whether male or female can easily pass for a low 20 something.  If he truly believed her when she presented herself as an adult then who is at fault?  I guess nothing short of asking for proof of age would be needed in this situation.

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Posted in: Aso retracts remark about people who don't have children See in context

Aso is the "granddaddy" of the blue blooded cronies pulling the strings of the forever kowtowing majority.  Japanese youth need to stand up and put these old geezers in their place... a group home for the elderly.

Oh wait!  He's only 78.  That would make him just a little brother crony.  My bad.

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Posted in: What causes someone to become a stalker? See in context

The Human Equation

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Posted in: High court rejects claim of wrongful domestic violence certification by ex-husband See in context

Talk about a short sighted system.  Although that seems to be the norm as guilt is typically assumed.  Fathers in this country don't stand a chance.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

AkieToday 10:34 am JST

John, needless to say that I have full confidence in Japanese laws and all decisions based on them.

Let's just hope that you don't find yourself on the wrong side of the table someday.  Because you are as vunerable as any one of us living here.  Here's to having your fingers crossed.

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Posted in: Court upholds 'sterilization' rule for gender change See in context

Say what!!?

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Posted in: Sponsor of Naomi Osaka retracts ad videos over skin color dispute See in context

Countries will always jump at an opportunity to call a champion their own.  Japan is no different.

The animation however is taking it to a whole new level however.  There is no doubt that this was a deliberate act on the part of the department responsible for authorizing advertising within Nissin.  They were probably ignorant, naive or just plain didn't care as to the level of negative reaction that they would receive.

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Posted in: Japanese teacher punches high school boy in face; social media on his side See in context

I once broke up a 2nd grade junior high school student picking on a 1st grade (physically handicapped) student.  I pulled them apart whereas the 2nd grader proceded to grab my shirt with both hands.  He quickly ended up on the floor on his back with me over him.  He did not see anger in my face, he only saw that he was powerless to resist.  That day he learned a valuable lesson.  We later became best buds.  He just needed to learn that his behavior was unacceptable.  Physical persuasion can be done tactifully without anyone getting hurt.  A firm but kind hand can go a long way. 

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