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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after her neck gets stuck in car window See in context

People here treat their minivans like their living room; TV on, kids unstrapped and climbing over and between the chairs and the car is in motion. I see this kind of thing every week. If something happens it is 100% due to parental negligence.

As much as I agree with you. The parents are not the only ones to blame. The government and law enforcement have been woefully negligent in enforcing the law. Proper law enforcement would eventually change people's perceptions as it has with driver seat belts. And not properly securing children in a vehicle is only one of many laws that are not enforced.

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Posted in: Teleworking in Japan falls after COVID; hybrid working on rise See in context

The traditional working model is so ingrained into society that it will be difficult to change or modify.

The data shows that teleworking and a shortened work week both increase productivity, promote a healthier work/life balance and reduces the carbon footprint. Seems like a no-brainer that this is the direction all societies should be following. However...

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Posted in: Technology crushing human creativity? Apple's 'disturbing' new iPad ad has struck a nerve online See in context

Maybe they should have replaced all those various creative items with a single apple instead.

Oh wait... they did. Metaphorically speaking.

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Posted in: Luggage manners See in context

Interesting that there is not one person on the poster with dark brown or black hair. Just sayin'.

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Posted in: Number of vacant homes in Japan tops record 9 mil See in context

I bought one of these "akiyas" just over a year and a half ago. We were fortunate to find a house and land that were meticulously maintained by the deceased owner's family. A diamond in the rough per se.

I can go for a 15 min walk in my neighbourhood and see no less than 10 empty houses. So I can understand that this is a problem that is only going to get worse before it gets any better. And btw... most of the people living in my neighbourhood are 70+ years old.

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Posted in: Family court sends 16-year-old boy back to prosecutors to be tried for killing his parents See in context

Funny how they bestow light custodial sanctions on theirs, usually, but they try to deflect on me when I pass by the "12" box, for nothing, but as this section indicates, they continue to extirpate thier society....eventually making it intolerable.

I'm sorry but I cannot understand wth this statement means.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for attempted murder after stabbing 6-year-old daughter See in context

She was also arrested in November 2022 for stabbing her daughter in the back, but later released without charge.

WTF!?

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Posted in: Osaka expo uniforms See in context

Worst mascot ever.

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Posted in: 30-year-old man arrested for shoplifting snacks from convenience store See in context

At least he was smart enough not to use a weapon. But unfortunately he was not smart enough to know not to return to the scene of the crime.

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Posted in: Shake hands or bow? How do you usually greet Japanese business acquaintances? See in context

When in Rome...

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Posted in: Foreign residents prohibited from participating in Yu-Gi-Oh Japan Championship See in context

It's possible that this rule goes against the constitution. However, for those in the know, written law tends to not have much relevancy when it comes to being enforced.

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Posted in: Man says ‘Sorry, I’m hungry,’ before robbing Gunma convenience store See in context

Simply shoplifting the food would have been the better choice of two evils. Unlikely the clerk would have challenged him.

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Posted in: Japan sees record cannabis cases in 2023; 70% among young people See in context

Can't we just all get a bong?

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Posted in: Man arrested for cutting high school girl’s skirt with scissors while on bus See in context

Just be glad that's all he cut.

I am forever reminding my 17 year old daughter that sleeping on a bus or train is fraught with danger.

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Posted in: Man arrested for third time after assaulting teenage girlfriend See in context

I can never understand why women stay with these mutts!

And you probably never will until you have walked a mile in their shoes.

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Posted in: The number of serious traffic accidents caused by distracted drivers, such as those using smartphones while driving, hit a record high in Japan in 2023. See in context

'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. '

Until LAW enforcement officers start actually ENFORCING the law, nothing will change.

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Posted in: Couple faces new murder charge after arrest over daughter's death See in context

First let me say RIP to the little one.

So basically if they had not continued on to poison their daughter, they would have gotten away with the previous murders? Did no one (police) not hear the alarm bells blazing!? If the police would have done their job in the first place, the little one would still be with us today.

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Posted in: Matsuyama wins at Riviera with 62, becoming Asia's most prolific PGA Tour winner See in context

Ishikawa may have been the "Prince" but Matsuyama is King.

Hats off.

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Posted in: What are some movies that left you so confused at the end that you couldn't really figure out what they were about? See in context

'The Fountain' (2006) - Hugh Jackman

Still scratching my head...

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Posted in: 3 foreign-born residents sue over racial profiling by Japanese police See in context

When I was listening to the NEWS on the way home from work yesterday about this case, it was said that the Aichi Police Manual states that foreign looking individuals that do not have a clear grasp of the Japanese language must be engaging in some sort of criminal activity and therefore are to be stopped and questioned. Even after living and working in Japan for over 24 years, this made my jaw drop in disbelief.

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Posted in: Couple in their 80s apparently freeze to death in Tokyo apartment See in context

Japan is one of the most developed countries in the world, however it has some of the coldest houses. No centralized heating, low or no insulation.

The Japanese principle of endurance is admirable but should not lead to unnecessary deaths.

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Posted in: Korean Air plane bumps parked Cathay Pacific aircraft when towing tractor slips at Hokkaido airport See in context

@ Spidey - There are pics on the Sam Chui website about aviation.

Thanks.

Finding a pic is not the issue. Plenty to be seen. Just felt that the article is incomplete without one.

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Posted in: Korean Air plane bumps parked Cathay Pacific aircraft when towing tractor slips at Hokkaido airport See in context

It must be very slippery airport during winter. There are lots of snow on frozen runways and taxiways.

Agreed. Wonder if they change tires during winter season.

P.S. A pic would have been nice with this article.

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Posted in: Trump notches big win in Iowa caucuses See in context

I can only say this... If Americans are willing to put this guy in charge... again... then they all deserve what they will get. For the rest of us in the world, we had better be ready.

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Posted in: Prosecutors unlikely to build case against bigwigs of scandal-hit LDP faction See in context

Squash, Rinse and Repeat

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting worker over noise caused by snow removal machine See in context

Where I come from (Canadian east coast), generally heavy equipment (loaders, plows, trucks...) remove snow through the night when parking areas and roads are vacant. Something that you just need to get used to and accept.

Better to punch a snowman in the stomach than a snow removal man. Just sayin'.

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Posted in: JAL pilots say they did not see coast guard plane when touching down See in context

Air traffic control and runaway management seem perfectly suited for an AI controlled monitoring system. Might help prevent tragedies like this.

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Posted in: Police panel proposes up to ¥12,000 fine for cycling violations See in context

Japan's police agency plans to fine cyclists between 5,000 to 12,000 yen for traffic violations such as ignoring traffic lights or cycling while on the phone,

There are laws and fines in place to penalize car/ truck drivers for "ignoring traffic lights" and "driving while on the phone." Not to mention laws state that children must be properly bucked up.

But do we see any enforcement? The police here are just as useless as the paper the laws are written on.

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Posted in: Shohei Ohtani has agreed to a record $700 million, 10-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, making him the highest-paid athlete in history. Is any sports star worth that much money? See in context

Projected profits will far surpass the cost of the contract. Money rules in the world of professional sports.

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Posted in: 24-year-old woman arrested over attempted murder of boyfriend in Sapporo See in context

"Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd, Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd." - William Congreve

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