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Posted in: Man arrested after taking woman hostage in Saitama internet cafe See in context

the woman visited the private accommodation at around 9:55 p.m.

My question is... assuming that the woman is a staff member...Is this a service provided by the cafe? And if so, then me thinks more protective measures for the staff should be in place. Windows and a door that only locks from the outside just for starters...


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Posted in: Man gets 18-year prison term for 2017 expressway road rage deaths See in context

government enforced revisions to Japan's traffic laws that toughened punishment

They can toughen the traffic laws all they want, but if the authorities continue to ignore them, then what is the point?


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Posted in: Osaka Expo mascot needs name; organizers ask for suggestions See in context

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Posted in: Man arrested after mother’s body found at home See in context

I guess I'm going to have to stop doing my meditation in my car.


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Posted in: Child's body found after tour boat sinks; probe of operator launched See in context

For us older types... we all know that a "3 hour tour" can lead to any number of unexpected outcomes...

RIP and prayers to the surviving families.


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Posted in: 10-year-old boy fatally hit by car in Sapporo; driver arrested See in context

Would have to agree with Garthgoyle.

Add to the fact that it is very possible the boy wasn't wearing a helmet. Stronger enforcement of helmet laws might be in order.



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Posted in: Man arrested after dropping bowling ball from 4th floor of apartment building See in context

Attempted murder!?

How can that be the charge if the police have no proof that a person was the target? Nuisance charge until otherwise proven would seem to be more appropriate me thinks.


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Posted in: Record 5,400 cannabis offenders in 2021, police report See in context

Can't we just all get a bong!?


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Posted in: Should Russians be barred from participating in international sports events and tournaments due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine? See in context

leave politics out of sports,...

This is not politics.


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Posted in: Woman arrested for kicking 2-year-old boy inside elevator at Fukuoka station See in context

I'm sorry but I tend to believe the women is being falsely accused. Or at least wrongly accused. Seems to me like the parents are the ones who are looking to gain from this situation...at the expense of their child.


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Posted in: Former KAT-TUN member arrested for stimulants possession admits they were his See in context

Gotta keep that 99% confession... er...I mean... conviction rate in tact! Good job j-cops.


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Posted in: Fire out at Ukraine's key nuclear plant as Russian invasion advances See in context

I fear we are seeing the beginnings of World War 3. But this time, the battle won't be so confined. It will truly be global on both physical and virtual landscapes.


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Posted in: Man released from prison for theft in January arrested again for same offense See in context

Free food and lodging maybe?


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Posted in: Transgender woman referred to prosecutors for using Osaka ladies room See in context

Japanese Society of Gender Identity Disorder

Disorder? Is that word really necessary?

That "committee" title in itself is discriminatory. It shows the backwards thinking and lack of awareness that this society has on this issue.


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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted bank robbery in Sapporo See in context

a self-professed construction

Again with the a "self-professed construction worker"

Still don't know what it means...

"I'm a construction worker I tells ya! Really I am!"


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Posted in: If you have young children or cats at home, and a Christmas tree, how to prevent your tree from being wrecked by the kids or the cat? See in context

Just an fyi...

We have a cat and a Christmas tree. When the cat was first introduced to the tree, he was greeted with a soft spray of water every time he approached or tried to touch it. That was 3 years ago and we have never had an issue since. He basically just ignores the tree all together.


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Posted in: Execs accused of exporting bioweapon device to receive compensation See in context

The double standard here is on full display.

Potential biochemical weapon's crimes versus salary compensation irregularities.

Justice indeed.


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Posted in: Teacher arrested for assaulting man at hostess bar See in context

Ahh... tis the season of Bonenkai.


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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting taxi driver after refusing to pay fare See in context

denied the charge and quoted him as saying he was drunk and has no recollection of the incident.



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Posted in: 17-year-old boy seriously injured in hit-and-run; suspect arrested See in context

I wish nothing but a speedy recovery for the injured cyclist. But this must be said...

In a society where someone riding their bicycle in a completely irresponsible manner (not looking both ways, using smartphone, drunk, etc...) slams into your vehicle and then the driver of said vehicle gets arrested for dangerous driving, can we really be surprised that people are fleeing the scene? It's every driver's worst nightmare.


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Posted in: Man arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Saitama Pref See in context

Not saying whether the driver is innocent or guilty, however I can say that it can be virtually impossible to avoid some cyclists on these roads. Especially the ones that are completely oblivious to the multiton machines bearing down on them. For all we know the driver did nothing wrong, aside from fleeing the seen. And as he was driving the larger vehicle, he would have known that he would be arrested and charged.


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Posted in: Illegal amounts of overtime going on at 37% of Japanese companies in government inspections See in context

Many employees have the opportunity to leave work at a reasonable time. However most chose not to as to not be the first one to leave. They would rather stay and save face. This is definitely a cultural issue.


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Posted in: Immigration agency admits to mistreatment of Sri Lankan before her death See in context

As long as the same people are in charge, nothing good will come of this. However, it is very difficult to lay the blame on just those individuals at the immigration center. Japanese society and culture as a whole must also share the blame. Until this country changes its perspective and continues to live in the ancient past, expect changes to be infrequent and slow.


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Posted in: Frenchman's hunger strike over 'abducted' kids enters third week See in context

The ex-wife would rather see the father of her children dead than to let them meet with him. She must have mental problems to be so heartless.

"mental problems?"...doubtful.

Secure in the fact that she comes from a society that allows her to abduct children without repercussions?... definitely.


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Posted in: Badly beaten man dies after being left in hospital parking lot See in context

of no fixed occupation

Huh? That's a new one...


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Posted in: Man gets 27 years for killing woman, tossing her body from bridge into river See in context

Baseball bat... inside a car?


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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

Nice pic...

What are those flowers made of? Iron?

She's holding them like they weigh 20kg...


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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context



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Posted in: Man admits killing and injuring over 100 cats See in context

As a cat lover, I only have this to say...

... neuter him!!


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Posted in: Man arrested for organizing rally of 200 motorcycle riders, motorists See in context

a self-professed construction worker

What does that even mean?


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