Stewart Gale comments

Posted in: Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan? See in context

Because the whole justice system in Japan is wrong, on so many levels.

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Posted in: 8 arrested in case linked to 'Luffy' group robberies across Japan See in context


The punishment for breaking and entering is now death? Which futuristic movie is this idea from?

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Posted in: Man sent to prosecutors over murder of 3 family members See in context


They are close enough in age to have known each other and him to have romantic intentions towards her and to be infatuated by her.

Then, he was maybe rejected by her.

Just speculation but quite possible.

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Posted in: Japan lifts ban on automated drone flights over residential areas See in context


How exactly are you going to smash a drone out of the sky?

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Posted in: Medical group probing Aichi woman's death after BA.5 COVID shot See in context

And cue the anti-vaxxers……

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Posted in: Tourists return to Japan, and Mario Karts return to Tokyo roads with them See in context

No one seems bothered about the regular noise pollution caused by bosozoku, election trucks, kerosene trucks, recycle trucks, warabi mochi trucks or the ultra nationalists and their huge loud speakers.

These go carts can’t be any noisier or obtrusive than any of them.

I did the Mario Car experience a few years ago in Tokyo, it was great fun. I’m pleased it’s back.

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Posted in: University student gets 24 years in prison for murder of 79-year-old woman See in context

A single murder case never resuits in the death penalty. And neither it should, in my opinion

With this case, once again I am confused by Japanese court sentencing.

This guy got 25 years, yet last week the guy who murdered his partner and tried to murder her daughter only got 15 years.

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Posted in: Man gets 15 years in prison for killing woman in 2020 See in context

15 years for a murder and an attempted murder?

Another far too lenient sentence by a Japanese court, especially taking in to account the callous nature of the crimes.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to life for killing 9-year-old girl in 2004 loses appeal See in context

After wading through the usual medieval, blood thirsty “hang ‘em high”, “cut his balls off” Japan Today posters’ comments, the ones from Lunatic and Gazman resonate with me.

What if he didn’t do it?

He might be a serial confessor to crimes he didn’t commit. It happens.

In general, I have zero confidence in the police and the prosecutors to get the right person for crimes at the best of times, They rely on confessions, quite possibly forced confessions, in some cases. A lot can happen in 23 days’ interrogation

The real killer could still be out there and no one is looking for him, that’s a depressing thought.

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Posted in: Gov't ordered to pay ¥1.65 mil over death of Cameroon man in detention center See in context

I suppose it’s out of the question for criminal charges to ever face these barbarians at the Japanese immigration detention centers.

I guess the powers that be all close ranks when these things come to light.

I’m really not so sure this country is a democracy.

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Posted in: Victims speak up as Japan moves to protect young people in porn See in context


Making it illegal would only make things worse for women and men working within the industry.

Firstly, it would make them criminals. Secondly, there would be absolutely no regulations in place to protect them since they world be working in an illegal field.

And, pornography is something that will never go away, whatever it’s legality. .

It shouldn’t have to be made illegal anyway, it should just be governed correctly.

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Posted in: Ex-Tokyo Olympics chief Mori displeased at backlash over sexist remarks See in context

@Aly Rustom

I love that exchange between Clinton and Mori.

I wasn’t aware of the “me too” at the end.

That makes it even funnier.

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Posted in: Teenager sent to family court over 3-year-old sister’s death in Okinawa See in context

What will be the outcome?

Probably 4/5 years in a soft juvenile home then he’ll be released to kill again as an adult….

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Posted in: Man wanted for beating girlfriend in Tokyo in March arrested in Okinawa See in context

I’m sure the suspended sentence he receives will really make him think again..,,,,

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Posted in: Many countries require passengers from overseas to take PCR tests for the coronavirus upon arrival at airports, even though they have taken one three days before their departure? Do you think PCR tests upon arrival should be abolished? See in context

I recently took three weeks overseas, from Japan. I think it is an absolute disgrace that these private clinics in Japan are being allowed to charge between ¥18,000 and ¥40,000 for a simple PCR test. it greatly angers me that these private businesses are being allowed to take advantage of the pandemic to price gouge customers who have no other choice but to take this test.

It is a disgrace that the Japanese government are allowing them to do this. These PCR test should be free or the customers should just pay the minimum amount to cover the costs of the test.

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Posted in: Celtic reap rewards of Japanese market on and off the pitch See in context

@Paulstovsky, St Johnstone also won the Scottish Cup last season. Tremendous achievement.

@Simon, how often do provincial English clubs win domestic trophies?

Next to never.

Meanwhile, Inverness CT, Hibs, Hearts, St Mirren, Dundee United, Ross County and St Johnstone have all won Scottish domestic honours in recent history.

Get your facts straight before you criticise our game.

As for the English Premier League, Man City have dominated that over the past ten years and will continue to do so. That hardly makes for an exciting, competitive league.

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Posted in: Australian rugby star fired by Japanese club after drugs arrest See in context

@kyo wa heiwa…

Of course he will be deported and banned from Japan.

I would argue that only losers get drunk every night too, as is the Japanese Salaryman and many Gaijin style.

Or, presumably you think this is OK because it’s legal, therefore deemed socially acceptable.

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Posted in: Australian rugby star fired by Japanese club after drugs arrest See in context


He got caught in possession of cocaine and presumably there are witnesses to the assault.

I think it’s fair to say it’s above suspicion and he’s banged to rights.

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Posted in: Australian rugby star fired by Japanese club after drugs arrest See in context


Kind of a dumb question.

How do some thieves, murderers and rapists not get caught?

Are they paying the police off too or part of a big conspiracy?

Or maybe they just manage to avoid attention and detection….

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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases reach new high since Omicron spread See in context

A side note, off-topic, on the subject of mask wearing for the foreseeable future in Japan : it must make the police’s job more difficult.

How can you identify criminals if all you can see of the entire population are pairs of dark eyes?

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Posted in: Man arrested for exposing himself to school girl admits to at least 50 similar offenses See in context


He grabbed a junior high school girl’s breasts, that’s sexual assault.

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Posted in: Man arrested for exposing himself to school girl admits to at least 50 similar offenses See in context

@Sven Asai

Seriously, you are playing down and making light of sexual assaults against children?

That’s unbelievable, you should be ashamed of yourself for writing that.

By the way, what kind of sentencing do these scumbags get since the stories are never followed up on here?

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Posted in: Ex-police officer sent to prosecutors for groping two girls on trains See in context


People comment on Japanese police officers who commit sexual assault as they are reported on this news site.

They are hardly going to use the platform to comment on unrelated cases in other countries.

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Posted in: Manga/anime creator Kenya Suzuki arrested for importing child porn from Europe See in context

That’s just a slap on the wrist in Japan, isn’t it? A minor offence

Japan - probably the only country in the world where you’ll get in to more trouble for possession of a tiny amount of marijuana than possession of child pornography.

That’s so, so wrong.

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Posted in: China marks 84th anniversary of Nanking Massacre See in context

50,000 people, including many civilians were being killed every day in South East Asia at the hands of the Japanese at the height of WW2.

A truly barbaric and despicable aggressor.

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Posted in: Drivers playing video games? U.S. is looking into Tesla case See in context

I’m very surprised Japanese drivers are legally allowed to watch TV while they drive, it seems incredibly dangerous to me.

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Posted in: World on alert as more countries report cases of COVID-19 variant See in context

….international travel from the likes of me.

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Posted in: World on alert as more countries report cases of COVID-19 variant See in context


Judging by your screen name, you are Japanese and your family and friends are all here.

People like me aren’t Japanese and are extremely eager to visit our families and friends back home, who we haven’t seen for more than two years.

Thats why their is such a desire for a internation

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Posted in: Europe's COVID crisis pits vaccinated against unvaccinated See in context

What is the point of these endless below the line “debates” anyway?

The pro-vaccination people won’t change their viewpoints.

The anti-vaccination people won’t change their viewpoints.

It all seems rather pointless to me.

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