Stewart Gale comments

Posted in: Automakers see untapped market as Japanese 'paper drivers' ease onto roads See in context

"The 32-year old engineer, a self-described "poor driver"

He'll fit in well here then.

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Posted in: Man found dead at home; bodies of father, grandfather found in nearby mountains See in context

The man killed his own son and own father.

That’s a new low, when for the crime pages of this website.

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Posted in: Japan's crowded trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases See in context

How did I guess normal service would be resumed in Japan in no time....?

There’s no way working online from home would be allowed to catch on.

Things will be done as they have always been done.

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Posted in: Japanese politician gets caught watching crocodile video during Diet session See in context

Fair enough, it probably gets pretty boring in there.

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Posted in: In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism See in context

*look at

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Posted in: In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism See in context

You only have to log at how cruel and heartless Japanese were during the war. These character traits still remain, to an extent.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of woman in her apartment See in context

What does “blame it on the water trade” mean?

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Posted in: Murderers on the lam, police abuse-incited riots all part of life for Osaka’s day laborers See in context

Clumsiest headline I've ever read on a news website.

Does anyone ever say "on the lam"? I'm from the UK, we say "on the run."

I had no idea what "on the lam" even meant until recently.

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Posted in: Supermarket in Aichi robbed of ¥10 million after store closes See in context

@rgcivilian1

Cash is best until you get robbed and it’s all gone.

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Posted in: Supermarket in Aichi robbed of ¥10 million after store closes See in context

That’s the risk shops take only dealing with cash and not accepting credit or debit cards.

Time to enter the 20th century.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over murder of husband in Iwate Pref See in context

Strangled with a kitchen knife. Yes, that's right.

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Posted in: 22-year-old mother arrested for strangling 9-day-old son See in context

"Death penalty by hanging.

Nothing more needs to be said."

Yes oldman, the state killing a 22 year old woman will make everything ok, that'll even up the score.

Great idea.

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Posted in: Convenience stores use plastic sheets for social distancing See in context

However careful you are, it’s virtually impossible to go through life without touching something that other people have touched.

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Posted in: The desperate lengths that chikan perverts will go to See in context

And what punishment did the apprehended perverts receive? There is no mention of it in the story.

Based on articles I have read in the past I would imagine they received very light punishment and herein lies one of the problems. If these people are not being made examples of, it does little to discourage others from committing offences.

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Posted in: Ex-nurse acquitted of 2003 murder after 12 years in prison See in context

Japan’s despicable police force and justice system up to their old tricks.

This lady should be scathing in her criticism of them both yet I can’t see one quote to that effect.

And she should name officer’s and prosecutor’s names and sue.

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Posted in: Group therapy curbs sex offenders' recidivism: ministry See in context

A lot of real hard liners on this website, some of the things they suggest would've been severe even in medieval times.

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Posted in: Man referred to prosecutors for killing homeless woman in Ueno Park See in context

@expat

It's the same in every developed country, not just Japan.

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Posted in: Toshiaki Karasawa to play Jack Bauer in Japanese '24' reboot See in context

@smithinjapan

Right!

And in series two Jack Bauer is thrust in to action when a routine stop reveals a foreigner riding an unregistered bicycle.

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Posted in: Toshiaki Karasawa to play Jack Bauer in Japanese '24' reboot See in context

Knowing Japanese work practices and their fondness for overtime, they'd better call it 28.

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Posted in: Father of murdered 9-year-old Vietnamese girl marks 3rd anniversary of her death See in context

Can we be sure the right man is in prison? I seem to remember the evidence sounding quite circumstantial and I have zero confidence in the police and judicial system in Japan.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested after fight over vandalism to car See in context

Is this news?

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Posted in: 2 men sought over 3 bag-snatching incidents in one morning See in context

Thanks Pacificpilot, I’ll remember this advice when I’m lying in hospital recovering from stab wounds.

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Posted in: Express train knocks suicide jumper back onto platform, injuring 3 people See in context

@Ian,

No, read the comments again, People are rightfully annoyed that he injured / risked the lives of others by committing suicide in the manner he did. Plus he made them witnesses to a horrific scene that will probably live with them forever.

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Posted in: Express train knocks suicide jumper back onto platform, injuring 3 people See in context

I was sitting at the front of a train a couple of months ago when a lady jumped in front of it. It made a horrible sound and you could feel the train shaking as it went over the lady's body. It wasn't very pleasant and I felt very sorry for the driver.

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting 2 young girls in park See in context

@Mike Dashler

That sounds like the Japanese police, reactive not proactive.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs bill with tough road rage penalties; elderly driver testing See in context

What’s happening with the old retired Japanese bureaucrat who killed the mother and her daughter last year?

Has his case been brushed under the carpet yet?

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Posted in: Man who wore police uniform to rob golf goods shop arrested See in context

What was the point of wearing a police uniform to a standard threaten with a weapon robbery?

I was expecting a more elaborate rouse when I saw he had dressed up as an officer of the law for the occasion.

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Posted in: Man admits responsibility in fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

A very sad story.

@Wellington

“I only wish he was sent to prison in the United States or the UK where child molesters, and wife-beaters do not have a long survival rate.”

I’m from the UK.

That’s a lot of nonsense that you’ve written there.

Child molesters and wife beaters are not regularly murdered in prison in the UK, as you claim.

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Posted in: Noriyuki Makihara shoots to top of Amazon sales ranking after arrest for drug possession See in context

@Kenichi

Stimulatants - illegal. Will they kill you if consumed once? Very probably not.

Bleach - legal. Will it kill you if you consumed once? Yes.

This is what I can't get my head around. What right does any authority (in any country) have to tell you what drugs you can or cannot consume?

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