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

@kohakuebisu,

Haven't you noticed that Japanese TV's primary function is to tell the public what is cute, what is delicious, what is scary and what is dangerous?

Japanese people rely on it to formulate their opinions.

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

@Kenichi

What is a good drug and what is a bad drug? Please elucidate.

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Posted in: New Harajuku station building unveiled ahead of March opening See in context

That's a drab building.

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Posted in: Nose-blowing and face masks provide deep insight into Japan’s social norms See in context

"So, arrogance, selfishness and inconsideration for others, is now seen as having a "big personality"?"

@Wesley, what do you mean?  It's arrogant, selfish and inconsiderate to blow your nose in public?  Why?

I travel to work by train, I find it absolutely disgusting the pig-like snorting and sniffing many Japanese passengers (almost always men) do.  To me, this is way more inconsiderate to others than someone blowing their nose.  It truly is a revolting sound.

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Posted in: NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter among 9 killed in helicopter crash See in context

@cracaphat

“The mentioning of it was fine,but why did it have to be last?”

They mentioned it, that’s fair enough.

It was hardly going to be the first paragraph of the story.

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Posted in: Man on trial for killing 19 disabled people contradicts defense claim he is not mentally competent See in context

Execution needed, a bloody vessel for your peace.

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Posted in: Japan, UK discuss handover of 3 robbery suspects despite no extradition treaty See in context

*if guilty of the crime, I should add.

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Posted in: Japan, UK discuss handover of 3 robbery suspects despite no extradition treaty See in context

@MSR

I did read and comprehend the article and noted that extract at the end you quoted.

However, the story starts with saying the two countries are in discussion about the handover of the suspects, as in them being returned to Japan and tried there.

I am completely in favour of them being tried in the UK and facing an appropriate prison sentence.

These three shouldn’t be allowed to get away with the crime but should be allowed a fair interrogation and trial which would only happen in the UK.

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Posted in: Japan, UK discuss handover of 3 robbery suspects despite no extradition treaty See in context

@Kag

And they were allowed to leave the country before they were caught, the Japanese police missed their chance to catch them.

Now that they are in the UK, they shouldn’t be sent back in to such a primeval justice system.

Who knows what other crimes the prosecutors would coerce them in to confessing to during the 23 days (at least) of sleep deprived interrogations without legal counsel present.

The UK wouldn’t extradite its citizens to Somalia or North Korea. Nor should they to Japan, under the current legal conditions there.

In my opinion.

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Posted in: Japan, UK discuss handover of 3 robbery suspects despite no extradition treaty See in context

I am a British citizen. Despite whatever proof there is of these three being guilty of this crime, I would be very disappointed if my country decided to extradite them to a country with such a backwards, unfair, oppressive, brutal and possibly corrupt legal and justice system.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

I trust they’ll tell the Japanese government to get lost.

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Posted in: The dark side of night life in urban Japan See in context

This is a very strangely written article. What is it trying to imply at the end?

Perhaps these regular customers have found another bar to go to, moved to another city or just stopped going out.

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Posted in: Ex-police officer sentenced to death for killing wife, 2 young children See in context

Sounds like circumstantial evidence to me.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to 28 years over 2006 random killing of woman See in context

I don’t understand Japanese sentencing.

Why did he get 28 years and other murderers got 14-17 years for similar crimes?

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Posted in: Court commutes Peruvian’s death sentence to life See in context

Always speaking wisdom.....that’s definitely a matter of opinion.

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Posted in: Police officer who drove car that hit, killed 5-year-old boy to be indicted See in context

Good.

There is absolutely no need for the officer to drive as if attending an emergency when on his way to perform a drug test on someone in custody.

The senior officer who was sat next to him is lucky not to face any punishment, I’m sure he encouraged the officer to hurry up.

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Posted in: Man suspected of puncturing tires of cars, bicycles See in context

You're most probably right Spifire.

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Posted in: Man suspected of puncturing tires of cars, bicycles See in context

I’ve queried this before but why do Japanese suspects always freely confess to previous crimes they have committed?

Is this a cultural thing?

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Posted in: Schoolteacher bullied by colleagues; curry rubbed against eyes See in context

Manchildren and womanchildren

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for repeatedly clogging women’s toilets in convenience stores See in context

Another weirdo.

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Posted in: Cambodian court convicts 2 Japanese of murdering taxi driver See in context

@Fourice

No, the life of a person in this case is worth 13/10 years. That's the real punishment, not the compensation figure.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@Bugle Boy

Yes, we disagree. Let’s leave it at that.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@Bungle,

LSD and acid? You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

Your opinion is therefore meaningless.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@Bungle, I’d like some clarification too please.

Continuing with the LSD example, what harm to society are occasional, recreational users doing? Let’s say a couple of guys sitting at home doing it.

Please clarify, using examples where possible.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

A stickler for the rules Bugle, you are certainly in the right country.

Has it not occurred to you that people who occasionally take LSD are perfectly capable of and do hold down jobs, many of which I’m sure are for the betterment of society?

Should alcoholics be locked up then? By your argument many of those do nothing for society either.

I strongly disagree with your Victorian-era beliefs.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

Can you explain the circumstances of what happened S Cotsy?

I’m very interested to know.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@TheLongTermer, I still think you are confused about what quantities of possession gets you the death penalty in Singapore

“The country's strict Misuse of Drugs Act punishes possession of even miniscule amounts of illegal drugs and prescribes execution if you're found guilty of carrying large amounts of particular types of drugs.”

Whatever

@Bugle Boy

For example, you think people who smoke marijuana or take LSD deserve to be put in jail? Why?

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@TheLongTermer, really?

Please send me a link to some cases where this has happened in Singapore, Where someone has been arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of illegal drugs and it has led to a trumped up charge of trafficking and has been punished by death. I’d be interested to read about it as it all sounds like an urban myth to me.

Also, you said countries. Which other places have executed for minor amounts of possession?

In this case. I agree with the above posters. I’m sure these guys bought what they though was cocaine from one of the street sellers in Roppongi but it turned out to be heroin based.

Bad move

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