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Posted in: Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires See in context

@Baradzed,

If you mean a police officer approaching someone in the street asking to buy drugs from them and then arresting them for selling them to them, I believe that is called entrapment and would lead to any charges being thrown out by a court of law.

Certainly this is the case in the UK.

With the dodgy legal system they’ve got running here though, who knows.

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Posted in: Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires See in context

@Baradzed

That’s complete nonsense.

It’s not the police’s job to encourage and facilitate someone to break the law, nor is it their job to entrap someone.

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Posted in: Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires See in context

The lowest of the low, these four.

Disgusting grasses.

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Posted in: 3 men jailed for murder of 80-year-old woman in Tokyo See in context

These three received very lengthy prison sentences yet other murderers (such as the jealous ex-boyfriend who stabbed his former partner to death) received far more lenient punishments.

Does it solely depend on the judge how long a custodial sentence is passed down?

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Posted in: Man gets 17 years in prison for killing ex-girlfriend See in context

@baroque 1888

What on earth are you talking about?

“Maybe it is also time to change the justice system so it resembles that of Mainland China and North Korea thereby creating a better justice system for the victims.”

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Posted in: Foreign convenience store employee in Japan saves elderly woman from scammers with quick thinking See in context

Well done that man.

I can’t imagine the Japanese convenience store clerks that I regularly deal with having the gumption or initiative to have done this.

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Posted in: Lawyer for 89-year-old driver of car that killed woman, 3-year-old daughter blames faulty brake See in context

@Sir Bentey.

He is currently on trial and may well be found guilty. He sounds guilty to me.

He isn't "getting away with his crime."

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on reservation basis See in context

@Chico,

I would presume it will be covered, or at least subsidised by Japanese Health Insurance.

Whatever the cost, I want it ASAP.

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Posted in: Maritime Self-Defense Force lieutenant arrested for groping 18-year-old girl on train See in context

@Lamilly

OK, let’s change it to ‘an 18 year old high school adult’.

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Posted in: 2 men charged with murders of woman and her son in 2018 See in context

I guess the police couldn’t get their standard confession first time around.

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Posted in: 2 men charged with murders of woman and her son in 2018 See in context

That’s a strange system where you can serve prison time for abandoning a body but not be charged with murder.

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Posted in: Man arrested over hit-and-run death of motorcyclist See in context

Life in prison? Come on.

In what developed country anywhere in the world would you get a whole life tariff for a hit and run death?

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Posted in: Man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and assaulting police officer See in context

Ha ha, innocent until proven guilty.

I don’t think the Japanese police and legal system have heard of this.

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Posted in: Peruvian man's life sentence finalized over 2015 mass murder See in context

It could also be argued that in many countries he would carry out his sentence in a mental hospital but Japan as a country does not seem to recognise mental illness amongst its population. That’s going off topic though.

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Posted in: Peruvian man's life sentence finalized over 2015 mass murder See in context

@WA4TKG,

That’s not true, a quick Google search revealed only 53 countries in the world have the death penalty.

And most of them are developing countries.

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Posted in: October to bring various price changes for Japan residents See in context

As a non-drinker who drinks non-alcoholic beer, I’m disappointed by the price hike in haposhu (which covers non-alcoholic beer).

They should be encouraging people to drink non alcoholic beer, not making it more expensive. 

It might help stop drink-driving, domestic abuse, public disorder, people vomiting in train stations etc.

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Posted in: The reason why Japanese students don’t pronounce English properly See in context

@David

I agree with you on your second point.

I have been overseas with a Japanese colleague and, while I could understand what he was saying in English because I live in Japan, a lot of the locals we interacted with could not.

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque shooter to face survivors at sentencing See in context

@ulysses,

He will never be released from prison.

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to indict 4 firefighters arrested over gang-rape of teenager at karaoke parlor See in context

That’s just not good enough in a democratic society. These prosecutors and the police seem to have no accountability

Do Japanese people just bow down to authority so much that no one even questions these mysterious legal decisions?

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Posted in: Competition between streaming services heats up in Japan See in context

Yes, Japanese TV is completely mindless drivel, from what I see being broadcast on prime time in the evenings.

Good to see young people having the good taste to seek out more well-made, stimulating product on the likes of Netflix.

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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

*even for

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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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