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Posted in: University professor arrested for stealing women’s underwear See in context

Talking about pointlessness?

You have no way of knowing what anyone might do. And many crack addicts started out by by smoking weed. You see how pointless these conjectures are?

And here you are assuming he has a mental illness without proof. Crack addicts don't start with weed either.

fetish =/= mental illness. Prancing around the bush ignoring the likelyhood that maybe he's just a bad person.

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Posted in: Father, 6-year-old son still missing on Niigata mountain after 8 days See in context


I agree considering it doesn't matter who or what you pray to. Please send good luck and best wishes their way..

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Posted in: Man arrested for filming up woman's skirt at train station See in context

Kazuaki Shimazaki

There isn't a conversation nor argument here, but a victim blaming incel who believes women should lack human rights.

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Posted in: Indictment dropped against Tokio singer over alleged indecent act See in context


I agree with your point but I think commenters are trying to point out Equality vs Equity (Justice). Here is a infographic:


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Posted in: Man jumps onto train tracks after being accused of filming up woman’s skirt See in context


They'd become desperate and go for groping or public bath peeping to satisfy their gross urges.

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Posted in: Radiology professional suspended from work for stalking 4 male doctors See in context


I don't know, maybe because she wasn't arrested...

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Posted in: Life term upheld for ex-university student who said she wanted to see people die See in context


I think you are confusing psychopath with sociopath.

psychopath - person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.

sociopath - person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.

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Posted in: Prisons in Japan cope with swelling ranks of elderly inmates See in context


Just think, this guy went in as a 21 year old, and now is a very, very old man. All within prison walls.

I think of how different the world would be from his perspective if he were released soon. He likely wouldn't be able to handle the Internet Age nor reintegrate whatsoever. And any connections he would have had in the past would be gone. Family, too. Probably just nephews/nieces left and a handful of relatives near his age.

Similar to when people are found after being shipwreck for years.

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Posted in: Bar host arrested for assaulting girlfriend over Y615,000 bill See in context


Nobody assumes she's 100% guilt free, you made that up. And your statement contradicts itself.

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl falls to her death from 9th-floor apartment See in context

that person

I can't understand!!! why is everybody focusing on the height of the fence?!?!

Because once you have been in the "JT Community" long enough, what is unsaid is already understood and agreed upon. It's the same as pointing out the elephant in the room. And the safety precautions of that public housing facility being non-existent is deplorable; Exacerbated by the fact that there was already a death last year at this exact building. Nets are inexpensive.

RIP that poor child, and best regards to the mother.

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Posted in: Boy dies after falling from truck driven by 14-year-old friend; 2 teens arrested See in context


Daver's comment is correct. Whether we should raise the age of adulthood is a highly debated question based upon that fact.


Some scientists believe increasing childhood to the early 20's would improve society as a whole for a more successful population.

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Posted in: Radio antenna may have fallen off jet northwest of Narita airport See in context

RTA's are pretty expensive and normally they're not white.

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Posted in: Three 20-year-olds, teenage girl arrested over arson death in Chiba See in context


Definition of child

plural children

c : a person not yet of age Under the law she is still a **child.**

That poor woman, RIP.

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Posted in: 20-year-old student sent to prosecutors over fatal bike crash See in context

Brian Wheway / Myhumbletake / Powderb

It's the norm here for half the commenters to hope for the highest form of punishment for infractions small and large.

I for one hope she repents appropriately. This negligence is common and needs to stop.

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Posted in: Egyptian sumo wrestler referred to prosecutors over car accident See in context


There are easily discernible reasons as to why you are not a judge. What if he had a license before Sumo and was perfectly able to drive? Which you wouldn't know even though you are crying for the highest punishment without regards to nor knowledge of the complete situation.

Driving under the influence is a much larger crime, as he would have set out knowing he will hurt someone from his own decisions. Saying that they're both crimes so the punishment should be the same is reckless.

Besides, don't put words into others' mouths as I said that he needs to repent which will likely include him paying a large fine and possibly a few months in jail. But not deportation and maybe not permanent exclusion from Sumo like the song you're singing. Hush little birdie.

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Posted in: Egyptian sumo wrestler referred to prosecutors over car accident See in context

Some of you people are merciless and petty.

Do you expect the same reaction when somebody snatches lunch from the company fridge and denies it?

Broke company rules. 2. Theft is a crime. 3. If taken to the police and still denies it = lied to the police.

Does this person deserve to be deported then since lying is such a heavy crime? I hope he thinks about what he's done, repents, and is given lenience.

I'd feel very different if he were driving under the influence.

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Posted in: Three skeletonized bodies found in Saitama home See in context


It is possible he was tilling/churning the garden to prepare it for fresh fertilizer and/or new plants.

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Posted in: Japanese politicians want to create national media center for anime, manga See in context

I really thought a place like this already existed as a museum library, maybe on a smaller level, but I guess not.

"-potential point of controversy. Anime and manga are not just art, but a form of consumer art. At their most fundamental level, they exist because someone is willing to pay money for them,"

In other forms of art, how do you think artists stay afloat? They sell their art. There are also many people who hobby their manga/illustration work and do not sell it. So I fail to see a difference except that one form is extremely popular in this day and age. Commercialization only makes up of part of the manga form. And with regards to anime, well, it's a few steps above dramas in my opinion.

What is truly controversial and makes more sense to report are the paltry wages animators are given.

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Posted in: How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk See in context

Q: Can it be passed down genetically through sperm?

Because I am also screwed if that is possible. Both of my parents were raging alcoholics and my father is half Japanese.

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Posted in: Man beaten to death in car; wife, son arrested See in context

Horrible, my regards to his side of the family.


I don't think the commenters were being misandrist, they were arguing back and forth the possibility that the opposite could be true as to who was wasting family money. Pure speculation with no evidence.

None of these people believe it's a good excuse for murder, so please do not change others' words just because you are in a tizzy.

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Posted in: Police arrest 3 N Korean fishing boat crew for theft See in context

Although Japanese prison will be like a paradise, I'm sure their families will have to pay the price.

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Posted in: Man arrested over fatal abuse of 3-year-old son See in context


My sympathies for the mother of (now) 2 who has to live with this for the rest of her life.

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Posted in: Everything metallic gone from isle after N Korean visit, caretaker says See in context

I agree with Andy, but I'd hope for some pity based on the fisherman's background. Likely they will be jailed for a small length and then deported.

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Posted in: Prosecutors drop rape case against 6 Keio University students See in context

It's disappointing that justice will not be served, but I don't blame the victim. She has been tortured in numerous ways already, I'm not sure if I'd have the courage to see the case through if I were in her position.


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Posted in: Cartoonist charged over possession of child pornography See in context

My #1 favorite manga, it's such a shame.

I hope he does his time to repent and sheds himself of that horrible hobby.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after remains of 4 infants found in concrete in buckets at home See in context

I agree with extanker and toastedheretic, this is an example of deep, dark mental issues that we can't possibly understand. The guilt, insanity, anxiety, stress. Her crimes are inexcusable and will haunt her to the grave.

"If you had one unintended baby give it up for adoption"

As though that's an easy decision that would benefit all around?

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Posted in: Politician apologizes for saying serial killer was heavily influenced by anime See in context

Short sighted people blame pop-culture. The blind compare the US gun situation to anime.

I thought "Uh oh.." when the girlfriend listed Higurashi as one of his favorite anime. That series and School Days are rather old series and can't have much to do with the politician's comment as he mentions "recently", however. Recently I can only think of Jojo part 4 and Ajin... but those aren't even that recent. Maybe Ichita saw an episode of King's Game.. The gory ones are pretty rare late-timeblock series.

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Posted in: One girl dead, another injured after leaping from 5th floor of condo See in context

I hope for the best to the survivor and both of their parents. RIP

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Posted in: Survey finds Y9.3 bil in insurance claims for 'beauty cream' See in context

The responsibility is with the professionals (doctors) not the patient. If there is fraud, the doctors are liable.

Insurance agencies are attempting to publicly blame the insurers to pass new restrictions with less rebuttal. The restrictions likely have little to do with this issue. I'd like to know what they are trying to pass even though it doesn't concern me (yet).

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Posted in: 1,000 apples stolen from orchard in Aomori Prefecture See in context


While I agree with most of your statement, the other purpose of having a dog is to "scare" the thieves away by barking madly like livestock herders.

A well trained dog will watch the fields and come back for food/attention at appropriate times. Multiple dogs in turn can cure day/night thieves.

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