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Posted in: Teenager referred to prosecutors for using smart glasses to cheat on university entrance exam See in context

If you can't pass entrance exams for high schools or universities in this country nowadays,you must be severely lacking.

Not true at all, unless you want to go to a joke of a school. Despite the declining birth rate, more kids are competing for the same schools, and put in endless hours of cram school to prepare for the tests.

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Posted in: Woman in her 80s dies en route to hospital after ambulance takes wrong route See in context

Ambulances take too long from the time arriving at a scene to the time of leaving. I have seen them taking more than 30 minutes. Surprised more patients don't die.

True. I'm wondering how long they took to leave in this case? The wrong turn probably wasn't the deciding factor.

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Posted in: Substitute bags two late goals in comeback 3-3 draw with Liverpool See in context

When you have a 2-goal lead but take out Endo and put Mac Allister in his position, you deserve this outcome.

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Posted in: Ex-trade ministry bureaucrat gets 10 years for raping drugged women See in context

6 women, 120 months sentence. That means, scumbag trade 20 months of his worthless time for 5 seconds of whatever this scumbag is chasing. Doesn't sound like a person who should work in a TRADE ministry of a country, no wonder we've stagnated for 30 years.

As mentioned in the article, he settled with 3 of the victims. Still, I agree it is too light of a sentence. He should get at least 10 years just for the drugging part.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter to plead guilty over $17 mil fraud See in context

Okay, so Ohtani wanted this guy to help him set up an account and clearly it got set up and the bank would have needed Ohtani's signature. Why the need for an account to be set up by his translator? It does not add up even when you explain it.

It was 2018 when Ohtani first moved to MLB and likely didn't speak much English. Not sure why that is so hard to grasp.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter to plead guilty over $17 mil fraud See in context

Here is my question arranged a different way is how his translator could get access to this money without anyone including Ohtani not knowing?

This was all detailed already by law enforcement. and even posters above.

Ohtani has multiple bank accounts. For the account in question Mizuhara helped set it up personally and then repeatedly lied and told everyone Ohtani wanted to keep it private, when in fact it was just a cover.

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Posted in: Man arrested after woman stabbed to death outside Tokyo condo See in context

The woman was no angel and this was not an ordinary stalker case. She made the guy sell all of his stuff and even go into debt. After extracting all of his money and then some, she dumped him.

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Posted in: Kyoto government worker assaults coworker for spoiling popular manga series See in context

He should be fired.

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Posted in: Yen recovers to 152 range against dollar in Asian trading See in context

Why all the negativity?

They think it's OK for speculative traders to trash the yen, but when the government pushes back they cry foul.

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Posted in: Japan, Uzbekistan qualify for men's Olympic soccer by reaching Under-23 Asian Cup final See in context

Uzbekistan has had an unlucky run. It won the biennial Asian tournament in the non-Olympic years of 2018 and 2022. In 2020, the team finished fourth, missing out on the Tokyo Games after losing the playoff against Australia.

That's really only one near-miss then. And the years they won the other teams probably didn't field field their strongest players since an Olympic birth wasn't at stake.

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Posted in: Yen sharply rebounds against dollar amid suspected intervention See in context

That Mr. Yen guy opened his mouth and said 170 yen so I don't think it'll stop until it gets there at least.

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Posted in: Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie gets 18 months in prison for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set See in context

I don't see where it says Baldwin hired her. Or did he hire someone that hired someone else that hired her?

Not sure if that makes him responsible. Would think the fact that he fired the gun would be the bigger issue.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after stealing box with GPS tracker from man’s doorstep See in context

Yes, Amazon Japan now has an option to get your package delivered in the middle of the night!

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

You conveniently forget how this whole event started: that Mizuhara admitted to a U.S. sports channel that Ohtani paid his gambling debts, only to do an about face the very next day. Yes, yes, I get it: You live your life vicariously through Ohtani. Unfortunately for you, Mizuhara confessed that Say It Ain’t So, Sho was linked to his illegal gambling. Can’t unring that bell.

And now it was proven that Mizuhara lied, so he wouldn't have to admit he stole millions of dollars. How hard is that to understand? And no, I hardly follow baseball, but you must be quite obsessed to keep posting your conspiracy theories despite all the hard evidence.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

Since Ohtani gave this guy access to his bank account for years, that makes him complicit in the scandal; like a person driving a getaway car is just as guilty as the person who robs a bank.

Sure, MlB will broom this because he’s too big of a cash cow, but the stink of being linked to illegal gambling already has and will follow Ohtani for the rest of his baseball career and his life.

You saying it over and over again won't make it true.

If your money is stolen you aren't complicit in anything it was used for. That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

And what do Homeland Security and IRS have to do with MLB? Do you think they work for MLB? Please don't waste space on this page with your nonsense.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

 If Mr Mizuhara had not owned an KEITAI telephone (difficult to imagine) then he would not have succumbed to this easy gambling seductive siren...

Difficult to imagine, so why mention it?

And Mizuhara actually met the scummy bookie in person, so this is different than an average Joe placing some bets on their phone.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

One U.S. reporter speculated that this scandal could grow in time and that it's possible that Ippei was the fall guy and took one for the team. The reporter thought that the amount ($16M) was too much for just one man and he suspects that players on the team may have been involved in gambling, which would make the scandal even more scandalous.

Is Ippei taking one for the team?

"One" is the key word here. Most reporters aren't dumb enough to accuse Ohtani when all the evidence points away from him. Why some people want to believe "one" reporter, I'm not sure. But as mentioned, there is a whole group of people that honestly think the earth is flat.

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Posted in: Foreign residents prohibited from participating in Yu-Gi-Oh Japan Championship See in context

We see this kind of discrimination from time to time. I remember when HIS gave discounts on flights only if you had a Japanese passport. Maybe they still do, I dunno.

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

@Mocheake

He must have said the bets were Ohtani's as no bookie in his right mind would give a guy making 300 grand a credit line up to 3 million.

And yet:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/03/23/shohei-ohtani-bookie-bowyer/

Mizuhara told ESPN that his losses were at least $4.5 million, but** **Bass would not confirm that amount. She said his proximity to Ohtani is what made Bowyer willing to keep floating Mizuhara as the debts reached into the millions. “Because he was his best friend,” Bass said when asked why Bowyer would extend that sort of credit to a professional interpreter, whose salary was reportedly less than six figures.

So you are wrong, plain and simple.

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

Otani camp refusing to answer ESPN's question of which "authorities" they reported this "massive theft" too, after stating they had reported this to "the authorities". ESPN spoke with every "authority" they could think of from local police to the FBI and all of these authorities said Otani's camp had not contacted them. Things that make you go Hhhhmmm....

Nice way to twist the news. But in reality:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/mar/27/shohei-ohtani-ippei-mizuhara-theft-allegations-wire-police-report-baseball

The Department of Homeland Security said it was working with the IRS to look into Mizuhara, but did not say whether that was connected to the alleged theft. It also did not confirm whether it had been contacted by the Ohtani camp. The IRS has previously told ESPN that it is investigating Mizuhara and California bookmaker Mathew Bowyer, but did not say whether it had been contacted by Ohtani’s representatives. Betting is legal in most US states but not in California.

So the authorities won't confirm the details of this ongoing investigation, but they confirmed they are looking into Mizuhara.

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Posted in: Takarazuka theater admits to all harassment claims in death of actress See in context

The family claimed that among the incidents, the actress suffered burns when a senior theater member pressed a hair iron against her forehead.

Crazy. A real life version of that Korean series "The Glory".

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Posted in: Ohtani reaches 3 times in home debut as Dodgers rout Cardinals 7-1 See in context

good to see

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Posted in: Ohtani scandal looms over baseball ahead of opening day See in context

@Asiaman7

See my post above where I link the article that quote's the bookie's attorney. No point quoting people unrelated to the case when when you've heard it straight from the horse's mouth.

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

@Asiaman7

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/03/23/shohei-ohtani-bookie-bowyer/

*Mizuhara told ESPN that his losses were at least $4.5 million, but Bass would not confirm that amount. She said his proximity to Ohtani is what made Bowyer willing to keep floating Mizuhara as the debts reached into the millions. “Because he was his best friend,” Bass said when asked why Bowyer would extend that sort of credit to a professional interpreter, whose salary was reportedly less than six figures.*

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Posted in: Ohtani scandal looms over baseball ahead of opening day See in context

No one extends millions in credit to someone

His lawyer says otherwise. She and her client have absolutely nothing to gain by protecting Ohtani.

If you hear it straight from the horse's mouth and are still in denial, I don't know what to tell you.

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Posted in: Ohtani scandal looms over baseball ahead of opening day See in context

This would best explain how the damage control stepped in, why the statements were reversed, and how Ippei is now being required to take the hit, rather than Ohtani. 

Nothing was reversed from Ohtani. It was Ippei lying from the beginning. He wasn't going to come out and say he stole millions of dollars, so he made up a story, and got caught in a lie. Simple as that.

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Posted in: Ohtani scandal looms over baseball ahead of opening day See in context

Here is what the bookie's lawyer had to say, for those still doubting Mizuhara was the one in debt.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/03/23/shohei-ohtani-bookie-bowyer/

Mizuhara told ESPN that his losses were at least $4.5 million, but Bass would not confirm that amount. She said his proximity to Ohtani is what made Bowyer willing to keep floating Mizuhara as the debts reached into the millions. “Because he was his best friend,” Bass said when asked why Bowyer would extend that sort of credit to a professional interpreter, whose salary was reportedly less than six figures.

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

I think he is lying for the team...

???

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

Could have just said, "I was drunk and don't remember". Excuses are the same -- excuses. He knew, and he bet.

Ohtani: I didn't gamble.

Mizuhara: Ohtani didn't gamble.

Illegal bookie's lawyer: Ohtani never bet, it was only Mizuhara.

Ohtani's former teammates: Ohtani had no interest in other sports and no chance he gambled.

Everyone that ever knew Ohtani: Ohtani had no interest in other sports and no chance he gambled.

Random JT poster: Ohtani bet.

Hmm.. who should I believe here?

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

Otani has a team of people working for him. This most of course includes his finances. Multiple wire transfers equating to 4.5 million would most definitely raise red flags. Excuses like him not understand the US banking system and blah blah is comical. I sincerely hope the evidence clears his name but I know exactly 700 million reasons as to why he might lie.

Please don't pretend like you know anything about Ohtani's "team".

And people with much more expertise than you on the matter have already said Ohtani would only get a small fine even if it was true he sent the money. He has absolutely no reason to take a big risk by lying about this.

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