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Posted in: 89-year-old woman stabbed to death in Gifu; grandson arrested See in context

It appears these days the unemployed 30's and 40's are found killing their family members. Why? The victims were not able to financially support these individuals and they selfishly lash out and take their lives in the process.

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Posted in: Beat weight gain after moving to Japan with these Tokyo dietitian approved tips See in context

When I moved to Japan, I lost weight because I had no car and I have to use a bike and walk everywhere. To really get in extra steps I walk up escalators and down and speed up my walking when outdoors. So even if you are eating western and or Japanese food there really is no need to gain weight.

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Posted in: Japan Post to raise postage rates from Oct 1 due to fewer deliveries See in context

I was sending packages overseas on a regular basis that is until they made it impossible with their online crap and so I stopped. The post office nailed their coffin shut with my money when they did that and following that I used to pay my bills at the counter and paid their little fees and now I pay my bills at the 711.

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Posted in: Singapore diplomat fined ¥300,000 for Tokyo bathhouse voyeurism See in context

Bath houses where women and men should no longer be nude, and swimsuits should be required. Life has changed in Japan, more foreigners and with electronics and life itself this change should come sooner than later.

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Posted in: Suspect arrested over murder of Japanese chef in Vancouver See in context

Canada is no longer a safe and or economical place to live. Believe it or not, Japan is the better choice to live, not needing a car alone is a huge savings, food costs better in Japan and healthier and the list goes on.

You can still go out at night in Japan and 99 percent you know you will make it home alive and that cannot be said for Canada there is a large risk going out at night alone.

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Posted in: Near-complete Tokyo condo to be demolished for spoiling Mount Fuji view See in context

From my mansion I have the view of Mt. Fuji it is a dream to wake to it every morning and seeing the sunset on it every evening. Once upon a time I had a view of Tokyo Skytree and Asakasa fireworks until they built condos in front of my building and all that was taken.

Rounding up, I have empathy for all those who complained about their view being blocked.

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Posted in: Tesla turns up charm ahead of investor vote on huge Musk pay package See in context

Didn't this man just lay off a whole slew of employees because the company had to rein in spending???

Good on the judge for nixing any pay raise and shame on the others for encouraging it and for what??

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Posted in: Man indicted for putting 3-year-old girl in washing machine See in context

He needs to be put in the washer machine and have it switched on for an hour to have the cobwebs and the evilness washed away from his body.

Prayers for the little girl and for a speedy recovery.

Prayers her dippy father is locked up for a very long time.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter pleads guilty in sports betting case See in context

One still has to question how this interpreter managed to get access to 17 million dollars without Ohtani and or others not noticing sooner.

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Posted in: Japan ranked worst country in world for helping strangers See in context

30 years ago, I moved to Japan, and I will tell you this is so UNTRUE until this very day.

Japanese people are very kind, very helpful, very generous and very giving and in their own way very loving people.

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Posted in: 'Star Trek' actor George Takei determined to keep telling his Japanese American story See in context

I was shocked to learn that Canada was also took part in locking up Japanese Canadian nationals and robbing them of all their belongings and homes. Very shameful.

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Posted in: Australian police arrest man accused of running naked through an airliner See in context

Going naked and running around like an ape his head needs to be examined clearly. And I hope he sees jail time for knocking down the airline stewardess with his bare-naked butt let's see if he does that in a male prison.

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Posted in: 29-year-old woman goes on trial for killing 3 daughters See in context

Post natal depression I thought was a bunch of hogwash until I experienced it myself. Crying for no reason, and this was throughout the day and day after day. I called the doctor, and he stated it was post-natal and there was nothing they could do that it had to ride itself out.

This woman had 3 small ones back-to-back if she had no in home help, her husband working, and she was drained I cannot imagine her life if she did indeed have this hormonal imbalance after she gave birth. Men you have no business commenting or judging because you don't experience the crap that women bodies put them through.

Prayers to the 3 little ones and the parents of these little ones.

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Posted in: Record 29.79 million found items reported to Japanese police in 2023 See in context

I remember the day I left my handbag on the train with phone and cards all in it. I reported it to the station master, and someone turned it in and the next day I recovered it with everything intact.

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Posted in: Tokyo Gov Koike plans to run for third term: source See in context

Rydar, I agree with you, and I am single mother of one.

I am grateful and appreciative of the 5 thousand yen a month, instead of money they need to get rid of all these entrance exams, and which would get rid of all these jukus (cram schools) and the cost parents have to endure paying from elementary school will eliminate a huge cost on parent's pocketbook.

It would be nice if the government would create a public school for mixed race children who get bullied like my child from grade 2 forcing me to take myself and my child out of Japan for my child's safety. My child who is half Japanese, does not care for Japan and or the language due to the bullying it is very sad.

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Posted in: More than 300 buried in Papua New Guinea landslide, local media report See in context

I traveled to PNG many years ago with my backpack on my back and went up to Garoka another mountainous terrain with lots of rain. Getting around when it is wet and muddy is very tricky, and this looks even worse than what I endured trekking around in deep mud.

Many prayers to the survivors that they can recover, quickly.

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Posted in: 2 Chinese held for stealing 999 pairs of branded sneakers in Tokyo See in context

The only problem in Japan is your guilty until you proven yourself innocent. These men may be guilty; however, the police have locked them in as guilty.

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Posted in: Death penalty sought again in retrial of 88-year-old man acquitted of 1966 murders See in context

First, for most who do not know that when police interrogate a person in Japan does not get a lawyer present and the interrogation way back when must have been more brutal due to the laws of the time. If a Court overturned his conviction, which is very rare, there must have been very strong evidence this man didn't do it.

The fact this case is permitted back in the Courtroom shows that laws are so poor in some instances, and they need to be overhauled.

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Posted in: Man arrested for hitting wife with banana peel denies it can be called domestic abuse See in context

Domestic violence is not a joke. The police finally are taking it seriously and not just for foreign women however Japanese women, too. Once upon a time, many, many years ago, I heard a story where the police told a gaijin woman's Japanese husband, he could not touch her because she was a foreigner. It is good to know that Japanese women are getting the protection they deserve, and the abuser is getting a dressing down.

An abused woman has a hard time to leave, the services for abused women are not that advanced in Japan like in other parts of the world leaving the woman many of times stuck with their abuser especially older women like this lady.

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Posted in: Trump biopic hits Cannes Film Festival See in context

I would not waste my time watching a movie about Trump good or bad. He is an ignorant individual, who does not give a rat's poop about anyone but himself, full stop.

Both Biden and Trump should not be running, both are too old and neither have all their marbles going on. The lesser of two evils is Biden, he does not allow his family run around the white house running the show, he does not put national secrets on tv for everyone to see and or others with no clearance to see. Biden is not perfect, however, just the safer of the two.

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Posted in: Man arrested for putting girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in washing machine See in context

Why do these women choose men who are creeps over their children?

Since the birth of my child, I chose by choice to be solo for my child's safety both mentally and physically. It has not been easy and continues not to be easy, however, that is my job as a parent.

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Posted in: Woman arrested on suspicion of abandoning baby at home after giving birth in toilet See in context

This woman in all probability did not know she was even pregnant and when she gave birth was in shock and walked away thinking none of it due to her disability. Her mother claimed she had no idea her daughter was pregnant, and so, confirms the likelihood that the daughter did not know herself.

Prayers to the daughter and her recovery, and condolences for the wee one who will never know life.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for indecency on Tokyo Disneyland field trip See in context

He is working with special education students there needs to be an overhaul in the Japanese school system.

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Posted in: Japan gov't again ordered to pay damages over Cameroon detainee death See in context

There will be 2.5 monthly interest on top from the time of the original judgement I believe.

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Posted in: Visitors to Japan exceed 3 million for 2nd straight month in April See in context

I would like to make a comment in agreement with regards to locals cannot afford to travel within Japan because of the rising costs within, however, they cannot even afford to travel abroad due to the weakening of the yen. Therefore, many Japanese cannot afford to do much for the exception of staying at home.

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Posted in: Indonesia's Prabowo reiterates 'Asian Way' to defuse tension, Al Jazeera says See in context

I have many Indonesian friends and they were very nervous of this man being elected in, and so, I pray he will keep peace as he has declared.

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Posted in: 'Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests' – Governor against charging tourists more than locals See in context

Antiquesaving, if businesses want to charge more and being upfront about it when it comes to tourist and which is a very common practice in many Asian countries, but they do it on the sly. Again, I have no problem with it, because it is not being a sly practice and it permits tourists to stay and or walk away.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly having sex with minor at welfare facility where he works See in context

My friend's child was taken to one of those facilities, and at the age of 10 was able to escape through a window at 4 am in the morning by just taking an elevator down to the first floor. Her child walked to the nearest train station and a man offered to take her child home on the back of his bike. At 530 am her child rang their doorbell, she was furious and finally the police contacted her at 8 am asking if she had seen her child. She had a video on her doorbell and showed the police her child ringing the doorbell.

The point of this story, Japan needs to find more foster homes and there needs to be more checks done in these homes and protection for these children.

My friend left Japan, her child is happy and doing way better.

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Posted in: 'Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests' – Governor against charging tourists more than locals See in context

I have no issues with Japanese restaurants and or businesses charging tourists 1,000 yen more as long as they are upfront about their practices giving tourists the option of taking it or leaving it. With the yen being so weak, businesses are struggling with the higher costs this should not be an issue.

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Posted in: Japan court OKs family name change for man in same-sex relationship See in context

In Japan, this going back centuries, a man can adopt his wife's family name. This usually happens when the wife's family has no brothers, and the wife's family is quite rich and that is when she marries the husband will adopt the wife's family name.

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