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Posted in: Anime studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff See in context

we want that type of lethal event not to occur even tomorrow. Hence our due interrogation about very easy questions which did not get very strangely any answer so far.

Exactly as Jonathan Prin says. I don't see why we would want to hear about bonuses being paid to those deceased when there are more important things to say.

The mass murderer will be prosecuted and the story of plagiarism will get buried because of his crime.

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Posted in: Arson-murder suspect a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbor says See in context

Instead of all this tabloid gossip reporting, just concentrate on prosecuting him for mass murder.

This gossip gets us nowhere. Every day of the week ex-convicts argue with their neighbours. This is not connected to the mass-murder of so many.

I am concerned that this tragedy will concentrate on personality attacks on the accused, and sweep under the carpet some important questions.

Japan does this everytime when such crimes happen. Putting the focus away from questions why, and instead gossiping about the accused.

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Posted in: Anime studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff See in context

jpn_guy, I've lived here for 16 years. My family are Japanese. The presidents comments are unnecessary.

I have never heard comments about paying out bonuses after such deaths and I don't see what paying out bonuses means in light of young people losing their lives in such a manner. This president will need to talk about fire certificates and about plagiarism instead.

But like you say Rest In Peace. But I would like this story investigated thoroughly instead of only throwing the book at the murderer (there is a risk the police will only concentrate on the prosecution instead of the accusation too). And it is important to know why this murderer did what he did.

Mental illness would not have the foresight to cover the ground floor and windows in petrol. Nor to travel to that small office all the way from Saitama. This killer had a reason, albeit absolutely unnecessary to murder so many.

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Posted in: Anime studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff See in context

Nothing excuses what the accused did. Nothing. But has this president dropped a clanger by claiming financial generosity in his statement?

Why mention paying out bonuses to the poor deceased? Is this the president defending the claims of plagiarism by the murderer? I would like the accusation of plagiarism investigated. Not that it would ever excuse the murderer for what he did. Never.

I also think there should be big questions asked about the fire escapes. This president is alive because he did not work in that building.

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Posted in: 33 dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio See in context

As Hokkaido says. This guy must be sentenced as normal because he knew exactly the extent of his attack.

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Posted in: 2 Koreas to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers; Japan faces Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Mongolia See in context

But I thought both Koreas love each other and wave their unification flags at the Olympics? Now people are saying this will risk their relations? So the unification promo at the Olympics was fake?

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Posted in: 33 dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio See in context

For those that think the accused has mental issues he had enough fortitude to set fire to the ground floor and to use materials that created a rapid inferno. He probably also knew of the flammable materials risk in that office.

Unfortunate to have to say it but there will be big questions asked about the fire drills in that company - outside escape stairs, access to the roof, number of exits. Considering the flammable risk in that office.

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Posted in: 2 Koreas to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers; Japan faces Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Mongolia See in context

The soccer Roos probably have more chance of qualifying than the Socceroos...

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Posted in: England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama See in context

India complained because they lost their semi-final. How can they complain when the format totally suited a team bossing the group stages (India)? And India drew the weakest team on paper of the 4 semi-finalists. What is there to be unhappy about??

People are saying that NZ should have won at 50 overs because they bowled England all out. But the rules were known a long time in advance. NZ had enough chances to put the final to bed but they didn't. If you over throw for 6 total runs in a final over you are blowing it.

Cricket is a great game. Playing it as a kid with my mates or going to watch on a balmy summer afternoon.

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Posted in: Visit to Bolivia See in context

"I wonder how much I can get for that to help my fiancees financial troubles.?"

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Posted in: Hokkaido ski resort tackles growing tension between Japanese, foreign residents See in context

When I first arrived in '99 I experienced the same old BS regarding the garbage disposal. But if you want to live here you should adapt. It doesn't take much effort to learn local regulations about garbage.

If the region around Niseko are unhappy then shut down the (only) form of industry revenue. If they need the business, then they should chill out a bit.

It's a great country to live in but you should realise one thing, many people do not want foreigners living here and many landlords would not rent to us. Apart from that it's nice...

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Posted in: England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama See in context

browny, I tend to agree. Despite being English. But the rules are set well in advance so it would have been the same the other way around.

This game was crazy. I stayed up until 4am watching it. New Zealand achieved a really decent score considering they didn't bat that well and their bowling and field setting was the best in the tournament.

So considering how New Zealand were winning that final all the way until the very final delivery of the super over, England achieved a real miracle win. You have to hand it to England for hanging in there and actually winning it on the final super over delivery.

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Posted in: Barrett re-signs with All Blacks; moves to Blues See in context

K3, now you're talking re the Pacific Islanders. They definitely need safeguarding.

But this is another criticism of mine against the NZRFU. They are happy to open their national doors to young Samoan talent, but then lock their club doors when the Europeans start sniffing around.

Its a point of criticism for me. The Italian national football team are another poor example, refusing to pick anyone who plays outside Serie A, in a free market business.

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Posted in: Barrett re-signs with All Blacks; moves to Blues See in context

Minimum number of domestic years before transfers overseas, club caps on number of domestic players bought by overseas clubs.

Maybe you can answer the question - where does all the NZ Super League and All Blacks revenue flow into?

It's a free market - if the mighty NZ clubs cannot protect their players from being snapped up, then take a look internally, rather than handcuffing the national team players.

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Posted in: 'Stampeding' Uber Eats delivery staff come under criticism See in context

I've seen these Uber cycle idiots racing around with their green boxes. My general consensus is that they cycle like idiots. And I see the late mothers racing around on their mama charis - only yesterday I told one to slow down as she literally hurtled past on a tiny sidewalk.

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Posted in: Barrett re-signs with All Blacks; moves to Blues See in context

Disagree with this protection of overseas transfers with direct national team contracts. There are other more mature ways to protect a domestic league. But the question has to be asked - where is all the Super League TV revenue and All Blacks revenue going in NZ? If the domestic league IS making decent revenue, then European clubs should not be barred from transfers and the direct national team contracts should be void.

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Posted in: Seoul asylum See in context

All this unification flag waving at Olympics time and getting brotherly with the kidnappers. Do you think Abe will just forget all that?

It comes to a point where the Japanese get the heavy clubs out. And their heavy clubs are heavier than most.

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Posted in: S Korea's Moon calls for diplomatic solution to trade spat See in context

If you're going back 80 years to seize assets from your biggest economic partner, you're going to get burned.

All this anti-Japanese political populism was going to end up in tears for Moon. Abe and Aso are no minions and they know it. Like it or not Japan are the 3rd or 4th most powerful economy in the world.

Only a fool would start seizing assets from a powerful neighbour they rely on, in order to satisfy their populist ideals.

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Posted in: Seoul asylum See in context

If you're going back 80 years to seize assets from your biggest economic partner, you're going to get burned.

All this anti-Japanese political populism was going to end up in tears for Moon. Abe and Aso are no minions and they know it. Like it or not Japan are the 3rd or 4th most powerful economy in the world.

Only a fool would start seizing assets from a powerful neighbour they rely on, in order to satisfy their populist ideals.

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Posted in: Local residents may be accustomed to seeing bears, but people from countries with few bears who know next to nothing about the animals could encounter them while taking strolls in unexpected areas. See in context

For a supposed bear expert, he should know better that July & August are relatively safe.

I used to live in bear country for a couple of years. You have to be careful around October and November before they hibernate. Spring thaw too.

Bears keep away from humans at other times. They only take risks near town before hibernation.

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Posted in: Daily grind See in context

If that's Shinagawa station then that photo must be around 6am in the morning...

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Posted in: Journalist Ito says she was 'desperate to protect' herself from rape See in context

In the interests of a fair trial, private libel cases should be outlawed if the accused not proven guilty. Otherwise chaos ensues.

But let's also recognise that this country has a disgraceful record of successful prosecutions for rape. But it does not mean that the accused is not entitled to being presumed innocent. We are only listening to one persons story.

I'm surprised this has been permitted to go so openly in the media. As bad as the Japanese system is for rape prosecutions, this guy could also be innocent.

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Posted in: U.S. beats Netherlands 2-0 to win 4th Women's World Cup title See in context

Especially Megan Rapinoe, the pink-haired captain who emerged with the Golden Ball as top player, the Golden Boot as top scorer and a world-wide stature as a champion for gender equity.

According to the quote in this Japan Today article - maybe (it's quoted in the JT article above). But someone who states that a sexuality preference type (gay) is the only type that can win the womens world cup, does not come across as very gender equal to me. Doesn't that insult the hetrosexual players? From a champion for gender equality.

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Posted in: Teunissen wins Tour de France opening stage; Thomas crashes at end See in context

The Tour really needs to show some common sense. There are too many riders bunched together at the finale of these flat stages.

Why not demand that sprint teams can nominate only 3 max official sprinters who can compete at the 5km or 10km out stage, and give the same time to the others who can pedal off the pace? The course is also ridiculously narrow sometimes at these fast ending stages.

The Tour has also gone over the top with the course this year, with huge mountain passes in the final week. No wonder there is a drugs problem in the sport.

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Posted in: Celebrating with sake, Japanese whalers bring ashore first catch See in context

Japanese don't eat whale meat anymore and the industry must be tiny. No justification for this.

Personally I eat anything but if an animal is protected then this should not happen.

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Posted in: Clash between liberal, authoritarian values at G20 summit See in context

President Trump or President Putin. I'd vote for either of them in a heart beat over any of those spineless Western European clowns (or the Canadian cry baby)!

Yes but it's very easy to bump off your Russian opposition. Or to put up walls to deal with immigration (still unbuilt).

Those 'spineless' Western European clowns all abide to reasonable laws against murdering their opposition and if they promise to build walls they usually get the job done.

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Posted in: Clash between liberal, authoritarian values at G20 summit See in context

But Merkel is okay? Or the geezer on the far left? Typical lefty liberal rhetoric - is Trump's tie okay?

Merkel is fine. She just missed the shot. The geezer on the far left too. Meanwhile Trump centre stage decides he is going to make a point of being seen to shake hands with the Saudis for the group photo, when everyone else is waving.

No I'm not a lefty liberal. And yes Trump is an embarrassment to global politics.

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Posted in: Clash between liberal, authoritarian values at G20 summit See in context

Trump neglecting the group photo to get a handshake shot with the Saudis. And mistiming it.

A question to any Americans on this site - are any of you embarrassed that the US voted this guy in,?

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Posted in: Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issues at G20 See in context

As a Brit I feel ashamed that we let this happen.

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Posted in: 16-year-old student on minibike assaulted See in context

One answer - Sakai.

The number of times that town comes up on crime news on JT.

Almost certainly the roughest area in Japan.

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