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Posted in: Police suspect human error in fatal car crash in Tokyo See in context

@Kobe White Bar Owner

My father in law has parkinsons and takes ages to get dressed etc, but still driving! 

My mother had Parkinson's, and because of her balance issues caused by Parkinson's, my sister refused to let her drive anymore. I don't know how old your father is, but my mother was in her 80s at that time.

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Posted in: Police suspect human error in fatal car crash in Tokyo See in context

@3RENSHO

And their "sketchy" condition will be determined by...you?

As determined by themselves, friends, family, and (as you've maybe read in the article) their neighbors:

A neighbor of the driver told Kyodo News that in recent months he has seen the man walking with a cane and having trouble parking his car in his garage.

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Posted in: Police suspect human error in fatal car crash in Tokyo See in context

Just put the guy in prison for the rest of his natural life for manslaughter x2 and lying to the police. Make a severe example of him to deter other oldsters from driving when their condition is sketchy.

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Posted in: Police suspect human error in fatal car crash in Tokyo See in context

The driver was quoted by the police as saying the accelerator pedal became stuck.

Sure, blame the car. And I bet he'll be trying to convince himself of that until his dying day. YOU made a mistake, when you stepped on the gas instead of the brake. Own up to it, like a mature adult.

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Posted in: Coming soon to China: the car of the future See in context

Coming soon to China: the car of the future

And that's how time works, children. Of course it's a future car. It's coming soon.

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Posted in: Woman, 3-year-old daughter killed, 8 others injured after car, garbage truck collide in Tokyo See in context

@eng... whatever

A blanket ban is the knee jerk reaction of those who do not think a situation through before reacting emotively. Such would be intrinsically unjust as it punishes the innocent as well as the guilty.

Not a knee-jerk reaction in my case. I have thought for a looong time that the over 75s or so should not be driving.

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Posted in: Woman, 3-year-old daughter killed, 8 others injured after car, garbage truck collide in Tokyo See in context

I don't know about you all, but I can't imagine driving in my 80s.

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Posted in: TEPCO to employ foreign workers at Fukushima plant under new visa system See in context

Next,... the SDF is hiring.

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Posted in: Japanese father, son appear in Las Vegas court in $1.5 bil Ponzi scheme case See in context

Sucks to be those guys.

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Posted in: Woman, 3-year-old daughter killed, 8 others injured after car, garbage truck collide in Tokyo See in context

After zooming in on the photo and seeing the extent of the damage, I'd say the elderly gent stomped on the accelerator instead of the brake.

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Posted in: Man threatens police officer in 'koban' with box cutter knife; demands handgun See in context

Man threatens police officer in 'koban' with box cutter knife; demands handgun

He clearly didn't think it through.

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Posted in: Woman, 3-year-old daughter killed, 8 others injured after car, garbage truck collide in Tokyo See in context

Ban the oldster from driving permanently. He gets a free bus pass for being a pensioner anyway, right?

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Posted in: Japan inflation edges higher in March but still far from BOJ target See in context

@Ganbare Japan!

Koike and her party were thumped when she try to enter National politics.No hope.

Koike is controlled opposition. The sole purpose of her entering the race was to take votes away from the LDP's real opposition.

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Posted in: Consumption tax hike may be delayed depending on June data: PM aide See in context

Audit Olympics! Random countries audit the books of other countries. The country with the least wasteful spending wins.

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Posted in: Kim, returning to military optics, turns up heat See in context

Election time! Bring out angry Kim-chan!

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Posted in: LDP calls for law to tighten regulation on IT giants See in context

@Chip Star

Reasonable.

Agreed. However, you can bet Japan Inc is just scrutinizing the competition, analyzing how they can do the same thing. "Hey, you shouldn't do that (until we've caught up with you and start doing exactly what you're doing now)."

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Posted in: Consumption tax hike may be delayed depending on June data: PM aide See in context

If the tax goes up 2%, I'll just spend 2% less than I do now. Easy peasy.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife fears his trial may be unfair See in context

@Cricky

No attorney present, no recording of questioning, the court accepts "confessions" even when the accused says they were forced. And the confession written by the prosecution. As I learn more I fear more...I don't want to live in fear, neither do you. I like my life in Japan but I fear any interaction with authorities. That's not right.

Absolutely right. Couldn't agree more.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife fears his trial may be unfair See in context

His wife recalled the scene of his rearrest earlier this month, saying 20 prosecutors came into their Tokyo apartment at 5:50 a.m., when she was still in her pajamas, and seized her cell phone, passport and documents that defense lawyers had been preparing for the trial.

Although such seizures might lead to a mistrial in the U.S., prosecutors are allowed such actions in Japan, legal experts say. Early morning arrests and raids are routine in Japan.

Absolutely Medieval.

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Posted in: University professor accused of getting students to produce MDMA See in context

@JenniSchniebel

Seriously, I truly pity anyone who needs a drug in order to be energetic or empathetic or experience pleasure.

There are many different kinds of pleasures. One of them involves ecstasy. Pleasures are not on/off switches. Some pleasures even involve pain: spicy food, exercise, and the stuff my girlfriend is into.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

@AustPaul

It would be nice for Japan to treat foreign guests/residents in the same way they (Japanese) would like to be treated overseas.

That's the Golden Rule, right? If I like to be spanked, can I spank other people? I just want to do to people what I like done to me. ; )

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

Kathleen Foster

There will NEVER be any race wars on the island of Japan because ORDER comes first, it always has and it always will. 

Why would there be a race war?

When individuals, foreign or domestic, go against the will of the group, the hammer falls equally.

What if the will of the group is a racist one? And they see foreigners as a threat to "order"?

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

@Scrote

I hate to break it to you, but the vast majority of criminals in Japan are Japanese.

I hate to break it to you, but my 15+ years in Japan has taught me that Japanese usually don't commit crimes such as grabbing someone's purse from a restaurant seat. If there was a problem with Japanese pickpockets, guys wouldn't have big wallets, stuffed with cash, dangling out of their back pockets.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

@AgentX

Perhaps you still believe people are nice to you because they like you...

Agreed. Japanese are often polite, but not sincere.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

@TigersTokyoDome

I see a couple of posts about people not sitting next to us on trains. Take it as a bonus, I always smile when the row opposite me is crushed and I have room either side

I agree. However, sometimes I have the opposite problem. I'll be in a train car that has only a couple people on it, so I put my bag next to me, tucked under my arm and using 1/3 of the seat next to me. An old Japanese guy boards the train and makes a bee-line for the seat next to me, wanting me to move my bag. ROGAI In that case, I give him the seat with a "Douzo" and move to another seat, placing my bag next to me again. They grumble, but stay put.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

Japanese are "better" than other asians..

Actually, I have been told by some Japanese that Japan is not an Asian country (and others have said that opinion is ridiculous). Some Japanese do seem to have an image in their heads of Japan as being an island off the coasts of Italy and France, not China and Korea. Lol

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

*Most of the actual annoying "discrimination" I experience...

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

When I go to buffet restaurants by myself, all the Japanese women seated near me shoulder their purses when they go to the buffet. When I go to buffet restaurants with Japanese people, they leave their purses at their tables. Why? Because there are foreigners that take advantage of Japan's culture of trust and will steal when given the opportunity. So, I don't mind at all when purses are shouldered around me. I sympathize with those women. Also, I put my wallet in my front pocket, not the back, because there are foreigners in Japan. Most of the actual annoying "discrimination" is from grumpy old Japanese men. But they're probably unpleasant with everyone.

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Posted in: 'Avengers: Endgame' movie directors plead: 'Don't spoil it' See in context

Avengers: Endgame' movie directors plead: 'Don't spoil it'

Captain Marvel is in it, so it's already spoiled. Black Widow & Scarlet Witch should have had their own movies by now. And Adam Warlock? Trolls: "But the Capt Marvel movie made a lot of money in the boxoffice..." Yeah, because 1) it was sandwiched between Infinity War & Endgame, and 2) the movie viewing audience world-wide is so massive now that it's much easier for movies (even bad ones) to be "blockbusters." Trolls: "But.." Whatever. Won't read it.

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