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Posted in: 3 foreign-born residents sue over racial profiling by Japanese police See in context

This has been going on for far too long. When the Police stop you, they will insist that it is not racist.

They will twist things around if you don't want to cooperate as though you are a criminal.

Legally, they can't stop you without just cause.

The most important thing here is that foreigners work together. If you are being harassed or see somebody being harassed, film it. Post it on Social Media and go to the headquarters and report it.

Stop with this "I am too busy" bit or "Just give it to them". No, STOP!!!

I do this often. Just recently, I once again filmed the Police harassing a guy who was simply coming out of the ticket gate. When they were all finished, I went up to the guy and spoke to him. Even though the Police were finished and standing 3 meters away, they didn't like it that I was speaking to him.

One came up to me and started grabbing me because I was filming him. He then denied it.

I went to the headquarters and reported it.

They called him in, he lied, they showed him the video then he was like a kid with his hand caught in the cookie jar.

STOP letting these people get away with it.

Video them and take the time to report them.

I put them up on my Youtube, Twitter and Tiktok pages.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after bodies of missing couple found under Tokyo home See in context


I still don't buy it. Security footage?

Just seems weird to me.

BTW, after continuing to do digging after reading the JT story, I found that this

happened literally right down the road from me.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after bodies of missing couple found under Tokyo home See in context

Why in the world does JT or even the news give us a story that is so incomplete?

What exactly did this girl do? Abandoning the bodies? In what manner?

Why is her name and age given but not the son's? Is this typical racism of Japan once again? Why aren't investigators checking to see if the son who lived with them had any trouble prior to this incident?

How do we know that the son didn't kill the parents for some reason?

Seems to me that this is typical Japanese police, point the finger at the foreigner.

I could be wrong but that is only because you write a story with no complete information.

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Posted in: Fisheries minister apologizes for saying Fukushima water 'contaminated' See in context

Oh, I see, so he tells the truth, the politicians who are trying to bank off of this don't like it and try to get him to resign.

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Posted in: Kishida, 3 ministers eat Fukushima fish to show it's safe See in context

They don't care about the people, they care about their own pockets is all.

Where was the fish really from.

Want so show us safety, bathe, drink and eat only from that water for 10 years.

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Posted in: Osaka police officers fire guns at knife-wielding man See in context

You will often find that the Police will bother or harrass you for what they call "suspicious behavior". Then they escalate their harrassment angering you after stopping you. This guy was on a bicycle. What was his suspicious behavior?

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear plant begins releasing treated radioactive water into sea See in context

The Japanese Gov't. and TEPCO never cared what others thought. They weren't looking for "understanding". They would just do it anyways.

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Posted in: Yamaguchi town OKs survey for interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility See in context

Yamaguchi is not alright with this. The Mayor is pocketing money from this one way or another.

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Posted in: Half of bus drivers in Japan greet each other via hand wave, defying rules See in context

What about all the Police that salute one another while driving around?

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Posted in: Japan to decide Tuesday on Fukushima water release date See in context

Oh Bull!!!!

Kishida, TEPCO and the other government officials involved have already determined a date.

We learned this from Covid. Every time they were going to do some type of lock down, two weeks ahead of time they would say "maybe on this date we will discuss it and maybe on this date implement it". However, that exact date always happened.

Nothing was discussed, they determined on their own.

Talk to the Experts. B.S. They didn't listen to the experts and please tell me who these supposed experts were when we have never had this happen before.

Kishida is not looking for "understanding" as they keep saying. They just want to "FORCE" the issue and do it no matter what the locals or anybody else think.

Fukushima keeps saying "NO". The Fishermen keep saying "NO". They will release anyways.

This all was a huge mess because of this government and TEPCO lying. Are you to believe them now?

With currents and tides, this Tritium and Radioactive water will be distributed throughout the world. Cancer and other bad things are just waiting down the road.

If it's so safe and everybody involved along with their families shower, bathe, drink, have their food made and only use this water exclusively for everything for 10 years.

Show the world a clean bill of health after that and we might accept it.

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Posted in: Trudeau slams Facebook for blocking Canada wildfire news See in context

So this guy wants to punish Facebook for one thing but wants favors for another.

Facebook and the Truckers should both tell Trudeau to go jump in the lake.

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Posted in: Over 50% of seniors in Japan wishing to be in work unemployed: survey See in context

The supposed new retirement age passed by the government is 65 and is supposedly going to go up to 70. However, companies still make their employees retire at 60.

This is because nobody knows what is really going on.

Go to your local ward office and they send you some where else saying they don't know.

Go to the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Health and they will tell you the same above but don't know when the new age goes into effect.

In addition to that, no government entity that I could find could tell me which government entity to go to in order to take action.

Typical Japanese bureaucracy to not know but tell you to go to or call the other agency which just sends you into an unending circle.

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Posted in: Japan to enforce crypto anti-money laundering steps from June See in context

All of these exchanges need to move offshore. I am sure there are countries that would love the business. In addition, wasn't crypto first set up to stay away from the government?

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Posted in: Gov't defends My Number ID system despite glitches See in context

I have refused to get the card.

They actually sent the registration forms straight to my two children which were 9 and 11 at the time. I went to the Ward Office to ask for an explanation and all they would do is keep apologizing. Then 2 months later, my kids received the applications directly again.

When they first talked about the My Number Card years ago, they said that this would only be used for Tax Purposes. Just like the US told us about Social Security Cards. They also told us that the system was secure and very private since everybody cared about privacy. But then the system was hacked just after a few weeks with everybody's information stolen.

Now, almost everything that you do, requires the My Number. When you complain to the Ward office about this, they say they can't do anything. Typical bureaucracy of just pointing fingers and saying that they are not responsible.

The Ward Office even admitted that this information will be shared with Pension, Health Insurance, Banks and a few others that I now forget what they said.

There is no privacy and the government is just full of the lies.

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Posted in: Japanese people urged to travel abroad to help airlines, tourism industry See in context

What people should be doing is Boycotting the Airline and Hotel Industry for Price Gouging!!!

They should be happy that they have business again. Instead, they have raised their prices to ridiculous amounts as though they want to make up for all of the time during Covid that they had losses.

They are taking advantage of the fact that now Borders are opening that people want to get out. It doesn't mean that they can afford it. Even if they are going, it is not afforable and people suffer later from paying this money.

Both do the same during holidays, taking advantage of people.

I say Boycott them.

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Posted in: Four minors detained after Rolex store heist in Tokyo's Ginza district See in context

Why did it take so long for Japan Today to report on this robbery?

These robbers took so long in the shop. They look like amateurs.

Then, they park a van with the license plate in plain view in front of

the shop.

I was there about 30 minutes after the robbery:


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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting wife with rucksack See in context

Is Japan Today giving us news or just trying to fill up space?

And that being said, the Police have nothing better to do?

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Posted in: YouTuber-turned-lawmaker ordered to apologize for not attending Diet See in context

Ordered to Apologize??? Oh, so the apology is not sincere, just the House of Councillors panel

wants to try to save face somewhere. Not sure where but they already show their stupidity.

What in the world goes on with these fake apologies throughout the world. Is somebody did something or said something and is forced into an apology, it means that they don't mean it, they are forced into it. And they did whatever they did from the beginning because that is what they wanted.

Tell the panel to go shove it.

Then put their names all over youtube and as "Good" recommended, make a J-Pop song and put that on Youtube as well.

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Posted in: Acclaimed A-bomb manga 'Barefoot Gen' excerpts removed from Hiroshima school curriculum See in context

Who in the world does this Woke Board think they are cancelling out truth because they don't like the way that it looks too easy during hard times.

Keiji Nakazawa san was there, not the Board. He is showing children his honest and true experiences.

If the teachers have to take some time out to explain what happened, too bad, they are there to teach.

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Posted in: Same-sex marriage is unlikely to be on the agenda anytime soon, but momentum is building, and it's possible that something will change, such as including same-sex couples in legal frameworks like pensions. See in context

Government should not allow this in Japan. They will only end up like the U.S. Give them an inch and they want a mile. Not at all good for children anywhere.

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Posted in: The controversial plan to release Fukushima plant's wastewater See in context

Ricky Kaminski13, the problem is as much as I think about it, I don't really know.

But I do know that putting it in the Ocean, it is going to spread.

I am not some activist but a bit of a realist.

Once again, if they are so sure about it, convince us, don't force us to understand.

Convince by leading with bathing, drinking and cooking in it constantly.

I know that if you diluted cyanide in a big jar of water, I wouldn't drink it. And if you diluted it more by putting that same amount of cyanide in a 5 gallon bucket, I still wouldn't drink it.

I know that you might think that how can I say what I do without a solution but

just because I don't have the solution does not mean that it makes dumping it this way right.

I have even though about the space thing xin xin says. I don't know how or how far but I am sure that somebody like Elon could figure this out. I don't know that this would work either.

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Posted in: The controversial plan to release Fukushima plant's wastewater See in context

TEPCO and the Japanese Government are liars. If what they are trying to sell is true, why is it that they haven't proved what they say by drinking only that water over the last 10 years? Why haven't they bathed in only that water over the last 10 years?

They talk about gaining the Fukushima's trust and understanding. No they don't. They just want to force this upon the people there.

It will be released kilometer out? So what? Have they ever heard about currents? What about the algae, plankton, fish, etc. that breath that in? The fish that eat that fish? Swim around? Migration? And on and on and on???

Dilution? Yeah right. Ok, any of you above speaking out for this, let's get some of this cesium, strontium, and tritium that TEPCO, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Japanese Government say is safe and you and your family for the next year, cook with this, bath with this and drink this.

If N. Korea, Myanmar, Cambodia or countries like this were to do something so stupid like this, the world would be screaming. Because it's Japan, you think it's alright?


Your next food source will be from this one way or another.

Yes, many of you will give me negatives for this but this is a serious question. If you really believe in this, step up to the plate and show me and all of those in Fukushima.

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Posted in: Kishida warns Japan on brink of social dysfunction amid falling birthrate See in context

The amount of money that the government offers for a child is not nearly enough to help raise a child. Yes, it's nice to get but it is not very helpful.

Then, there is daycare which is very expensive and a headache to get.

The government pushes for more children but at the same time, they also push for Women to work. Which do you want, Women to work or more children?

Families are being pulled apart because of this and with the cost of living lately in Japan, both the Husband and Wife need to work full time jobs and still have trouble getting by.

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Posted in: For those of you with young children, how are you dealing with their requests to have cell phones? See in context

Absolutely not!!!!

Look at kids around these days. To many electronics instead of outside playing. No wonder they are getting so sick these days.

Watch kids with their friends, they are all on their phones. Sometimes I will ask a group if the person that they are texting on the phone is more important than the friends that they are with, why are they with these friends.

There are kid's phones with a limit of 3 - 5 numbers. Both parents and a teacher's number are enough. These phones also have alarms on them. Wouldn't get them anything more before College and even then only if absolutely needed. I would still watch what they are doing on the phone though.

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Posted in: Uber Eats delivery worker arrested for smearing curry on apartment door of customer who gave him low rating See in context


Tipping is not typically done in Japan, except in rare instances, such as for your ryokan attendant. However, I have generously tipped my Uber Eats deliverers on the few occasions I have used the service.

I wonder if the deliverers are happy to see a Western name as the recipient, knowing they have a better chance of being tipped than with a Japanese customer?


Happy to see a Western Name, not because of tips but because of the consideration that they usually give a driver. Uber drivers here don’t expect much except for consideration and respect.



FYI, deliverers can see the customer's rating. (Yes, customers are also rated by the drivers, at least with the Ride app. I assume it's the same for the Eats app.) This allows drivers/deliverers to ignore orders from low-rated customers. At least it used to be that way, which is a good thing.


In Japan, the drivers cannot see the customer’s rating. The only thing that the drivers here can see is when they have been given a thumbs up or a thumbs down from a customer or from a restaurant. You can sometimes tell who it is from if it comes right after a pick up or a drop off. But some restaurants and customers wait until later. Anyways, the drivers in Japan cannot see ahead of time if the customer is good or not.

Once again, it is not about tipping. Those come once in a blue moon. All the drivers here want is some courtesy. Almost every single Japanese customer is nothing but completely rude.

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Posted in: Uber Eats delivery worker arrested for smearing curry on apartment door of customer who gave him low rating See in context


Not defending the guy but alot of people give bad rating to the driver when they don't like the food thinking that is what you are supposed to do.

Mostly the Japanese customers will give you a bad rating for anything at all. Just because they are having a bad day. It could be because of the food, it could be because you are a few minutes late in their mind regardless of if the restaurant had the order ready or not or they had an argument with their spouse.

You could be very polite, give them their order in a very nice manner, wish them a nice day (they will almost never say hello or anything to you) and they will give you a bad posting.

Too be honest with you, it is very aggravating and upsetting when you know that you made the perfect delivery in a timely manner and they still give you a bad rating. To make things worse, Uber will threaten to shut off the drivers account if he gets too many of these.

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Posted in: Uber Eats delivery worker arrested for smearing curry on apartment door of customer who gave him low rating See in context

I can't say that I agree with what Ichikawa san did however I can say from experience, I really understand what and why he did it.

Without boring you with details, I will tell you these two facts:

1) 95% or more of the Japanese customers that you deliver to have got to be the rudest customers in the world.

2) As a rule, almost all foreigners that you deliver to are understanding and very polite.

This is not a racist comment. Once again, I am telling you from experience.

You have to have a very hard mindset for this delivery business and even still, it really gets to you with how bad the Japanese customers treat you both directly and undirectly.

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Posted in: IAEA: Decision on Fukushima wastewater release up to Japan See in context

Provide confidence???? They mean to say that they will force the locals into this whether they like it or not.

Why don't the politicians and Tepco officials drink a glass of this water in front of the public. They should do this until the day of release. In addition, they should use this water for bathing daily to gain that forced confidence.

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Posted in: Man arrested for making 330 hoax calls to 110 See in context

So he got into trouble for telling the truth.

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Posted in: Russian hackers say Japanese hospital paid $30,000 in ransomware attack See in context

And yet the after the "My Number" fiasco already being hacked before, they now want to digitalize it to be connected to your Health Insurance, Drivers License and everything else to be hacked.

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