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Posted in: Japan passes revised law allowing joint child custody for divorced parents for first time See in context

They even have video of a Japanese crowd protesting at the Diet against joint custody..wow, Japan

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Posted in: Japan passes revised law allowing joint child custody for divorced parents for first time See in context

That means we can drop her baby off with the "fun dad" while we have fun over the weekend.

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Posted in: Japan economy suffers worse-than-expected contraction of 0.5% See in context

My Japanese ETFs were crashing a few weeks ago I had to unload them - too many writings on the wall.

Guess that means more single Japanese women flying out to Dubai and Hawaii

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Posted in: Around 68,000 elderly die alone in Japan annually: police See in context

Everybody dies alone - the only difference is some have witnesses, but the dead do not lament whether they died alone or not.

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Posted in: Israel orders new evacuations in Gaza's last refuge of Rafah as it expands military offensive See in context

Israel does not have the authority to order Palestinians to evacuate anywhere. Israel is an occupying force in several violations of the UN charter.

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

Permanent residents should be charged more because they have nowhere to go and don't splurge like a tourist. A tourist has brought a lot of money to spend and should be allowed to support several Japanese merchants to help everybody.

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Posted in: Electric scooter accidents in Japan surge after rules eased See in context

One thing people need to remember about e-scooters is that the wheels are so small that if they go into a small hole, they can fly the person forward face-first into the ground. Many beautiful people lost all their front teeth where I'm from because of potholes in the streets or huge cracks in the sidewalk.

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Posted in: Japanese 'sugar baby' gets 9 years for scamming men out of ¥155 mil See in context

9 years for $100,000USD equivalent is too harsh - people committing murders in Japan get the same years

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Posted in: Believers still pursuing Hiroshima mystery beast 50 years after sightings See in context

It sounds like the forest mushrooms are a must-try to see these big smiling monkeys

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Posted in: Japan lower house OKs bill to allow joint custody after divorce See in context

I often date Japanese women with kids and do not want to see the dad in the picture.

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Posted in: Japan strongly condemns Iranian attack on Israel See in context

Iran should be congratulated on conducting a measured restraint and response. It could have had a lot worse escalation. In fact, Iran is smart - they attacked Israel in a way not to get the USA pulled in, and now it's up to Israel to make the next move, and if Israel does another aggression, it will be on Israel.

The best strategy is always let the monster reveal themselves for others to see.

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Posted in: Iran launches drone attack at Israel See in context

Fighto!Today  07:49 am JST

Before the pro-Iranians get too excited, I doubt many of these drones will hit any dedicated target before being destroyed.

Russian "swarm warfare" is to send in a swarm of low-value projectiles to trigger air defense and bring in additional waves of swarms. You are making a premature assumption all Iran have in their arsenal are a few drones - you may have forgotten but Iran shot down an American Global Hawk stealth drone and also show down an MQ-99 another stealth drone that was top secret.

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Posted in: Iran launches drone attack at Israel See in context

It should be apparent that this is a "swarm attack" in waves - send the drones, the ballistic missiles, then hypersonic and more advanced missiles - if someone think Iran was just going to send a few dozen drones and call it a day, I hope they prepared for the yen shock when the markets open.

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Posted in: Man’s body found floating in moat around Imperial Palace in Tokyo See in context

It is possible he dropped dead; there is no need for speculation.

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Posted in: Israel on alert after Iranian threat as Gaza war grinds on See in context

Fighto!Today  08:28 am JST

Iran won't do anything. They are like a chihuahua

Remind us who is in Washington DC pandering at the moment?

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Posted in: 6-year-old girl stabbed; mother also has knife wounds in possible murder-suicide attempt See in context

49 with a six-year-old means she had the child at 43 years old. That is a very late stage to have a child, and it requires wealth to rear a child at that age realistically. This had to be highly stressful if she didn't have the support and financial means.

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Posted in: Revenge porn consultations reach record high 1,812 cases in 2023 See in context

Contrary to popular stereotypes, women spread more nudes of men and talk about his private parts and bedroom antics more than any guy can imagine.

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Posted in: Japan's real wages fall in February for 23rd month See in context

"Price rises have begun to stabilize," a ministry official said. 

Quite possibly the best spin on economics I have ever read...

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Posted in: U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel says he was blown away by Japan’s bathrooms See in context

Bring back Nightline - ABC got rid of a good news programming show to compete with late night hosts

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Posted in: Convenience store employee arrested for attempting to kill co-worker See in context

41-year-old tried to show rank/dominance to the 22-year-old young man?

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Posted in: Shizuoka governor to resign after gaffe insulting vegetable sellers See in context

" unlike those who sell vegetables, take care of cows or create things."

please, tell us how you really feel about us commoners...

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Posted in: Grassroots revolution: the road to legal cannabis See in context

We see the use of anecdotes and closed-box scenarios used to justify legalization.

A quick lookup would find police busting "illegal dispensaries" in places where weed is legalized, debunking one poster myth. The second poster keeps saying scientific data while ignoring the supply chain - there is no money in weed; the money is in hard drugs, and the street dealers are out there lacing weed with highly addictive substances.

All one has to do is look at cities like Seattle, Denver, San Francisco and even Japan Town in Los Angeles has been overrun to know the outcome of weed legalization

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Posted in: Grassroots revolution: the road to legal cannabis See in context

There is a strong connection between cannabis use and hard drugs via the drug dealer pushing for stronger addiction and lacing with fentanyl. The drug dealer has a motive to graduate a weed smoker to a hard user.

People in this comment section are pushing a dangerous narrative of the "harmless" use of drugs while pretending what is happening on the open streets in Vancouver and Seattle is not the result.

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Posted in: Grassroots revolution: the road to legal cannabis See in context

HopeSpringsEternalToday 07:00 pm JST

In states like Colorado, tax revenue from recreational pot and pot based products, now far exceeds alcohol and tobacco combined. Colorado far better than most US states in areas like crime, education, health, income, etc.

At what price? Do kids have to walk past homeless encampments to get a better education? The lower crime is the result of heavy-handed police funded by the revenue from cannibas?

Half-stories are being told here, but I'm confident the Japanese are aware of the British Opioid history against Asians to know better to sign on to this.

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Posted in: Grassroots revolution: the road to legal cannabis See in context


Legal marijuana sales are heavily regulated.

Illicit street drug dealers set up in areas where marijuana is legalized and compete with storefronts - so illegal weed proliferates, not replaced. Some are selling idealism while the reality of rising crime, rising homelessness, and increasing addiction to harder drugs has already been established in areas that have legalized weed.

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Posted in: Grassroots revolution: the road to legal cannabis See in context

In theory, there is no "legal weed" - what actually happens is an illegal weed, laced with dangerous drugs, proliferates under the guise of a legal dispensary where the street drug dealers set up shop and lure customers away from the storefronts with a quicker sale on the streets.

Again, people here advocating weed as legal are not talking about the details of the actual outcome.

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Posted in: Grassroots revolution: the road to legal cannabis See in context

Be mindful of the persistent "skunk smell" as you walk down the street or subway in America where weed is legalize. In addition, before the migrant crisis, there was a homeless crisis where all the drug users moved to places like California, Colorado, and Washington State and started setting up tents on sidewalks.

The people advocating legalizing weed in Japan are ignoring the results in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, where these cities have illicit tent cities and broken down RVs littering the roads.

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Posted in: Japan's February jobless rate rises to 2.6% See in context

The number of unemployed women rose 80,000 to 81 million. The figure for men increased 50,000 to 1.01 million.

Are we going to ignore this 1-to-81 male/female disparity here?

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Posted in: Japan adds four new industries to skilled foreign worker visa See in context

Japan should follow US President Biden's lead to find new workers - let illegal foreigners run through the customs gate in Narita, Haneda, and Itami

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Posted in: Beyonce album highlights the Black women changing country music See in context

Country is a universal term that has covered the genres of blues, folk, grassroots, and other rural music for nearly 150 years. Black blues and folk artists were foundational to creating what is known as country music.

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