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Posted in: 75-year-old woman arrested after body of another woman found in house See in context

Decomposition at the hottest time of the year...phew. I cannot imagine.

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Posted in: Man arrested in train stabbings says he suffered rejection in relationships See in context

Unlucky in love, huh? Can't imagine why.

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Posted in: Osaka police ask public for help on girl missing for 18 years See in context

One must assume she's already gone. But then you hear about people escaping their captors after being locked in basements for years and wonder. Could be she's walking around outside but unable to leave because she's a still captive in her mind.

Poor girl. Poor family.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing girlfriend’s 1-year-old son See in context

He kicked a baby?

Mom took him to the doctor nearly 24 hours later. Did she not notice a bruise? Would this injury not leave an obvious mark?

"Their apartment". Lovely, a year old and mom's already moved a new guy in. New boyfriend/girlfriend is practically the middle square of Abused Child Bingo.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over fatal stabbing of boyfriend See in context

I could almost buy a "I didn't meant to kill him argument" with a singular stabbing in the heat of the moment, and then realising what you did. Multiple stabbings? Maybe not premediated, but definitely murderous intent.

I knew a guy in college that killed his bother like that. They were having some dumb argument in the kitchen, the brother smacked him across the face breaking his glasses and the guy stabbed him a single time with the fillet knife from the counter. Hit him right in the aorta. Amazing aim, you know, without glasses and all.

He called 911 immediately and stayed on the line doing his best but I believe the brother died before EMTs arrived.

Something tells me this situation is...quite a bit different.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man caught on school grounds sent to prosecutors See in context

We have a stranger danger drill every few months at my school. Does anyone know how much force I'm legally allowed to use if a crazy person charges us with a knife? 'Cause my first reaction is to hit them hard enough with a chair that they can't get up again soon. I could never forgive myself if anything happened to the kids. My goodness how terrifying.

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Posted in: 3-meter pet python found after 2-week search in Yokohama See in context

"The owner said the snake will be no longer his and will be managed by the Yokohama city authorities."

Does...does this mean it's being sent to hokenj- I mean, a nice farm where it can slither and play with all the other snakes in the butterscotch fountain?

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Posted in: Man kills 6, then himself, at Colorado birthday party shooting See in context

It was Colorado's worst mass shooting since a gunman killed 10 people at a Boulder supermarket March 22.

The worst mass shooting in almost two whole months!

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Posted in: 45-year-old man arrested over mother’s murder See in context

Why wouldn't the man's name be released if he's not a minor?

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Posted in: Man arrested for defrauding his 35 girlfriends See in context

Well, he's a garbage person but was what he did illegal? Birthday gifts are given freely. And at 100,000 yen between 35 women it's not like he was emptying their retirement accounts.

Honestly curious, does Japan have laws about fraud in anticipation of marriage? Or is this in the scope of rape by deception?

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Posted in: Woman says she left husband’s body at home because she thought it wouldn’t fit into coffin See in context

he died sometime between Feb 27 and March 23.

I know they're probably only basing that on the last time anyone saw him alive and the day his daughter discovered what happened but surely they could narrow it down more than that?

If he died a month ago...my goodness I cannot imagine the state of decomposition. That poor daughter walking into the living room and seeing that.

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Posted in: Mos Burger adds sliced bread to their menus See in context

And people will wait in lines wrapped around the block hoping to make a reservation.

For white bread.

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Posted in: Mother whose daughters died after being left in overheated car gets 6 years in prison See in context


My sarcasm didn't come through in my post as much as I'd intended.

This is an awful tragedy and I feel not a single drop of sympathy for the neglectful mother.

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Posted in: Mother whose daughters died after being left in overheated car gets 6 years in prison See in context

Sure, only six years, but golly hasn't she been through enough? Isn't losing her children the real punishment here? /s

The poor father.

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Posted in: Mother whose daughters died in overheated car while she went drinking goes on trial See in context

I still cannot believe she knew something was wrong at dawn and still slept it off another 7+ hours before calling the ambulance. She didn't want a DUI and now two innocent children are gone because of her.

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Posted in: Watch out for the wolf See in context

There's also a kamishibai called Uirusu ookami. We have it at work. It's a proper story with the big bad wolf tempting Little Red Riding Hood into not wearing a mask, eating in crowded places, not washing her hands and visiting grandma even though she has a bit of a cough. The kids love it.

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Posted in: Daughter left mother's body in freezer for 10 years See in context

Why is it in these cases the people have no end game in mind? This woman had ten years time to, I dunno, dispose of the body slowly or bury it in the woods somewhere. Instead it was left for someone to find in a closet.

I guess true crime shows aren't as popular over here. They have nothing to guide them.

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Posted in: Man arrested after fatally stabbing mother, sister See in context

A victim called the non-emergency number while dying of stab wounds?

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Posted in: Oedo subway line in Tokyo cuts services by 30% after 15 drivers test positive for coronavirus See in context

Were they all at the same drinking party?

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Posted in: Unplanned pregnancies occurring among teens, young women during pandemic See in context


use condoms, contraceptive pills


IUDs, *

Difficult to get. I was stonewalled by my doctor. Had to go to a different one in the next city over.

morning after pill

By prescription only. By the time they can get it it's too late.

patches, rings, injections,

Don't exist here!

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Posted in: Woman arrested after stabbing sleeping husband and setting fire to his futon See in context


I'm glad you got away from that.

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Posted in: ALT asked to remove earrings by local education board See in context


Not sure if you're being tongue-in-cheek but when I was an ALT we did get such a dress code dos-and-don'ts talkin' to at the orientation seminars. Not with pictures. But the ALT liaison guy gave us an example by undoing buttons and untucking his shirt. I'm not even joking.

I was once stuck in a teachers meeting where they discussed dress code for students. All zippers had to be zipped and all buttons buttoned at all times or be reprimanded. One teacher asked if that included the decorative zippers on the fake sleeve pockets and BOY was that a roller coaster of a meeting!

Japan needs to relax.

Do they still spray paint kids with brown hair?

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Posted in: Cram school teacher arrested for attempting to film up student’s skirt during class See in context

“Since her skirt was short, I thought I could easily take some images.”

Well, geeze, at least he was honest.

None of that "I was drunk and don't remember." or "The corona virus has made my life so stressful." excuse.

Just an honest, everyday piece of garbage.

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl from Nara City missing since Dec 1 See in context

When I taught in junior high the homeroom teacher always called the parents if a child was late. The father called the police at 8pm when she didn't come home. If there had been a call that morning they could have been looking for her hours earlier.

Once in my time there a student went missing. They left for school as usual and then jumped a train to a relative's house two hours away.

Hoping this girl is found safe and sound.

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Posted in: Two 17-year-old boys killed after motorbike crashes into brick wall See in context


In my experience the helmets are on their heads.

But the straps are flapping in the breeze.

Heck, plenty of adults doing the same thing.

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Posted in: Man arrested after body parts of father found in ceiling of home See in context

I can't even imagine being in the same home with a corpse as it rots. I've dealt with dead mice in the walls or a possum under the porch that were awful enough but a human corpse? In an apartment no less!

How do they pull that off so that the neighbors don't notice the smell? Vacuum storage bag? Aircon on full blast? Still...ugh it must be ghastly.

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Posted in: Health officials find 164 dogs crammed into tiny house See in context

How awful. I worked on a hoarding case out in Gunma with 30+ shiba mix dogs in a house about that big. But they at least had a small garden to go out in.

The city didn't have the power to take the dogs, or fine the owner (she was bonkers, not poor), do something about the foot and a half of rancid water and feces, or even haul away the floor to ceiling garbage bags in the house. They could only ask her nicely to try to take better care of them. She only agreed to fix the females because the rescue group paid for it. Two females passed anyway soon due to poor care after surgery. A terrible situation all around.

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Posted in: Put down the frying pan – You can make amazing pancakes with a sandwich maker See in context

So...a subpar waffle?

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Posted in: 40 windows smashed at junior high school in Okayama See in context

Back when I taught in junior high some kids started a fire in the boys restroom garbage can, put it out and ran off. There was an assembly later and afterwards students were allowed to anonymously write down anything they knew about the accident. The guilt parties were soon found.

Wonder if the same thing will be done here. Middle school kids are garbage at keeping their mouths shut. Someone will talk. Unless it wasn't actually an inside job. I guess it's not out of the realm of possibility that a rando had the energy smash 40+ windows. If they were the sort with the earthquake wiring? Exhausting.

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Posted in: Worried by pandemic, unmarried Japanese couples want legal protection See in context

When I married my Japanese husband I was allowed to keep my maiden name. Then I registered an alias with his name for certain situations. Japanese citizens should be allowed the same option.

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