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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing live-in girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter See in context

HercolobusToday 05:59 am JST

Divorced women really need to think about it twice, before leaving their children at the hands of these losers.

It is nowhere mentioned that this mother is a divorcee, only said she she was living with her boyfriend who is not the father of this child. She did nothing to help her daughter, it was the school which reported visible injuries of the girl to the Child Welfare Center.

This mother should also be investigated for willful negligence and of course her boyfriend should be sent to jail.

I cannot help to say women, especially mothers with children, should choose their boyfriends more carefully.

There is no shortage of honest men around everywhere in Japan who are lonely and not violent and would accept anytime a mother with a child to create a family anytime.

I don't understand why women waste their time with such violent losers.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing woman’s underwear, setting fire to her house 2 days later See in context

To steal woman's underwear is sick but not dangerous, however to set a fire is a very different matter - arson is a serious felony. This crazy guy should be sent to a secure mental ward or to jail for long time. Something must be wrong with his brain.

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Posted in: Man jumps to death after telling police he killed his wife See in context

This is just crazy. If you have serious problems with your partner, the only way to solve the issue is to leave and to look for somebody else. No excuse for killing your partner and to commit suicide.

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Posted in: Suspect in murder of man at Kanagawa home turns himself in See in context

This crime does not make sense, maybe this man is a case for the psychiatrist.

It's however a general warning to be careful with unknown people showing up at your door.

Do not make it easy for them to enter your rooms.

We are living in a condominium building with camera security system but we do not open our door in case of unknown visitors without using the door-chain between them and us.

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Posted in: Woman in her 80s conned out of ¥10 million See in context

The person who did this must know this old woman and her grandson very well, to impersonate another person, who is a relative of the victim even by phone is not so easy - also it seems he knew that she had a lot of money. This crime was not done by an outsider.

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Posted in: Man indicted for assisting junior high school girl to commit suicide See in context

It this is all true what is written here about him then it is really very bad. A jail sentence cannot be avoided.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stalking ex-girlfriend See in context

Some men do not understand if a woman does not want him and left him it is nothing what he can do about it.

The only way what to do is to forget her and to look for somebody else. I understand this is not so easy and some men are very disappointed or even angry, but there is no other way but to remain calm and look out for another female friend.

It is not explained what was written in those emails to her, If he writes only something like if you want to reconsider and be with me again or something like that, I wonder if this justifies an arrest.

If these 36 emails contain some threatening or insulting context, this is another matter of course.

Whatever, he should have stopped to contact her again after police issued a warning to him.

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Posted in: Sagawa Express employee arrested for stalking by using info from customer list See in context

This man is an idiot. He is an annoyance, harassing women by phone. You cannot do something like that.

No excuse for what he did. However why I am not surprised...

It is nowadays really difficult for a man in Japan to find a female friend, the dating scene is totally broken. There is a huge number of young men, who rent a small room, live alone, doing only some occasional job, which is enough for their basic life-style.

Japan is becoming more and more a depressive society for men whose 'personal' conversation is only with 'digital friends' while using a computer.

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Posted in: SDF member arrested for allegedly committing sexual acts with high school girl See in context

Mr KiplingNov. 10 10:36 pm JST

As I said, not a crime in Europe. Report says high school so in November the "victim" would be at least 16 (above the age of consent) and prostitution is not a crime.

This is correct, in Europe age of consent in many countries is 14 or 15 years.

I see no reason why to blame only this man - the mother of this girl should better teach her daughter not to offer sex against payment from men and flatly to refuse to meet men in a hotel room. A 16 y/o girl is not a helpless victim.

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Posted in: SDF member arrested for allegedly committing sexual acts with high school girl See in context

starpunkNov. 10 01:34 pm JST

Mr KiplingToday 12:49 pm JST

23 and 17..... 

That's still underage and maybe she was younger. Nonetheless, he paid her to do these tricks. It's prostitution, plain and simple. And it's a crime.

I fail to see how this is prostitution. This high school girl is not a prostitute.

He gave her only yen 15.000, this is merely a tip. He is earning a salary, but the girl has no income.

This amount is far below to what a woman who is working as a prostitute will charge her customers.

As said above, 23 and 17 - I don't know how many men and women of that age have sexual acts with each other, but I suppose not so few.

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Posted in: 5-year prison sentence upheld for mother who starved son under friend's influence See in context

Ikari told the high court she had filed the appeal "in the slim hope" that she could rejoin her other children sooner.

This woman should never be allowed to be near to children - including her own ones after her release.

Strange justice indeed, I see no reason why one woman got 15 years and the other only 5 years.

To claim mind control is no justification or excuse to allow your own child die of hunger.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped Ghosn flee Japan sent back to U.S. See in context

PaulToday 02:08 pm JST

... jumping bail is not a crime in Japan.

In general this is correct, but only as long as the fugitive person remains in Japan.

However his bail conditions made it clear that Ghosn was not allowed to leave the country while awaiting trial and had to surrender all his passports. Nevertheless he left Japan illegally. As a result his bail of USD 14 million is now forfeited and he is considered as an international fugitive.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped Ghosn flee Japan sent back to U.S. See in context

Michael Machida Today 08:17 am JST

It's so funny how Ghosn was able to get out of Japan so easily ...

Police were not watching him while he was out on bail? ....

As far as I remember this case, only cameras were installed to monitor when he is leaving and coming back to his home in Tokyo. He also as requested, paid USD 14 million as bail money - a huge amount - and his lawyer was obliged to keep all his passports to prevent him to leave Japan.

Japanese authorities trusted him as it is not easy to leave Japan legally under such circumstances.

Ghosn was however lying, he had one more than those passports he gave to his lawyer and with this Lebanese passport he was able to enter Lebanon as an Lebanese citizen.

It was not such an easy escape, very risky and scary, USD 14 million forfeited and he had to pay additional much money for all people who arranged his escape and now he is in Lebanon but nowhere to go.

Was it really worth it is the question.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped Ghosn flee Japan sent back to U.S. See in context

Padraig BohannanToday 10:00 am JST

Whatever the circumstances you should be innocent until proven guilty. It should be the job of the accuser to prove the crime, not the other way around.

Innocent? In Japan by jumping bail Ghosn has committed a clear crime and can never return without going to jail.

Ghosn had paid USD 14 million on two separate instances to get out of detention. This huge amount of bail money is forfeited. USD 14 million and Ghosn gone was not a bad business for Japan if you ask me.

Ghosn paid also USD 1 million out of his wallet to US regulators to get away from being indicted in the States.

It's not only about Japan, he still has legal problems in France and in the Netherlands.

Prosecutors in France issued an international arrest warrant for Ghosn who is accused to misappropriate millions of euros from Renault.

So far French tax authorities have seized Euro 13 million of property and other assets from Carlos Ghosn.

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Posted in: Children troubled by parents' religion want 'exit' system, survey shows See in context

Religion means to believe in something. True or not, nobody knows. I see no problem with it as long as those followers do not approach me personally and do not try to force me to join them.

About religious associations of any kind including charities, I think they should be considered as a kind of business and obliged to keep a transparent bookkeeping and their income should be taxed.

Some of those organizations are very rich, own land and buildings and I see no reason why they should be tax-exempt.

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Posted in: Children troubled by parents' religion want 'exit' system, survey shows See in context

wallace Today 10:54 am JST

OGIUE Chiki, (Founder & Chief Director, Social Research Action CHIKI LAB). Can not find a website.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/荻上チキ

There is a wikipedia article about him.

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Posted in: Father arrested for leaving 4-year-old daughter in car parking lot to discipline her See in context

Tateno lives with his wife and other family members. 

Father, mother and all the other family members should be investigated. Nobody was missing this 4-year old child? What kind of irresponsible people are they?

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Posted in: 'Political fix' needed for Wikileaks' Assange: lawyer See in context

Sh1mon M4sadaToday 04:52 pm JST

Traitor - end of story.

Teh term 'traitor' is plainly wrong.

Assange is Australian citizen and not US-citizen.

You can be only a traitor of your own country.

UK should send him back to Australia.

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Posted in: Man arrested for cutting high school girl’s skirt, groping her on train See in context

This guy needs a psychiatrist, this is not normal behavior.

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Posted in: Japan ranked last in women staff in tertiary education in 2020: OECD See in context

Pukey2Today 10:02 am JST

32 comparable members? Try all the countries in the world.

I wonder what is the criteria to call these countries mentioned in this article to be comparable with Japan. 

How can you compare little countries like Lithuania and Latvia located in Europe with their small population of less than 3 and 2 million people and their small economy with Japan located in Asia and consider them comparable?

An article I read in another publication about this subject mentioned that Japan never had a female prime minister, but let me ask, had USA ever a female president?

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Posted in: Japan ranked last in women staff in tertiary education in 2020: OECD See in context

sakurasukiToday 06:44 am JST

Try to find any ranking that listed woman, Japan rank bellow compared to others developed nation.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/07/13/national/gender-gap-ranking/

The link you provide says:

 women’s participation in the political and economic arenas remains particularly low in Japan. The country, however, attained high scores in access to education and health.

It also mentioned,

Iceland remained the most gender-equal country, topping the ranking for the 13th consecutive year,

Basically this means women have the opportunity in Japan to enter higher education but they do not use it...

I would not compare the political and economic situation of tiny remote located Iceland, which has far less than 1 million people with Japan and its population of 125 million citizens.

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Posted in: 3 men break into house, steal ¥200,000 from resident See in context

It is getting somehow worse in Japan, not so many crimes, but still it happens frequently - and recently not only in the cities, but surprisingly even in villages and rural areas.

Japanese people are still not very willing to invest more money for security in their own house.

It should not be possible to enter so easy through the windows.

Hopefully police finds out who did this, they should be sent to jail for a few years.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to rob woman in her 80s at her Tokyo apartment See in context

Hopefully he will spend the next coming years in prison. Such violent dangerous criminals have to be removed from the streets. The time where Japan was totally safe is now over, it is still crime-low, but surely not crime-free. As we see in this case even rooms located in a condominium on the 8th floor are not safe against robbery. Elderly people especially have to be careful. When opening the door to unknown people there should be always a door-chain between you and them to make it impossible for them to enter your rooms.

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Posted in: Woman pays for 'Russian astronaut' to return to Earth in marriage scam See in context

I also would like to receive a few million yen but unfortunately I am too stupid to create such tearful stories out of my fantasy and I am also not very talented to find people who are willing to give me money for my fairy tales.

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Posted in: Four bikers dressed as Spider-Man arrested in Saga City See in context

Jonathan PrinOct. 3 12:56 pm JST

They arrested them without mentioning why..

Helmet ok no good, but costume ???

It's not only about the helmet. There are other reasons too I guess - for example the video looks like if that motorcycle has no number plate. Who is the owner of this motorcycle?

Also various parts illegally changed, like muffler. It's also about speeding, disregarding red signals.

What about their driving license? Alcohol? Did they stop when police arrived or did they try to escape...

It takes a while to check it out, therefore arrested for a few days, why not?

I have no objection if police stops these irresponsible riders, who are annoying people during late night.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

JTCOct. 2 09:54 pm JST

What is the underlying cause of these actions in Japan ? Is it really the crappy J. TV shows ? Or perhaps Manga, or Social Media itself, that's encouraging these people to act in the way that they do ?

Yes, true, good question. I think, many young Japanese men are simply said lonely, have no good job, are often sitting alone in their small room, drinking, are too much into all these stupid TV shows, Manga..and are dreaming in a fantasy world. Life is really boring for many of them - and of course they also do not know any female friend.

Some of them are wasting their little money in pachinko, others into crazy activities like bozosoku, some even commit suicide.

Life, especially in small cities and rural areas like in this case, in Hokkaido in a city called Iwamizawa (never heard of that place before) must be really depressing for a man without family. In such places in Japan, unlike in the large cities young men always outnumber young women by a wide margin.

In evening it is getting totally dark outside and you can walk around in the streets with a torch light for hours and you will not see even a single person.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

girl_in_tokyoToday 10:04 am JST

Tell me what is wrong with what I said about this boy

You called him a 'sexual deviant in the making, and hopefully being arrested will teach him a lesson, and keep him on the police's radar ...'

Read back your own comment! (girl_in_tokyoOct. 2 09:49 am JST)

girl_in_tokyoToday 07:42 am JST

https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/200210?page=3

This case about Yamaguchi/Ito - obviously 2 adult persons who have too much money to file lawsuits against each other - is so weird, that even judges of various courts had their problems to decide about what is right and what is wrong.

I would not compare Yamaguchi/Ito with a boy kissing a girl - nor is this a proof that only 4 % of all sex-crimes are reported.

girl_in_tokyoToday 07:53 am JST

A casual search also found this:

https://ampmedia.jp/2021/10/09/sex-crimes/

This is written by a Japanese woman who is not living in Japan but in Finland. I see no reason why Japan should follow laws in Denmark. Laws are not the same everywhere worldwide - in United States laws are even different from State to State. To compare France or USA with Japan and because there are more police reports about sex crimes etc. does not mean that in Japan 96 % of all sex crimes are unreported.

There is also a big difference between reported sex-crimes and convicted rapists. Many trials are not ending in a conviction but in acquittal and not only in Japan.

Again, what has this all to do with a boy kissing a girl. If you claim Japan is not safe for women, you have never been out of Japan - believe me or not, many countries worldwide are much more dangerous for women than Japan.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

girl_in_tokyoOct. 2 09:51 am JST

What it seems to say is that Japan is safe for men. I don't know if you're aware, but the news doesn't publish every single case of sexual assault that happens. And in fact, only 4% are even reported.

I really wonder how you calculate these 4 %. Underreported likely, but how to calculate 4%? Who created this estimate of 4%?

BTW, there are many crimes which are underreported, like theft, burglary, pickpocketing...

Japan is not only safe for men, but for women and children too. Japan of course is not crime-free (such a country does not exist), but compared to many (or even most) countries worldwide Japan remains remarkably crime-low.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

YohanToday 08:16 pm JST

What he did was wrong, but to call him a 'sexual deviant' without knowing anything about him and why he did this is wrong too.

It could be a stupid prank or dare even instigated by his friends or it could be that this young man is a typical Japanese loner with no friends and lives in a fantasy world with computer games and mangas.

girl_in_tokyoOct. 2 09:28 pm JST

I wonder if you realize none of that would make even the slightest bit of difference to the girl.

It makes however clearly a big difference to the boy and how police will consider this case.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

girl_in_tokyoToday 09:49 am JST

Normal boys don't forcibly kiss young girls. He's a sexual deviant in the making, and hopefully being arrested will teach him a lesson, and keep him on the police's radar

What he did was wrong, but to call him a 'sexual deviant' without knowing anything about him and why he did this is wrong too.

It could be a stupid prank or dare even instigated by his friends or it could be that this young man is a typical Japanese loner with no friends and lives in a fantasy world with computer games and mangas.

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