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Posted in: Australian tourist arrested over graffiti around Kamogawa River in Kyoto See in context

*Generally speaking,** The Australian is the new culturally insensitive, loud, rude, American tourist.*

Do not tar others with the same brush. My wife and I are always on our best behaviour when we are in Japan.

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Posted in: Australian tourist arrested over graffiti around Kamogawa River in Kyoto See in context

I don’t get it. Is graffiti an art in Australia? Or are they in some kind competition of tagging Japan to gain reps back home with the ladies?

It is all about bragging on social media. Graffitis cause city councils and train companies millions to clean up every year in Australia.

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Posted in: Australian tourist arrested over graffiti around Kamogawa River in Kyoto See in context

And lots of Japanese spray paint and write graffiti, too, including in Tokyo.

When I was in Japan, I saw lots of roller doors of those shops in Harajuku were vandalised with graffiti. One of the pedestrian bridge in the area has stickers all over it.

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Posted in: Rakuten launches live video streaming service See in context

i hope the fine folks at rakuten are taking precaution regarding live streaming suicides.

Not only suicides, lewd acts, dangerous stunts, violence etc. So many potential problems.

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Posted in: Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority See in context

Concerned Citizen

No worries, mates. By the way, good opinions. Still I think "coal" cause labor this election.

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Posted in: Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority See in context

Concerned Citizen

LOL. I just love how people can take things out of contest. Australia is different from the USA. Please read my link.

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Posted in: Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority See in context

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-19/how-labor-lost-queensland-and-gifted-the-coalition-a-third-term/11122998

Good links for more information.

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Posted in: Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority See in context

Again the article isn’t mentioning the salient issue, which is immigration restrictions. That’s a big reason Labor suffered such a huge defeat.

LOL. Immigration is an issue but definitely not the one that cause Labor's defeat. It is Queensland's voters in the rural areas which is mining heartlands that undo labor. Labor cannot win a single seat outside Southeast Queensland. Job security is the biggest issue. Then there are Labor's new tax. The subject of immigration does not even get mention a lot during the campaigns.

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Posted in: Australia's ruling coalition wins surprise third term See in context

Tohka.

Well said. QLD undo Labor. No doubt about it.

Clive Palmer spent over 50 millions and at the end only helps Scomo wins. He himself gets nothing.

Luck is on Scomo's side. For Shorten, maybe Karma for kniving two of your formal bosses.

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Posted in: Australia's ruling coalition wins surprise third term See in context

Oh, please. Read the results we have properly. The coalition has so far won 74 seats and needs 76 in order to form a majority government. 5 seats are still in doubt. In the previous two elections held in 2013 and 2016 the coalition were both able to form government in its own right. Therefore, overall the coalition has so far done worse than before. Of course at the end they can still form a minority government or even a majority government. The polls did get it wrong but I do not think the coalition should be celebrating like they have won a landslide.

However, on the other hand labor have lost seats, too. Therefore, both major parties have so far done worse than before.

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Posted in: Australian election vote count reveals close contest See in context

Tbf, Bill Shorten's a dud. Not pm material, never was, never will be.

The polls always shows Scomo is the preferred PM over Bill Shorten. If Peter Dutton were PM then Bill Shorten may have a chance.

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Posted in: Australian election vote count reveals close contest See in context

Polls are often wrong nowadays because conservatives and populists don’t want to risk attacks from social justice warriors and “tolerant” progressives

No idea if this is true. But some expert on TV was saying those polls are relying on data collected using landline calls to voters. The truth is many people now do not use landlne phones or even does not have one. Almost every person has a mobile phone and many are only using it. Therefore the researcher are having huge difficulty in collecting data.

The polls in Australia used to be quite accurate but not so in the recent elections.

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Posted in: Polls open in Australian election; opposition tipped to win See in context

Go One Nation! The only party with sensible policies for ordinary Australians.

LOL!

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Posted in: Polls open in Australian election; opposition tipped to win See in context

Time for a "Democracy sausage"!!

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Posted in: Driver killed in car crash during police pursuit See in context

Well. Believe it or not. Here in Queensland, Australia. Police cannot carry out high speed chase. The reason is best explained by the extracts below from an news article in 2017:

In 2010, then Queensland Coroner Michael Barnes oversaw a landmark inquest into the preventable deaths of 10 people between June 2005 and July 2008 who died following police car chases, including 13-year-old student Caitlin Hanrick outside a Brisbane school.

Mr Barnes’ findings saw police chases effectively banned, except for when the driver has been involved in a murder or is an imminent threat to life.

If the police did not give chase, the driver may still be alive and the two innocent victums would not be injured. Is enforcing the law really important more than human lives?

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Posted in: 'Prince of Green Juice' pleads guilty to tax evasion See in context

Does he call himself the "Prince of Green Juicy" or the public gives him this nickname? I want to know because in my own opinion it is a very lame one.

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Posted in: Sylvester Stallone to show 'Rambo 5' teaser at Cannes See in context

single-handedly take out 500 guys then the leader of the bad guys at the end.

In the last movie he actually has some mercenaries to help him fighting the bad guys, so are in Rambo 3 (rebels to be precise). However, he did kill the leader of the bad guys at the end.

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Posted in: Beer fear: Japan urged to stock up for Rugby World Cup See in context

LOL.

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Posted in: Two men injured in brawl in Tokyo karaoke bar See in context

At least it was specified that they were ‘Asian’ foreigners. The rest of us law abiding non-citizens shouldn’t have to be tarred with the same brush as these blow ins.

So are all "Non-asian" non-citizens in Japan law abiding? You say do not tar someone with the same brush but you do it to those "asian" foreigners. Saying them they are all criminals and inferior to you.

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Posted in: Japan in celebratory mood as Reiwa era begins See in context

Happy Reiwa! Hope the celebration goes well.

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Posted in: Farewell to the Heisei era: Changes, growth and tragedies See in context

Best of luck to all the JT readers in the new era. Enjoy the celebration.

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Posted in: Farewell to the Heisei era: Changes, growth and tragedies See in context

@Yubaru

The most important thing is you are with your family. Many are not as luck as you.

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

Ueno is a big station and at 8:00p.m. there must be more one police officer on duty. 1 person with a box cutter against 3 police officers (persumed all are armed) does not seem to have good odds to win. Also you do not really need a handgun to commit robberies. This person is either really stupid or just want to go to jail for the free meal and roof overhead.

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Posted in: As domestic options wane, Japan turns to U.S. acquisitions See in context

After some breweries in Australia are bought by Japanese company. Asahi and Sapporo beers are brewed in Australia, not imported anymore. I prefer a Japanese beer brand should be made in Japan. One time I was kinda shocked when I found an Asahi I bought was brewed in China. I am not saying it is bad but it sure is interesting.

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Posted in: Man arrested after sawing off bars at congested rail crossing See in context

He has a big saw with him in the car. Is he a tradesman?

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Posted in: U.S. military serviceman, girlfriend found dead in apparent murder suicide See in context

Comparing Japanese crime by Japanese inside of Japan with that of foreigners living there if a folly of monumental proportions.

Just want some facts, mate. There is no need to be so mean. Calling other "a folly of monumental proportion" is not very nice. But I guess the JT readers are kinda like this. On the other hand, learn a new phase. Thanks, mate.

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Posted in: U.S. military serviceman, girlfriend found dead in apparent murder suicide See in context

It's also a matter of the severity of the crimes committed, which often result in serious physical injury and the loss of life. 

So no Japanese living in Okinawa has ever committed crimes which result in serious physical injury and loss of life. I believe Japan has low crime rate but this is really s miracle.

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Posted in: U.S. military serviceman, girlfriend found dead in apparent murder suicide See in context

Yubaru

Every time something bad happens involing US military personal in Okinawa, there is protest about how terrible the US military is. Are they really that bad? Are the Japanese citizens there all law abiding and commits no crimes?

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Posted in: U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends 7 years in Ecuador embassy See in context

The Kremlin said it hoped Assange's rights would not be violated.

This is just like an arsonist telling other people not to burn down houses.

I would have had more respect for Assange had he decide to face accusations in Sweden and USA rather than trying to seek protection from Russia. Russia is no angel and is doing what the US is doing and even worst.

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Posted in: Man stops train from leaving station in Japan; video goes viral online See in context

This reminds me the times when I go inside a lift or elevator on ground floor and find all the button are pressed by someone (usually a kid or teen who just exits the lift). It really piss you off.

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