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Posted in: 19-year-old drunk driver arrested after passenger dies in crash See in context

Not taking sides at all but perhaps if rear seat passengers in Japan wore seat belts they would not get thrown out of cars.

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Posted in: COVID, Philip's no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan See in context

Only 1 year to go and he would get a telegram from the Queen.

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Posted in: China cautions Japan ahead of U.S.-Japan summit See in context

"Minister Wang Yi, left, and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi bump elbows as they meet in Tokyo"

This so called new handshake is stupid. It may stop the hands from making contact but elbow to elbow "bumping" puts your faces closer together than a normal handshake putting you in the line of the other persons breath.

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Posted in: Railway company employee arrested for voyeurism at train station See in context

@wayan Ubud..... "uppies seem to be popular over here, I wonder why?"

The fact that you have a nickname for them would concern me more.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Imperial Hotel to be rebuilt See in context

I hope that rebuild includes bringing the 1960's foundations up to the current earthquake regulations.

I have seen a lot of buildings in Japan get a "Rebuild" but in fact is just stripping it down to a skeleton and wrapping it up again in modern materials but in fact the building is still on the very old earthquake standards.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man shot dead by police officer in Toyama See in context

For those saying "Hit him in the leg first" Shooting a hand gun is a lot different than a rifle and that hitting a smaller target (like a leg) is actually not that easy. So as other people have mentioned you go for the largest part which is the torso.

Keep in mind if he was not heading in the direction of a cop with a knife in his hand he would still be alive.

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Posted in: M6.9 quake hits northeastern Japan See in context

Ok, so 10 years ago in Feb there was a major Earthquake in New Zealand and then 2 weeks later was the big one in Japan. Experts say they were not related.

2 weeks ago there was another 7.3 Earthquake in New Zealand (or off the cost of it) and now the same thing here.

But of course they are not connected in any way.

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Posted in: 70-year-old nurse assaulted, robbed after finishing night shift in Kawasaki See in context

A man who hits a woman is not a man

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Posted in: Woman who fell to death from 9th floor was thrown by husband, police allege See in context

Is it always necessary for media to publish the names of people before they have been found guilty?

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Posted in: New Zealand's largest city Auckland starts 7-day lockdown See in context

Happily I left NZ when the current GOVT went into power. Everybody outside of NZ thinks this woman is great..She is NOT! She has single handedly destroyed NZ's economy and giving hand outs to people the country can not afford. THEN she goes and starts the refuge quota again before housing New Zealands poor.

She has handled Covid badly and thats what you get when you are wearing the "Mother Cap" instead of the "Prime Ministers Cap"

She needs to go!

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Posted in: Hyogo gov't worker leaves water running for a month; forced to pay half ¥6 mil bill See in context

Why would there not be insurance cover for this?

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Posted in: 2 men hit and killed by car in Kumamoto Pref; driver arrested See in context

I'm wondering if they weren't at the crosswalk but near, and this happened at night, what kind of clothing were they wearing. It makes alot of differences if you don't see them until its too late. Many people at night do not wear proper clothing for drivers to see them until the last minute or its too late

You,re right, I often see people walking home at night wearing their black suits on the side of roads that don't have sidewalks.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. broadly agree on Tokyo's costs to host U.S. troops See in context

vanityofvanitiesToday  07:26 am JST

Japan should stop using the word "omoi yari yosan" for the cost sharing budget. The word is insulting to U.S. Forces in Japan.

They could always leave if they are insulted

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Posted in: TV news anchors wearing masks on camera ignites discussion See in context

Why not wear the clear plastic face shields that some people are wearing? That way can still see the faces and for some able to lip read

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Posted in: Man arrested for buying cup meant for ¥100 coffee but pouring ¥200 latte into it See in context

Give me the address of the shop & I'll post them some cash for this hideous crime. I'll cover the losses and give him 12 months supply.

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Posted in: Sapporo decides to sell new beer with English mistake on label See in context

Unopened these can with the mistake on them will be collector items in the future

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 884 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,830 See in context

Difficult to do in Japan but complete lockdown for 6 weeks like NZ did.

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Posted in: Pandemic inflames violence against women See in context

A man who hits a woman is not a man.

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Posted in: University student arrested over sexual assault of elementary school girl See in context

What does “sexual assault” include? What did he do to the girl?

Why are the details of what he did important to you?

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Posted in: JAL test-flies drone to carry relief goods in mountainous area See in context

Plus, what's wrong with using a manned helicopter to these places? Some can carry quite a load in and carry injured residents out. Something drones can't handle, yet.

A manned helicopter is a $1,000,000 investment so very limited on how many are available in times of disaster whereas drones are less expensive therefore allowing rescue services to have multiple units being able to get urgent supplies to multiple areas within minutes of disaster strike. Great idea on how to use technology in a life saving way.

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Posted in: Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi, 40, found dead at home in apparent suicide See in context

There are some news articles that the public should not be allowed to comment on either good or bad and this is one of them. JT please remember her family and friends will read the comments.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy dies after choking on large grape at Tokyo kindergarten See in context

Very sad to lose a young life this way but is it really the Kindergartens fault or just a sad unfortunate tragedy.

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Posted in: Law revision eyed to keep sex crime victims' names from offenders See in context

The victim should also not have their names plastered in the media either. Also in saying that the accused should not have their names published until they have been found guilty. Plenty of cases where an accused has had his/her name published and it turns out they are innocent but due to the publicity their lives are ruined.

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Posted in: Man shot by police after threatening them with knife See in context

Why didn't they have a social worker with them?


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Posted in: New Zealand marks 100 days without domestic transmission of coronavirus See in context

The NZ Prime Minister is being looked upon as some kind of hero which yes she may have squashed the virus, but she has also squashed the economy as well. She could have done the same thing but kept industry alive. The unemployment figures are about to explode and she did well in hiding that until after the election.

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Posted in: Japan to ban unauthorized drone flights over 15 U.S. military sites See in context

A better choice is to remove the US military bases from Japan completely, especially Okinawa

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Posted in: Koike takes tougher stance than Abe on coronavirus See in context


"corona virus is in Japan since late January, sir

and in mid April Tokyo is getting less than 200 cases a day, lockdown is useless

I wonder when this hysteria will pass on, this is not NYC..."

No, its not NYC.....Not YET.

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Posted in: Koike takes tougher stance than Abe on coronavirus See in context

I don't like either of them but you don't need to like someone to take sides. SHE is right, either shut the whole country down now for a short time or have it shut down for us with sick people for what could go on for months. Look at other countries that have done it, Singapore, just as densely populated as Japan and they went into lockdown mode, New Zealand, same size land mass as Japan and went into total lockdown for 4 weeks and by week 3 daily number growing has all but stopped. It is possible to have a complete financial freeze, no one pays rent, electricity , loans, nothing. The GOVT can give a weekly benefit to everyone for food only. The GOVt has access to unlimited loans, yes it needs to be paid back but once the economy is up and running again increase consumption tax for X number of years. A better option then losing a third of the population to an early death which would make it impossible for Japans economy to recover.

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Posted in: Osaka, Fukuoka to request business suspensions See in context

Whats the point in only 7 prefectures in a state of emergency? Either shut them all down or none. Take a look at New Zealand and Singapore. Complete shut down now for a short time is far better than complete shut down when its too late and could last for months. Give the Police the power to prosecute any public places that remain open along with any non essential workers found disobeying the rules.

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