Brian Wheway comments

Posted in: Woman arrested after not paying taxi fare from Yokohama to Tottori See in context

Oh boy this has made me laugh this morning Ive just looked up how far it is and its about 660 kilometres and about 8.5 hour drive. I do feel sorry for the taxi driver as hes had to spend his time and money getting this woman to where she wanted to go, and then not being paid? thats so wrong.

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

After a few cans of this beer at 6% the writing is going to be a bit blured any way! I think the brewery should send out some free sample cans, does any one agree? ( medicle research of course )

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Posted in: Parents of bullied teenage girl who committed suicide commission portrait to 'attend' Coming-of-Age Day ceremony See in context

If you or someone you know is in Japan and having suicidal thoughts, there are people here to help. Click here for more info.

Its nice to see this line on the article, but I think that J news could add this to the suicide.org to the main web page after health covid and then suicide.org.

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Posted in: Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by COVID winter See in context

"We are in the middle of an increasing trend of cases, and I don't think it's a good time to change the testing policy," Oshitani said.

eer, no! you need loads and loads of more testing, the idea is the more people you test, as soon as that test comes back negative or positive, the positive ones will be sent home to self isolate for 10-14 days and this way they stop spreading this blasted virus around.

The government cannot mandate private hospitals to take in virus patients and many say they are unable to, according to a health ministry survey.

ok so they cant force private hospitals to take on C19 cases, but what about the normal operations? like hernias, apendix, broken bones, and other operations? ive know of 3 cases here in the UK where patiants have gone into hospital for emergency procedures and they have caught covid whilst it the hospital, then they have been sent home and transmited it to the relatives !!!

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Posted in: Parents of bullied teenage girl who committed suicide commission portrait to 'attend' Coming-of-Age Day ceremony See in context

Oh cricky, reading this article mad me feel very sad, her parents must have been determined and brave to display this painting, and I give them full support for doing so. I also feel that displaying her painting is almost saying to her bullies "remember me?" I am sure that they would be feeling uncomfortable with her looking at them saying "I am watching you" Its a shame that she is not there in person, it must be heart breaking for her parents, I hope they get some sort of closure now. I also wonder if any of her friends are thinking, I wish that I should have done more to help her?

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Posted in: No. of virus patients recuperating at home tops 30,000 See in context

HBJ, here in the UK I've know of 3 cases where people have go into hospital for non covid reasons, they have contracted covid whilst they have been in hospital and been sent home knowing that they have it, and pass it onto there families who have now contracted it. This virus is a game changer, it virulent, it has the ability to have long lasting effects on our bodies, one of my customer who had this last year is still suffering form excruciating kidney pains today, when will people and the government in Japan sit up and realise what happening? and take it seriously.

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

@ 30,000 yen for this encounter and ? yen from this and other possible encounters, I hope she has declared her tax returns to the tax office, if not she should be charged with tax evasion.

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Posted in: 6 high school students arrested for beating up 15-year-old boy See in context

6 onto 1 thats hard guys! since they injured him, they can have the medical bill for all of his treatment and recovery. the probably wont be able to pay such a huge bill, the answer to this is they can break rocks in a large quarry, or go and sweep the local roads, clean up river banks, pick up litter on the road sides, or pick up litter on mt Fuji, waring bright pink jump suits.

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Posted in: Man confuses plastic food samples for the real thing; gets arrested for trying to steal cash See in context

Oh boy this is quite sad really, there is so much waste in the world its unreal, one of my sons friends us to run a well known coffee shop chain here in the UK, the doors were closed at the end of the day and they were throwing all of the sandwiches, cakes, muffins into the dumpster bin, my son said can he take some home for his lunch the next day, no, was the reply as it would be steeling! it has to be thrown away company regulations! there was absolutely nothing wrong with them, they don't even allow the local homeless shelter to take them just in case any one get ill, as the co could be sued!!

Another great idea thats been rolled out near me, is when you go into a coffee/sandwich shop is that you can donate a coffee or something to eat to a homeless person, when some one who is in desperate need to eat or drink there is a credit tab with donations on it.

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Posted in: Man goes on trial for killing police officer, security guard in Toyama See in context

It sounds like Shimazu has got a bit of an anger management problem.

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Posted in: New York pleads for more COVID-19 vaccine as daily U.S. death toll hits record See in context

who could have predicted this just a year ago? if some one told you just one year ago, that millions would die world wide, hospitals would be bursting at the seams, air flights would be virtually grounded, business would fail and go bankrupt, etc etc, what a game changer, you would have called the cops and you would be carried off in a straitjacket.

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Posted in: Man with axe smashes New Zealand Parliament doors See in context

"I was drunk and I don't remember"! top tip mate!

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Posted in: Domestic violence cases in Japan hit record high in FY2020 See in context

Is there any data on how many divorces proceeding are underway? how many more people have go married? since the start of this virus last year, is there more or less than normal?

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Posted in: Here’s why Japanese supermarkets play 'cheap' background music all day, according to Twitter See in context

I can understand playing French music in the French wine isle and possibly German music near the German wine etc, and faster music in the store so people buy more etc, but what sort of music do they play in other stores? like in an adult material shop?, or a DIY shop? or a car sales show room?

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Posted in: Man arrested after injuring, robbing woman in her 90s See in context

IF, he's addicted to pachinko, I wonder if he's done this before?

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Posted in: Man steals taxi; switches to another cab, then flees without paying fare See in context

I am surprised that the taxis don't have on board CCTV cameras just in case you get a situation just like this.

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Posted in: Sumo wrestler quits, saying his coronavirus fears were ignored See in context

It has gone ahead in front of a reduced crowd despite at least six wrestlers -- including record-breaking champion Hakuho -- testing positive for the coronavirus last week.

This is shear utter madness! what a bunch of irresponsible idiots, really these event organisers should be held responsible for any spreading of this disease, as they are totally complicit. they have to look at possibly long term health problems, and be even accountable for someones death.

"I had no choice but to compete or quit," Kotokantetsu said in a tweet announcing his resignation.

Well hes a brave person to say this, I have more respect for him than I have for the sumo organisation.

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Posted in: Gov't to expand state of emergency to cover Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo See in context

The words that spring to my mind in reference to the Japanese government handling of the C19 virus is "poorly handled, fudged, lacklustre and appalling. people are still going to get infected and carry on dying, if they dont act quickly, and sharply

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Posted in: North Korea's Kim takes over party's highest title from late father See in context

"All the delegates expressed full support with stormy applause in great excitement," it said.

well they would do, as they dont want to be shot the next morning.

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Posted in: Pelosi says House will impeach Trump unless Pence, cabinet force him out See in context

Out of all of the past presidents, there has never been such a controversial president as Mr DT, the country is in turmoil, the country is a joke on the world stage, its lost its credibility world wide. it highly divided, Mr J Biden has got a mammoth job a head of him.

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Posted in: Johnson under fire as UK again faces onslaught of COVID-19 See in context

The problem with the British public is that we try and find loop holes in the so called laws that are there to protect us, ( including Mr D Cummings) then people convince them selfs that they are exempt, how blinking stupid can we get? there are raves and large social gatherings, and this is the result we get, hospitals that are over flowing, A&E is beyond capacity, ambulances are parked up full of seriously ill people, they cant get patients onto the wards as they are full, this is with out road accidents and normal hospital administrations ie appendicitis's etc, once this has died down and things start to get back to normal, I can see a lot of doctors and nurses going off sick through mental health problems. The latest from the UK government is calling for ex nurses, retired nurses, doctors to go back to help out with the C19 injections.

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Posted in: Japanese pray for end to pandemic in annual ice bath ritual at Tokyo shrine See in context

My pond is only 8 degrees C and thats dam cold, I put my had in the other day to fish out some dead leafs and twigs from next doors trees, and my hand felt as if it was on fire it was that cold, so to sit in this water thats colder! at chest hight I am surprised they didn't get hypothermia or frost bite on there "mans bits"

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Posted in: Message from 'Trump' See in context

I have a large diesel water pump if Mr Biden want to borrow it to drain the swamp.

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Posted in: Izakaya stagger under blow of 2nd coronavirus state of emergency See in context

One of my friends here in the UK has a ladies hair dressing salon, as she says that the land lord still wants his £xxx amount of rent each month wether if she's open or closed, and its crippling her, its a shame that there is so many greedy people, or lack of compassion in these difficult times, I would guess that cafe, restaurant, shop and a hole host of shop owners in Japan face the same dilemma.

I predicted early last year when we had the first total lock down where office workers were asked to work from home, that if the idea caught on that employers might not return to the big office in town, one of the main reasons was he could save on office space rent, heating, lighting, water fountain, and this is happening as big companies can now see that that office staff can work from home, so there is no need for a large office! staff are happy as they dont have to commute every day sitting in traffic, thus saving fuel, ware and tare on a car, no office back stabbing, extra time at home. some of the companies have down sized offices by 50-70%

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Posted in: South Korean court orders Japan to compensate 12 former sex slaves See in context

@sitizen smith....there has been enough "were sorry's"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese cheerleaders lift spirits amid pandemic See in context

There are to many key board worriers on here this morning down thumbing, what's wrong with 4 ladies bringing a smile to commuters faces in this depressing miserable time? keep at it ladies, keep going!

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting girlfriend’s 10-month-old daughter See in context

Their are a few things that are not liked or tolerated in prison, 1 is a wife and child beaters, 2 Paedophiles, they normally have to be segregated for their own protection. A 10 month baby crying? WTF?! thats what they do, they also poop and wee they need food, attention and love, not a slap around the head!

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Posted in: Sumo grand champion Hakuho tests positive for coronavirus: JSA See in context

The only way sumo wrestling can carry on, is that every person involved with the wrestlers, the wrestlers and staff should be tested every two days, and any person who has this virus, the whole of the people around him should self isolate for 10-14 days, as for the main arena no spectators, only televised bought's

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Posted in: Ghosn asks why Japanese don't come and question him in Lebanon See in context

"Ghosn asks why Japanese don't come and question him in Lebanon"

talk about laying the gauntlet down, we all know that the Japanese prosecutors wont rise to the challenge, it beats my why they dont, last week, Kyodo News in an exclusive interview this week that Lebanese authorities have not received any formal documents from Japan concerning Ghosn's extradition, well they could take it with them when they visit and interrogate Mr Ghosn. If the Japanese prosecutors have got a rock solid case, go and interview Mr Ghosn, if not give up and give it a rest.

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Posted in: Japan begins year's 1st day of work as coronavirus continues to spread See in context

It looks like social distancing has gone out of the window in this picture. When will people learn? All of the money that has been thrown into the large box at the front of the temple will/could have traces of C19 on it, then the Monks collect it and count the daily offerings, then they get infected, then they pass the infection on.

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