Harry_Gatto comments

Posted in: 44-year-old man arrested for confining high school girl at his home See in context

There must be more to this than is being told here but, whatever the circumstances, the girl is not entirely blameless.

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Posted in: Sharp admits sales padded at subsidiary amid pressure to hit targets See in context

Septim DynastyToday  04:58 pm JST

Pretty much all big Japanese companies in Japan Inc have exaggerated their profits by 100% and more. Today, they are still doing it.

Examples with credible evidence please.

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Posted in: Kobayashi apologizes for saying referee threatened to kill him See in context

LDTMToday  08:27 am JST

Is it just the camera angle or is his head absurdly large? :P

JimToday  08:53 am JST

His head is actually large... many Japanese men / boys have really large heads which is not proportional to their body.

Insulting racist comments allowed to stay up? I suppose it depends on who is posting, moderation can be very selective here.

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Posted in: Cleared for takeoff? World eyes 'health passports' See in context

ArtistAtLargeToday  10:58 am JST

When I was a child, you were required to have vaccination documents before you could travel internationally. This is the same thing.

Yes, I remember that when I was working in the Middle East in the 70s and 80s.. I can't remember its official name but it was a little yellow book detailing all your vaccinations, injections etc. against stuff like Yellow Fever and, you couldn't leave (UK in my case) or enter many countries without it.

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Posted in: Nissan recalling 854,000 Sentra cars in U.S., Canada to fix brake light problem See in context

Desert TortoiseMar. 11  12:27 am JST

Sigh. Humor my friend. Nissan Sentra, Sentral brake light. Zoom, right over your head. Nissan used to build them in Mexico for Sentral America. Nissan jokes. Get it?

Harry_GattoMar. 10  09:26 am JST

Unless of course you're making an extremely lame attempt at word play on the model name.

Zoom, right over your head.

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Posted in: Nissan recalling 854,000 Sentra cars in U.S., Canada to fix brake light problem See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  07:38 am JST

Is the problem with the high Sentral mounted brake light?

No, read the article, third paragraph. Unless of course you're making an extremely lame attempt at word play on the model name.

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Posted in: 32-year-old man fatally stabbed near train station in Shizuoka Pref See in context

Ricky SanchezToday  04:54 pm JST

Why does everyone in Japan that is stabbed die? Let me answer! People are to afraid to step in and help. They just prob stood there in shock and let the man bleed out. 

I don't think that the area around Mishima station gets very crowded at that time of day.

According to police, a call came into 119 at around 5:10 a.m.

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Posted in: Japan may approve 2nd COVID-19 vaccine in May: health minister See in context

Have just read that "More than 20 million people in the UK have had a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. This includes nine of out 10 people aged 65 and over, ......"

That's about one third of the population; just remind me about how we are doing here in Japan in this regard?

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Posted in: Chinese cyber-espionage unit on U.S. hacking spree: report See in context

ZvonkoJonathanToday  02:24 pm JST

I think that all this is US propaganda since most of the government sponsored hacking is done by USA and Israel followed by UK.

Show us your evidence please.

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Posted in: New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety See in context

“People in the world are now paying attention to gender issues, diversity issues on the organizing committee," she said.

You think so?

“People need to start to build confidence in the safety of the games,” Hashimoto said.

They won't.

 Otherwise, some people may come as spectators and cause harm.”

Reading between the lines, IMO, there is a nasty undertone in this statement.

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Posted in: Yakuza air complaints about COVID-19’s effect on money gains and operations See in context

Perhaps they should start a GoFundMe page?

Or get proper jobs

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Posted in: Suga apologizes after spokeswoman resigns over expensive dinners scandal See in context

This sort of thing has been going on in business in practically every country since time immemorial.

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Posted in: 43-year-old female company exec arrested over indecent behavior with 17-year-old boy See in context

Some people here, myself included, need to think back carefully to how they were at 17.

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Posted in: French ref admits blunders during Wales v England See in context

englisc aspyrgendToday  08:19 am JST

Makes one question his suitability for international games.

No question about it in my mind; he is totally unsuitable and should never be allowed to officiate again.

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Posted in: Mystery man donates bags of cash to local schools in Nara See in context

I've just hung a "School" sign on my front gate just in case he decides to take a trip down my way.

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Posted in: Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture is an enjoyable day trip from Tokyo See in context

*As Kanagawa Prefecture is now under the state of emergency control for CORVID-19, please visit the Miura Peninsula when the emergency control is over.

*As Kanagawa Prefecture is now under the state of emergency control for CORVID-19, please visit the Miura Peninsula when the emergency control is over.

*As Kanagawa Prefecture is now under the state of emergency control for CORVID-19, please visit the Miura Peninsula when the emergency control is over.

Worth repeating.

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

Wick's pencilToday  09:51 am JST

"This election was rigged," Trump said.

I agree with Trump.

So, are you going to provide the evidence that he said would but failed to do so?

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

Ma-HuToday  09:37 am JST

Why on earth is he being given any airtime by the news stations? I turned on the telly this morning and there he was, that irritating droning voice - not just clips mind yo, they were showing the whole stupid speech. He is irrelevant. He is not news, he is nothing. Stop pandering to him.

Yes, me too. Just when I thought we were finally getting a break from that childish whining he was all over the 7 am BBC News.

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

Not enough information for me to make an opinion.

So I won't.

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Posted in: Japan's android pets ease virus isolation See in context

TrevorPeaceToday  09:28 am JST

"Japan's android pets ease virus isolation"?

Only to the mindless, the insecure, and the fearful.

The Corona virus has caused many people around the world to feel insecure and fearful and not without good reason.

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Posted in: How much money do you need for a studio apartment in downtown Tokyo? See in context

gokai_wo_manekuToday  09:42 am JST

What is the size of the rooms they are talking about here?

The final paragraph will tell you -

As for floor space, Suumo’s survey covered apartments with between 10 and 40 square meters, ..........

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Posted in: 3 children found dead in Kyushu; father attempts suicide See in context

wtfjapan?Today  08:43 am JST

Fostering in Japan doesnt exist, so those children will have to go to institutions for such children.

Fostering does exist in Japan but it's not easy. See -



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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

snowymountainhellToday  08:00 am JST

“...Not artificially altered” - How? a DNA test?

“...provide a certificate” - By whom? A geneticist? Their ‘hair stylist’.

What kind of ‘certificate’ and “Who’s hanko?” will do? - A doctor and a nurse cross-checking body hair?

What’s the cost for all this and, who pays?

Article says:

Of 177 high schools run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, 79 ask for these certificates signed by parents .........

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Posted in: Nikkei plunges over 1,200 points to below 29,000; biggest drop in 4 years See in context

Brian WhewayToday  04:30 pm JST

......................... not so long ago the exchange rate was only 130 yen to the UK pound now its 149.

I remember the good old days of 250 Yen to the UK Pound and I was getting paid in Sterling at the time.

How about this:


All-time records: Max: 1014.000 on 01/01/1963 - Min: 116.853 on 19/09/2011.

Last 5 years: Max: 195.843 on 18/06/2015 - Min: 124.78 on 26/09/2016.

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Posted in: Man killed after leaping from platform into oncoming train in Kobe See in context

ZorotoToday  04:39 pm JST

I am a bit confused by why this is news. This happens multiple times a day all over Japan.

Really? Where can I read about this happening multiple times per day?

BurakuminDesToday  04:25 pm JST

I feel for the train driver and commuters waiting on the platform - and for the family of this man.

We all do.

They may well end up being held financially responsible by commuters angry at missing meetings and losing work. It happen in Japan.

Any documented cases of this?

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Posted in: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November See in context

cracaphatToday  11:30 am JST

It'll be his chance to assert than he was the one bigger than Jesus not John Lennon.

Lennon did not say that he was bigger than Jesus, he said "........We're more popular than Jesus.........."

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Posted in: New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices See in context

ToraToday  07:36 pm JST

WTH are you taking about, JT?

Did you not notice this?

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment See in context

Hashimoto said the organizing committee had set up a gender equality promotion team and reiterated a goal to boost the proportion of women on its board to 40%.

"Even with limited time until the Games, we will work hard so people can look back and say this is a big turning point for Japan," Hashimoto told reporters in reference to the new equality team.

Mori san would never have wasted time and money on this.

The proportion of men and women on any board should be organic, they should be chosen according to their ability and qualifications not gender or anything else. If you are the best person for the job it doesn't matter if you are black, white, pink or purple; male, female, gay, straight or something in between.

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official get 4-year jail over Ghosn escape See in context

Fighto!Today  07:50 am JST

You may not yet be aware, but Lebanon has no extradition treaty with Japan.

The fact that Lebanon has no extradition treaty with Japan was mentioned so many times after Ghosn escaped that it would be impossible for practically everyone not to know.

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Posted in: Tiger Woods seriously injured in California car crash See in context

On another note, this incident will be a hell of a marketing booster for Hyundai, from what I read this SUV Genesis saved the guy's life!

Depending on why the car left the road in the first place; yes it will if the fault lies with the driver but if the car was at fault then........................................

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