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Posted in: Waseda University student arrested for sex trafficking of minor to acquaintance See in context

Good point @girl_in_tokyo. 12:12pm Here’s your opportunity to specifically say “Japanese Men” in this case.

“Particularly in Japan, which has an extremely patriarchal culture and archaic rape laws, men who rape women are almost never prosecuted. Women don’t even feel comfortable reporting rape. Prosecutors are loath to take rape cases to trial because the aforementioned archaic rape laws make rape so hard to prosecute. And the court system is full of old men who see women as at fault for their own rapes, so victims have little hope that justice will be served.”

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Posted in: Okinawan women's civic group chronicles sex crimes by U.S. military See in context

Agreed. We should look forward to and respect another’s right to their own valid opinion. Just remember to back up your stats with the sources and/or links. Credibility is all we have to be taken seriously by men.

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Posted in: When a woman comes forward about being sexually assaulted or harassed by a now-famous man a long time ago, how do you know whether to believe her or not? How should the media report such cases? See in context

Also, please go back ‘a little further @kyushibill: On a grander scale, just a hundred years ago, William Randolph Hearst was Pulitzer’s rival and was formulating his form of ‘creative publishing’. Like many current websites and social media, present company included, it was ‘sensationalistic’ but never really ‘journalism’. - Because of his immense power and wealth, *Women, and men, were afraid to speak out against him, as well*

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Posted in: When a woman comes forward about being sexually assaulted or harassed by a now-famous man a long time ago, how do you know whether to believe her or not? How should the media report such cases? See in context

As stated @Strangerland. “Seems reasonable’ (against bigotry) - No need to contradict you. -Agreed.

By your own words, you agree, Not everyone here is “first-language level adult comprehension” ?

In that respect, by using examples of ‘egregious statements’, the chances are greater it will be ‘misunderstood’ as such a possible slight.  

The point: Why run the chance to ‘fuel a fire’ that wasn’t burning. Specifically, why possibly derail the focus of your point: indictments of “society, laws, due process, freedom of press, freedom of speech, etc”.? -  Looking forward to your continued intelligent comments across all threads.

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Posted in: When a woman comes forward about being sexually assaulted or harassed by a now-famous man a long time ago, how do you know whether to believe her or not? How should the media report such cases? See in context

Sorry, but @kyushubill 10:25a, do you have these 2 intentionally reversed?? (Maybe it was unintentional.)

10:25am -”Reporting (???) is presenting known facts such as who, what, when, where, why, and how.”

and,

Prosecuting (???) is painting an accused as guilty before all known facts have been determined.“

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Posted in: Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake See in context

Your *numbers as absolutely Unfounded! @girl**_”Report rate is only 4%...” ???*

When you ‘spout off’ completely inaccurate information YOU further damage the credibility of reporters of sexual assault! Both women and men. -Your comments here are reactionary and reprehensible. Please retract and clarify with appropriate links in the future.

Sorry, everyone. Here are actual and Credible numbers from RAINN:

”The Majority of Sexual Assaults Are Not Reported to the Police

Only 230 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to police. That means about 3 out of 4 go unreported.1

Individuals of college-age2

Female Students: 20% report

Female Non-Students: 32% report

The elderly: 28% report3

Members of the military: 43% of female victims and 10% of male victims reported”.

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Posted in: Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake See in context

When we read Your comments yesterday @Strangerland, we thought “Seems reasonable”:

Let's not become bigots in our attempts to make a better society.” and “Let’s not denigrate our entire society in attempts to make a better one.”-

We also understood when you defended ‘Your words’ from @girl_’s continuous and “disingenuous twisting of what I said into something that met your agenda” -

So, in that case, there’s no need to ‘backpedal’ and ‘give you the benefit of the doubt that you were just confused”.

However, You created the unintentional ‘misunderstanding’ for @kaimycahl 11:15pm. There is no room for understanding any ‘poor choices’ of example of ‘egregious statements’. Perhaps You should reflect on Your “linguistic ability to understand and the intellect to process it.”

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Posted in: Tsunami scars linger a decade later in Tohoku region See in context

Prayers and ‘support for all the survivors’. These would be the most respectful memorials to all the deceased.

As shocked, observers watched ‘live’ coverage by NHK those years ago, we can still never truly imagine the horror and helplessness the humanity there was facing.

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Posted in: When a woman comes forward about being sexually assaulted or harassed by a now-famous man a long time ago, how do you know whether to believe her or not? How should the media report such cases? See in context

Coincidentally, if you are in Japan and have to consult someone about such a situation,

there is “Yorisoi Hotline set up in Mar 2012 as a free 24-hour women’s-only phone consultation service to help with any problems...” reported in the ‘Crime’ section today.

An simple, internet search disclosed, according to their site, it is a “free, privacy-protected consultation service that is also available in foreign languages and for foreign people.

The website lists tele. number **0120-279-338***. *And, there are three different mediums of taking consultation: 1. Free telephone consultation 2. Facebook consultation 3. From now onward through chat.

*Monday 10:00 – 22:00, Tuesday 16:00 – 22:00, Wednesday 10:00 – 16:00, Thursday 10:00 – 22:00, Friday 10:00 – 16:00, Saturday 16:00 – 22:00, Sunday 16:00 – 22:00” *

*Can’t guarantee info is current. It says “make sure to read until the end*”.

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Posted in: When a woman comes forward about being sexually assaulted or harassed by a now-famous man a long time ago, how do you know whether to believe her or not? How should the media report such cases? See in context

Victims can be afforded ‘steps toward justice’ by thorough investigators always taking the claimant’s story at ‘face value’. In contrast, the alleged assailants are afforded their right to ‘due process’.

The media and ‘journalists’ should always make considerable consideration for the privacy and safety the victims. They should also be accountable with a ‘Standard of Professional Ethics’ when ‘reporting’ the allegations.

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Posted in: When a woman comes forward about being sexually assaulted or harassed by a now-famous man a long time ago, how do you know whether to believe her or not? How should the media report such cases? See in context

Victims can be afforded ‘steps toward justice’ by thorough investigators always taking the claimant’s story at ‘face value’. In contrast, the alleged assailants are afforded their right to ‘due process’. The media and ‘journalists’ should make considerable consideration for the privacy and safety the victims. They should also be accountable with a ‘Standard of Professional Ethics’ when ‘reporting’ the allegations.

While we’re all here in ‘*Voices In Japan’: **Good Morning, World!** It’s International Women’s Day. Women are Speaking Out**” in the last 24 hours in the ‘Crime’ section. There are numerous categories on this media site but none *are specifically devoted for “Women Speaking Out”. We’re proposing to the publishers to establish a new section as an open forum to address diverse issues affecting Women in Japan.

By no means, would this new section marginalize women’s issues but could create and foster an ‘open forum’ to openly discuss relevant causes and current, topical issues.

It would be a significant, ethical and substantial public service by JT and GPlusMedia.  This would give parties, like government, politicians, interested readers and other media, an immediate and direct link to valued feedback.

In the interest of progress for All women, if one section can specifically devoted to ‘Tokyo Olympics 2020’, surely, one section can devoted specifically to “Women’s Issues”.  

After all, Today is Monday, March 8, 2021, International Women's Day” 

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Posted in: Okinawan women's civic group chronicles sex crimes by U.S. military See in context

In general, *many* Japanese people *are suffering from many forms of PTSD from a variety of stressors*. Perhaps, the next ‘Ministry’ to be created and named should be to address the country’s ‘ailing’ mental health.

@girl 8:44a Thanks for the relevant response (didn’t notice it til now). -“That comment wasn't aimed at you’ - Sorry, but “Yes”. It was posted on Our portion of this thread @12:10p. There’s no need to make excuses if your direct your responses to specific username intended. Misunderstandings do happen when You’re being arbitrary, surreptitious and/or capricious.; )

Agreed. Free speech and the right to one’s opinion are important to everyone. So, therefore, we should look forward to and respect another’s right to own opinion. Is “I’m right. You’re Wrong. The end.” a ‘valid’ rebuttal?

Finally, if you have point on a topic, make it. We shouldn’t have to guess your possible intentioned answer and/or research for some kind of subtext. Your history is Your history. Maybe, if You read it instead, you’ll see Your patterns. We do notice most threads are halted or closed after You get your words in.

You seem to be searching daily for one poster in each thread, looking for someone or something that may be the slightest way outside of your beliefs or against Your agenda. However, dissecting and distorting another’s comment doesn’t add credibility to your opinion on the topic at hand. It only distracts and derails a thread and reveals ‘just Your agenda’. Our energy could better be spent focusing on the issue.

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Posted in: 76-year-old woman arrested for killing husband with saw See in context

All relevant questions. (However, too much work). *@Roten 10:50 am JST “*RikiWeb editors - You've reported on several old couple crimes lately. What happens after the people are charged with murder? Do you have any follow-up stories? Are there many old people incarcerated for spouse killings? Or for just putting the departed's body in the closet for several months like other of your reports? While these are horrific crimes, you don't seem to report much on trials or outcomes after the people are charged. No Shukan Weekly or other articles on what happens to those charged?

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

Sorry @RickyS but it looks like they did ‘step in’ this time. Someone called about the group and one guy lying on the ground. They didn’t wait on the ambulance, this time. His ‘companions(?) took him to the hospital and he died :50 min later.

However, it is peculiar that this article reads “*investigating *murder’ and not such nonsense as ‘attempted murder’ or, the all-time fall back change: ‘abandoning a body’, etc. Regardless, at this point, not enough details but ‘police are questioning the man’s companions”.

Before you go off haunting anyone, perhaps you would enjoy Tokyo Reporter.

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Posted in: U.N. congress on crime prevention opens in Kyoto See in context

No offense intended @*MuhammadNural 6:55p ”...crimes by the various agencies of a high breed government against citizens should also come under consideration....*

Thank you @dan: “*He means that ‘... elite corrupt politicians also commit crimes (fraud, bribery, etc) should also be 'policed'.”*

Agreed. Much respect.

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Posted in: Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake See in context

The ‘consensus’ appears to be “Only weak people prey on the vulnerable.” - @PTownsend 6:52am -

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Posted in: Restored Chaplin films to be released in cinemas worldwide See in context

Yes @Random. ‘Child stars’ today owe their protected interests to him. His mother and step-father (the family’s ‘financial advisor’) squandered his deceased father’s conservation of Jackie’s hard earned $3-4 million (+$50m in 2021).Their theft and the legal battle left him only $126,000. (Chaplin helped him out with some money as well, later.)

The 1939 enactment of the California Child Actor's Bill, the "Coogan Act", requires that a child actor's employer set aside 15% of the earnings in a trust and specifies the actor's schooling, work hours, and time off.

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Posted in: Restored Chaplin films to be released in cinemas worldwide See in context

Still moved by the end of “The Great Dictator". No Spoilers. Some people don’t like B&W films or slapstick but recommend watching the entire movie. It makes the end more powerful.

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Posted in: Tsunami survivors call lost loved ones on 'phone of the wind' See in context

Heartbreaking. Many Japanese people need urgent assistance and counseling for many forms of PTSD.

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Posted in: Okinawan women's civic group chronicles sex crimes by U.S. military See in context

@girl_in_tokyo 12:10p JST “If you'd like to know my politics, directly ask ...”. Okay, yes, here are my question to Your offer:   So, why the attempts at trying to use ‘nuance and sarcasm’ in a country where it doesn’t translate well and, is almost always, misunderstood? Plus, why comment and debate only on the semantics of individual posters and only here in “Crime’?  At 3:53p, when we could have resolved the perceived ‘misunderstandings’ about possible ‘assumptions, you shut down the posts with “I’m right. You’re wrong. The end.” - That doesn’t appear to be very ‘fair’, something you seem to be striving for: protection of all women, equality and free speech.

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Posted in: Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake See in context

According to the site, “*free, privacy-protected consultation service also available in foreign languages and for foreign people: *0120-279-338. **There are three different mediums of taking consultation: 1. Free telephone consultation 2. Facebook consultation 3. From now onward through chat. *

*Monday 10:00 – 22:00, Tuesday 16:00 – 22:00, Wednesday 10:00 – 16:00, Thursday 10:00 – 22:00, Friday 10:00 – 16:00, Saturday 16:00 – 22:00, Sunday 16:00 – 22:00” *

Can’t guarantee info is current. It says “make sure to read until the end*”.

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Posted in: Next 'Fast & Furious' movie delayed until June See in context

Despite all the posturing and protestation against ‘racism’, ’sexism’, ‘exploitation’, etc., it’s disappointing to read an endorsement for a film that basically promotes all of the aforementioned. The majority of Japanese actors are sidelined. Ethnic females remained speechless or muted but hyper-sexulaized while the ethnic males were portrayed as ‘bullies’ and cast mainly in roles as ‘gangsters’. All the main cast parts were parceled out to a Caucasian lead and Korean American as the ‘mentor’ The only prominent Japanese cast member was Sonny Chiba as the ‘wise grandfather’ trope Kitagawa Keiko as a race ‘groupie’.

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Posted in: U.N. congress on crime prevention opens in Kyoto See in context

Perhaps there is an issue with the translation for @6:55pm? Who or, what is a ‘high breed’ (pedigree?) government? ‘Prevention of crimes...against (?) citizens?

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Posted in: U.N. congress on crime prevention opens in Kyoto See in context

Agree with all the posts until about @5:20p. Hereon, agreement will be scattered because the ‘flag waiving” will begin with comments like: Special...., islands...., 3dr largest economy in the world, ...first of G7 countries to vaccinate,...

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Posted in: #MeWho? Global firms lag on sex harassment, women-friendly policy See in context

@girl. Still waiting here for your support on this issue?

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Posted in: Okinawan women's civic group chronicles sex crimes by U.S. military See in context

Geez @git 12:10p We were just paying respect to the people You referred to: “I have people ‘close to me’ who are active US military.”

Can’t speak for another human being’s thoughts & feelings so, of course not, Didn’t say you support Any ideology.

You said “not once...stereotyping or generalizing” however, Takazato herself is quoted as saying “*Looking at the bases from the sex crimes committed by soldiers *clearly shows me one essence of the military,” There, she’s made is “a generalization” about an “essence” of the military.

Then, yes: IF the military has tried to indoctrinate people ‘close to’ you to believe “sex crimes” and other reprehensible acts are “one essence of the military”, we would support you in recommending to them they immediately ‘conscientiously dissent’ from their sworn duties, go AWOL, resign their commissions, etc

Never said crimes don’t happen within the ranks of the military branches, DOD employees, government contractors, etc on and off base, domestic and abroad. So, which military academy: West Point, Annapolis, Air Force Academy and all the respected branches’ for officers and non-commissioned officers has failed to stop these continuing crimes?

Yes, being ‘tenacious’ is admirable if it’s channeled appropriately ‘at a cause’ and not, at individuals. Still looking forward to your posts there.

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Posted in: 163 jockeys, others in horseracing get virus rescue money improperly See in context

And, of course, the ‘go-to’ answer: “they received without properly understanding the government's purpose.”

Hence, ‘laws(?)’ policies, guidelines, etc are always worded ambiguously, subject to local interpretation and to allow ‘loopholes’ fr the entitled few to skirt ‘equal justice under the law’.

To conclude: "...apologize for causing problems that would shake confidence in the JRA," in a statement.

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Posted in: 163 jockeys, others in horseracing get virus rescue money improperly See in context

Here’s your answer @AlanHarrison 7:25a:

“*a METI official explained, ‘We prioritized distributing the benefits swiftly in accordance with ethical principles." The ministry decided to encourage individuals to return the money received illicitly *- Police appear to have been reviewing cases individually by factors such as the extent of their maliciousness.”

No one said ‘justice’ is fair here. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries would lose revenue from the JRA. Always, better to ‘rob Peter, than to pay Paul.”

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201028/p2a/00m/0na/021000c

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Posted in: Japan's children of the tsunami shaped by tragedy See in context

Can we assume the majority of commenters here are supportive of the need to care for All Japan’s people and less about the huge expenditure for this summer’s ‘Big Event’?

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Posted in: You never know when something might happen with a helicopter. There are times when something goes wrong with the aircraft like an engine stop, or the pilot suddenly becomes unwell. If not carried out in an area where safety can be assured, the chances of a terrible accident cannot be discounted, and we seem to be in a situation where anything goes so long as the U.S. military calls it training. See in context

No opinion. Just pointing that this is the second article referencing the possible issues of withdrawal of the US from Japan. It seems peculiar that there are no comments since this topic for “Voices in Japan’ was made available since 5:19am today. The ‘silence is deafening’ so, it appears most people would agree with the observations in the referenced quote.

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