Tom Young comments

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

Japan’s record on safety is rapidly being eroded due to the financial pain felt by the less fortunate

Nah, the internet just makes it possible for us to read what's been happening all along. Japan is still the safest country I know of.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing more than 100 slippers, shoes from schools See in context


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Posted in: 18-year-old suspected in 8 arson incidents See in context

A sociopath is born

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Posted in: Father arrested after 10-year-old disabled daughter’s body found in reservoir See in context

Poor girl, poor man, poor family -- I keep saying it, but I wish there was more support & outreach for mentally suffering people in this country before tragedies like this happen. Calling someone a monster afterward is easy -- but working to prevent incidents like this in the future is a tough challenge.

Completely agree.

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Posted in: Over 100 injured, trains halted after M7.3 quake strikes northeastern Japan See in context

"Even if people say we don't need to worry about a tsunami, I won't buy it," said a 50-year-old male worker. "I learned from my bitter experience 10 years ago and that's why I evacuated."

Amen brother.

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Posted in: Woman disciplined after putting up partition between herself and older male coworker See in context

Sounds like typical "male wins" dispute.

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

Sibling rivalry, North korea style

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

It's a beautiful country, with a lot of charm. Don't let tabloid media tell you what to think.

I don't doubt that. Ghosn circus aside, Lebanon has really tried to be neutral over the years. They were the only ME country to form a coalition government.

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Posted in: 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, forcing Senate to evacuate See in context

Growing swell of support by Congress for Trump to be impeached and removed from office immediately.

I worry about pardons yet to come. Your suggestion prevents that from happening.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker drank with 30 people despite virus warnings See in context

"I deeply regret attending the drinking party and apologize to people,"

When will these fake apologies be recognized and addressed for what they are?

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Posted in: Japan to suspend new entry of all nonresident foreign nationals from abroad See in context

I'm bewildered about the very slow rollout of the vaccine in Japan.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for slashing shopping mall customer with sickle See in context

Always be on guard. Nutcases everywhere in japan like this lunatic. And they’re on the loose, no one to keep watch of them or keep them indoors.

This phenomena isn't limited to Japan. Take the USA, where mental health facilities released patients (in the mid-1970's) to community group homes until their funds, too, dried up. Now these patients live on the streets

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Posted in: Japan Post employee arrested for stealing ¥70 mil from post office safe See in context

What a maroon

You said it.

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Posted in: Most in Japan oppose holding Olympics in 2021: polls See in context

I've always opposed the time of the event: Japan's hottest most humid season. I'm thinking mainly of the elderly who will die by the hundreds from heat stroke while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to make coronavirus vaccines free to residents See in context

Such negativity escapes me. Japan is about to do the right thing and some of you can only criticize. Are things going so well in your native countries?

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Posted in: 3 members of family die in apparent suicide in Hyogo See in context


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Posted in: Russia deploys missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan See in context

Good luck to Japan in recovering the Kurils but it ain't gonna happen.

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Posted in: Gov't considering ¥20 tril extra budget to spur virus-hit economy See in context

Where does all this money come from?

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Posted in: 85-year-old man arrested over death of 80-year-old wife See in context


Waddo had it right.

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Posted in: 22-year-old man arrested for killing brother with hammer See in context

Can't Touch This

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Posted in: Suga signals readiness for new stimulus package See in context

Help the unemployed

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Posted in: Japan to reopen borders for all foreign visitors with permits to stay in country See in context

I would love to hear from those who successfully met the restrictions for those holding a zairyu card. The whole enchilada of getting a permission letter from their local Japanese embassy to securing a negative result on a PCR test within 72 hours of landing at the airport.

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Posted in: Japan to reopen borders for all foreign visitors with permits to stay in country See in context

Those travelers must be accepted by entities or organizations capable of ensuring they have tested negative for the virus before entering Japan.

I don't understand this sentence. What entities or organizations? I hold a spouse visa. Does that mean I can enter or not?

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Posted in: Man found dead in car on rail crossing suspected of killing woman See in context

Police believe Umeda killed the woman and then himself.

The order sounds right.

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Posted in: Japan to ease entry ban to allow long-term stays from Oct 1, but not tourists See in context

Reckless ...

"If anyone has experience getting the PCR test in the States 72 hours before returning to Japan please post your experience. I have been unable to find such a provider in Florida yet."

I live on an outer island in Hawaii and the odds of me meeting the re-entry requirements are insurmountable. Mine is a spouse visa.

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Posted in: Mystery odor haunts Kanagawa Prefecture, worries seismologist See in context

SO2 smells but not like gas.

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Posted in: Health experts say ALS woman's death in Kyoto not euthanasia See in context

I tend to agree with euthanasia but funds should only be charged for actual expense, not profit.

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Posted in: As virus aid talks stalemate, Trump scorns help for cities See in context

I can understand when citizens support the GOP but I really don't get how anyone supports this bozo and his inner circle.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he is helping everyone who stood by him See in context

The reason is because he knows that the average person doesn't know this, and by obfuscating and sewing seeds of doubt and confusion, he might be able to deceive some low IQ supporters.

For a minute there, I thought you were talking about someone else ... .

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