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AmericanhonorSep. 17, 2014 - 08:03PM JST
Saitama has a large number of blue collar workers livibg thrre as its sort of the countryside although becoming fairly urbanised recently. so lits of construction workers and lower class families with low income and drinking problems, bad gangster types and the like are living there compared to other areas. having said that Saitama is a massive prefecture. therefore More commuters live there and only go to Tokyo to work.
hence why more crime appears to come from saitama residents.
Posted in: 19-year-old youth stabs parents; mother dies
AmericanhonorSep. 17, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
counter sue, contracts like these breach the constitution and basic human rights as well as right to privacy.
Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans
AmericanhonorSep. 07, 2014 - 07:25PM JST
this is because in Kansai yhe average persin boices their opinion strongly, this has led tonpeople being mire up to date with technology snd being able to understand modern times faster than their wuiter more reserved and less educated kanto cousins.
there is absolutely no danger to pacemaker wearers from 3g or 4 g phones whatsoever.
its time kanto railways educated the public and krpt up with the times.
Posted in: Kansai scraps 'power off' mobile phone ban on trains; Kanto won’t budge
AmericanhonorSep. 07, 2014 - 11:20AM JST
you cannot have a law that is gender exclusive, already Japanese lawmakers are accusing the police and the legal authorities of violating the constitution and human rights laws with this ordinance, and it has already been abused.
make it equal or take it away and replace it with something more specific to deviance then it would make sense.
Posted in: Man arrested for taking 'normal' picture of woman on train
AmericanhonorSep. 06, 2014 - 07:21PM JST
japans culture isnt one where people can express their feelings openly, others do not listen or simply brush them off.
the other issue is one where the value of life isnt really considered, many believe suicide solves all.
when youngsters like these hirls commit suicide, its testimony to family and social problems in society here.
Value of life is not taught, just good manners and to grin and bear it.
Posted in: 2 school girls jump to death from Tokyo apartment building
AmericanhonorSep. 06, 2014 - 09:58AM JST
This is solely the airlines fault.
they need to have a decent space dedicated for each passenger and make clear whether seats are reclineable
or not and how cramped leg room might be for talker passengers at the time people book flights.
then they need to make sure people understand.
the airlines are at fault.
Posted in: 'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped
AmericanhonorSep. 03, 2014 - 07:42PM JST
This needs to be carefully assessed, he left Japan quite a while ago, how come the so called victim only recently reported it, in Japan they would have readily arrested a foreigner on this allegation immediately on suspicion.
The article then states they have DNA matching his?
how since he wasnt arrested and they could not have had a blood or decent hair sample of his...
this story is suspect.
maybe it did hsppen, but something does not sound quite right here.
Posted in: Arrest warrant issued for former GM of Grand Hyatt Tokyo over sexual assault
AmericanhonorAug. 28, 2014 - 09:36PM JST
i think the proposal and incentives for companies adopting English internally is to get more of the population more comfortable and proficient at English and thereby more likely to approach tourists or converse with foreigners on the street, hence making japan more tourist friendly/ helpful...
that's the idea behind this scheme.
Posted in: Special English zones proposed as part of Cool Japan tourism initiative
AmericanhonorAug. 25, 2014 - 07:08PM JST
Public safety is of the foremost importance...
Wearing a full bodysheet thst completely covers one including face in public is a safery issue.
The countries laws and civil safety codes take precedence over clothing.
Not to mention but that sort of forced upon religious clothing is somewhat against womens rights.
Posted in: In some countries, there is a ban on adults and children wearing religious clothing and symbols such as burqas, veils, head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crucifixes in public places like schools, recreational facilities and so on. What’s your stance?
AmericanhonorAug. 23, 2014 - 07:23PM JST
Japans Safety standards in construction are at the top end of the world... This is a freak accident of sorts.
Nothing to do with olympic facility construction though and you have to remember jspanese apartment complex buildings are high rise, and complex nothing in London compares.
Posted in: Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workers
AmericanhonorAug. 16, 2014 - 12:25PM JST
Well said sensei258, take note there have been many more cases of filipinas being murdered in Japan than japanese murdered in the phils.
Posted in: 3 Filipinos held for dumping bodies of Japanese man, girlfriend at sea
AmericanhonorAug. 05, 2014 - 07:37PM JST
Part of it was the media, however what msny of you fail to realise is thst anonymous callers in the hundreds called into Riken and constantly left abusive verbal attacks against the research team... And the afforementioned scientist.
The public can be very cruel critics not letting up...
Posted in: Disgraced Japan stem cell scientist dead in apparent suicide
AmericanhonorJul. 03, 2014 - 10:49AM JST
The guy has mental issues and is doing his best obly at being deceitful, he has a history of weird contradictory and abusive behaviour. Best to strike him off the political seat and put him to work in factory so he regains some humility and honest appreciation.
Posted in: Lawmaker bawls at press conference over his use of public funds
AmericanhonorJun. 28, 2014 - 09:36PM JST
They would be hard pressed to enforce a no tattoo ban in a public area,
AmericanhonorJun. 28, 2014 - 07:59PM JST
There were many complaints by zushi locals to enforce restrictions due to the many fights, instances of harassment on the beach by young groups ( chinpira) and also several stabbings and cases of vandalism, and we are not takking about just a few.
Also if you had spent any time down there last summer, there were many private party tent zones setup by supoosed chinpira where they setup tents etc and harassed beachgoers who frayed into their zone.
Therefore the zushi local government and police force has come down fairly hard to prevent the same from occuring this year.
Good on them.
AmericanhonorJun. 13, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
Nishimura's shocking refereeing has embarassed Japan.
Although I support Brasil, the ridiculous penskty ruined that game for croatia and has left many pondering why FIFA continue utilizing sub standards referees in duch a big tournament as the world cup.
Absolutely embarassing to watch Nishimura's incompetence throughout that match.
Posted in: Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 as World Cup kicks off amid protests
AmericanhonorJun. 07, 2014 - 07:22PM JST
The reckless way truck drivers drive in saitama I hope this is investigated well and not just closed as youngsters being to blame. It may well be the youngsters fault but
I really have serious doubts about the mentality or the ability to follow the speed regs of truck drivers as many just tailgate, massively overspeed and often drive too close to the centre line. Even on rainy days which makes it even more dangerous for other drivers.
Posted in: 4 killed in car-truck collision in Saitama
AmericanhonorJun. 07, 2014 - 07:51AM JST
Game consoles, not games per se apart from a few cases software developers in the west are the leaders in games development.
Posted in: 10 things Japan does better than anywhere else
AmericanhonorJun. 03, 2014 - 07:09PM JST
Generalizaruon and misleading title.
Also the claim about the twenty top score getters being women is unsubstantiated .
I support women in the workforce and executive roles, I would be happier if there were better skilled reporters and editors reporting news instead of "creating" or embellishing stories to get the ratings up.
Posted in: Men being outperformed by women in workplace
AmericanhonorMay. 24, 2014 - 07:42PM JST
@serrano laughable. But it would be good to use to keep an eye on russian, north korean and chinese movements near Japans territorial waters and Im sure it would prove effective.
Posted in: Japan launches new satellite to survey disasters
Sep. 18, 2014 - 04:34AM JST
...and I thought Dennis Rodman was a baseball player, not a swimmer.
(smirk) I thought he…
Posted in: South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North
Sep. 18, 2014 - 04:26AM JST
Asahi's top management throughout the years were under the impression that their readers would simply swallow…
Posted in: Asahi tries to restore prestige after admitting errors, retracting stories
Sep. 18, 2014 - 04:22AM JST
On the plus side.
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Barak Obama
plus a whole slew of great…
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Sep. 18, 2014 - 04:17AM JST
Strange choice of course - studying how to be a curator or run a museum.
Posted in: Princess Mako leaves for one year of study in England
Sep. 18, 2014 - 04:12AM JST
Oh.. and Sony again announced another annual net loss... around $2.3 billion.
Posted in: Stocks close down 0.14%