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    AustPaul

    Noble713

    Public roads are not meant for people to drag each other on, regardless of whether they aren't drinking or running red lights. That thinking is a bit naive isn't it? You want to race and drive like an idiot? Go to a racetrack as you mentioned..

    Posted in: Man arrested over about fatal car crash, hit-and-run

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    AustPaul

    From what I have read here and heard from others the system sounds absolutely disgraceful. Iron beard, did your embassy assist you in any way? I'm sure the western media would have been interested in a story like this.

    Before anyone says 'it's the system in Japan..' bare in mind that it does not look good for Japan on the international stage. I think it's high time for Japan to get with the rest of the world on many issues.

    Now I see why there is apparently a '99%' conviction rate! Most likely Duress!

    Posted in: Amnesty Int'l criticizes Japan in 2014/15 human rights report

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    AustPaul

    It's happened a few times here in Australia with some Japanese caught trying to smuggle wildlife out. I'm hoping the Thais will send the rught message to stop any future attempts.

    Posted in: 2 Japanese men arrested at Bangkok airport for wildlife smuggling

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    AustPaul

    I don't see any issues with it, good on them! Protect and serve and keep fit whilst doing it!

    Posted in: Running police keep the peace at Tokyo Marathon

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    AustPaul

    Jake Search warrants are a tool to assist an investigation and there must be reasonable suspicion that something exists on those premises before a magistrate or judge can issue a warrant. Not every warrant results in someone getting locked up at the end of it.

    As far as what set off the gunman, we may never know. The raids were a few months back now of which I don't think he was a part of, but bear in mind that his appeal to the High Court the week before to have his conviction for postal harassment charges overturned had failed.

    Our nation has suffered a bit over the last week and a half and as far as the reputation of the Police and the 'state', I'd say the public is right behind them.

    My two cents worth

    Posted in: Australian police conduct counter-terrorism raids across Sydney

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    @ disillusioned...

    Are you serious? Why were you 'detained' if you reported it? I'm a bit confused about that, you were a witness and should technically be free to leave whenever you wish.....Oops, maybe in Japan you are 'detained' for questioning too...

    Ridiculous..

    It's 2014 Japan...

    Posted in: Police launch 'chikan eradication' campaign at Ikebukuro Station

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    AustPaul

    With theOlympics a few years down the track the central govt should nip this sort of thing in the bud now. Not a good look for Japan in the eyes of the world

    Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match

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    AustPaul

    @SamuraiBlue Where did you read this? I agree there weren't many Japanese POWs in Australia (about 2,200 in late 1944) but not sure if there was a 'take no prisoners policy' at the time....

    Posted in: Gory Japanese war film shocks, thrills Venice film festival

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    AustPaul

    Absolutely deplorable. I cannot imagine such a thing happening here.

    Here there are child abuse sections of most state police forces which would have got the referral to investigate signs of abuse. Surely they would have something similar in Japan?

    RIP little man

    Posted in: Child welfare officials never visited home of 5-year-old boy who died of neglect

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    AustPaul

    Haven't seen anything on the TV here about this... Budgie, aren't foreigners in Japan afforded the same rights as locals? I mean Japanese do overseas to a certain extent.

    Posted in: Australian activist takes dolphin slaughter town to court

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    AustPaul

    Well the burden of proof lies with the prosecution does it not? Not surprised he refuses to talk as I'm sure most crooks would be the same if faced with similar charges

    Hopefully the police can make a good case against him

    Posted in: Suspect in murder of woman at Yokosuka hotel refuses to talk to police

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    AustPaul

    The Geriatric Jijis! Gentlemen, time to step down and enjoy the golden years... Young people of Japan, time to step up.

    Posted in: Ishihara, old guard launch Next Generation Party

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    AustPaul

    Apparently he wants our laws....

    From the ninemsn site.....'He pointed out that Australia hadn’t had a single mass shooting since the crackdown on gun violence in the wake of 1996’s Port Arthur shootings'

    It seems to be quite difficult to push laws that would curtail such violence through the American system of government. A real shame....

    Posted in: Obama urges national soul searching over gun violence

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    AustPaul

    Why is immigration viewed with suspicion? By whom? The govt or the populace? Skilled migration may be the best solution.

    Posted in: Japan should stabilize population at 100 mil by 2060: panel

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    AustPaul

    Bangs?? Had to look that one up! (Fringe) It all makes sense now..

    Posted in: What type of girlfriend are you? Wait a minute, let me check your bangs

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    AustPaul

    Actually Stewie I am sure in many other countries this would be treated as a terrible accident and the issue of how much the train operator lost in earnings would not dared be brought up..

    The last thing the grieving family needs is to pay compo for the rail company.

    J legal system baffles me sometimes

    Posted in: Widow of dementia patient killed by train ordered to pay damages to JR

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    AustPaul

    Probie, that's fine if the service can straighten them out, but I wouldn't be super comfortable with those who joined because their only other choice was prison.

    And yes I have served..

    From what I know Japan's SDF is very capable, professional and respected and in the news lately here in Perth in the search for MH 370.

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    Posted in: SDF launches PR campaign to soften image

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    AustPaul

    They "ordered" him to write a statement saying he would leave her alone? WTF??

    Then again I have heard that happens in Japan...instead of them being dealt with by the courts...

    Short of locking him up are there no protection orders/DVO's available in Japan?

    Posted in: Woman stabbed by stalker despite consulting police 5 times

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    AustPaul

    cwhite at Feb. 09, 2014 - 06:59PM JST so what happens if you happen to be at a crime scene a few days before and leave some fingerprints behind?

    That doesn't prove you committed the crime, it just says you were there. Depending on what it is there would be hundreds of prints, some partial some full. Now if they were on the murder weapon that's a different story..

    Maybe the whole world should be printed and DNA taken at birth..

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    AustPaul

    Elbuda thats a bit extreme and rude...

    The journos may be looking to pay her big bucks for her story but if the federal government had its way she may not pocket a cent under our proceeds of crime laws. They are mainly for domestic offences but may also be applied for foreign crimes.

    Posted in: Anti-drugs group slams Australian's parole in Indonesia

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