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AustPaulNov. 27, 2013 - 12:48AM JST
Common sense should have prevailed though....
Posted in: Father arrested after boy brings handgun to school
AustPaulNov. 27, 2013 - 12:44AM JST
I guess cars that are fuel efficient, compact and stylish are important for Japanese consumers. Hence some of the European brands..
I note some American cars are quite the gas guzzlers and too big, I saw an F250 here (Perth) today that looked monstrous and once saw a Hummer in Tokyo which took up two parking spaces!
Posted in: Foreign brands still minnows in Japanese car market
AustPaulNov. 27, 2013 - 12:33AM JST
For many Japanese the first thing they do when they get a gun is point it and pretend to shoot it!
Rule number 1 with firearms, treat them as loaded and never point it at someone/thing you don't intend to shoot at!
Bringing a gun to school was something I only thought happened in the US...agree the school was lax with the reporting
AustPaulNov. 27, 2013 - 12:23AM JST
I'd hope the guy could be charged with act endangering health/GBH or Japanese equivalent for this.
Posted in: Man contracts HIV through blood transfusion
AustPaulNov. 05, 2013 - 10:20PM JST
That's a bit rough Cos.....I'd say we are an enviromentally conscious lot, come on down and see for yourself.
As far as granting a visa, we would have strict guidelines on cancelling/refusing to issue a visa, wouldn't happen just because he is not popular in some circles. If that was the case there would be a long list of non issuance of visas.
Oh, and I wish the rhetoric about us claiming we own half of Antarctica would stop. Where's the relevance? Oh and check the facts on the Interpol red notice too....
Posted in: Fugitive eco-warrior Watson says Australia granted him visa
AustPaulNov. 05, 2013 - 10:09PM JST
Posted in: Rock thrown through glass door of koban in Chiba
AustPaulOct. 09, 2013 - 09:47AM JST
Abe even as PM can condemn this group, it has nothing to do with separation of powers c3po...I know most other leaders would do the same thing as it would reflect badly on that country.
With the Olympics a few years away the world will be watching, now is a good time to become more in line with the international community and address this issue.
Posted in: Kyoto court rules anti-Korean hate speech illegal
AustPaulOct. 01, 2013 - 10:04PM JST
As much as I don't vote Labor I think she was ok
JT, she was the Prime Minister, a Premier here is leader of a state government.
Never understand why Premier also refers to the PM in Japan
Posted in: Australia's first female PM describes 'murderous rage' over sexism
AustPaulSep. 23, 2013 - 08:19PM JST
If this happened in Australia or the US there would be quite a public backlash but not so in Japan. I wonder how much coverage it got in the media....
Come on Japan, get with the times and start protecting your foreign residents, the world will be watching in a few years at your Olympics..
Posted in: 2,000 rally against hate speech in Tokyo's Shinjuku
AustPaulSep. 17, 2013 - 09:14PM JST
We don't have the whole story again...Japan could look into protection orders like we have here?
Stalking and harassment cases are difficult as the behaviour usually had to continue on several occasions before police can act. And no, it's not a simple case of stationing an officer at her house until it all blows over.
Posted in: Woman murdered by man from whom she had sought police protection
AustPaulAug. 30, 2013 - 01:43PM JST
Very sad, I do hope they get closure. Nothing worse for a parent.
To think she may have been blocks from home when abducted is quite sad.
Wouldn't trust the North Koreans as far as I could throw them
Posted in: Megumi Yokota's mother tells U.N. team of heartbreak years
AustPaulAug. 30, 2013 - 01:31PM JST
It's a big call to make to intervene here and unless you have extreme confidence in your abilities then its best to look after number one first.
Hey, someone got a pic and the cops got their guy! Good work
Posted in: Man photographed robbing ramen shop at knifepoint
AustPaulAug. 30, 2013 - 01:26PM JST
We did the same thing here at a base open day but the rifles were chained to the table and the kids parents were also present. I think this is the important thing..parents should be present to supervise their kids.
What about all the BB guns you can buy in Japan? The only difference is they are not the real thing but sometimes it's hard to tell...
Posted in: Civic groups angered after kids handle assault weapons at U.S. Navy open house
AustPaulAug. 27, 2013 - 10:11PM JST
We don't have the whole picture I guess but you could argue that as she hit him about the face and head she would have known....
Posted in: Wife arrested for killing cheating husband with coffee cup
AustPaulAug. 27, 2013 - 09:41PM JST
Outstanding effort. Hope he gets a national recognition for bravery.
Posted in: Man jumps onto train tracks to save woman
AustPaulAug. 27, 2013 - 09:40PM JST
ChibaChick, what has the choice of weapons/items at home got to do with it? She made a decision, grabbed whatever was at hand and committed the act.
At the end of the day she admitted hitting him more than 10 times with a cup and killing him. I'm sure she had the foresight of consequence on that one.
AustPaulAug. 27, 2013 - 09:35PM JST
So, what actually constitutes assault in Japan? A 10% cut to his salary is really going to burn a hole in his pocket....not.
Posted in: Teacher beats student over flippant comment; loses 10% of salary
AustPaulAug. 27, 2013 - 09:33PM JST
It's quite a sight when the whole row of people on a train are dozing off and resting their heads on each other's shoulders....
I could never quite understand whether it was lack of sleep or boredom when I lived there..especially when students were sleeping in class which would be unheard of here.
Having said that you could quite safely nod off a bit here on public transport (not just in Japan) although it's pretty uncommon.
Posted in: Snoozing here, there and everywhere
AustPaulAug. 10, 2013 - 10:35AM JST
Dudedeuce, not too sure how Japan can influence the trial here no mattet how much money tourist contribute to the economy.
He will have to be tried and convicted in an American court without any outside influences, although I am sure it is well known how much outrage his crime had caused
Posted in: Guam prepares for spotlight on murder trial
AustPaulAug. 08, 2013 - 10:53PM JST
Attackers could also cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to the user,” Trustwave said in a report.
Yes I could imagine one would be quite distressed at this...but oh what fun you could have with a mobile and app!
Sh$ts and giggles
Posted in: High-tech toilets vulnerable to hacking
The Original Wing
Dec. 12, 2013 - 10:49AM JST
Bravo. Pope Francis is a breath of fresh air. Regardless of your religious beliefs (or non-beliefs),…
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Posted in: Irregular working conditions grinding women down
Dec. 12, 2013 - 10:48AM JST
It's against stalker laws to send a bunch of emails?
Posted in: Chiba policeman arrested for stalking ex-girlfriend
Dec. 12, 2013 - 10:46AM JST
Pretty irrelevant to have big news stories about services that aren't available in Japan.
Posted in: Spotify goes mobile with free music streaming
Dec. 12, 2013 - 10:44AM JST
Tooke them long enough to figure that one out.... yeesh, sometimes our government makes me just…
Posted in: U.S. suspends non-lethal assistance to northern Syrian opposition