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    A six year old should not be out alone, a six year old cannot defend themselves effectively against would-be >predators. Her parents are were very irresponsible. I hope she is found safe and sound.

    Blame the predators, not the parents. Kids going to school by themselves is normal in Japan.

    Posted in: Search for missing 6-year-old girl in Kobe enters 5th day

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    A bounty hunter requires someone to already have a "bounty" placed on them. In modern times, typically bail jumpers. None of that meets the definition here.

    76,000 people interviewed and no confessions? Police must be getting soft.

    Again, some people are spoiled by TV or movie police dramas where they interview 3-5 people and catch the person in under 2 hours. In real life, thousands of interviews can lead to zero arrests, or an arrest 20-30 years later (cold cases) etc

    Posted in: Police ask public for info regarding murder of Sophia University student in 1996

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    Maybe when he tried to kiss her saliva got onto the victim. Who knows, but there are many ways. As mentioned in the article, >>An acquaintance of the woman contacted police who said that Alvarez voluntarily cooperated with police at first<< so maybe during this time DNA was taken.

    Posted in: Arrest warrant issued for former GM of Grand Hyatt Tokyo over sexual assault

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    It's possible not to know your neighbors. I have two that I have never met. We work different hours and enter and leave at different hours. I know I have neighbors because I can hear their door open and close and people moving about.

    Posted in: Man killed in Osaka residence; nextdoor neighbor arrested

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    Bee stings are not trivial. As a tennis player a bee sting in the arm can cause serious swelling that can affect a players performance in play. DO YOU want to be the one that loses the game because a bee sting caused swelling and you could not effectively control the racket?

    In addition, bee stings can cause serious allergic reactions resulting in death in some people.

    Posted in: Venus Williams outlasts bee, Date-Krumm at U.S. Open

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    Bee stings are not trivial. As a tennis player a bee sting in the arm can cause serious swelling that can affect a players performance in play. DO YOU want to be the one that loses the game because a bee sting caused swelling and you could not effectively control the racket?

    In addition, bee stings can cause serious allergic reactions resulting in death in some people.

    Posted in: Advantage bee

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    High heat, scattered thunderstorms, Sunday and 10am. Not the best representation in my opinion.

    Posted in: Business is bad

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    I suspect this guy will be captured shortly. I'm pretty sure I would remember a shirtless guy running past me.

    Posted in: Train groper escapes along tracks at Ebisu station in Tokyo

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    The cost is not that great in the grand scheme of transportation building. Kansai Airport for example, cost over $20 billion to build. Train lines are not exclusively like airports for point A to point B, but intermediate passengers as well. Many train lines cost a lot of money but serve a necessary service to the communities as well, in addition helps relieve traffic off other lines. Sure it's 10 minutes shaved, but 10 minutes, direct, relieving the need for transfers at crowded stations such as Shinagawa or Hamamatsucho.

    Posted in: JR plans 3 new train lines linking Shinjuku, Tokyo, Shin-Kiba to Haneda airport

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    Line names are subject to change, however it needs to be named something in the planning stages. For example the Fukutoshin line before completion was known by many names, including the "Yurakucho New Line" for a time being, before the full completion of the Fukutoshin line.

    Posted in: JR plans 3 new train lines linking Shinjuku, Tokyo, Shin-Kiba to Haneda airport

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    OH snapp, he was on my recent flight to Seoul! I guess this is why he was on that flight. At first I was thinking "cool it's Bob Sapp" but he and his wife/girlfriend kept having loud arguments in the terminal from the business class Lounge strait onto the airplane (I'd rather not say what about, but it would be things I certainly wouldn't say loudly in public), it actually made me uncomfortable that I didn't even ask for a photo.

    Posted in: Bob Sapp tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

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    Remember that Japan regularly sets defense spending equal to about 1% of it's GDP, since Japan's GDP is the world's third largest, 1% is a big amount.

    Posted in: Firepower

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    I ate a cup ramen a year past it's sell by date and didn't notice anything different at all. Still around and kicking.

    Posted in: Skymark Airlines under fire for selling items past their expiration dates to passengers

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    I think even the actors of Bones, CSI and NCIS could have made a more narrow yet accurate determination!

    Yeah and you watch too much of those TV shows. Those shows are not represented of REAL LIFE forensic investigations.

    Posted in: Woman's body found in cardboard box

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    It is out of respect. Not are they only bowing to an empty train (there's staff in the train) the train and train staff successfully carried passengers to their destination in safety.

    Posted in: Why do Japanese cleaning crews bow at trains?

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    A middle-aged man in the town told public broadcaster NHK that he went out to see a river in the neighborhood late Wednesday as he heard what sounded like “an earthquake”.

    ....

    THIS IS HOW PEOPLE GET THEMSELVES KILLED. Stay indoors during a typhoon/tropical storm etch etc. Don't go outside!!

    Posted in: Tropical storm dumps rain on Kyushu

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    This guy not only needs to be fired, he needs to be ARRESTED.

    Posted in: Teacher disciplined after slapping and pushing student down stairs

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    Truthfully speaking, MOST young Japanese people have no dreams to join the SDF. Unlike Korea or China, where mandatory military service is required by males, Japan has no such system, and is unlikely to adopt such a system. Japan's SDF if they want to expand and attract talent pool would need to increase salaries of SDF members and provide much more benefits for them to join. In the US, members have the GI bill which would pay for college if a service member successfully completes their tour of service.

    Posted in: Pacifist no more? Experts discuss Japan's military

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    Nothing in this article explaining why they're suddenly asking for help 18 years later?

    Are aren't "suddenly asking for help". This is done every year, for the past 18 years. Usually police in Japan will appeal to the public on the anniversary of an unsolved crime. In the USA they used to do it on TV shows like "America's most wanted", Japan is no different. Since the crime happened on July 7, 1996, and yesterday was July 7, 2014, the police were out on the anniversary.

    One day, someone somewhere might have their memory triggered and remember something, or they will feel too guilty, it's happened in the past.

    Posted in: Police appeal for help to solve 1996 abduction of 4-year-old girl

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    Besides the various JR lines, you have the Keio main and Keio New line, the Toei Shinjuku line, the Oedo Line has two stations (Shinjuku and Shinjuku Nishiguchi station) in the Shinjuku Station area, Marunouchi Line, main Odakyu Lines, and the nearby Seibu Shinjuku Station a new minutes walk to the north.

    Posted in: Shinjuku remains JR East's busiest station in Tokyo

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