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    Misleading headline as the men were arrested and are being deported for violating the Immigration and Control act, they were not in Japan for their stated purpose and a status (visa) violation, as mentioned in the article.

    Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers

  • 3

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    Branded is too harsh of a word I think. Essentially, ONE guy said he was hentai, the police checked and cleared him. He wasn't charged, not required to register as a sex offender or anything.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

  • 4

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    For the Japan domestic market there is a need. There are locations where it would be impractical to fly to 777 or even 737 (mainly minor destinations or the smaller islands of Tokyo) where airines already flies small turboprop or regional jet aircraft (eg the CRJ, Q400 etc). In the US Market, there is a huge market for those regional jets.

    Posted in: Japan unveils first domestically made passenger jet in four decades

  • 4

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    Looks just like a mini Dreamliner. Whats up with that?

    Other than raked wingtips (which is common on newer jetliners) the MRJ looks nothing like a 787. Then again, all modern jetliners have similarities simply because of aeronautical design.

    Posted in: First Japanese passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out

  • 1

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    In Seoul, South Korea, casino entry is limited to foreigners or Koreans with visas living outside of Korea.

    Posted in: Lawmakers open to limits on casinos in push for bill's passage

  • 1

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    If this was in say Texas, USA, the thugs would have been shot off their bikes.

    In Texas you can't simply shoot someone for making a lot of noise.
    Texas Penal Code Title 2, Chapter 9, Subchapter A.

    Again we don't know if this person was actually part of the biker gang. At 10am, many people are on bikes. What if this was just a regular person, the ryokan owner said he did it without thinking at all. Citizens can't just take the laws into their own hands.

    Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper

  • -6

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    Actually folks, the article doesn't say the 18 year old was part of the biker gang, it just says that around 10am he was riding past the ryokan when he was hit. Since the article doesn't go into any more detail other than saying he was a handyman (who could of been just going to work), this could be an innocent victim. Or to say, at 10am any person on a motorbike could of been an innocent victim.

    Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper

  • 0

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    10 minutes - 15 minutes, is still 10-15 minutes.

    Not mentioned in the article, the future plans include developing the area further and the need for another station increases, the new station complex will also link to a new bus terminal in the area as well (not mentioned in this English article).

    Posted in: Hibiya subway line in Tokyo to get new station at Toranomon Hills

  • 1

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    Somehow those systems ("New York, Berlin, and a few others") manage to maintain tracks and rolling stock and still provide 24-hour service.

    Both New York and Berlin are operated by public government operated entities. With the exception of Toei Subway, Tokyo train networks are privatized and owned by major corporations whos goal like any private corporation is to make a profit.

    NYC runs deep in debt and it doesn't matter as it is a public entity providing a public service. NYC subway fares only recover 45% of it's OPERATING costs, the rest 55% of operating costs come from government grants and supplementary taxes. Capital costs (maintenance, track improvements) of the NYC subway are NOT recovered at all from ridership, and require government grants and bonds.

    Private rail companies in Tokyo, earn enough to cover both operating and capital expense.

    If you want 24 hour train service in Tokyo, be prepared to pay for it.

    Posted in: Tokyo pulls plug on late-night Roppongi-Shibuya bus service

  • 1

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    Other cities have 24-hour systems

    Lets take a look at some major world cities, with the exception of New York, many major world cities do not offer 24 hour train systems.

    Major cities without 24 hour subway service:

    London Tube - No Paris Metro - No Washington DC Metro - No Hong Kong MTR - No Singapore MRT - No Seoul Metro - No Madrid Metro - No Moscow Metro - No

    Again with the exception of New York, Berlin, and a few others, the majority of transit systems around the world are not 24 hours.

    Posted in: Tokyo pulls plug on late-night Roppongi-Shibuya bus service

  • -1

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    Train companies NEED those hours in the evening to do maintenance work and cleaning. Running trains 24 hours costs a lot of money. Then you start getting more fare hikes and broken down trains like in New York City. The costs is simply higher than the demand, remember, many of the train companies are private entities, not public ones like in other cities (which often times are train companies in debt). Toei subway is the only government operated one, and is running heavy debt, which is why Tokyo Metro refuses to merge with it.

    Posted in: Tokyo pulls plug on late-night Roppongi-Shibuya bus service

  • 4

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    Fires, especially big fires aren't extinguished fast, it sometimes takes HOURS before a fire is fully extinguished. In the case of arson, accelerants and other things could have been used to case the fire to burn hotter and longer than a usual fire would.

    Posted in: 6 new houses under construction torched since Sept 12 in Tama

  • 4

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    Watching the TV news, there are signs warning drivers. Seems like the guy is trying to backtrack on what exactly happened.

    Posted in: Truck driver arrested after hitting group of school children, killing 9-year-old girl

  • 2

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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

  • 1

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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

  • 1

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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

  • 0

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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

  • 0

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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

  • 1

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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

  • 0

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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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