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    Some of you might be confused, the government already knows and can get your bank information. When they say "voluntarily" they mean supplying your information to the banks rather than the government. The government already knows your number and can get your data, the "voluntary" part is the other way around, supplying your number to the banks to make it easier for the government to get your information.

    Don't do it.

    But it sucks if in 2021 it is mandatory.

    I'm from the USA with a SSN so this type of system isn't all too new for me. In the US, you got to supply a SSN for many of the same items, there needs to be protections in place.

    Posted in: Japan enacts law to allow gov't access to personal bank data

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    Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act SECTION II CONDITIONS FOR RESIDENCE (Carrying and Presentation of Passport or Permit) Article 23 Any alien in Japan shall carry on his/her person at all times the passport or provisional landing permit, crew member's landing permit, emergency landing permit, landing permit due to distress, landing permit for temporary refuge or permit for provisional stay. However, this shall not apply if the alien carries on his/her person the alien registration certificate provided for in the Alien Registration Act (Act No. 125 of 1952)

    So this guy has been to Japan many times before and has run ins with the police before, it's not some dumb tourist who didn't know the rules, this guy knows the law, yet didn't have his passport. I have no sympathy in this case, he probably wanted to get arrested to get on the news.

    Posted in: U.S. activist featured in dolphin hunt film 'The Cove' arrested

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    Just another reason why you never leave your kids in the car.

    Blame the crazy woman not the parents for leaving the kid (8 years old) in the car. In the car was probably a safer place if the door was locked, so if anything "a reason to lock your doors", then again that doesn't work since none of that prevents a crazy woman with scissors from going out in the first place to stab people, if not the girl in the car, some other person on the street/train/station. Hope the police catch this lady.

    Posted in: Woman attacks 8-year-old girl with scissors in supermarket parking lot

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    Line was developed in Japan by the Japanese based subsidiary company of Naver originally for the Japanese market. Currently, the Line Corporation based in Japan but whos parent company is Naver in Korea continues to develop LINE for the domestic Japanese market and the growing number of users worldwide.

    Posted in: Messaging app Line says it is still considering IPO

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    Yokohama International Stadium (Nissan Stadium) in Yokohama has the largest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan (over 72,000 seats) and is in adequate size and position to host the Rugby World Cup. The stadium itself is host to the FIFA World Cup in 2002 and other major sporting events.

    Posted in: World Rugby demands new World Cup venue list after stadium fiasco

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    And he was allowed to keep the stun gun? I know these things in themselves are not illegal to possess, but if they knew his record, how could they let him go? Couldn't they hold him on some charge for having those things in his possession given his criminal history? None of this makes any sense to me.

    Again, as you note, the items are not illegal to possess, there is no law that prevents people like him who have a record from owning such items, so the police cannot legally take away the items from him, nor hold him because he had committed no crime.

    When you find someone with a stun-gun and handcuffs in their van you don't let them go until you've got to the bottom of it.

    Ok Perry Mason, On what charge or legal position do you hold him on then without violating his rights and having it thrown right out of court later? You see, under the present laws, nothing he had in his possession, the stun gun or handcuffs were not illegal for him to own. Yes it is strange that someone with a criminal record is out late at night, has a stun gun and handcuffs in his van, but again, none of that is illegal under the present laws.

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

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    So, the company defrauded people of 650 M yen, the people get absolutely nothing, and the company is merely receiving a 12 month suspension on PART of its business operations??

    Because that's all the power the Consumer Affairs Agency can do. It is up to the National Police Agency/Ministry of Justice to do the prosecution of any violation in criminal law.

    Posted in: Company ordered to suspend business for selling 'British royal baby anniversary coins'

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    Not entirely true, a keylogger was present in the technical preview of Windows 10 due the very nature of being a "technical preview". In the live public retail release version of Windows 10, there is no such item, nor is what you say in the license for the live version of windows 10.

    Posted in: Windows 10 spreads to more than 75 million devices

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    Even if the police investigated further in this case, there's no way they could have known that 2 days later the man was going to kill someone, if not 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, you see at the time in Tokyo, he was doing nothing illegal, no matter how "shady" or "funny"/"strange" it might seem to the average person. Some of you say, confiscate the man's handcuffs and stun gun, again, the police have no legal right to do that because those items are legal for him to own. Even if they did illegally take those items away from him (and folks here would be complaining about that), since those items are legal to own, he could of gone down to one of those akihabara shops (I know of one) and purchase those items again legally.

    Again, if you want to blame people, blame the politicians and the laws of Japan for allowing a convicted offender like this man to legally purchase such items, however in the real-world it would be hard to regulate the sale of handcuffs as you can find them on many websites etc, the stun gun is another matter and could be regulated, but then we'll get into other debates there, but here it's a legal issue. The police at the time could only do what they are legally entitled to do. If you say they should of done more, but outside their scope as prescribed by law, then you're opening a bag of worms.

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

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    Some of you seemed confused. The police are acting within the LAW, if you have a problem, it isn't the police but the laws of Japan, so blame the politicians.

    YES he had a criminal record, however, the items in his possession at the time were legal for him to own

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

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    When certain amounts of money (which I choose) get deposited or withdrawn, I get an email automatically sent to me.

    My Japanese bank does the same, except it notifies me of EVERY withdraw or deposit almost instantly (I know because my phone's email goes off almost instantaneously after I make a deposit, withdrawal or use my debit card).

    Posted in: High-end tech: Quality still a priority for Japanese consumers

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    Over 122 posts on this thread, which turns out NOTHING was toxic, no one was killed and fears unfounded. Yet the other post about the Japanese company warehouse burning down the same day, gets less than two dozen responses, and almost none from the same people here claiming conspiracy.

    Posted in: Blast destroys warehouse at U.S. military base in Sagamihara

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    Strict laws don't ban bottles which you can buy at any store. Japan is generally a safe country, but no major city the world is 100% safe. If a guy is ready to beat another person up with a bottle and tires to steal the guys bag, I highly doubt he cares about brining shame on his family name.

    Posted in: Man hit with bottle in robbery attempt on Tokyo street

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    Airbus Helicopters expressed “extreme surprise”

    Not surprising they did, they are the ones that lost the contract to a competitor. The bell helicopter that was chosen, outperformed the Airbus in six of seven evaluation categories, including development feasibility and delivery period.

    Posted in: Airbus Helicopters to ask Japan about contract loss

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    This entire story has me puzzled-I don't get this "Abandoning of a body"charge-why not 1st. degree murder? are the police on the ball at all? handcuffs & a stun-gun are a common factor in whats called a Rape-Kit yet the let him walk? Shame on them.

    If you understand Japan, "abandoning a body" is what they usually charge murderers first with because they have a body and evidence they did that. It can be used to hold the person longer until there is more evidence that they committed the murder, then the charge is upgraded.

    "shame on them". WHAT DO you expect the police to do? Violate his rights, and you and the same posters here would be crying "police brutality". The fact is, nothing he had was illegal, there no crime was committed at that moment (2 days before the event) nor was he suspected of doing any crime, the police had no legal right to take away his items. Everything he had in his possession was legal to own.

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

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    The 777 and pretty much most modern airlines have ETOPS ratings of over 180 minutes, with newer aircraft having beyond ETOPS 300. This plane is designed to operate safely with one engine and engine reliability is pretty good and a double engine failure is extremely rare (not unheard of, but very rare).

    Posted in: ANA plane makes emergency landing in Osaka

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    Why bother with robots?

    You don't have to provide a robot with health insurance or pension plan.

    Posted in: High-end tech: Quality still a priority for Japanese consumers

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    If "the addresses and identifications of only 960,000 of them have been confirmed," how can they be "sending new pension booklets to about 1.25 million people whose information was leaked"?

    They've started sending but not have sent all of them yet, so 960,000 will get theirs and the remainder once they are identified.

    Posted in: New pension booklets to be sent to 1.25 mil people

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    As alluded to by countless numbers of posters here, including myself, she got the position because of her name, and not because she would be a good ambassador.

    But she's not bad either. Anycase, she's an Ambassador of the United States, her role is to represent the United States, not many people remember Ambassadors throughout history, many Japanese can name the US Ambassador than any other Ambassador from any other country (just do a test, "how many Ambassador's names do you know?"), including their own in the United States they have no idea. She's doing exactly what an Ambassador should be doing, so if name is the main factor, good for her.

    Posted in: U.S. Ambassador Kennedy used private email for business: report

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    Fires, car accidents etc happen everyday, of course you'll have some people trying to connect two unrelated events. Don't see the same posters here saying this is a crazy American agenda like they do in the other story.

    Posted in: Huge fire breaks out at steel pipe plant near Haneda airport

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