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Brian WhewayJul. 07, 2015 - 01:00AM JST
Why would you want to kill your own children???
Posted in: Father arrested after 4 children perish in Oita house fire
Brian WhewayJul. 04, 2015 - 02:55PM JST
congratulations to all of the Japanese ladies football team, this is hard for me to say this as I should be supporting the UK, but either way well done!
Posted in: Japan back in Women's World Cup final after emotional 2011 win
Brian WhewayJul. 04, 2015 - 02:46PM JST
May be that the woman don't want to be with men, perhaps they have been in an office all day full of alpha males, and they want to get away from all of the chest beating, I don't see this as a problem, if they want to mix they can go to a mixed karaoke bar, but they might just want to be away from men for a few hours,
Posted in: Girls-only karaoke offers songs, foot massages
Brian WhewayJul. 02, 2015 - 04:57PM JST
He “could not live properly because his pension was small” yet he bought a ticket for the Shinkansen train, he could hot have been that poor, could he?
I just feel sorry for the poor lady who died, I hope some one above sees and forgives.
Posted in: Woman killed in bullet train fire suicide was on peace pilgrimage
Brian WhewayJul. 02, 2015 - 04:38PM JST
Why didn't she go to the local doctor and get these tablets on prescription? I think she come unstuck when they were sent as necklaces it looks like it was a deliberate move to import these tablets. silly woman, now she lost her job.
Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest
Brian WhewayJun. 30, 2015 - 03:11PM JST
Mustafa, the problem is that you can not maintain 10s of thousands miles of fencing by rail way tracks, its impossible and if they tried the price of the rail tickets would treble over night, but either way train tracks and locos are exciting to children we've all been there, In the UK we have or did have safety awareness films like how to cross the road, playing on train tracks, and swimming in pool or river warning, they showed various perils that could be lurking in the darkness for children, lets face it all they want is fun! so why can't Japan do things like this?
Posted in: Two boys aged 3 and 4 hit by train in Yamanashi; one dies
Brian WhewayJun. 29, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
according to amazon the price of this chocolate bar was $2.39 and its gone up to $2.26 that a 30 sent rise roughly 36 yen, thats nothing! stop whining! last year petrol in the uk dropped in price but it has steadily increased in price costing us motorists an extra 60 yen or 30 pence per gallon in six months, yet the price of crude oil has remained the same. the government is not getting any more tax it must be down to the petrol companies trying to make a fast buck, we will see when they relies there yearly tax reports, for some reason i bet they don't make a loss,
Posted in: Prices of chocolate, sauces, bread, other items to rise
Brian WhewayJun. 25, 2015 - 05:04PM JST
why does he have to go to a super high security prison, is it for his self well being? chuck him in a normal prison where the inmates can get at him, Iam sure he might have a few "ACCIDENTS" in the shower block where he slips over and bangs his head on the floor, or his fingers get ACCIDENTLY trapped in thoses heavy cell doors. and why can't a muslim imam go in to tell him that Allah has no place for him in the eternal life because the Quran forbids killing and there are no virgins waiting for him, that would really hack him off!
Posted in: Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death
Brian WhewayJun. 25, 2015 - 04:41PM JST
I find it incredible that you can fly into Japan with a gun in a suitcase, (thats ok) but they only spotted it when he was leaving, so is it ok to have a hand gun in a suit case at any time? Me think something is very wrong here, and a chief copper, well he should have known the law better! is this one of these diplomatic oversights and will it be hushed up and covered over?
Posted in: Ex-Bangkok police chief arrested for gun possession at Narita airport
Brian WhewayJun. 25, 2015 - 01:06AM JST
Ive read quite few comments left on this bulletin board, but not one has mentioned locking the guns away in a metal cabinet when not in use, this will stop children accidentally finding them or playing with them. in the UK our firearms laws are tough. i won't go into them as it will take ages to list them all. I can't get my head around why the USA allow fully automatic assault rifles to be sold in wall mart why do you need one? there not to good for hunting, nor target practice, the only time you need them is in a war or military combat situation, single shot, bolt action rifles are mainly used in hunting.
Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms?
Brian WhewayJun. 22, 2015 - 07:36PM JST
lets wait until the autopsy report has come back before we make judgements and comments
Posted in: 64-yr-old woman drowns after getting into difficulty during open water swimming race
Brian WhewayJun. 20, 2015 - 08:45PM JST
in the uk we have to go through police check before they consider you for a firearms licence, there also has to be other criteria you must conform to, IE are you a member of a rifle/shooting club, also your doctor is consulted about your state of mind/health. your guns are locked away in a strong storage cabinet, owning a rifle is not that simple here in the UK, although its in our constitution to bare arms, here we are not allowed to carry them in the street or on our person, most pistols are not allowed, nor automatic rifles, the laws are stricked and rightly so! so why can't america tighten up on there gun laws? its because the NRA runs the country its very powerful, until the laws are tightened up get us to mass shootings! and there is now way we could buy one for a child for his birthday.
quote:One person is killed by a firearm every 17 minutes, 87 people are killed during an average day, and 609 are killed every week. (source: CDC)
and this is OK??
Posted in: NRA exec suggests slain Charleston pastor to blame for gun deaths
Brian WhewayJun. 20, 2015 - 08:15PM JST
i do believe in punishment if a child behaves badly, but you can't go around putting children in hospital, thats a step to far!
Posted in: Man arrested for slamming 6-year-old son's face against wall
Brian WhewayJun. 20, 2015 - 06:30PM JST
why don't he the Onsen owners place a late sign out side with a picture of a arm with a tattoo on the arm then have a red line going through saying sorry no admittance, this way people could see if the onsen was or was not tattoo friendly, then there would be no mix up or embarrassment at the reception desk asking them to leave, also why don't the travel tourist desk or hotels have leaflets explaining the ban and guide people to tattoo friendly onsen.
Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy
Brian WhewayJun. 20, 2015 - 04:59PM JST
There is nothing wrong with being a temp worker and Iam glad that they are getting some sort of backing, but in reality it won't happen as the employer will just return the worker to the agency and hire X amount of new ones for a few weeks and get the previous ones back that they have trained up, Ive been in this position my self and I know what will and does happen. my be they should give them a tax brake or insentive to take them on, rather than trying to make pitiful laws that can't be enforced.
Posted in: Lower house passes controversial bill on temp workers
Brian WhewayJun. 17, 2015 - 03:17PM JST
When I traveled to southern Ireland, at the end of every night they all stood up and sang the national anthem, they were not dictated to sing it, but they sang it out of pride and willingness. Although we stud up we didn't sing but we did join in, so what would happen if an English man who was teaching English in a school in Japan would he/she be expected/fourced to sing the Japanese national anthem? I think it should be encouraged but not forced, these things are done out of pride for your country, and if you don't wish to sing, so what, does it matter?
Posted in: Universities asked to raise flag, sing national anthem at ceremonies
Brian WhewayJun. 16, 2015 - 03:49PM JST
Some guys are thinking that this bloke has had a lucky escape, why you may ask< well he's not been nagged to do the washing up or put the toilet seat down, etc etc, no mood swings once a month, his wallet has not been raided for money for more cosmetics, and so on, and possibly deforce papers from a solicitor, but he has missed out on the close bond that a wife/partner could brings and also he's probably lost out on the joyful feeling that a child brings.
Posted in: Heartache for Japan's 40-year-old virgins
Brian WhewayJun. 13, 2015 - 03:47PM JST
One thing that some people have over looked is, yes hiring cheap temp labour is beneficial IE no commitment, cheaper, can be sacked willy nilly, but the down side is if the temp staff have not got a chance of being employed full time after committing them selfs 100% to a school or office, you have generated a could not care less attitude, so you have made temp staff, not reliable, non committed, and possibly lazy, they will turn up take the wage and, move on to the next temp position if sacked.
Posted in: Lawmakers scuffle over controversial temp worker bill
Brian WhewayJun. 12, 2015 - 02:48PM JST
25 MPH = 40 Kph...30mph=48 Kph....40mph=64Kph
just for strangerland, I hope this helps.
fizzbit, yes we use the correct form of measuring speed, miles per hour, and we also drive on the CORRECT side of the road.
Posted in: 16-year-old boy arrested for throwing 2-liter PET water bottles from condo
Brian WhewayJun. 12, 2015 - 06:32AM JST
Ive googled the terminal velocity of this water bottle, but,Ooooh boy its very complex, may be I should have paid more attention at school, either way this 2.0 KG bottle is traveling around 25 MPH or possibly faster, it really is going to do some serious damage !
Jul. 08, 2015 - 02:39AM JST
(Why only men in Japan here and now are being arrested? Does this happen in other…
Posted in: Chef says he stole women's underwear from balcony because he was stressed out
Jul. 08, 2015 - 02:38AM JST
Many of the works will highlight the efforts of China’s ruling Communist Party in the war…
Posted in: China stresses nationalism in war anniversary propaganda push
Jul. 08, 2015 - 02:35AM JST
And just how do you think they were free to leave since most of them were…
Posted in: U.N. commissioner urges Abe to meet 'comfort women'
Jul. 08, 2015 - 02:31AM JST
Bring this case up now may help a young adult who has serious questions about their…
Posted in: Police appeal for help to solve 1996 abduction of 4-year-old girl
Jul. 08, 2015 - 02:27AM JST
this seems like the chinese and korean governments are like the jewish people during the holocaust,…