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CMEANDU26Sep. 02, 2009 - 03:54PM JST
I hope Japan gets them. During the Wold Cup there was so much excitement. I think the Olympics could do some good for Japan. Let's hope they get it.
Posted in: 2016 Olympic bid cities await IOC evaluation report
CMEANDU26Apr. 07, 2009 - 11:34AM JST
Good post timorborder!!
Posted in: American consul general in Okinawa doused with coffee
CMEANDU26Apr. 01, 2009 - 09:49AM JST
Then again, if he goes around punching people for nothing it's no wonder he lost his job his wife his family.
Umm...I gave an example. I didn't say that he lost his wife and family because he was punching people. You just made that up.
That's what we're saying. Normal people are different from this guy. Normal people do not go around breaking the jaws of people they are annoying in a confined space.
Who said this guy was normal? What if we were to find out he was really crazy and couldn't get his medication because he lost job and had no insurance or couldn't get to the hospital. Maybe playing that cell phone game was the only thing keeping him from going off and not being able to control his emotions he snapped. What would we be saying now? The story was one sided. I am trying to see why he did it. I am sorry that you are so closed minded to fit the pieces in where there are blanks but I am trying to see the whole thing. If people are going to fill holes where they make sense I want to look at it from another point to open the minds of others. It seems to not have worked in this case with you but maybe someone was able to see it from another point.
Posted in: Man held for punching 50-yr-old woman on Saitama train over playing games on cell phone
CMEANDU26Apr. 01, 2009 - 08:58AM JST
He should have asked for a deposit before taking off. The driver made an expensive mistake.
Posted in: Man arrested after taking taxi from Tokyo to Fukuoka and refusing to pay Y359,230 fare
CMEANDU26Apr. 01, 2009 - 08:21AM JST
Man.... I thought this would be done by now. If someone is staring at me and I ask them to stop and they punch me it is not ok. Later on if I find out that he lost his job his wife and family. I could understand why he did what he did. But that does not make it ok. How simple is that. But barking at someone is considered a threat. Now how a person perceives it is different. If I go down the street and yell at a person who is playing video games and they feel threatend and hit me who is in the wrong. Listen HE SHOULD HAVE NOT HIT THE OLD LADY. There is no justification to it. But why do people feel it's so wrong want to understand why he hit her. Don't you think that but looking at the situation through his prospective that we can learn something from that.
Himajin - you are taking parts of what people are writing and flipping them. If someone asked me to turn down my music in a nice manner I don't think that I would be upset. Not matter how bad my day was. Now IF someone yelled at me or was very rude to me and IF I was having a bad day I might react in a different way. Does that mean I will hit the lady no. But I am differnt from this guy.
CMEANDU26Mar. 31, 2009 - 10:13AM JST
smithinjapan - I am still trying to find out where IchyaWarFare was justifying what happened. All he is saying is that he sees or understands where the kid is coming from. Does that mean he agrees with what he did, I don't think so.
Everyday there are things in society we see and know it’s wrong but don't do anything about it. Does that mean it is justified by society? It has been said over and over that the kid was wrong. But no one is wondering why the kid did it. Maybe if we find out what caused him to do this that we can learn from this so that it doesn't happen again? Maybe IchyaWarFare was thinking about that side. But to say that he is justifying what happened is a far stretch.
CMEANDU26Mar. 31, 2009 - 07:52AM JST
I think if both people are willing why not. Does it mean that the relationship won't work, who knows. But if it is a no for the first date then when is a good time. I remember a girl saying that I needed to wait six months. I liked her but got tired of waiting for something. It seems like we were both waiting for that six month day. I ended it after a week....just kidding. We decided to just be friends. But during that time. I considered us friends. There was no paying for everything. I think some women feel like if they make a guy wait they can request anything and they guys will do it. Ladies trust me the guy is not doing it for you.
My simple rule is when it happens be happy.
CMEANDU26Mar. 30, 2009 - 01:57PM JST
I think that every parent does it a different way. I was brought up where getting hit was a last resort. I was taught what was right and what was wrong. If I was hit it was because I chose not to follow those simple rules. The punishment always fit the crime. Trust me, I did receive a lecture before I was hit. But it wasn't a punch or kick. It was a spanking. That taught me never to make the same mistake twice or simply not get caught for making that mistake. I knew what was right and what was wrong. I will raise my child the same way. Until someone pays all my bills and takes the responsibility of raising my child then there is no one to tell me that I am wrong in what I am doing. I am not breaking the law so discipline my child is a home issue. Not a society one.
Posted in: What are your views on parents hitting their children as a means of discipline?
CMEANDU26Mar. 27, 2009 - 01:29PM JST
Cleo - if he was suspected of striking the lady and it took two passengers to bring him to the Koban wouldn't you think that they would detain him until they can find everything out. I mean that sounds really simple. But the police gave this guy enough space to hit this old lady again in the face. That is poor police work too.
CMEANDU26Mar. 27, 2009 - 11:00AM JST
Man....This guy didn't care about what is going to happen. He should have done that when he was 19 and he wouldn't ge going to jail. Kids today need to be taught respect. Maybe it should be a subject in school.
CMEANDU26Mar. 26, 2009 - 04:08PM JST
There seems to be a problem and I don't see anything being done to assist people with these problems. Where are the counselors, social workers, teachers, and bosses, anyone who cares making a statement or trying to rectify the situation? I see the same problem in the news all the time but nothing from the elected officials stating that they are going to try and make a change. Japan just doesn't have those things and if they do they are not readily available for people to use them.
Posted in: Man arrested for fatally stabbing girlfriend in Tokyo apartment
CMEANDU26Mar. 26, 2009 - 01:04PM JST
What I can't understand is what were the arguing about that caused him to stab her so many time.
CMEANDU26Mar. 17, 2009 - 01:38PM JST
If it was me I don't need the police. I would have taken care of it. They are too old to be playing around like that. If it was just me maybe I could walk away. But my son.... I think that they should feel the pain.
Posted in: Two men arrested for pouring water from apartment balcony onto people below
CMEANDU26Mar. 12, 2009 - 09:52AM JST
Damn...seems like parents need to hug their kids more. More involvement with children and acts like this will be decreased.
Posted in: 17-year-old gunman kills 15 in Germany before taking own life
CMEANDU26Mar. 09, 2009 - 11:37AM JST
Where do they come up with calling them gangs? They said three were injured but no mention of how many were out in the street fighting? Couldn't this be my group of friends fighting their group of friends?
Posted in: Three youths in hospital after gang fight in suburban Tokyo
CMEANDU26Jan. 23, 2009 - 11:53AM JST
Good job by the police. But he is not going to serve any real time. They will put him in the hospital and when he turns 20 clean record and he can do what ever he wants.
The system needs to be fixed.
Posted in: Student arrested after threatening undercover policewoman with box cutter
CMEANDU26Jan. 23, 2009 - 11:51AM JST
I guess I am confused too. I was bullied while growing up. It was always by older kids. It stopped but growing up it was just part of being a kid. I don't think there is one person that can say they were never bullied. What confuses me is how normal that every one here is making it sound. I am sure that Parents, Schools, Teachers, let me just say every one knows that Bullying in Japan is a big problem. Why are we not hearing about what is being done to prevent this? I mean this is Japan. I am used to there being a solution to any problem. I mean I don't care if it is a knee jerk reaction. It doesn’t make sense to me to say that it is normal in Japan that a child that is bullied kills themselves. If it is then when the next child does it there shouldn't be any cry of out rage. It makes no sense to get all upset about it as a society if nothing is being done about it. Where are the parents? Are they active in the child’s life? Do they have a relationship with the child other than feeding them and giving them a place to sleep? Something more needs to be done.
Posted in: 14-year-old Saitama girl commits suicide after being bullied online
CMEANDU26Jan. 21, 2009 - 09:04AM JST
I think that it's kinda cheap to use his photo like that. But hey I guess they have to do what they have to do.
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CMEANDU26Jan. 13, 2009 - 10:54AM JST
Happy to hear that this marine did the right thing. If he would have protected his self by fight back he would have gotten in trouble. Gotta watch out for the camera.
The Japanese guy wasn't provoked. Didn't matter if he had some bad expirence. He was wrong and it was caught on camera. Time to open up the bank account and pay up.
Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting U.S. Marine in Kanagawa
CMEANDU26Jan. 12, 2009 - 09:43AM JST
Wow. This OLDER kid is a punk. He waited to until the middle of the night to try and kill his dad. I mean where are they learning to kill and then act like it is someone else’s fault. I mean he knows he is 17 and nothing is going to happen to him. I mean where the standards are. If any kid can try and kill their parents and get away with it there is something really wrong with this society. When are the law-makers and government officials going to realize that the kids today are not the same as they were when the law was written? I mean kids and pimp other kids and they just get a slap on the wrist but as soon as you reach 20 your thought that you have learned everything and you can accept responsibility.
Things here need to change soon or there is going to be a generation of kids that are going to be untouchable. These OLDER kids need to understand they there are consequences for their actions. I mean if you don't want to put them into Jail/prison then release the family name. Make it public who they are and who their families are. Maybe that will make parents more responsible for their children.
Posted in: Boy attacks sleeping father with survival knife in Saitama
May. 19, 2013 - 02:52PM JST
The mistake newbies make when using those tempermental Japanese fish broilers (sakana-yaki-ki) is that the broiler…
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May. 19, 2013 - 02:46PM JST
Wouldn't want to think of a weather forecaster operating without a license!
They mean certification.
Posted in: Taiwanese weather girl idol group to take Japan’s national weather forecasting license exam
May. 19, 2013 - 02:32PM JST
Mr.Takashi Nozawa he didn't say on this article a really important thing he could add here.…
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
May. 19, 2013 - 02:29PM JST
I saw a guy playing it safe once. The train was pretty empty but my wife…
May. 19, 2013 - 02:26PM JST
The A380's problem is not something I would call non-critical. If part of the wing skin…
Posted in: ANA reports different problem on modified Dreamliner