Disillusioned's past comments

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    Cherry Herrera Ogoshi - Most of the home for the elders are short of staff and night shifts have only two careworkers attending almost 50 elders all through the night!!

    And, there is the reason so many died! These so-called 'care centers' are understaffed and many of the staff are undertrained. Did they not have practiced evacuation procedures? Every company, school and hospital I know of Japan often do evacuation drills. It seems somebody has neglected their duty of care in this case.

    Posted in: 9 found dead in Iwate home for elderly after typhoon

  • 5

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    Tokyo was forced to call off the 2014-15 hunt after the International Court of Justice ruled its annual Antarctic foray was commercial, masquerading as science.

    This ruling still stands, but Japan chooses to ignore it. Shouldn't they be held in contempt for ignoring it? They did state the restructured their whale hunt by reducing the number of whales hunted by around 15%, which means bugger all because they have not been able to fill their quota for many years due to the actions of SS.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd enlists fast ship to outrun Japanese whaling fleet

  • 10

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    the revised system would impose a heavier burden on low- and middle-income earners.

    That's 90% of the population. Once again we see the liberal government support the rich at the expense of the poor.

    Posted in: LDP to revise spousal tax break system to 'motivate' women to work

  • 5

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    Yeah, the jobless rate may very well have fallen, but how many of these newly employed are doing crappy low-paying jobs with no future or benefits and with these new semi-permanent 'fire me on the spot' contracts? The problem is not having a job. The problem is having a job that's worth doing!

    Posted in: Japan's jobless rate hits 21-year low; household spending falls less than expected

  • -4

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    Yeah, you do have to be a bit taxi-wise in Japan. I always ask them to use the NAVI and choose the route myself even if I am not going far. I remember a terrible thing that happened to one of my friends a few years ago. He was in Roppongi and haled a taxi to go to Akasaka. He was a tad drunk and hadn't been in Japan for very long. The taxi took him to Asakusa about 15k away from where he wanted to go and it cost him over ¥10,000. And then, he had to get another taxi back to Akasaka, another ¥10,000. It was a very expensive mistake. In general, the taxi drivers in Tokyo and Chiba are pretty good, but there are quite a few desperados out there ready to leech a few extra bucks out of a drunk or uninitiated foreigner.

    Posted in: Tokyo ward official beats taxi driver for not going way he told him to

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    The boy’s 20-year-old mother was quoted by police she took her eyes off her son for just a few minutes when she went into another room.

    But, left him in a room with an open window. This kid is extremely lucky! I hope this young mother has learned that, it only takes a split second and your kid is gone! I also hope she has learned not to leave the flipping windows open on the 7th floor! "Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity cannot!"

    Posted in: 2-year-old boy survives fall from 7th floor apartment

  • -4

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    60% is not exactly what you(d call an overwhelming majority.

    Posted in: Majority want Abe to stay on until Tokyo 2020 Olympics: poll

  • 0

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    The worst of it is going to hit northern Japan. The brunt of the storm will miss Tokyo, thankfully.

    Posted in: Powerful typhoon expected to make landfall over northeast Japan

  • 5

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    This is a huge problem in Japanese schools. Kids who have communication or socialising difficulties are often separated and excluded from events. Unfortunately, there is not much else the schools can do under the current structure. I've worked in private high schools for over a decade and many students with learning and social disabilities end up in private schools due to bullying from public schools, especially in junior high. The school I work in at present has six or seven special needs students. The advantage of private high schools is they are much more strict than the public schools, which lessens the amount of bullying on the kids, but this is not to say it doesn't happen. Kids get bullied all over the world and when I was a kid (some 35 odd years ago) we used to deal with it with a playground punch up and you'd all be friends again in the afternoon. It's saddening and disappointing to see that so many kids in Japan feel the answer to their problems is jumping in front of a train.

    Posted in: Police suspect girl who jumped to her death in front of train was being bullied

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    She was only a hundred meters behind her mother in a smallish town. It's very suspicious that she could just disappear without a trace without some kind of foul play. I'm still hopeful she is found safe and well, but I, and many others, have doubts.

    Posted in: 7-year-old girl missing in Nagano town

  • 2

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    This is a rather large and slow moving storm. It seems to be going to follow the coast and slam Sapporo at the end of the week. Sadly, it means transport nightmares for Tokyoites on Monday through to Tuesday evenings.

    Posted in: Another powerful typhoon forecast to hit Japan on Tuesday

  • 3

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    JapanT - 30m is not all far. Remember, Japan is safe.

    Yeah, Japan is safe if you are a middle aged man. However, if you are a child or a woman (or both) the statistic is very different. Unfortunately, there are too many creeps around yo let your young kids walk around unsupervised. Let's hope she hasn't fallen prey to a creep and she is found safe and well.

    Posted in: 7-year-old girl missing in Nagano town

  • 9

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    These clowns are gambling with the largest pension fund in the world. I'm so glad I got out of this scam. However, I can say goodbye to the fifteen grand or so I paid into it. I have my own private superannuation fund I've been into since I was in my early twenties. I know I'm ok, but the youth of Japan will be lucky to get a discounted train ticket when they retire.

    Posted in: Gov't pension fund reports Y5.23 tril loss in April-June

  • 4

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    Gees! Hard bunch of comments here! The article states, the death was 'linked' to Pokemon Go because he 'had' been playing the game and his phone battery died. Therefore, it's conclusive that he was playing the game while driving prior to the accident.

    Posted in: 2nd traffic death linked to Pokemon Go reported in Japan

  • 2

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    wtfjapan - seems like your more likely to be killed by a family member or classmate in Japan

    I dunno about 'more likely to', but they are definitely the most common kinds of murders in Japan.

    Posted in: 4 more teens arrested over killing of boy found in Saitama riverbed

  • 0

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    “I should think from the victim’s perspective, imagining if she had been my precious daughter.”

    Let's hope she keeps the same sentiment when he is sentenced. He is the punk of the very worst kind! Deprivation of liberty, kidnapping and rape! He should be looking at 20 years in the slammer and I hope he gets it! Sadly though, his status of fame and admissions of regret will play heavily on his sentencing. He will only be tried on the worst offence and, because it is his firs offence, he will get off very lightly. Possibly only 3-5 years (or less) depending on how well he plea bargains.

    Posted in: Actress Takahata apologizes over son’s arrest on rape charge

  • 12

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    Encourage? What a huge copout! Higher salaries means higher fees for child care putting even more financial pressure on families. How about the government increases it's subsidies of childcare facilities so they can afford to pay a decent salary? Buy, I guess they are more worried about spending money on the flipping Olympics than to actually do something proactive to support Abs's (imaginary) three arrows of economic reform.

    Posted in: Gov't to encourage pay raises for day care staff amid worker shortage

  • 0

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    If a Japanese person was holding negotiations in a university in Australia, the US or England I'm sure they wouldn't get an interview in Japanese, so I don't see what all the fuss is about. This is Japan, not the US! It's quite odd that so many English teachers expect Japanese to learn and use English, but they can't do the same with Japanese. How can you successfully teach a second language if you haven't learned one (or two) yourself?

    Posted in: Panel bans Tokyo university's Japanese-only labor talks policy

  • 1

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    So, he bound and confined the women. That's kidnapping! He then raped her. I know this loser would be looking at 15-20 years in jail where I come from. Sadly, he's looking at 3-5 in Japan and, because he is famous he will more than likely get a suspended sentence.

    Posted in: Actor Yuta Takahata arrested on rape charge

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    Strangerland - Ridiculously exaggerated!

    Really? Which parallel universe do you live in? Have a look at the number of people using their phones, pads and game machines and check what they are doing on them. It's closer to 4 out of 5 with stupid mind-numbingly pathetic games on the screen or they are watching freaking television! This Pokemon Go is a disease on society, not a fad!

    Posted in: Driver, playing Pokemon Go, hits and kills pedestrian, injures another

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