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    This is just public appeasing lip service! They are being prosecuted for the wrong things. They should be prosecuted for failing to install upgrades and employ safety measures outlined by the previous safety standards which caused the meltdowns. The tsunami just showed how laxed they were on improvements on 40 year old reactors that were only built to last 30 years. The tsunami did not cause the meltdowns. TEPCO officials did!

    Posted in: Prosecutors set to rule on Fukushima indictments against TEPCO execs

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    Hey! Hang on! Yeah, the perp is dead, but so is the innocent woman. There's nothing to celebrate here!

    Posted in: Woman found stabbed to death; suspect jumps from building roof

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    A quarter of a ton of porn? 70 videos? His friend is sick all right! Guess what the local cops are gonna be doing for the next few months?

    Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park

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    Personally, I see no problem with these 'uchiwa' fans. It's no different to the printed posters plastered around the towns and it's definitely a lot less offensive than those loud speaker vans they travel around in. If she was using the funds for trips to the beauty salon or to buy clothes I could see a problem, but that is not the case. This situation just seems rather petty and immature to me.

    Posted in: Justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

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    The Japanese government’s plan to restart nuclear reactors shut down after the Fukushima disaster will not be affected by Monday’s resignation of the industry minister

    Nothing will stop the Japanese government's plan to restart the reactors. Japan is not a democracy! It is a Fasciest state controlled by beaurocrats and their cronies. Many cities have rejected the restart of the reactors with majority votes against it, but the government does not care. They are gonna go ahead anyway. Democracy? Don't make me laugh!

    Posted in: Obuchi's departure won't affect nuclear reactor restarts

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    Another day in Japan another family murder-suicide! Luckily this kid lived, but he has to live with the knowledge that his mother tried to kill him and then killed herself. The streets of Japan are pretty safe, but the danger lays at home.

    Posted in: Woman found dead in car; 11-year-old son also found with stab wounds

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    Imura’s lawyers argued that he did not know his acts were illegal, a notion that the court rejected.

    Well, he knows now, doesn't he? That's a pretty lame excuse. I remember a judge told me many years ago that, ignorance is not an excuse. I also wonder the charges were. Was h charged with illegal possession of a firearm? That can carry a 5-10 year sentence in Japan. I think he got off pretty lightly.

    Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

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    The thing is though, this article does not give any extenuating circumstances or evidence to support the husband's claims. Did she really want to die or did he murder her? Has there been toxicology tests done in her? Was she slipped half a dozen sleeping pills before she was CO2 poisoned in the van? Was the husband the reason she wanted to die?

    Posted in: Man says he killed his wife because she wanted to die

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    More than half of the residents signed a petition opposing the restart, but the government is still pushing ahead with plans to restart them regardless of public opinion. This is true for every reactor in Japan. I think the japanese people have to accept the fact that, the government they voted into to power doesn't give a fat rat's ball bag about their opinion and will do whatever they like. I'm wondering how many of these people opposing the restart were part of the 50% of the population that actually got up of their donkeys and voted.

    Posted in: Nuclear reactor restarts unlikely this year

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    Happy birthday to the grandmother of Japan!

    Posted in: Empress Michiko celebrates 80th birthday

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    he killed her because she wanted to die.

    Ah, true love!

    Posted in: Man says he killed his wife because she wanted to die

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    Political funding scandals are a chronic problem in Japan, where gifts to constituents were banned to prevent vote buying.

    I think this should read, getting caught misappropriating political funds is a huge problem in Japan. What's wrong with these mullets? Do they believe their position is to exploit and abuse the privileges of office? Do they believe they are above the law? There was that goon a few weeks ago that spent over a million yen of political donations on going to gentlemen's clubs and massage parlours. Cue judge Dread, "I am the law!"

    Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers

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    Mountainoear - I think there is a pretty good home care system in place already. Day care centres, care workers who visit the home etc. I think people don't realize the amount of help available to them or just don't like having 'strangers' in their home or as is my mother-in law's case a refusal to accept that they are declining mentally and physically and need help. But I agree it is quite difficult to actually enter a full time care facility.

    You think wrong. There is a major shortage of aged care facilities and the care workers are private organisations that charge a small fortune. Have you ever seen a retirement village in Japan? Of course not, because they don't exist!

    FightingViking - my post is written that way because that is what I have been told by the many people I know in their 40's or 50's that cannot work or marry due to being full time carers of their parents.

    The government provides very little support for families of elderly and sick parents. A few years ago they planned to import 10,000 aged care workers from the Philippines and Indonesia, but 70% of them failed the entrance exam because of the kanji. They changed the test to make it easier, but at least 50% still failed the test. The reason they decided to import aged care workers was because it is cheap labor. The salary offered was ¥220,000 P/M minus the pension and health insurance, which meant the net salary was around ¥160-170,000, way below the poverty line. This was the failure of the idea. They expected educated and professional nurses and carers to come to Japan and work for peanuts.

    Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to strangle 77-year-old mother to death

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    When (not if) Mt. Fuji erupts there could be as many as 12 million evacuees and it could kill tens of thousands of people depending on the wind direction, the scale of the eruption and if it erupts without warning. This drill may seem like a good idea, but when Fuji does blow it's gonna be a whole different kettle of fish. We'll have a good view of it from Chiba though.

    Posted in: 4,000 take part in Mt Fuji eruption drill

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    I love the way these 'experts' keep popping up in Japan to state the blatantly obvious. The other day it was an 'expert' telling us that two reactors were in danger cos they were only 20k away from a volcano. Now, we have another 'expert' telling us the massive quake that moved Japan nearly two meters closer to China has created instability in the Earth's crust destabilizing the 80 odd volcanoes in Japan. Thanks for that Einstein!

    Posted in: Japan's volcanoes made more jittery by 2011 quake, expert says

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    This is a sad tale that seems to repeat itself over and over again in Japan. There are too many people forced into a life of slavery taking care of their elderly and sick parents. I know many people in the same situation and they are just waiting for their parent/s to die to get their life back. This is an issue that Abe has failed to recognise with his plan to get women back into the workforce as part of economic recovery. Yeah, he is talking about increasing child care facilities (and done very little about it), but he has not even considered increasing aged care facilities in a country where 50% of the population will be over 60 in the next 30-40 years or so. Japanese people pay huge amounts of money for health insurance and old age pension, but get bugger all in return. These people that have to stay home and take care of their parents are considered unemployed and get nothing. They live off the pittance pension their parents are receiving. I can. Only see incidents like this increasing as the population ages. There are quite a few private companies offering assistance, but they are not cheap and out of reach of many people. The image of Japanese seniors is that they are all healthy and climb mountains every weekend, but this is not the case for the majority of seniors.

    Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to strangle 77-year-old mother to death

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    "I have a bad feeling about this!"

    Learn English they will not!

    Posted in: Star Wars English-Japanese Dictionary for Padawan learners

  • -1

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah, but my question still is, how and why did it happen?

    Posted in: Former Japan soccer star Oku killed in car crash

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    These hornets are dangerous, but don't swarm unless they are disturbed. If you kill or excite one it releases hormones to alert the rest of the colony it is in trouble and the rest go into attack mode. My guess is, one of the kids tried to kill or possibly even capture one of the hornets and started a swarm attack. Kids should be educated from an early age about these monsters to avoid these attacks.

    Posted in: 26 students stung by hornets in Kumamoto

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    Another one? Gees! There are some seriously trucked up kids in Japan! So, what did this loser do? Wake up one morning after a marathon manga reading session, playing childish video games for the the last three months, get angry with his mum cos he had to make his own breakfast? What makes these kids have this demented desire to randomly kill or name another person? And, all too often, it's a young guy killing a defenseless young woman. Yeah, Japan is a safe place if you are a middle aged guy who can defend himself, but if you are a child or young woman you are on the s/hit list!

    Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'

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