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    FightingViking

    @StormR

    I wish for this child to not suffer any permanent emotional or mental harm having endured this..

    The baby is too young now to realize however, even if he finds a loving home, even the new "secrecy law" is not going to hide the fact he's been adopted and knowing how Japanese school kids love to tease and bully, he may face a pretty grim time ahead.

    My elder son went to a Japanese school. He was bullied for much less than that. He is left-handed so his "school mates" broke his left arm...

    @Disillusioned

    Hopefully, the kid will go into foster care and never be told of the circumstances of how he became a foster child.

    An American friend of mine became engaged to a Japanese man. When he took her to introduce her to his parents (a rather "well-off" couple) he was told that if he married her, he would be "disowned" by them because he wasn't their "real" son anyway... It can be hidden for some of the time, but not "forever".

    Posted in: Mother holding 1-year-old baby jumps in front of train in Tokyo

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    FightingViking

    Moderator : Could we please be informed if the "driver" was the one involved in the accident ? Or was it the driver of a car just "passing by" ? Thank you.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    FightingViking

    Although I understand what Fungy is implying (that it COULD have been a "crime scene") the time of day - or night - is not mentioned but surely an "accident scene" should be evident ? Was there nobody else at the scene ? Surely there were other passers-by ? It does mention :

    the driver was not seriously injured, but a female passenger was unconscious and he could not detect a pulse.

    so it wasn't a "hit-and-run" and apparently, she wasn't completely "alone" with her rescuer ?

    Anyway, great guy to have saved her life !

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    FightingViking

    This "story" tickled my sense of humour... ;)

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

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    @toshiko-san

    I just hope you're right !

    Posted in: Abe names replacements for trade, justice ministers

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    %y Toyota has been recalled for a different problem... I wonder if they'll fix the airbag at the same time ? (I'll have to remember to ask them).

    Posted in: U.S. urges air bag repairs as recalls expand to 4.7 mil vehicles

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    Let me guess : both these new ministers are pro-nuclear ?

    Posted in: Abe names replacements for trade, justice ministers

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    @Cortes Elijah

    Glad the mom died. What a looser.

    How extremely compassionate of you !

    The child survived, that is the good news.

    ...do you think this child is going to grow up "normally" knowing his mother committed suicide ? (IF that really is the case...).

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

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    @hackney

    To get real for a moment, it's a lot easier to change a kid's diaper than an adult's, especially when it's your parent, someone who you've looked up to all your life.

    I absolutely agree with you - I certainly hope that if ever I get to that stage, they will have someone else take care of me, I would be extremely embarrassed if they had to "change my diapers"... It was mostly "Disillusioned's" way of writing :

    I know many people in the same situation and they are just waiting for their parent/s to die to get their life back..

    . that I absolutely resented. That's no way to talk of your parents.

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

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    @Disillusioned

    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 "man" (wimp ?) wouldn't be here if hs mother hadn't borne him, brought him into the world, fed him and taken care of him for all those years... Is he not married ? If he doesn't have a wife to help take care of his mother, he could hire a family helper to do it for him...

    I, personally, would very much resent it if either of my sons decided "they were just waiting for me to die to get their life back"....

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

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    @bjohnson

    Japan should just sink those ships once and for all.

    and in your opinion, that wouldn't be an "excuse" to start a war ? With Abe's relentless, constant provocation, sinking two Chinese ships would be a good solution ???

    Posted in: Chinese coast guard ships in disputed waters

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    FightingViking

    I know nothing about guns but if the one they're talking about is for hunting, the "hunting" pictures I've seen show it to be quite a bit longer than a pistol... not easy to shoot oneself in the head I would imagine.

    Posted in: Hospital director, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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    FightingViking

    Don't forget that very soon, we won't even get to hear about it under the new "secrecy law"...

    Posted in: Obuchi apologizes after political funds misuse reports

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    FightingViking

    I had never heard of this before coming to Japan, in fact I didn't hear of it until quite a long time after our divorce but now I know it was pure coïncidence my J-hubby was type B...

    Posted in: Is it time for Japan to get over trying to connect your personality and blood type?

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    Poor husband ! Sick in hospital, he finds out his wife has been murdered...

    Posted in: Woman found stabbed to death in Shiga home

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    FightingViking

    I really don't know... We'll have to ask the Japanese...

    Posted in: Why are there so many opposition parties (at least seven) in Japanese politics?

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    @Eddie Yamashita

    Almost no one in Japan refers to another person by their given name only unless they're family, without adding some kind of -san or -kun or -chan at the end of a name or making it into some kind of nickname. It's just considered too intimate, too brash, for anything outside of a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship.

    When we children, brought up in "gaikoku", first names were for our parents to call us, not for us to call them, although when we became adult, mother thought calling her by her first name would make her feel younger. My elder brother did it but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. To me, it seemed like a lack of respect..

    In a lot of European countries, the rule is exactly the same as for Japan as Mr Yamashita puts it : Almost no one (in Japan) refers to another person by their given name only unless they're family (I would add) and/or "close friends". I find it not only annoying but even extremely embarrassing when (for instance) the nurse at a clinic in Tokyo I went to for the first time yelled out my "first name" to follow her into the consultation room. Being a very difficult name for Japanese people to pronounce, it made me shudder... I have a Japanese family name - please use it ! It's much easier for you to pronounce anyway !

    Posted in: Mothers react to being called by their first names after years of just being 'Mama'

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    @senseiman

    I don`t mean it is dangerous to the police, I mean it is dangerous to the public

    and as someone else also mentioned, the "bozo-punk" could have killed himself (like the car driver being chased by the police we read about just yesterday...) not to mention maybe killing innocent pedestrians.

    Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper

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    @tapi0ca

    Do you have a pair of "those shoes" for non-windy days... ?

    Posted in: Blow hard

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