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Kent McgrawJul. 18, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
I would think the companies that bought the lists should also face prosecution. They encourage these activities through buying the personal information. Although it would be hard to prove they knew it was stolen data but they should have asked where the data came from.
Posted in: Police arrest systems engineer in Benesse data leak case
Kent McgrawJul. 12, 2014 - 10:44AM JST
Shame on Israel.
Shame on Hamas. Hamas lines civilians up and hides behind them like the cowards they are. Hamas began firing hundreds of missiles after kidnapping and killing 3 Israeli boys, one of which was also an American. They bomb Israel relentlessly and cry when Israel says "Enough is enough" and fights back. Israel send warnings before they fire so that civilians can leave but Hamas forbids the civilians from leaving. Then there is the problem with the children there who are trained to fight and kill at the age of 3 years old. Just because they are not officially in an army does not make them civilians.
Israel has the right to protect their land and their people. If Hamas would stop firing, the problem would be solved but how do you deal with a population who has made it clear that they want every living Jew annihilated from the face of the earth?
Posted in: As death toll rises, no end seen to Israeli offensive
Kent McgrawJun. 19, 2014 - 12:09PM JST
I want one.
Posted in: Robot maker showcases thought-controlled suits
Kent McgrawMay. 31, 2014 - 03:53PM JST
TBS quoted police as saying that the remains were that of a young boy who apparently died about seven years ago when he was five.
In April, when the boy failed to show up at the start of school—where he had been enrolled several years ago—school officials notified a child welfare center which, in turn, contacted police on May 22.
So it took 7 years for the school to notice that the boy did not show up?
I won't even comment on a worthless father who allows his son to starve to death.
Posted in: Man arrested after child's skeletal remains found in apartment
Kent McgrawMay. 29, 2014 - 12:05PM JST
The emergency medical personnel in Japan are nothing but taxi drivers. Japan does not allow them to administer medications so basically they are just transporters. I was actually shocked to find out that the EMT's here could do nothing to save a person because they can not have drugs on the ambulance. What good is emergency medical personnel who can not administer medication on the spot to save a life?
Posted in: Man dies while in police custody in Tokyo
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 04:43PM JST
Japan gets upset about a comic book. I do not read comic books but often they tell a story of things that will be. Look at Iron man. The US government is working on creating such a thing and is almost there.
Most serious comic books have some truth in them and much imagination but it is the imagination that creates things most people think are impossible. Most comic writers study their subject well so that they can write about it. I never disrespect one who writes comic books and the things they expose should be taken seriously.
Posted in: Nosebleeds, food, and fear: How a manga became center of a debate on Fukushima
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 03:15PM JST
Why do people always take things out on other people because they are from a country where the government does things that the people do not necessarily support? We need to learn it is not the people of a country but the government and politicians in a country who are the ones doing the bad things. Most people are nice and can not help where they were born.
We are not responsible for what our government does, we are responsible for what we do.
Posted in: China evacuates more than 3,000 nationals from Vietnam after unrest
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 03:04PM JST
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe charges ahead with his “Abenomics” policies to revive economic growth, things look set to get harder, not better, for Japan’s down-and-out.
These are policies to reverse growth not revive growth. The rich will get richer, the middle class will slip into poverty and the poor will become poorer. Abe is following the same policies that have ruined the world economy but if you hype it enough the people will believe it.
Abenomics are only for the rich that invest their money to make a profit, the people will not see any gain as the prices get higher and the Yen falls to record lows reducing the buying power.
Posted in: Japan's working poor left behind by Abenomics
Kent McgrawMay. 09, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
Actually the charge should escalate to dispensing medication without a license, attempted murder due to tha fact the person may have been allergic to the mdication. Diuretics can reduce the potassium level in the blood sending someone into cardiac arrest. What this man did is a serious crime and should be treated as such and not just as another sexual perversion.
Posted in: Taxi driver held for drugging women with diuretics
Kent McgrawApr. 16, 2014 - 01:27PM JST
The problem here is that there are few local hunters as the laws about hunting and who can get a hunting license are not only ridiculous but very expensive. There is already a bounty on deer and boar but when you have to go through everything you must go through to get a license and then pay the exorbitant fees and buy the shells to shoot at 1000 yen a shell, few people want to hunt. The police try to discourage people from applying for a hunting license. If they would loosen the laws, there would be more hunters but as it is it costs about 20000 yen a year to have a hunting license and hunt. Sure you can get a license for under that but not the gun and not the cartridges.
Posted in: Gov't discusses measures to stop crop damage by wild boars, deer
Kent McgrawApr. 06, 2014 - 06:47PM JST
As usual, there are many things not reported and everything is left up to question. Was this a miscarriage and she was in shock? I do not trust investigations here nor things reported. Confessions mean nothing in Japan as they are beat out of you.
The headline is nothing but sensationalism and it is very sad that a newspaper would resort to a sensational headline to get people to read it.
She may be a grieving mother who had a stillborn or a miscarriage. We do not know so do not judge.
Posted in: Woman arrested for dumping body of baby in toilet in Gunma
Kent McgrawApr. 06, 2014 - 06:42PM JST
What facts do you have to jump to any conclusion that the boy is guilty. He may not have known that he hit the accelerator and being a young man was afraid and tried to run away. No one should judge this young man or his intentions with the no evidence that is reported.
Posted in: Man killed by door of car that suddenly started; driver arrested
Kent McgrawApr. 06, 2014 - 06:26PM JST
The price of everything in Japan is quite higher than any place in the world. I can still buy everything in America and pay import fees and get things for less for the most part. After import taxes some things in Japan are the same as buying them outside of Japan and importing them.
A previous person wrote about the price of gas as being 95 yen a liter. I would like to know where, It is 175 yen liter where I am in Japan.
Vegetables are overpriced, meat is overpriced and even though I do not eat much rice, it is extremely over priced. There is nothing in Japan that is priced right.
Posted in: The top overpriced products in Japan
Kent McgrawMar. 23, 2014 - 08:03PM JST
CrickyMar. 23, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Swooping like a tortuous and low and behold after six months preparation all players are unable to remember or find anything. Looks good though unless you have a monicume of intelligence.
They can be forgiven if they say they were drunk. I was drunk so I was not responsible. Verdict, not guilty by reason of intoxication.
Kent McgrawMar. 23, 2014 - 07:51PM JST
Voter turn out is 15.62% that says a lot. No one cares. Perhaps elections have become a joke all over the world as the votes do not count. Perhaps there was no one running that voters could see as being for them so the cronies went out to vote while the people protested that there was no good candidate. This is not just Osaka but people all over are getting tired of elections with no real choices about whom to elect. If no one votes I win by a landslide because I voted for me and my friends voted.
Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%
Kent McgrawMar. 02, 2014 - 06:06PM JST
Japan is supporting terrorists now. Here is news, Palestine was never a country or a people. Do some history research.
Those supporting the war against Israel will fail. Japan is going down under Abe. Japan has chosen to make Israel their enemy. Nothing good will come of this but nothing good comes of anything Abe does.
Posted in: Japan pledges $200 million in aid for Palestinians
Kent McgrawMar. 02, 2014 - 05:50PM JST
Perhaps if Japanese men respected women, it would not be this way.
Posted in: For some women, husband's death like a breath of fresh air
Kent McgrawMar. 02, 2014 - 05:02PM JST
I just got used to seeing people talking to themselves and finding out they were using Bluetooth. Now we have get used to strange facial expressions as people are walking down the street.
Posted in: Japanese researchers testing tiny ear computer
Kent McgrawMar. 02, 2014 - 04:37PM JST
Proved my point, People here always vote down the truth. @Techno, America was not an aggressor until Clinton took office. But that is history something people should study without the blinders of the education you receive in indoctrination schools. America has kept Japan safe from enemies and that is a fact. Under Obama do not expect to have any support from the military as it is not in his interest. His interest is advancing the muslim agenda. Sometimes people need to play connect the dots so they can see the picture. By the way being voted down in this place is always a pleasure and shows that I hit a nerve.
Posted in: U.S. warns Russia against Ukraine intervention
Kent McgrawMar. 02, 2014 - 01:10AM JST
This is sad, It seems that people who speak the truth are voted down. Obama was asleep and then on his way to raise funds for himself after telling Putin that after the election he would have more leeway and then reduced the American military to just bones so they can not fight nor protect any other country. people on this sight love this man who has destroyed the only country that stood for freedom and yes, Japan, America has kept you safe but it can not any longer because of the obama administration. Obama is playing golf and having a beer while Russia is making plans. If Obama says one thing you can count on it being the opposite of what is said.
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Jul. 31, 2014 - 08:17AM JST
Yup.. the crash site was safe and secured and investigators had spoken to the East-Ukrianian freedom…
Posted in: Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site
Jul. 31, 2014 - 08:11AM JST
I am at a loss here. When a country imports military equipment, who do they declare…
Posted in: US blacklists North Korean shipping companies
Jul. 31, 2014 - 08:08AM JST
Thumbs-up to some out-of-the-box thinking by McDonalds. I'm not sure how well tofu nuggets will be…
Posted in: McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal
Jul. 31, 2014 - 08:07AM JST
It's really shocking how the justice system's view of human life is so little.
Posted in: Nursing home employee gets 8 years for fatally assaulting resident
Jul. 31, 2014 - 08:05AM JST
Nice idea. Ut I think the price will kill the golden goodse.