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    Knox Harrington

    Good. One less yak is always positive. Saynonara.

    That he kept a gun can only mean some joker looked the other way - either the police or the hospital staff, probably both.

    Posted in: Ex-gangster locks himself in hospital room and commits suicide

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    Knox Harrington

    Japan: Yebisu or Super Dry. Elsewhere: Estrella Galicia, VB.

    One of the many good things about Japanese summers are cold beer and edamame. I could eat that every day.

    Posted in: What’s your favorite beer?

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    Knox Harrington

    Way to extrapolate...

    Hey, it's bad enough they have one guy like this, and knowing the Japanese societal preference for hentai, I strongly suspect there are a bunch of people like this joker, just waiting to jump out.

    Even among your "hard working" people.

    Posted in: Prison guard arrested for filming girl's legs with camera in shoe

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    Knox Harrington

    Filming legs?! What is this? 1923? Does that really do it for anybody?

    He might have been 42 on paper but mentally, he sounds like a kid, attaching a phone to his shoes. Makes me feel good to know that they hire people like this to take care of prisoners. Doesn't at all lower the quality perception of Japanese public institutions...

    Posted in: Prison guard arrested for filming girl's legs with camera in shoe

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    Knox Harrington

    You see this all the time overseas with violent criminals.

    Sorry Panda, but you would have to be a lot more specific than that... Where overseas, for example? And in which examples do we observe people spilling the beans like the Japanese supposedly do?

    No, I don't believe, not for a sec, that these are somehow voulantary confessions. They are... Hm, shall we say extracted? It just doesn't add up that all criminals somehow want to get caught. My guess is that the police try to pin unsolved crimes to the ones caught in many cases. And, since social stigma is a big thing in Japan, they succeed in getting these "confessions".

    On top of this, how come a suspect for such a relatively minor crime gets named and shamed without being convicted?

    Posted in: Man arrested for cutting seats on Keisei line trains

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    Knox Harrington

    As per usual here, police catch the small fish and let the whales slip through their nets. As said above, what about the dealer, the distributors of these drugs? Mendokusai? Probably.

    ...after being detained for 48 days...

    How do they possibly motivate such a long detention?

    Posted in: Pop singer ASKA released on Y7 mil bail; trial to start Aug 28

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    Knox Harrington

    Police quoted Yokomori as saying he had also been responsible for at least 50 similar acts of vandalism on train seats since April because he was stressed out, TBS reported.

    Forgive me, but I cannot drink this particular Kool-Aid. How many times have I read that police quotes a suspect "confessing", like magic, to plenty of other crimes? 20 times? 30 perhaps. Japan must be the only place in the world where suspects willfully incriminate themselves and admit to crimes of which the police have no evidence. Any critcally thinking person can see that there is something weird with all these "confessions".

    Posted in: Man arrested for cutting seats on Keisei line trains

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    Knox Harrington

    Are these three countries going to grow up some day? Do they even have that idea? Right now, these Asian countries act like immature kids, lobbing insults back and forth and doing their best to provoke each other. Japan probably considers itself to be the more mature of the three, but this place is just as hopeless.

    Posted in: Japan slams Korea-China proposal to jointly mark end of war next year

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    Knox Harrington

    Finally!

    How would the world move on if these events stopped? And what would happen to the CD sales when these middle aged men would no longer buy 40 CDs to try to get one of them tickets?! That wouldn't work out...

    Business, at all cost.

    Posted in: AKB48 resumes handshake events with new security measures

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    Knox Harrington

    New trains are good, I guess. Gotta update at some point. More so-called priority seats are probably to cater to the many ild people who ride the trains in the midday.

    I decided to sit on top of a man's jacket he had thrown next to him...

    Hahaha, brilliant!

    I have always found peoples true character to come out when riding trains in Japan. Rude, elbowing and inconsiderate of others are some fine traits many, many people around here. My personal favorite are people standing in front of the doors on the platform when people are trying to get off.

    Posted in: Yamanote line trains to get new look

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    Knox Harrington

    Meanwhile the whatever-flavor-of-the-month-sagi is underway. Frankly, I've had enough of this pretentious image the Japanese have of themselves and that they love to feed on. No doubt this will be picked up by one of the qualitative daytime tv-shows to explain how the outside world adores and respects Japan soo much.

    Posted in: Saudi Arabian TV tempts would-be thieves in Tokyo to test Japan’s honesty

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    Knox Harrington

    Good. Another celeb, standing on some stage, promoting dog-knows-what and the plebs will buy. Till they drop.

    Posted in: Skin game

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    Knox Harrington

    This is fake, on so many levels... Crocodile tears if I ever saw any. Fits in perfect with the image of Japan and its uniqueness - become a public servant, embezzle the sh¡t out of you allocated funds, then try to cover it up, only to pretend to be sorry and preferably cry when you inevitably get caught. Don't worry, you won't understand, it's our culture!

    One of the worst performances I've ever seen and not nearly as fun as "Why are you laughing?! Don't laugh Shaddap! Shaddap!"

    Posted in: Lawmaker bawls at press conference over his use of public funds

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    Knox Harrington

    I say that they should investigate every possible angle and not just rely on a confession.

    But that would mean they would have to do some actual police work. More practical to rely on confessions all the time. Speaking of confessions, don't they need to be investigated in Japan. Can a perp just confess and be found guilty, even without proof? Don't think that flies where I am from. In this case, there must be a lot of other evidence to rely on, no? Blood splatter, DNA on the scissors, etc... They do have crime technicians in Japan, don't they?

    Posted in: Suspect in murder of woman at Yokosuka hotel refuses to talk to police

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    Knox Harrington

    CH3CHO,

    Those are BS, minor articles (probably hidden somewhere obscure in the paper version, if printed at all), whereas this is BIG news. People don't just burn themselves to death, you know (even though this guy supposedly lived). This is obviously downplayed, to try to make it go away. The weird and strange thing is, that in Japan, that stuff seems to work well. I fear for the future of this nation with its docile, and apathetic citizens. Honto.

    Kazuaki,

    You're not interested?! You should be...

    Posted in: Japan pushing on with reform of constitution despite fiery suicide bid

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    Knox Harrington

    Why is this (big) news downplayed? An uncomfortable truth? A man tries to burn himself to death in the middle of Tokyo, on of the biggest cities in the world and the soncalled press are stonewalling on the issue. Anyone who can't see which direction Japan is headed had better wake up.

    A free press in a democratic society does not treat this kind of news (he had a message, after all) like it was nothing. In Japan, they do. Had this happened in any other developed nation, the press would have been all over it, tryingbto find out who this guy was, what his motives were and to do their best to inform the public.

    Posted in: Japan pushing on with reform of constitution despite fiery suicide bid

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    Knox Harrington

    I actually think this "I do not have a mind of my own" works well. In Japan and Japan only. In the kaigai (as they so insularly put it), this does not work. Much of the reason for this hiring airheads is insecurity and old-fashioned thinking. I suspect many of the older members at any given company would feel threatened by challenging ideas and actually having to think while at work, perhaps even coming up with new ideas instead of iterations of old stuff. Of course, hiring only yes-men (or yes-women) does companies a great disservice but I think Japan is too far up its own backside to realize that until they are passed, one by one, by other nations.

    Posted in: 'Be a blank slate' - The way to get hired in Japan?

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    Knox Harrington

    Hm, I think you described US government with this .

    Hm, you think wrong. I described Japan.

    Posted in: Advisers urge Japan to offer foreign aid to richer nations

  • 0

    Knox Harrington

    Shintaro Ishihara and several of his loyal lieutenants in their 70s...

    I love that AFP can't really hide the contempt for this geriatric clown and his pals.

    Posted in: Ishihara, old guard launch Next Generation Party

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    Knox Harrington

    warispeace,

    Yep, this all just sounds like a way to make it easier for the corporatocracy that is Japan to funnel money into the pockets of their buddies, all the while patting some backs and smiling at the populace, who, understands nothing of what is going on.

    Posted in: Advisers urge Japan to offer foreign aid to richer nations

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