Knox Harrington's past comments

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    Knox Harrington

    I love how all criminals in Japan always admits to a slew of other crimes, effectively incriminating themselves ad infinitum. And I bet nobody sees the weirdness in that. I bet more than the old phonebook is innthe interrogation room.

    Posted in: Serial burglar suspected of over 100 thefts

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    Knox Harrington

    “If the research program is discontinued, our company will no doubt go bankrupt this year,” ... “We can survive if the program continues while we are recovering from the (2011 tsunami) disaster with borrowed money and government help,” Ito said.

    I guess the slave owners down south said something similar.

    Old customs must die. Whaling is on the worst form of life-support, spending cash on something that nobody wants.

    Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

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    Knox Harrington

    What is this, clown-country? And Saitama says hello again. Why am I not surprised?

    Posted in: Police officer arrested for sexually assaulting woman on train

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    Knox Harrington

    Good, more nepotism.

    Posted in: TOKYO 2020 appoints Dentsu as its marketing agency

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    Knox Harrington

    ...which is a unique tradition and culture

    Did they really say that? If so, it's easy to see that they are old, ignorant oyaji, out of touch with today and they should be opposed.

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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    Knox Harrington

    The problem here lies in failure to adapt. We see it over and over again - Japan does not know what to do. Japan does not need a population of 120 million people in a nation that is poor on every natural resource they need to feed all those people. When Japan was a bigger producer of stuff, sure, but as more and more of production will move to countries that are cheaper to produce in, these people will become redundant. What Japan should strive for is to be a more sustainable nation. Raising retirement age is a dead end. Many seniors already work till 70 and beyond. Because they have to to make ends meet and because they want to have something to do. Instead, people should be removed from their jobs earlier. That way, the younger generation could step in, get their skills up and move the country forward instead of wasting their lives as freeters and neets.

    Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%

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    Knox Harrington

    Was this what I watched on the news yesterday? A bunch of camo clad guys marching with their arms high up in the air. Reminded me of some other Asian nations who like to show off their military strength.

    Posted in: SDF launches PR campaign to soften image

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    Knox Harrington

    Oh, an old guy spending money like it's 1985?! What else is new? This whole RIKEN debacle seems fishy to me so I am not really surprised that some over the hill oyaji would consider this good practice. The whole place is full of them.

    Posted in: RIKEN splashed cash on luxury furniture to use up budget: magazine

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    Knox Harrington

    Urawa just keeps the hits coming this year, don't they. Also, Saitama seems like a great place to live.

    Posted in: Man wielding an umbrella attempts to rob Urawa ward office

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    Knox Harrington

    There are not enough cops, which is probably why some losers get through the net.

    Maybe Watanabe and Inose can share some of that honest earned pile of cash they sit on and chip in? WTF do they work 30-hour shifts? And who came up with that idea? I know the Japanese solution is to throw more hours at any given problem but this doesn't sound very sustainable. Even a 12-hour shift sounds too long.

    Posted in: Drunk police officer arrested for intruding in store

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    Knox Harrington

    10pm?! Not even the takkyubin comes that late. So was this joker a real NHK man or perhaps some of those deluded wannabe officials that sometimes roam around in Japan?

    While I understand they need to fund their propaganda channel somehow, I'd rather see it done by tax or by making the channels unwatchable to those not paying. To have some idiots running around from door to door seem like a damn waste of time and energy in these days.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    Knox Harrington

    ...saying the light was green

    Bull.

    What esle is to be expected from a single, unattentive copper? Could we expect he tell the truth? Even if the lady was running a red light, I hold the police to HIGHER standards than just blasting through an intersection without being extra attentive. If he sees someone not slowing down, wouldn't it make sense to slow down yourself?

    Posted in: Mother, son killed after their car hit by police car

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    Knox Harrington

    Not really. Police work over 24 hour shifts, usually closer to 30. As they start early in the morning, that would put the end of their shift sometime early afternoon. Having a few drinks after a long shift is understandable.

    I would be if they could handle their drinking like grown men instead of like spotty-faced adolescents. Come to think of it, I don't think it's that appropriate for an officer of the law to work 24 hour shifts, much less going out on a bender afterwards.

    Posted in: Drunk police officer arrested for intruding in store

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    Knox Harrington

    Sorry for her and her family.

    Agree. This guy was obviously not that of sound mind. How can such a person even be let into police training. Don't they have tests to weed out the mentally unstable in the Japanese police academy? Probably not. Not that it really matter where this nut worked but it makes it scary to know so many young police officers here clearly have problems being role models.

    Feel very sorry for the girl and her family. The guy's family as well but for the perp himself: no sympathy at all.

    Posted in: Cop commits suicide after killing policewoman

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    Knox Harrington

    ...and that pretty much sums up the Japanese society: if to lively (read too fun, outgoing, spontaneous or easy-going) something must be wrong and we need to apologize (fake, mochiron!). Life should not be too lively.

    Posted in: Baseball commissioner apologizes over livelier ball

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    Knox Harrington

    Mmm, yeah, Nerima is a fine place...

    The park is open 24 hours a day.

    there are parks NOT open 24 hours?

    Posted in: 84 toilets in Tokyo park vandalized

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    Knox Harrington

    Come in. Rice is rice. Some of it tastes good, some of it doesn't. Country of origin has absolutely ZERO importance (even though I'm sure a lot of Japanese would claim otherwise.).

    Posted in: How do you think the taste of Japanese rice compares with rice produced in other countries?

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    Knox Harrington

    ...he was so drunk that he couldn’t even remember the incident.

    And there you have it. Works every time, for every incident. Japan really does not develop at all does it. For if it did, it would proactively let go of this nut. To have an officer, who cannot control his drinking, seems to me like a pretty bad idea. No doubt will the tired old people in charge disagree with me and 'punish' this young clown by making him eat a lot of hamburgers or do some pushups. Case closed, back to the koban and relax... What a joke.

    Posted in: Saitama policeman arrested for damaging trunk of taxi while intoxicated

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    Knox Harrington

    Damn, how tragic it is to see this nation, lacking any new ideas whatsoever. They still believe it's 1964 and they can grow forever, keep the economic wonder flowing...

    Economic growth might be good, but what would make Japan a better place would be if they downsized.

    Many people are really suckers, though. Yesterday, I witnessed people buying large packs of toilet paper and other cheapass products. As if these product would maje a difference when buying them in April...

    Posted in: Millions go on shopping spree ahead of sales tax hike

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    Knox Harrington

    Again, Japan does what it does best and punish the easiest of targets. This company, Rikuentai sounds shady to say the least. I hope people remember that... Kono should absolutely take the blame for this, but the company deserves punishment as well. After all, it's their bus and in THEIR interest to transport paying customers safely and professionally. The rook the cheap route, with a driver obviously lacking in judgement (probably cheap) and this happened. I truly hope this company does not get off this easily.

    Posted in: Driver in fatal bus crash jailed for 9 1/2 years

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