Yubaru's past comments

  • 1

    Yubaru

    t always surprises me when I see windows with bars on them in Japan.... heck just about every house has a wall and a gate to close their car in the driveway. For a country which is safer than most, again, I'm surprised at the security measures already in place.

    The bars on the windows are mainly to protect from flying debris from the typhoons that often hit the islands. Security is secondary. The houses have walls for privacy, and in some places it is illegal to build walls now, and the height is limited by code, to under 50 centimeters, in some places. Older homes have the concrete block walls, newer ones typically do not.

    Posted in: 19 dead, 25 injured in knife attack at Kanagawa facility for disabled

  • 0

    Yubaru

    As for Okinawa they should be more concerned to the now harms being done to the strip mining in Nago area. The mountains will never come back.

    Just what in heavens name do you think they are "strip mining" in Nago?

    Posted in: Democrats commit to U.S. defense of Japan under 'rebalance' to Asia

  • -1

    Yubaru

    I would welcome a Trump USA if he would allow Japan to have full defense capabilities including (as he said) nuclear weapons.

    If Abe or any PM even suggested that Japan build nuclear weapons this country could explode. For the thousands of people who suffered DUE to nukes I highly doubt Japan would develop them, even though they have the capability, technologically speaking, they wont do it, and it's ludicrous to think they would.

    Posted in: Democrats commit to U.S. defense of Japan under 'rebalance' to Asia

  • 2

    Yubaru

    It would have taken exactly ONE armed, trained security guard to stop this guy.

    And then you wouldn't be in Japan because there are no armed security guards here. Japan hasn't gotten to the level of everyone needing guns to protect themselves from real of imagined problems.

    Everyone can sit there and talk about woulda, coulda, shoulda, AFTER the fact.

    The fact is this guy was a sick nut, and an armed guard would probably not have mattered, and could have made matters worse.

    Posted in: 19 dead, 25 injured in knife attack at Kanagawa facility for disabled

  • 2

    Yubaru

    I can't imagine how one man with a knife can stab 19 people to death before being stopped.

    He stopped himself and turned himself in to the cops, if the news stories are correct. Meaning it could have been a hell of a lot worse.

    "I got them," which at least one Japanese article took to mean that he focused his attack on a certain subset of the inmates.

    Please, this is just wrong! The people in that facility were patients, mentally and physically disabled, needing long-term to life-long care. They are not and should not ever be referred to as inmates.

    Posted in: 19 dead, 25 injured in knife attack at Kanagawa facility for disabled

  • 7

    Yubaru

    Oh, I roamed those dark halls many, many nights, both by myself and when my daughter had a lengthy stay as an infant. Most lights were off and I could walk and walk and never see a soul. The front door was open to anyone. So I can see how someone could pull an attack like this off easily.

    There is a difference between a hospital and this type of facility. This type of facility, which houses disabled people, would probably have doors locked at night, or at the minimum, limited access. Again a hospital, typically will have 24 hour access, as many people who have loved one's hospitalized, will come to visit or stay with their family members at all hours of the day or night.

    This facility, because of the nature of the patients there, should have security and limited access. As a former employee this guy probably knew how to access the place and cause this mayhem.

    The guy sounds like he had a bucket full of screws come loose in his head to have said that all disabled people should disappear.

    Posted in: 19 dead, 25 injured in knife attack at Kanagawa facility for disabled

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Japan really needs to beef up security at facilities such as these across the country. Maybe some of Abe's big infrastructure projects money could go for this.

    Do you have any idea what the idea here is about "beefing up security?" It means hiring some 70's old man who sits is a chair all night and couldn't stop a child and is more of a liability than help.

    Sadly that is "security" for many places.

    Posted in: 19 dead, 25 injured in knife attack at Kanagawa facility for disabled

  • 1

    Yubaru

    . But here, well, let's just sign them up! Something seems wrong.

    It's JAPAN and their push to make everything special. (Meaning the group in charge of nominations)

    Posted in: Nagasaki church among Christian sites Japan selects as World Heritage candidate

  • 6

    Yubaru

    The aforementioned Dr Nagao warns that whatever you do, don’t agree to undergo the surgery on the same day you call for a consultation as these clinics are notorious for follow a bait-and-switch technique,

    Sorry but any guy that goes to any clinic and agrees to be operated on the same day, expensive, cheap, or otherwise, probably should not have the need to use his penis for anything other than taking a pee.

    Posted in: Rip-off circumcision clinics shine harsh light on medical ethics

  • 7

    Yubaru

    Why don't they just nominate the entire country? Save time and more importantly MONEY. I understand the PR kick these places get if they are UNESCO recognized, but cash is not flowing so freely in this country and could be used in better places.

    Posted in: Nagasaki church among Christian sites Japan selects as World Heritage candidate

  • 6

    Yubaru

    Chinpira......wonder who pepper sprayed them all.

    Posted in: 9 taken to hospital after brawl at Kobe convenience store

  • 5

    Yubaru

    And the serial killer was not arrested???

    Yes he was arrested on the scene, by the police, after being notified by an employee of the facility. (according to AM news)

    How so many be killed and injured without the alarm being raised

    They were sleeping.

    Posted in: 19 dead, 25 injured in knife attack at Kanagawa facility for disabled

  • -1

    Yubaru

    The whaling fleet also spotted 270 groups of sei whales consisting of 444 individuals and 94 groups of Bryde’s whales consisting of 104 individuals in the waters during the program commissioned to the Tokyo-based institute.

    The translator here is attempting as well to stir the pot further by referring to these whales as "individuals" which subliminally implies human.

    As much as I hate that Japan continues to kill whales, there is no need to raise the level of these magnificent creatures or humanize them to get a response.

    Groups of whales are more commonly referred to as "pods", and counting them individually would be "444 individual whales".

    Posted in: Japan captures 115 whales in northwestern Pacific in May-July

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Anyways, might as well skip the "trial"; death penalty awaits 100%.

    First things first, odds are the doctors may proclaim him unfit for trial, as there is probably no one who could be considered "sane" that would commit such a crime. And even if he is tried and convicted his death will come at least a decade or more later.

    We taxpayers are going to be paying for his care for years, and that pisses me off!

    Posted in: 19 dead, 25 injured in knife attack at Kanagawa facility for disabled

  • 10

    Yubaru

    Cripes, at 5:30 AM on the news it was 15 dead and 24 wounded, this dude was one sick former employee. Middle of the night when everyone is sleeping....sick.

    Posted in: 19 dead, 25 injured in knife attack at Kanagawa facility for disabled

  • 0

    Yubaru

    This guy was armed too.

    Walking around the station and as an assistant inspector? Odds are he was not armed, not while in the station. The cops here have a very serious protocol about handling and distributing weapons and it is not uncommon at all to see cops in the station being unarmed.

    Posted in: Police officer apparently jumps to death from 9th floor of Harajuku police station

  • -1

    Yubaru

    re-independence à la Scotland?

    Ala Scotland? FYI Scotland already is semi-autonomous in many ways, NOTHING like Okinawa, so this point is moot. Not even a proper comparison.

    A better one would be Hawaii voting for independence from the USA, used to be independent but now not so and the native Hawaiians want their country back.....but it'll never happen.

    Posted in: Would you like to see a referendum held on Okinawa so that Okinawans themselves can decide whether or not they wish to host U.S. military bases?

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Then I realised that the only person carrying a bag is the Empress Michiko.

    When have you ever seen the Emperor or Empress carrying luggage? And that really isn't a bag, and typical of most females it's called a purse.

    Posted in: Holiday trip

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Perhaps it is an unwillingness to really recognize that the Emperor is in fact just a man, and not some divine descendant of Amaterasu. Abdicating and handing over responsibility is what men do, not Gods.

    What century are you living in? Outside of a few right wing nuts no one in Japan looks at or thinks that the Emperor is divine or a God. No one.

    Females are not "kicked out" of the Japanese royal family, they can stay in till death if they so choose. They only must leave if they marry a commoner, which is currently their only choice for marriage due to the lack of males.

    Read the Imperial Household Agency Law, it is not totally their choice, they can be forced to leave if decided upon by the IHA, which means that a forced marriage can be made and put into effect. None have stayed.

    Posted in: Hurdles ahead to enable possible abdication of emperor

  • -4

    Yubaru

    A guy passed me the other day in his van with one hand on the wheel, the other playing Pokemon Go. Unbelievable.

    Which also means you were paying very close attention to what he was doing in his van, when you should be keeping your own eyes on the road. Plus to see that he was playing Pokemon-Go in his van you had to be driving a vehicle that was larger or higher on the road to actually SEE the game itself, otherwise I take it you were assuming he was playing the game while driving.

    Posted in: Pokemon Go frenzy causes accidents, traffic offenses in Japan

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