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    Just horrific. No punishment is too great for whoever did this.

    Posted in: Police believe murdered girl, missing boy were taken near train station

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    There's no excuse for violence in a situation like this. Real men are strong enough to take something like this on the chin as well as control their anger, they should consider how their own failings may have led to such a situation. I hope they throw the book at him, mental hospital fur life if appropriate.

    Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet

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    It's utterly insane to restart the Sendai plant as it's right next to the supervolcano under Kagoshima city. If that blows, not only will it cover the hole of Japan in thick ash, but thanks to the Sendai plant that ash would be radioactive too! The Sendai plant should be dismantled ASAP.

    Posted in: Japan set to return to nuclear power after two-year hiatus

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    Strangerland

    You keep talking about her not being innocent - when the crime was her own death. The girl was wrapped in a tarp alive, weighted down, and thrown in the water. Again I'd like to know what circumstance you see that would make her guilty Of her own murder (ie - not innocent as you like to say).

    You beat me to it, exactly, it is essentially impossible she could be guilty of her own appalling murder. I hope this is not some Mens Rights nonsense. Why are so many people obsessed with victim blaming? Especially in this case where it's hard to imagine a more horrifying death.

    Posted in: American man arrested for disposing of woman's body in Kanagawa bay

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    Someone this mentally ill simply can't be allowed back into the community, I feel sorry for him probably having to spend the rest of his life in a secure hospital, but until we can rewire his brain we just can't have anyone out in the community like this.

    Posted in: 18-year-old arrested for stabbing high school girl in Osaka

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    People seem to be missing the fact the victim was alive when she was dumped overboard, tied up and weighted down. Absolutely despicable. If he is guilty he'll deserve everything he gets.

    Posted in: American man arrested for disposing of woman's body in Kanagawa bay

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    I'm not advocating war on Iran, but I don't think we should do trade deals with theocratic countries. I think you can make an argument that Russia and even China are acceptably democratic for dealing with, but countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia? We shouldn't be backing their dictatorial and oppressive governments by trading with them.

    Posted in: Japan to send vice minister to Iran to build economic ties

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    The part of the economy the article talks about isn't the sharing economy at all, that's the wrong term entirely.

    Posted in: 'Sharing economy' surge creates labor conundrum

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    In the last few years lots of people I know, especially elderly people, but also some younger people have been rushed to hospital with dehydration and/or heat stroke. I blame the ridiculous recent government and corporate campaign to persuade people to reduce air con usage, it virtually ignores the dangers from excessive heat. 28c+ is not a safe level of heat for many people, and using fans instead of aircon also dehydrates and can cause serious injuries or death if potassium is lost too quickly for example.

    Posted in: 3 elderly sisters die of heatstroke in Tokyo apartment

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    In Japan even the high risk areas, even stations right next to streets and car parks have poor fencing, if even existent. Babies can climb from as early as a year old and they can sometimes run too, and you can't explain to them the danger from trains. Not all older kids are smart either, some have various learning difficulties or are just badly behaved, that doesn't mean they deserve a death sentence. And what about kids that do have bad, useless parents, do they deserve to die because their parents are incompetent? Other countries manage to fence their train lines, I'm sure Japan could afford to as well, obviously where it's going through a thick forest it doesn't need doing, but Japan is not the US, it doesn't have many large open uninhabited spaces, I'm pretty sure the Shinkansen is fenced all the way along. Most of these accidents happen on or near roads or towns, there's no excuse for not fencing those properly.

    Posted in: Man, grandson hit and killed by express train in Fukui

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    This is one of the few problems with Japan. There is a terrible lack of decent safety fencing around trains and rivers. The attitude seems to be if kids fall in or get run down it's their own or their parents fault. In the UK for example anywhere children might enter a dangerous area would be fenced off securely on pain of criminal or certainly civil sanction for negligence if a child managed to get onto a track or fall into a river.

    Posted in: Man, grandson hit and killed by express train in Fukui

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    Scrapping the design just means more money will be wasted and the final design will be rushed, so it will probably be poor in every way and end up costing what the original one would have anyway.

    Posted in: Do you agree with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to start the Olympic stadium design process from scratch?

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    There was no excuse for dropping the bombs. Dropping them could never be justified, not even if the existence of the US depended on doing so. In reality we know dropping the bombs wasn't even helpful in ending the war as the Japanese had offered to surrender before the bombs were dropped. It was a war crime and those responsible should have faced trial, if there were mitigating factors (such as confusion over the effects or targeting) they could have been considered in the trial or sentencing.

    Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?

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    Unless asking these questions brings severe punishment to the company they will keep asking them I'm afraid, especially as they are hiring for life. They might pay someone 200 - 1000 million yen over their employment and the amount of business that person might be expected to conduct could be 10 or 100x that, so unless the fine is of that order of magnitude they won't worry.

    Posted in: 5 interview questions employers in Japan are no longer allowed to ask

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    I don't blame the officer for firing a warning shot, but is it safe to fire shots in the air, presumably they come back down at killing velocity. I guess firing into the ground risks a ricochet. Certainly better than the US where the guy would probably have been Swiss cheese. In the UK I think unarmed police could still have dealt with him safely with pepper spray or tazars.

    Posted in: Policeman fires warning shot after truck thief threatens him with hatchet

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    I suspect some bitter old manager was particularly irritated by this lady as it sounds from the article like she may be a single mother and she is 40, could be some jealousy at work too. There's no reason why she shouldn't file a case a year or two later, often it takes that long to get over the sick of being treated badly. Dinosaur companies like this in Japan and abroad will only change when they are made to pay up. I hope she holds out for everything she claimed. As someone who has used JAL before it irritates me to hear of such nastiness by the company and makes me reluctant to use them again. Wake up JAL.

    Posted in: Flight attendant sues JAL for 'maternity harassment'

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    Oh come on, this is a non-story. If trains can't survive a small light weight toy landing on the tracks then the trains have a problem. This focus on drones seems to be a conspiracy to get them banned thereby protecting industries that don't want to see drone competition.

    Posted in: Drone falls onto elevated train tracks in Hokkaido

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    Although the US helped with some of the drafting it was finally determined and agreed to freely by Japanese. It also can't be said that it doesn't match the modern world, if anything it better matches the modern world than it did when it was drafted (the world is far more peaceful now than it has ever been.)

    What worries me more than potential changes to article 9 would be changes to the civil liberties aspects of it, currently they're the strongest in the world, Japan can't afford to water those down.

    If the constitution must be changed it should be voted on line by line, not changed in one fell swoop with an all or nothing vote.

    Posted in: Conservative Japanese want to rewrite the U.S-drafted constitution because they say it does not reflect the realities of the modern world. Would you support a revision of Japan’s constitution?

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    If it's just a brief whisper then it's fine, but if it's a prologued and / or loud conversation then it's not acceptable. There are people sleeping on the train, reading, working and it's not like you can move away so talking loudly into a mobile is inconsiderate. Worth noting 9/10 times it's an older Japanese person doing it.

    P.S. It's pretty intolerant criticising someone's language skills when they're speaking to their wife LOL. There are worse things to worry about in the world.

    Posted in: Does it bother you when people talk on smartphones on buses, trains or in restaurants?

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    The real problem is not marriage in Japan, but work in Japan. Married or not, most Japanese men (and female full time workers) are total slaves to the companies they work for. Women in contrast are forced out of the work force to a large degree and thereafter either look after children (pretty much on their own in most cases) or have the largely forced status of kept women, which is good in some ways and for some people, but very limiting and depressing for others. Most Japanese couples/families hardly get to spend any time with each other, leading to a lot of misery, defective relationships, and in some cases (like above) resentment. This is all aggravated by the fact that many Japanese couples don't really marry out of love, but more the men marry women as trophies and the women marry the husbands for status and income, production of children is like a business partnership. This is not all Japanese couples, but I'd say still more than half, depending on how you measure it.

    Primarily Japan needs to free company workers from slave labour conditions (even if they do generally get paid well for their slavery) as well as promoting proper equality in the work place, thus freeing women from dependence on male breadwinners and allowing more marriages to be based on true compatibility.

    The concerns about treatment of men in divorces is also a problem that needs addressing.

    However, I don't think men in Japan can say they have it any worse than women, not when you consider it from all angles.

    Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage

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