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interuni321Jan. 03, 2015 - 11:38PM JST
Almost certainly this woman is suffering from terrible depression, depression that will only be made an order of magnitude worse after what she has done. My heart goes out to the baby, the father and the mother, a failure to identify and offer help to this woman quickly enough.
Posted in: Woman held for trying to strangle 6-month-old son to death
interuni321Dec. 30, 2014 - 12:38AM JST
There's another country famous for locking up artists... Does Japan want to be seen as a worse country than China?! I'm really quite surprised as Japan is usually so tolerant of art and sex.
It is absolutely despicable that she was locked up for a month without charge. I suspect a conspiracy by some group of right wingers to torment her.
Posted in: Prosecutors indict vagina artist on obscenity charges
interuni321Dec. 30, 2014 - 12:35AM JST
The quality of Japanese hospitals varies so much. I have been in some luxurious hospitals that were utterly spotless, I've visited quite a few that were spotless where you could easily see dirt but were quite dirty as soon as you looked a bit harder and I have seen some that look like refugee camps. Not sure why this is. I would say that currently Japan has a fairly good record when it comes to MRSA. Also worth noting that the quality of care and kindness that you generally find in Japanese hospitals is second to none.
I wonder if it's an another example of the Japanese tradition of not hiring professional cleaners but expecting all workers to clean their bit. Which in reality tends to result in them doing a very half hearted job while being distracted from their real work. Glad to see more and more firms contracting proper cleaners. I also notice there are a lot of older people hired as cleaners and I wonder about their eye sight and attitudes to hygiene (I don't mean personal I mean in terms of technical infection control).
Posted in: Shizuoka hospital influenza outbreak leaves 2 dead, 101 infected
interuni321Nov. 08, 2014 - 01:16AM JST
I think there's already enough evidence to detain him if not charge him with sexual assault from the last time he was in Japan, should he ever dare to set for on Japanese soil again.
Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests
interuni321Nov. 01, 2014 - 05:09PM JST
7 years?! I'm usually the first to advocate liberal, shorter jail times, but seriously making it 30 years would probably be too light in this case. Such a short sentence will almost certainly encourage other crazies to follow in this guys footsteps.
Posted in: Man gets 7 years in prison for kidnapping, confining 9-year-old girl
interuni321Nov. 01, 2014 - 05:05PM JST
Long over due just doesn't quite cover it.
Posted in: Japan's wireless carriers told to unlock phones from next May
interuni321Oct. 08, 2014 - 11:23AM JST
This is all true, but let's show a little appreciation for the fact that almost all Japanese leave school with at least the ability to attempt the pronunciation of English words and have some kind of a basic understanding at worst, others of course do learn enough to allow them to become proper speakers with a bit more experience or tuition. Unless you've tried to teach English to people who have never had any English education you'll take this for granted.
Posted in: What’s wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair
interuni321Oct. 08, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
It's not really a matter of opinion is it? The factual answer is that the higher quality digital downloads do offer better quality than either vinyl or CD.
Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music?
interuni321Oct. 03, 2014 - 04:06AM JST
Yes of course it should. Other countries should be grateful Japan has cooperated with the UN to such an enormous degree without demanding it up to now. A huge part of the UN budget comes from Japan, the is no excuse for Japan not too have a seat.
Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants Japan to have a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Would you support such a move?
interuni321Sep. 28, 2014 - 01:33AM JST
Whatever the history and whatever the risks, you just can't leave something as evil as ISIL roaming around raping and committing genocide with impunity. You have to do something, even if you don' t know the outcome and risk making things worse and indeed even if you caused the problem with your own greed or stupidity in the first place. People that say we should sit back, have no comprehension whatsoever of what its like to be a civilian on the ground when these kinds of people come calling.
Posted in: Britain votes to join U.S.-led airstrikes against jihadists
interuni321Sep. 28, 2014 - 01:30AM JST
I can't imagine falling further than giving up life in Japan for life in the Islamic state. Nightmare just wouldn't do such an experience justice. They really are naive fools, whatever their motivation. But every country has its ignorant and mentally unstable I'm afraid.
Posted in: Gov't trying to confirm report 9 Japanese have joined Islamic State
interuni321Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
Japanese people are not stingy at all, Japanese companies are rather stingy though.
As for the "science" around serotonin, sounds like utter rubbish to me. All humans are extremely closely related, so such a large difference in brain chemistry is highly unlikely.
Posted in: Anxiety makes Japanese stingy, says psychologist
interuni321Jul. 21, 2014 - 09:08PM JST
These kinds of incidents happen in every country every day, and always have, it is simply someone who is mentally disturbed, there has never been a time in Japan's history that this kind of thing didn't happen. Japan is still one of the safest countries on earth, if not the safest.
Posted in: Knife-wielding man arrested on bus in Fukuoka
interuni321Jul. 21, 2014 - 08:36PM JST
Surely 4 numbers from a plate cross referenced with the description of the car and the local area would have only brought up a manageable (even it was a few hundred) number plates, sure in this case the police managed to find her in time, but in many cases this might have been too late.
Posted in: Kidnap suspect said he threatened to kill girl unless she got into his car
interuni321Jul. 10, 2014 - 07:38PM JST
Many police officers are not better than the thugs they are supposed to be stopping, both want the power to bully and abuse others.
Posted in: Mie police officer arrested for indecent acts with school girl
interuni321Jul. 06, 2014 - 02:15AM JST
Of course it wasn't just him, it turns out a significant proportion of children's entertainers over the last 40 off years were serial abusers of children. Makes you wonder if anything like this is going on in Japan, seems hard to believe it isn't and as in the UK everyone is in denial or covering it up in one way or another.
Posted in: Rolf Harris jailed for 5 years, 9 months over sex assaults
interuni321Jul. 06, 2014 - 02:09AM JST
I suspect that this guy is a narcissistic sociopath and honestly believed this would convince people he was innocent or should be let off. It looks like partly an attempt to fake remorse, but at the same time he seems genuinely angry in a toddler tantrum kind of way that he has to explain himself.
Posted in: Lawmaker bawls at press conference over his use of public funds
interuni321Jun. 25, 2014 - 12:43AM JST
I don't see nay mention of a resignation here. For something like that surely any honourable person would resign and seek re-election if they think they deserve a second chance.
Honestly its worse than little school boys.
Posted in: Abe apologizes for LDP member's sexist jeering
interuni321Jun. 09, 2014 - 01:13AM JST
Given the dire lack of the most basic common sense health and safety precautions in Japan, I think it is inevitable that parents will want to use these. For example barriers around drops into rivers and off bridges are often completely inadequate to prevent a toddler falling through, then you have a lack of barriers on train and subway stations and frequent situations where only stairs are available and no elevators. Then there are the crazy drivers in Japan that make every road (most of which have no side walk) death traps.. the dangers go on and on...
Posted in: Should you put your child on a leash? Japanese mothers weigh in
interuni321Jun. 08, 2014 - 09:38PM JST
It's one of the areas Japanese behavior fails in. Drivers here are just so often not paying attention, can't remain calm and make unnecessarily dangerous maneuvers.
I don't have all the answers but starting by banning drivers from watching television at all times when driving a car and ensuring there is not a substantial gap between passing the driving test and actually driving would be two good ideas. Drivers should see driving as being as serious as flying a jumbo jet, people's lives are in your hands, it shouldn't be seen as a mad scramble either physically or socially.
Posted in: 66-year-old driver kicked to death in Osaka; motorcyclist arrested
Jan. 30, 2015 - 03:20PM JST
"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party"?
Posted in: China to curb phone, computer purchases in restive Xinjiang
Jan. 30, 2015 - 03:14PM JST
It seems the majority of Russians are dumb.
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Posted in: Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
Jan. 30, 2015 - 03:13PM JST
The only time I can eat that muck is when I'm half soozled......
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Posted in: Factory data shows Japan's economy turning corner on recession
I think it's good to have that culture mix in the Asian zone. Heaven knows these…
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