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jumpultimatestarsJun. 10, 2015 - 04:15PM JST
@Elizabeth. she made a mistake, undoubtedly, and I think it's more precious to learn from these mistakes and identify what seems like a risky situation than to blindfold yourself out of fear of "victim blaming" and then just let whatever happens happens... You have to note the difference between saying they made a mistake and saying they deserved it. She did not deserve this. No one would. At the same time, she did miss red flags, and the rest of us can learn from this.
Posted in: Man arrested for confining woman in his apartment for a week
jumpultimatestarsApr. 18, 2015 - 04:26AM JST
Can someone fluent in japanese culture please explain why Abe is the one doing a deep bow, if Abe is in a higher position as prime minister than the osaka governor?
Posted in: Breaking the ice
jumpultimatestarsApr. 12, 2015 - 01:42PM JST
This is probably absolute hooey, but then again, it's always good to keep an open mind to the possibilities. Still, that being said, there is zero correlation as of now. This happens all the time around the world.
Posted in: Mass beaching fuels fears of imminent quake
jumpultimatestarsApr. 12, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
You'd have to be blind to what happened the last time the reporter got caught to think that's even slightly "stretching things".
And as for your first question, again, I said that wasn't my point- this is not about babysitting his life. If he wants to die that badly he can go jump in a river for all anyone cares. The government won't stop him. This is about federal-level issues.
Posted in: Journalist's new passport bans him from going to Iraq, Syria
jumpultimatestarsApr. 12, 2015 - 12:49AM JST
Sorry, but you guys claiming this is a violation of rights/freedoms obviously don't understand the larger concept of what's at stake here. It's incredibly selfish for one man to want to undertake personal actions that risk throwing the entire country into disarray once more just for his so-called freedom rights.
This isn't just about babysitting his life, this is an issue of war and national security- isis would demand money again, the family would plead with the japanese government to save him, Japan ignores their pleas this time and then the Country's entire morale gets shat on for ignoring their own citizen in crisis, and the government is put to blame?? On top of all of that, Japan has to send a message to ISIS that it won't permit what happened to happen again, and letting him walk into his death once more is not a way to do it...
All of this just for the personal desires of ONE man??? How selfish.
jumpultimatestarsApr. 11, 2015 - 03:33AM JST
There's nothing impressive about the iWatch. It's like a shitty version of the iphone, but more expensive.
Posted in: Apple heads
jumpultimatestarsMar. 23, 2015 - 08:11AM JST
I say go for it.
Posted in: North Korea warns against airdropping DVDs of 'The Interview'
jumpultimatestarsMar. 23, 2015 - 08:08AM JST
Really? If it actually erupted to the point that it was spewing boulders while you were up there, you'd probably die whether you had a helmet or not!
Climbing while wearing a face mask will just make it easier for you to suffer from elevation sickness.
Posted in: Mount Fuji climbers to be urged to wear helmets
jumpultimatestarsMar. 14, 2015 - 12:38AM JST
Seriously Japan Today, stop reposting this same crap every 5 days. Here is your article from 5 days ago, we don't need to see another:
In that last article I commented: "We've heard this "story" enough Japan Today, China makes this same statement every single week. What here is news? Please stop printing China's "urges" as if it were something new." and you proved my point so badly by doing it again this week. Give it a rest, it's pathetic.
Posted in: Chinese envoy urges Japan to stick to past apology
jumpultimatestarsMar. 10, 2015 - 01:17PM JST
We've heard this "story" enough Japan Today, China makes this same statement every single week. What here is news? Please stop printing China's "urges" as if it were something new.
Posted in: China urges Japan not to lose its conscience over WWII guilt
jumpultimatestarsMar. 03, 2015 - 04:48PM JST
Why are you guys mad about the chef? The customers knew exactly what they were asking for and what they were getting themselves into. There's no need for the law to intervene here: The law of natural selection is doing it's own job perfectly as it is.
Posted in: 5 men sickened after eating poisonous puffer fish
jumpultimatestarsFeb. 17, 2015 - 04:28PM JST
Referring to ber as Obama is extremely strange, considering that's how we refer to the president himself.
Posted in: Michelle Obama to make first official visit to Japan in March
jumpultimatestarsFeb. 16, 2015 - 07:14PM JST
This is generational, nothing to do with Japan. If they think this is about conformity they're just trying to explain away internet addiction by oversimplifying the cause as cultural, rather than technological/biological.
Posted in: Fear of missing out drives Internet addiction in Japan
jumpultimatestarsDec. 04, 2014 - 02:58PM JST
Rin, Hinata and "Haruto" huh? ... Any otaku would know where these are coming from.
Posted in: Ren most popular kanji for baby boys' names in 2014; Rin for girls
jumpultimatestarsDec. 01, 2014 - 06:59AM JST
@kiwiboy, even at at the chance he has a body, recovering the body of a dead person even isn't worth instigating a chase in the middle of traffic that is likely to kill several innocent people. If the driver puts the petal to the metal, just get the plate number and track him down later and SAVE LIVES.
Posted in: One dead, 2 in coma after car chased by police slams into taxi
jumpultimatestarsNov. 29, 2014 - 01:54PM JST
No, it's called a riot when 15+ buildings were burnt to the grounds, along with several cars and countless lootings.
Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting
jumpultimatestarsNov. 29, 2014 - 07:50AM JST
@yabits "How reliable is Wilson's testimony?" The forensic evidence corroborates his story, along with the witnesses who turned out to be credible.
jumpultimatestarsNov. 29, 2014 - 03:23AM JST
There are plenty of instances in real racial profiling in america. Why the public picked the one incident that wasn't is beyond me.
jumpultimatestarsNov. 24, 2014 - 08:11AM JST
@gygen & @Educator60 thanks for the info
Posted in: Nagano quake leaves 39 injured as houses collapse
jumpultimatestarsNov. 23, 2014 - 08:04PM JST
Guys i was told that japan has specially designed architecture built to sway and endure earthquakes like these, why didn't it work this time? How come no buildings collapsed in the much more severe 2011 disaster??? Anyone know?
Jul. 31, 2015 - 12:04PM JST
Interesting opinion piece, though I would argue that he's wrong about most conservatives ultimately not wanting…
Posted in: Donald Trump is a superhero - but not in a good way
Jul. 31, 2015 - 12:01PM JST
Meanwhile, in Taiwan they are reflecting on what Beijing has done:
Posted in: China, Russia to hold military drills in Sea of Japan
Jul. 31, 2015 - 11:57AM JST
I can understand people wearing those long sleeved swimming tops out in the sun but what…
Posted in: Packed pool
Jul. 31, 2015 - 11:54AM JST
I hope you're not confused by the caption.
Local governments cannot "legally" recognize same-sex partnerships. They…
Posted in: Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward to begin legally recognizing same-sex partnerships
Jul. 31, 2015 - 11:51AM JST
records show that over six meetings the JSC did not once discuss estimated construction costs.
Posted in: Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of Olympic sports association head