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    Just wondering, is there no 'name suppression' system for suspects in Japan!?

    Posted in: Police officer arrested for filming up 17-year-old girl's skirt

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    Never-mind freezing eggs, make maternity care free in Japan like other developed nations and watch the number of babies go up!

    Posted in: City in Chiba offering public funds to freeze women's eggs

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    CH3CHOMAY. 25, 2016 - 09:31AM JST

    Ainu and Okinawans are not protected because they are from within Japan.

    The only 'pure' Japanese are Ainu people, other Japanese populations are descendants of Chinese and Koreans who came over. So, if what you are saying is correct everyone except Ainu are protected.

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    Christopher GlenAPR. 03, 2016 - 07:49PM JST Yes, this is one of the things Japan does well: respect for personal property. Heaven forbid you leave your umbrella unattended though!

    Or your bicycle. Lets's do a social experiment around the world and see which country steals the most umbrellas and bicycles!

    Posted in: YouTuber conducts experiment to test Japanese people’s honesty

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    igloo is right, the site is down (not sure why nobody is even noticing this myself) - the fact it has been shut down may indicate some problem or demand from her colleagues at Rikan.

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    Burning BushMAR. 08, 2016 - 06:55AM JST

    There are a million anonymous blogs out there. Why does this one person get the Prime Minister's attention? Looks like a con to me.

    The blogger probably isn't a mother at all, it's a professional PR person within a Ministry. Nice trick though, the sheep will buy it.

    Or, maybe it's not. It certainly points to a real and urgent problem in Japan, so who cares.

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    I mean;

    "The infection is the fourth ever recorded in Japan, but the first case since the virus started spreading widely in Latin America last year, the Health Ministry said on Thursday."

    Posted in: Teenager in Kawasaki found to have Zika virus after return from Brazil

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    warispeaceFEB. 26, 2016 - 08:14AM JST @letsberealistic Read the whole sentence, which qualifies "first".

    Japan’s first case of the infection since the virus started spreading widely in Latin America last year.

    Still ambiguous for the reader - how about putting both references to infections in the* same* sentence: "The infection is the fourth ever recorded in Japan but the first case since the virus started spreading widely in Latin America last year, but the fourth the Health Ministry said on Thursday."

    Posted in: Teenager in Kawasaki found to have Zika virus after return from Brazil

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    shonanbbFEB. 26, 2016 - 06:56AM JST

    I do not think it was a bad idea. Panic would have occurred and everyone would have wanted to evacuate Tokyo. Radiation in small dosages is not really that bad. We are over cautious.

    That's doesn't make sense - there was no panic once the truth about there being a meltdown was eventually revealed! They thought they could hide it, THAT's why they didn't initially reveal the truth about the meltdown, NOT to avoid panic.

    Posted in: TEPCO admits it delayed report of Fukushima meltdown

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    Editor please correct this contradiction:

    "Japan’s first case of the infection"

    "The boy is the fourth case of Zika virus infection in Japan. "

    Posted in: Teenager in Kawasaki found to have Zika virus after return from Brazil

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    Kuribo1FEB. 24, 2016 - 09:55PM JST

    Who cares what these people think. Top poster said it best.

    Anyone who cares about human rights since that's what they work to uphold - apart from China who would't support Amnesty International? We all might need them one day.

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    ghoneim mohamedFEB. 17, 2016 - 07:42PM JST

    Though its shocking news,but we cant accuse Japanese of such crimes as a whole,even if it happens so often,because we are talking about 140 millions in Japan,what does such a thing indicate in such a big population?!everywhere we can find such crimes,but we cant make it as a characteristic of people of any country.When some one shot innocent people in streets,schools,university,church,etc almost very often in States,we cant accuse Americans,these are exceptions.Japan the same.

    127 million not 140 million - hope your not Japanese ;)

    Fair comment though it's not entirely true.

    The US has a massively disproportionate number of murders and gun violence compared to anywhere else in the developed world. Japan, on the other hand, has a disproportional number of sexual crimes against women like sexual molestation (chikan) compared to any other country in the world, so its' not outside the realms of possibility to say say Japan has a comparatively high level of child abuse and infanticide.

    It's all about the levels and rates - what is the rate of child abuse and infanticide in Japan? And is it accurate? Judging from the frequency of news reports it's high.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for suffocating 4-month-old daughter with pillow

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    Ha.! Truck and truck crash - they need to clean up their driving skills.

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    GaijindesuJAN. 29, 2016 - 08:01AM JST

    I thought 'no pain, no gain' is a universally understood concept. Apparently not.

    Yeah, like 50 years ago - sports psychology has moved on from that dark-age of sports coaching.

    Posted in: Vietnam fires Japanese soccer coach for being too tough

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    @Spanki

    I discovered more about our colonial past on my own, I was left wondering why we hadn't been taught about our rich colonial past but of course, there are rather a lot of ugly moments that our conservative government would rather we, as children, ignored. I see that as a fairly similar model to what is taught here?

    Yes what you say is true - for the 1980's. I agree, more could be taught about it but when we compare with Japan, no comparison - in Japan the direction is towards whitewashing; it's the opposite in the UK.

    Posted in: Emperor asks youth to keep alive memories of World War II

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    TamaramaJAN. 27, 2016 - 10:46PM JST Hang on a sec. I'm happy to be corrected, but on the 28th December, Abe officially gave his 'most sincere apologies' as Prime Minister of Japan to the Korean comfort women. This was an apology accepted officially by South Korea and hallmarked by them as a 'new beginning by Korea and Japan'. Why are people saying he has not apologized properly? Am I missing something?

    You are being lazy - Google it. The reason are pretty clearly stated all over the web.

    Posted in: 2 S Korean ex-sex slaves demand direct apology from Abe

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    “Anything that hampers this must be eliminated, and I’m no exception. I, therefore, would like to resign as minister to take responsibility” for what he said his aides had done.

    Blaming his aide - pathetic. If you didn't know about it why quit - you know some people know you took the bribes and you don't want that getting out. Good job he's out - sets an example.

    Posted in: Amari resigns, but denies taking bribes; Ishihara named successor

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    albaleoJAN. 28, 2016 - 10:18AM JST @letsberealistic

    My earlier reply to sandiegoluv appears to have been removed. I'll try again. My original post was in response to another poster's comment and not a comment on the article. If that poster is genuinely interested in the atrocities in the Philippines, it would surely be better to share his knowledge than to learn "precisely what atrocities they [the Japanese] accept were committed". (What is he expecting to hear?) I guess my comment was prompted by the number of articles and comments on wartime atrocities that focus on who should apologize to whom and the lack of articles and comments on what actually happened. I'm pretty sure if some foreigners asked my neighbors precisely what atrocities were committed by Scots in overseas colonies, they'd get pretty much the same range of replies I hear from Japanese people. (And, perhaps abuse from some for asking the question in the first place.)

    I think sfjp330 answered your question. 'Foreigners' (a bit ethnocentric of you to use that term by the way) are aware of a lack of understanding and information among Japanese people and their countries actions during WWII. Westerners get taught in detail about past crimes and atrocities committed by their ancestress to avoid our people behaving so badly again - in Japan the message is different; it's that 'we have to avoid war at all costs because our people (Japanese) will be hurt again'. There is so little acceptance and teaching of past atrocities and the horrors committed by Japanese on other people. To make things worse the J-govt is trying to teach even less AND even teach them lies about the war (i.e. that Japan was the victim and largely innocent).

    Posted in: Emperor asks youth to keep alive memories of World War II

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    albaleoJAN. 28, 2016 - 12:33AM JST

    I'd like to know from a Japanese person precisely what atrocities they accept were committed by Japanese forces in the Philippines. Why? Will it make you feel better or help the Philippines in any way? To me, it sounds like a wish to feel superior. Would you like to know from me precisely what atrocities were committed by Scottish soldiers in Malaysia or Kenya? Because while I've read they were committed, I couldn't tell you about much about them. I'm amazed sometimes by the huge knowledge many non-Japanese have of Japanese atrocities, but how little they have of their own country's.

    Well, to be fair the article is not about the emperor is Japanese and he is visiting an area that Japan invaded and where they raped, murdered and tortured many men, women and children, why is it so surprising that this person asked what Japanese understand about those atrocities?

    If the article was about a 'Scottish' leader visiting an area where atrocities were committed by Scotland then it would not be relevant.

    And I disagree that western people don't learn about crimes and atrocities committed by there ancestors - far from it, they are taught in great detail about it with many books, documentaries and movies about it as well as school education.

    British learn about the horrible atrocities committed by the colonists around the globe, New Zealanders are taught about the wars with the Maori, American's are taught about the destruction of the native American people etc. When you ask Japanese about the death railway in Thailand, the Nanking massacre, the death march the reaction is often that they don't know about it, or if they do, they deny it happened and say it's all made up by foreigners. Go figure.

    Posted in: Emperor asks youth to keep alive memories of World War II

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    Tina Watanabe? ChCho3? OssanAmerica? Did you read this article? It would be good to know what you think of the Emperors opinions on Japan's wartime record.

    Posted in: Emperor asks youth to keep alive memories of World War II

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