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sidesmileSep. 01, 2015 - 02:56PM JST
No failure on the part of the police, although they might be revising how thoroughly or often they patrol the train staion area. Oodles of failure on the part of the parents, though. These kids were practically offered up on a silver platter to this sick barstud.
Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders
sidesmileJul. 07, 2015 - 02:58PM JST
He's done it before, overnight nonetheless, yet his parents/mother let him play out of sight and unsupervised, outside, at 7:30 in the evening? I just can imagine the "yeah, he wanders off from time to time but he always comes back" attitude. I hope he's found safe.
Posted in: Body in river believed to be that of missing 4-year-old autistic boy
sidesmileJul. 02, 2015 - 03:41PM JST
There's no doubting that he was wanting to make a statement of some sorts. But if he'd wanted to kill as many people as possible or really grab attention then why didn't he sit in or move up to a car in the middle of the train? Witnesses also report that he was agitated for quite some time prior to dousing himself and even told people to leave the car. I would also speculate that most of the folks in the car clicked as to what he was up to and got the heck out of there, pronto, which is why there weren't more deaths. Also, see the TV footage to understand, but why on earth was the connecting door left open?? Anyway, I hope the real reason is revealed to the masses soon. I doubt it's anything to do with his pension. That reason just doesn't seem to carry enough weight.
Posted in: Woman killed in bullet train fire suicide was on peace pilgrimage
sidesmileJul. 01, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
Legally recognised and accepted. Being gay is officially no longer cool.
Posted in: Gay U.S. couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist
sidesmileJun. 16, 2015 - 11:27AM JST
"We've only got one floating anchor thingy and we need two to stop you being flipped..or something..oh n the steering is broken, you're almost out of reach of the coast guard, we certainly can't help you, and the weather looks pretty darn bad. To top it off, we have a bad feeling about everything." You think?
Posted in: Steering failure, bad weather ended rower's Pacific crossing attempt
sidesmileJun. 12, 2015 - 04:04PM JST
Of course, this is subjective. I can't stand the place.
Posted in: Tokyo named most liveable city in world by Monocle magazine
sidesmileJun. 12, 2015 - 04:00PM JST
I'll bet he was looking at his phone when this happened, not just listening to it.
Posted in: 77-yr-old woman dies after being knocked down by cyclist listening to music
sidesmileJun. 09, 2015 - 12:30PM JST
"Moral values and respect for all living creatures starts at home." I've sent you a dolphin in the post.
Posted in: Half of live dolphins caught in Japan exported despite outcry
sidesmileJun. 09, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
Once it's been cleansed again, maybe they should keep on top of it so it doesn't go to the dogs...again. However, with any huge influx of tourists/guests there is inevitably going to be a number who fall foul of scams or unscrupulous establishments. It can be limited, though, by keeping these dodgy characters on their toes and shutting them down before they get anything even resembling a foothold.
Posted in: We don’t want to erase the atmosphere of the Kabukicho I knew when I was younger, but just force out the bad places. We want this to be a place where Japanese people and foreign tourists alike can come, have a drink and enjoy themselves in safety.
sidesmileJun. 02, 2015 - 08:33AM JST
I see sizeable stomach ulcers on the horizon!
Posted in: Abe apologizes for snapping at lawmaker in Diet
sidesmileMay. 22, 2015 - 08:52AM JST
I really want to know where the meat ends up. Do the the folks in and around Taiji hoover it up like there's no tomorrow? Is it processed, mislabeled, and sold to canneries as something else? Is it in our kids lunches? Where does it go??
Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on
sidesmileMay. 22, 2015 - 08:39AM JST
Re second to last paragraph...While I don't believe a child (or any human for that matter) should be denied ice cream, it's hardly a necessity comparable with medicine.
Posted in: Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash
sidesmileMay. 14, 2015 - 03:17PM JST
Seriously? Even though the dogs are now in "home quarantine" (not allowed in the garden??), they could easily stick the dogs in an official quarantine shelter until he can fly them out. I don't understand why they have to be killed.
Posted in: Australia to Depp: Fly your dogs out or we'll put them down
sidesmileMay. 14, 2015 - 03:08PM JST
With most drones only offering 10 to 20 mins of battery time, you could probably easily find a quiet corner of the park and get your drone fix before anyone had the chance to tell you to pack up. That's what I'll be doing, anyway.
sidesmileApr. 17, 2015 - 03:28PM JST
This is a twisted, sadistic, nutjob who needs picking up asap! In the meantime, keep a close eye on your kids. Oh, and yer cat, too.
Posted in: 2 dead cats found in Tokyo neighborhood within a week
sidesmileMar. 18, 2015 - 02:48PM JST
Can't think of three but Clive Barkers Hellraiser is certainly up there.
Posted in: What are the three scariest movies you have ever seen?
sidesmileMar. 18, 2015 - 02:39PM JST
Wow. This specimen should be in a psychiatric facility, at best. Whether he is beyond being a public threat or not. He most certainly should not be getting media space!
Posted in: 'Paris Cannibal' Sagawa reminisces over his grisly crime
sidesmileFeb. 27, 2015 - 03:57PM JST
Phone data aside...hopefully the police can get fingerprints and/or DNA from the scene.
Posted in: Police arrest 3 youths over murder of Kawasaki boy
sidesmileFeb. 19, 2015 - 01:17PM JST
Yep, that water would've been cold enough to take the fight out of probably even the most proficient of swimmers. Terrible.
Posted in: Two 8-year-old boys drown after falling into lake at Gifu golf course
sidesmileFeb. 19, 2015 - 01:11PM JST
I've heard that taking honey before the season starts can be effective.
Posted in: What remedies do you recommend to hay fever sufferers to alleviate their symptoms?
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Dec. 01, 2015 - 04:28PM JST
Ha. I catch myself cracking a little smile. :‑) Nice picture!
Posted in: Playful pair
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Posted in: Denny’s is turning Japanese with its new location, offering rice, noodles, tempura and more
Dec. 01, 2015 - 04:26PM JST
a whaler, apparently having fallen overboard, suddenly coming face-to-face with his enormous quarry.
The whaler may…
Posted in: Whaling film 'In the Heart of the Sea' becomes 'The Battle with the White Whale' for Japanese release
Dec. 01, 2015 - 04:25PM JST
This is why you should never hype something and start patting yourself on the back BEFORE…
Posted in: Glitches mar new Yamanote Line train on first day
Dec. 01, 2015 - 04:24PM JST
Although what he said was vile and loathsome, I believe in free speech, I really believe…
Posted in: J.League says it won't punish student who sent racist tweets to Patric
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