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zabutonsenbeiJul. 17, 2014 - 03:24PM JST
Justice has been served, and he's happy with the outcome. I don't think the girl was trying to get him, for cash or anything, I think it was a case of mistaken identity. Someone else probably touched her buttocks, either on purpose or by chance, and he happened to be behind her. It's an honest mistake, but I can't believe the video was not used before by the defense. It would have avoided a guilty verdict in the first place. HIs statement at the end really says a lot about his character, "Almost anyone could find themselves caught up in such a misunderstanding. Although there was no real case, that girl genuinely believed she had been sexually assaulted, and her feelings are real, which I believe makes her a victim of sorts. It must be difficult to believe that such a thing has happened to you, so I do feel for her." I'm glad he was found not-guilty, but as many have said, he will have to start rebuilding his life now.
Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court
zabutonsenbeiJul. 16, 2014 - 04:45PM JST
She may have been abducted in a car. Whatever the case may be, I hope that she is found and is safe. Unfortunately, I fear that may not be the case.
Posted in: 11-year-old girl missing in Okayama
zabutonsenbeiJul. 03, 2014 - 01:24PM JST
Is Pierre Littbarski available? He speaks Japanese, and I think he'd fit in great!
Posted in: Japan's soccer chiefs play hardball with Aguirre
zabutonsenbeiMay. 15, 2014 - 02:06PM JST
Australia was playing well, but Nadeshiko were lucky this time around. If it hadn't been for the own goal, NJ would have lost. I hope the remainder of their games will be much better. Go Nadeshiko Japan!
Posted in: Japan fights back to draw 2-2 with Australia in Women's Asian Cup soccer
zabutonsenbeiMay. 11, 2014 - 11:31PM JST
Gaijin Dilemma, agree with a lot you said, but I think you're confusing Greenpeace with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. SSCS is the group that is responsible for the "appalling, aggressive and confrontational methods" you spoke of. (They are often called eco-terrorists.)
Posted in: Japan imports 2,000 tons of whale meat from Iceland, Greenpeace says
zabutonsenbeiMay. 07, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
Posted in: More than 170 sharks caught, 50 killed in Australia's cull policy
zabutonsenbeiApr. 06, 2014 - 11:35PM JST
I love this quote in the article: "Some Internet users in Japan have already commented on the steep price, saying that it would be more economical to buy the individual Blu-rays for just the movies that you really like."
Yes, of course it would be cheaper to buy only the movies that you really like. Why would you buy this set if you are not interested in it? There are plenty of fans who would love this set at this price. Fans may have already purchased the blu rays of their favorite movies, but they might be enticed by the extra content.
Posted in: Miyazaki Blu-ray collection to be released with special bonus content but won’t come cheap
zabutonsenbeiMar. 26, 2014 - 09:40PM JST
By the way, they are not all girls, hence the name Tempura KIDZ. His stage name is Pi-chan...
Posted in: Video of dancing girls revisits Japan’s weird ’90s street fashion
zabutonsenbeiMar. 25, 2014 - 12:18AM JST
Posted in: Sea Shepherd campaigners return after anti-whaling mission
zabutonsenbeiMar. 19, 2014 - 10:02PM JST
I think a petition to get rid of Mori would be a better idea...
Posted in: AKB48 creator joins Tokyo Olympic board; petition against him circulates
zabutonsenbeiMar. 15, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
I just hope that Obokata isn't being thrown under the bus. If the science is found to be sound, then rewrite the report with assistance.
Posted in: Nobel laureate calls handling of stem cell research data sloppy
zabutonsenbeiMar. 08, 2014 - 08:08AM JST
Posted in: Cola-flavored soy milk
zabutonsenbeiMar. 08, 2014 - 08:04AM JST
Any way people can contribute in Japan?
Posted in: Japanese girl mauled by dogs in NZ was bitten 100 times
zabutonsenbeiJan. 31, 2014 - 01:06PM JST
I think there is even a company in Mexico that injects gps trackers in children and pets due to the many kidnappings. (Usually rich families…) I hope she is found safe, there are a lot of evil people out there.
Posted in: 9-year-old girl missing for 4 days in Sapporo
zabutonsenbeiJan. 15, 2014 - 10:34PM JST
Hawks all the way!
Posted in: 49ers gear up for tough return trip to Seattle
zabutonsenbeiDec. 31, 2013 - 11:12PM JST
I hope he's alright.
Posted in: Queen guitarist Brian May undergoing cancer tests
zabutonsenbeiNov. 23, 2013 - 07:20AM JST
I can't believe they would even think about making a sequel to this classic film.
Posted in: Paramount to fight 'It's a Wonderful Life' sequel
zabutonsenbeiNov. 23, 2013 - 07:10AM JST
When I first read this article there were no comments. It seemed appropriate. Unbelievable.
Posted in: Man arrested for cutting off sleeping woman's underwear
zabutonsenbeiNov. 01, 2013 - 10:25PM JST
I say they should pay his tuition until he graduates.
Posted in: Gov't to honor Chinese student who rescued drowning boy in Osaka
zabutonsenbeiNov. 01, 2013 - 12:58AM JST
I echo other commentators, I hope Kenmin Show isn't cancelled. They just need to get a replacement for him. I never really liked Mina Monta, and I really don't think that "Mino Monta no Asa Zuba!" is a long-running show as the title of this article says. His previous show "Omoikkiri Terebi" had a much longer run.
Posted in: Mino Monta resigns from long-running news show 'Asa Zuba!'
Jul. 24, 2014 - 03:13PM JST
In the proverbial nutshell.
Yep, you got that right and proud of it.
And are you…
Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up
Jul. 24, 2014 - 03:12PM JST
Barbaric and sick in the head. About sums up the U.S justice system really.
Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona
Jul. 24, 2014 - 03:11PM JST
I tried to read this story. I really did.
Posted in: Lawyer accidentally supports the armament of Japan with flawed cartoon reference
Well, can we really disagree with his sentiment, though?
Posted in: Man rams car into police station in Kitakyushu
Jul. 24, 2014 - 03:10PM JST
Obama: "This was a terrible, egregious violation of human rights. Those women were violated in ways…
Posted in: S Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks