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    Takuya Ono of unknown occupation from Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, - tattoos were on parts of the body.

    One would think this was a Yak thug that got on the wrong side of a boss. This would be why it's such a short article with little detail.

    Posted in: Dismembered body found in Choshi port is 33-year-old man from Ibaraki

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    And, what's the bet this cost doubles and runs into trouble getting it finished before the olympics?

    Posted in: Gov't OKs Y149 bil contract for new National Stadium

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    Japan should stop worrying so much about academic achievements related to test scores and be more concerned with actually educating students. I've seen many math tests at all levels of school and most of the questions are exact copies of the textbook examples. They don't have to learn how to do, just remember the answers.

    It should be noted that it is only the private schools that are achieving. This tells you the public school system is just an overpriced shambles! I've had the 'pleasure' of working in public schools, elementary through to senior high and it's not education. In most cases, it's nothing more than a daycare center delinquent children with easy tests and teachers that are poop scared of monster parents, which leads to virtually no discipline. I call it, McDonalds education. They just shuffle them through regardless. Then, on the other end of the scale, there are other public schools that are so strict a kid can't even sneeze in class without being scolded for it. The differences in public school education in Japan is ridiculous! And, it's not just because of area.

    Posted in: Academic achievement gap closing between top, underperforming areas

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    This is a very serious crime committed by the original planners. Soil tests would have been conducted and the results must have been fudged. Or, they were not done at all and it was signed off anyway. Lady Koike has a big job ahead of her to get to the bottom of this and tp penalise those responsible. The corruption in the construction industry in Japan is well documented. I'm sure she is going to run into trouble finding out how far up the tree this corruption goes.

    Posted in: Toxic chemicals found exceeding standards at new Tokyo fish market site

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    Mercy killer. Someone who thinks they are doing these patients a favor by ending their lives.

    Serial killer! Someone who gets their jollies by killing people.

    Posted in: Hospital personnel may be behind patient poisonings; 46 deaths on same floor since July

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    It's pretty obvious Japan's Olympic campaign was just made up of lies to secure the games. Abe specifically stated that all the events would be held in Tokyo and he stressed this point as a major selling point. Of course, it is not true. It was a blatant lie! Now, the cost of the games is ballooning out of control and they still don't have a solid plan with less than three years to go. Abe was stating how he wanted the Tokyo games to be the best games in modern history. It is shaping up to be the greatest farce in modern history.

    Posted in: Panel urges Olympic venue changes as 2020 Games costs likely to top Y3 tril

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    if anything is taught to school children, it's an unsafe method (raise your arm and proceed across without making eye contact).

    Many kindergartens teach them to run across the crossing holding hands in pairs. I've seen a huge pile up kids doing this when one pair fell over. It&s just plane stoopid!

    Posted in: More than 90% of vehicles don't stop at crosswalks without lights despite presence of pedestrians

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    I can't believe they would resort to arrest for such a petty crime.

    It does seem petty, but look again at the very first part of the headline, "U.S. man..." That is the point of the arrest and media coverage.

    Posted in: U.S. man arrested over Tokyo Olympic logo trademark infringement

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    “I will make clear where the responsibility lies—who, when, where and what decisions were made to cover up (the insufficient soil layer),”

    Hang'em high lady! I just hope a witch hunt like this doesn't become political suicide for her. The fraud and cover ups in yet another Japanese construction scam will go all the way to the top.

    It's 90% completed on top of a toxic pit. They will have to do major reconstruction to properly seal the ground or they will have the world's busiest 'toxic' fish market.

    Posted in: Koike pledges to shed light on fish market site construction

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    This dangerous and obnoxious driver behaviour used to surprise me when I first came to Japan. However, after a few years of witnessing it, it turned me into an obnoxious pedestrian. Now, I make a point of stepping in front of these expletives and making them stop. However, I must add, I have had a few close calls with cars that still refuse to stop and swerve around me and have been abused many times as well. The list of donkey's-butt driving is extensive in Japan. Not stopping at pedestrian crossings, running red lights, speeding, not using indicators, using mobile phones and headphones, watching TV, playing video games, reading newspapers across the steering wheel, putting on make up while steering with a knee, not wearing seat belts, unrestrained kids with their faces on the windscreen or babies sitting on grandma's lap in the front seat, child seats mounted in the front seat in front of the airbag and people driving around with two or three dogs on their lap. I drive every day and have seen it all too many times. Gambling is illegal in Japan, until you get on the roads. Then, you gamble with your life!

    Posted in: More than 90% of vehicles don't stop at crosswalks without lights despite presence of pedestrians

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    Yet another nail in the coffin for the already failed Abenomics! I've been saying it all along, the only way for Japan to rebuild its economy is from within Japan, not internationally, but these old jiji economists and Abe are still locked into an economic climate from the 80's, which no longer exists for Japan.

    Posted in: WTO drastically cuts global trade forecast

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    BertieWooster - It happens. It pisses me off too. But I don't get violent about it!

    It's a measly ¥80! This guy is a drunken thug and should be charged as such.

    Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting cabbie after fare goes up just as taxi stops

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    I somehow doubt this shortage has come from domestic consumers. It's too expensive to be hoarding it. It's most likely the huge cake industry that has been hoarding it. However, hoarding or not, it still shows a huge management fail by the Japanese agricultural ministry. This shortage has been going on for years and started long before the climate change stated in this article.

    Posted in: Gov't to import 4,000 tons of butter to ease shortage

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    Being drunk should not be an excuse. It should be part of the offence!

    Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting cabbie after fare goes up just as taxi stops

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    So, after four years Abe has put a panel together to make changes. No doubt, it will take another fopur years before anything changes, if it changes at all!

    Posted in: Gov't panel begins discussion on reforming work practices in Japan

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    It's a bit strange she was able to keep duel nationalities. I've been getting pressure from immigration about my kids who have duel nationality. They want me to choose one and relinquish the other. I told them to fob off, but I get a letter every few months. However, in this particular case, it must be considered racism or extreme nationalism. Either way, it is racial prejudice.

    Posted in: Opposition party seeks to ban lawmakers with dual nationality

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    The education board of Uruma city said the four copper coins believed to date back to the Roman Empire in the third to fourth centuries were discovered in the ruins of Katsuren Castle, which existed from the 12th to 15th century.

    I'm curious, where had these coins been for the 500 year gap? And, how did they end up in Japan so many years later?

    Posted in: Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

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    There is a non-venomous brown snake native to Japan that grows to about 1.5 meters. It's a rat snake, but I don't know what it's called in Japanese. Most people do not know the difference or species of snakes. Therefore, it is wise to treat all snakes as poisonous and, as stated above, just leave them alone and they'll leave you alone. The poisonous snake 'mamushi' is quite common in the kanto area, which is also a brown snake (with a small diamond like patterning). These snakes are actually quite aggressive if aggravated. The Okinawa Habu viper kills a few people every year, 99% of which west trying kill it or catch it to put in sake. Leave all snakes alone!

    Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka

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    That's an interesting comment at the top about Agatha Christy novels and women. There have been quite a few poisoning cases in Japan in recent years, all committed by women. There was that woman who poisoned a curry at a festival and a few cases of wives poisoning husbands, just a few that I can remember.

    There seems to be a growing trend of hospitals becoming dangerous places in Japan, especially for the elderly and handicapped.

    Posted in: Poison may have been injected into drip bags at Yokohama hospital

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    And, a big one off the coast of Chiba the other day, right in the middle of them both. Keep your earthquake kits up to date people. The big one is definitely coming, but nobody knows when.

    Posted in: Quakes strike off Okinawa, Hokkaido

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