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    morriconelover

    About the credit card thing. Hotels and other establishments should be able to charge for no shows. That is the point of having the credit card number as guarantee. I used to work in a hotel, and if you were no show we would charge the amount for the first night or more, that was the policy. But yes, should not be charged before the costumer arrives, but in the event of no show its different. Why this is not done by japanese hotels is beyond my understanding, unless its just some bureaucratic rule that they are not allowed to. Of course if the costumer has gotten a new credit card in the mean time, then its a bit difficult :P

    Posted in: Last-minute cancellation by Chinese tour groups driving businesses crazy

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    In Denmark, a pokemon go hunter found a real dead body instead. And a woman who normally never locks her door had some unwanted visitors in her apartment due to a pokemon being in her place. Personally i think this wwhole pokemon go thing is stupid, but i guess there has to be stupid stuff from time to time to keep people occupied.

    Posted in: The wait is over for Pokemon Go fans in Japan

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    I hope the japanese social services will step in and make some kind of action plan. I have no idea how family social work is laid out in Japan. I am a social worker myself and have worked in youth department where we would get cases similar to these. First there would need to be a quick estimation of whether its safe or not for the child to be at home, and then estimate what kind of support the parents could need. In the case of the father maybe an anger management course, or learning how to be a better parent. Hope things turn out well for the kid.

    Posted in: Man arrested for punching 2-year-old son in face

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    These very few companies that bring kids to work just highlight the problem of a lacking daycare politics. The only way to really deal with this issue is to boost the number of daycare places and make it either affordable, or free, as in the nordic countries. Having kids to work is not really a healthy option, as the mothers/fathers need to focus on work, and you need professionals to be around the children.

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    @sandiegoluv I am against death penalty, and i would still be against death penalty even if someone murdered my child. I would want the person locked up for as long as the law permits or if the person had mental issues to be held away from being outside society, but i am wholeheartedly against death penalty. There are simply too many cases in all countries that has death penalty where innocent people end up being executed, and those who argue that death penalty keeps people away from killing are disproven by reality. Plus i have never heard of a case where a murderer had contemplated to commit a murder or not depending on whether or not that person would be facing a death penalty as a result. It is actually funny that Japan with really few murder cases actually have death penalty. I am from Denmark, and the last person Denmark executed in peace time was in 1892....and it was only in the aftermath of second world war that Denmark for a few years resumed the death penalty, last person definitely being executed here was in 1950.

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    No surprise news. Betamax has not been targeted for private use for decades, but as a few others pointed out, the format was used by many local tv stations and people who work professionally with video formats. Now i wonder if there will be any VIDEO 2000 news popping up as well at some point, as that was the third format battling Betamax and VHS back in the days. And of course earlier on there has been even other tape formats, like Telcon.

    Posted in: End of an era: Sony to stop making Betamax tapes

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    Sad case. Anyone commenting here should be wise enough to know that child abuse happens in any country in the world. There are severe cases to deal with whether its Japan, the US, Denmark, Italy, Nigeria, or wherever. What needs to be done is have more attentive children protection services, and neighbors who does the necessary reporting if they witness or suspect cases of child abuse. Even with a lot of attention to the issue, you still cannot eliminate child abuse from happening. Many parents might have symptoms of mental problems or frustrations that they let out on the defenceless child.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for fatal abuse of 3-year-old stepdaughter

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    Any person who regularly takes a taxi knows that prices can vary a lot. And really don´t see that the price has anything to do with running away from the bill and then physically attacking a driver. Unless he was asking to be paid with sexual services. But since the article mentions none of that stuff, then its pointless to try to read a lot of stuff in the article that just isn´t there. Physical assault is totally unacceptable. In case the girls didn´t like the price, they could have filed a complaint.

    Posted in: Two Russian women arrested for not paying taxi fare, assaulting driver

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    Doublehelix74, "Kokuriko-zaka kara" was written by Hayao Miyazaki, but directed by the son Goro Miyazaki. And yes, that was from 2011. But most of the rest of the world have only had premieres of it in 2012 and 2013.

    Posted in: Studio Ghibli’s newest animated feature gets official release date

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    morriconelover

    Sounds like the april fools joke of the year. I remember back in 2003 or something, in a swedish newspaper, the april fools article was about a new traffic law that would prohibit bicyclists to bike faster than 20 kilometers per hour.

    Posted in: Police get tough on cyclists violating traffic laws

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    Zombie parades have been taking place all over the world for several years. Its a regular thing at least in Copenhagen. And also in Helsinki it happens every year. Nothing new, but a fun thing.

    Posted in: Zombie parade

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    Sad case. Has nothing to do with evil. The man was a mentally sick bomb just waiting to explode. And yeah, after studying about Japanese society, its clear that there are problems in the country that needs to be addressed. But look also around the world, and there are loads of examples of mentally unstable people that commit murders. Just this year i have read of similar cases from the US, Finland, and Denmark. Don´t forget that some weeks ago in Italy there was the retired guy who planted a bomb outside a school and killed a teenage girl. These things are not just a "japanese" thing, although there may be more ticking bombs in Japan.

    Posted in: Man, woman stabbed to death in random attack on Osaka street

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    @Fadamor You can´t have eaten at many japanese restaurants;) There are quite many restaurants which has service charges or some other kind of charges.

    And about Hooters, well i like breasts, but when i go out to eat, its about the food and the company, and could not care less about the looks of the staff.

    Posted in: Best breasts and wings in town

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    Yumichanmay This will actually not change the image of Japan at all. Most foreigners are used to the socalled "strange" news coming from Japan, and this we be just seen as something "bizarre" in the line of so many other news. I think it is much more shocking to read about discrimination issues in Japan, bizarre murder cases, or about Osakas mayor asking people if they have tattoos or not. So really there is nothing to be ashamed about. The german case about a guy who killed another guy to eat his genitals has not stopped people from visiting Germany.

    Posted in: Man cooks, serves own genitals to 5 paying diners

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    haha. Get over it, people. Every day there are some kind of "shocking" news to be found. The guy appearently has not done anything illegal, and he even followed specific laws about how to handle everything. I will agree with those that think he might have mental health issues. I think there need to be more focus on A-sexuality, but that does not mean that one should have ones organs removed. About the cannibalism, personally i don´t care. I don´t see it as disgusting or a taboo. That is a social construction to see it as such. Again, no laws have been broken, except for peoples own incredible will to get upset.

    Posted in: Man cooks, serves own genitals to 5 paying diners

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    @David Quintero Navarro. It says in Fukuyama, which is in Hiroshima prefecture. I have been to Fukuyama a few times. Obviously the owners were not responsible enough to actually take care of the required measurements to prevent this.

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    I should mention that in most cases, when natural disasters happen, the money needed is often given, the economic goals mostly reached. Many studies show that. The problem is, as ZICHI point out is the implementation of plans. Slow decision making and bureaucracy, not to mention lack of will to get things done faster, plus also costs for administration, means that problems are not solved. But what most people dont realise is that the money is often already in place. It was the same with the tsunami-money donated for the big disaster in Thailand/Indonesia/Sri Lanka almost a decade ago, and also the case with the Haiti earthquake. Another problem in some areas is also rampant corruption, which means some money get "lost". Actually im wondering why people are not more critical towards the creation of a socalled free trade agreement. Free trade agreements often benefits mainly big companies, and not so much local production. At least hope the money is spent well on making the Peru system more green.

    Posted in: Peru president leaves Japan with $250 mil in loans

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    When talking about christianity, then its not just about what the bible might or might not be saying. The reality is that many christians are homosexual, both in the protestant, orthodox, and catholic camp. There are furthermore muslim homosexuals. For a person that is raised as a christian, but also discovers being homosexual, of course it will feel as an act of discrimination not to be able to combine ones own religious beliefs with the sexual orientation. The true problem here is that too many people dont emphatize with other peoples feelings, but persists in only looking at themselves, and disregards other peoples narratives in society. Whether Obama is saying this for election reasons or not doesnt matter. Just by saying it, you have a huge symbolic, and for many also a historical, statement that will be a part of what his presidency will be remembered for. It will take decades before equality is reached, still after 5 decades there are still many racial issues in the US, even though segregation laws were abolished in the 1960ties, or more than 150 years after slavery were abolished, one could say. In Denmark, it is now being discussed whether homosexuals can marry in churches or not, as its only legal to marry in a town hall/on the paper. And looks like Denmark will join in on the liberal side. A step forward for equality.

    Posted in: Obama becomes first U.S. president to back same-sex marriage

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    The majority of rape cases around the world occurs between people who already know eachother, so it is in no way strange that the two of them had met before and the woman probably trusted the man enough to go to his place. Hope he receives maximum penalty if found guilty. And hope she gets the right counselling on top of this ordeal.

    Posted in: Japanese woman kidnapped, raped in Sydney

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    Good luck to the new rulers of Libya. Facing a hard task. And to people here talking about terrorism...well, Gaddafi was the biggest terrorist of them all. Decades of depraved dictatorship finally came to an end. And anyone who knows just a bit of Libyas population would know that a lot of people strive for a moderate version of Islam and sure it wont be an easy task since Gaddafi pretty much spent a lot of time playing tribes and fractions against eachother...but now is the time for a new beginning.

    Posted in: Japan to unfreeze Libyan assets

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