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  • -5

    Yubaru

    The two officers, aged 30 and 21, ordered Hamana to drop the knife. When he charged at them, the officers fired a total of eight shots at his legs and thighs.

    It is kind of hard to hit a moving target and particularly the legs and thighs, I am not surprised that these cops had to fire so many shots

    A police spokesman said the officers had no choice but to fire at Hamana because they were in a life-threatening situation.

    Really? Then next time DROP the sucker like you mean it!

    Posted in: Police shoot knife-wielding man after he attacks his father

  • 9

    Yubaru

    Hell, more appeasement gestures, only because this got out, not because it happened.

    Posted in: Abe orders gov't-wide probe into cushy jobs for retiring public servants

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Why is it only women are singled out for wearing traditional apparel,

    Who is being "singled out" here? It's a traditional, cultural, dress, and many women like wearing them for formal occasions.

    No need to go looking for some ulterior motive. If a guy wants to wear a kimono he can too, and some do as well. But get this, the women look nicer.

    Posted in: Dressed for business

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Abe described Japan as being “at the center” of a rapidly changing world, pledging to “develop dynamic peace diplomacy and economic diplomacy” at a time when several major world powers are undergoing changes of leadership.

    Center? Break out more shovels, it is getting deeper here!

    As an example of structural reform, Abe described a plan to submit to the Diet a bill to reform Japan’s agriculture sector by stripping privileges from a politically powerful farming lobby.

    I wonder just who in JA pissed Abe off so badly that he is going after the very people that have kept the LDP in power for generations. Abe must feel pretty damn confident to be going after them, as the agriculture collective wields a crap load of power and get all sorts of subsidies from the government as well. They are not going to take this one lightly if he really goes through with his plans here.

    He said his government will strengthen measures to combat the risk of terrorism at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, including submitting to the Diet a bill criminalizing conspiracy to commit terrorism.

    Nothing wrong with this, yet how the law is used could be very disconcerting as it could be used against home grown criminals as well. Maybe not entirely a bad thing.

    Similar initiatives to introduce what has been described as a conspiracy charge have fallen flat in the past amid concerns the provision could be used to crack down on civic groups and arbitrarily punish people who have not committed any crime.

    This is what the problem is, as Abe could, if the conspiracy bill passes, be used against opposition groups and along with the secrets act give him a hell of a lot more "secret" power.

    Posted in: Diet session opens with focus on U.S.-Japan ties, emperor’s abdication, Constitution

  • 6

    Yubaru

    Very nice. A few hundred dollars of silk on show there, I'd wager.

    Few hundred dollars? More like a few THOUSAND dollars, those kimonos are not 20 or 30,000円。

    Posted in: Dressed for business

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Mihara, for being over 50 years old, sure looks good.

    Posted in: Dressed for business

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Hey Tiger,

    you cannot use Okinawa bases for purposes other than defending Japan

    How do you like being promoted to commander-in-chief and being told what YOU can do and what you can't?

    Posted in: Okinawan governor to visit U.S. to convey anti-base stance to Trump gov't

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Thanks for nothing for not including Okinawa. The cherry blossoms in the northern area of Okinawa are blooming already, in fact they should be at full bloom by around the middle of next week.

    JMA...that is just screwed up!

    Posted in: Japan Meteorological Corporation releases first national cherry blossom forecast

  • 6

    Yubaru

    And Japanese bodies are not unique, and don't have lower body temperatures, or anything else so ridiculous.

    But, but, but...Japanese have longer intestines than westerners because they eat more vegetables in their diet and westerners eat more meat.

    (Just another excuse for this woman, but she does not realize it just means she is full(er) of shite!)

    Posted in: Health diets from overseas flooding Japan, but are they right for Japanese bodies?

  • 1

    Yubaru

    How is a christin church part of Japanese art and culture?

    Do you really have to ask? So if it isn't home born or bred it ain't Japanese? That is messed up.

    Posted in: Japan decides to ask UNESCO to list remote islands, Christian sites

  • 6

    Yubaru

    For Cambodians, $3000 a month is better than $2 a customer they get in phnom penn. in Cambodia they are also forced. At least the aids rate here is lower so their life expectancy is longer. Overall, this practice has to stop.

    You are just as simple, naive, and in many ways worse off than these unfortunate woman.

    I can not believe that anyone posting here on this or any web forum, would actually think that these women are getting paid $3000.00 a month waitressing or hooking, whether or not they were offered that amount or not.

    Need to get one's head out of the sand.

    Posted in: 3 arrested for forcing 7 Cambodian women to work at hostess bars

  • 3

    Yubaru

    There is of course a third option, self-destruct. If it truly came down to options, like the examples given in the article here, the option to self-destruct should be considered as well.

    Posted in: For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

  • 14

    Yubaru

    Not sure why Japan gets so much wrath. It's a global problem with no country free from this scouge.

    Well maybe because this is a Japanese forum, maybe as well because throughout recent history, Japanese have been known to "import" talent from poor SE Asian countries with the lure of money and jobs in "entertainment" and force these women into prostitution. Maybe too because of the sex-tours to Thailand and other SE Asian nations.

    But mostly because, THIS is a Japanese forum.

    Posted in: 3 arrested for forcing 7 Cambodian women to work at hostess bars

  • 4

    Yubaru

    And here I thought that Japan stopped it's sending funds to UNESCO for an issue related to another country making a request for heritage site status that it didn't "like".

    If I were at UNESCO, I do believe I would pass on giving these sites this status, until Japan acknowledges that other countries have the same rights as they do.

    Funny too, that one of the sites being requested in Okinawa, is the recently returned land that was a part of the Northern Training area of the military in Okinawa. The area can't be in too bad of shape, as some would like others to believe, if Japan is making this request.

    Meaning, don't believe everything you hear, the land returned was pristine rain forest, and has been designated as a national park...already...less than one month after being returned.

    Posted in: Japan decides to ask UNESCO to list remote islands, Christian sites

  • 21

    Yubaru

    “Japanese people’s internal organs absorb more fat than the internal organs of Europeans or Americans,

    Oh hell, waiting for the guano-storm on this one here.....PUHLEEZZ....if you are talking about Caucasians vs Mongoloid, ok, maybe there are some physiological differences but then you had better include all of the following people too... Mongol, Chinese & Indochinese, Korean, etc etc etc.....

    Right, it's just this doctor wanting to make a point, Japanese are "special".

    Posted in: Health diets from overseas flooding Japan, but are they right for Japanese bodies?

  • 1

    Yubaru

    But there are persistent public concerns about overreliance on such cameras, as there have been cases in which innocent people were wrongly accused because police neglected other investigative work.

    Seems to me the police agency needs to revamp the education and training of it's officer's here. Up until now the cops relied overly much on getting confessions from suspects or presumed suspects, and failed to back those confessions up with hard evidence.

    Neglecting "other" investigative work is being overly generous.

    The public is also led to believe that the cops here are close to infallible from all the TV shows that show them out on the streets getting their perp. This bubble has to be burst as well, and the public should be demanding more accountability from those that are here to serve and protect.

    Posted in: Security camera footage helps spot suspects in over 10,000 crimes

  • 3

    Yubaru

    With any luck, someone will be fired soon!

    Posted in: Kawasaki's association with reality TV show 'Apprentice' uncertain over Trump's continued involvement

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Imperial house law does not need to be in the diets hands.

    If not their hands then who? Leave it to the Imperial Household Agency and this topic would NEVER have arisen. At least, and yes it isnt the best option, it's public this way.

    Posted in: Diet heads call for party cooperation on abdication legislation

  • 10

    Yubaru

    The incident came to light after one of the women informed the Cambodian Embassy in Japan that she was forced to work as a prostitute, though she had been recruited to work as a waitress earning around $3,000 a month, the police said.

    I truly feel sorry for these women who, in their naivety and need, believe anyone that would tell them that they could make this much money as a waitress.

    Human trafficking is a plague on society, and too many times it seems that Japan is at the center of some slimy crap like this....enough already!

    Posted in: 3 arrested for forcing 7 Cambodian women to work at hostess bars

  • 1

    Yubaru

    That's a slippery slope and also a pipe dream! Any proposed changes to the constitution

    There is nothing in the constitution that would need changing. The Emperor and succession issues are covered under the Imperial House Law, which is controlled and passed by the Diet.

    Abe is only showing courtesy to the opposition here and going through the paces for appearances only, his party controls both houses and he does not need to include them, the opposition in the discussion here.

    The opposition wants to make the change permanent, and Abe wants it only once, this time only, because he does not want to have to deal with any succession issues which would also include discussion about allowing a female to ascend the throne here.

    This COULD have been a prime opportunity for Abe to show the world that he really was a man looking out for women's rights and showing the world he views woman as equals....bow low and behold his true colors shine through here. What a shame!

    Posted in: Diet heads call for party cooperation on abdication legislation

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