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(Japan Today)   71-year-old man attempts to burglarize Yokohama bar, explains he needed the money   (japantoday.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Wards of Japan, Kanagawa Prefecture, Koyu Sakuma, Police, 71-year-old man, top heavy number of Elderlies, back door of the pub, loud noise  
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1650 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 May 2022 at 4:38 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-22 4:55:05 PM  
At least it wasn't a Yoko Ono bar. *shudders*
 
2022-05-22 5:06:27 PM  
Little boy blue.....
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2022-05-22 5:34:50 PM  
He would had gotten more out of the robbery by hitting the Michelin restaurant next door.
 
2022-05-22 5:39:27 PM  
I wonder where his family is. Senior crime is increasing in Japan and Korea, which is a crime in itself.
 
2022-05-22 5:41:16 PM  
There was just an 83 year old woman arrested in my area for robbing a bank. "Needed money for food and medicine."

Expect more of this.
 
2022-05-22 5:42:03 PM  

I Swear I'll Jump: I wonder where his family is. Senior crime is increasing in Japan and Korea, which is a crime in itself.


Next thing you'll know they'll be running drugs for the Mexican cartels.
 
2022-05-22 5:47:28 PM  
A nation where the native population hasn't been replacing itself for 40 years and which strictly controls immigration.

This is what the GQP wants.
 
2022-05-22 5:53:09 PM  
Ratibor (Fuge aus der Geographie)
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2022-05-22 6:05:31 PM  
Retirement is expensive in Japan, but prison is free food, shelter, medical care, and planned activities.

There has been a trend of late retirement aged people committing crimes poorly, turning themselves in, and basically checking into prison.

They don't contest the charges, and most just turn themselves in if not stopped, so the security level of the prisons they go to tend to be...well, beyond low.

They do this because their fairly conservative government won't spend shiat on social programs for broke retirees, so there's a little bit of self inflicted consequences here.

Still farking sad tho.
 
2022-05-22 6:21:59 PM  

I Swear I'll Jump: I wonder where his family is. Senior crime is increasing in Japan and Korea, which is a crime in itself.


Well, if you know Mom and Pop are tucked into a minimum security prison, your weekend is free to enjoy.  You know, instead of visiting, doing chores at their place while your home chores slide for a while, making sure they're taking meds and eating right, etc.
 
2022-05-22 6:36:33 PM  

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That is honest to goodness the second reference I've seen to "the diceman" today, a person/persona i haven't heard, seen, or thought about in like 25 years.

Freaky.
 
2022-05-22 6:50:34 PM  
Did he just walk in?
 
2022-05-22 6:52:55 PM  
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2022-05-22 8:37:36 PM  

TheCableGuy: ybishop: Little boy blue.....
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That is honest to goodness the second reference I've seen to "the diceman" today, a person/persona i haven't heard, seen, or thought about in like 25 years.

Freaky.


Haha.
It was inspired by my paean to Mr. Dice and Mr. Putin in response to a certain nursery rhyme and limerick headline. If I might indulge myself to share....

Old Mr. Putin, wanted some shootin
but Syria said "no troops to spare-ya"
"Oh what shall I do?
And Belarus too!!!
I guess I'll go ask North Korea!!!"

(Knock knock on the door) "'I'll even the score!
Those Ukrainians are calling us ORCS!"
The door it was jammed,
then opened and slammed
Kim said "Put on a mask, you dorks!"

"I know, the Chechens!
They'll come through, I betchuns!"
so Putin turned his plane west,
and put down his jets
And found they'd been sniped "obespechen".

"Ok! That's it, CHINA! China old buddy!
You're up to the task, you are rich, and rock steady!"
But China said no,
and then told him so,
"Our troops in Siberia already!"

So Putin went home and looked in the cupboard,
To get his poor dog Zelensky a bone
But when he bent over,
Zelensky just drove 'er
Because he had a bone of his own!

OH!
 
2022-05-22 8:54:08 PM  
But seriously. Maybe I should just say that it is getting bad.

Let's start with 30 years of recession, more or less uninterrupted. The government has done an excellent job of working that out, WHILE getting ready for rapid population aging WHILE rural areas and their agriculture decline WHILE maintaining social programs WHILE trying to increase taxes WHILE trying to increase the birth rate WHILE trying to increase opportunities for women.  All while trying to be fair about it.

What I have seen over the years is that people do their best to adapt, and some other nightmare comes along. People are trying to hold it together as best they can until... retirement or... until they can get a better job or... until they receive some inheritance or insurance payment.

This has gone on for 30 years, with people ratcheting down their expectations until they just can't do it anymore. Do you just let it explode like Greece did? Or do you hold on, keep your promises as best you can?

You know, everyone who has a critical view of Japan, you probably have it easy. Go mine your resources and sell them. Go float your capital and inflate your currency. Import some workers and push them around. Go invade a weaker country and steal their stuff. Japan has a tougher hand to play.

Just for instance, is Japan supposed to do everything it can for everyone over 70 and tax young families to do that? Fiscal responsibility is part of the social fabric that is supposed to give everyone a decent life, and young people deserve one too.

Hit me over the head, but the number one reason Japan is in this pickle is simply that people have lived so incredibly long. At the root of it, that is the problem. And there is a long tail end of life where production keeps falling. So YES older people have their own burdens, but they have certainly not been neglected. One could say that they are getting a little more than their share.
 
2022-05-23 7:35:46 AM  
He may have needed the money, but the Yakuza wanted the money.
 
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