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Old 10-01-2016, 09:50 AM   #26
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There's a lack of detail on how she was exploited and made money off of.
On Reddit it mentioned they were getting 30% commission for helping the students get into schools and more commission for helping them find housing.
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Old 10-01-2016, 09:53 AM   #27
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Saw this on reddit, wonder if there's more to the story.

A screen cap from: https://www.facebook.com/findnatsumi...%3A%22R0%22%7D
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I don't think it's exactly the escalator system that's the issue here (although I'm not a fan of it), but it's the Japanese culture that shapes their people. They tend to be more trusting of others than say, people from China.
yep, that adds to it too. from when they are young they are told to keep their personal thoughts to themselves and just agree and be nice to everyone no matter the situation. they are never told the value of no. add this with the ecalator system and the lack of individuality... ugh
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Ah i see,i'm not trying to put the "blame Game" on her,it is a sad Story and My thoughts are with those effected.

I just wonder if this will put a Black Eye on Tourism from japan with this recent incident,or Learn them not to trust Strangers so much away from home
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yep, that adds to it too. from when they are young they are told to keep their personal thoughts to themselves and just agree and be nice to everyone no matter the situation. they are never told the value of no. add this with the ecalator system and the lack of individuality... ugh
When i was in Japan a year ago I noticed kids as young as 5 were taking the train to school by themselves. Apparently really common throughout Japan -- they would have an address on their backpacks for strangers to help them if they got lost.
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When i was in Japan a year ago I noticed kids as young as 5 were taking the train to school by themselves. Apparently really common throughout Japan -- they would have an address on their backpacks for strangers to help them if they got lost.
Yes it's very common. I was born in Asia and walked to school by myself starting at Grade 1 or so.
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^ walking 5-20min to school is one thing, taking a train for 2hrs each way is another
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On Reddit it mentioned they were getting 30% commission for helping the students get into schools and more commission for helping them find housing.
Nobody works for free. Why are people surprised there's profits involved.
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Nobody works for free. Why are people surprised there's profits involved.
Aren't those tasks usually provided by the school like academic advisors, student services, etc which are included with tutition?
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When i was in Japan a year ago I noticed kids as young as 5 were taking the train to school by themselves. Apparently really common throughout Japan -- they would have an address on their backpacks for strangers to help them if they got lost.
Pretty common. When I was in elementary school in Japan, I used to commute an hour one way for my violin lesson after school. I walked in a relatively dark neighborhood too from the station to the teacher's house. Less common for school commute unless you are in some private school I guess. Typically there would be buddy systems arranged and kids would walk in packs to school.
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^ walking 5-20min to school is one thing, taking a train for 2hrs each way is another
Well, let me tell you how I got to school when I lived up north. I started at around 5:00 am, walked for 15 miles uphill in snowshoes during the winter and then crossed two rivers over rope bridges............ shall I go on?

Had ski's on my back to use when going back home, downhill.

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Thought you were gonna say walked uphill both ways.
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Well...Don't forget kids Trick & tricking every house hop in or out of a Car How Lazy and Sad this generation is..8 pm?...Well its all done.
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poor mg1, never had netflix and chill when he was young
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He just chilled....chilled a lot.
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wonder if it's opportunistic encounter or initially setup as a date
i hope apps like tinder haven't desensitized us from stranger danger
finding the body at a historic mansion makes it a little more chilling
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from japanese news the homeless guy frequented japanese language exchange meetups.
theres also a pic of the two coming out of a liqour store with a large bottle of vodka
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from japanese news the homeless guy frequented japanese language exchange meetups.
theres also a pic of the two coming out of a liqour store with a large bottle of vodka
Any link to that? This is interesting.

Also, is the Gabriola House haunted?
http://www.ghostsofvancouver.com/hau...abriola-house/
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its supposed to be haunted. can confirm its creepy as fuck.


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asa akira got touched when she was 7 years old in the trains back in japan


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William Victor Schneider (49) originally from Vernon, BC charged with 2nd Degree Murder on Feb.10th 2017 in relation to Natsumi Kogawa has also been charged with Attempted Sexual Assault in an unrelated incident that is alleged to have occurred Sept.28th 2016 in Vernon, B.C..

Sworn date for that charge was Jan.31.2017

The date of the sexual assault attempt is the same day he was arrested in Vernon for Indignity to a Body charge (in relation to Natsumi) Sept.28th 2016.

He appeared in court Feb.16th in Vernon, BC for this ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT charge. His next appearance is scheduled March 30th 2017 in Vernon for this charge.

SCHNEIDER has remained in custody at the South Fraser Pretrial facility in Port Coquitlam since his arrest in Vernon on Sept.28th 2016.


SCHNEIDER will next be in court @222 Main St. at 09:30 on March 27th.2017.

https://mediareleases.vpd.ca/2017/02...anese-student/
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William Victor Schneider (49) originally from Vernon, BC charged with 2nd Degree Murder on Feb.10th 2017 in relation to Natsumi Kogawa has also been charged with Attempted Sexual Assault in an unrelated incident that is alleged to have occurred Sept.28th 2016 in Vernon, B.C..

Sworn date for that charge was Jan.31.2017

The date of the sexual assault attempt is the same day he was arrested in Vernon for Indignity to a Body charge (in relation to Natsumi) Sept.28th 2016.

He appeared in court Feb.16th in Vernon, BC for this ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT charge. His next appearance is scheduled March 30th 2017 in Vernon for this charge.

SCHNEIDER has remained in custody at the South Fraser Pretrial facility in Port Coquitlam since his arrest in Vernon on Sept.28th 2016.


SCHNEIDER will next be in court @222 Main St. at 09:30 on March 27th.

https://mediareleases.vpd.ca/2017/02...anese-student/
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