Alec Savard comments

Posted in: Gackt lashes out at Cool Japan: 'Almost no results of Japanese culture exported overseas' See in context

We had a course about ''cool Japan'' in Joichi last week. Very interesting, but I think the subject is more interesting than what Cool Japan is. I mean, a lot of cool things in Japan are just considered weird oversea. The anime with 12-13 years old girls (pretending to be 20) in bikini doesn't help it. Nor the weird games on tv. But still it's working since a lot of people from the West think that this is actually cool... Like Akihabara, the worst spot in Tokyo, but very famous oversea. I seriously can't go there or my mood is wasted for the day. Oh also, the show about asking gaijins what they dislike and like about Japan... they asked me last year to participate and I never understood the purpose of this show (I don't understand the purpose of 99,99% of what pass on tv here anyway).

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Posted in: Poll asks: Is a woman 'middle-aged' at 30? 40? 50? See in context

''Love'' the fact that they talk about the woman as being monolithic!

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Posted in: What behavior by waiters in restaurants annoys you the most? See in context

Like everyone, I don't like when they just look at our japanese friend when we order, but the service is very good anyway and much better than what I'm used to at home. Like pretty much everything here (supermarket, konbini and so on).

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Posted in: 77-yr-old woman dies after being knocked down by cyclist listening to music See in context

I'm always scared of them. Sometimes they're in the pedestrian allowed side and I don't hear them coming. Something I find terrible here is childs doesn't even wear a hat. When you're 7 years old you MUST wear one.

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Posted in: Japanese people aren’t happy with their looks: survey See in context

BTW its interesting to get the same comment by many Japanese, "gaijin have a preference for our ugly woman"...

Maybe it's because they are too shy to talk to gaijin or what they want isn't serious. I prefer a normal woman who's not chasing $$$ over a chix just interested in what I have in my wallet.

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Posted in: Japanese people aren’t happy with their looks: survey See in context

Seriously? Everyone here always look at their best. When I first came here, I wasn't caring much about how I was looking because in Canada you look messy most of the time because most of the time we have a lot of winter's clothes. Now, I still feel like I'm not as much at my best as the people here, but I improved I think.

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Posted in: Man beaten while walking on Tokyo street See in context

What a freak. Another one who lacks of both attention and love.

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Posted in: M8.5 earthquake strikes near Ogasawara islands See in context

Was on the phone with my mother she would prefer to have me with her in Canada I think hahaha. I will go buy some water and food in case the last were just a warning for the big one coming...

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Posted in: Video shows kids reacting to strangers dropping their wallets See in context

Way too cute. Coupe of years ago when I was still in high school in Canada, I found 50$ on the floor. My high school was a small one where you know almost everyone so I didn't want to keep the money so I went to the secretary office and told them that I wanted to give back what I found so if a student come and ask if someone found 50$ then they will just have to give it back to him/her. The girl looked at me like if I was from Mars. She asked me 3-4 times if I was sure and that was after she started to beleive it. It's one of the reasons why I like it here in Japan. A lot of people find it normal (which is) to give back what belongs to someone else.

About the video, if a kid give me back my wallet I would sure give him/her 1000Y or something. I just hope it would be fine since maybe it's not the best thing to do. I mean it's not an act you have to do with the purpose to get a reward, but since my wallet itself is very expensive I think the kid would deserve it.

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Posted in: M5.6 earthquake rocks Kanto region See in context

Landed in Narita Friday. I forgot about the eartquakes ... so I was wondering what was going on outside!

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Posted in: Tourism is an effective way for Japan to pull in the purchasing power of growing Asian markets. Domestic demand is unlikely to gather momentum in the long run as the population declines. See in context

I come here because I like the fact that I'm in security and I don't have to always think about my credit card and 100 000Y in my wallet. I always put my wallet on the table something I wouldn't do anywhere else except maybe in Canada outside of the big cities. Also, I can take a walk at 2-3-4 am and it is still safe. Also, the country is clean and I wouldn't go to a dirty place. I only want to go somewhere as clean as Canada or better.

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Posted in: Driver who killed cyclist in crosswalk accident found not guilty See in context

Here, I always look before crossing even if it's green. In Canada I always do that because if I don't I will get hit for sure so I'm doing it too even tho I feel much safer here. If I ever get hit here, they bettter give me more than 300k Y if I have a broken leg or something. On another subject, why they let kids 6-7 years old riding their bike without their helmet?

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Posted in: Hero lady apparently saves guy from groping accusations by posing as girlfriend See in context

It looks like fake to me. For the Canadian girl friend, I think I wouldn't blame someone for lying about having a gf from Canada because we're such nice people!

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Posted in: Woman gives birth on flight from Canada to Japan See in context

You can be 36 weeks pregnant and still take a flight with Air Canada which is a nonsense. I'm happy that the little baby is safe, but I wonder what the mother was thinking. She's lucky that it didn't happen in Japan because I doubt her insurance would pay.

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Posted in: Canada risks being sidelined in Pacific trade deal: USDA head See in context

It's like the agreement with the EU, the milk industry are still angry about it. Anyway I hope mister Fast do whats best for the country and doesn't get influenced. The US has no rights to tell us what to do with Obama as their president and after what he did to Keystone Xl.

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' makes an epic return See in context

Watched 3 episodes. Very good, but it lacks of deaths.

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Posted in: The PS4 is selling like hot cakes all over the world…except in Japan. But why? See in context

I always say I will buy a PlayStation, but finally I enjoy much more playing on a PC or reading a book. I don't think it's a waste of time. When you just read a financial book you can enjoy playing a game for 1 hour and just relax.

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Posted in: Man goes on trial for kicking customer to death in ramen shop See in context

As everyone, I would rather call him ''mister'' than try to stop him.

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Posted in: Woman tries to kill husband because he didn't give her White Day gift See in context

I love the comments here. Especially the woman who admitted having 2 husbands? Still a bad new, but it will be for the best (for the husband).

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Posted in: 21-year-old man nabbed for stealing smartphones from supermarket See in context

Well I think his parents never teached him that if you want money you have to work hard. No surprise there that he's unemployed.

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Posted in: Shifting currencies shake up tourism landscape See in context

Quebec is trying to use the high USD, but for now there is no impact. Also, with our last 2 Winter, I don't see much Americans coming here. Plus, there will be some ''riots'' in the next weeks/months and no tourists will want to come here! I was afraid that the CAD would be under 90Yen, but hopefully it's not happening. The last months, showed us in Canada that our dollar is a ''petro-dollar''.

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Posted in: Trial begins for youth accused of murdering Mie schoolgirl See in context

Pig are clever animals. Actually, when Hobbes said the man is a wolf, he was not mean to the man, but the animal. In this case, ''waste of skin'' is better.

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Posted in: Iwate city puts tsunami behind it See in context

Iwatejay : I wish you the best and hope you and the citizens of your city never experience such a disaster again!

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Posted in: Canada beats Japan 3-2 in Davis Cup See in context

I'm happy. I don't like Raonic. My favourite player is Nishikori, but I'm Canadian so I couldn't cheer for Japan even tho Nishikori is Japanese! He will soon be top 3 and win a major.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested for using 14-year-old girl to work as prostitute See in context

500 customers couldn't tell the difference between a 14 yo girl and a 19 yo girl? I would charge them for child abuse as well. I would like to say they're animals, but I don't wanna get sued by the animals.

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Posted in: 2 pedestrians killed after minivan hits car; driver arrested See in context

In Toronto if you touch the street with your foot almost all the cars on the street will stop. If you're in Quebec and i'ts green you better wait, wait, wait, and wait again because the cars will try to hit you. You can't expect much from the polices they do the same. You can also turn right even if it's red (not in Montreal tho). So I think Japan is pretty much safer.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for attempting to kill her 13-year-old son See in context

AGAIN!! Japanese mothers are starting to get crazy out here . . . . I hope M Obama could make some kind of impact on other women issues plagueing Japan while she visits here.

She can't even make a high school's menu... don't expect much from her.

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Posted in: Man questioned over torching 24 vending machines See in context

Unemployed? Guilty!!!! hahaha.

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Posted in: Prince William dons samurai gear See in context

I already saw Japanese people wearing Native American clothes. I have native american blood from my mother so was it racist towards me? Even tho I don't like the fact that there are Princes, he's still one so it's just normal that he wears samurai clothes in Japan. Btw I don't know any native american here offended with such a thing. They're happy when someone is interested in their culture. They're just being interested in the culture like the Prince with the Japanese's culture. If I ever wear (I doubt I will since I prefer to wear formal clothes) yukata in Japan please just see it as a mark of respect.

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Posted in: Son kills mother and bites own tongue after calling police See in context

@Smithinjapan

You hit the nail. Here in Canada I'm living 7 hours away from my hometown because of university. In Japan it's easier to live near one. As you said who will rent an appartment in Tokyo when he/she can lives with his/her parents!

It was easy to say he did that because he was still living with his mother it's like when they always link the fact that the criminal had no job and that it was just a matter of time before it happens... I almost feel like a dangerous criminal now... I'm 20, not working and living with my mother 1 month on 12.

Anyway the article doesn't give us much info. Maybe they both wanted to die so it was not a ''real'' murder.

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