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Posted in: Cold wave grips Hokkaido See in context

HK just reported -31 in one town. Makes me feel better about our low of 5 this morning in Kobe.

Sheesh! I LOVE winter and the snow, but I don't know about -31... that's a bit scary..

I was watching the news and there are parts of the US and Canada where its so cold the gov advises not being out in the cold for more than 15-20 minutes. WOW.

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Posted in: Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian, don't need gag order See in context

LOCK HIM UP!!!!

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Posted in: Snow cathedral See in context

LOVED the Yuki Matsuri when I visited Hokkaido. Sapporo is hands down my favorite big city in Japan

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Posted in: Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals See in context

lovely. these athletes work so hard for years to compete in this international event and their medals are literally made of garbage??

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Posted in: Woman arrested for robbing store says she needed money for Christmas Eve date See in context

Police said the woman, Misana Koyama, has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she needed the money for a date with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve.

She then fled with about 125,000 yen.

I guess her boyfriend is not a cheap date...

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Posted in: From judo to ice cream See in context

Judo Olympic gold & bronze medalist before she was even 30. Now she is a mother and launching a new business... she's done more with her life at 31 than many people do in a lifetime. I really respect her.

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Posted in: The world's postal services are struggling with lower demand for letter deliveries. How would you feel if the mailman became a thing of the past? Do you still eagerly look in your mailbox each day? See in context

I don't think the mailman will become a thing of the past; we still get parcels delivered- unless Amazon finds a way to start delivering packages with drones.

Still remember a long distance relationship when I was in grad school in the early '90s, pre-email. Those letters were a lifeline.

Yeah same here. I remember being as happy as a kid in christmas when I got one of those letters. Amazing how time changes.

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Posted in: U.N. rights committee urges Japan to let children be children See in context

Seriously! I always say that children here have no childhood. The mental effects are very obvious later on in life. I'm always surprised at the amount of people with mental disorders or who are socially handicapped in Japan.

Agree 100%.

By the time my kid is 5, we will be back in the States. There's no way I'm putting my kid through the system here.

My son is 3 and my daughter 7 months old. We are in the process of immigrating to Canada. Like you, I do not want to put my children through the Japanese system. No way.

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Posted in: Kochi Prefecture launches 'Naturally Japan, Naturally Kochi' campaign See in context

Its always been my dream to see Shikoku. Someday...

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Posted in: Japan seeks close cooperation with U.S. ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim summit See in context

"It may be difficult to hold (direct) summit talks (with Trump) due to tight schedules, but through a phone conversation, we will closely coordinate our policies over the issues of nuclear weapons, missiles and abductions, the latter of which is the most important for Japan,

actually shinzo, Trump couldn't give 2 farts and a martini about you

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Posted in: Sushi chain worker uploads video of fish taken from trash can See in context

well.. I only eat at hamazushi so...

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Posted in: Chocolate hot spring bath opens in Japan See in context

what next? a Guinness bath?

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Posted in: Deer-related injuries in Nara reach record number already this year See in context

Deer-related injuries in Nara reach record number already this year

Oh dear!

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Posted in: Funeral firm to pay damages over plastic bag usage for baby's body See in context

The infant died suddenly at his home in Tamba, Hyogo Prefecture, on Oct 4, 2017.

My daughter is 7 months old. My heart goes out to the parents.

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Posted in: State of the Union: Trump vows to build border wall, warns Democrats against investigations See in context

State of the Union:

There is a government in the United states. For now...

That's about it.

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Posted in: Mother of fatally abused 10-year-old daughter admits withholding food from her See in context

Jesus . . .

> Can you imagine the utter sadness and helplessness and hopelessness and fear of a 10-year-old girl being tortured by her own parents and having no one else to turn to?

> I despise both of these "people".

You summed it up perfectly. This hits so much harder now that I am a father..

Yuichiro has told investigators he began making Mia stand from 10 a.m. on Jan 24, and that he does not consider his action wrong because he was just "disciplining" her.

I would be really happy if this scumbag was tortured the same way in prison.

He is suspected of assaulting Mia from around 10 a.m. to 11:10 p.m. the same day, including dousing her repeatedly with cold water.

somebody please...give him a taste of his own medicine.

Investigators have been informed that the mother herself may have been a victim of Yuichiro's domestic violence.

AGAIN- somebody please...give him a taste of his own medicine.

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Posted in: Cockroaches found in chicken bowl at Yoshinoya restaurant See in context

My friend found a maggot in his kimchi there about 10 years ago.

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Posted in: Ex-nursing home worker arrested for assaulting 91-year-old resident See in context

Wow, such a big man. Try that same stuff with a grown man and see what happens......

exactly!

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Posted in: 'Giri' (obligation) chocolates seen as power harassment; more Japanese companies ban practice See in context

'Giri' (obligation) chocolates seen as power harassment; more Japanese companies ban practice

Good!" Let's hope they do the same with Omiyage. That's power harassment too.

One more thing: That picture is just awful.

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Posted in: If I were Prime Minister Abe, I would call the general election after the 2020 Olympics. Then he could claim to have made Japan great again, win the general election and the possibility might emerge of staying on for a fourth term as LDP president. See in context

This makes it sound like it matters who is running the LDP, when the LDP is essentially what makes Japan a one party state

not essentially. That's EXACTLY what Japan is.

... because the opposition is still divided.

What opposition?

Exactly.

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Posted in: 72-year-old man dies after falling off roof while clearing snow See in context

My father in law is from Niigata and he says this sort of thing happens ALOT over there.

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Posted in: Barbara Ehrenreich tweets about Marie Kondo widely condemned See in context

No, they were racist comments. Everyone has noticed it as a growing trend amongst conservatives.

Brilliant Chip!

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Posted in: Aso retracts remark about people who don't have children See in context

There are lots of strange people who say the elderly are to blame, but that is wrong.

So does that mean that you admit you were full of horse manure when YOU said that the elderly need to hurry up and die??

The problem is those who don't have children,

When grilled by an opposition lawmaker during a lower house committee session Monday, who criticized Aso's insensitivity to the feelings of people who want to have children but cannot, the heavyweight said, "I'll retract the remark if it's caused any misunderstanding."

There is no misunderstanding. You are a slimeball. We get it.

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Posted in: Japan to toughen controls on brokers for foreign workers See in context

all you guys are correct. I suspect that these changes are for cosmetic purposes and nothing else. That would be my guess.

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Posted in: Beyonce, Jay-Z offer chance of lifetime tickets to fans who go vegan See in context

I'd rather eat a juicy steak than go to their concert.

absolutely

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Posted in: Aso defends government stance on wages amid concerns on data See in context

“There have been some factors, like rising oil prices and rising fresh food prices, which had some impact last year,” Aso said. “It is important to look at the increase in employment and at overall income. The number of employed increased last year, so there’s no change to our view that wages and employment are improving.”

What a stupid stupid comment.

“There have been some factors, like rising oil prices and rising fresh food prices, which had some impact last year,” Aso said.

Well then, raise the minimum wage and increase governement benefits so people can cope.

“It is important to look at the increase in employment and at overall income. The number of employed increased last year, so there’s no change to our view that wages and employment are improving.”

Idiot. How many of these jobs pay a living wage? How many of them are full time? How many of them are secure employment?

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Posted in: Labor ministry officials knew of improper wage survey since 2006 See in context

Labor ministry officials knew of improper wage survey since 2006

And nobody gets fired much less arrested???? Oh yeah. Japanese style democracy.

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Posted in: Under-fire mayor resigns after ordering arson See in context

who was struggling to evict tenants and the owner of the building,

"Make them evict! You go and start a fire today and get arrested! Burn it! No joke! Go and destroy the building now!"

So was he advocating burning down the building WITH the tenants inside??? He should be arrested, as his proposal clearly endangered people's lives and property .

It's clear that I lacked quality as a leader."

Ya think??

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Posted in: What's your favorite Japanese snack food? See in context

dried crunchy natto

> Good grief.

Nobody is telling YOU to eat it.

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