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Posted in: Canada's rugby team help cleanup efforts in Kamaishi after game canceled by typhoon See in context

I am proud to be a Canadian and proud of these guys.  With that said, I agree with another comment that many other teams I am sure would have done the same thing were they in the area and or had the time made available to them.  Blessedly, the Canadian team had and did right by these people in a time of need.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abandoning body of 85-year-old mother 80 kms from home See in context

There are so many cases like this, today.  Very frightening how society is declining because families do not want and or know how to deal with their deadbeat kids.  One of my student's older brother is in high school, and this boy's mother complains everyday how her son does not want to study and or even wants to finish high school and there are only months left.   I can see if he makes it through high school he will just sit in his house while his parents go out and work and support this kid's sorry arse.  I told her she needed to stand up to her son and or she and her husband would be one of these statistics when they are grey and could no longer give him this little cushy life.

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Posted in: Gov't to study whether to introduce joint custody of children See in context

Norman Goodman, I am not sure how long you have been in Japan and or your personal experiences with Japanese woman but I am going to guess not much.

As a Western woman who has lived in this country for 20 plus years have seen Japanese women prior to and after they have married not to only foreign men but Japanese men, too.  It is shocking how their characters change after marriage, they change from contrite, submissive to where is your money and they have away that is so manipulating and controlling and they are sly as foxes.  With that said, that is how they were raised and it is in their DNA for sure.

I tell foreign men date, however, never marry and or you are going to nothing but troubles now and in the future.

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Posted in: Gov't to study whether to introduce joint custody of children See in context

Pros and Cons for both, and unfortunately there is no happy medium in this country.

I am a western woman, got pregnant (shockingly due to age) when engaged to a Japanese man, however, broke it off prior to knowing I fell pregnant. When I found out and informed him, however, told him I did not wish to marry him but would love to co-parent and raise the baby together he went to Court and denied he was the father. Why? Because he di not want any financial responsibility, and this was a main reason I broke it off with him he was so friggin stingy and wanted control over my own money even though we did not live together.

10 years later he skipped out paying for all 4 or 5 lawyers the first 2 or 3 he let his mother pay this is a man who makes over a hundred thousand a year. He will sink as low as he mentally unstable and yet can buy a million and half dollar home. Now his goal is to have visiting rights to our son with the goal to take custody of him so he does not have to pay child support, and I would be happy to have our son live with his father if I knew he would invest in his life and future but he would not he would instead he would cheat and or take short cuts on his life.

Now I know there are many parents who are being separated from their children who are the polar opposite of my ex and are so deserving to be in their children lives' but are not because of wives and or partners' like my ex selfish and only care about themselves.

Now, I do not want my son involved with his father so that the man can mess with his mind.

So complicated..again there are no happy mediums in this country it is only black or white.

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Posted in: 177 kgs of cocaine found on cargo ship in Aichi port See in context

I do not envy that ship's captain and or crew. Guarantee every single one them were hauled off to jail, ASAP. The owner will have to pay a huge big friggin fine to get his ship back, and I am sure he will have to pay all the legal fees for those arrested and detained.

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Posted in: Tour company Thomas Cook collapses; global bookings for more than 600,000 canceled See in context

It's cheaper to book on line I use booking.com or agoda.com the latter usually the cheaper one. Skyticket is a great app on iPhone got 2 tickets for my son and I using Malaysia Airlines return for 100,000 yen including tax highly recommend. Thomas Cook is OLD SCHOOL, and so many of these travel agents were such a rip off in the day and clearly still are by reading about all the stranded tourists.

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Posted in: Typhoon-hit Chiba asks for volunteers' help amid prolonged power cut See in context

Friggin crazy, limiting the volunteers to one area for a hundred thousand in need of help. They should have been help specific seeking generators, volunteer man power for repairing roofs, man power for clearing roads etc, etc.

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Posted in: X Japan front man Yoshiki donates ¥10 million to Kyoto Animation arson recovery fund See in context

tooheysnew, I understand your feelings, however, by putting his name behind the donation will encourage others to do the same in the country where people still like to hold tight to their money.

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Posted in: Japan lawmakers' average income in 2018 hits 16-year high See in context

The politicians want all the tax payers to suck it up with their 10 percent increase in October, however,  when it comes to them they do not want to do it in return by decreasing their salaries and showing that gambatte masu attitude.

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Posted in: Over 2,000 doctors worked without pay at Japanese university hospitals: survey See in context

My ex-husband a Japanese doctor who now practices in his dad's obstetrics clinic should not be a practicing doctor.  He never wanted to be a doctor, they sent him to the University Hospital in Tochigi which from my understanding is the lowest and the easiest for families like my ex-husband's family when their children do not meet the grade they pay big money under the table.  My ex-husband has written on his father's web page he graduated from the University in Saitama a total lie and yet he has not been called out on it a man who received D'S when he was in medical school.

My point to this story, I would not trust any doctor in this country unless they are doubled license one from this country and one from outside this country that is rare.   It is extremely rare for a doctor in this country to post up their medical license showing their degrees, and so, I advise you to run out of here as fast as you can to get your medical treatment.

Just one more note, I almost died 2 years ago due to a whole in my heart.  I was just a walking shelf, no energy, I just wanted to sleep and the list goes on until one morning I woke up to find my left hand arm all purple and swollen.  I was so far gone by this time, however, I went to my local doctor and after checking my heart they said just diet and exercise and I said fine.  Blessedly, I had a medical appointment for my son in Malaysia and I thought okay I will check myself out once there and it was a damn good thing I did as I was only weeks if not days away from dying as the hole in my heart was so big.   I had the best heart surgeon in Malaysia who managed to do a stint on me and have me out of the hospital within a day.

Rounding up, I would not trust the University Hospitals for the exception Tokyo University and even than be careful.

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Posted in: Trump's red carpet visit gives Japan respite on trade, but pressure stays See in context

Yesterday, my friends and I were traveling from Tokyo to Hachioji a normal 2 hour drive, however, with Trumpee here there were cops out everywhere you thought damn did they clone this damn orange melon into 45 of them (GOD FORBID) and they were spread out everywhere.

I am glad he is gone he is nothing but a pain in the arse.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan ordered to pay ¥21 mil over improper labeling See in context

Canadians have a nickname for this place "Rotten Ronnie's" if you use this expression on any Canadian I can assure you they will know what you are speaking of.  Any non-Canadians who have Canadian friends ask them if they know what "Rotten Ronnie's" is and I can guarantee they will know.

I avoid this place as much as possible and in fact any fast food place for the exception of Subway as they make their sandwiches right in front of your face and I feel relatively safe eating their food.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife questioned in closed-door hearing at Tokyo District Court See in context

Ghosn will win this if he continues to stand his ground and I hope he does.  All government agencies they have a blank check and the Courts will side with them always and more over when it comes to the gaijin.  I stood my ground when I had dealings with the government and they tried to break me and they out right were deceiving and were caught but I never got caught because I just told the truth and stuck to the truth.  People told me to  be nice, lol, my nice was the N. American nice and none of this Japanese suck up crap and boy when they got caught committing an illegal act they could not wash their hands fast enough from me.

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Posted in: Nissan revs up growth efforts after Ghosn's removal from board See in context

I do not care what kind of gimmick and or car they were trying to promote I would not have anything to do with their brand this company is not credible and or honorable towards their brand and or people.  I am wishing Ghosn all the best in and out of prison and I hope he continues to stand his ground at all costs.

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Posted in: Australian man arrested for spraying graffiti on Tokyo subway cars See in context

My friend's, friend's son was jailed here for standing by his departing gate at Narita and acting strangely and they searched him and found drugs on him.  BAM, he was thrown in prison, and from what this guy told my friend is that the mother had to buy his prison clothes, there is ZERO smoking (the guy was a heavy smoker), he had to eat everything on his plate whether he liked it or not and he had to keep his head shaven at all times to nearly bald.

So hotel prison is waiting for you and you will not like and neither will your family as they will have to support your dumb ass here.

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Posted in: 'I have names' - Ghosn vows to clear his name in trial See in context

I am praying he wins for personal and professional reasons.   The Court system is corrupt in this country and I know this first hand as my lawyer told me it does not matter how much evidence you to show your innocence the Judge will always rule on the Prosecutors side and no matter how weak their case is.

With this playing out in the media the Judge and or Judges are really going to have to play their hand carefully and it is about time that Court system is called out on all the corruption and one sided judicial system.

Rounding up, from my side I believe this is way over the top heavy handed let me show you who is boss and let us squash this gaijin like a bug.  Jealousy, JEALOUSY NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING LESS.

I WILL NEVER BUY A NISSAN, EVER.

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Posted in: Thai police arrest 15 Japanese men in call center scam See in context

AWESOME LANDLORD who was diligent and chose decency over money.  

I hope that everyone of these creeps get paraded before the Japanese media and that if they are not their photos are published for scamming out the elderly of their money.  Covering their faces like the COWARDS they really are, SHAMEFUL!!!!! 

Lastly, I hope there is still money in these scammers bank accounts and that all of it gets seized and divided up equally among all the victims.

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Posted in: Trump stops short of emergency declaration in border wall fight See in context

Trumpee is a pauper who has filled his coppers with the idiot voters who voted for him and beyond.

Think for those who voted for him why he never shows his taxes not because he is rich it is because he lives on the skin of his teeth.

Now here he goes again, not giving a rats arse about the little people just is so-called GOLDEN IMAGE, LOL.

Those who voted for him I hope many of them are not getting paychecks this month and are happy embracing Trumee's wall that wont keep anyone out.  Five BILLION, that could be spent on hiring people, putting up cameras and more up to date technology.  

Well, my sympathy goes out to all those who did not vote republican and or for Trump and pray that you get your paychecks back soon.  I also pray that one of those salads Trump eats or grapes has not been FDA inspected and he gets deathly sick.

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Posted in: News of Ghosn's arrest stuns Nissan employees, customers See in context

None of it makes sense.  I am a self-employed foreigner and have been for 24 years and when I go to the tax office every year I need help to have them filled out by a the tax office people because the papers are not in English.  I am sure this savvy businessman must have someone filing his taxes, because he is in the same shoes as me and even if someone were to show him the tax papers he must have them explained to him prior to the filing and or believed in the person who was doing the filing and never worried about any errors.

My gut says there is more to this arrest and even if this man is proven innocent his image has been tarnished and there is no going back to his position and what a shame after all his hard years of work should this arrest been a set up.

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Posted in: 88-year-old woman in coma after being hit by cyclist See in context

I caught my friend's son's 10 year old son zooming down the sidewalk thinking it was funny and blessedly she is not one of those ignorant mom's who feels her son does no wrong and warned of what happen.  I told her I did not want to see her son and her family in whole lot of legal trouble over him hurting someone by riding his bike carelessly.  She thanked me and now her son does not ride his bike without her and or her husband and or without their consent.

My son who just entered grade 3 was told he could ride without an adult true enough but not a chance and even in grade 4 he will only to get to ride with my knowledge of where he is going and ground rules and I hear everything so if he breaks them and I get wind it will be taken from him.

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Posted in: Record-high 70% of women held jobs in August amid labor shortage See in context

There are many more women out there working so they can afford all the extra fees for jukus and club activities as they are so expensive.  If schools would revamp their education programs and stop putting all this extra work on parents financially the need for women to hold down an extra job would not be necessary.

Or if the Courts would catch up with the Western world, and start garnishing dead beat dads salaries and or seizing their taxes to pay for their children education and not leaving it on the women to struggle to have track down these dead beat dads companies and or their savings to help pay for their education and life fees.

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Posted in: Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit Fukushima Pref See in context

Suu Ki is a lady I much admired, and for this very reason I never visited Burma out of respect for her fight and love for her people and being a lady that is a Buddhist I believed that love extended to all Burmese no matter their religion.   Buddhism is not a religion that does not prejudice against others and or their religions, and so therefore I am shocked by Suu Ki's pacifist stance for the Muslims in her country who are being murdered, raped and forced out only because of their religion.  

I am proud of Canada for revoking her honorary citizenship too state the evil that is going on and her condoning what is taking place by not speaking up and or going back on a hunger strike to speak out is a shame. 

My prayers go out to all the peaceful and loving people of Burma whether they are Buddhist and or Muslim.

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Posted in: Too much 'Star Wars'? Disney CEO says it will slow down releases See in context

My 9 year old son loves Star Wars he is a fanatic and really is very violent.   He went to Tokyo Disneyland this summer and my friend's husband bought his a Star Wars gun and I hate guns with a  passion.  Why are they selling these kind of toys at Disneyland? 

An over rated and over priced and with no educational value, unlike, other Disney movies and animations.

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Posted in: 1st case of unlicensed private lodging sent to prosecutors See in context

The Japanese Government is crying they are not going to have enough accommodation during the Olympics and trying to figure out how they are going to accommodate all the on-slot of travelers and yet cutting off that access with stupid rules.  Well the best of luck to this operator who was charged a real shame.

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Posted in: K-pop label faces fan, investor fury after firing dating artists See in context

My friend's daughter was in the popular sub-group of Morning Museme years back and trust me the Japanese young pop singers in this country do not get treated any better.  Their income is low, they have to be up early in the morning like 4 am to head out the door for rehearsals there is no private life and very low security for them, too.

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Posted in: Myanmar defends Suu Kyi's silence over jailed reporters See in context

No one kept silent over her detention.  Now she is a free women, because of world leaders and regular folks a like she should be returning the gift back to others who need the same support.  I had so much admiration for her, but the way the minority Muslim group is being treated in her country and the jailing of innocent people and she is not standing up internationally and saying this wrong means she is no better than the military tyrants in her country.

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Posted in: University in Kyoto offers free tuition to anyone over 100 years of age; more than half off if over 50 See in context

Disillushioned I have seen many people over a hundred very agile and living very productive lives.

A great example there is an African man in the States a 108 years I believe he lives on his own,

just stop driving last year and is a very happy cigar smoking and whisky drinking soul.

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Posted in: Okinawa residents seek U.S. base referendum with 93,000 signatures See in context

So Okinawa if the BASES leave what will you do for income???? You make more babies than the rest of Japan and yet have the highest poverty rate and welfare rate.  That welfare rate will only climb higher after the BASES LEAVE, meaning my taxes and the rest of Japan too. 

Can you provide an answer to how you will support yourselves financially after you get all that land back.  NO, you cannot, because all you have is tourism nothing more.

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Posted in: Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82 See in context

It is a real pity he ever met LONI ANDERSON she SUCKED THE BLOOD RIGHT AND OR MONEY right out from under him which surely had to taken a toll on his life.

Condolences to his immediate family and friends and FOR LONI YOUR GOLDEN GOOSE IS GONE.

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Posted in: The day after See in context

First, congrats to Naomi.

Second, there needs to be a set standard for both men and women in tennis no double standard and what is good for the goose is good for the gander.  There are so many male tennis players that get away with much worse then what Serena did and never get penalized for their poor behavior. 

It is  shame that Naomi did not get to play out to the end too show the world she is a great tennis player, however, the score prior to Serena being hit by the referee with his tantrums no better than Serena shows Naomi was leading by a long shot.

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