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Posted in: Police caution more than 10,000 in Tokyo for breaking new bicycle rules See in context

You can't listen to music while riding a bike? That's boring, while not allow people walking on the sidewalks to listen to it either.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan begin talks on sending 4,700 Marines to Guam See in context

Why does it seem like every new article that comes out about this the decision is always the opposite of what was said before.

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Posted in: University of Tokyo considering autumn start to academic year See in context

If Tokyo University is considering autumn start, why not make all schools (elementary, junior-high and high-schools) in Japan start the academic year in the fall.

Because that would make too much sense

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Posted in: Examinations begin across Japan See in context

The American system is not similar. For us we have to take a test called the ACT or SAT depending where you live and you take that you take your junior year of highschool. With that score plus your GPA during all 4 years of highschool you can apply to any college or university but the schools only accept people who meet their requirements.

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Posted in: NFL playoff schedule See in context

lostrune2 Go Pack Go! I'm going to the playoff game in Green Bay!

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Posted in: Japan whaling authorities sue Sea Shepherd in U.S. See in context

Do they realize that SS has TV cameras on all of their boats at all times and they catpure anything that they whalers "deney" doing? I can not say I am for or aginst whaling and if I ever got the chance to try whale I would. I just like watching the TV show.

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Posted in: 'M-A-S-H' star Harry Morgan dies at age 96 See in context

I loved MASH even though I've been told I'm too young to know the show. Thanks to my dad I've seen every episode and I love the show. One of my favorite episodes is 5'Oclock Charlie.

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Posted in: American father wins custody of daughter taken to Japan See in context

Good to see that atleast one child was returned (even if the trial wasn't in Japan).

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death for pachinko parlor arson-murders See in context

I'm happy to see that atleast one country has the skills to actually carry out the death penalty to people who deserve it.

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Posted in: Air traffic controller who leaked Air Force One flight info suspended for 3 months See in context

I'm surprised the US government isn't trying to get a harsher punishment. If a US citizen did that they'd be fired and jailed.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan agree to expand currency swap deal See in context

I'm not 100% sure but from what I've read it seems like trading currencies helps keep debt down and stabilize the fluctuations between exchange rates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_swap

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Posted in: Man robs video rental store with firework See in context

Only ¥5,000? If your going to rob a place do it at a place with a bit more money. Also this is creative, I have never seen a robbery with a firework before.

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Posted in: 8 nations sign anti-counterfeiting treaty in Tokyo See in context

I hope this doesn't include Mao watches. If I ever go to China it will be the first thing I'll buy.

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Posted in: What do you do on a flight when the passenger beside you insists on talking to you the whole time and won't shut up? See in context

I don't let them have the chance to talk to me. Right when the plane is high enough to start using electronc devices my headphones are in my ears and I am reading a book while listening to music.

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Posted in: Osaka governor wants authorities to keep track of convicted pedophiles See in context

In the US I believe that every neighboor on the street or floor of the building is notified.

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Posted in: Noda outlines 4 key areas that his gov't will work on See in context

Sounds good, let's just hope it actually happens.

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Posted in: Without Steve Jobs at the helm, can Apple still deliver? See in context

The only good thing Apple has made has been the iPod and even that is lacking in many areas. I am not a fan of the company but I do love my 2nd gen iTouch. In my opinion they stopped "delevering" long ago.

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Posted in: How would you evaluate Naoto Kan's 14-month tenure as prime minister? See in context

I thought it was fine. He could not have predicted the earthquake or tsunami so why put blame on him for mot acting as fast as others wanted so he could get a feel towards the whole gravity of the situation.

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Posted in: Late winners spare Aussie, Japan blushes in World Cup qualifiers See in context

North Korea is actually allowing non-government workers outside of their borders, thats a shocker.

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Posted in: LDP calls for Noda to hold general election after budget is passed See in context

Look who wants power now since they lost the election by a small maragin.

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Posted in: Noda becomes Japan's 6th prime minister in 5 years See in context

I don't give him long either. If my Japanese history is correct, then the past shows us that under imperial control Japan flourished and was at peace for hundreds of years. But now, America has introduced democracy and Japan has had 15 PM in 16 years (according to Disillusioned). Unless you get out of the control of the much older party members telling you what to do, Japan will not get better.

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Posted in: Quake-prone Japan looks at geothermal energy See in context

Great idea. Japan should copy Iceland who get most of thier energy from geothermal. if they have to rescources to do it then they should use them.

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Posted in: Public not very excited over contest to select next prime minister See in context

Politicians working together? Gasp. That seems as likely as the next PM actually doing something to help Japan.

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Posted in: Noda to become Japan's next prime minister See in context

Why are all politicians the same? What Japan needs is a PM that can lead for more than a year. I thought that American politics were screwed up. This just seems like it's being ran as it plays out.

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Posted in: Man commits suicide; mother's remains found in cupboard See in context

...why would you keep a dead body in a cupoard? Wouldnt someone notice?...

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Posted in: A movie date? No thank you See in context

While Japan does not make many big international movies like America does. The few Japanese movies that I have seen have been great even though the quality of the film was not as good as hollywood. I do not really care about the quality (to a point, if it is really bad I won't watch it) and mostly focus on the plot of the movie. It is the story line of the movie that makes it interesting, not the quality of the filming.

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Posted in: Facebook makes sharing more selective See in context

I love Google+ for the circle reason. I can post stuff that i would not want my parents are certian friends seeing. I don't use facebook anymore since I can not post things since everyone can see them and I don't everyone to see them.

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Posted in: Kan farewells cabinet; tells them to get ready to resign See in context

Japan goes through Prime Ministers like Illinois goes through Governers. The only difference is that our Governers end up in jail.

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Posted in: Should dog owners be prosecuted if their animal attacks someone? See in context

The owner should know if the dog bites or not and if it does they should acomidate it so that it can not bite anyone. It should also have been trained not to bite and it is the onwers fault for not teaching this to the dog. The dog can not help it, its in its instincts to bite things and if it was not taught to not do it then you can not blame it. It is the owners fault for not correctly, or at all, teaching the dog.

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Posted in: No. of fake marriages between Japanese, foreigners jumps by 49.2% See in context

Farmboy I believe it's a way to get a permanate visa without having to wait as long.

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