Bart Fargo comments

Posted in: Japan cosmetics maker to exit S Korea amid anti-Korean post protest See in context

Not sure if it's actually true, but I once read that people in Europe can have about a 10% difference in biological ancestry, while the difference between China, Korea and Japan was something around 1%.

I told my wife, who is Zainichi Korean, what he said. She actually thought it was funny. Not because what he said was funny, but how easily it can be for people/idiots to show their true colors here.

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Posted in: Local gov'ts condemn Aichi music event organizer for lax COVID steps See in context

A promoter operates in the same way the Japanese government has and gets scolded for it!?

As Bart Simpson would say, the ironing is delicious.

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Posted in: Westerners rush to leave Kabul; Afghan president flees country See in context

At the very least PLEASE help the people who helped the US military!

Get them out of the country!

Too much time has already been wasted talking/planning this.

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor under fire for biting Olympian's gold medal See in context

I'm wondering, on what level am I to feel offended by this?

Did his teeth marks actually dent the medal? Was it not pure gold??

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Posted in: Japan to tighten border controls on visitors from 3 U.S. states, Finland See in context

Oh, Japanese bureaucracy...If it was an Olympic event not doubt which country wins gold!

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Posted in: Japan's No. 2 diplomat in South Korea ordered home for improper remark See in context

Is the quote lost in translation?

"Masturbating" sounds like he is enjoying himself while something like "jerking off" sounds more like wasting time.

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Posted in: Afghan forces try to thwart Taliban assaults on key cities See in context

We all know how this is going to end. Hope that the new Taliban will be more modern than before.

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Posted in: Verstappen crash at British GP to be reviewed See in context

A month ago I was totally clueless when it comes to F1, but thanks to the Netflix show I now know about this drama in glorified go-karts.

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Posted in: Frenchman's hunger strike over 'abducted' kids enters third week See in context

Feel like he pinned a lot of hope on Macron meeting with him and/or actually doing something.

He is now approaching a critical stage health wise and given the heat I can't imagine they let him stay out there much longer.

Wherever the kids are there must be people that know of this story and know the kids. Hopefully, there will be some back channeling and he can see his kids and end this thing his way.

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Posted in: Osaka wins in debut at Olympics; Barty beaten; Murray withdraws from singles See in context

Like her trainer mentioned in her Netflix show, the only way for this to be successful is for her to win it. I hope she does! Such a unique and talented person!

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

I guess this would be on par with "playing Hiroshima bombing" in a comedy bit?

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Posted in: Bear alert hits softball at Olympic Games opener See in context

Isn't Russia banned from these games?

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Posted in: Police find missing Ugandan weightlifter in Mie Prefecture See in context

Glad he was found before his visa expired.

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Posted in: Missing Ugandan athlete spotted on camera at Nagoya Station See in context

Was talking with someone about this recently. Japan is a really hard place to hide, especially if you are from Uganda. Perhaps he had this setup already, but I can't imagine this ending well for him.

Would be a bit easier if he were Peruvian or Brazilian.

Just imagine him ending up in one of those detention centers if he is not found before his visa (or stamp) expires.

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Posted in: Controversial art exhibition in Nagoya closed after threats See in context

This is how they walk the line.

They didn't want it opened and were waiting for any excuse to shut it down.

Wonder how much time will be spent on finding the person who sent firecrackers in the mail.

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Posted in: Chinese people vexed by Communist Party's image among Japanese See in context

The almost 90% "unfavorable" impression of China shouldn't surprise me as much as it did.

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Posted in: Wes Anderson, Sean Penn to headline Cannes return See in context

Looking forward to The French Dispatch. Hope it gets a release here.

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Posted in: 48-year-old man arrested for stabbing younger brother after fight over video games See in context

After reading the article what happened doesn't seem at all as strange as I thought it did after reading the headline.

Though if he is unemployed it's not like he has anywhere he has to be the next morning.

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Posted in: Gov't extends state of emergency through May 31, adding Aichi, Fukuoka prefectures See in context

The new normal.

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Posted in: Inside the cut-throat battle to build K-pop's next superstars See in context

I watched the Black Pink documentary on Netflix with my daughter (who is a huge fan). I was left feeling pity for them by the end of

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Posted in: Panties stolen from man in Nagoya by male/female team of thieves See in context

Another fascinating, informative and insightful article from SoraNews.

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Posted in: Japan to compile action plan for Fukushima water discharge this year; IAEA to be involved See in context

Everything is fine.

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Posted in: Japan to extend ban on all trade with N Korea by 2 years See in context

Teach you for boycotting the Olympics! No used bicycles for you!!

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Posted in: Putin signs law allowing him 2 more terms as Russia's leader See in context

While I admire him a great deal, I can't believe Navalny went back to Russia.

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Posted in: Suga aims to calm China-Taiwan tension on U.S. visit See in context

Where is the line in the sand?

If it's not Taiwan then I don't know what else it could be.

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Posted in: 80% of art scene workers in Japan harassed within last decade: survey See in context

Harassment for harassment's sake?

The sexual stuff is terrible and apparently it's been too commonplace for far too long.

About the other stuff, they just gotta suck it up. People trying to bring you down, that's life!

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Posted in: Videos of parliament sex acts rock Australia's government See in context

This is so sick yet so hilarious at the same time.

I'd say they should out all of them, but would there be any male members left to have a government?

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Posted in: Sharp admits sales padded at subsidiary amid pressure to hit targets See in context

Sharp started out making pencils.

Guess they came with erasers, too.

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Posted in: China says it is exercising self-restraint against Japanese ships near Senkakus See in context

Just a matter of time before something happens. Just hope that something will be a blip rather than the start of something far worse.

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Posted in: Dolly Parton asks Tennessee not to put her statue at Capitol See in context

Guess it would be top heavy and could collapse.

Sorry! Joke from my childhood. She is class and I'm classless!

Great singer and good actress, too. Went to Dollywood as a kid and had a great time seeing live performances and riding the rides.

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