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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

If the guy smashing the bar is worried about costs, he should have asked the price before he started smashing.

Which is exactly what Kiefer Sutherland did when drunk at a London hotel and destroyed a Christmas tree. He asked, “how much is that tree? I don’t like it, it needs to go.” When the hotel staff informed him of the price, he dive-tackled the tree while yelling, “I love this place.”

You can see the video all over YouTube.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

Prices in Japan usually go up depending on how affluent the Japanese perceive the offending foreigners country is.

If the club decides to press charges for damages, the court will determine the amount to be compensated based on an insurance company’s assessment and the sale price of the item/s damaged. Rich or poor, foreign or not, the prices are generally the same.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

Right. I also forgot to mention that those prices could easily go 3 to 5 times higher depending on the grade and quality of the items.

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Posted in: Flooded out See in context

@Aly Rustom

Lol, maybe I’m just desensitized to mannequins and other human likenesses from my father who would hang his uniform on a mannequin because it “preserved the shape” better. Then later from the designer neighbor I mentioned earlier, who’s mannequins were visible through the lace curtains all the time.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

I’m reckoning the “stuffed bear” was one of those huge man-sized things ones that easily cost several hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the brand, and they destroyed it by using it as a tackle dummy. Most likely while being cheered on by drunken patrons.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

4 million JPY in damage.

This is a joke right?

Let’s see..

broken wall mirror: 20,000Y each

Drywall panels: 1,000Y each

DJ turntables: 300,000Y

Amp and mixer: 300,000Y

plus cleanup, and hired workers cost, I’d say 4mill is about right.

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Posted in: Flooded out See in context

@Aly Rustom

How? My neighbor was a hat and clothing designer and had multiple mannequin heads and busts. And yes, sometimes she threw out the old ones in the common garbage dump. If that creeps you out, stay away from PARCO.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten foreign investment rules for national security See in context

Meanwhile, J-companies buy security sensitive companies abroad like westinghouse or chip companies freely.

Because Japan is considered trustworthy and actually pays patent fees for borrowed technology.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten foreign investment rules for national security See in context

Too little too late.

Chinese “investors” have been buying up strategic resource land, especially water sources and forests in Hokkaido for quite some time. They have also been buying up real estate adjacent to US and SDF military facilities.

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Posted in: ASDF fighter obstructs commercial plane's landing at Misawa base See in context

When the scramble alert goes off, the pilots literally dash to their aircraft, that has been fully pre-flight inspected, and proceed to the taxiway and takeoff when ready. The AC tower is supposed to clear surrounding traffic so the scramble can launch without delay. All commercial pilots know the protocol when a scramble alert is issued, even when in final landing approach. The entire process takes about 3 minutes.

If it was a scramble, the commercial pilot either ignored tower warnings, or the tower was late in announcing it.

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Posted in: ASDF fighter obstructs commercial plane's landing at Misawa base See in context

Lately the ASDF in Misawa has been more active than late 

Yes, that is because lately China and Russia have been more active in intruding in Japan’s airspace.

There really is no need for the pilots to gun the engines so hard 

The scramble pilots need to get in the air to intercept a threat as fast as possible. When a bogey is approaching your airspace at supersonic speeds, every second counts.

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Posted in: ASDF fighter obstructs commercial plane's landing at Misawa base See in context

The probability that it was a tower error rather than a pilot error is way higher.

If it was a scramble, the ASDF pilot had right of way, and would have been in the air in less than a minute, causing minimum delay. Naha AB/airport, which launches more than 400 scrambles per year, and deals with several times more civilian traffic than Misawa doesn’t seem to have this problem.

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Posted in: Parents of 7-year-old girl missing for 10 days at Yamanashi campsite speak of agony, hope See in context

Most of what I am seeing and hearing is screaming near useless...such as the SDF taking days to appear despite there being an SDF base very near

The SDF can only be mobilized locally by request of the governor.

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Posted in: Greta Thunberg: Climate savior or puppet? See in context

And in 100 years, the youth will be angrily protesting “how dare you deny us the right to eat meat. How dare you deprive us of the dietary traditions of our ancestors. Meat is healthy and environmentally sustainable, and contains nutrients that are not obtainable through plants.”

Meat will be the next century’s marijuana.

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Posted in: Japan fans explode with joy after Ireland upset See in context

All my Japanese women friends watching didn't understand or know the rules of the game.

To be fair, most players don’t fully understand the rules. Rugby referees undergo a very stringent selection and training process.

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Posted in: As N Korea expands arsenal, Japan's missile defense shield faces unforeseen costs See in context

Caveat emptor. Those who don’t look will be took, but Japan can save billions of dollars through diplomacy with her neighbors.

Si vis pacem para bellum. Diplomacy only works in your favor if you possess the force to back it up. Diplomacy without strength is called “bending over and taking it.”

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Posted in: Still no trace of 7-year-old girl missing after one week; volunteer searcher also missing See in context

The SDF joined the search 2 days ago why didn't the SDF join the search from day one.

Under the postwar principle of civilian control of the military, the SDF can only be mobilized within Japan by request of the prefectural governor.

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Posted in: Leader of all-male pop group Tokio engaged to TV personality See in context

I expected him to get married earlier, as he’s been the “down to earth” guy in the group, and has been pulling the I’m too old for this gag for quite a while.

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Posted in: Japan comedy duo apologize after reportedly saying Naomi Osaka 'needs bleach' See in context

I’m not saying the joke is considered appropriate, just that the headline is misleading.

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Posted in: Japan comedy duo apologize after reportedly saying Naomi Osaka 'needs bleach' See in context

The joke was definitely insensitive, but not as offensive as the headline would suggest.

It was joke was intended to be one of the comedians playing the fool who doesn’t know that Osaka is black, and assumes she is over-tanned.

”Osaka looks like she got sunburned, this summer sure was brutal. Maybe she should try some skin-whitening treatment.”

comedian2 slaps him on the head

”idiot! Osaka is black.”

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Posted in: Japanese cattle farmers fear U.S. trade deal will be death knell See in context

BeerDeliveryGuy, Japan can't survive without neighbors, because the surrounding water. 

The presence of that surrounding water is probably the main reason Japan has been able to keep its national identity for so long, despite having bad neighbors.

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Posted in: Japanese cattle farmers fear U.S. trade deal will be death knell See in context

Yubaru

yes, as of now it is more convenient to import certain foodstuffs, however the rice growing and fishing sector are still producing surplus and I doubt European cheeses and Tapioca are part of strategic reserves.

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Posted in: Japanese cattle farmers fear U.S. trade deal will be death knell See in context

quercetum

Good point. Although Japan is rated as nearly 100% self sufficient regarding vital food stuffs, the depletion of the manufacturing sector would present an issue in the case of national emergency or war.

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Posted in: Koizumi's 'sexy' words on climate change ring hollow for some in Japan See in context

The Artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince could make climate awareness sexy. That guy could make anything sexy.

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Posted in: Make climate fight 'sexy' and 'fun,' says Japan's new environment minister See in context

in New York where activists plan to float a blimp showing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerging from a bucket of coal 

I found this part of the article particularly amusing. A blimp, no doubt made from synthetic materials and floated with helium gas that is facing a future crisis level shortage and is notoriously costly and environmentally unfriendly to mine or extract.

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Posted in: X Japan’s Yoshiki donates ¥10 mil after Chiba hometown hit by typhoon See in context

Although, I’ve never seen Phil live, spinal injuries seem to be common among drummers. If I remember correctly, the drummer from Poison also has spinal damage from drumming too hard.

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Posted in: Make climate fight 'sexy' and 'fun,' says Japan's new environment minister See in context

EVs are still a far way from being truly “environmentally friendly.” The prices are not yet affordable enough to offset any money that might be saved on fuel costs, and the chemicals used in battery production are arguably more polluting than burning gasoline. As of now, EVs are status symbol and virtue signal for upper class persons.

But by all means, make environmental consciousness “sexy.” Super “cool biz” bikini Fridays? Electric NSX and Supra? Biodegradable condoms? Running around naked like PETA?

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Posted in: X Japan’s Yoshiki donates ¥10 mil after Chiba hometown hit by typhoon See in context

His drumming is a real pain in the neck. (Real fans will know...)

Does it compare to Phil Collins' wild playing style? I've seen him do that at a Genesis concert in 1992.

If Phil Collins drums hard enough to cause a spinal hernia that doctors described as “something that would happen to a football player or traffic accident victim,” then yes.

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Posted in: Private women's university in Miyagi to accept transgender students See in context

The article says they will be admitted with no questions asked... I see a comedy about a guy who fails Todai and Waseda and decides to dress up. Wacky hijinks and a love interest dilemma ensue!

But seriously, gender dysphoria is a genuine condition, and it would be an injustice to actual sufferers to allow just anyone “confused” about their gender without medical documentation.

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Posted in: Twitter users throw fit over possible 'Princess Bride' remake See in context

Remake? You keep using that word, Hollywood. I do not think it means what you think it means....

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