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Posted in: Arctic could face another record hot year See in context

More scaremongering. Just last week scientists said ice shelfs were getting bigger!

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Posted in: Japan revises law to ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

Way to go Japan! Blame parents whilst ignoring incompetent welfare and police!

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Posted in: FSA estimates couples need retirement savings of up to ¥30 mil See in context

Aso and Abe will never connect with the ordinary working man and woman who have to pay out most of their earnings in taxes, fees and insurance. People work because they have to.

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Posted in: Kintaikyo Bridge: One of Japan's most iconic bridges with surroundings that cater to your sweet tooth See in context

I live near here.

The bridge has been rebuilt twice in the past 20 years, once for repairs due to wear and tear, and once completely after being destroyed by floods.

Try to go early morning or in the evening, as it's free to cross over it then.

Some good historical places to visit on the opposite side to the town, and a great place to walk and be with family.

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Posted in: Abe cabinet support rate falls to 47.6% amid pension system controversy See in context

except for the 40 million Japanese- included myself -that voted for Abe.

40 million out of a population of 127 million doesn't represent the sentiment of all the people. Abe is as much use as a chocolate fire guard. Aso is just an idiot who should be put out to pasture.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven stores struggling in face of labor shortage See in context

Double the hourly rate of salary and I guarantee you'll have no shortage of staff! It's not like you can't afford it!

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Posted in: Kao's #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced See in context

It's not the right that gets offended. It's the loony left!

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Posted in: Kao's #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced See in context

I'm white and proud of it!

I have white furniture.

White computer tables.

White cupboards.

White shirts.

White fish.

White wine.

Seriously, people need to stop being so damn sensitive and using race in everything! Pathetic.

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Posted in: Lone gamers a dying breed as community play thrives See in context

As others have said, lone gamers are far from a dying breed. I prefer to play alone but occasionally get into a group.

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Posted in: Iran's supreme leader tells Abe Trump 'not worthy' of a reply to message See in context

Khamenei isn't worthy of talking to.

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Posted in: Samoa bans hit Elton John biopic over gay sex scenes See in context

They could easily edit out those scenes... No need to throw the baby out with the bathwater!

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Posted in: Nissan slams Renault abstention on governance efforts vote See in context

In other words, Saikawa is pissed because Renault is not bowing to him!

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Posted in: Renault, Nissan spar over governance reforms as strains worsen See in context

Poor Saikawa, finding out his nationalist line of thinking doesn't wash with everyone!

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Posted in: 22-month-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

@martinblank - Vince makes a valid point!

So sick of how many kids are allowed to run wild through car parks here.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for stalking 9-year-old girl See in context

the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, said he just wanted to tell the girl how much he liked her, 

Japan really needs to stop referring to 19 year old men as minors. They weren't minors when put into torpedoes at 16!

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Posted in: Japan's commercial whaling to restart July 1 after 3-decade hiatus See in context

Japan's country, Japan's rules.

Our planet, everyone's concern. Tradition has no place in conservation when it is ignorant of reality.

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Posted in: Obamas to produce exclusive podcasts for Spotify See in context

First Netflix and now Spotify... I don't want my money going to these two asshats... another subscription getting canceled, right now!

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Posted in: No. of newborns in Japan hits record low in 2018 See in context

My wife and I are about to have a baby, likely this month or early next.

The local city government is already harassing us with higher city taxes, health insurance and pension money!!

Having looked at our finances, we're now going to be in a position of slowly mounting back payments.

They want people to have more kids here, but ignore the fact that people don't have enough money to raise them and live comfortably!

It's typical J-government ignorance and stupidity!

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Posted in: Mother arrested over attempted murder of 11-year-old son See in context

No it's not, because if she was not able to distinguish right from wrong when she did it, she wouldn't be guilty of a crime.

Absolute rubbish!

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Posted in: Mother arrested over attempted murder of 11-year-old son See in context

As others said, the mental health excuse is tosh!

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Posted in: Mother arrested over attempted murder of 11-year-old son See in context

Or how about not jumping to conclusions and first letting them find out if this woman was in a state of delusion or not before pronouncing her guilty.

She smashed his head with a hammer and stabbed in the butt and stomach. Pretty safe to say that she is guilty as hell!

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Posted in: 'Terrace House' comedian Ryota Yamasato marries actress Yu Aoi See in context

Terrace House is utter garbage!

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Posted in: Labor minister opposes banning female dress codes with high heels See in context

Women should start wearing whatever shoes they feel comfortable in! Sod what that idiot trogladyte has to say!

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Posted in: Former Mt Gox head Karpeles plans new bitcoin tech business See in context

Yeah, good luck with that! I'm sure nobody will be dumb enough to trust this guy ever again.

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Posted in: Nintendo takes Mario Kart company to court for 2nd time and wins yet again See in context

Boohoo Nintendo.

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Posted in: Toyota, other automakers says Trump's Mexico tariffs would cost billions See in context

Good... time to put those billions of dollars in profit, to good use!

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Posted in: Japan to ban free plastic bags at stores to fight marine pollution See in context

The real problem is people! Ban the disposal of plastic via any means other than trash bins, and you'll be halfway to educating people to using common sense!

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Posted in: Gov't council says pensions inadequate in aging society See in context

It therefore called on the public to take greater charge of their finances to plan for their retirement by proactively managing and investing their assets.

I've been doing this for the past 2 decades here, and telling the govt to proverbially shove their pension scheme up their rear ends!

It's a total scam, as is most of the financial system here. My ex wife lost her pension in the early 2000's along with 60+million others, after the government conveniently "lost" them. She was told to simply start again and forced to pay extra to "make up for the loss". Sadly, she refused to fight back and did just that.

This entire government is corrupt to the core and totally incompetent.

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Posted in: Twitter apologizes for suspending accounts critical of China See in context

Both China and Twitter are trash.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics to ban fans from posting photos, video of events on their social media accounts See in context

Tokyo Olympics to ban fans from posting photos, video of events on their social media accounts

Yeah, good luck with that! More incompetent logic from Japanese beaureaucratic ninkumpoops!

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