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Posted in: Japan issues travel alert for Europe See in context

Last time I checked, Japan had more terrorist attacks in the last couple of decades than most of the average European countries. Should Europeans warrant people that rightist Uyoku, big part of Aum or the Red Brigades are still alive and living happily in Japan?

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Posted in: Send fax without using paper See in context

I though you can make this easily in the last 10 years with your PC.. Obvious not.

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Posted in: Ex-champ Kobayashi arrested at New York hot dog event See in context

I am so said that a prime sportsman like him had to endure such disgrace.

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Posted in: Cool Ja-pon: 100 Japanese books with global appeal See in context

I am glad to see that Japan is trying to be up to the expectations, and be leading superpower in culture, too, not only in economic brute power. I am pretty sure that anyone who ever saw the " Elevest – Japan’s first guide to elevators" "Kimokawa-kun - Photobook of gross-but-cute animals around the world" or "World Map for Laughs: Funniest Place Names That Actually Exist - Collection of place names that sound funny in Japanese" cannot deny the dominant influence Japan on the wolrd culture!

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Posted in: Iran derides Obama's 'cowboy' nuclear stance See in context

Finally a president, who can be more than just a cowboy - and everyone attacks him being a leftist...

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Posted in: Nara officer gets slashed while responding to call See in context

I dont understand your problem, guys. 40 officer dont necessarily mean 40 SWAT guy running after a single person on a street, like in a zombie movie. It can be just an alert to all the police officers around in the neighborhood, that "there is a guy with knife around, try to find him!" without any specific info where the guy went. He was already 400m away from the scene... Do you really expect the police to keep everything silent, and send out 1 or 2 guys with an order that "shoot some guy with a nife in this area if you see any!"?

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Posted in: Jury member loses cool in Miyagi high school girl rape case See in context

I am strongly supporting fair (means truth should come out, and crimes should be punished) trials in rape cases, and the Jury system is really self-defeating. It is just a circus for the plebs. Collecting a bunch of morons who think like if the were in JDrama makes nothing good.

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Posted in: Muslim countries seek blasphemy ban See in context

Hurray for Muslim word!

Executing someone for his or her religion, backed up by state laws: OK, it is not violation of human rights.

Drawing a cartoon: BUUUUH, you hurt my feelings!

Welcome to the monkey-house!

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Posted in: Muslim countries seek blasphemy ban See in context

Then can we mock Mohamed for research purposes?

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Posted in: Searchers find body of missing 5-yr-old girl offered for sex by mother See in context

rip

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Posted in: Ichihashi's lawyers say he doesn't want any contact with his parents See in context

Still not a murder suspect? Maybe if he would found some blood stain on his car, instead of a whole body on his balcony, then would be a suspect?

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Posted in: Obama's bow to emperor causes outrage in Washington See in context

I think Obama was right, and nice of him to give such a gesture. But I dont understand why the Emperor didn't bowed to him. He also should show his respect to someone who actually a President of a country, not a shallow religious puppet.

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Posted in: Lawyer asks investigators not to question Hasan See in context

timorboder: Read the article. Who said he will not have lawyers? He already has. Who said he will not got on court? No one. The lawyers are bitching that there is too much media attention, that is hurting his client's sensitive human rights, blablabla.

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Posted in: Lawyer asks investigators not to question Hasan See in context

He killed 13 fellow soldier. He is a soldier himself, and his job and profession to protect his fellow citizens (including soldiers). And he cries for "fair trial".

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Posted in: Is Miki Ando's skating coach a Japan hater? See in context

It is very impolite in Japan to accuse someone for what he or she said drunk.

If every nasty or offensive statement that some high-profile Japanese makes on a nomikai would be on news... The Japanese should grow up at least their own standards. I should just post what Todai professors or Society heads say on international conferences before they vomit all over everything.

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Posted in: S Carolina man gets 3 years in prison for sex with horse See in context

This must have been the most important international news today to lead the "World" section. :)

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Posted in: Policeman fires two shots during brawl with foreigners in Mie See in context

I dont understand this. Whenever the J-cops looking for someone (strictly only for just chatting, and nothing else) there are 10 going for a single man's apartment. At least that is what is always in the news, when the suspect runs away and a whole bunch of cop is unable to catch him. Then when they have to stop a supposedly mass-fight between 20 people (foreigners, for the Japanese readers), then 2 goes there, they start to run up and down, loosing the their on weapons etc. This story sound very stupid.

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Posted in: Prominent Kyoto restaurants say no to Michelin See in context

I think there is a basic misunderstanding here from many who express opinion. Micheline doesn't say bad critiques, ONLY GOOD ones. So any uptight "I don't care if people like my food" actually sounds more like "Don't even dare to like my food, stupid gaijin."

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Posted in: Prominent Kyoto restaurants say no to Michelin See in context

By the way why don't I find this piece of news in the Japanese news, instead I always read "Oh, how proud we are that Michelin gave us stars! We are so developed and evolved culture!"

So far, if you don't care what Michelin write about you, you don't need to read it. Whole generation of artist was able to cope with critique from the beginning of time, so self-important craftsmen should be able to do so.

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Posted in: Prominent Kyoto restaurants say no to Michelin See in context

Telling top chefs that if they don't appreciate Michelin and all it's trappings then they're not fit to cook food is insulting.

Too much ego for cooks who supposed to have gods called costumers. If a cook find insulting that he is judged by a costumer, and the costumer does it publicly, then he is stupid and fascist at the same time.

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Posted in: Prominent Kyoto restaurants say no to Michelin See in context

Would enlighten me someone why is it arrogant that a food critique declares his or her right to say opinion about food? There is no consumer opinion in Japan: you eat what they advertise you. I see 10 TV programs a day on food and restaurants but all of them advertisments payed by the actual restaurants. For sure, they are outraged by hte "arrogant French" when once for a while someone actually have his or her oppinion on the service and food. Off course, it is always easier to say: "no gaijins!" and make some Nihon e Youkosou! campaign to show how friendly and hospital the Japanese.

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Posted in: Club host held for giving drinks to woman who caused fatal accident See in context

Why one go for drinking, if wants to drive at home? It was a hostbar, come on, nobody goes there and order two hamburgers with a fry and Coke.

I mean, if I go to a bar for drink, I leave my car at home, and don't blame the bartender. If she would by alcohol from a vending machine, would the owner of the machine be responsible, too? Where does personal responsibility hide in this country?

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Posted in: Amnesty International says Japan executes mentally ill prisoners See in context

Execute them. take their DNA out of the gene pool.

But take some DNA sample first, so 20 years later at least you can prove if they were innocent... :)

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Posted in: 18-year-old Japanese woman loses Y8 mil antique violin on Austrian subway See in context

I think she is a good choice for being Paris Hilton's newest best friend. Imagine her "Oh, I am so said, Papa joust bought me this violin worth millions, and i like to carry it around, when I am a tourist! I wanted a mummy or some other antics, but was too big, so didnt fit on the U-Bahn. I had to settle with a Gucci bag."

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Posted in: Kumamoto man arrested after fatally stabbing his daughter’s 38-year-old boyfriend See in context

Well, last time a mother killed her 5-years-old, she got only suspended prison. I don't think this guy should got any worse.

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Posted in: WWII vets mark Japan's surrender aboard battleship See in context

it is the final days of the war in which America was the first and only country to nuke innocent civilians from the air. Millions of Japanese were killed to satisfy the bloodletting and to me the mighty mo is a symbol of America's revenge.

Who cares? It was 64 years ago. Get a life. By the way, there were no millions of Japanese victims, check any historical source. Even small Eastern European countries like Poland had much bigger loss in civilians.

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Posted in: Man arrested for employing student at 'delivery' call girl business in Kanagawa See in context

societymike:

Atleast they are using a "legitimate" service and not going out raping or kid knapping.

Well, following oyu logic, that souldn't be of our interest either. So why we read JapanToday at all, it is not our country, it shouldn't bother us.

mittsu: I guess the lack of English skills at this age would be prevent them to deliver. :)

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Posted in: Mao Inoue and Jonathan Sherr to star in 'My Darling is a Foreigner' See in context

@big Indeed. But I find superficial when someone doesn't even know which country his husband is from. Oh, some gaijin, they are all the same.

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Posted in: Mao Inoue and Jonathan Sherr to star in 'My Darling is a Foreigner' See in context

My opinion about that manga is very low, in spite or because I live in a international marriage, too. It is pretty shallow, and full of these "look, a gaijin! and he eats spaghetti" kind of informative stories.

From the original book, it doesn't even turn out the Laszlo is an American. He is said to be Italian and Hungarian, then on the next page they discussing that he first heard about soccer in Japan. Yes, he is an Italian according to the story, who haven't heard about soccer till coming to Japan..

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Posted in: Man, woman and child found dead hanging from tree in Nagano See in context

There is some sick irony in that the Japanese are reluctant to kill a puppy, if their dog accidentally has a bunch of offspring, and they look down really on anyone, who would do, but they seem happy and motivated when it is about killing their own family.

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