I have no problems with Iranians (having known some that are especially good people).
I have a huge problem with the Iranian government.
That being said, I can say the same for most people I know versus the government they have. Including my own.
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I can live with NET. I had a devil of a time getting them to keep from calling me "Native Speaker." My 8 year old niece is a native speaker, but I wouldn't have her teach English here in Japan. It took me quite a while, but I jumped through all the hoops and have a teacher's license now (even if it is rinji) so I teach my own classes.
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I'm not worried about dying alone. I'm worried about living.
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The only reason to keep money in a bank is to keep it from being stolen. Certainly there are no incentives from an interest rate point of view.
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Remember when there was NO sales tax?
Yep. I've been here that long. I find it so ironic that the most often reason given for doing something is "Nihon dakara." But when it suits them, they will pull out the foreign card and say that they aren't doing anything out of line.
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Excellent player. Hope he stays healthy. Americans will be sure of that. Japanese baseball would have run him into the ground.
Exactly what I have been saying. I've known him since he was in junior high school. He was classmates with my son! He has even been to my house to play video games.
OK. That's enough trying to build myself up by knowing someone.
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Wish I wete allowed to wear shorts, or even a skirt, during those hot summer months.
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There is a supermarket chain around where I live where they have laminated cards with the question, and you have to point to the answer. I really don't get that.
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Yep. Went from being a hard-core, kill-them-all-let-god-sort-it-out ultra-religious conservative to an atheist libertarian, or perhaps libertarian atheist. Not sure which is more important to me at the moment. Not in one fell swoop, but it certainly started on my new path.
In any event, I agree it probably wouldn't do much good, looking at two of those I mentioned, but it sure would be nice to give it a try.
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OK, so I have been thinking that if North Korea goes to South Korea for the Winter Olympics, that we should call for Chairman Kim, and Presidents Moon, Trump, Xi, and Putin to meet in Hiroshima, take an extensive tour of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then meet for talks. I don't know that it would do any good, but my visit to the museum changed my life.
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We bought a kimono for our daughter. We just felt that as she gets older she will have many opportunities to wear it as her friends get married and she will want to dress up for the wedding and reception. Cheaper than renting one each time. We have a very dependable beauty salon that has taken care of my wife and daughters every time they have had occasion to wear a kimono.
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There is no such thing as free health care. You pay for it when you need it, or you pay for it in advance, or you pay for someone else's health care, or someone else is paying for your heath care, or it is paid for in some other combination. To think you are getting free health care is naive at best.
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Yeah, well, Takanohana was always an overrated wrestler, never having to go against others in his father's stable, while Akebono, Musashimaru, and others had to deal with everyone on the roster. I have no sympathy for him at all. He is the major reason I no longer watch sumo.
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I don't have any plans to purchase land in Japan, and none of these comments have given me the desire to do so.
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