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Posted in: Japanese kids suffer near worst mental health among richest nations: report See in context

@aly Rustom

I agree too, except the atheism part. Im an atheist, and perfectly mentally well. As to these findings: Nothing new. I've been in Japan since 2001 and observed it since then. Wrote about it extensively in my 2009 book. This problem will not improve anytime soon. One thing I do know is: not my kid. I will not allow japan to hammer my daughter. She will understand that she's always encouraged to be the nail that sticks out.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of ex-girlfriend in Tokyo suburb See in context

wow, this is right in my backyard, a few blocks away. Shogun36, in japan, perpetrators are given lighter sentences if they turn themselves in voluntarily.

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Posted in: U.S. senator says Japan cannot be foot-dragger if it wants to join TPP See in context

yes indeed, foot dragging is big sport here.

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Posted in: 'Shirato Family' star alongside Tommy Lee Jones in Boss-SoftBank crossover commercials See in context

aurite dante, keep it up man. proud of you. i remember the day you called me when you got that gig back in 06

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Posted in: Ungraceful media See in context

Shouldn't that have read, "disgraceful" media?

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Posted in: Decline of entrepreneurship blamed for Japan's woes See in context

none that i can recall in my 11 years here.

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Posted in: Seven dead in Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting See in context

Yet another white guy massacring people in america. And they have the nerve to call black people violent. And by the way, it can't be a racially motivated. Sikhs (south asians) are caucasians and so is the perpetrator.

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Posted in: Apple may trounce rivals with smaller iPad: analysts See in context

joesmoe: Apple? the cadillac of technology? Cadillac? How insulting to Apple. Apple is more like the BMW or Audi of technology. LG or Samsung maybe the cadillac, not apple.

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Posted in: Parisians flock to U.S.-style food trucks See in context

un-frickin-believable. when i left california for japan 11 years ago, no dignified, self-respecting white person would pee on a "roach coach," let alone dine from one. in 2010 when i returned to LA, food trucks are all the rage. and now in paris? my how times have changed. hope they pay homage to the latinos who started the phenomenon way way back in the day.

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Posted in: Bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab sold to Chinese-Japanese venture See in context

in 1985 I had an 85 900 to. great car that was. now I have Volvo 960, 98 & 97, the last real volvos. I must says, the new Saab 95 is a beautiful car

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Posted in: Sheep rain down on cars in Australia See in context

thought it was raining men. now its raining sheep also?

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Posted in: Toyota overtakes GM to regain No. 1 spot See in context

especially from GM.

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Posted in: Toyota overtakes GM to regain No. 1 spot See in context

yes, i wouldn't buy a toyota product, but I'm glad they've regained the lead.

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Posted in: Dieting technology puts virtual nutritionist in your smartphone See in context

"There is still a ways to go?" "A ways?" Is this American english? Anyway, that is most def a welcomed piece of technology. America in particular awaits it.

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Posted in: Fukuoka mayor imposes 1-month alcohol ban for public servants See in context

oh, japan and its fuzzy logic

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Posted in: Selecting the right university See in context

Harvard and Oxford in the same breath as University Tokyo? don't think so, todai doesn't compare. i advise japanese students to steer clear of japanese universities and instead go to community college in america (I'm partial to california because its the only livable state there) then transfer to a university of their choice in the US. American K-12 may well be the worst in the world, but their tertiary education is second to non. Harvard over Oxford any day.

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Posted in: Japan 'no longer a rich country' by 2050: think tank See in context

Yeh yeh yeh. my japanese wife loves japan too, but now she has a US passport. juuuuuuuust in case. i advised her that she needed a way out when she's on a slowly sinking ship. and she listed.

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Posted in: Whatever happened to 'post-racial' America? See in context

america was never and will never be post racial. obama is not black, his mother is white. had obama been black, he would've ended up like herman cain: managing some pizza joint. america is a heterogeneous society, which has advantages and disadvantages. people need to stop the whining about race and increase their travels around the world. heterogeneous societies are not the norm around the world: homogeneity is. and whether or not you agree, the United States is the best example of a functioning heterogeneous society. No society is perfect, (not even japan, my first and only home) they all have varying degrees of dysfunctionalities. But whether or not you agree, the United States (and maybe canada) is the best country for the Negro.

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Posted in: Smelt in Gunma lake four times over new legal radiation limit See in context

as a flyjin, i wanna return home to japan, but I don't know. maybe i'll stay away for a bit longer.

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Posted in: 70-year-old woman defrauded of Y20 million See in context

japan: the collective naiveté here is astounding. 11 years here and I'm still shocked by how naive these people are. my wife was one of them, but now she's a bit more exposed and worldly.

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Posted in: Train driver seen using cell phone while on job See in context

Peter, in your culture he may be an idiot for telling on himself, but in this culture its called honesty, even if it means he'll be picking up trash in the Jr car park for a month.

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Posted in: White rice linked to Type 2 diabetes, say researchers See in context

its very simple: stay away from white foods, (flour, white rice, white bread, white sugar, pasta) and eat more foods of color.

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Posted in: Interracial marriages in U.S. hit new high: 1 in 12 See in context

Ok, a little correction here. Latino white marriages are not interracial, except if the latinos are Negroes. Most Latinos, like whites, are caucasians. so they maybe inter-ethnic marriages, but not interracial. and secondly, contrary to popular belief, race is not a social construct, but in fact a biological one.

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Posted in: Changes coming to foreign registration, visa system See in context

this is good news indeed, a step in the right direction. cant believe they gave up the re-entry scam, especially at a time when japan needs the revenue. and what about self-sponsoring? wonder if that process has been changed.

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Posted in: ANA to paint the number 787 on its Dreamliners See in context

so? is this news worthy?

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Posted in: Softbank to release record-long TV ad featuring 'White Family' See in context

by the way, for the record, I'm a huge fan of Son, and a huge UC Berkeley fan. they have an awesome mba program me. just ask mr son.

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Posted in: Softbank to release record-long TV ad featuring 'White Family' See in context

i remember the very day dante called me and told me he got that gig. i had done a tuka cm in 2004 where they totally gave me the shaft and paid me 170,000 yen, for a full media (tv, print, radio, billboards etc) campaign, when they had told me it was only gonna be on tv. in LA where i had done CMs and voice overs, that would've been a $70,000 gig at the time. I told dante to be careful and predicted to him that, at 3,000,000 yen a year, having to travel around the country to all the softbank stores, they are screwing him. But fortunately I was wrong. very very very happy for him. thats one eigo no sensei in japan who done good. looking forward to seeing him in this 5 minute cm

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Posted in: Japan scraps plan to give away 10,000 free flights to visitors See in context

announcing that campaign was another perfect example of japan putting the cart before the horse

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Posted in: N Korea blasts South's lack of respect for Kim Jong-Il See in context

"North korea is still on drugs." Crack to be exact.

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Posted in: Harley-Davidson Japan See in context

Harley Davidson: what a ghastly, fugly motorcycle. bmw and motto guzzi make the most awe inspiring bikes. not to mention, harleys are always breaking down. thats why the california highway patrol stopped using them and began using BMWs instead. harleys just reminds of the rednecks i used to work with in newspaper assembly across the US when i lived there.

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