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Posted in: Actress Yasuko Matsuyuki involved in traffic accident while driving in Tokyo See in context

She also appears in the taiga drama Taira no Kiyomori, one of the highest rated TV programs in Japan at the moment.

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Posted in: Actress Yasuko Matsuyuki involved in traffic accident while driving in Tokyo See in context

Nope, she just isn't really all that famous (last time on tv was 2 years ago?), hence the 3-line article without even a photo. Nice "comeback" though.

I'm assuming you think she hasn't been on TV for the last 2 years because the Wiki page you mentioned lists her last TV drama as 2010. However, I have seen her on a lot of TV programs since then, varieties etc.

She's very famous.

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Posted in: Actress Yasuko Matsuyuki involved in traffic accident while driving in Tokyo See in context

Been here for over 20+ years but have never heard of her.

I don't understand why some people make comments like this. Are you insinuating that this very famous person is not that famous because you've never heard of her? Or are you giving us an example of how it is possible to live in a country for a very long time and still be unaware of its pop culture?

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Posted in: Woman stabbed, seriously injured on Tokyo street See in context

Its that time of year, exams, stressed job market, older people hitting the boiling point and can't handle things.

What exams?

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Posted in: Seiko Matsuda releases new album See in context

Hi edojin. When you said headline news, I assumed you meant a big story, which is what that expression usually means. On JT, I think almost all new articles get a link in the "Headline News" section on the front page.

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Posted in: Stabbing suspect should have killed himself, Osaka governor says See in context

Everyone has their own views, but a politician should not say something like that. No class.

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Posted in: Calls made for bicycles to have number plates See in context

To all those people proposing more sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Do you actually live in Japan? Are you at all familiar with town/city streets?? There is not enough space on most streets to even consider this a realistic proposition.

By enforcing the current laws with stricter punishments, more people would follow them.

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Posted in: Seiko Matsuda releases new album See in context

Ho-hum ... this is "Headline" news??

er... no, it isn't. It's a small article in the entertainment section of Japan Today. Are you lost?

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Posted in: Calls made for bicycles to have number plates See in context

They'll be handing out parking fines and speeding tickets next.

I see nothing wrong with penalties for dangerous riding. Trafic laws exist to make the roads safer for everyone. Why should cyclists be exempt?

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Posted in: Hashimoto clashes with Osaka officials over tattoo survey See in context

So far, 513 employees have declined to respond to the survey which was given to about 33,000 workers.

So most people DON'T care about their right to privacy. It's just like the fingerprinting issue. "I'm not a criminal so why should I mind if they take my fingerprints?" When I tell my Japanese friends that I don't want to be fingerprinted, they look at me like I'm hiding something.

I wish more people would stand up for what's right, rather than just ticking the "no" box because they don't have a tattoo.

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Posted in: 3 killed, 4 injured in car accident involving 83-yr-old driver See in context

There is nothing to suggest that the cause of the accident is the old man.

That's what people say in almost every INDIVIDUAL case that involves really old drivers. C'mon people, we all know that MOST elderly people, especially over the age of 80, do everything more slowly and start to become a tad absent-minded. I don't believe that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle magically gives them back the reflexes they once had.

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Posted in: Aya Ueto is 2011 TV commercial queen See in context

Well, congratulations on that Aya.

And thanks to JT for your regular advertising of advertisements.

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Posted in: Ichiro heads into final year with Mariners See in context

been playing in US for 11 years and still needs a translator??

You don't speak English well ! Who cares !

Ichiro actualy speaks English very well. He excels at everything he puts his mind to. But at the same time, he is a perfectionist. He often relies on a translator to make sure that there is absolutely no misunderstanding to what he is saying. As we all know, the media will jump on any little thing to twist someone's words for a story.

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Posted in: Top court upholds death sentence for man who killed 2 when he was minor See in context

Two wrongs don't make a right.

Abolish the death penalty.

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Posted in: Hasegawa confirms break-up with Kanda because he wouldn't propose to her See in context

It's so sad that I agree with tmarie.

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Posted in: Passenger robs taxi driver, then steals cab in Ibaraki See in context

A classic end to this story would be the guy getting caught masquerading as a taxi driver around Ibaraki in his new wheels!

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Posted in: Meisa Kuroki cancels appearance at March 4 event for fans See in context

The album title seems very appropriate now.

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Posted in: Japanese star charged over Taiwan taxi driver assault See in context


.. a celebrity without "having actual talent as a singer"

You just described 98% of the Japanese music industry.

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Posted in: Japanese star charged over Taiwan taxi driver assault See in context

Do you REALLY want to hear global reports whenever someone of Japanese origin breaks the law in a foreign country?

Well it DOES seem newsworthy, doesn't it? Ryo Ishikawa headlines the sports pages every time he finishes 147th in a golf tournament...

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Posted in: Japanese star charged over Taiwan taxi driver assault See in context

The "I was drunk so I don't remember anything" excuse does not work on my missus anymore either.

Times are a changing...

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Posted in: Two boys on bike killed after being struck by car in Gunma See in context

No idea what happened in this particular accident, but it's usually the fault of the cyclists. Of all the accidents (and near accidents) I see on the roads, I'd say 9 times out of 10 it is carelessness on the part of the cyclists. Ironically, the drivers are usually liable for the mere fact that their vehicles are larger.

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Posted in: California woman wins suit over Honda hybrid mileage per gallon See in context

So the company exaggerated the quality of its product. No big news there.

I get the impression that there are a lot of people in America who wake up each morning thinking "Who can I sue today?"

Stop being so damn petty and get on with your lives.

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Posted in: IMF urges Japan to triple consumption tax to reduce debt See in context

I'm no economist so I don't really know if this is what Japan really needs.

What I do know is that it will take Japan 5 TIMES as long as the rest of the world to decide what it needs to do. Perhaps this is the underlying problem.

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Posted in: Mum's the word as Hamasaki returns to Japan See in context

Damn, the suspense is just killing me. I thought they would live happily ever after!

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Posted in: Aya Sugimoto on managing husband: '30% carrot, 70% stick' See in context

It's sad that many women have that attitude towards their husbands. I used to like her.

If my wife said that in public, I know what I'd be doing with her carrot...

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Posted in: Nishikori says he is 'still years off peak' See in context

Great effort to get that far.

I often hear Japanese people refer to "physical" differences as a kind of justification for lack of success on the international stage. While it often gives them a nice "excuse" to fall back on, this nurtures an inferiority complex that, in my opinion, is the main cause of their underachievement.

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Posted in: KARA's first Japan tour to kick off April 14 See in context

I like their old stuff better...

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Posted in: AKB48 wins top Japan record industry award See in context

Congratulations AKB48. And congratulations to Japan for reaching an all time low in terms of music appreciation.

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Posted in: We are the champions See in context

I had been wondering who those jokers were, and why they were given so much air time

I assume you don't watch many major sporting events on J-TV then, because this is the norm.

Another low point was the J pop girls 20 minutes before kick off. Without wanting to sound like a hater, they were poor. If we must be subjected to J pop, then there must surely be better groups than that available on a Sunday night.

I agree, that performance was terrible.But, again, filling these slots with artists that the major agencies are trying to promote, regardless of talent, is the norm.

The positive side is that it leaves enough time for toilet breaks and drink refills, AND, I hope you all noticed that there was ENGLISH commentary for the game, too!

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Posted in: We are the champions See in context

The best part of the night was when Messi totally blew off the "presenters" (Sanma and his comedy crew) with a 15 second interview! I hate the way these sporting events are presented in Japan as "entertainment" to attract more viewers.

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