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Posted in: Foreign men share their reasons for divorcing Japanese wives See in context

Glad that you guys ended this article on a hopeful note. Also, I think that you included some good points, such as "it's not the cultural differences so much as it is the maturity on both parts."

I've heard crazier stories than these AND was (and still am, to a lesser degree) demonized by my ex who is American, like myself. I had a pretty darn bad upbringing as a child that caused me to not be prepared in any way, shape or form for a relationship so I made a HUGE mistake getting involved with her...she made me pay dearly, and she wasn't anywhere near Japanese.

Now, I'm in Japan where I hope to be long-term and, like one of the guys above, just don't feel I connect with most western women, and though my dating in Japan has been very short (just two weeks and counting), already I am feeling a better connection than I felt in China or the US.

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Posted in: 7 services that don’t make sense to foreigners in Japan See in context

Well it's apparent that mainstream US news isn't the only place to find silly and pointless reporting. I'm certain there are a LOT of things that don't make sense to "foreigners" in Japan, just as there are lots of things that don't make sense to Japanese when they are in other countries. "This just in: SOME CULTURES ARE DIFFERENT!" Really? Thanks for the update. I have seen similar examples of all the above here in the US, so what if Japan does it as well?

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Posted in: Order in English and your coffee is free at Rosetta Stone’s Language Cafe See in context

Kohi ga onegaishimasu!

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Posted in: Police probe claim U.S. serviceman punched 13-yr-old boy in Okinawan home See in context

I'm willing to bet that this guy wasn't the only US military out "breaking curfew." My previous experience with the media tells me that that the complete curfew imposed on all the military bases is more lip service than anything. Japan needs to strengthen its military and the US needs to go.

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Posted in: White House, Noda differ over what he said to Obama on TPP See in context

ROFLMAO to the person above who thinks the US government is "transparent and honest." LoL! Wow, you really have no clue about the world, do you?

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Posted in: Japan beats U.S. in shootout to win Women's World Cup soccer See in context

Speed that's just a silly comment. "No exaggerated display of crying, which I'm sure the Japanese women would have done." How little you know of these women from the land of the rising sun. They are the ones laughing, smiling, and having fun before and during the game, not the US. Before pk's, the coach had them huddled in a circle, smiling. US players were not in "tight" and most assuredly not smiling. Win or lose, the Japanese would have cheered and been happy just to be there. The US, not so. They think they are owed the victory, and they will cry only after it sinks in that yes, they did indeed lose and this wasn't a dream.

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