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Posted in: LDP comes under fire over anti-newspaper comments See in context

Has NHK covered this story? I only saw the 8:45 newscast tonight (Saturday). There was nothing about it.

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl jumps to death from train platform See in context

Something similar happened to someone I know a few years ago; the boy, this time, was in an international school, though, so it wasn't the examination hell of the Japanese school system. I doubt there are any suicidal teenagers reading this, but just in case there are: if you do this, you will be famous in your social circle for a week. In a year, you will be forgotten. Except, of course, for your parents, who will carry this with them till the day they die.

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Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms? See in context

Not handguns. But otherwise, under a proper system of licensing, yes.

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Posted in: Superhero movies are ruining cinema, says 'Exorcist' director See in context

I guess I'm old, too, but superhero movies are dumb. I liked the original comics as much as anyone, but I was 12 then.

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Posted in: Language fail: 22 embarrassing tales of Japanese language missteps See in context

I confused ireru ('put in') and hairu ('be/get in'), which are both written with the same kanji, and told a young arubaito at McDonald's to 'get in a paper bag'.

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Posted in: China sets Sept 3 to mark WWII victory over Japan See in context

Mao Zedong is actually on record as saying the Communists would never have taken over in China had it not been for the help they got from the Japanese.

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Posted in: LDP panel proposes new teacher recruitment system See in context

Japan already has a large supply of very dedicated teachers. Very few of them are LDP voters, though.

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Posted in: Residents up in arms over children's noise at daycare centers See in context

The people who would complain about this are the people who voted for the government that we have.

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