CaptDingleheimer comments

Posted in: Nearly 50% of Japan's singles have no dating prospects: gov't survey See in context

Japanese women are "too picky"?

I married a beautiful Japanese woman with a heart of gold.

Apparently they aren't picky at all.

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Posted in: Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album See in context

Swift was once publicly agnostic about political matters, stating she just wanted to be an entertainer and not plant her flag somewhere on the issues of the day.

Then the Woke community told her in no uncertain terms that her career would be targeted if she didn't profess alignment with their side.

Her recent political posturing is just her simply trying to avoid a book burning.

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Posted in: Operator of tanker says sailors saw 'flying objects' just before attack See in context

No matter what new information is learned, it will be formatted by most of you so that it can be plugged into the "IT'S TRUMP'S FAULT" narrative.

It may very well be Trump's fault. Or Iran's fault. Or Saudi Arabia's fault. Or Godzilla's fault.

But one thing's for sure, the JT comments section here is NOT the place for an honest, unbiased conversation about it.

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Posted in: Japan offers most paid leave for fathers in world, but few take it See in context

Europe is often spoken of enviously here in the US for similar labor policies. But European friends tell me that, at least in the corporate world, one would be acting detrimental to one's career should the time allowed by law actually be used.

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Posted in: Trump threatens huge new tariffs on China if Xi doesn't meet with him See in context

I'm glad Trump is holding China's feet to the fire; the intellectual property stuff has to end. But this was a bad move because to save face the Chinese president now pretty much has to skip the meeting.

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Posted in: Japan's detention center gives foreign media a look See in context

I was arrested for assault in a small city in northern Honshu and interrogated for most of a night and early morning. It wasn't injustice against the innocent; I roughed some other dudes up.

Other than saying I wanted a lawyer, I stayed silent. They played good cop/bad cop, they hollered and screamed, they even slapped me around a bit. But I was released when I firmly demanded a lawyer, an English-speaking officer, and a phone call to the US Embassy.

I knew darn well that the US Embassy would tell me to go pound sand, ("Hi! I got arrested for getting into a drunken scuffle with some dudes who mouthed off to me." ) Apparently the cops didn't know that, because they immediately went into a worried huddle and left the interrogation room. About 45 minutes later, they brought in some elderly cop who spoke pretty good English and who had apparently gotten out of bed and come downtown just for me. He tried to ask me their questions in English, but I just asked him if I was being charged with a crime. "No, because you haven't said anything." was his answer. "Then walk me out the front door past your sargent", I said. And that's just what he did.

I guess I'm one of the 2% who don't incriminate themselves when arrested in Japan. Now let the down votes fly!

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Posted in: Jetstar Japan to cancel 70 flights in June due to pilot shortage See in context

They should hire some of the out-of-work drunk pilots from JAL.

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Posted in: Offices adding greenery as part of work-style reform See in context

I work from an office in my house and I have a jungle of houseplants growing in here. The greenery makes it a much more pleasant place to work.

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Posted in: Mahathir urges U.S., others to accept China's prowess See in context

China needs to stop with the intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers.

Full stop.

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Posted in: Canadian English teacher filmed hitting 2-year-old child at daycare facility See in context

That poor toddler was the recipient of deflected anger. The man was really angry at the world for the fact that he's in his 40's and stuck making minimum wage dancing around with puppets at some daycare in Japan.

What a loser.

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Posted in: Filipino man indicted over 2004 murder of Japanese student See in context

Get a rope.

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Posted in: U.S. approves missile sales to South Korea, Japan See in context

I wonder what would happen if the US, however imperfect, stopped policing the world's seas and providing the relatively just and law-abiding countries with deterrents like this?

I see a world that the America-bashers and peaceniks wouldn't like very much...

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Posted in: Broadcaster apologizes over program insensitive to gender privacy See in context

Wow, Japan is getting faster. It used to take 15 years for social trends from the US to catch on (non-smoking sections, skeu-hara hoopla).

The gender thing has only been triggering and offensive in America for like 5 years.

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Posted in: Emperor performs 1st ritual within Imperial Palace after accession See in context

Finally they wear traditional Japanese attire instead of playing Queen of England Dress-up.

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Posted in: Key ceremonies in Japan's imperial succession See in context

Great find, OssanAmerica. It always bugged me a bit that Japanese royalty don't wear traditional Japanese garb; now at least I have a context.

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Posted in: 77-year-old woman on moped injured by rope stretched across road See in context

Happened in Akita City some years back, killed an old man on a bicycle. Three teenagers got done up for it.

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Posted in: Trump cheers economy, criticizes Democrats at Wisconsin rally See in context

The only way to determine who gets the democratic nomination is put them both in a fight pit. 2 men enter, 1 man leaves.

You're not far off.

The Democratic nomination process is going to be the Oppression Olympics Gladiator Death Match.

Who is more privileged than who, who is more 'woke', who is the biggest victim, who had to walk the furthest to school dodging bigots while barefoot in the snow uphill both ways...... and something tells me that Joe Biden's demographic characteristics don't fit the bill.

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Posted in: Daimler says it has no idea how Kim Jong Un got his limos See in context

China or Russia. Same as all the other stuff he's not supposed to have.

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Posted in: Ghosn leaves detention center; agrees to limit contact with wife See in context

His crime is doing what most Japanese executives probably do, but having the audacity to do it as a foreigner. I don't think many Japanese people take it too well when a foreigner is allowed to be in charge of a big Japanese organization...

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Posted in: 165-km Mt Fuji ultramarathon starts See in context

I've done a couple Tough Mudders, but those folks are way more hardcore than I'll ever be...

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Posted in: Ghosn to be indicted on new charge on Monday See in context

I'm starting to think the real crime here is being a foreigner in charge of a legacy Japanese organization.

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Posted in: Japanese police officer gets pay cut for using dating app to see several men See in context

Don't they have a Patrolman's Union in Japan?

It's none of the prefectural government's business who she dates or how she meets them.

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Posted in: Trump, first lady to visit Japan as state guests May 26-28 See in context

I hope he tries some sushi this time!

...and eats it with a fork right in front of all the cameras, chewing with his mouth open, just so I can watch you all squirm.

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Posted in: 'A good day': Trump claims victory with Mueller report out See in context

I've never seen liberals grasping at straws so frantically in my life.

I thought liberals hate straws... weren't they just trying to get them banned?

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Posted in: These are some of the craziest questions ALTs of color in Japan get asked See in context

What used to bug me was the Japanese teacher's responses. We'd have a little Q&A session at the end of a 1st -year jr. high class where kids would ask of me whatever they wanted about the US and the teacher would then translate:

"Gaikoku wa...."

No lady, I'm telling the kids about the US, specifically New England at that. The way you just translated it, you lumped Argentina, Turkey, Mongolia and everywhere in between into my answer.

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Posted in: 1st exam held in Japan for foreigners seeking new work visa See in context

Japan doesn't seem to understand that whole 'accepting more foreign workers' thing isn't a policy intended to appease Western economists and improve Japan's public image abroad, rather it's the prescription for what is actually needed to prevent their economy from spinning its way down the toilet bowl.

"We tried to accept more foreign workers, but you see, we found that only Japanese can understand unique Japanese work environments."

Way to go, Japan. That leaves you right back where you started from.

How's that workin' out for ya? Best of luck with that.

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Posted in: NHK reporter laughed at for asking black hole team for more on Japan’s contributions See in context

Japan has simultaneous and juxtaposing inferiority and superiority complexes.

"JAPAN NUMBER ONE! think so, right Mr. Gaijin? Don't you agree? What do you think?"

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Posted in: Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions See in context

Trump shouldn't lift sanctions until verifiable denuclearization has occurred.

However, there should be a waiver placed on fast food restaurants as a carrot on a stick.

$50 bucks says if Trump allows for the opening of McDonald's, Wendy's, White Castle, and Arby's in Pyongyang, Big Un will cave on the nukes. That, or die of a heart attack or diabetes. Either way, we win.

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Posted in: WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested at Ecuador embassy in London See in context

I'm old enough to remember when Assange was the big, golden child hero of the left for hacking US military secrets.

Then he embarrassed Hillary so now they want his head on a pike.

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Posted in: Ghosn not getting much help from France, analysts say See in context

Of course not.

France couldn't punch its way out of a wet paper bag.

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