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Posted in: Is buying a house in Japan a good financial investment? See in context

Aly Rustom Oct. 2  08:18 am JST

Not a good financial investment- but a necessity when you have a wife and 2 kids.

I also have a wife and two kids and completely agree.

A lot of people will argue that houses in Japan depreciate in value. But if you could choose between paying a mortgage for X years or paying rent on an apartment, which is better? At least after paying off your mortgage, you’ll own something at the end, unlike renting.

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Posted in: Sex abuse-tainted Johnny's discussing talent agency name change See in context

If they really want to punish Johnny’s, give all the publishing rights of past recordings to the artists and let them cash in on royalties instead of the agency. Then let Johnny’s change their name and see if any new artists sign with them. Hopefully that’ll put the nail in the coffin.

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Posted in: Ohtani's RBI triple, Moniak's big night propel Angels past slumping Yankees, 5-1 See in context

EFD Today  08:31 pm JST

Every single one of his stats is well above the MVP year with the exception of WAR and that could change (Is that cumulative? I honestly do not know.)

It is cumulative, so that should go up significantly by the end of the season.

Here’s another question: Who’s the last player to win MVP in a season during which they played for two different teams? And if Ohtani gets traded to an NL team, could he win the MVP for both leagues??

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Posted in: Man gets 10 years for fatally scalding 3-year-old boy with hot water See in context

Matsubara left him in a running shower with the temperature set as high as 75 C.

But Sakaguchi (established) that it could not be said Matsubara was aware of the risk to the young child's life.

This cretin was surely aware of the risk of leaving a little boy in 75C water.

There’s no justice for murdered children in this country.

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Posted in: Back-to-back airings of the movie 'Titanic' put Fuji TV in hot water See in context

Babe RuthToday  08:18 am JST

Nobody, and I mean nobody, is outraged here. 

Its all performative. A quick little self administration of endorphins in the morning showing everyone how caring one is. How empathetic.... 

How virtuous...

Fuji TV has had this on their schedule for weeks. Its a funny little coincidence. Thats it. 

Nobody is outraged in the least. 

This post pretty much sums it up!

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Posted in: Japan beats Italy 9-3 to reach World Baseball Classic semifinals See in context

If it comes down to a US-Japan final, I'm not sure who I'll be rooting for.

I hope we get that final. That US line-up is unreal - Betts, Trout, Alonso, Goldschmidt… it’s scary. But Japan has the pitching advantage with Ohtani, Roki Sasaki, even Yu Darvish if needed out of the pen.

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Posted in: Activists fight Tokyo gov't over historic Jingu Stadium demolition See in context

I’ve been to Jingu many times to see the Carp. It’s a historic and atmospheric stadium. But it’s in need of extensive renovations. One time I splurged on seats along the third base line near the Carp dugout. Instead of facing home plate, the seats faced the centrefield scoreboard. In order to see home plate, you need to turn your head at a 90 degree angle. And the seating area is flat, so you can only really see the back of the head of the person in front of you.

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Posted in: Activists fight Tokyo gov't over historic Jingu Stadium demolition See in context


Would it matter any less that up until a couple of years ago the Swallows were far from a "top-flight" team. They typically were a basement dweller!

The term “top-flight” refers to their NPB membership. It’s a term used to differentiate teams playing in a top-tier league from those in the minor leagues.

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Posted in: Japanese music stars form band 'to make the world rock' See in context

samuraivunylToday  05:41 pm JST

and the absolute best heavy rock band at the moment….


Just gave them a listen. I’d never heard of them. They’re good. They sound more 1970 than 2022, which I like.

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Posted in: Japanese music stars form band 'to make the world rock' See in context

AntiquesavingToday  09:00 am JST

Look at Band-maid, lovebites, maximum the hormone, wagakki band

I’d never hear of any of those bands but just checked all of them out. I liked Lovebites. Thanks for the recommendations!

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for putting bleach in school lunch See in context

have arrested a 24-year-old elementary school teacher on suspicion of forcible disruption of business

Isn’t feeding bleach to children far more serious than “forcible disruption of business”? The must be a more serious crime they could charge her with. Kids could’ve died…

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Posted in: Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock See in context

It only took him 4 months. I bet Jada isn’t happy about it.

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Posted in: Japan government plan for Abe state funeral sparks protests See in context

Regardless of your political beliefs, moral compasses, let him Rest In Peace.

No human is perfect, and that includes youuuuu,

and all the protesters.

Show respect for the deceased…

The protests and comments on here have nothing to do with the fact that he was a useless leader. They’re to do with the planned state funeral, funded by us taxpayers who don’t give a toss about him. He didn’t deserve to die the way he did, but he also doesn’t deserve a state funeral. Let his wealthy family, and the LDP, pay for it.

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Posted in: Japan government plan for Abe state funeral sparks protests See in context

Japan's longest-serving, but divisive, premier

The only reason he’s the longest-serving prime minister is the fact that he refused to resign like so many other post war PMs did. He only stepped down because of his own health problems, not because of the string of scandals he was involved in.

He was power-hungry, ineffective, and corrupt.

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Posted in: Man gets 20 years in prison for taking woman hostage at internet cafe See in context

That’s a surprisingly long sentence. We regularly see stories of parents (or boyfriends of single mothers) abusing, neglecting, and murdering children, and they only get a few years of prison time.

Did this guy have a criminal record that added to his sentence?

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Posted in: Rock star Randy Bachman reunited with beloved stolen guitar See in context

To anyone who wants to check out some BTO, I recommend the song “Let it Ride”. I’m only a casual fan, but that’s one of my favs from them.

I was a child in the 80s and a teenager in the 90s. But BTO were a staple of Canadian classic rock radio in those days.

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Posted in: Rock star Randy Bachman reunited with beloved stolen guitar See in context

I never realized "American Woman" was written by a Canadian

The opening line from the song:

“American woman, stay away from me”

Sounds pretty Canadian to me! Lol

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Posted in: Angels fire manager Joe Maddon; losing skid reaches 13 games See in context

The Angels are, in my opinion, the most disappointing Major League franchise of the past 10+ years. Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani are wasting their careers there. Trout has played in one - ONE! - postseason series in his career. It was so disappointing when he signed that extension a few years back. He could’ve received as much, or more, from another team and maybe played in some meaningful games.

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Posted in: 87-year-old man, 2-year-old granddaughter drown in canal in Saga See in context

can parents ever recover from this level of tragedy?

I’d have to guess no. Since I became a parent (6 years ago), I have a hard time reading stories like this. It’s beyond sad… someone has lost both a parent and a child. Deepest condolences to Sakiho’s parents.

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Posted in: Japan to see higher prices for food, daily goods from Friday See in context

The cat food we buy used to be sold in 70 gram packets. We noticed last week that it’s now only 50 grams per packet, but the price is the same. That adds a few hundred yen to our weekly pet expenses.

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Posted in: Japan's hardcore train fans accused of going off the rails See in context

I’ve done gone trainspotting a couple of times and enjoyed. I’m always surprised at how many enthusiasts there are. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it as long as everyone displays good manners and doesn’t break any laws. I’ve never seen anyone behave badly, although I’ve only gone 2 or 3 times.

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Posted in: Japan beats Denmark 6-2 to stay unbeaten in women's ice hockey See in context

Good start for the Japanese women. I hope they win a medal in hockey and the sports increases a bit in popularity here.

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Posted in: Gov't panel recommends kids wear face masks at daycares See in context

I have two kids in daycare and I work with children. There’s no chance a two year old is going to wear a mask. The kids I work with are pretty good about keeping their masks on from around age four. But we don’t require anyone younger that that to wear one because it’s pointless to try.

This government panel sounds pretty out of touch with young children.

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Posted in: Japan was top tweet removal requestor in 1st half of 2021: Twitter See in context

Simian LaneToday  05:36 pm JST

Anyone who still uses Twitter is a moron.

I completely avoid the cesspool that Twitter has become in the past few years. I’ve also recently given up Facebook for the same reason.

I can remember when FB was all baby photos and travel pics. Those were the days!

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Posted in: Gov't leans toward lifting state of emergency at end of month See in context

I think the population has already decided it is over.

Neither the education system (in Yokohama) nor my employer have decided it’s over. I hope the gov’t officially puts it to an end!

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Posted in: Angels' Ohtani has sore arm, may not pitch again this season See in context

Vladdy has had a better season offensively. But the combination of Ohtani’s pitching and hitting, and the fact that we’ve never seen a player do what he’s done, is what’s giving him the edge. I’m a lifelong Blue Jays fan and I would love to see Vladdy win the MVP award this year, but I think the BBWAA have already made up their mind on who the MVP is.

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Posted in: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year See in context

I’ve been using Nikon DSLRs since 2007. My D90 (made in Thailand, released in 2008) is still so much better than the latest smartphone cameras. But when a mid-tier DSLR body costs in the region of ¥200,000 to ¥300,000, it’s understandable that the average person is going to be content with smartphone quality images.

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Posted in: MLB.TV streaming package getting record views See in context

I wonder if other sports streaming platforms line DAZN, or the other leagues’ services have increased.

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Posted in: MLB.TV streaming package getting record views See in context

I’ve been a subscriber since 2011. It’s a great service. I used to watch it all the time. Nowadays I have two small children so Disney+ usually takes precedence. But I do get to see a few innings here and there of my beloved Blue Jays.

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Posted in: Chelsea end Man City's quadruple quest to reach FA Cup final See in context

“From Stamford Bridge to Wembley, we’ll keep the blue flag flying high!”

Werner and Ziyech worked so well together. It was good to see.

Bring on Leicester/Southampton!

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