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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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Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

Two years before they start releasing the treated water... so how about Aso drinks a glass of it every day for the next two years just to make sure it’s safe before they start releasing it.

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Posted in: 5 students arrested after putting glue on playground equipment See in context

The boys told police they did it because they thought it would (be) fun.

They could be out playing sports, looking for girls, singing karaoke... but no, putting glue on playground equipment is more appealing. These boys need to learn how to have fun!

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Posted in: N Korea says it won't take part in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns See in context

mikeylikesitToday  07:12 pm JST

That’s O.K. North Korea will still win all of the gold medals anyway.

It’s not about the athletes they field, but about how their media reports it.

Kind of like when they “won” the 2010 World Cup when they scored a late consolation (in a 3-1 loss to Brazil) and celebrated like champions.

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Posted in: N Korea says it won't take part in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns See in context

With the money Kim saves by boycotting the games, maybe he’ll be able to afford a slice of bread for each of his people. Something tells me he’ll opt instead to invest in a new missile to fire into the Sea of Japan this summer.

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Posted in: N Korea says it won't take part in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns See in context

Oh no... how will the competition go on without North Korea?? It’s like the FIFA World Cup without Brazil, The Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger... I’m not even going to bother watching it now.

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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

Nursery school teachers shouldn’t be “teaching” gender issues. Just let kids figure it out be and they’ll be fine.

When my daughter was three, she saw a Kamen Rider t-shirt in a shop (next to a Cinderella t-shirt) and said she wanted it. I bought it for her. We also bought her the Ryusoulger underwear she wanted. And she wore a Spider-Man costume for Halloween. Everyone (adults, not kids) thought it was interesting that a girl would be interested in these things, but NO ONE made fun of her. Now she’s five and loves princesses (and still loves Spider-Man). Not once did we or her teachers think about her “gender identity”. If you make it an issue, it’ll become an issue. So don’t make it an issue. Let kids be, discourage bullying, and they’ll figure out who they are on their own.

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

The whole point of escalators is to get up the stairs faster. People who stand on escalators are lazy... unless you’re a child, elderly, or disabled.

I can’t see this being enforced, just like riding a bike on the left, or stopping a car at a red light aren’t enforced.

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Posted in: Jamie Foxx set to star in Mike Tyson biopic series See in context

Was he over-rated? I’d say he was one of the most feared heavyweights of all time. He kind of ruined the heavyweight division in the late-80s he was that much better than everyone. No one could touch him until his personal problems caught up to him.

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