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Posted in: Oliver Stone pits hippies against Mexico drug barons See in context

That's a movie I would love to see. Salma Hayek and Benecio Del Toro are two under rated hollywood talents.

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Posted in: Int'l marriages test ability to balance love with tolerance See in context

Very entertaining article but full with stereotypes.

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Posted in: Giants edge Patriots 21-17 for Super Bowl title See in context

Congratulations, "G-Men," and congratulations, Mr. "Eli-te." You've proven that you are an elite QB after all. I can't wait to watch again.

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Posted in: Djokovic beats Murray to reach Australian Open final See in context

Great match. For awhile I though Andy will pull one of the biggest comeback in tennis history. At the end, Novack was simply superb. Novack owns Nadal, so I guess that will be his 2nd Aussie title.

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Posted in: Giants, Patriots advance to Super Bowl See in context

G-Men all the way. I was in NY for the miracle win in 2008 and I will be watching this one on Feb 5th at home (sorry boss I am sick that day). Eli is a class act QB. Giants defense win this Super bowl.

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Posted in: Gov't releases 40-year Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup plan See in context

The clean up plan is not technically feasible and is humanely impossible. The J govt knows that but since they have to answer to the population, they came up with a dubious plan. I guess they can't say Tepco screw the whole thing up because they will be blaming themselves.

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Posted in: Mother cycling with 2 daughters run over at crossing; both children die See in context

R.I.P children. Words cannot describe my feelings now. I can't comment further on this terrible tragedy but my assumption will be that either the mother or the driver ignored the traffic lights.

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Posted in: N Korean leader Kim Jong-Il dead at 69 See in context

I hope his death will bring some serious political change in this country.

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Posted in: Traces of radioactive cesium found in Meiji baby formula See in context

How the baby formula got contaminated. That's why I want to know.

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Posted in: Aizuwakamatsu: History with a sake chaser See in context

Ten years ago I went to Aizu-Wakamatsu for a rice harvesting event. We stayed with a family and we had the greatest time ever. Best sake I ever tasted. Nice people and great city. Tsuruga castle is worth the visit.

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Posted in: The case of Abubakar Awudu Suraj: A PR nightmare of Japan’s own making See in context

T-marie- Overstayers in Japan are guilty of civil violation of the Japanese immigration laws. Most immigration violators are not criminal offenses including people who have overstayed their visa for 20 years. Please don’t label them with some ignorant names. I have worked with a catholic charity to help these people while they are in detention so I can tell you one or two things about their situation. Also remember Abubakar lost his life at the hands of the immigration authorities and his wife and family have not be given satisfactory answers why this tragedy happened. In other countries a full independent investigation will be in order.

Jotter-Your last paragraph is just speculation and next time show more sympathy at the death of a fellow human being.

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Posted in: The case of Abubakar Awudu Suraj: A PR nightmare of Japan’s own making See in context

tmarie- I guess you never met or interact with overstayers in Japan. You seem to forgot that these people have still human rights to be respected and their illegal status doesn't give the authority to the Japanese Goverment to abuse them. You should get off of your white horse(no pun intended) and learn about the real world.

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Posted in: Historic rivalry as Japan faces N Korea in World Cup qualifier See in context

Maybe this game can be the spark to renew the diplomatic talks between japan and North Korea.

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Posted in: Final curtain See in context

Bravo for the "Untouchable". I can't wait to go see when I am back in Paris. I hope the movie get release in Tokyo very soon. I hate to have to wait 6 months to see a movie here whereas most of your friends have already seen it.

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Posted in: Man confesses to strangling wife with electrical cord See in context

After reading the article the question is why did he do this. I want to know more.

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Posted in: Thousands of flood-hit Thais to be allowed to work in Japan See in context

How many workers are we talking about? A few hundred or a few thousand? I think the numbers will make a difference with the union members. They certainly will not be happy to welcome thousand of Thai workers in their factories.

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Posted in: Nuclear radiation from Fukushima twice more than estimated: report See in context

This does not sound good for the Japanese authorities. Sooner or later they will have to take full responsibility for the disaster.

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Posted in: Japanese woman sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug smuggling See in context

Let's the real bargaining start. The Japanese government should use all its might to commute this sentence to life.

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Posted in: Vietnamese woman cuts off husband's penis See in context

Women have to understand once for all, no matter how mad they can be to know that it's really sensitive down there. You could do anything to us, but please spare us the pain and shame of little johnny.

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Posted in: Ozawa says aides' convictions 'unbelievable' in a democracy See in context

Ozawa knows he is about to lose his grip on the japanese political arena. If he gets convicted in the court of law it's all over for his political career.

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Posted in: Woman prostitutes daughter to 72-year-old man for years before discovery See in context

Poor girl. I hope she can get her life back.

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Posted in: Child consultation center fails to protect girl forced into prostitution by mother See in context

Very sad. I hope she can recover otherwise this is another childhood lost.

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Posted in: Tokyo to Yokohama on 40-km bar crawl See in context

I like the shitamachi bars better. There are a few gems if you speak japanese.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 2 missing, over 1 million urged to evacuate as typhoon nears See in context

Skroknog- Where do you think they should build their homes. 70% of the country is covered by mountain.

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Posted in: Ousmane Sankhon: Africa's most famous face on Japanese TV See in context

He is a very nice guy. I had a chance to chat with him during an event 10 years ago. He came out as a regular person not like the other Gaijin tarento on tv.

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Posted in: Tourism flatlines as visitors avoid Japan See in context

Japan is a great place to visit. As most posters stated, the nuclear crisis and the high yen are an impediment for tourist travels. I tell my folks back home as long as you don't go near Fukushima, don't worry about the news.

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Posted in: Gaijin -- just a word or racial epithet with sinister implications? See in context

I agreed with Cleo. NetNinja please drop the stereotype. You give a bad name to all Americans. Please remember America is not the center of the world.

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Posted in: Ten years on, do you believe al-Qaida was responsible for the events of 9/11? See in context

Unfortunately, there will always be reasonable human beings that will always believe in government conspiracy in major disasters. You simply cannot argue with these people. BTW, what was the question again?

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Posted in: Japan’s crisis of ambivalence See in context

Great article. Eddie is dead on on most of the points. As a newbie in the 90's, the most revealing thing for me was the astronomical salary for level entry job in the finance industry. For me it was insane.

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Posted in: How would you evaluate Naoto Kan's 14-month tenure as prime minister? See in context

Poor chap got a bad hand. He could have done better but he felt short regarding the crisis. I still ranking him 2nd after Koizumi.

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