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Posted in: Abe shakes up cabinet, bringing in rising star Koizumi See in context

Koizumi's qualification being, obviously, that his daddy was a prime minister. Japanese politics is as big of a joke as the Japanese "justice" system.

@Chip Star, yes, a page out of the US one.

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Posted in: While the Japanese government relentlessly promotes the image of 'Cool Japan' and mega-tourism, the current reality is a country run by sociopathic Hitler-loving plutocrats, with plummeting press freedom, endemic poverty, rising censorship, deliberate destruction of public records, continual death by overwork, a corrupt bureaucracy, and a medieval justice system. Despite the triple meltdown of Fukushima, the government is rushing to start nuclear power plants again with reckless abandon. See in context

@Bullfighter. Agree with you on many points. I worked in Japan for over a decade and could not have achieved the same level of worldly success as I did there. Upon return to the US, kept sending out resumes for 1.5 years until I finally found something. Though I am thankful each day for my life here in the US, I am forever thankful for my time in Japan and will always hope for the best for Japan.

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Posted in: Virgin territory: Study shows heterosexual inexperience rising in Japan See in context

I think part of the problem is the easy access to porn over the internet now.

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Posted in: American football player says coach ordered him to 'crush' opposing quarterback See in context

No question what the kid did was criminal. And according to another article he committed 2 more personal fouls after this incident and was eventually ejected from the game. The kid, who is an adult, needs to be accountable for his actions, but more so, the coaches and to a certain extent Nichidai (if there was any systematic cover-up).

@ Nessie: re the Eichmann defense: in Japan where pressure from authority, particularly at a renowned and top program as Nichidai, the coaches--who technically are still teachers--should be held to a higher standard.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan celebrate skaters' friendship See in context

Truly the spirit of Olympics that should be emulated also in our daily lives. Hats off to Lee and Kodaira!

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Posted in: Scandal-hit corporate Japan needs whole new mindset See in context

@ Wallace Fred

People who subscribe to that mindset never grow and will always make excuses.

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Posted in: Kobe Steel reports wider fudging of metals data since 2011 See in context

@Schopenhauer:

Some food for thought: this fraud first came to light from their own employees. And, just because shenanigans don't get exposed, doesn't mean that they're not occurring.

Honesty is not tied to any race/nationality, but to each individual.

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Posted in: Why can't Japanese teachers of English ... speak English? See in context

If you've lived in Japan long enough, the question should be, "Why Won't Japanese Teachers of English Speak English."

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Posted in: Federer beats Nadal in 5 sets to win Australian Open See in context

Epic! Hats off to you Roger!

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Posted in: Matsuyama soars to Challenge lead on eagle wings See in context

Let's close the deal today Hideki!

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Posted in: Matsuyama wins Taiheiyo Masters for 3rd win in 4 weeks See in context

Matsuyama has been white hot this past month...look forward to seeing him win more tourneys and a major in 2017!

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Posted in: Ex-Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to retire See in context

A consummate pro!

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Posted in: Nishikori beats Murray in 5 sets to reach U.S. Open semifinals See in context

This is a huge win...Murray has been on a roll winning Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics and Murray has had a 8-1 head-to-head win the past nine matches. I believe Kei will win his semi-final match and be in his second grand-slam final later this week. Go Kei!

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Posted in: Obama implores Americans to elect Clinton; Trump asks Russia for help over emails See in context

Thank you President Obama.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. should consider profiling Muslims See in context

It is just mind-boggling that Trump has lasted thus far in the primaries.

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Posted in: What does 'good child-raising' mean? See in context

Children need to learn to delay gratification and to learn the joy of struggle. Mothers (in particular) need to stop coddling their children and allow children to experience the consequences of their own decisions. Good habits need to be instilled in children the first 5 years--we learned all this in our Psychology classes. Finally, parents need good role models not Naoki Ogi, please.

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Posted in: Missing boy case sparks discipline debate in Japan See in context

First, thank God that Yamato was found and is safe.

Anyone who has conscientiously engaged with parenting know that there is a fine line between discipline and abuse. In some way, if we are truly honest with ourselves and withhold judgement, we as parents can relate with Mr. and Mrs. Tanooka.

Rather than pass judgement on others which is just too easy to do, I hope we parents learn more about effective parenting and what we do to raise great and responsible men and women. Effective parenting, like anything else, can be learned.

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Posted in: Searchers struggle with lack of clues to fate of missing 7-year-old boy See in context

Based on what has been reported, sadly, I believe the boy was abducted. Really hope he is ok and will be found eventually.

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Posted in: Djokovic to face Nishikori in Miami Open final See in context

Another excellent game. The key to beating Joker is to make fewer unforced errors. Go Kei!

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Posted in: Nishikori overcomes 5 match points to beat Monfils in Miami Open quarterfinals See in context

No doubt one of the best matches of the year! Go Nishikori!

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Posted in: Company president gets five years’ probation for killing employee See in context

Japan is a haven for under-aged criminals and criminals in general. The police here are reactive / passive even as people become more brazen committing everyday infractions including running red-lights, driving through stop signs, parking in no-park zones, etc, etc. Law enforcement officials needs to change with the changes in society.

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Posted in: Pope vs Trump: 'Not Christian' to only build border walls See in context

Good to see this pope speak up.

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Posted in: Nishikori beats American teen for 4th straight Memphis title See in context

Good job Kei. Go make it a great year one match at a time.

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Posted in: Federer downs Djokovic; Nishikori beats Berdych at ATP final See in context

Good on you, Federer and Kei!

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Posted in: Djokovic sweeps past Nishikori 6-1, 6-1 in ATP finals See in context

At this point, Nishikori chances of winning even a match are slim and none. His post US Open performance has been anything but top-10 material.

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Posted in: Asahi Kasei, Takata, Toyo Tire, Toshiba, Olympus and many more too numerous to mention over the past decade -- the list of scandals concerning fabricated data, false labeling, accounting irregularitie See in context

How about all the food companies, and all the hotels and restaurants from a few years ago. And it's not just Japan...it's happening everywhere in all industries.

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Posted in: 'My Number' system: A worrying glimpse of the future See in context

This system is essentially making it easier for identity thieves to target one convenient location! I hope the J-Govt have bolstered their IT systems.

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Posted in: Bolt in Gatlin's crosshairs at Beijing world championships See in context

A perfect example of the media fabricating controversy among 'supposed' rivals. The facts: Gatlin hasn't even come close to Bolt's numbers and it won't even be a contest. Give it a rest.

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Posted in: Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster See in context

Not even Fukushima was enough. What will it take for Abe and his cabinet to learn?

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