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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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Posted in: Public support plunges for Abe See in context

It has been a relief to see Japan have a stable leader in Abe and IMO, he is doing a good job. However I disagree with his policies on three fronts:

The first pertains to this article of his support for expanding military role; the second is his support of the temporary workers bill, and the third is his support for nuclear energy.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for fatally stabbing man on street in Aichi See in context

CrazyJoe, ditto that. Recently, there was another case where a juvenile killed 3 people and his sentence was 4-8 years in prison. The consequences for juvenile here is too light to say the least.

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Posted in: China warns Japan against 'crippling regional peace' See in context

Great example of the pot calling the kettle black.

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Posted in: 5 crimes peculiar to Japan See in context

I would also add intrafamily homicides.

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Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 5-2 to win Women's World Cup See in context

First, congrats to USWNT for soundly beating Nadeshiko Japan. They were more prepared and aggressive from the get go. Nadeshiko looked very disorganized, their usually crisp passing and lock down defense went AWOL. Though Nadeshiko had a great World Cup overall and Manager Sasaki has done a great job overall, I would put Manager Sasaki as the one responsible for the poor showing of Nadeshiko in the finals. After beating England in the semis, the words that came out of Sasaki's mouth made it seem like it was all over as he kept repeatedly saying, now it is time for the women (players) to enjoy themselves. The head of the team should not be saying such things, much less in public, after all, how many opportunities does a team have to vie for the championship?

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Posted in: Japan beats Australia 1-0 to advance to semifinal against England at Women's World Cup See in context

Nadeshiko Japan's dribbling technique, pin-point passing, team work, and discipline are truly world class. Their games have been a joy to watch. Would be great to see them play the US for all the marbles again. Go Nadeshiko!

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Posted in: Djokovic to face Nishikori in quarters; Murray and Serena withdraw See in context

Watched the game...Kei still has a long way to go before he can crack the top 3 consistently. But there are rays of hope!

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