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Posted in: Japan rugby chairman Mori quits months before World Cup See in context

Wish him well battling cancer but don't like him as the Olympics chief since he is an extremely condescending person towards athletes who give their heart and soul to the Olympics.

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Posted in: Travel agents scramble to adjust itinerary of Golden Week tours to Paris after Notre Dame fire See in context

I would suggest the catacombs but I don't want it overrun by tourists if it isn't already. It was pretty interesting walking for miles underground by myself being surrounded by 500 year old skulls and bones.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

What would be the word I would use to describe the opposite of racism? Like being overspoiled for being a foreigner. Everything from getting out of tickets, random people buying me beers at Hanshin Tigers games, given free tickets to events that person decided they couldn't go and spotted me walking towards the venue, free beer at izakayas and many more things that have I have fortunately experienced.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving baby after giving birth in convenience store bathroom See in context

So she has a stomachache and asks parents to stop to go to the restroom. So she delivers a baby then gets back in the car and goes home without any eyebrows being raised til later? My wife said she could barely move after delivering our babies so it is amazing how she was able to just hop back in the car.

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Posted in: U.S. Marines commander asks for quiet mourning on Okinawa See in context

Denny Tamaki, who was elected Okinawa's governor in October, is pushing to have the base moved off the island.

A friend of mine just came back from Miyakojima and said Japanese and U.S. officials were just there looking at possible locations for the new base. It has been one of my dreams to go to that beautiful island but now I should hurry my plans before half the island is taken over.

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Posted in: Fire ravages Notre Dame cathedral in Paris; spire collapses See in context

I have been twice. Of course, the front of Notre Dame is where most of the tourists gather to take pictures then move on. Going inside and walking around to the back where they have a small park is where it is really interesting. I swear the front of the church was sunny but the back of the church was dark and cloudy with crows cawing mixed with gargoyles looking straight at me. It was really really creepy but unforgettable.

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Posted in: Why do you think the ¥2,000 banknote, introduced in 2000, never caught on in Japan? See in context

They may have been introduced by Japan but Japan didn't make them convenient for us using them. The main complaint I here is most vending machines, self-registers or ticket machines don't accept them.

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Posted in: Man stops train from leaving station in Japan; video goes viral online See in context

I think if he was in some other country, someone would have slapped him upside his head, or maybe something worse!

He wouldn't have lasted in Osaka. People lose their temper easily if you mess with their pace.

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Posted in: Seoul cancels permit for new Japanese embassy building See in context

As the media loves promoting conflict between a small percentage of people and governments to make it look like 2 countries at war, common folk from South Korea and Japan are visiting each other's countries by the thousands and loving every minute.

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Posted in: Japan's Olympic minister resigns over 2011 disaster remarks See in context

Wish the Japanese finally woke up during the next elections!

Maybe more people need to vote. How many people do you know here that actually goes out and votes or even cares about the political climate?

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Posted in: As time catches up with rock's greats, can the genre survive? See in context

But according to Danny Goldberg, Nirvana's former manager, by the mid-1990s, hip hop had begun occupying the innovative space formerly claimed by rock, galvanizing young people and reflecting contemporary times.

Hip-hop has gone downhill too. Talent levels have completely diminished from the mid-90s. An MC in the 90s could spit a freestyle on the spot once the beat plays. Nowadays rappers either have their freestyles pre-written or ask radio stations to not ask them to freestyle.

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Posted in: Brazilian man dies after being arrested for attacking police officer in koban See in context

Sorry, I have no sympathies for the Brazilian man.

There are 2 sides to every story and unfortunately 1 side can't be spoken. I grew up not fully trusting the police and media so I will only believe once evidence has been displayed.

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Posted in: When you eat sashimi, do you mix your wasabi and soy sauce? Some people say you shouldn’t. See in context

I don't use wasabi on sashimi so people call me a child. I guess eating no wasabi is my fountain of youth.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stealing ¥10,000 from sleeping passenger’s bag on train See in context

I've not seen Police officers on platforms that often. How come he just happened to be there ?

Actually, there are police everywhere the first few weeks of April each year out on patrol at stations, sidewalks or street corners.

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Posted in: Companies looking to cash in on new era name See in context

Now those Coca-cola bottles are selling for a pretty penny on Yahoo. Enough to fly round-trip to Tokyo from Osaka with a hotel stay. Man, I wish I knew ahead of time.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese teenagers found drowned in Australian lake See in context

No offense to any East Asians but, they don't seem to have any basic understanding of the depth of water and swimming concept.

In my experience diving and snorkeling around Asia and Pacific Islands, Japanese swimmers were much better than those from Korea, Taiwan and China. A lot of people on here seem to have this ideology that Japanese only study swimming in shoulder high water for two weeks a year in Elementary school. Where I live 80% of kids are enrolled or have been enrolled in swimming school for at least 2 years. Even at the steep 10,000円 a month tuition fee. You read about some Japanese drowning and suddenly all Japanese can't swim?

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Posted in: Record 3,500 people involved in cannabis cases in Japan in 2018 See in context

Many years ago, in my native country, a Japanese student who I was friendly with asked me if I would be able to get some marijuana for her. I said No, and that I have never touched that stuff. I felt hurt by the stereotying

I do agree with this though. Since I am a Westerner, some people automatically think a smoke something, drink alcohol like water and scarf down meat on a daily basis lol

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Posted in: K-pop star arrested for filming and sharing sex video See in context

"Revenge porn" -- videos taken of sexual relations without the partner's consent -

I think revenge porn means something differently. It means spreading pornographic images or videos of someone as a form of revenge after a relationship. This includes pictures or videos taken with or without consent.

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Posted in: What do you think are some of the main cultural differences between the Kanto and Kansai regions of Japan? See in context

I think people should ask about the difference between Osaka and Tokyo because Kansai and Kanto are vast and all areas are different. Some of the only things shared in Kansai are the dialect and running red lights. Bargaining, parking anywhere and loud trains I see more in Osaka than neighboring prefectures.

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Posted in: Ichiro walks off into history in 'sayonara' at Tokyo Dome See in context

I thought he should fight and keep playing

Teams are playing to win, not playing for publicity. The roster spot that Ichiro is using can be used on a younger player to help the team.

I do wish though that he made the Seattle roster last season and then announced during the season that he was retiring. Then at the end of each series, he would get a standing ovation from the visiting crowd. David Ortiz did this as well as Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade in the NBA. I am a fan of goodbye tours to pay homage to legends. But I know many felt it was fitting that he retired in Japan.

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Posted in: Ichiro walks off into history in 'sayonara' at Tokyo Dome See in context

I grew up an Angels fan and we have always had a rivalry with a Mariners since the Randy Johnson era. Last night was the probably the only time I have ever rooted for the Mariners to win for Ichiro and for him to at least get one hit. That groundball to short, he ran like a player half his age. What a competitor! With his work ethic, he would be a fantastic coach in the future whether it is in MLB or NPB. Happy retirement Ichiro!

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Posted in: When you were a child, how did your parents discipline you? See in context

was disciplined by getting wacked on the behind several times with a long wood board by the principal

Man, I went to a private elementary school and same as you, the principal would give me "swats" on the behind with a wooden paddle back in the 80s. Every time for something very minor.

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Posted in: Trout, Angels close to record $432 mil, 12-year deal See in context

I am so happy about this! Phillies and Yankees act like they owned Trout since 2012. Next up, I hope Arte and Anaheim could work out a deal to keep the team in Anaheim. Moving the team to Long Beach would a mistake as traffic there has been getting hideous over the years.

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Posted in: Olympic superfan Yamada dies with Tokyo 2020 dream unfulfilled See in context

Man, didn't we just read about him on here last week? RIP and I hope a friend or family member can go in your honor.

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Posted in: Mosque shooter a white supremacist angry at immigrants See in context

Life imprisonment is the harshest punishment, in my opinion.

Let the families decide if they are cool with their loved ones buried 6 feet deep while the killer can see another day. As long as he is alive, he can see his wack ideology continue to reach the public.

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Posted in: Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia See in context

Did you not see his manifesto?

I will not look at it or watch the video stream. The more people watch his video, the more he wins.

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Posted in: Mosque shooter a white supremacist angry at immigrants See in context

said he hoped to survive the attack to better spread his views in the media.

and New Zealand has no death penalty so he will be able to live out his life with a bed, shower and 3 meals while 49 people are dead and hundreds of loved ones have had their lives changed forever.

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Posted in: JOC head Takeda likely to retire amid corruption probe See in context

They should launch these investigations like immediately after the bid is awarded so they can change the city if need be. A slap on the wrist allows corruption to continue in Olympic and World Cup bidding.

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Posted in: Skateboard whizz-kid Brown chooses Britain in Olympic blow to Japan See in context

With people like Mori running the show and criticizes half-Japanese Olympians for playing for Japan and losing, I would definitely hope my child chooses the other country. We love Japan but hate bigotry.

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Posted in: 6-year-old girl strangled to death by mother See in context

Poor girl. I am sorry she was born to such a woman when there are people out there who can't have kids but really want them.

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