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Posted in: Japanese baseball finds itself at a crossroads See in context

I love sports and would love my kids to play sports in the future but I also believe in family time too. Many kids here practice baseball 7 days a week with Saturday/Sunday being the entire day. Also there seems to be no off-season or holidays.

When I played in little league, we practiced 3 days a week after school and our games were Saturdays. We had a nice, long off-season too.

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Posted in: Missing 2-year-old boy found safe in Yamaguchi Pref See in context

These stories don't usually end well. I am happy he was found and hopefully a new babysitter is found for this boy in the future.

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Posted in: Chinese man files suit over harassment at immigration center See in context

Blame Japan all you want but where is his country negotiating his release?

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Posted in: Indoor playgrounds in hot demand as Japan swelters See in context

I love these indoor play areas. The free ones that are in the middle of malls such as Aeon Mall tend to be overcrowded because they are free and get a lot of unruly kids. The ones that you pay for get crowded but if you go after 5pm, sometimes your family could be the only one in there.

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy missing after grandfather sends him home alone See in context

My wife read the story differently from Yahoo news. She said they turned back around and the child was walking too far ahead walking back home and he disappeared. So the grandfather was also heading towards home but the child got too far ahead. Can someone please clarify?

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Posted in: With K-pop back in U.S. spotlight, Korean-American stars take hope See in context

I know a majority of us here embrace Korea and feel sorrow over the hardships they faced during WWII. However, though they work hard in promoting their entertainment industry and products to Western countries, there are still many who keep their culture closed to other countries.

I grew up in Los Angeles where we have a large Korean population and even Koreatown district. There are still many Korean families who forbid their children to marry or even date outside their ethnicity. Doing this may risk them being thrown out of the family. My best friend was Korean as well as 3 of my caucasian friends faced these issues. It might be a minor thing for many here but I think if Korea wants to be fully embraced, they should have more of a open heart towards non-Koreans.

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Posted in: Woman’s body found in case floating in Hyogo dam See in context

Yes I do! The suffering of this victim’s family will continue for the rest of their lives. Why should his suffering end quickly. Death is an escape, not a punishment.

Let the victim's family decide, not an average joe whose life goes on whether this person had died or not.

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Posted in: Woman’s body found in case floating in Hyogo dam See in context

So you guys think it is perfectly cool for the suspect to continue living in prison with a shower, bed and 3 meals a day after they kill a woman like this?

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Posted in: Headless, limbless body found in drainage ditch in Shiga See in context

I hope whoever did this is caught. Terrible way to go out, killed and limbs/head gone.

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Posted in: Drunk driver, going wrong way on expressway, crashes into truck See in context

The legal limit is 0.01, which is less than one small alcoholic drink and does not necessarily mean the driver is drunk.

Of all of the times I stopped at sobriety checkpoints, I have yet to use any machine to determine if I am drunk. The office just asks me to breathe into his face and then let me go through. Maybe that is how we do things in the country.

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Posted in: 75-year-old man who stabbed couple at supermarket also charged with earlier assault at video rental store See in context

Izumiya is the name of a supermarket chain in the Kansai area so I am confused reading this article.

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Posted in: Police step up search for missing French woman in Nikko See in context

Glad people aren't here like they usually are concerned about the cost of her rescue.

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Posted in: China denies entry to Disney's Winnie the Pooh film See in context

"It doesn't really matter what they do," said one anonymous Weibo user, "It's the internet, I can just pirate it anyway."

They had it on DVD before they even started making the film.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue: source See in context

There’s something fishy about Mr Komuro and his mother. I wish Princess Mako had had more discretion in choosing her future husband.

Unless you are footing the bill for their wedding, why does it matter who she chooses as her partner?

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Posted in: Wife of Japanese journalist held in Syria makes tearful plea for his release See in context

ONLY because the victim is Japanese!

Otherwise he would have been hailed as a superhero, risking his precious life in highly hazardous environs.

Well put. Many here think Japanese aren't qualified to do anything.

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Posted in: Okinawa Gov Onaga dies of cancer at 67 See in context

ONE assembly member stated this. I don't think there is widespread shock and disarray

"We" doesn't mean ONE. So the question to you is who is ready to step up tomorrow to fight this issue. The next question is if you knew this, why haven't you registered to be the next governor of Okinawa yet?

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Posted in: Okinawa Gov Onaga dies of cancer at 67 See in context

Rest in Peace!

If he found out in April, wouldn't he let people under him know about it and the possibility that he may pass? This is so he can find people to continue his journey instead of leaving his followers in shock and disarray.

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Posted in: Wife of Japanese journalist held in Syria makes tearful plea for his release See in context

they know it is a dangerous even life taking situation, these guys are providing an invaluable service to the public. 

I agree that they are doing jobs that few people want to and can give us information that few could. However, as a husband myself, I would take a little more risk out of my life so I could always be there for my family.

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Posted in: Tokyo Medical University also manipulated male applicants' scores: sources See in context

And you know the application/testing non-refundable fees for many of these schools are 30,000yen plus. So essentially they are making nice extra money from these people taking the test multiple times.

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy fatally hit by motorbike while returning from fireworks festival See in context

Unfortunately, it may often slip our minds but we have to drive with extreme caution especially on city streets. Almost daily I have pedestrians and even other cars shooting out in front of my car without even looking. Japan is a pedestrian first country even if they are running across the expressway or lying under your car.

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Posted in: Japanese exec pleads guilty to raping colleague in New York hotel See in context

They can't put him away for 7 1/2 years, he'll overstay his visa. Although

Guess they will have to put him in Guantanamo Bay.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies from heatstroke after being left in car See in context

The first thing I do when I get home from anywhere is get the kids and baby in first. The rest of the stuff comes later. With this weather, a minute in the car without the a/c is suffering enough.

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Posted in: 2 teachers fired over sexual misconduct; one arrested for secretly filming female colleagues See in context

All these pedophiles and pervs make mothers think twice about their kids having a guy teacher. In fact, there are schools in my area that only hire female teachers.

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Posted in: Drunk passenger gets head stuck under seat; causes temporary panic on Yamanote line See in context

Being drunk and standing on the train. A double whammy for balance.

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Posted in: University student arrested for throwing plant on train tracks says he was ‘frustrated’ See in context

I have heard in Japanese jails, inmates make socks for work. So there you go, the position has now been filled.

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Posted in: Couple films own suicide jumping in front of train in Sapporo, streams it online See in context

Sickening. Why does Tokyo spawn this aberrant behavior?

Suicide happens countrywide.

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Posted in: Elementary school vice principal arrested over hit-and-run in Saitama that killed Filipino woman See in context

I hope that the judge treats the victim as a human being that lost their life to a drunk driver. Stop basing decisions on ethnicity of the victim as if one human is is worth less than another.

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Posted in: Maya Kobayashi, sister of late Mao Kobayashi, announces marriage See in context

Congratulations, but I hope she didn’t wait too long if she wants to have a baby

Come on, don't be one of those people.

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Posted in: World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117 See in context

According to her Wiki entry, she credited her longevity to 'eating eel and drinking red wine'. Through a feeding tube?

Ever heard of a blender? I'm about to have eel wine today to live forever, care to join?

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Posted in: Japan holds events to mark 2 years to go before Tokyo Olympics See in context

A very narrow-minded way of looking at the Olympics. Childish nonsense.

Yes, what kind of person focuses on sports at a sporting event? The nerve....

I'm looking forward to September 6 the final day of the Paralympics, i.e. 2 years until it's all over.

Cool, now please tell us the story about how a sporting event has turned your life upside down.

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