Dan Lewis comments

Posted in: Japanese women sound off on line separating male friend and boyfriend See in context

*1. If he’s just a friend, I won’t have sex with him. **(29%)*

That figure alone is rather misleading (appropriate considering the topic). What does this suggest about the other 71%??

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Posted in: 2 yakuza members arrested for stealing food See in context

Life as a Japanese yakuza mobster is getting so hard...

Poor guys. My heart goes out to them.

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Posted in: Kyoto University gets billed for using Bob Dylan lyrics in speech See in context

What about the Japanese rock band B'z? Their song "Blowin" has these lyrics:

BLOWIN' BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

Who pays who?

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Posted in: Marriage on the Rocks See in context

Don't waste your time and money to go see these rocks. This is an example of excellent marketing to bring people in by the droves for nothing. Though they appear large in the photo, the rocks are tiny. The only huge thing here is the disappointment you will feel.

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Posted in: 84-year-old driver crashes car into pharmacy, injuring 3 people See in context

@Disillusioned - Shhh! You're making sense! The media will hear you!! (Or maybe they won't...)

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Posted in: 2 men beat woman returning home in Saitama See in context

2 men beat woman returning home in Saitama

Was it a race? ba dum tsss!

@jcapan - comparing this to groping doesn't work. Even not looking for a payout, a girl may get the wrong person, but it's pretty clear who assaulted (that's the word you want, JT, "assault") the victim.

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Posted in: Wonder Woman gets the girly heroine treatment in Japan — and fans are not happy See in context

Lot of tempers flaring over a comic book character...

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Posted in: Fukushima village begins sowing rice for 1st time since nuclear disaster See in context

I agree that Tepco is not to blame for the accident and that they have worked hard to reign this thing in.

But just because they're trying hard doesn't mean that the rice grown is safe. Wishing away a problem (radiation) won't make it go away.

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Posted in: Looking to cut back on salt? Don't start with the shaker See in context

I agree, but it's just cut and paste from an article written based on research done in the US. How about some information about global or Japan consumption levels?

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Posted in: Looking to cut back on salt? Don't start with the shaker See in context

Nice to see news so relevant to Japan.

Moderator: Health news is relevant to all people everywhere.

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Posted in: Mie University to set up ninja studies center See in context

Otaku, UNITE!!

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Posted in: 'Smart' denim promises touchscreen tech clothes See in context

*gropers

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Posted in: Silent disco to be held at traditional Japanese bathhouse this summer See in context

Sounds lame.

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Posted in: Fukushima village begins sowing rice for 1st time since nuclear disaster See in context

I think it's great that Japan uses a special kind of nuclear fuel in their reactors that only produces radiation that fades away in a few years. Well done Japan!

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Posted in: 'I’m glad I’m Japanese' posters in Kyoto spark outrage among Japanese Twitter users See in context

私日本人でよかった means I'm glad to be Japanese, not I'm proud to be Japanese. ...*

There's a world of difference between being glad about something and being proud of it. I'm glad I was born in the UK, but I personally did nothing to determine where I would be born, so I have no reason to be proud of it.

Exactly, Cleo!

Let people be happy for their circumstances! Geez, people!

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Posted in: Some students insist that their hair is natural even though it is dyed. We ask their parents to confirm these claims as their responsibility. See in context

 Nearly 60% of public high schools in Tokyo ask students with light-colored hair for proof, such as childhood photos, that these locks are their “real hair,”

Photoshop. :D

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Posted in: Ukraine bans American actor Steven Seagal for 5 years See in context

I guess in the Ukraine, he's not... Above The Law.

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Posted in: Tokyo creates new logo, slogan to promote city overseas as prime tourist destination See in context

SmithinJapan: "Would they then be entitled to their own opinions by you? Or should we all just shut up and automatically respect whatever is presented to us for our opinion if we're not going to say only positive things?"

I honestly don't care if someone makes negative comments about this logo. Hahahaha! It just seems that they must be basing their comments off the quality of their own work. So I'd like to see some.

Shall I post mine?

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Posted in: If the man did not do it, he should say so, stand his ground and ask for a lawyer. See in context

If there is a fight, and both parties involved accuse the other of violence and press charges, the police often negotiate to the end of no charges being filed.

So... simply accuse the girl of groping you.

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Posted in: Tokyo creates new logo, slogan to promote city overseas as prime tourist destination See in context

How about people here make their own designs, upload them and post the links so we can see them?

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Posted in: Solar plant starts operation in Aichi See in context

Can we make more please?

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Posted in: 'Smart' denim promises touchscreen tech clothes See in context

Great! Maybe now clothing can help convict and exonerate growers on the train...

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Posted in: Microsoft takes aim at Google with laptop, slim Windows See in context

It will run only software downloaded from the Windows Store

Ha!! How long will that last!? I bet that's the first thing that's hacked, er, "unoffically updated"

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl dies after being found on street See in context

Yutori kyoiku is a joke.

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Posted in: Some cling to landlines, but cell-only homes now dominate See in context

"We never use the landline, and the only calls I get on it are from someone looking to sell me something,"

That sounds like the perfect case to get rid of your landline.

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Posted in: Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing See in context

An airliner built in China? What could go wrong?

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Posted in: Okayama Prefecture’s bubbly message to drivers who refuse to use their turn signals See in context

Do they make bubble wrap for people's feelings too? People tend to get their feeling hurst faster than anything else.

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Posted in: Theme park offering fake thugs you can 'beat up' to impress your girlfriend See in context

What could go wrong?

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Posted in: 6-year-old boy hit and killed by car in Tokyo's Machida area See in context

Yes, the kid was being a 6 year old, but it doesn't mean the driver is necessarily at fault.

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Posted in: Google Docs warns customers about spam with malicious links See in context

I use Google Docs extensively, but have yet to see this particular spam. It tries to get you to enter your credentials?

When in doubt, use an alternative browser with no login credentials. Any shared Google Doc will either be a link open to anyone - so the link will work without needing to login, and anything shared specifically to you, will show up automatically in your Google Drive.

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