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Posted in: Abe explains choice of Reiwa for next era name See in context

Lay wah

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Posted in: Kono suggests need to end reversal of Japanese names in English See in context

The modern way of writing and saying J names in English is a journalism convention dictated by western English editors at Reuters and AP. Even AFP. Has nothing to do with J pride or Western prejudice. In English newspapers and websites he is Haruki Murakami, and Mr murakami not Mr haruki. So blame the editors and style guides at English language newspapers and websites, Japan times, Taipei times, New York Times , Reuters afp dpa, daily yomiuri, guardian, etc

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Posted in: Abe explains choice of Reiwa for next era name See in context

Actual pronunciation is lei wah, lay wah, not Ray wah. Japanese say the r sound as l sound. Love is rub. ramen is lamen. Ask any Japanese person. The new era name is said as lay wah, but written sadly as rei wa. Wrong. Write it and say it as lay wah. I dare anyone to disagree with me.

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Posted in: New Japan era name a boon for Australian property website See in context

The actual pronunciation in Japanese is not Rei-Wa but rather Lei-Wah or lay-wah. Just as ramen is actual said as lamen. So it's lei wa. I dare anyone to disagree with me. Ask any Japanese person. They will tell you. Listen to how Nhk reporters say the the new era name on tv.

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Posted in: U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka gets hero's welcome in Japan See in context

And don't forget, Haitians are also very delighted to see Naomi in the spotlight, as the daughter of a Haitian man. So it's a win win win for everyone. Japanese can be proud of her. Haitians can be proud of her. And Americans who accepted her a a three year old and helped raise her in that melting pot of a racially diverse and multiethnic stew of a society can also be proud of the way she turned out as an adult. She's an honor to all three countries. Long may she shine that infectious smile. You go, girl!

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Posted in: Serena cartoon fuels debate about 'racist' Australia See in context

Pre-justice pre/judice

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Posted in: More charges added to American man arrested over dismembered body See in context

Apologies. I was wrong. He was an American since age 9 coming to usa with mailorder bride mom from ukraine who married texas man and did serve 11 months in USA army. So I was wrong. My apologies. I guessed wrong.

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Posted in: More charges added to American man arrested over dismembered body See in context

Toasted Heretic, no, what i meant was the Japanese media just took his passport name which the cops fed to the media, and becos his passport was USA issued, the J media assumed he was an American, so all the headlines worldwide blared American tourist in Japan kills woman" -- but in fact he was born in Easterm Europe and son of Ukraine mom and Bulgarian dad, so his real personality and EQ is eastern European and not American. Big differemce. if you dont see that..... well what can i say?

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Posted in: More charges added to American man arrested over dismembered body See in context

The bloke was an American by visa, not by nationality. See the update here - http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/long-island-man-cuffed-japanese-woman-murder-dismemberment-article-1.3844847 His stepfather said he was a weird kid. His dad was Bulgarian doctor. His mom Ukraine woman. He was not an American as I said earlier. Read this. A whole new ballgame.

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Posted in: Missing woman probe leads to more severed body parts being found in Kyoto, Osaka See in context

American man with long Russian name. Background check please. Russian immigrant carrying USA passport!

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Posted in: Silicone Sally: Japanese men find true love with sex dolls See in context

I'm late to this article chat but isn't anyone here aware that this is an afp news agency fake pretend article written by a UK tabloid reporter who knows how to tell a tall tale. Most of this article is fake news.

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Posted in: Roppongi's 'kebab war' leads to arrest under little-used statute See in context

What has happened to Japan? 25 years I arrived there, nothing like this. Then it was Iranians selling fake counterfeit stolen whatever phone cards. I guess smartphones stopped that. What a mess.

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Posted in: Trump denounced after insulting tweet about woman TV host See in context

Relax. It's gonna be July 1, 2017 A.D. -- Anno Donaldo -- soon. 8 years is not such a long time. Peace.

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Posted in: 50 rescued from human traffickers in Japan in 2016 See in context

All hookers are unhappy. It is not a pleasant business. But it's a worldwide phenomenon, and it's men who create the demand. Get rid of all men, problem solved.

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Posted in: Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today See in context

British slang? Tabs means cigarettes.

British slang? Tabs means cigarettes? Fags?

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

Dylan didn't ask for any money. Stop blaming him.

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Posted in: Tokyo police urge go-kart tour companies to improve safety measures See in context

Just a matter of time. This is a bad idea.

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Posted in: Fuji TV starts 'Kintame English' on YouTube channel See in context

E cup sexist crap? Next program will mention size of producer's enormous penis? Boo Fuji TV.

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Posted in: Japanese essayist, TV newscaster Sawako Agawa announces first marriage at 63 See in context

Bravo to both of them. She looks 43 in photo. Good genes.

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Posted in: Princess Mako to get engaged See in context

Both are 25. Could spell trouble 20 years down the line. She might outgrow him or he might outgrow her. Then again this might be fate calling. Whatever, its good to see young people in love. Long live. Long love.

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Posted in: Accused groper hit, killed by train after jumping onto tracks See in context

Another winner of the Darwin awards. He will not be missed.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor frustrated with U.S. bases on 45th reversion anniversary See in context

Okinawa actually belongs to Taiwan.

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Posted in: Japanese schoolgirls in sailor suit uniforms demonstrate 82 sumo techniques See in context

This is lolita porn, no? Inexcusable in a country where young girls and women are taken advantage sexually, no?

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Posted in: Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the biggest star of all See in context

This is a total scam. Google it. The stars are ordered by the stars or their studios two years in advance to coincide with a new movie or book or CD and the stars are paid for in advance at $30k per star. It is a PR scam. It is not an award or an honor. Google this info to see the truth. Paid for PR, people. Great marketing gimmick. Tax write off for studios, we the public pay for this scam via higher ticket prices. And even the celebrities go along with this charade in their "acceptance" speeches on video. This scam must stop.

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Posted in: Gov't names and shames 'black' companies violating labor laws See in context

Was the word "black" used in English news since that gives a possible silly but possible racist tone to the concept? What was word used in nihongo? Of we do say a business is in the red or in the black. True. So just curious what nihongo term was in news in j newspapers. PC or not, just curious. Paint it black. Blackout. Blacklisted.

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

I love it. I don't understand all the carping and negativity here. It's a very nice design. Quitcherbellyaching!

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Posted in: Not what he expected See in context

Takeshi is half-Taiwanese, half-Japanese.

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Posted in: Japan-led ADB sees no need to compete with China's AIIB See in context

Two people I used to work with at expat newspapers in Tokyo and Taipei now work in the PR offices of the ADB in Manila, Andrew Perrin from Australia and Geoffrey Dwyer from the UK.

Taiwan has been invited by China to join the AIDB but under the fake name of "Chinese Taipei Province of China" but Taiwan says it will only join under the name of Taiwan (ROC). China refuses to accept that name for Taiwan and therefore Taiwan is not going to dine with the Communists of the PRC.

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Posted in: Taiji town holds memorial service for dolphins See in context

I ate whale meat in Alaska with an Inuit family, and in Tokyo and enjoyed the taste. Ate dolphin stew in Taiwan and delicious. However, never again.

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Posted in: JR East luxury sleeper train makes debut See in context

This reminds of the train in the Korean movie "Snowpiercer" with the rich in the front cars and the proles in the rear cars fighting to oust their oppressors.

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