DannytheGaijin comments

Posted in: Do you think Japan's military (Self-Defense Forces), which have not taken part in actual combat abroad since World War II, can protect Japan from an attack by a foreign power, or mount an operation in See in context

I'm sure they could protect Japan if there was an attack, but I have doubts about overseas combat.

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Posted in: Japan's first 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners See in context

This doesn't sound very sanitary at all.

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Posted in: Should the parents of the 7-year-old boy who spent six days in a Hokkaido mountain forest after being forced out of the family car for misbehaving, face some sort of criminal charges? See in context

Of course! They left their kid in a bear-infested area. What if he had been mauled to death? Would you still be saying the parents shouldn't face repercussions?

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Posted in: New hires shock Internet with their sameness See in context

I swear at first I thought this was a factory line of newly automatons.

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Posted in: After 5 days, no clues to missing boy's fate in Hokkaido See in context

This is fishy. I'm skeptical of the parents' story and I'm about 50% sure they killed the boy and came up with a cockamamy alibi to absolve themselves of the blame. Consider this, If they drove off why would the boy wonder off into the surrounding area if they didn't leave the area for very long? If I was his age, I'd be bawling my eyes out, chasing after the car. Things just aren't adding up. It could be my natural skepticism or perhaps I've been watching Detective Conan for too long. We'll see.

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Posted in: Suntory to sell subsidiary First-Kitchen to Wendy's Japan See in context

Good ol' ファッキン. Always filled me food as well as laughs.

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Posted in: Group of lawmakers urge Abe to stick with sales tax hike See in context

Of course this is coming from the LDP elites. They know a 10% sales hike wouldn't affect them in the slightest because they're the modern day aristocracy. Might as well tell poor Japanese families to eat cake.

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Posted in: Putin expected to visit Japan at year-end See in context

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. Be very skeptical, Abe.

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Posted in: So sorry See in context

Sorry we got caught. We'll probably do it again, but next time, we'll cover our tracks better. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Posted in: Philippines' Duterte to visit pope and apologise for calling him 'son of a whore' See in context

Stay classy

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Posted in: 25 ways Japanese politeness can get on the nerves of Japanese people See in context

Number 21 most definitely, I never felt such social pressure to purchase お土産 before coming to Japan. It eventually becomes like muscle memory when you travel.

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Posted in: Trump, Clinton move closer to election showdown See in context

This is a monumental election. This is probably the first time in recent years where both fronrunners are hated by their respected parties. Personally, I won't vote for either. I don't believe in choosing the lesser of two evils. Clinton, a neoliberal corporate shill who is so sketchy that scandal might as well be her middle name, or Trump, an authoritarian goofball with no solid policy position besides building a wall and practically perfecting Muslims. No siree bob. I'll be writing in a name on my ballot.

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Posted in: Sorry about that See in context

I'm starting to equate the 最敬礼 with crocodile tears. We know that you're only sorry you got caught.

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Posted in: Afternoon prayer See in context

I personally would never go there but I completely understand why relatives of those enshrined there would visit.

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Posted in: Plans for daycare center scrapped after residents complain of possible noise See in context

You can't have your cake and eat it too. Do these people think that quiet construction is a thing?

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Posted in: BOJ likely to debate possibility of easing in April See in context

"BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has insisted that Japan’s economic recovery remains intact"

Who is he trying to fool? Who me? Couldn't be.

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Posted in: China limits coverage of 'Panama Papers' tax haven revelations See in context

It's not like China's political elite would be prosecuted anyway. Xi's anti-corruption campaign is really more of a revenge purging of the remnants of undesirables and Jiang Zemin supporters. Corruption is ingrained in the political landscape.

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Posted in: Man, under arrest for eating without paying, dies in detention See in context

He died for a 500 yen bill ($4.50 USD to put it in perspective). The police themselves should be charged with gross negligence. They could've let him work his bill off in the restaurant, but no, they figured that locking him up was the sensible thing to do.

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Posted in: Abe's advisers to propose income tax cuts to spur consumption See in context

Any increase in spending will be marginal at best. People will save their extra income because they are afraid to spend. The Abe administration is driving blind and the economy is becoming increasingly volatile. The only ones to gain from this are the wealthy.

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Posted in: Tokyo police release PR video in English to assure foreign visitors Japan is safe See in context

It felt like more of a high stakes cop drama than an informative video. It's good either way.

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Posted in: Abe suspends work on U.S. base relocation on Okinawa See in context

Shinzo Abe: the epitome of Machiavellianism. Just you wait-- as soon as the elections are over he'll steam right ahead with the project.

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Posted in: Japan's inflation falls back to zero in January See in context

Nooo! Abenomics is an abysmal failure you say? (sarcasm, of course). How many arrows is he going to fire? 84?

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Posted in: Japan slips back to deficit as exports tumble 13% See in context

The best way to describe Abe's attitude towards the economy is the escalation of commitment. Abenomics is clearly a bust but he continually insists that it's the best thing to happen to the Japanese economy since sliced bread (or the invention of cup ramen).

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Posted in: What do you think of taxis in Japan? See in context

They're very clean and comfortable but expensive.

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Posted in: Abenomics on the ropes as yen soars, markets plunge See in context

Walking into a store, you'd swear the only people actually buying stuff are tourists. If anything, the lack of consumer confidence has nowhere to go but down.

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Posted in: Japan stocks close higher after BOJ move See in context

I woke up this morning wondering why the USD/JPY jumped from ¥118 to 121 overnight. Kuroda-san is running out of tricks to pull out of that hat of his. Abenomics. isn't. working!

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Posted in: Amari resigns, but denies taking bribes; Ishihara named successor See in context

"Less than 90 minutes after Amari announced his resignation, Abe named Ishihara as his replacement and stressed that reforms would continue."

Two things I take away from this statement.

He definitely took those bribes Abe knew that he took the bribes.

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Posted in: Abe faces make-or-break test three years after taking office See in context

"Abe's great advantage is that voters think there is no better alternative."

I've been saying this for quite some time now. Even my Japanese friends have contended that Abe was their default choice because those in the opposition are too effete to pose a challenge. It's like picking which bullet to shoot yourself in the foot with.

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Posted in: Japan slips back into recession in July-Sept quarter See in context

These Abenomics arrows keep missing their mark and hitting Abe in the foot.

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Posted in: Thaw in relations See in context

One of the most awkward photos I've seen a group of politicians take.

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