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Posted in: Sydney to kick off global New Year parties with dazzling spectacle See in context

Is this wise with the current worst ever heatwave and fire bans?

When I read this I did a double take. Then I remembered it's summer in Australia. You guys must have the best new year's parties.

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Posted in: Police ask train operators to shut some exits at Shibuya station during New Year countdown See in context

I was planning on spending New Year's in Shibuya but forget it now.

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Posted in: 2 die in accidents as heavy snow falls on northern, western Japan See in context

You shouldn't have to clear snow off your roof. Roofs are slopped so that rain and snow run off naturally. I lived in the northeast US and have never had to clear snow off my roof.

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Posted in: Oregon hotel apologizes a week after kicking out black man See in context

Why didn't he just tell them his room number? That's what I would have done and this would not have happened despite me being a minority. Some people just feel entitled and think everything is about them.

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Posted in: Truck, cars run over man lying on road in Ibaraki Pref See in context

Sounds like more of an accident than a crime. JT should have a section for accidents.

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Posted in: Man arrested for setting his house on fire See in context

A man can't set his own house on fire? What kind of world we living in?

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Posted in: Parts of China start to restrict Christmas festivities See in context

So Xi Jinping is literally the Grinch who stole Christmas?

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Posted in: Dual nationals feel cast adrift in Japan See in context

If you born in japan... u're japanese, if u born in jamaica... u're jamaican... she wasn't born in Japan. Period.

You really should think about the stuff you post. Anyone who looked at that for more than a second would know that's obviously false. Foreigners born in Japan have never been accepted as Japanese.

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Posted in: U.S. government partially shuts down in fight over Trump's border wall See in context

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll in late November, only 31 percent of those surveyed said improved border security should be one of the top three priorities for Congress.

Are these the same polls that said Trump stood no chance of winning the election? Don't trust polls. They can be easily manipulated to get the result you want. We have no idea where the poll was done and what questions were asked.

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Posted in: The Carlos Ghosn case: What next? See in context

Prosecutors are public employees while lawyers are civilians. The lawyers work for money not necessarily for human rights. It is known that many suspects got free by hiring lawyers who outsmart prosecutors not only in Japan but in U.S. as well.

It is better to let the guilty go free than to punish the innocent. Once Japan figures this out, it will truly become a 1st world country.

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Posted in: 'Maple Smoked Bacon' Cup Noodle mixes Japanese noodles with 'American' indulgence See in context

As a British person, I admit, I foolishly assumed maple smoked bacon was Canadian in nature (due to the presence of the word “maple”). Upon asking some Americans and Canadians, neither party was willing to stake sole claim on it, though people from both countries conceded that flavoring bacon with anything at all “seemed like a very American thing to do”.

@runner3 Americans did not take credit, we were given credit which we were more than willing to share with our neighbors up north.

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Posted in: Ghosn re-arrested for aggravated breach of trust See in context

The Japanese justice system is that of a 3rd world country.

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Posted in: Pentagon chief Mattis quits, citing policy differences with Trump See in context

Trump is turning out to be the best President of my life time. Not getting involved in conflicts the world over? What a novel idea. Now we can focus on fixing infrastructure and countering China. Thanks Trump!

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Posted in: Police renew appeal for help over murder of 'gyoza king,' shot dead in Kyoto in 2013 See in context

Looks like someone didn't pay their protection money.

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Posted in: Main landfill work begins at disputed U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa See in context

Bugleboy, you beat me to it. I was gonna post the same thing. I for one can't wait for the base to be finished so we can finally hear the end of this. The last bit of Hatoyama's legacy.

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Posted in: MSDF punishes senior official who paid for sex with 30 minors See in context

So he gets a paid one year vacation? Good god Japan!

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Posted in: Ghosn planned to oust CEO before his arrest: report See in context

Sounds like an episode of house of cards.

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Posted in: 'Call of nature' spurs assemblyman into driving at 169 kph See in context

This is why I don't eat spicy foods on a weekday.

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Posted in: 1 Marine killed, 5 others missing after 2 aircraft collide during mid-air refueling exercise See in context

Hope everyone is found safe.

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Posted in: Spider-Man is back on screen, but this time he's black and Latino See in context

I feel like with the current political climate, this was the wrong time to unveil this character. It's a shame because i like Miles and any other time it would have great to have a movie based on him.

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Posted in: Man pretends to visit Muji stores 5.62 million times in 6 weeks; gets arrested again See in context

There is something odd about getting arrested for abusing an app. It's not like he hacked a company server. This program clearly has holes and it should be on the company to fix that. Invalidate his points and place limits so this can't be done again.

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Posted in: U.S., China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute See in context

Winning. This is a cease fire, not a win. But trump said winning trade wars is easy - yet he’s zero for three right now.

You still haven't answered my question. What is winning a trade war if not negotiating a better deal? It's certainly not to destroy the other economy as that would hurt both sides. When the other side is willing to make concessions, you have won. This is of course assuming China will follow through. Otherwise its just stalling.

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Posted in: U.S., China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute See in context

Why is the US signing a cease-fire? I thought winning trade wars was easy?

What do you think the goal of a trade war is? It's not destroy your opponents economy. It's to reach a deal that is beneficial to your side. China just cried Uncle. Go Trump.

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Posted in: Former U.S. President George H W Bush dies at 94 See in context

He was the better Bush...

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Posted in: Japanese gov't ordered to pay damages for noise at U.S. Yokota air base See in context

This is what happens when you take peace for granted. You start to see only the cost of maintaining a military and not the benefit.

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Posted in: Kansas stops issuing license plates with offensive term for Japanese See in context

I wonder if it's just japanese americans who are offended by that term or if mainlaners are as well

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Posted in: By Valentino See in context

The sharpness of the red really contrasts with her paleness. That's not the right color her. She should be wearing lighter colors.

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Posted in: Right-wing activist arrested for attempting to free friend from jail See in context

Now he will join his friend in jail.

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Posted in: Silent plane with no moving parts makes 'historic' flight See in context

Something tells me plane tickets will not get any cheaper once this is implemented. The airlines will pocket the savings for the shareholders and customers will still pay an arm and a leg to get packed like sardines.

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Posted in: Fukushima Daiichi control room revealed 7 years after meltdowns See in context

It looks like it came straight out of the 50s...

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