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Posted in: Ichiro walks off into history in 'sayonara' at Tokyo Dome See in context

I am happy to see how dignifies he was in announcing his retirement. At the press conference you could tell he was emotional about his career, but he held it together. Seems like so long ago (and it is) that he was in an Prix uniform.

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Posted in: American man arrested over murder of wife at Tokyo Family Court See in context

I see a few commenters on here saying words to the effect of “if he could do this he was obviously unfit to be with her, and that she was right to remove the child“. You are obviously people that are not aware of what it is like for fathers going through divorce, especially foreign fathers, in Japan. I am not making excuses for what he did, but I can understand his motivation. Desperate times can drive people to do desperate things. It can cause them to not be in control their emotions. Maybe he was “mentally unstable“ as the deceased said he was.

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Posted in: Olympic superfan Yamada dies with Tokyo 2020 dream unfulfilled See in context

So happy I could have my picture taken with this man many years ago (at Akebono's intai-zumo).

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Posted in: In success for 'Captain Marvel,' a defeat for trolls See in context

who saw it coming how Fury really lost his eye!

I'm not quite sure how to feel about that. It's kind of lame, but then again I like the expectation subversion.

The de-aging effects keep getting better and better. Russel, Douglas, Pfeiffer, and now Jackson. Absolutely remarkable.

The score was forgettable. As for the 90s pop song they used for the final fight . . .unimaginative.

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Posted in: In success for 'Captain Marvel,' a defeat for trolls See in context

I saw this last Saturday, and while I did not hate the movie (parts of it were tremendous fun) I did not love it. This movie ranks with Black Panther in that I liked it when I saw it, but I cannot see myself watching it again (unless it's on BluRay in preparation for Endgame). Captain Marvel is directed by two people, and the movie feels like it. Some might point out the three MCU movies directed by the Russo brothers, but being brothers they are likely on the same wavelength most of the time.

I did not really feel a "feminist agenda" (whatever that may be). They simply portray Danvers as a strong person, not so much a strong woman. As for people going to see this, even the evil white males comic fans, I suspect many of them went hoping for some clue as to what might happen in Endgame.

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Posted in: How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life See in context

And the whole Stanley Kubrick association?

There was none. It was impossible to fake the landings back then given the film technology of the day.

Even our Jaxa (Japanese equivalent of Nasa) would not plan for a manned moon mission, why? Russians also till now have not set foot on the moon, so it is nothing about Nasa per se, but other nations have dared not tried, yet there money and technology is a different story today than in the 60s.

In 1969 a single Saturn V cost $325 million. That would be about $2.5 billion today. In 1973 NASA reported to Congress that the entire Apollo program cost $25.4 billion. That is about $175 billion today

the questions on youtube about why the landing pads are very clean and no debris or anything? did Buzz have a vaccum cleanr or a broom to sweep it away? that part confuses me and as I stated I do believe it did happen, but those dang conspiracy theorists makes you think about those details a tad bit.

They conspiracy types do indeed raise questions. However those questions are easily answered. As for the landing area being clean remember that there is no atmosphere on the moon. Dust will not be blown around in the wind.

Accusing people of being a 'conspiracy theorist' is a cheap way of shutting down any form of questioning or debate while pretending to have all the answers. The posters above are right to ask the questions about this. It's called critical thinking.

Critical thinking would not dismiss the readily available answers to all the CTs questions. Critical thinkers would not instantly dismiss said answers. A cheap way of shutting down someone's argument is to call them a sheep.

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Posted in: Ghosn posts ¥1 billion bail; released after 108 days in detention See in context

I like how the press was separated from Ghosn. Usually when a famous person is released from detention they appear in front of the press to make their Humiliating Public Apology; "I am sorry for causing trouble." They could not have Carlos speak.

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Posted in: Patriots out-muscle Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever See in context

And with this win the entire city of New Orleans is smiling.

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Posted in: 'Black Panther' wins top honor at SAG Awards; 'Maisel' soars See in context

Black Panther, whilst not as bad as Thor: Dark World, or IM3, is so so at best.

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Posted in: Arashi's decision to suspend activities at end of 2020 shakes fans See in context

Here I am thinking "Ono is the leader?" I always thought it was Sakurai.

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Posted in: Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closing in on world No. 1 ranking See in context

Love that look on her face.

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Posted in: Tokyo court denies Ghosn's latest bail request See in context

They really don.t want him talking to anyone..

Every sensible on here knows that. Apparently there are some that believe Ghosn committed a serious crime, and that he is a flight risk, and that he will attempt to bribe his way to innocence.

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Posted in: Tokyo court denies Ghosn's latest bail request See in context

Ghosn being locked up in his cell is the only one guarantee he will not leave the country, plain and simple.

Incorrect. Ghosn being locked up in his cell indefinitely increases the chance for the prosecution to get a confession. That is the only tool they have in the box.

guards checking on you every 10min

Someone has to yell at him to sit up straight in the middle of his cell.

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Posted in: Daryl Dragon, of 'The Captain and Tennille,' dead at 76 See in context

Mean Gene Okerlund, Super Dave Osborne, and now Daryl Dragon gone in one day. :(

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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn raises speculation over coup by Nissan See in context

I still wonder how the foreign born, no Japanese speaking or writing CEO of Nissan could do all this evil financial manipulation all by himself, and totally without any Japanese person being involved.

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Posted in: 'Black Panther' poised to become an Oscars heavyweight See in context

This movie is barely above the halfway point in the MCU. There are several MCU that are way better than Black Panther; Ragnarok, Spider Man: Homecoming, and the best of the MCU - Winter Soldier. BP was mediocre at best.

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Posted in: Ren (蓮) and Yuzuki (結月) ranked as most popular baby names of 2018 See in context

I like the kanji for Ren, but I could never have named my sons that. It would not go well with my one-syllable last name that begins with the same letter.

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Posted in: Ghosn's arrest casts doubt on Renault-Nissan alliance future See in context

Guilty until proven guilty. Without a shred of evidence yet presented. Sad.

Forget it, Jake. It's Chin-----I mean it's Japan.

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Posted in: Teenage driver survives spectacular crash at F3 Macau GP See in context

having a teenage driver was a bad idea.

Max Crashtappen might have something to say about that.

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Posted in: Teenage driver survives spectacular crash at F3 Macau GP See in context

I am surprised she survived the crash. It looks horrible. Really do wonder why they still have races in Macau. The street are far too small for safe racing.

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Posted in: Yokozuna Kisenosato pulls out of tournament after 4th successive loss See in context

Wakanohana, even when faced with make-koshi, still competed. Granted, he was just as terrible a Yokozuna as Kisenosato presently is, but he at least faced his shame head on.

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Posted in: Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna wins NL honor See in context

Do we accept the level of Japanese Baseball as that of MLB?

They do when it comes to counting Ichiro's hits.

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Posted in: Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna wins NL honor See in context

Otani is great, no doubt, but rookie of the year? Whilst his play was the best of first year MLB in the American League I would hardly call him a rookie. The man had years of development and experience in NPB. It's the same crap as when Nomo won it over Chipper Jones. Of course Japan media will be all over this. In doing so they are admitting to NPB being a minor league.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor, in New York, calls opposition to base relocation people's will See in context

I am willing to bet the governor does not live in Ginowan.

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Posted in: 'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce See in context

Duludubi Star; an almost exact shot for shot, level by level copy of Super Mario Galaxy

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Posted in: Hawks win 2nd straight Japan Series See in context

The Hawks dominance has come a bit boring, but I do love seeing a team win a championship in the stadium of the team they are playing.

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Posted in: JAL pilot, arrested in London before flight to Tokyo, admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit See in context

Ten times? Wow. Go big or go home.

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Posted in: Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea See in context

A brand new plane like this in the hands of a capable pilot shouldn't just fall out of the sky.

Why not?

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Posted in: Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea See in context

how much maintenance does one need on such a new plane?

Maintenance is more than just fixing problems. There are several tasks involved with daily upkeep. Having said that, though, does not mean that this aircraft could not have had a problem. In my own work I have had problems with new aircraft.

suggesting it crashed simply because it's based in Indonesia seems kind of harsh, especially when you don't have any facts to back it up.

No facts except a notoriously bad safety record for aviation in Indonesia, and specifically with the air line in question.

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Posted in: Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea See in context

Pilot and copilot with a combined 11,000 hrs flight experience but how many hours in the 737-MAX 8 which the company just got in mid August?

The thrust line has changed from the NG to the MAX as a result of having to move the engines forward and up to accommodate the larger fan diameter. Handling differences have been tuned out by Boeing in the flight control system to make the MAX feel like the NG. This was done so both aircraft (and therefore pilots) could be certified under the same type certificate.

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