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Posted in: Japanese World Cup visitors warned about crimes in Brazil See in context

When I saw how all those Brazilians acted at the beach in Mie last Obon, that was warning enough for me!

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Posted in: U.S. steps up pressure on Japan to make good on trade promises See in context

fair trade and Levis. Has anyone noticed that US retailers are no longer allowed to ship Levis to Japan? This all started last summer I believe. I used to order from JCPenneys or other retailers. While these retailers ship to Uganda and Kazakstan, they are no longer allowed to ship to Japan (although it is the third largest economy on earth). Now our choices are either inferior japanese jeans or pay 14000 yen for a pair of Levis. Talk about unfair. Why is this and who do I lobby?

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Posted in: U.S. farmers, food interests unite against GMO labeling See in context

Genetic modifications allow for bigger, faster, more robust harvests whether livestock, grains or produce. ie more profits for farmers and food industry. By not labeling they avoid any threats to consumer demand. They want their cake and eat it too. Label the product!

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Posted in: Tanaka says he wants to pursue career in MLB See in context

One interesting fact not mentioned in the article. I read that of the 12 "japan league" teams all voted FOR the new agreement with the exception of the eagles. Also, the eagles are the only team with a player wanting to post. Seems to me the other teams in the japan league didnt want the eagles to reap a huge posting fee.

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Posted in: Lawmaker who gave letter to emperor receives death threat See in context

Don't have to be a "Japanese National" to agree with Probie. His / Her point is very well taken. Yamamoto's intent WAS NOT to inform the emperor. The symbolic figurehead deserves protocol. Lots of angry peasants here.

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Posted in: 'Lighten up,' French magazine tells Japan after Fukushima cartoon complaint See in context

If "These kinds of satirical pictures hurt the victims of the disaster,” then WHY bring it to their attention? I'm pretty sure that 99.9% of Fukushima victims don't read the French satirical Le Canard Enchaine. For the French that do, a harmless chuckle.

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Posted in: Korean campaigns for removal of Japanese flag from French stores See in context

There is a place in Kyoto misnamed Mimizuka (mound of ears) where is buried the salt pickled noses of 38,700 Koreans and Chinese from the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1598. They were shipped back to Japan by the barrels and eventually buried there. We never hear mention of this. Lets hope there is a good chance we wont have to hear about the former either in another 500 years.

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Posted in: Heavy rain continues in western Japan as typhoon weakens See in context

I can hear my tomatoes, cucumbers and corn wailing もいい! It was nice for a day and a half but three days straight here in Nara. I've had enough.

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Posted in: Darvish wins 5th straight decision after 8-inning duel See in context

Dont bet against the Rangers this year. They have not yet begun to ......

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Posted in: Kyocera ceramic knife shipments exceed 10 million See in context

Interesting. I have a ceramic sharpener I picked up at that north lander store. Could I use it on the ceramic blades? Any physics fiends out there?

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Posted in: Darvish loses perfect game with 2 outs in 9th See in context

I got a little feeling that this experience will light a cold hardened fire up under his young mature posterior. Just could be that this coming up short could change some attitudes on the whole team even. Go Yu, Go Rangers.

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Posted in: Man stabs neighbor in leg, slashes face over noise dispute See in context

Right on Ryukyu, Its gonna finally be quiet around their apartments for a while anyway.

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Posted in: U.S. court calls Sea Shepherd modern-day pirates See in context

Sorry, that is to say: @dmsjin

arrestpaul ... perhaps the vast majority of 'your world' doesn't really care about whales, but the vast majority of the 'rest of the world' arguably does. otherwise there wouldn't be all this 'blathering'. - See more at: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/u-s-court-calls-sea-shepherd-modern-day-pirates#sthash.o5GqdEZw.dpuf

All the blathering isn't over whales. It is over a bunch of radical, hooligan goons who are not content in keeping their high minded ideals to themselves. - See more at: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/u-s-court-calls-sea-shepherd-modern-day-pirates#sthash.o5GqdEZw.dpuf

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Posted in: U.S. court calls Sea Shepherd modern-day pirates See in context

@dmsjin

arrestpaul ... perhaps the vast majority of 'your world' doesn't really care about whales, but the vast majority of the 'rest of the world' arguably does. otherwise there wouldn't be all this 'blathering'. All the blathering isn't over whales. It is over a bunch of radical, hooligan goons who are not content in keeping their high minded ideals to themselves.

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Posted in: Bruce Willis says he's against new gun controls See in context

That Dufus! I hope he accidentally blasts a hole in his viagra vault.

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Posted in: Osaka City official arrested for allegedly punching out register’s LCD display See in context

"one mighty touch" Nice to come across a little poetry in the daily news. I laughed out loud.

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Posted in: In Japan, women, not men, throng stores to buy Valentine's chocolates See in context

Hate to be a downer but in my opinion the whole white day thing was created because of the coddled males of Japanese society. God forbid a man should lose face by embarrassing himself and revealing his intentions to an uninterested, unappreciative female. God how embarrassing! With the advent of white day, males just lay low and reciprocate after being propositioned.

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Posted in: Sea Shepherd defiant over U.S. court order to stay away from Japanese whalers See in context

Sea Shamford. Stick a harpoon in em. They're done.

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Posted in: Man with stolen German passport escapes from Haneda airport security See in context

@prinzjay I'm your exception. I've overstayed my visa TWICE in the past ten years. The first time I got a stern talking to. The second time I had to jump through some hoops. Call me a dope but I was never incarcerated, arrested, threatened or even slightly disrespected. But then again, I was never arrest for assault. I think THAT is what is confusing you and getting you handcuffed and locked up with foreign nationals.

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Posted in: Anne Watanabe to star in NHK's new morning drama See in context

Relax jo jo. This aint about you.

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Posted in: Ishihara formally launches new Party of the Sun See in context

I understand that these right wing nationalist ideals are recently popular among populace. There are many, many things I admire and respect about Japan and her people. Sorting things out rationally is no where on the list.

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Posted in: Hashimoto says he will no longer answer questions from Asahi reporters See in context

Now if all the other newspapers would piss off the delusional goofball maybe we wouldn't have to hear about his psycho-chest pounding.

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Posted in: Gymnastics gold medalist Uchimura spooked by 'stalker' See in context

What rikyvee said! This story is so hilarious in more ways than one. The more that Japanese men act like women, the more they become women. Wow, BIG BAD SCHOOL GIRL GONNA GETCHYA!!!! (bikurishita!)

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Posted in: Toyota Japan’s sexy new topless ad featuring transgender model shocks viewers See in context

There is everyday gross, then there is the super exceedingly gross. Personally this qualifies as the latter.

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Posted in: Casio signs Korean group Girls' Generation for Baby-G watch ad campaign See in context

May sound insane, but I'm just CRAZY about the tall one with the super skinny legs.

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Posted in: 74 people visit eye clinics after observing eclipse See in context

Sing it! Sunny, thank you for the burn hole in the back of my eye.... Sunny, thank you for the six hours of lost wages.... Sunny, one so INTENSE, I love you...

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Posted in: Fukuoka mayor imposes 1-month alcohol ban for public servants See in context

Rough House Hooligans just had to go and Jack -up my Nomikai.

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