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Posted in: As seen in the world of baseball, cheer squads have been essential to the development of the modern sports culture in Japan. See in context

complete and utter nonsense spouted by a complete and utter moron. he clings to his idealized notion of cheerleaders, whilst modern society renounces the very idea of them.

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Posted in: Japanese kids develop unconscious gender biases at young age: study See in context

relax people. humans are still new to all this. another few thousand years and we will start progressing. don't force it, it cannot be hurried.

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing jewelry store while heading to work See in context

on his way to work? where does he work, idiotland?

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Posted in: Man arrested for fatally stabbing ramen restaurant manager See in context

speed i know it is totally weird, but fatally stabbing someone is a crime here in japan, so he was arrested.


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Posted in: Teacher arrested for upskirt filming admits having done it on at least 150 occasions: police See in context

wayan UbudToday  03:28 pm JST

This up skirt habit seems to be quite a popular pastime here in Japan. Cant these guys find something better to do?

what could be better?

these guys have nothing but this.

there's nothing "better".

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Posted in: Child welfare worker fined for indecent behavior with junior high school girl See in context

pfffft. noboby wonders how it came to light? nobody thinks a girl in this situation might set up a guy and then report? morons, the lot of you. welcome to the real japan.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

agree with ricky. i admit, at about the 10 years mark, i was getting tired of these questions every day, but fortunately i realised it was just something i had to live with and learn to enjoy. this woman needs to find a way to deal with it....and that card sure as hell ain't it.

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Posted in: Kiyoshi Hikawa records a winning rendition of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' See in context

oh dear god. that sounds bloody awful. not even charlie sheen would say this was a winning version.

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Posted in: Exploring Miyazaki Prefecture: The beauty of Takachiho Gorge See in context

used to live near there, very pretty place. the kagura in takaharu town in pretty big too. also quite nearby is ebino kougen (where the james bond movie was shot) which is lovely volcanic area. it can be a hairy drive up there for less than confident drivers though, with narrow winding roads and local cars and tour buses zooming around.

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Posted in: 67-year-old man fatally beaten after calling police to report intruder in house See in context

there is simply no way they can catch this murderer. he was wearing a surgical mask, rendering him completely anonymous in japan for perpetuity.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri indicted on drug possession charges See in context

and anything she says from the day of arrest forward is scripted by her counsel, so you can read between the lines there.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri indicted on drug possession charges See in context

yes! japan is awesome! destroy a person's character for a minor disdemeanour. but ony if they don't have political influence. if they do, then everything is fine.

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Posted in: High school student 'forced' to quit school sues Kumamoto Prefecture for a single yen See in context

i can't help but admire this poor, deluded fellow, but he may as well sue the culture of japan for its dysfunctional, archaic attempts at controlling its citizens. not only will he get no support from the law, but the vast majority of citizens are indoctrinated and will fail to understand the importance of this......assuming the media give it any airtime at all.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN idol gets suspended term for marijuana possession See in context

daxy did you really say meth is not physically addictive? jeesh. where on earth do you live?

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Posted in: Kawasaki takes steps to lower language barrier for foreign kids in school See in context

there should be NO bloody barrier. I teach in Australia and kids come here every day from all over the world, with next to no English, join their local school and in a few years, they are fluent. and i don't mean playground fluent, i mean reaching the level of writing formal essays. give kids a chance!

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Posted in: Air Canada passenger falls asleep on plane, wakes up alone See in context

i guarantee i would have tried to fly that plane.

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Posted in: Do you think a protest rally similar in scale to what happened in Hong Kong could ever happen in Japan? See in context

fiery rei

where were these demonstrations? i didn't see or even hear of any. do you really think the japanese care if our cards says "alien" or if we have a juminhyo? no, they don't. they don't even know of these things. but keep on dreaming.

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Posted in: Do you think a protest rally similar in scale to what happened in Hong Kong could ever happen in Japan? See in context

william, i love your confidence but no, the japanese will NEVER rise, or even question authority. not too long ago, they gladly committed suicide for the emperor. now, it's just a different master and a different form of subservience.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian baffles, amazes judges on 'America’s Got Talent' with weird dance, Japanese humor See in context

when mojimoji-kun is the peak of comedy in a country, it's fair to say the cupboard is bare.

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Posted in: Transparent soy sauce creates different culinary experience See in context

geesh, they are price gouging the hell out of the foreign market. 540円 becomes 1200円.

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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

does this peanut not realise that the reason we switched the names over ages ago was to help non-japanese identify which is the given and which is the surname? his idea will only serve to confuse people for years to come.

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Posted in: Tokyo court orders car owner to pay NHK fee See in context


no, it's the monthly bill, accumulating over many years of not being paid.

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Posted in: Tokyo court orders car owner to pay NHK fee See in context

i stupidly paid this for the first few years, then after a while i stopped and enjoyed watching my bill increase each time the guy came calling in the vain hope of collecting. it was about 200000円 last i remember.

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Posted in: Tokyo taxi firm actively recruiting foreign drivers See in context

kevin i suspect that would be to ensure the driver's japanese-ness. the assumptions of course, is that japanese-ness relates to reliability, knowledge, etc. etc.

but a working visa and an arbitrary time in japan (eg. 10 years) should suffice, i reckon.

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Posted in: Australian rugby boss says Japan must prepare for a different kind of fan See in context

she sounds so arrogant. maybe this woman could come teach English here too and solve the country's problems during her year here.

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Posted in: People love coffee and beer for the buzz, not the taste: study See in context

i like coffee enough to drink the non caffeinated variety at times, but i sure as hell don't choose to drink no alcohol beer.

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Posted in: 'Gyo-jo' reflect gyoza's popularity among young females See in context

pot stickers????

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Posted in: Knives found near Prince Hisahito's desk at Tokyo school See in context

"It is difficult for an outsider to freely enter the campus," 

bwaa haa haaa, s/he is living in dream land. our society is based entirely on people doing the right thing. if i decided i was walking into any establishment tomorrow, i could walk in, without question.

i suspect this zealot had an inside word. knowing when to enter and which room to go to suggests so.

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Posted in: Nostalgia, excitement as Japan awaits new imperial era name See in context

this simply isn't possible, is it? it is basic common knowledge. my 8 year old daughter knows what Heisei year it is.

 Lived here for 25 years and still never met a Japanese person who know what Heisei year it is without checking on their phone.

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Posted in: Nostalgia, excitement as Japan awaits new imperial era name See in context

i'll be clicking refresh every minute!

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