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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

zichi

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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Posted in: Nightclub worker found dead at home; 3 arrested See in context

"When he returned to the apartment Saturday night, he noticed his friend’s condition had deteriorated".

Well yes, seeing as he is dead.

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Posted in: Trans debate rages around the world, pitting LGBT+ community against itself See in context

i admit to a chuckle.

"Unfortunately some parts of the LGBT+ community are not coming together," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Posted in: Teenager ashamed of given name 'Prince' adopts traditional one See in context

Joe Blow; thanks for the LOL.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor criticized for putting her hands in pockets during Tokyo Marathon ceremony See in context

i wouldn't put my hands in my pockets in that situation and i don't think it's too much to expect a dignitary not to either. yes, it's a tiny thing, but it is bad manners, plain and simple.

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Posted in: Keith Flint, singer of electronic band The Prodigy, dies at 49 See in context

apparently he was distraught after his marriage to dj mayumi kai dissolved. bloody sad.

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Posted in: Osaka splits with coach Bajin See in context

i guarantee this was an issue of the heart. either naomi fell for the coach, they had a fling, or something. much too sudden and now naomi is capitulating on court and emotional off court.

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Posted in: Man charged with murder of female student See in context

apparently these 2 were gamers, one of those "start with 100 people and kill each other" type games, and she went there because she had been promised cash for helping the guy online. when she got there. he didn't pay the money and she had no cash for the return trip, so she started asking people for money.

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Posted in: 6 found dead in house in Miyazaki Pref; 7th body found under bridge See in context

i used to live near there. not much happens, so this will be the subject of gossip for years. i just hope there aren't any surviving relatives don't live nearby.

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Posted in: Japanese ships leave for 'research whaling' in Antarctic Ocean See in context

quercetum hahaha, haven't been here long, have you? fyi, honestly means next to nothing to the japanese, there are far more important thing to worry about.

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Posted in: Man gets life for killing Japanese woman in Canada See in context

did he say he was drunk and didn't remember?

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Posted in: British woman sues Japanese university over power harassment See in context

does this woman know she is in japan?

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Posted in: Do you think ordinances designed to restrict hate speech and eliminate discrimination infringe on freedom of speech? See in context

laws absolutely infringe on free speech. as soon as a govt makes it illegal to say something, you are not free and there potential for misuse of the law. education and information should shape our society, not laws that ultimately protect only the people with power. but amazingly i know many people who seem willing to throw freedom away and acquiesce each time freedom is eroded further.

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