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Posted in: Kanda River: Hop on a bicycle and head upstream See in context

Zenny11: It could be skin color? I'm not white, nor black (Hispanic). They say I look middle eastern but I haven't been stopped either.

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Posted in: Kanda River: Hop on a bicycle and head upstream See in context

Wow...I've never been stopped by Police before. I've been to Japan seven times now for weeks on end and so far nothing. Not to jinx it or anything!

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Posted in: Continental completes installation of new flat-bed seats on 25 aircraft See in context

Nice...for the ones who pay the thousands for this kind of amenity. The rest of us will suffer like cattle in Peasant class.

Though I admit I was once lucky enough to get a business class upgrade FREE because the check-in lady felt so SORRY for me because I wanted an upgrade but didnt have the miles. I later got the seat as I settled myself down in the plane. Yays.

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Posted in: Boy breaks into Australian zoo, feeds animals to croc See in context

What a sick little boy. Makes me really sad. They're going to sue the parents. Not sure what thier story is, but I wish the child was the one getting major punishment.

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Posted in: United drops planned meal charges on Europe flights See in context

From the airline's point of view, I realize they are in a bind with the rising fuel costs and such and they have to find ways to make up for that lost revenue.

However, cutting essential services like hot meals is further turning away the customer from the airlines.

Personally, I've found no problems with United airlines (I've used them for Japan as they're the only ones close to home that fly into Osaka Kansai). Then again I have mileage plus and I get to sit economy plus and sometimes business when there's seats available.

Meals aren't the greatest; I'd say they're about the same level as microwavable TV dinners, but food is food and if you're hungry you'll eat it (or bring your own snacks or eat beforehand).

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Posted in: Obama accuses Republican rivals of dishonesty See in context

Wow, so many people have already decided the outcome of the election and we're still months away...

McCain has secured all the American votes? Huh. Not mine. And a lot of other people apparently.

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Posted in: U.S. public divided on in-flight cell phone use See in context

888naff, go figure stereotyping the Americans as loud and the Japan as a more respectful culture. Sorry but i've seen a lot of J-teens gabbing on the phone at full blast, even in trains in Tokyo.

Anyway, I think the ban should remain. Good god folks, we survived without cell phones before, we'll surely survive a plane ride! They should just stick to the satellite phones.

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Posted in: White Americans no longer a majority by 2042 See in context

Come live in my city, where if you don't know Spanish, you're unable to live here. English is practically a 2nd language here, kind of obscure.

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Posted in: ANA, StarFlyer to code-share on Tokyo-Osaka route See in context

Gee thanks, could have come a little earlier. I would have been able to add this to my mileage account with United Airlines.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan to raise prices by 2.5% See in context

Don't worry, the same is happening in the USA. There's talk of raising the price of the dollar double cheeseburger. It's just the rising cost of beef and cheese.

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Posted in: Co-ops to launch domestically made frozen foods See in context

Next we'll have American-style TV dinners too.

Doesn't matter that they'll start looking at domestic grown ingredients for frozen foods; most of it will be mislabeled anyway.

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Posted in: JetBlue charging $7 for pillow, blanket kit See in context

I don't think we have a choice in terms of putting up with it. Most airlines already charge for the baggage policy, but unfortunately a lot of us NEED the airlines to get us to our destination. When we're talking about seeing a loved one (in my case), I have no other choice but to fly. The airlines aren't stupid; they know that a good amount of people rely on them for thier travel needs and they'll do what it takes to pump out every dollar they can.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Lolita subculture thumbs nose at men See in context

This same article was printed in my local newspaper.

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Posted in: Child mortality rate in Japan 2nd highest in world See in context

When I mentioned suicide, I didn't mean the kids taking thier own life, I meant the parents taking them down with them. Like that other article just recently posted.

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Posted in: McCain offends Paris Hilton's mom See in context

Well, next time I know better than to open an article that has anything to do with Paris Hilton.

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Posted in: Mother, daughters die in suspected murder-suicide leap in Kanazawa See in context

Youdontknow:

Apparently you failed to read the section in the article that states the husband KNEW she was ill. If you can't find it, here it is: "The woman’s husband told police she has been suffering from an illness" Perhaps they meant illness like a cold or something, but if that was the case, I'm not sure the relevance of that fact into the newspaper article. But I'll give Japan Today the benefit of the doubt.

She was lonely means just what it is - her husband was at work all the time and she could have been lonely without another adult to talk to. Sure kids give you a sense of living, but it's not the same as talking with another adult. She could have also missed her immediate family (her mother, father, grandmother) who may be living in another prefecture. Sounds silly but small things like these add to whatever depression she was already feeling.

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Posted in: Two hit-and-run cases reported in Saitama, Tochigi See in context

Good grief, what was he doing lying in the street?

I bet this guy was drunk and passed out; still, it's no excuse for running over the poor guy.

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Posted in: Mother, daughters die in suspected murder-suicide leap in Kanazawa See in context

I feel for everyone involved, including the mother. I do have to wonder why the husband didn't take action. His wife was ill, perhaps he could have done a bit more to help her out? Take her out on a romantic vacation, etc...do something, help her get treatment.

I can only imagine what the woman was feeling. She might have been terribly lonely, missed her family, etc. Such a tragedy.

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Posted in: As U.S. Internet companies expand worldwide, being un-American can be key to success See in context

Funny, I knew right away this article would elicit at least one "America sucks" response.

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Posted in: Paris doesn't have to be expensive See in context

I'm already looking at my next vacation which is to London & Paris. This is way more expensive than even Tokyo. The problem is the exchange rate between the british pound and US dollar, which leaves you with half your money. The Euro is also pretty high.

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Posted in: McCain offends Paris Hilton's mom See in context

This is news?

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Posted in: Woman dies after being bitten by neighbor's dog See in context

Not really his fault. The dog owner had it chained. It says the woman died of shock and not the wounds. Just a terrible accident :(.

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Posted in: New U.S. online travel security screening measure goes online Aug 1 See in context

Great idea. That way there are no surprises upon landing. How are they going to counter identity thefts here?

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Posted in: Woman dies after being bitten by neighbor's dog See in context

Chaining a dog will not turn it into a pussycat, but by god, it will at least be a responsible move on part of the owner. If it's chained up, the chances of it running after and mauling a person are reduced. True there are times when the chain will break, but at least a preventative measure was taken.

Train the dog all you want, its natural instincts are going to still make it bark wildly over intruders (depending on your breed). Some dogs are naturally excited over things like that and training won't take it away.

I'll gladly sit outside in the hot sun with a chain around me once my dog takes my place washing the dishes and cleaning out the house. Are we also going to chastise the Border Patrol and Police department for keeping the dogs chained up too?

Give it exercise yes, let him have a lot of running around time, yes. No one's saying to chain it up 24/7. I'm disputing the "dogs should NEVER" be chained" statement because yes, they need to be at times, especially when the owner isn't around. Even if it's a friendly dog, they become excited and seeing strangers pass by and often times jump at em. I've been knocked down before by an adult Golden Retriever. I imagine kids would have it worse. It's not being cruel to the animal, it's being RESPONSIBLE.

I live in front of a mom and pop grocery store where kids often walk from nearby houses to the store. I simply CANNOT afford for them to be injured and then held responsibility.

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Posted in: Woman dies after being bitten by neighbor's dog See in context

Zurcronium, thanks, that was my point. Guess I got up too early and it didn't sound the way I wanted it.

I will say it again, sometimes a dog needs to be chained. Leave it loose and watch it attack people passing by and watch your butt be taken to court.

Who said the woman was even trespassing? She could have gone over to grab something that made it to the owner's backyard. Our neighbor never minded if we tossed a frisbee and it accidentally landed in his yard and we needed to cross and get it.

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Posted in: Life is one rule after another for taxi drivers See in context

That’s why they’re willing to pay the high fares. A no smoking regulation is not service.”

Smoking is a privalege, not a right. What if the cab driver himself doesn't smoke? Guess what, he gets to breathe all that toxic crap because his client can't be bothered to follow the rules.

If Tokyo said no smoking in cabs it means NO SMOKING. No ands, ifs or buts, no exceptions. Cab drivers should kick em out of the cab the second they light up and refuse service. If it's ok for them to refuse service to people in wheelchairs, then they certainly can with smokers.

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Posted in: Young women’s summer fashions show too much, poll reveals See in context

I've hardly seen this type of extreme dress up in all the times I"ve been to japan. The women are dressed conservatively but still manage to look great. Here in this place we've got middle aged women wearing juniors' clothing, thier bellys protruding out. I think I've only seen one Jgirl wearing a skirt so tiny her butt cheeks were wobbling as she walked. It was really gross. People actually wear crocs to work in Japan? Good god, I thought there were really strict about dress code. Some of these men in business suits can't help the way they're dressed. They're usually out and about on lunch break or on their way to a meeting. Of course they're boiling in the suit, but it can't be helped.

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Posted in: Woman dies after being bitten by neighbor's dog See in context

I do think dogs need to be chained, especially vicious dogs such as pitbulls. We've had a lot of cases here in my city where people just taking a stroll down the sidewalks of the neighborhood are mauled to death by dogs who escape thier yards. Usually the owner is at fault here because they failed to restrain the pooch.

I don't care what the reasoning is here, that lady still didn't deserve to die. I used to have a guard dog who barked at intruders but I made SURE it didn't kill anybody.

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Posted in: Experience Tokyo with Visa See in context

I'm so used to credit cards NOT being accepted anywhere that I kinda just stopped looking. shrug

Yes you can use a foreign card in Japan in 7 11 stores. I withdrew money and it only cost $2.50 transaction fee. Not bad compared to bank and airport fees >:(.

My credit card is actually a bank debit card.

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Posted in: Gov't gives foreign cosplayers official welcome See in context

Question, how do a lot of Japanese natives feel about this? I'm guessing the teenage crowd likes it. My Jfriends are over 30 and they call the otakus "idiots" but I'm curious about what the younger generation thinks :P

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