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Posted in: Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi, 40, found dead at home in apparent suicide See in context

The first thing of hers that I saw was Queen of Lunch back in the day, and then a few years later Yomigaeri. I'm really sorry to hear this news, and pray for the peace of her loved-ones.

While there are an unknown number of reasons she might have chosen this, one thing I've come to fear lately are the various depression or anxiety-related medications that people are taking. The television commercials warn that suicidal tendencies can be a side affect of many of them, and I can't help but wonder if she was taking a prescribed med that lowered her inhibitions. Regardless, I hope her friends and family rally around her little ones, because they are going to need that long-term love and support as they deal with the loss of their mom.

As a fan, I'll just remember that she was talented and beautiful, with an infectious smile.

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Posted in: Private mics for karaoke See in context

Even without the pandemic, it kind of makes sense, just like other enthusiasts that have their own bowling balls, or pool ques, etc. It kind of makes sense to have your own high-end mic if karaoke is really your thing.

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Posted in: Woman’s body found on Mie river bank See in context

I always feel sorry for people that find dead bodies. I know the real victim here is that poor woman, but still, the guy that found her is going to need some time to regroup

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Posted in: Japan lacking burial grounds for expanding Muslim population See in context

Absolutley not Muslim, but just thought I'd sound off and say that I'm planning for a completely natural burial, should I actually die (Here we are, born to be kings, we're the princes of the universe....) No embalming, no coffin, no cremation (which I find repugnant), just a biodegradable shroud and a nice deep whole in the ground, and since I can't do that in Japan, I'll not be dying there.

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Posted in: Has the coronavirus made you rethink what's important in your life? See in context

What was important before has remained the same, but for me, it's strengthened my desire to change career paths and do something that keeps me closer to home.

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Posted in: Queen guitarist Brian May reveals recent heart attack; says he's good now See in context

Reportedly one of the kindest men in the music industry. Godspeed on your recovery!

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Posted in: Politician apologizes for ¥8.9 mil face mask price gouging See in context

From the information provided, I don't see what the problem is with what he did. He had masks and legally placed them for legal sale on a legal auction site. They belonged to him and he had the right to sell them for whatever he could get. In reality, masks don't protect you from covid19, so morally, there is absolutely nothing morally questionable about what this man did and he should not need to apologize. If uninformed and paranoid people want to buy useless masks at inflated prices, that's just fine.

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Posted in: Sumo tournament begins without spectators for 1st time See in context

I wonder if the silence made the day seem more like a meditation than a sporting event?

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Posted in: Gov't postpones debate on imperial succession as divide surfaces See in context

Open succession up after Akishino takes the throne. He's a badass and would make a cool Emperor.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits to using MDMA, other illegal drugs See in context

I wonder if they call the drug, "Mari" in Japan....

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Posted in: Japanese entertainment mogul Johnny Kitagawa dies at age 87 See in context

I had a friend who was trying to make it as a talent back in the 90's, and so was her little brother. She told me he was starting with Johnny's, and I asked her if she and her family were okay with it, even though the word on the street was that Johnny was a gay pedo rapist. Her reply kind of started the end of our friendship, something like, "If he has to have sex with Johnny or one of his other senpai's to get their support he should just do it because it will be worth it." Apparently that was part of her plan as well....

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for possession of marijuana See in context

Hey Ganbare Japan, as a tour guide working out of Vegas, where cannabis is legal, I can say that a lot of Japanese people are excited to try it.

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Posted in: Crown prince says royal duties need review as members decline See in context

What he and his brother need to do is take on more consorts and start having more children. Five wives a piece should do it.

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Posted in: Kao's #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced See in context

This whole conversation has been 面白い (literally)!

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Posted in: Godzilla: From radioactive colossus to unlikely climate hero See in context

Interestingly enough, the climate change activists in the new movie are the villains, just like in real life.

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Posted in: What will imperial couple do in retirement? See in context

Tequila. She seems more like a gin person, but for him, I think retirement should include tequila.

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Posted in: Worshippers divided over e-money offerings at Japanese temples See in context

It's not just Japan; the Catholic Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Arizona also accepts electronic payments for the chance to light prayer candles. I bet a lot of other places do as well.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

*law, not "jae"

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

I know a lawyer in the US who, even though he tries to appear as a staunch Mormon, was pretty happy when same-sex marriages were legalized. Said something like gay couples are unstable, and the jae firms are going to make a killing on gay divorces....

I guess if it's for money, it's okay...?

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to kill 15-year-old girl at her request See in context

The bright side of the story is that she changed her mind, and hopefully she'll get the help that she needs. I also hope that the man involved can get things sorted, because he sounds mentally ill as well.

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Posted in: Ex-yokozuna Kisenosato opens up about injuries, anxieties, future See in context

I just want to say that I'm happy for him as Araiso and I hope he finds even more success and happiness in that role.

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Posted in: LDP adopts concise plan on constitutional revision at convention See in context

Reminds me of the old " Seaman ship" commercial from the 海上自衛隊....

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Posted in: Baby with umbilical cord attached found in convenience store toilet See in context

The extremity of the situation suggests that the mother is mentally ill. She left the child in a place where it would be found quickly, which was a blessing. I hope the other facts can be ascertained, the baby be placed in a kind and supportive home, and if the mother is found, I hope she can get the help, aid, and assistance she needs to prevent this from happening again.

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Posted in: Sumo plagued by violence in scandal-tainted year See in context

I disagree that any of these issues overshadowed the triumphs of Tochinoshin, Mitakeumi, or Takakeisho. If you don't care about or follow Sumo, the scandals might have been more to your attention, but to us fans, the victories were far more noteworthy.

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Posted in: Gatekeeper at Japan's 'Suicide Forest' hopes music can save lives See in context

Commanteer, I agree, ditch Imagine. I hate that song. I will say this, though: at least the guy is out there, trying to make a difference. And talking that man down is commendable.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to 4 years for abducting nurse who was later found dead See in context

Quoting my own recent post:

"Ever notice how people's occupation always figures prominently in these headlines? I guess Japan is still all about what you do and not who you are...."

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Posted in: Man gets 17 years in prison for murder of beautician in 2016 See in context

Ever notice how people's occupation always figures prominently in these headlines? I guess Japan is still all about what you do and not who you are....

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Posted in: Abandoned subway station in Tokyo open to the public for a limited time See in context

Looks like a Masonic lodge....

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Posted in: NBC cancels Megyn Kelly's show after blackface controversy See in context

She could always go on satellite radio....

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Posted in: Woman, youth arrested for letting two others die in car suicide pact See in context

There is no point in arresting them unless they are going to provide psychiatric care.

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