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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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Posted in: Creator of 'Chibi Maruko-chan' manga dies of breast cancer See in context

First time I saw that show in 1992, I couldn't stop laughing. Maruko and her grandpa were the best friends in the universe, and I wish the best for Momoko-san's family.

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Posted in: Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic drink in Japan See in context

Ray Payne - Fascinating! Are any of your books available on Amazon?

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Posted in: 83-year-old man arrested over murder of 80-year-old wife in Hokkaido See in context

Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass "Go," do not collect ¥200....

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Posted in: Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem See in context

I think the real problem is that the NFL gets paid by the government for the display of nationalism. Players not standing is apparently a breach of contract, so ultimately, this whole thing boils down to money, not patriotism.

I don't agree with or support state-mandated patriotism (and neither does the US Supreme Court), and feel that those that knelt were no less patriotic than those that didn't.

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl, 21-year-old man jump to their deaths from building roof See in context

Mental health needs to be taken far more seriously in Japan and the US. Ultimately, these two are responsible for what they chose to do, but maybe they could have been helped.

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Posted in: Fido funeral: In Japan, a send-off for robot dogs See in context

With so much DIY tech available, it might be more fun to use the "corpse" to build a better Aibo. "We have the technology; we can rebuild him!"

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Posted in: Japanese sake now comes in incense form for Buddhist rituals See in context

That's awesome! I'm sure a lot of hotoke-sama will be overjoyed!

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Posted in: Tokyo school ramps up security over Armani uniforms on first day See in context

At the rate my children outgrow their clothing, they're lucky I don't just clothe them in potato sacks. There's no way is drop ¥80,000 for a single-use garment that won't fit in a few months.

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