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Posted in: Cup rice ad is classic crazy Japan See in context

Must...buy....kare meshi....need.....quick.......food, now.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl stabbed with fork in Okayama park See in context

Maybe he was looking for an excuse to get a few square meals of food a day and a place to sleep.

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Posted in: N Korean envoy walks out of U.N. rights council as Japan speaks See in context

They were volunteers.

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Posted in: Sony unveils prototype virtual reality headset for PlayStation See in context

Wasn't this already tried some time ago and failed miserably?

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Posted in: Water decontamination system halted at Fukushima plant See in context

Three years. The time it took for Japan to modernize from the onset of the Meiji era would have been quicker than the time it takes for the Fukushima Problem to be resolved.

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Posted in: Wedding walk See in context

Been there. Great place. Nice picture too.

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Posted in: N Korean envoy walks out of U.N. rights council as Japan speaks See in context

Why is North Korea allowed at any UN function? If they want to participate within the international community, they need to act like a member of the international community.

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Posted in: Taxi drivers complain about entertainers See in context

"Get out of my car" Enough said.

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Posted in: Each of Mao Asada’s Olympic performances led to a power station’s worth of electricity demand See in context

If the nuclear power plants were running then not so much fossil fuels would had to have been burned. Wonder if Japan will have the infrastructure in 2020 to power households across the country at that time.

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Posted in: AKB48 creator joins Tokyo Olympic board; petition against him circulates See in context

Please don't let AKB48 or any of those stupid girl bands do any performances at the Olympic games. It will certainly be tragic.

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Posted in: U.S. urges restraint between Japan, S Korea See in context

Japan and South Korea should be cooperating more on issues instead of pointing the finger at each other for every little remark some politician makes. Both nations should be proud of how far they have come since the end of World War II. Let's focus on that and see how much further the two nations can come.

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Posted in: Sea Shepherd claims Japanese whalers attacked its vessels See in context

Actually, what is more amazing is that there is never any footage from beginning to end of these "crimes at sea" Come on Eco-shepherd! Show us the proof! I want to see harpoons being launched at you! If someone can show me an un-cut, full footage of interactions between the vessels I would be delighted. Until I see that, and it shows the Japanese attacking the Eco weasels, then I will side with the whaling ships.

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Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand See in context

Poor girl. Hopefully modern medicine can fix her up. Unfortunately, she will be scarred psychologically for some time.

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Posted in: Yamato deliveryman kept 2,723 packages at home because he was 'too busy' to deliver them See in context

Where in his home did he have room for 2,700-odd packages? He must either live out of the city limits or is keeping busy in the city doing something that pays a lot more than delivering packages.

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Posted in: Bus driver in fatal crash suffered from sleep apnea See in context

Another bus crash because of a sleepy driver?

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Posted in: Five Japanese customs even some Japanese people think are a pain See in context

How about the custom of individually wrapping everything, wrapping everything regardless if fragile or not in bubble wrap, the butting newspaper around it, wrapping nice wrapping paper around, and then putting the product into a paper bag, then a plastic bag. An over-exaggeration but for all of the steps they go through to "be green" and follow the 4 Rs you'd think there would be some changes in those customs. Heck, an international environmental treaty was signed right here in Japan - Kyoto Protocol. Do you Kyoto? Not so much.

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Posted in: N Korea test 2 fires short-range missiles See in context

Can't wait until the next Japan fly-by launch

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Posted in: 18-year-old youth arrested over murder of Mie girl last August See in context

Do you think suicide is an honorable way to atone for this crime? (See the JT Poll)

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Posted in: M6.7 earthquake hits north of Okinawa See in context

ReformedBasher MAR. 03, 2014 - 09:30AM JST Pardon my ignorance - are tremors common in the Ryukyus? Are buildings there built to resist earthquakes?

I know that many of the buildings are full on concrete to withstand the typhoons that blow through the island chain. I don't know how well those same buildings would hold up against Earthquakes however.

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Posted in: 70 Japanese students volunteer to help clean Canada’s shores of tsunami debris See in context

Glad to see these students going abroad and gaining some life experience. Volunteering is always good. They should try connecting to the Tomodachi Initiative for support. I am a little confused however by the name of the group "Japan Love Project" But good on them for helping out.

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Posted in: M6.7 earthquake hits north of Okinawa See in context

Precursor to something else? Stock your kitchens.

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Posted in: Japan marks Bikini Atoll hydrogen test bomb anniversary See in context

“I want to see nuclear power abolished,” Akira Ibi, a 70-year-old Yaizu citizen, told the Jiji Press news agency, adding he also wanted to get rid of a nearby nuclear power plant on the Pacific coast.

Let's burn fossil fuels instead! and import everything Japan needs for energy consumption,putting aside Japanese energy security concerns.

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Posted in: Mt Gox files for bankruptcy; CEO says 750,000 bitcoins gone See in context

haha why is this not surprising.

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Posted in: There’s propaganda to depict Japan in a way that’s far from the truth. There is danger emerging, where such propaganda will have a huge influence on our children’s generation. I would like to think of See in context

Put the focus on the past 60 years of history. Focus on the way Japan rebuilt itself after the war. Focus on the way Japan has been a peaceful nation during that same time. Show how Japan has done a 180 from how it was in the beginning of the 20th century. These are aspects of Japan that others should see.

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Posted in: Japan mission leaves for talks with N Korea See in context

Let us know when everyone gets hot heads and walks out of the talks.

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Posted in: Do you think suicide is an honorable way to atone for a crime or scandal? See in context

community service is better. There are several places here in Japan that could benefit from a good chain gang to clean up. If the taxpayers are going to provide food and board for prisoners, they should get their money worth. If the prisoner thinks he is above cleaning parks and performing other public services, let him off himself.

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Posted in: Apple releases security fix for Macs after iOS flaw See in context

Updated. First time Mac user. So far I like it. Meh, PC vs. Mac debate is dumb.

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Posted in: We hope to build a place that presents the appeal of Japanese cuisine to the Olympic athletes, as well as the tourists coming to watch the Olympic Games. See in context

I hope people don't come all the way to Tokyo to stand in line for 4 hours to eat sushi and miss the games.

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Posted in: Glitter starts wearing off for aging 'parasite singles' See in context

I came to Japan to be away from my parents. What is wrong with these people?

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Posted in: What would the iCar look like? It's fun to dream See in context

First sentence, rumours. Second sentence, citing a another news article about rumour. Third Sentence, no one is talking. Fourth sentence, a fact, hopefully researched. And then writing a lot about nothing. Thanks Bree Fowler for publishing your imagination.

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