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Posted in: Japan court denies salmon fishing rights to Ainu people See in context

Screw 'em, fish it anyway!

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Posted in: Biden, Kishida likely to discuss Texas bullet train project, sources say See in context

The only thing the central government should be concerned about in Texas is securing the border. If Texans want a high speed train they can arrange it themselves.

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Posted in: Bringing John Manjiro’s story to the world: The first Japanese person to live in the U.S. See in context

Maybe a plot for an NHK Taiga Drama??

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Posted in: Japanese table tennis star reaches agreement with ex-husband in high-profile battle over custody of 4-year-old son See in context

@ redemption,

The couple was divorced under Taiwanese law. There are a plethora of cases were divorce was granted under U.S. law or British law and the father was granted custody only to have the japanese mother abscond with the child (children) only to have the japanese legal system protect her. I remember one father winding up in Japanese jail for trying to recover the child for whom he had legal custody in his home country.

Although The japanese government signed the Hague Convention on Child Abduction and it went into force here in 2014 the local courts have never complied.

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Posted in: Japanese table tennis star reaches agreement with ex-husband in high-profile battle over custody of 4-year-old son See in context

Although both parents are former athletes I question why this story is categorized under "Sports" ?

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Posted in: U.S. charges yakuza gang leader with conspiring to sell nuclear material See in context

First, you need centrifuges to turn yellow cake uranium into fissal material.

Second, where the hell did Myanmar get their hands on plutonium? Only produced in a reactor.

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Posted in: Woman, boyfriend arrested after her 5-year-old daughter dies from hypothermia See in context

How exactly do an UNEMPLOYED man and an UNEMPLOYED woman afford to live in an apartment with 2 small children?

Did the welfare people not think to bring this up during the check??

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Posted in: Ito removed from Japan squad at Asian Cup over sexual assault claims he denies See in context

Many posters are sadly mistaken here. This is not a court of law, there is no presumed Innocence,.

The sports world is rife with cases like this and the primary goal is to protect integrity of the sport.

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Posted in: M4.8 quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa, other eastern areas See in context

BTW Elvis, I love that you are still into vinyl

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Posted in: M4.8 quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa, other eastern areas See in context

@Dalai:

The "Big One" is also "overdue" in San Francisco, the Cascadia area of the Pacific Northwest and half a dozen other places around the globe. So I guess only people named Chicken Little pay much attention.

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Posted in: M4.8 quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa, other eastern areas See in context

@NCIS:

What you say is true but the last eruption of Fuji San in 1707 was preceded by a large Tokai quake.

I live at Yamanakako (foot of Mt.Fuji but my take on it is:

If it happens, it happens.

Not losing any sleep over it.

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Posted in: Japan tightens land use rules near 6 U.S. military facilities See in context

It always amazes me that these articles say "U.S. bases" when quite a few of them are joint use by both the U.S. and Japanese militaries.

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Posted in: U.S. livestreamer fined for playing loud music in Osaka restaurant See in context

Absolute jackass, ship him home at his own expense.

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Posted in: 9-month-old girl being carried by mother dies after car backs into them at supermarket See in context

The onus is on the driver to insure that it is absolutely clear before (and during) reversing. "I didn't see her" is no excuse.

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Posted in: 9-month-old girl being carried by mother dies after car backs into them at supermarket See in context

How fast do you have to back 4 or 5 meters out of a parking space?

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing, slashing 2 workers at Tokyo convenience store See in context

The guy should have done this in Hokkaido, he might have gotten a cop's gun from the bathroom.

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Posted in: Mount Fuji hiking season nears with warnings against 'bullet climbing' See in context

@ mountaingrill,

True about the lights coming down the mountain. I live in Yamanakako and can see them from my balcony.

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Posted in: Bomb-threat at U.S. base in Tokyo leads to evacuation order See in context

@WA5

I beg to differ, COMUSFORCES JAPAN is located at Yokota he commands all branches of the U.S. military in Japan including Camp Zama

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Posted in: Inmate awaiting execution dies after choking on food See in context

You guys watch too many television dramas. Maybe she just choked on her food, it happens.

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Posted in: Japan university exams begin with stricter rules to prevent cheating See in context

Two of my sons do. And my daughter went to university in the states.

Mine is from Villanova.

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Posted in: Japan university exams begin with stricter rules to prevent cheating See in context

Cheating on tests have been around as long as there have been tests. In the West it is pretty much common knowledge that if you cheat on the test it will come back to bite you later. If you didn't know the material at the start, you will never keep up with the class. In Japan, however, getting accepted is the whole battle. Sit back for 4 years, show up for lectures sometimes and walk out with a degree.

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Posted in: 5,000 sprint for title of Lucky Man See in context

So what title do you give to the third guy from the front who trips and gets trampled by 4,996 other guys?

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting acquaintance with wooden block See in context

Where does an unemployed man get money to go drinking in pubs?

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Posted in: Ad agency Hakuhodo, others raided as Olympic bid-rigging investigation widens See in context

I want to get it out in the open right now, I was NOT involved in any bid rigging for the Olympics.

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Posted in: 15-year-old girl dies after being hit by train in Tokyo See in context

I said it before and I'll say it again, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

I wish she had gotten some help before it came to this. My heart goes out to her family.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left inside car for 9 hours See in context

I don't believe someone actually blamed it on the car!

What about responsibility?

The world should make things that completely absolve me of responsibility.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left inside car for 9 hours See in context

I'm sorry but where the hell was a 2 year old riding in a car where you didn't notice her.

Had to search his car to find her?

Does nobody else find this a little strange?

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Posted in: N Korean ICBM may have failed in flight, officials say; residents in Japan told to shelter See in context

Also, by broadcasting all of this on public media, they managed to tell Kim "hey, we can't really track these things".

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Posted in: N Korean ICBM may have failed in flight, officials say; residents in Japan told to shelter See in context

North Korea successfully knocked the first two innings of world series game 4 off the NHK broadcast,. Assuming that was their purpose.

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Posted in: 2 die in vehicle collision in Hokkaido after car hits deer See in context

I live in yamanakako mura, just today on my walk in saw a herd of 10 deer not 200 yards from my house. When they are moving, they only go forward, they never stop or backup if they sense trouble.

Around this time of year, the deer outnumber the people up here.

Locals know to keep constant lookout and drive slow but tourists are clueless.

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