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Posted in: Potato Carbonara recipe has foodies drooling See in context

Umm that’s nothing new and and anything u actually cook in the microwave, instead of reheating, tastes like garbage.

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Posted in: Pair Japanese whisky with convenience store fried chicken at new Konbini Bar in Tokyo See in context

A lot of conbini’s have counters and sell whiskey. But u will be asked to leave if you sit down and try to drink what you just bought. But it’s ok to drink on the street. Go figure.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting wife after she asked for divorce See in context

@commanteer thanks for the support. My marriage is good. I’m just saying, not in a sexist way, that women tend to throw around the divorce word much more often in an argument than men. And I’m not talking about only Japanese women. And women can be violent too and kind men tend to take the beatings and not fight back. Gaslighting. But the guy in this story sounds truly violent.

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Posted in: Slain ex-PM Abe honored at divisive state funeral See in context

Never liked the guy much but I met him and his wife once. His English wasn’t bad and he was friendly. Didn’t agree with his politics but he didn’t deserve that kind of death. Across the world it’s common for former leaders to get a state funeral out of respect. Even John McCain received a state funeral and he was never president. People here should stop complaining and just accept it whether you liked the guy or not.

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Posted in: Russia gives citizenship to ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden See in context

How is he a hero? He did the right thing in the wrong way and fled to Russia like a coward. Russian citizenship is more useless than Chinese citizenship anyway. They need a visa to travel almost anywhere and no country will ever grant him a visa.

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Posted in: NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test See in context

Seems like a giant waste of recourses and money. Pretty sure all the space junk we’ve left up there is a bigger immediate threat.

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Posted in: New hires at Lawson convenience stores to work remotely via avatars See in context

This isn’t an article. It’s a job ad. Remote work but you still need to basically do a night shift in a call center? I’d rather work in the physical store. Moronic idea. If they want to retain staff at their stores, pay them more!!

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Posted in: Harrowing film tells of Las Vegas shooting and its aftermath See in context

Seems in really bad taste and disrespectful to the people who lost their lives and their families. Profiting off of a massacre. That’s America.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting wife after she asked for divorce See in context

The millions of times I’ve heard the divorce word during an argument. Women use that word as a weapon and they’re almost always empty threats. But since he physically attacked her and had in the past, she was probably serious and had a good reason.

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Posted in: Friend of mother who starved son to death sentenced to 15 years See in context

Bizarre. So she had 2 million yen to give to her manipulative friend, she couldn’t feed her child? I don’t get it. The mother basically killed her child and she only gets 5 years? It doesn’t matter whether or not she was manipulated, she killed her child. Japanese justice.

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Posted in: Man who robbed convenience store says he needed money for living expenses See in context

If you have a fixed address anybody can apply for welfare and handed a fixed monthly stipend quickly. Idiot.

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Posted in: Japanese language school decertified over abuse of Vietnamese student See in context

These south East Asians are abused by schools, work, etc on a regular basis. It’s wrong but it’s nothing new. These people basically use their life savings to come here because they don’t have enough to go to Canada, US, UK so they can make a living and send money back home. A lot of them don’t even really want to be here. Sad reality.

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth's death: Reaction from world leaders See in context

She wasn’t a leader. She was a symbol. Symbols are eternal. Leaders come and go. RIP.

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Posted in: High-end Japanese strawberries selling like hotcakes in New York See in context

Japanese fruit is so overrated and expensive. U can get any pack of strawberries in the US for $3 or less. My ex Japanese father in law bought a 800,000 yen melon at auction. I asked him why he bought it and he laughed and said because He can. It was good but didn’t taste any different from a normal grocery store Mellon

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Posted in: 6 teens nabbed over 'papakatsu' robbery in Tokyo See in context

Technically almost every guy pays for sex one way or the other. Doesn’t look good for most women on a first date if the guy doesn’t wine and dine them. The guy in this article just sounds like a sad fool. It’s easy to meet girls online without having to hand out cash.

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Posted in: Court upholds constitutionality of gaming addiction ordinance See in context

Seems like a hard thing to enforce. Isn’t up to the parents to enforce when a child can play video games or not?

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Posted in: Zelenskiy tells Russians to run for their lives from Ukraine offensive in south See in context

This whole war has been pointless. Why do the Russians even care? Ukraine did nothing wrong. The West should just go in and bomb the Russians and get it over with in a day. Russia is never going to live up to their threat of nuclear bombs.

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Posted in: Kyocera, KDDI founder Kazuo Inamori dies at 90 See in context

I’m pretty sure the only principle of his that corporate Japan took to heart is detachment.

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Posted in: Ex-baby sitter gets 20 years in prison for sexually abusing 20 boys See in context

I don’t get the mentality behind pedophiles. I’ve worked in day cares and preschools in the past. The kids are annoying and then sometimes they make you laugh. You make sure they don’t choke at snack time and then see them off to their parents at pick up time. Why would there be any sexual attraction? The guy is sick and probably damaged these kids for life.

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Posted in: WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse indefinitely put on leave See in context

“lack of capacity due to their inferior culture, race and socioeconomics level.” Maybe not the best wording there on his part. Not entirely untrue though. But you can also blame the spread of Covid in the US to the disparate socioeconomic structure of the country too. He sounds like a typical Japanese boss who nobody likes.

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Posted in: 71-year-old woman arrested over attempted murder of son See in context

@Dukeleto

Did I read something incorrectly in the story? He was bleeding for two hours before his brother found him. Anything I didn’t read correctly?

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Posted in: 71-year-old woman arrested over attempted murder of son See in context

What, is he unemployed and living with mom and she got fed up and decided to stab him? Pretty cold. Even if the stabs weren’t deep, bleeding from the neck for two hours??? Jeez, I think I owe my mom an apology.

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Posted in: Sushi chef drops knives on train, causing panic and delays See in context

Those kind of knives are hand made and incredibly expensive. A lot of chefs, not only sushi, take them home instead of leaving them in the restaurant. Sounds like the panicked passenger caused most of the trouble instead of the tipsy sushi chef. Who here has never dozed off on a train once or twice and had items fall from your bag? But yeah he probably should have stored them in a secure case.

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Posted in: Democrats: Abortion rulings may be 'a blessing in disguise' See in context

I’m not a republican and have never voted for one because they all seem like religious nut jobs. But a 20 week ban seems reasonable. In Japan it’s 22 weeks unless there are extenuating circumstances. That’s nearly 6 months pregnant and The baby would be almost full term. Even terminating a pregnancy that far along can cause risks to the mother. I can understand why this is a divisive issue. I’m neutral but maybe women should not wait until the last moment to terminate a pregnancy.

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Posted in: JAXA, Mitsui Sumitomo to sell insurance for civilian space travelers See in context

Civilians have no place traveling to space. I don’t have numbers but I’m sure trained professional astronauts are compensated very well but it’s insulting that these over entitled billionaires pay more for one flight than these professional astronauts probably make in a year.

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Posted in: Man arrested for committing lewd acts with 14-year-old girl claims he thought she was older See in context

It’s plausible he thought she was older but it doesn’t sound like he forced the girl. I nearly got arrested for kissing my gf in a park. Someone called the police and told them I was a pedophile. We’re both 33 but they thought she was a minor because she’s tiny less than 5ft tall. It was so embarrassing. At least they apologized to us for the misunderstanding.

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Posted in: 75-year-old man feeding cat attacked on Osaka street See in context

A number of elderly people in my building feed stray cats. I don’t like it because the cats then keep coming back and they’re gross. But it’s basically like a hobby for the elderly. Just 4am is an odd hour. I just complained to my landlord and he put up a warning sign in the lobby. There’s a lot of pent up anger in Japan but what kind of person would attack a harmless old man feeding a cat?

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Posted in: Still no trace of 2-year-old boy missing for 9 days in Toyama Prefecture See in context

If there was a door knob I doubt the toddler would be able to open it. But if it was a sliding door left unlocked, it’s totally possible he could have opened it. It’s not uncommon for kids to wander off even if you take your eyes off of them for only a minute. I doubt there was foul play. But after 9 days… he could have slipped into a sewage drain, ravine, ditch, anything. Poor kid.

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Posted in: Couple found murdered in home; suspect apparently hangs himself See in context

Not very unusual at all here. The husband probably had no job or money and the wife’s parents bought them a house next to theirs. The wife got pissed about money and maybe alcoholism and moved back with her parents. He got pissed and took revenge out on the parents who probably told their daughter to divorce him.

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Posted in: Woman fatally stabbed by boyfriend on street in Osaka Prefecture See in context

So he was anticipating having an argument with his GF and thought to prepare himself by bringing a knife with him? That’s cold premeditated stuff. Poor girl.

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