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Posted in: Man indicted for dangerous driving over high-speed crash killing 4 See in context

said he does not know how fast his car was going at the time, 

BS! Anyone driving higher than 80 on the highway know how fast they go. And over 60 on regular road even more.

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Posted in: The economics of dating in Japan: Who pays the bill? See in context

She pays her part, I pay mine. If we keep on dating, sometimes I pay for the whole bill and other times she does. Or we keep splitting the bill on equal or each pay for what he/she ate. Fair all around. The women who felt offended for me splitting the bill, I gave them all the middle finger. The ones who thought it was normal, we kept on dating.

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Posted in: No. of newborns in Japan hits record low in 2018 See in context

We will implement policies that will help mothers who want to give birth and raise children,"

There's really nothing they could possibly do, unless they're willing to change the entire system (rent rulesv and its costs, working culture, school system, salaries, etc.).

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Posted in: Labor minister opposes banning female dress codes with high heels See in context

Even if the labor minister and co. were to listen to the petition, I'm pretty sure the most they'd do is to "urge" companies not enforce those dinosaur guidelines.

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Posted in: Gov't to review parents' disciplinary right in effort to reduce child abuse See in context

Whatever they do won't work and the photo really doesn't go with the article. Disciplinary actions are just that and what that kid on the photo went throgh was a totally different thing.

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Posted in: What do Japanese kids spend their allowance on? Survey finds out See in context

stationary? Can't you just get that from school?

I think they might be referring to stationary like little sticky notes and the like of their favorite characters (Kitty, etc.), a pencil case in shape of an animal they got from Village Vanguard, a collection of color pens they really wanted, etc. Stuff that they don't really need but want to have. Some of my junior high school students, mostly females, have two different pencil cases in their desks. Fat and filled to the max with pens of every possible color there is.

Students really like their stationary.

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Posted in: Apps cost too much? U.S. Supreme Court allows suit adding to Apple's woes See in context

Next, should be Adobe and their subscription plans Monopoly.

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Posted in: Teacher says he trespassed into apartment to see women’s underwear See in context

And will he get fired from his job as a children's educator? Coz I certainly wouldn't want such a perv as the teacher of my kids.

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Posted in: To slurp or not to slurp: Tourists’ reactions spark online debate on noodle manners See in context

In the West you have a fork so you can twist your wrist and get your pasta into your mouth at once. In Asia, where forks are not the norm but chop sticks, it's a lot more difficult to do the same. Therefore, people slurping their noodles.

There! Now we can all move on.

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Posted in: Historic Japanese cinema revamps couple discount offer to include LGBT patrons See in context

Sounds like a pretty good and fair deal. Reading the title of the article alone I thought they were giving a "gay couple" (only) day discount. Which I think it would be just another SJW BS. But the cinema is giving the discount to couples, hetero or homosexual. That's fair game.

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Posted in: Renting a girlfriend in Japan: Relationship goals or just plain awkward? See in context

Go to an international party, a gokon, join hanami aevents in Yoyogi and other parks, a BBQ during summer. Too shy to interact? A Lawson 12% chuhai cans will let you loose. Meetup and Facebook events all over Tokyo, all year round. Ski/snowboarding trips with other people to Maiko, Madaro or Nozawa ski resorts. Join some bachata, salsa, West Coast swing or tango lessons/events (so many of those in Tokyo). There are soooo many events where you could meet someone of your same opposite sex. Whatever you're into. Unless you live in Noshiro city in Akita, you've got no excuses not to find a date.

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Posted in: Gov't to urge hospitals to enhance disaster preparedness See in context

I wonder how many meetings they went through to come up with the decision to urge hospitals to prepare.

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Posted in: 2 teens arrested after woman on moped injured by rope across road See in context

Is this childish behaviour equal to a yakuza enforcer slitting the throat of a rival and leaving them to die in a pool of blood? 

Yes, it is. Last it was in the news, those kids from Yokota airforce base left that motorcyclist with a cracked skull. If I remember correctly, she was even wearing a helmet.

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Posted in: 2 teens arrested after woman on moped injured by rope across road See in context

Make an example out of them and spread it out through the media. Don't let them go away with a slap on the wrist.

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Posted in: Letters From Japan: 'He wants to take a two-year break … and then marry me' See in context

At least she (the girlfriend) didn't posted it on Facebook.

this “wanting time for himself” is a rather common “trend

Lol. No, it's not. Ghosting tho, has been around for a while.

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Posted in: Japan eyes preventing convenience store chains from forcing 24-hour operations See in context

Ah boohoo! They're still crying they don't have enough employees? Close a few combinis then.

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Posted in: Japan's 10-day break to fete new emperor may breathe life into economy See in context

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go on a long trip

Ha! Literally a once in a lifetime opportunity, said only Japanese workers.

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

Must be nice to be as wealthy as those in the OECD.

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Posted in: Police knew woman had problems with U.S. serviceman before their deaths See in context

Piece of cake, so we should wonder about this possibility. Right.

But she wouldn't need to be physically stronger than him or tactically trained. All she'd need is the desire, the will and a bit of imagination.

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Posted in: Aum Shinrikyo spinoff group Aleph ordered to pay ¥1.03 bil to victims See in context

Other than the force of the law, with control of the banking systems and the backing of the police and law enforcement?

Yeah but that hasn't worked for the past ten years. Will this time someone get arrested and/or assets confiscated, or will it be another toothless law?

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Posted in: Court extends Ghosn's detention until April 22 See in context

This guy must be such a danger to society that must he kept locked away. After all, he's getting more jail time than people who have committed murder, rape and extortion. And that's before they even found him guilty.

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Posted in: Aum Shinrikyo spinoff group Aleph ordered to pay ¥1.03 bil to victims See in context

Good. But what's gonna make them pay that amount to the victims when they've been refusing to paying the money for the last ten years?

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Posted in: What is your all-time favorite anime series? See in context

1: Tenggen Toppa Gurren Lagan 2: Inuyasha

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Posted in: Virgin territory: Study shows heterosexual inexperience rising in Japan See in context

You reap what you sow. Who wants to have sex when they work 6 to 7 days a week from morning to night? And more importantly, who wants to form a relationship with someone like that (apart from women looking only for a sarariman)?

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Posted in: Pair of mangoes goes for record ¥500,000 at season's first auction See in context

I bet they taste like... (drums). Like mangoes.

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Posted in: World's first 5G phone released in South Korea See in context

I watch a lot of videos often, movies and lectures," said buyer Shim Ji-hye, 38. "I hope faster speeds will help me manage my time better.

Unless 5G can speed up the duration of the movies, his time management will be exactly the same.

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Posted in: Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for Japanese workers See in context

Meh! People baby crying for everything. They don't have time for themselves nor loved ones, they complain. You give them time off, they baby cry even more.

The guy working at the pizzeria saying he won't be off? Well, boohoo! Should think about changing jobs then. The service industry has different hours than the office hours businesses. That's universal knowledge.

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Posted in: 4 era names the gov't rejected before deciding on Reiwa See in context

They should have used something like マイニウエラ... So it goes with マイナンバー、マイカー、マイゴープロ(GoPro camera), etc.

Yes, im joking.

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Posted in: Asia's pollution exodus: Firms struggle to woo top talent See in context

One, the world's everything's made in China, you reap what you sow. And two, China doesn't give a d@&n about the ambient.

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Posted in: Lawson to test late-night self-service stores amid labor crunch See in context

Ah boohoo, they can't find enough workers! I was complaining about three Family Mart in one intersection the other day. Well, this week a new 7/11 just opened in my town one block away, less than five minutes walk from another 7/11. And 8 minutes walk in the opposite direction there's another 7/11, plus the other 3 Fam. Mart's. Plus a Lawson and a Daily Yamazaki within 10 more minutes.

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