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Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial See in context

@mmwkdw -- this"Japanese standard" of racism, is in fact, racist. It's plain, good old fashion ignorance. Ignorance to the sensitivities that come with being a heterogeneous society, which Japan is not.

Meanwhile, it's been three days and no public statement of apology by ANA and the video is still up on ANA's Youtube channel! Who is running their communications team?!

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Posted in: Fire breaks out in Ginza building with famous sushi restaurant See in context

Jiro dreams of a fire!

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Posted in: Boeing takes full-page ads in major Japanese papers See in context

Embattled plane-maker Boeing took out full-page advertisements in major Japanese newspapers on Monday

Actually it was Tuesday's editions.

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Posted in: Bond girls See in context

It''s the Bond villain and the Bond girl?

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Posted in: Skeleton found in closet of house being demolished See in context

It's about time!!! Wait, I just read the headline and thought this was a political story about the downfall of Japan's lower house... Never mind...

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Posted in: TEPCO drill See in context

Looks like today's power control room hasn't changed much since those seen on the Godzilla sets in the 1970s. Not very assuring...

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Posted in: TEPCO drill See in context


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Posted in: Woman held for fatally abusing 11-year-old daughter with golf club See in context

While she was driving her daughter over to her parents’ house in the afternoon...

I was going to ask what club she used, but I think this answers my question.

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Posted in: Suicide jumpers disrupt train services at Gotanda, Shinjuku See in context

Unfortunately just another Wednesday night in Tokyo. I hear they choose the Chuo line because the train is long, and can't stop easily.

Stupid... And the family of the deceased is left with a hefty fine for stopping the train.

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Posted in: Beijing seeks to balance anger and control in anti-Japanese protests See in context

China = displaced anger. The Chinese government is the puppet master. Maybe the Chinese government feels this is a healthy outlet for some of the latent anger its been sensing by its people toward its own government. You play with fire, you will get burned.

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Posted in: Ishihara aims to go out with a bang, not a fizzle See in context

Whoa 80? Explains his old racist ways.

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Posted in: TEPCO says it has no money to develop renewables See in context

Tepco shouldn't be allowed to manage any money -- or projects, people and safety measures for that matter. They should just be responsible for cleaning up their mess, and then close up shop and get out of the business. Leave energy issues up to someone else.

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Posted in: Gov't revises suicide prevention guidelines See in context

"Great the guidelines are revised. Problem solved!" said no one ever.

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Posted in: US approves 4-in-1 HIV combination pill See in context

What the article fails to mention is one of the drugs, elvitegravir, was developed by our own Japan Tobacco. Good to see one of their efforts finally paid off for the well-being of humankind.

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Posted in: Atsuko Maeda 'graduates' from AKB48 after 4-day sendoff See in context

Graduated from bubble gum porn to...???

More adult stuff?

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Posted in: Japan reaches women's volleyball semis See in context

At the same time giving semis to Japanese across the land.

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Posted in: Sea Shepherd fugitive Watson says Japan after revenge See in context

So you are saying it's another whale hunt! Ironic. Haha...

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Posted in: Hip, knee replacements tied to heart attack risk See in context

Nothing hip about a knee replacement especially if they are tied to risk of heart attack as the headline suggests...

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Posted in: Softbank Mobile launches platinum band service See in context

It's great to hear. Finally. Hopefully...

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Posted in: Otsu mayor apologizes to father of bullying victim who killed himself See in context

He demanded that the family be allowed to nominate experts from outside the city. He also said the meetings should not be closed to the public and media.

Good call Mr. Mayor. Without a public forum, there can't be public debate -- something there needs to be more of in Japan.

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Posted in: Mother suspected in murder of 1-month-old baby boy See in context

Next time give the baby up for adoption and go jump off the Rainbow bridge.

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Posted in: Kim Jong-Un made 'Marshal' of North Korea See in context

Marshal today, tomorrow Grand Wizard of the DPRK byung-shins!

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Posted in: Woman lay judge faints after seeing graphic crime scene photo See in context

"If you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen!"

...would be an inappropriate thing to say regarding the situation -- but only if you presume that the kitchen is a place for a woman.

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Posted in: Yahoo! raids Google for new CEO See in context

With five leaders in the past year, sounds like Yahoo has adopted the Japanese government's musical-chairs model of leadership. Let's hope this one sticks.

Maybe Japan needs a woman to lead too.

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Posted in: Welcome to the party See in context

Yay we did it guys! (sarcasm) Looks like the usual ojisan line-up at a Japanese wedding. Bunch of drunk bosses. Drunk with a false sense of empowerment, they let down their samurai facade for a split-second to express a moment of sheer joy...

The woman is there to pour the drinks unfortunately. Sorry.

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Posted in: New resident's cards run into technical glitch on first day See in context

Wow, sounds like a case of the "Mondays" for everyone. Not the best welcome -- or welcome back to Japan...

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Posted in: TEPCO to drop nuclear exports See in context

Export nuclear power plant expertise overseas?! Hahahahahaha!

That's like North Korea sharing their missile launching expertise with other nations.

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Posted in: Final respects See in context

Those are some fresh clown-platform-clogs the guys in the white has on.

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Posted in: Honda to recycle rare earths to be green See in context

Good we need to recycle earths because they are very rare. Wait, I thought we only had one?

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Posted in: Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis split 'amicably' See in context

She looks like one of Tim Burton's creations.

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