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Posted in: AIJ president, 3 execs arrested over pension fraud See in context

There's your "absolute return" for you...

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Posted in: Woman arrested for robbery, confesses to murder 7 years ago See in context

"You busted me for lifting a pack of gum at 7-11—oh by the way, I offed a granny with a shoe string in my late teens when I was locked up in the loony bin seven years ago!"

Cops should focus more on convenience store stings. They may turn up more convictions. Unsolved ones from the past even...

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Posted in: 17-year-old girl arrested for stabbing classmate at Wakayama college See in context

C'mon, we're in college now. Leave all the backstabbing back in high school!

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Posted in: Parents of ex-Aum fugitive Naoko Kikuchi apologize See in context

If I had a nickel for every time my parents had to apologize for me... This one somehow trumps any of my previous offenses however.

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Posted in: Aum fugitive likely taking taxis to avoid security cameras, police say See in context

Seems like cops are three steps behind the whole way... And somehow leaking it to the press for the fourth step.

They may think they are doing their due diligence and reporting their efforts, but actually they're just putting on display their failures.

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Posted in: 1,324 Fukushima citizens file criminal complaint against TEPCO, gov't See in context

It's about time. Now let's just hope for some justice.

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Posted in: Keisuke Kuwata to release greatest hits album See in context

Yes!! FINALLY!!!

Wait... Who?

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Posted in: Sukiya countermeasures have reduced robberies, police say See in context

Robberies? Gyu-don say?

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Posted in: Ex-TEPCO chief denies plan to pull all workers from Fukushima plant See in context

Homer Simpson would have done a better job!

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Posted in: K-pop boy groups 2PM and 2AM merge See in context

Well I guess the time was right?

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Posted in: Ex-TEPCO chief denies plan to pull all workers from Fukushima plant See in context

Ridiculous, from a man that holds as his personal life motto the Zen term kankyakka, which translates "look at what is beneath your own feet." What a joke.

(see here: http://www.keidanren.or.jp/english/journal/200908.html)

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Posted in: Kankuro Nakamura named 'Father of the Year' See in context

What are you talking about? He's got to do his best to raise his one son to be the next generation kabuki kid down the line. This means teach him how to apply his make-up, cross-dress and all that jazz.

Meaningless award.

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Posted in: Queens' man See in context

What's up with those crowns?!

Looks like a thimble balanced on a grapefruit.

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Posted in: Softbank unveils world's first smartphone with radiation detector See in context

Is it just me, or does this just make it appear to the rest of the world that people across Japan all live in fear of radiation, and that it's a constant danger that they must endure throughout their daily lives?

Sure radiation is a problem here, and it needs to be monitored, but is this a bit too much? While they're at it, they should also include a small compartment for iodine pills....

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Posted in: Japan Tobacco to buy Belgium's Gryson See in context

No one cares about Japan Tobacco, as they slowly disappear domestically and seek to expand toward developing nations as a means to survive. Sure they have a small pharmaceutical arm, which after a decade continues to fail at producing anything, and an tiny foods division also with an unsuccessful history (contaminated dumplings anyone?). Just change the name already and move overseas.

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Posted in: Fukuoka mayor imposes 1-month alcohol ban for public servants See in context

It only takes a few bad apples to ruin the party for everyone...

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Posted in: Gov't to control up to 76% of TEPCO voting rights See in context

Too little, WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY too late...

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Posted in: Spiraling F-35 costs have Japan, other potential customers worried See in context

Don't buy it until you test drive it. It's that simple!

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Posted in: British town of Sandwich celebrates 250 years of sandwiches See in context

What! I thought this story was about sandwiches. And where I can eat 'em. I see the word "sandwich" and I just go! It's conditioning from being here too long and the lack there of in the country (like Mexican food). Where can I get a real sandwich in Tokyo?

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Posted in: Tsuchiya, Tominaga among 'Best Mothers of 2012' winners See in context

This award is as valid as those "best jeans wearer of the year" BS they give out.

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Posted in: Diet deliberates bill to support working mothers See in context

An uncharacteristically proactive move on the part of the Japanese government. It's a big problem that needs to be addressed. Good for them.

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Posted in: Man arrested over 6 hit-and-runs in Osaka after smoking legal herbs See in context

Thank God it was the legal stuff! Who knows how high it would have been if it were the real stuff!! (Sarcasm and pun intended...)

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Posted in: 150 suicides last year attributed to failed job hunts See in context

Still didn't lower the unemployment rate...

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Posted in: TEPCO names new management See in context

The executives heading TEPCO when the crisis struck have already resigned.

These are the people that should be named publicity, and crucified. They shouldn't have resigned. They should have been fired, imprisoned, deported...

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Posted in: Lady Gaga teacup fetches Y6.011 mil in Japan auction See in context

As long as people are going Gaga over Gaga, what's wrong with using that Gaga to aid charities? It's a lot more than a lot of other artists, movie stars, "talents,"comedians, politicians, company execs, business owners, regular people are doing...

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Posted in: Nintendo posts first-ever annual loss See in context

Looks like the Mario Party is over...

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Posted in: New 34-floor commercial complex Shibuya Hikarie opens See in context

How does Japan support all of these new shopping complexes going up all of the time? With the economy and a shrinking young population, the government had better work on attracting more tourists from overseas -- and making the country more "gaijin"-friendly... Not just for the sake of these businesses either, but for Japan's future...

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Posted in: 600 evacuated from Tokyo office building after bomb threat See in context

Lunch in Tsukiji, nice! Great idea to get out ~ "Uni-don onegaishimasu!"

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Posted in: Cultural differences, misconceptions and learning See in context

I hate being asked by Japanese people, "What do gaijin think/do/think/feel//etc.?" I tell them the term gaijin (foreigner) accounts for everyone else in the whole world EXCEPT you Japanese on this small island. So it wouldn't be fair to represent all of them with a generalization. Same goes with Americans, Canadians, Australians, Germans, French, Japanese and the like...

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Posted in: What differences have you noticed in the movie-going experience at cinemas in Japan compared to cinemas overseas? See in context

30+ mins of trailers and commercials before the film.

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