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Posted in: Would a Trump return to the White House after the November election be good news for Japan? See in context

Unfortunately, neither Biden nor Trump are good for the U.S. As much as I dislike both of them, I do believe the economy could not get any worse under Trump than it is now. I don't see anyone else left to step up. RFK, jr. perhaps? Anyone?

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting woman acquaintance in Kagoshima See in context

This incident made the news? I am surprised when these type of stories are considered newsworthy. Anyone else? No?

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Posted in: Japan needs more public trash cans; Japanese reporter sympathizes, though he doesn’t agree See in context

We lived in Machida City, Tokyo 2003 to 2012, and Kagoshima City after that. It was great to have many parks to take our children to, and there were trash cans always available. Then, sometime around '06 or '07 suddenly the trash cans were removed from parks, and slowly from many other public places. We began to see more litter on the ground and piles in bins outside of convenience stores. Anyhow, it was a very frustrating experience to see that kind of result. As taxpayers, that should be a basic provision to the public.

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Posted in: Musk posts video of himself strolling into Twitter HQ See in context

In the words of Elf, "what a cotton-headed ninny-muggins" Musk is!

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Posted in: Do you think big tech companies like Facebook should face tougher rules and penalties if they failed to curb hate speech and disinformation? See in context

We are adults and can censor content for ourselves; no need for that to become the responsibility of Facebook nor any other entity.

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Posted in: Singapore Airlines to reduce fuel surcharges See in context

THE best airline, hands down, and surprisingly, sometimes the cheapest ticket from LAX to NRT. Good news indeed!

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Posted in: Cross-dressing Matsuko Deluxe: AKB opening Tokyo Olympics 'would embarrass Japan' See in context

AKB48, no. A 'revised' AKB48 as Japan48, No. and definitely NOT Matsuko Deluxe! ALL of these = embarrassment. Please submit some good stuff Japan. Please.

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Posted in: Octagon-shaped 8-inch Windows tablet See in context

Rectangle-shaped. Period.

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Posted in: Did Sony's sexed-up PS Vita ad deserve to be yanked? See in context

The ad is lame. It does not say anything about the product it's selling. The innuendo is silly; seems this is all one big joke. After watching it, the viewer does not know one thing about the PS VITA snd has no good reason to want to find out more. It is simply, low-level.

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Posted in: This month marks one year since Caroline Kennedy became U.S. ambassador to Japan. Do you think she has done a good job so far? See in context

There's no easier place to be an ambassador. Cush, cush, cushy job. She keeps a low profile, enjoys tons of perks, and is doing just fine.

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Posted in: Farm tariffs to stay, Japan tells Pacific trading partners See in context

WHAT. A. WASTE. OF. TIME!! Really?! People really want to keep spending ¥3000+ on 10kg of rice?

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Posted in: Paul McCartney cancels remaining concerts in Japan See in context

Could not agree with "JoshuYaki" more. And, Kajima Seibei, never forget this classic, Q: "How much is enough?" A: "More."

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Posted in: BABYMETAL invasion of the West marches on See in context

Amazing how they make 'metal' palatable to those who otherwise would hate it. Notches above Lady Gaga, in every way and I hope she disappears as quickly as BABYMETAL has appeared on the music scene! Go girls!!

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Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s See in context

This teacher is a true 'role model' and example to her students for their futures. Family first. My kids have all attended public schools here in Japan for the last 10 years, and darn the school system here for how often it does not get 'family first' in many areas. This goes for school clubs, sports teams, etc. Yes, we understand commitment, and teamwork, but come on, we are not owned by any of those!! Glad she decided rightly.

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Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge See in context

That is indeed correct LostinNagoya, iPhone 6 has not been released and is merely rumor at this point. The facts are that 'iProducts', Thomas Anderson, are not typically fragile, having dropped both iPhones and iPods of various models, with only one near 'fatality', of my iPhone 3G. The broken glass panel on front was easily replaced myself with an inexpensive kit purchased online, using a YouTube 'how to' video. It worked great after that. Overall, Apple makes stuff that simply works, looks good, and is built solidly. Everything else out there is generally trying to copy, not innovate. Seriously.

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Posted in: What do you think of cosplay? See in context

DUMB. Well, we can all have our opinion.

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Posted in: What do you think of all those so-called energy drinks? See in context

Sugar, sugar, sugar! Just drink water, and an ale now and then too.

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Posted in: Okinawa joins Taiwan in bracing for Typhoon Soulik See in context

Hmmm, could be "surf's up" here in Kagoshima!

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Posted in: Tokyo American Club See in context

The Tokyo RICH American Club is more like it, hahaha! Forget about it; it is not for "average Joes" like me.

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Posted in: NEC participates in Non-stop Gate field trials at Narita airport See in context

This is in reference to vehicle arrivals at NRT. It does not change anything about security processes for passengers departing/arriving at NRT.

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Posted in: U.S. lawsuit claims 'King of Beers' is watered down See in context

One gets what one pays for. Not one tear for the person who is desperate enough to drink these lousy brands.

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Posted in: Soccer in Japan benefits from grass-roots level See in context

@Jaymann: "To each there (sic) own" is right, rugby? You're kidding, right? Snoozer. Soccer is non-stop, total 90 of action and thrills. Rugby, serious?

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Posted in: Students forced to drink diluted acid as punishment at Aichi school See in context

Wow! And Hashimoto wants kids to return to 6 days of this sort of 'education?' Hmmmmmm? Five days is enough, for certain!

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Posted in: Which English-language school would you recommend to your Japanese friends wishing to learn English? See in context

CrossCulture in Kagoshima City--all native speakers, American owned and operated. It integrates summer water sports like snorkeling, paddle boarding, and surfing. They also arrange homestays in California. Good stuff!

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Posted in: Australian parliament rejects same-sex marriage See in context

Good. Now if only the 50 states of the U.S. would come to such sensabilities.

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Posted in: Gymnastics gold medalist Uchimura spooked by 'stalker' See in context

Last I checked, a fit, well trained, even muscular I assume, young Olympian should not have any fear of a little girl on a bicycle. Generally there are no guns here in Japan, and she probably just wanted an autograph, or a hug.

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Posted in: KISS hails Gaga, says other musicians look like 'garbage collectors' See in context

Ah, just plain silly. Silly nonsense from these chaps. They haven't a clue what they're talking about. Funny how one can gain 0 wisdom in "40 years."

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Posted in: Toyota Japan’s sexy new topless ad featuring transgender model shocks viewers See in context

Odd. Simply, odd. There is no point at all to this commercial, but perhaps, to shock? Weird.

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Posted in: When you gotta go See in context

Funny. The expression on her face reminds me of a kidding going, "O!, I made a poopie mama."

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Posted in: Do you think Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's days in office are numbered? See in context

@American Devil: PRECISELY! No further comment needed.

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