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Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets See in context

I find Japanese in general (maybe it's a Tokyo thing?) to be pretty good at being unaware of their surroundings, even without this vice. How many times have I had to alert idiots walking forward and looking in another direction? I've lost count... It seems to be popular around here. I think this smartphone thing suits this country very well. Japan is an uncharming place where people try to buy their way to happiness and do their best to avoid interaction with fellow humans the best they can. Perfect!

I totally agree with Knox Harrington on so many levels here. Well put.

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Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets See in context

@ Hiroshi Hoshino I personally thought your insightful comment was spot on. In fact, after years of living Japan, I too have become very expressionless and zombie-like. This is something my family and friends have commented on when I returned to my home country. I guess it's all a part of surviving and adapting.

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Posted in: 3 bodies found in car in Saitama after suicide pact See in context

I honestly don't know how people find these suicide pact sites.

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Posted in: Ishikawa vows to relaunch golf career See in context

I wonder if he's still doing those 'Speed Learning' commercials. Espritline is one of Japan's most bizarre companies out there. ((shiver))

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Posted in: Woman dies after being forced to drink water during exorcism See in context

Wtf is going on in Fukuoka these days with possessions and evil spirits. Guess it's not only in Tohoku, it's nationwide apparently.

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Posted in: 10 dishes Japanese men want their girlfriends to cook for them See in context

LBW2010 at Jun. 22, 2014 - 12:58AM JST "Osechi is foul. I say that as a self-professed connoisseur of all things washoku."

I totally agree.

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Posted in: 21-yr-old mother, friend arrested for starving baby son to death See in context

I usually don't comment on the crime related articles, but this one just does me in. Absolutely horrible and unforgivable.

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Posted in: Gov't calls on Tokyo council to clean itself up after sexist jeers See in context

@YongYang Going on 20 years. Yes, I too have met some really intelligent, successful Japanese women---but guess where they are? Abroad.

I'm sorry I don't understand this: "it's a BIG ask without a revolution in thought by Japanese men".

Japanese men are apathetic for the most part.

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Posted in: Gov't calls on Tokyo council to clean itself up after sexist jeers See in context

"But a lack of childcare facilities, poor career support and deeply entrenched sexism are blamed for keeping women at home."

I hear this a lot, but I feel like it's the women who keep the women at home.

People act like Japanese woman are so oppressed, but in all the time I've lived and worked in Japan, I've rarely met a woman who cares about having a career, improving women's situation in the work place and combatting ever present sexism.

Instead, it seems woman here care about finding a husband, getting a Coach bag, producing children, making Kitty-chan obentos, competing with other mothers etc.

They perpetuate the problem IMHO.

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Posted in: At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell dominate with 4 See in context

Daft Punk and those stupid helmets annoy me.

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Posted in: Ayumi Hamasaki engaged to UCLA medical student 10 years her junior See in context

I bet no one in LA even knows who she is.

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Posted in: Ishikawa considering U.S. PGA Tour membership See in context

I wonder how his Speed Learning is working out.

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Posted in: Remains of 2nd infant found in planter on veranda of Osaka woman's apartment See in context

It always amazes me whenever I read about women (not only in Japan) covering up their pregnancies and giving birth in secret. Something I will never comprehend. Not to mention the burying in a planter bit.

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Posted in: Keihin Tohoku Line to get women-only cars as anti-groping measure See in context

I wish they had segregated cars not only for women, but also a designated car for mothers/children and their strollers, elderly & retired folk into their own car and then a few for students-only. The student section can be broken down into elementary-middle-high school cars. I hate to ride with throngs of middle/high school kids.

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching 6-yr-old girl on Hyogo street See in context

This is just plain weird. Poor little girl.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for selling 1-yr-old daughter to man for obscene acts See in context

I just simply can not understand this. A baby. A 1 yr old baby. What makes a person decide one day that this is what arouses them? (rhetorical question)

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Posted in: Airhead female fans can't get enough of 'cool' accused killer Ichihashi See in context

I would like to meet these Ichihashi fans in person....

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Posted in: Sweets See in context

I am so sick of this "sweets" fad. Please go away...I am sick of seeing donuts, cakes, cookies etc has keitai straps. Needless to say, whip cream in the form of nail polish is really stupid.

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Posted in: AKB See in context

If there were the ability to scream on here I HATE THIS POP GROUP!!!!!, I would.

And Klein2's comment is right.

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Posted in: Shape up See in context

I was very tempted to buy this but I just couldn't justify the price. Wacoal & Triumph make me angry. Elitist underwear!!!

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy falls to death from fifth-floor apartment window in Shiga See in context

I think these news story are posted just to start a fire of "parental negligence in Japan" debate on here. It's a shame that my brain reads the headline and automatically files it in the "here we go again" file. Next we just need another child/parent killing or maybe another child left to die in a pachinko parking lot.

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Posted in: Rockabilly See in context

Isn't that Aso San? I would recognise that sneer anywhere. Nice to know he's got something to fall back on.

Ha!! Hilarious comment.

JT - it would be nice to have an article explaining these guys and their poodle skirt gal pals. They all seem to take their "hobby" quite seriously.

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Posted in: Mao Inoue and Jonathan Sherr to star in 'My Darling is a Foreigner' See in context

My wife reads those comics - horrible artwork<

Horrible artwork? Horrible comment. It's manga, not a coffee table book of Van Gogh.

I love book about studying Japanese culture in Kyoto.

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Posted in: Sarah Palin says Letterman owes women an apology See in context

Dave L. is laughing all the way to the bank while the ratings sore.

As for S. Palin, I have zero interest in her but I will say, I love the way she wears her hair. I wish more women wore their hair up like that. She's quite attractive, despite everything else.

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Posted in: In-flight madness with the kids See in context

i like scoobydoo's suggestion. And to Mz up there, families should be placed together. Why spread the misery to the rest of the aircraft? "What can you do?" Yes, make families stay home. Please stay home, have the grandparents come to you. If not, administer a sedative.

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Posted in: Why are there no good-looking guys on daytime TV? See in context

there is so much more to life than trying to break up the silence with daytime t.v. Throw your television away Jane. Learn to play an instrument, study something, anything but watching horrible daytime TV.

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Posted in: Man, 60, arrested for hanging 90-year-old mother in Chiba See in context

yes, this is VERY believable. Nothing surprises nor shocks me here.

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Posted in: Landlord, wife stabbed and beaten to death before house set on fire See in context

Actually, I think Samuraiiki is right, even if it is speculation.

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Posted in: Dewi Sukarno chews out Kano sisters See in context

are any of them really Japanese?

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Posted in: Marriage-hunting bra See in context

If I were a man and discovered that under my date's garments, I would quietly but quickly get as far away as possible.

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