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Posted in: Sawajiri pleads guilty to illegal drug possession, says she won't return as actress See in context

Great another ""confession"" I see...…..

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Posted in: Japan bars entry of foreign travelers from China's Hubei Province See in context

One would think that after SARS that countries would have contingency plans made up for the next outbreak...…

But TIJ & here they wing it!!!  ………….. and badly at that!

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Posted in: Japanese husbands in survey say they do half the housework and childcare; wives say 'Nope' See in context

Its pretty much IMPOSSIBLE for men to contribute more at home until Japan starts getting better at work\life BALANCE, until THAT starts to happen, it AINT going to happen!

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Posted in: Troubled foreign youth get leg up to rejoin Japanese society See in context

Agree with Kurisupisu.

This needs to start earlier in life so these kids & ALL kids have a better chance to survive the pressure cooker that is Japan.

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Posted in: New multi-use park facility in the heart of Shibuya set to open in June See in context


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Posted in: Japanese nationals return from virus-hit Wuhan on charter jet See in context


Actually, the U.S.plane will fly to Anchorage and then Ontario, California. The passengers will be screened, interviews, and advised in Anchorage and then released in Ontario, California with the same conditions the Japanese govt. are placing on those returning to Japan.

If this is true(not doubting you) then the US would be an idiot as well.

Hopefully they have "noticed" that China is shutting down cities......try to imagine the US doing that or same in Tokyo.....boggles the imagination.

This could potentially turn out worse than 311!!

I hope the world dodges a bullet but govts seem to be lax....insane!

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Posted in: Japanese nationals return from virus-hit Wuhan on charter jet See in context

Come on Japan stop being an IDIOT I beg you!!

Book these folks a nice room for about 2wks, THEN send them home!!

Anything else is Russian Roulette ……… gross utter stupidity!

I really wish I would read some common sense from time to time, alas....a rare bird!

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Posted in: Elderly man stabs wife, then himself See in context

…… this stuff happens way too often, makes you dread getting old!

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Posted in: Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says See in context

The FACT that Japan has to consider making a LAW for this shows how completely idiotic & backwards they are.

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Posted in: Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says See in context


Name & shame these companies I say!

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

Currently there's a Canadian Naval ship anchored off the place where Meghan is staying.

zichi, That doesn't mean anything, I mean anything, I mean where else is the Cdn navy going to park a vessel, either on the east or west coast, the north has too much ice this time of year :)

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

This couple should have been more honest BEFORE they got hitched that they were going to bail, IF, that is what they had actually decided together!

I suspect this was Meghans plan all along & Harry is being taken along for the ride, time will tell if he can get his pants back from her. She has asserted herself once the little one was born for sure.

I too think it wont last, clearly even though Meghan had to deal with some crap(what royal to be doesn't!!) she didn't even remotely give it a chance, that is why I predict the marriage will break down.

Time will tell as they say!!

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Posted in: Man arrested for leaving father’s ashes in toilet at Tokyo Station See in context

I could understand if the ashes were given to a kid to deal with but a 53 year old should have EASILY been able to deal with the ashes in a more dignified manner.

Just give him a stern talking & send him on his way......

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Posted in: 'Chibanian' adopted as name for geologic age See in context

Very cool, I am in Chiba & I studied a fair bit of Geology way back in time. Chibanian…..I like it!

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Posted in: James Bond producer rules out female 007 See in context

007 is male end of story, thanks Barbara for setting the record straight!

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

Japan is a real disgrace, now this guy is part of the 99% convicted....for caring about his kids

Talk about CRUEL!!!

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Posted in: Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan See in context

Mc-Pron LOL!!!

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Posted in: 3 of Japan’s best whiskies about to disappear as shortages loom See in context

It is unfortunate, its  become hard to find any J-single malts these days.

Now there is a bunch of blended whiskey on the shelves & often at higher prices then the single malts of years gone by so I now mostly give it a pass.

If you can try to track down some Ichiro from Chichibu, you WILL enjoy!

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Posted in: Queen agrees to let Harry, Meghan move part time to Canada See in context

These 2 both have their own histories, aren't young, Hollywood & Royal couple, what could possibly go wrong.....

Seems like Megan is really throwing her weight around by wanting to live in Cda as well, she supposedly knew you would think she was marrying into the Royal family & now once a kid is born she is pushing to get them out......wish them good luck they ARE going to need it bigtime!!!

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day See in context

It looks like most people who read English news articles in Japan are sympathetic with Ghosn - baffles me why. The guy was screwing the system for years to amass and keep his fortune. But you don’t want to hear the truth..

Learn to read I & almost everyone posting is saying PUT him on TRIAL & then PROSECUTE...….if you can!!!

What myself & so many others have a REAL issue with is the brutality of the system, the FORCED CONFESSIONS!!

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Posted in: Ex-adviser brought ¥20 mil in cash to Japan in casino scandal See in context

Japan....corruption, bribery...….hahahahahaha!!

This has been going on & on & on since FOREVER!!!!  I think one can still make a good return investing in brown envelopes here in Japan!!!!

Been saying this for decades, bribes & corruption are the prime reason Japan is so expensive & why we all get so little value for our yen in Japan, we have to pay for this stuff sadly!!

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Posted in: Olympic Games must connect with gamers to keep relevant: Bach See in context

Pathetic...…..if the IOC is looking towards videogames for the future then please just start SHUTTIING the Olympics down!

Gaming is fine in moderation, like most anything but it doesn't need any more promotion, gaming has already become a MAJOR problem\addiction in far too many lives & looks to get worse

just nuts!!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

Boy oh boy  the Japanese quoted in this article really come across as intellectual midgets!! Embarrassing to read their lame lines.....

Come on Japan its way past time to start doing BETTER!

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'We’re not getting married?' See in context

RecklessJan. 8 03:44 pm JSTI think saying that you can't get married because you want to start a business is total BS. It's a red herring. As long as she's aware upfront that he might not have a lot of money and that is fine.

Yeah, but down the road a bit when she feels she isn't getting enough attention, compared to the guys work trouble usually ensues, seen it tons of times! Women are all fine with things until they are NOT.

Better for the guy, IF he is serious, to give the business his full attention & if it pans out then go from there, but my comment above still applies!!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors condemn Ghosn's remarks in Lebanon See in context

I haven't watched all the footage yet but think I have up until the questions started, Ghosn seems to have laid things out pretty well.

The J-system of course looks like the barbaric system it IS!

I haven't been watching TV here to gauge the talking heads, hope, pray they demonstrate some honesty.....

The ministers comments are just plain awful & NO ONE quoted in the article said anything that even remotely resembles the truth in the proceeding up until Ghosn left!

What I found interesting & also downright scary was Ghosn's description of how the prosecutors RAN the courts, bossing the judges around, doesn't surprise me really, it does sound like judges have no spine at all.

I hope the light shines bright for many days to come on this horrible system in place in Japan.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'We’re not getting married?' See in context

The guy clearly said he wants to start his own business, NOT a small thing he is absolutely correct he should put any marriage off until he tries his business idea out as it will take EVEYTHING out of him for him to succeed, a marriage would only mess it up almost guaranteed, a marriage would draw his focus away & likely result in failure of the business & any marriage

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Posted in: Ghosn says he will reveal names of Japan gov't officials behind his arrest See in context

I cant imagine a J-tv station showing this live, they wouldn't have the guts! Would LOVE to be proved wrong on this one!!!

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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn's wife See in context

Japan, how LOW can you go!!!

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Posted in: staff warned over criticizing company's climate policy See in context

Sadly this is all to true about companies, you need to be CAREFUL about when  you speak about things like climate issues or politics anywhere near or even outside the office, people do NOT have any real power in this & govts will NOT help them!

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Posted in: Inside the rogue 7-Eleven, a convenience store completely cut off by its company See in context

I have been saying for years the rich & powerful are killing the Golden Goose, the middle classes, greed has been off the charts the last 30+ years!

profits need to be more evenly spread out the top 10% own an incredibly obscene amount of wealth worldwide, as this 7-11 owner correctly states this is unsustainable!

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