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Posted in: Deer-related injuries in Nara reach record number already this year See in context

Been there once many years ago with the J-wife and kids. It was fun but I made sure the kids were safe as the deer were trying to go for their hands because they are fed by humans which is not a good thing. I wonder if Nara has any restaurants serving venison (it's good wild meat) like the area on Izu Hanto where you can watch boar racing and then get a nice boar stew afterwards.

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Posted in: Chocolate hot spring bath opens in Japan See in context

I can't imagine sitting in a tub of hot chocolate. Don't want to say anything rude here but this looks like a scat party, yuck!

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Posted in: Former part-time teacher arrested for paying high school girl for sex See in context

Questions I have are:

Is it not correct that the age of majority in Tokyo is 16, so if you are 16 or over then you are legal age of consent to engage in sex?

If yes, then is it the money paid for their encounter that makes this a crime?

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Posted in: More than 100 firearms, 1,000 bullets found in dead man’s home See in context

Have a friend in the USA who makes this guy look like a rookie. Personally i hate weapons especially guns but unfortunately the laws allow people to acquire massive amounts of them due to laws that are backed by corrupt politicians on the take. Japan's gun control laws are better but once in a while you get these nut jobs who slip through the system.

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Posted in: Under-fire mayor resigns after ordering arson See in context


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Posted in: Police raid yakuza office in Tokyo over Kabukicho shooting See in context

That photograph looks like a parade and not a raid. Seriously Japanese police raids are a joke. They announce the raid, get news reporters and cameras ready then march in to apprehend criminals who know the police are coming. Keystone cops at their best.

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Posted in: ANA pilot fails alcohol breath test one hour before he was scheduled to fly See in context

Seriously this is insane rhetoric. No one operating a vehicle transporting people should be under the influence of any drug, period. Especially a commercial enterprise like an airplane flight.

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Posted in: Teen pot users may hallucinate, become paranoid See in context

The pot should be lab tested for cbd and thc levels, pesticides or dangerous drugs, then labeled by government standards and sold responsibly which might reduce any mental issues. The other side of the issue may be that some not all people can not tolerate pot which is also why some people should not drink alcohol.

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Posted in: 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies after being detained by U.S. border agents See in context

Did the incarceration cause the illness that killed the boy or did he contract the illness before the incarceration? In either case the CBP did their job and twice took the child to a hospital. Will we get an autopsy report?

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Posted in: Emperor draws record 82,000 birthday well-wishers before abdication next year See in context

Omedeto gozaimazu. This last real emperor of Japan is a national treasure.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors say they will detain Ghosn as long as needed See in context

Ghosn may or may be not guilty but what i like about the Japanese legal system is they don't mess around like the system in the USA which would go on for years and spend countless $$ and end up in a mistrial. I can look a man in the face and tell if he is a liar or a criminal.

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

This caravan is a bunch of bs which is primarily young men and not the women and children the media portrays. The USA is not a free meal ticket. I work hard, pay taxes and get not a lot to show for my efforts. Why should the money i pay the USA government be spent on assisting invaders, 3rd world countries and not be spent on improving my family's welfare? Defend the border and if Mexico won't control this problem because they are spineless then the USA needs to take serious action against Mexico and close borders and business with Mexico.

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Posted in: Mick Jagger on new Stones tour, Aretha, acting and Grammys See in context

Hope he/they can pull this tour off. The Stones need to gracefully retire before they embarrass themselves. Their song writing days are long gone and are milking the old cow dry.

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Posted in: Imperial couple visit support center for foreigners in Shizuoka See in context

I had to learn Japanese the hard way, on the street almost 30 years ago. Unless you are in a major metropolitan area with professional Japanese language teaching facilities it is rough to get a grasp of an asian language as they are quite difficult compared to latin based languages. If Japan is going to seriously address accepting foreigners into their society which is inevitable much to the chagrin of most of the population, then publicly funded language training centers are needed. I applaud the royals for visiting the facility in Hamamatsu and hope that Japanese culture will open their eyes and support foreigners trying to assimilate themselves.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving father with Alzheimer’s at expressway parking area See in context

The poor man obviously deserves much better than to be cast aside when he can't function and the daughter feels desperate. There has to be some type of public health facility that can take him into care or what about other family members to assist in this matter. Makes me very sad to hear this story. I have watched my mother slip into alzheimers slowly for almost 15 years now, can't speak, walk or feed herself. I had to put her in a not so nice but caring facility because her US health care insurance (medicare) is all i can afford to use as the yearly cost for her maintenance exceeds $100,000. I hope he gets the care he needs and the daughter can come to terms for her dilemma.

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Posted in: Deadly California wildfire continues as teams sift through ashes for remains See in context

Trump finally comments days after this tragedy occurred???

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 23 in California wildfire See in context

Yesterday my car and everyone's vehicles had a fine powder coating which is the airborne ash from the burned town of Paradise. There may also be cremains of the people that were incinerated in the inferno mixed in to those ashes. RIP Paradise Lost.

I have given up on Trump's lack of concern for this country's citizens.

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 23 in California wildfire See in context

It is so sad that so many lost everything and we don't know yet how many lost their lives. I drove into the bay area a week ago to blue cloudless skies and for the past few days you can't see the sun or hardly breathe outside from the smoke and i am 155 miles southwest of Paradise! Trump's comments are as usual stupid and hurtful. Not much of a leader. Where is the national guard and military to assist local first responders?

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Posted in: Laforet Harajuku highlights fashion & activism with special Vivienne Westwood anniversary exhibit See in context

Could have been a more professional photo with a background to make her look better.

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Posted in: Armed men in Cameroon kidnap 79 school children See in context

Cowards the whole lot.

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Posted in: U.S. Olympic Committee moves to disband USA Gymnastics body See in context

It is a disgrace that the USA has not taken bolder steps to root out the problem of abuse within it's gymnastic programs.

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Posted in: Police investigate speeding case after driver posts footage online See in context

I had a 1985 Corvette that took me to 150 mph + and more and did this on western us desert highways, what a blast. Can't imagine what that Nissan GTR was like but ten plus miles of open Nevada backroads on a full moon night with that vette was heaven with the Eagles Hotel California pumping out the speakers.

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Posted in: 1,000 boxes of disposable chopsticks dumped on Tokyo freeway following delivery truck fire See in context

I dislike wood waribashi hashi and also dislike plastic hashi used in many other asian ethnic restaurants but short of bringing my own what can you do.

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Posted in: 'Miracle' as New Zealand baby rescued from sea See in context

Lucky kid. Could have turned out much differently. Parents need to keep a watchful eye on their children.

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Posted in: Japan to provide Y200 bil loan to help Malaysia battle debt problem See in context

Waste of money. This ceremony is in this day and time silly. Malaysia is a 3rd world country and economy that takes handouts from 1st world countries to survive and should be creating an infrastructure to import manufacturing projects that can be exported to support its needs.

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Posted in: Man arrested over deaths of mother, grandmother in Shimane See in context

Rip to the family. Why are all the people except one wearing face masks? Is the air pollution that bad or bacteria and viruses are floating around?

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Posted in: Jimmy Page looks back at 50 years of Led Zeppelin See in context

Had many great experiences listening to Led Zeppelin through the years. As Jimmy has aged, he looks almost half Japanese in this photograph.

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Posted in: Trump warns that migrants who throw stones at U.S. military may be shot See in context

Trump's rhetoric is always a problem but the issue at hand is not how he can't make a sentence without issues. The issue is if this caravan reaches the border of the USA and then throw rocks at those defenders of the USA, what will be the response by the USA. Any fool can see in the photographs of the caravans that the vast majority of the people in those caravans are men 15-35 year old as i can guess but not substantiate. Are these people going to contribute or just suck the resources paid for by Americans who cannot control where our tax money is spent.

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Posted in: There has been some criticism in Japan of freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was freed after being held hostage in Syria for more than three years, that if you go to a dangerous place, despite the government urging you not to, and are taken prisoner, you get what you asked for (referred to in Japanese as jiko sekinin or self-responsibility). Do you agree with this view? See in context

I have not read any of this journalist's reports from the field but someone paid a lot of $ to free him. There is a difference between reporting or creating news for your employer. There may have been persons injured or killed in the background saving this journalist's rear end but the media would never report it.

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Posted in: Paul McCartney arrives in Japan for four concerts See in context

The Beatles shaped a lot of young people's lives and mine too. Paul's wife is beautiful at 58 if i may say so. Wish I could be at his concert in Japan.

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