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Posted in: Scorcher See in context

Poor monkeys. They look awful. Give them a hose and a yard sprinkler at least. I don't think the JT content editor checked the format of the "Meat Guy" photograph in relationship to the photograph of the monkeys.

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Posted in: NEC shows 'flying car' hovering steadily for minute See in context

Iinteresting technology. Check out Kittyhawk.com and Boeing buying out their Cora division probably for flying taxis.

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Posted in: Trump touts Afghan peace progress but warns he is able to kill millions See in context

Trump again put his words first before thinking about them or he is just plain stupid or both. When people ask me "what country do you come from", I am embarrassed to say the USA. Why, because the USA was at one time a shining light in a dark world but it has lost that status and we look like reality TV idiots.

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Posted in: Collapsing California cliff claims 3 lives along beach See in context

RIP to the dead and condolences to the families and friends of those dead. Many a time I have been near cliffs (above or below) and always kept my distance from them because the soil is not stable.

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Posted in: Tokyo public schools will stop forcing students to dye their hair black, official promises See in context

Ridiculous idea that you have to have black hair to be educated in schools. What about skin color? Are my "Hafu" children not Japanese enough looking, are they too white, should they get cosmetic surgery to alter their "Gaijin" shaped eyes? I love Japan but some of the rules and social mores are just silly.

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Posted in: At least 20 dead, 26 wounded after shooting at Walmart store in Texas See in context

Another day in the life of America. Guns and violence are the norm now. RIP to all the dead and my condolences to the families and friends of those lost. Too many nut jobs get their hands on powerful weapons because the US gun control system is a joke. The 2nd amendment of the US constitution was written at a time when you loaded a rifle by hand and it took maybe 30 seconds to prepare a round to be fired and today we interpret that amendment differently than it's initial purpose which was to have citizens form a militia when needed to protect their homes, towns and families. The true meaning of the 2nd amendment has been distorted and weapons manufacturers are feeding people's minds with the idea that if you don't have a gun then you are a target.

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Posted in: Suicide jumper flung back onto train platform, injuring 2 See in context

Tragedy all around. Family should not be made to pay for his damages. We only had one suicide in our family when my cousin's stepson hung himself from a tree in their front yard, nobody saw it coming. I don't understand why people can be on the platform next to a train going about 90 kilometers or close to 60 miles per hour. I remember at least 25 years ago that the shinkansen platform in Atami had gates to keep people away from the edge until the train stopped. Japan needs to invest heavily in security and safety equipment.

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Posted in: More details emerge about anime studio arson attack that killed 33 See in context

RIP to the people that were trapped and had no way out. The roof escape route would have saved the majority of those people if it had been unlocked. Management should be blamed and brought to trial if they are alive.

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Posted in: Dementia patients reported missing in 2018 hit record 17,000 See in context

Dementia is a sad illness and many people with it wander off, sometimes with tragic consequences. Hopefully science will find a way to slow it down or stop it. Japan does have a good system of alerting the public when someone wanders off using the loudspeakers scattered around the neighborhoods to announce a missing person.

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Posted in: U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, citing concerns over Iran See in context

The rest of the world including the USA should pull out of that area and let them settle their differences. The USA does not need middle eastern oil so let's allow the forces to take their natural courses.

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Posted in: Former Empress Michiko diagnosed with heart valve abnormalities See in context

Hope she has a valve replacement soon. When the heart does not pump properly due to leaking heart valves clots can develop in the chambers and if one travels to the brain, your can have a stroke, paralysis or die. Gambatte Michiko!

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Posted in: Pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35A jet crash See in context

Vertigo and disorientation are common issues in small aircraft crashes.

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Posted in: Japan's commercial whaling to restart July 1 after 3-decade hiatus See in context

This hunt for research is garbage talk. According to my j-wife who had to eat whale meat in school lunches, it tasted terrible. Shame on Japan.

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Posted in: Trump administration bans cruises in crackdown on U.S. travel to Cuba See in context

If Trump followed his agenda then why not ban tourism to Russia, China and all repressive regimes that meddle in other counties business, oh wait a minute doesn't the USA do that too.

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Posted in: Japan ends search for crashed F35 fighter jet See in context

They need deep water salvage to find that aircraft before the Chinese or Russians find it.

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Posted in: 4 injured after 80-year-old man backs car into them in Osaka See in context

We took my grandmother's car away when she backed in to parked cars in a shopping center parking lot. We also did the same when my mother started developing dementia and could not retake the driving test because she could not understand the questions. Elders after say age 65-70 should be tested every 2-3 years. Problem is that you can purchase and own a car without a driver's license in the USA and there are many young to old folks folks who drive on expired licenses. Driving is a privilege and not a right.

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Posted in: Trump calls London mayor 'stone cold loser' as he arrives in Britain See in context

Trump is not low class but has no class when it comes to diplomacy. He is an embarrassment to the USA.

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Posted in: Trump says impeachment is 'dirty, filthy, disgusting word' See in context

Donny boy has some serious issues. The us population has more issues because they support this idiot and his agenda. It's time for the USA population to get off of the sofa and turn off reality TV and wake up. I am embarrassed that this country is so lame.

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

This is insane to say the least. And donny boy says he is on par with this nk nut job. Things are getting worse every day. Makes me want to put a bullet in my head.

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Posted in: Mariko: The littlest Tokaido post town See in context

Great story about the Tokaido route and this little sleepy town just west of Shizuoka shi, My wife is from Mariko and we visited her parents and ate at Chojiya many times to taste the tororojiru, oishi desu!!

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Posted in: Mass stabbing near Tokyo lasted less than 20 seconds See in context

What a senseless act. I cannot understand this person's actions. To attack innocent children is beyond belief. An eye for an eye justice is appropriate but unfortunately the murderer is already gone. RIP to the children and adults who lost their lives.

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Posted in: 27 rescued from human trafficking in Japan in 2018 See in context

Only 27 seven persons in one year. There are thousands of these trafficked people in Japan. When I go out on the town once a month there are countless hostesses in any Japanese city from the Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam that are probably slave labor or worse but who am I to judge the Japanese system. This has been and always will be the status quo in Japan.

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Posted in: Former KAT-TUN singer admits to marijuana use See in context

Seems to me like a harmless act. Japan allowed marijuana cultivation and use before the USA invaded Japan in 1945. Japan tobacco needs to get on board and find a better product to peddle instead of those cancer sticks. Shichimi togarashi even has hemp seeds in it. Wake up Japan.

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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

I agree that it is correct to use the family name first and given name second. I never call my father in law or mother in law by their given names unless they ask me to address them in that manner.

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Posted in: Court asked to stop dolphin hunts in Wakayama town See in context

The slaughter of these mammals is beyond being human and must stop as there is no reason for this practice.

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Posted in: U.S. abortion rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban See in context

Where did the other abortion blog go? Personally don't like the idea of abortion except in the cases of rape, incest and if the fetus is not going to make it or it puts the mother's health at risk. If your too lazy to take contraceptives then don't have sex and then use abortion as a convenient contraceptive.

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Posted in: Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike; ignites social media See in context

I understand that women want to have certain rights to decide to have an abortion or not but take contraceptives and don't use abortion as a contraceptive. Back in college, I knew so many fellow young students who had several abortions per year because they did not use contraceptives and nobody had a second thought about it. When my Jwife and I got pregnant we were living together but not married at that time. We could have had an abortion but we chose not to proceed, got married and have a great son that turned into a great man.

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Posted in: Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crash-landing, no fatalities See in context

Lucky they ended up in shallow water. That runway is long as it has submarine hunters, P3's and P8's using it daily. Pilot must have come in hot and too far down the runway to not be able to stop before skidding off into the St. Johns river. Some ex US transportation official called it a miracle on the St. Johns comparing it to the miracle on the Hudson but I disagree. This was not anywhere similar to what happened to the aircraft that landed in the Hudson river with no propulsion and nowhere to land except in the river.

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Posted in: 120 interviews later, photographer releases book about Japanese ‘hafu’ identity See in context

My younger son and daughter are both "hafu" and are beautiful people. They have Japanese names and were never discriminated by our neighbors or people in town when we shopped or ate out.

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Posted in: House panel chair accuses Trump of 'massive, unprecedented' obstruction See in context

If you have do nothing illegal, why all this trying to stop the reports from being open to everyone to read.

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