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Posted in: New lineup See in context

Is this a remake of the Usual Suspects?

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Posted in: China says Germans fine if their war atonement is compared to Japan See in context

The Germans have never kicked up a fuss ... This is the difference between Germans and Japanese, how they face up to history. The whole world knows that.”

Yes, let's have China speak about Tibet and Tienanmen Square some as I know they haven't faced up to their own history. Pot, meet kettle.

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Posted in: Cop busted for filming up skirt of student on escalator See in context

I haven't seen it on the news once, except here in print. He should be publicly reprimanded for his actions and his face across the TV so everybody knows what a disgrace he is to the uniform.

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Posted in: 21-year-old man arrested for fracturing newborn son's skull See in context

This makes me sick to my stomach. Why did it also take this long to figure everything out?!?!

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested over hit-and-run See in context

"Oh, that was a person? I only thought it was a speed bump. Sorry about that. I will be more careful next time." ...walks away unpunished...

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Posted in: U.S. author Tom Clancy dead at 66 See in context

Same goes for me. He and Michael Crichton were the two authors that really got me interested in reading back in high school. Thanks for opening me up to a great world with Jack Ryan. RIP.

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Posted in: Man caught driving wrong way on expressway said he was going back the way he came See in context

So, what are they taught again at the "driving centers" as they pay some 20Man plus for a license again??? Or, is this just a case of extreme stupidity?

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Posted in: China: 2020 Olympic success will depend on how Japan faces its history See in context

Yes, and China has faced it's past with Tiennamen Square and Tibet. Right. Pot, meet kettle.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor slams Fukushima coverage on eve of 2020 vote See in context

"We will provide all the data and that will be fair." For only what we wish you to know, otherwise you'll just have to believe us. Right....

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Posted in: Prosecutors to drop criminal charges against Kan, TEPCO execs See in context

Of course that was going to happen, P.M. Kan and the blokes at TEPCO are their Sempais!!

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Posted in: NRA says tainted water may have to be released into ocean See in context

“The situation at Fukushima is changing everyday,” Tanaka said. “Fukushima Daiichi has various risks. The accident has yet to be settled down.”

And yet they still let incompetent people run the show at TEPCO and within the gov't.

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Posted in: Teacher beats student over flippant comment; loses 10% of salary See in context

The punishment never fits the crime here, does it?

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Posted in: Japan unveils biggest warship since World War II See in context

“We express our concern at Japan’s constant expansion of its military equipment. This trend is worthy of high vigilance by Japan’s Asian neighbors and the international community,” China’s defense ministry told AFP."

Chinese politicians remind me of 4 year old boys who don't bother thinking before speaking.

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Posted in: Aso's gaffe exposes Japanese ignorance of Jews See in context

"Aso's gaffe exposes Japanese ignorance of Jews"

not just Jews, but all things related to WWII. They don't even know their own history - if you want proof, just read any of the history textbooks used in high schools here, whether A or B, it doesn't matter.

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Posted in: Kono criticizes Abe for questioning war apology See in context

It feels like Kono is one of the few politicians who has actually opened up a non-Monbukagakusho history textbook, read it, and understood it. I don't think anybody else ever has by their asinine comments.

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Posted in: Summers in Japan becoming intolerable See in context

I don't have a problem with summers in Japan. Granted, it's very hot and humid, but just like it was back home for me before I came here. The hardest thing I have difficulty with is the air-conditioner being set at 28, 29, and 30 degrees. I can't work in an environment like that, and it's obvious that others can't either. I just wish people were more willing to turn it down (and leave it at) something like 25-26 degrees. Summer here is great and I love going to parks and the beach to enjoy it, but lets use the AC a little more!

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Posted in: Shikoku launches month-long social media showcase to promote tourism See in context

I love Shikoku. The drive from Matsuyama, then down along the Shimanto River to Kochi is just wonderful. It's such a relaxing and beautiful drive. One of my favorite rivers in Japan for sure. Some hidden gems along it for swimming pools, too. Once you get to Kochi there is some great surfing up and down the coast.

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Posted in: Kanji skills decline in digital age See in context

I know mine have as I don't write it much on paper anymore save the end of the year reports (指導要録), everything is usually email. Don't have the time nor motivation to practice writing anymore either.

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Posted in: Japan Tobacco sues Thailand over cigarette packaging See in context

If “JTI however does not believe that increasing the size of graphic health warnings to cover 85% of cigarette packaging is effective or proportionate,” then why should they care? Thailand is completely in their right to regulate the packaging of the products however they choose. Of course tobacco kills you. Any moron knows that, and people should have the right to choose whether they do/don't smoke. The size of the description on the pack is besides the point. I also hope Thailand kicks JT to the curb.

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Posted in: Firms seek grads who can think fast, work in teams See in context

@Wakarimasen, good point, it seems that here all it takes is going to a university with a decent reputation. I know first and foremost that most uni grads only have their grades looked at, and many of them have group interviews, which makes me wonder how well they're actually assessed by companies.

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Posted in: 4 junior high students arrested for hitting their classmate with mop See in context

"Meanwhile, the school said that in May, it had warned one of the bullies after a teacher saw him kick the boy in the stomach, NTV reported. "

I wonder what else the school did in regards to this? As a HR teacher, I can tell you that I would have to call both parents, victim and assailant's, and for something like this, he would get get a "principal warning" 校長訓戒, as well as get suspended for, most likely, one week at my school. Curious how they handled it.

I'm happy to see incidents like this not being brushed under the rug.

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Posted in: Tie cools down your body See in context

I like the idea and think it's on the right track, but doubt it will work very well. I'm still waiting for my air-conditioned suit!!

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Posted in: NHK may charge viewer fees for Internet, smartphone usage See in context

Anna LouiseJun. 15, 2013 - 11:32AM JST

The NHK sales people are a bunch of rude gangsters! I had one man try to force his way into my house to see if I had a TV and another two, who persistently rang my bell and kicked my door while shouting profanities! Since they were recorded on my door monitor phone, the owner of the apartment building said he was going to complain to NHK and claim for the damage the salesman did to the door! Good luck NHK, you are not getting one red cent out of me!

Anna, if they kicked your door and tried to force their way into your house, then you should have called the police. That is illegal and you can bring charges against them for that.

I am 100% against paying NHK fees, and that is because my family and I DON'T watch it. Not at all. Why should I pay for a network we don't watch. We use our TV almost exclusively for DVD's for our family. There is so much rubbish on the telly recently I don't want my kids being exposed to much of it. I would rather them get educational videos via the net or DVDs. I don't have the internet to play online games, so why should I be forced to pay for a video game channel - it's the same with NHK. I don't watch it, so don't see why I should pay it. That's what I tell the NHK man when he comes around every year or so, and it was just last week he finally came around. I told him exactly what I wrote above politely. He continued to be persistent and I just told him if he wants my money, then he has to come back with a police officer and a lawyer because until then, I'm not paying for something I don't use.

NHK needs commercials rather than stealing money from the public for their rubbish shows.

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Posted in: Ideas for keeping your data safe from spying See in context

I have heard about VPN's recently, would that help if you wanted to protect yourself from being hacked?

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Posted in: Shiga teacher confesses to installing camera in girls’ restroom See in context

I hope he gets life in jail without parole!

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Posted in: Honolulu, Oslo most expensive cities for summer travel: TripAdvisor See in context

Hawaii doesn't have to be expensive - just don't stay in a 4 star hotel then!

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Posted in: NHK TV dramas to air in Myanmar See in context

Are NHK collectors going to go banging on doors overseas now, too?

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Posted in: Middle-aged males suffering from epidemic of wife-induced disease See in context

I'd just say those wives have Borderline personality disorder, myself.

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Posted in: Japanese, Spanish climbers, guide perish on Nepal mountain See in context

Sorry to hear they died. But, better to die doing something you love/enjoy than slaving away in an office wasting your life with each breath. RIP.

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Posted in: Hashimoto cancels trip to U.S. See in context

“Traveling to the United States under the present circumstances will not bring any merit and will cause difficulties for local people,” No, I am sure that it would only cause difficulties for yourself considering you have such extreme views, open your mouth before you speak, and are an "educated" idiot.

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