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Posted in: China evacuates more than 3,000 nationals from Vietnam after unrest See in context

Why killing and all the violence? They just proved they are even worse than Chinese when it comes to protest against another nation.

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Posted in: Fear of economic blow as births drop around world See in context

The less humans in this world, the less we consume and destroy the planet.

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Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation See in context

I totally agree with your statement on China's logic, CH3CHO. China is the new "Japan during WWII".

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Posted in: Anti-Korean stickers posted at several points along Shikoku pilgrimage route See in context

Just goes to prove that racism against Koreans is still very much alive and well in Japan.

Thomas, I would say that it is alive but not very much. Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Association and NHK showing this on TV, the punishment for the "Japanese only" sign at the Urawa Red's game, the anti-racist demos on the other side of the street against racist right-wings marching in Shin Okubo.

I'm really glad to hear people in Japan are standing against racism and putting a stop to it.

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Posted in: Abe likely to decide on next sales tax hike around December See in context

Yeahhh! More taxes....

It's funny how they wanted to get rid of Noda because he wanted to raise the taxes. They got rid of him and boom! "We (LPD) are still raising the taxes."

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Posted in: Is Japan overworking its teachers? One exhausted educator says, 'YES!' See in context

Is Japan overworking its teachers? One exhausted educator says, 'YES!'

Just one?

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Posted in: Miyagi court rules bank not responsible for employees' deaths in tsunami See in context

The focal point of the suit was whether or not the bank management could have foreseen that a tsunami would have been higher than the roof which was 10 meters high.

Because the management of course, were super humans and could see the future with their super powers.

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Posted in: Unfriendly relations See in context

And this is why we will never move forward.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 'Thanks Day' where employees become valued guests See in context


So they spend most of their lives working there serving petulant visitors or dressed up as disney characters and then Disney think they want to be rewarded by spending more time there? Weird.

Not weird at all. I worked in World Disney World for three years and during those years of my life I spent a lot of my free time in the parks and resorts (Disney). Some days as a reward, after the park closed (I worked in the water parks) the managers would work as the operators on the slides and us the lifeguards and slide operators would just have fun for an hour or so. Trust me it works. It keeps the cast members happy.

I didn't get a lot of money in Disney but I did enjoy the job quite much. They know how to treat their employees and keep them happy. Thing I've rarely seen in my years working in Japan.

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Posted in: Morale booster See in context

Sounds more like bait to me. "So yeah, we saw you trying to look under her skirt."

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Posted in: Indian village orders gang-rape of woman as punishment for having affair See in context

What the hell!? What kind of people would ever allow, AUTHORIZE something like this to happen??? There's something seriously messed up with people there.

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Posted in: China slams 'troublemaker' Abe after Africa visit See in context

Substitute the word "Japan" for "China" in the comments from the Chinese ambassador and then it would all make sense.

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Posted in: Beat the heat See in context

I dress like that when I'm cold.

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Posted in: 'Lucky Man' See in context

Reminds m of Black Friday when the stores open.

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Posted in: No. of murders in Japan in 2013 drops to postwar low See in context

That's even less than the number of assassinations back home in Puerto Rico. Considering how small the island is compared to Japan, like two or three prefectures put together... And people still ask me why am I way on the other side of the planet.

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Posted in: 5-year-old boy dies after being hit by train in Ehime See in context

So, this week we've had a 5y/I drown in a river while playing with his father, a 2y/o abducted while shopping with his parents and now, a kid that was playing near the train tracks with his mother's consent. Does anybody else see a pattern of poor parenting here?

Nope. Circumstances in these three stories were totally different. Now if you say that the tragedy in this article was due to bad parenting then I agree a 100% with you.

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Posted in: Do you think the legal age of adulthood in Japan should be lowered to 18 instead of 20? See in context

Depends JT. If you mean that the person is not a child at 19, then yes. It should be lowered to 18.

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Posted in: 5-year-old boy dies after being hit by train in Ehime See in context

After what I've seen in my years in Japan, I can say that this doesn't surprise me.

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Posted in: Ecuador gov't offers $200,000 reward for killers of Japanese honeymooner See in context


Japanese tourists need a safety awareness and education; Japanese common sense is only good within Japan, prior to foreign trip.

I really don't see how your comment applies to this story. No common sense could have saved them from this scam. The story clearly says that taxi drivers are involved with the gangs. Could have been any tourist regardless a high or low profile.

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Posted in: Abe reaches out to Hashimoto for possible alliance See in context

I didn't think bad of Abe but WHY reaching to Hashimoto???

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Posted in: Man clearing snow from roof falls to his death See in context

My uncle died the same way.

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Posted in: Tokyo police take 13 underage girls into custody for 'JK walking' See in context

Why does Japan have to change the name to something like enjokosai or JK walking? Call it what it is - prostitution.

I agree with tmarie. This is prostitution. Not all of them. But the ones that accept money for going to love hotels are exactly that, prostitutes.

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Posted in: 80% of 'black companies' guilty of illegal business practices, survey finds See in context

Oh please! The Ministry shouldn't act so surprised about this. We all know that a big portion of companies in Japan does tons of things under the table. Labor laws!? Didn't know such things exist in Japan. All those things I studied while I was in College about human resources in the work force mean nothing in here. Heck, even extortion is legal in the great Japan. That is so disappointing Japan.

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Posted in: Australia posts code of conduct for asylum-seekers See in context

The new code, which states people must not become involved in criminal behavior in Australia, deliberately damage property, give false identity documents or lie to a government official,

Seems pretty fair to me.

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Posted in: China slams Japan for resolution on air defense zone See in context

What Japan should be doing at the moment is to stop these kinds of wrong actions, stop quibbling and stop its provocations," Hong said.

And China by no means is being provocative by saying "this is my new air zone. Screw you guys!"

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Posted in: Microsoft blocks censorship of Skype in China See in context

Great Firewall, OMG that is so funny.

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Posted in: Man switched at birth wishes he could roll back clock See in context

I could understand his desires to meet his biological family. But saying that he wants to roll back the clock because he could have had a different life is quite and ungrateful thing to say to his family. Whose mother singly raised him after her husband passed away, along with his brothers. Blood is not the only thing that makes you family.

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Posted in: Pop group Arashi inspires extreme fan worship See in context

Ha! Losers!

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Posted in: Man arrested for riding brakeless bike in first such case See in context


Anyone who thinks they are just plain dangerous vehicles that should be banned with a heavy hand is welcome to post a list of accidents involving them and caused by the fact they had no brakes.

Yes it is plain dumb to ride a fixie without rear brakes. Yes you could stop it is by pedaling backwards... till somehow the chain loosens due to daily use and gets off the gear. It happens.

To my knowledge, people who ride fixies are bicycle hobbyists and there are reasons they don't have back brakes.

I have to totally disagree with you there. Some small group of people, yes. But a lot bigger group of people use them because it's the style, fashion, trend, etc.

The bicycle hobbyists usually are up to date with the laws on the road and follow them.

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