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Posted in: Matt Damon defends being cast for 'Great Wall' See in context

The thing is the Chinese had their chance to showcase Chinese talent in a blockbuster Chinese movie and they opted for an American. The role that was tailored for Mr. Damon didn't necessarily have to be a European mercenary.

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Posted in: 2 boys arrested for alleged extortion of high school students See in context

The future of Yakuza.

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Posted in: Goodbye 'God Save the Queen?' UK debates new England anthem See in context

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Posted in: Woman gets 16 years for killing boyfriend See in context

'Fatal Attraction' on steroids.

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Posted in: 'Tokyo Story' star Setsuko Hara dies at 95 See in context

TS is one of my favorite films of all time and Hara's performance in that film was brilliantly and elegantly understated. RIP

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Posted in: Half-naked 'Spartans' attract attention of Beijing police See in context

I don't see anything wrong with the publicity gimmick- perhaps, campy but not sleazy. The police crackdown was unnecessary, but then this is China...the Chinese government, that is.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of 9-year-old son See in context

How could a young boy ever comprehend that his own father tried to kill him? I hope he grows up into a well-adjusted young man sans emotional and psychological repercussions.

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Posted in: Man accosts woman walking home and steals her underwear See in context

Radical fetishism.

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Posted in: AKB48 founder plans Japan48 idol group for Olympics, Phillipines spinoff See in context

Beware the spread of the cult of Yasushi Akimoto...

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Posted in: 22-year-old man arrested for fatally stabbing young brother See in context

Terribly senseless and tragic! The father lost two sons. RIP younger son.

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Posted in: Hugh Jackman stars, sings J-pop cover, and speaks Japanese in ads for Toyota See in context

Hollywood A-listers love to appear in Japanese commercials, in US commercials not so much.

Don Corleone: I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse. Just quotin'.

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Posted in: Woman stabbed by husband's acquaintance at home in Osaka See in context

@commanteer Not so fast. Haven't you heard of stalkers and delusional women who believe the object of their obsession is in love with them too and whoever comes between them should be eliminated? Yeah, police should question the husband too, but just sayin'.

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Posted in: 74-year-old man dies after falling from roof while clearing snow See in context

@Knox Wow! I hope you stay young forever.

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Posted in: Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop See in context

"Never let a crisis go to waste."

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Posted in: Man denies coercing 14-year-old stepson to commit suicide See in context

The boy lived in hell, now he is in a better place. RIP boy.

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Posted in: Asian Games kick off 'Gangnam Style' See in context

Good on the South Koreans for cheering on their brothers to the north. It's kind of sad to think what the North Korean athletes's might have been thinking during the festivities. Do they feel envious of the South Koreans, deprived or forsaken. But then again, they don't know any better. They've lived all their lives under an autocratic/oppressive government and isolated society. For them their way of life is the norm. For me this is terribly sad.

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Posted in: Car stolen with two young children in back seat See in context

Never mind the car. Thank heavens the kids are safe.

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Posted in: Rio Olympic preparations blasted as worst ever See in context

'Blame It on Rio'

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Posted in: Oscar pizza delivery man gets $1,000 tip See in context

Looks like a 'set up'/ made-for-tv to me. The guy looks like a SAG member. It was real pizza not a prop, though.

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Posted in: Yakuza gang membership falls to record low See in context

They still are a force and a sub-culture to reckon with.

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Posted in: George Clooney appears in new ad for Kirin beer See in context

As usual, it is one of those cryptic ads where you’re not sure what it’s all about and what the connection is between Clooney painting the roof of a rural cottage, smiling at a bird and drinking Kirin beer.

It's called celebrity placement.

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Posted in: Asada bows out of Olympics with pride intact See in context

That is what the Olympics is all about-triumph of the spirit. Asada fell, got up and held her head high. She is a true Olympian!

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Posted in: Triple axel backfires for Asada See in context

The Olympics are about testing one's limits, not about playing safe. Asada fell but she did not fail.

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Posted in: 2 bodies found beneath floor in Kyoto residence; possible link to mass suicide 8 years ago See in context

"What Lies Beneath"

The question then was: Did someone die in this place?

Now: Are you sure there are no dead bodies "stashed away" here somewhere?

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Posted in: 5 Japanese divers found alive; 2 still missing off Bali See in context

It was not that the divers didn't resurface, it was that the skipper didn't appear at the meeting spot. Looks like that was what happened.

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Posted in: University student arrested for posting naked pictures of 13-year-old girl See in context

I don't get it. A 20 yr old student isn't aware that one no longer has privacy as we knew it in today's technology?!

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Posted in: No trace of 7 Japanese divers missing off Bali See in context

Eerily mysterious, almost supernatural. All 7 members of the diving expedition vanished without a trace. Shades of the Bermuda Triangle.

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Posted in: Bieber is latest child star to battle public fall See in context

A lot of young singers today don't really have talent- what they sell is notoriety via provocative performances and choreographed scandals. Notoriety is what keeps them in demand and in the news.

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Posted in: Anti-whalers claim aggressive ramming by Japanese fleet See in context

@SimondB- Agreed. Especially with your first two points...

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Posted in: Woman arrested after sending over 200 fan letters to rocker See in context

I am the ultimate loyal and devoted fan. I felt truly connected to Okuda-san through my letters.

She is very sure of herself, has no illusions whatsoever. Hehe

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