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Posted in: SDF member arrested for beating teenage daughter See in context

If you've been in Japan for a while, you'll know that parents basically pay for all their kids' mistakes. There is no real punishment for them. "Kids" get away with murder here, and the parents have to apologize and pay up. We don't know how bad the girl is anyway, not enough details. overboard, probably but "slammed head into desk" and " not seriously injured" don't add up.

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Posted in: U.S. troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border See in context

I'm still not sure what they plan to accomplish, it's like they didn't hear who's in the white house now.

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Posted in: Huawei tops Apple in tightening smartphone market: IDC See in context

Wow, if they're making good quality phones then good on them.

Kenji, Only buy Japanese don't send your money to China.

almost everything is made in China, even iphones.

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Posted in: Japanese schools introduce LGBT-friendly uniforms See in context

"I hope (the new dress code) will help students choose what they want to wear without necessarily disclosing their gender identity," he said.

, students can freely choose whether to wear skirts or slacks as well as ties or ribbons to go with blazers regardless of their gender. 

Ummm....good luck with that, I guess.

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Posted in: Gov't to dispatch A-bomb storytellers in Japan, abroad See in context

Ok, then put the history of Japan's Imperial Military in your textbooks. Can't only play the victim all the time.

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Posted in: iPhone software update spotlights Apple secrecy on battery health See in context

Disillusioned:

That's kinda the whole appeal to "smart"phone. You can play games, watch videos and... Read. It would be pretty stupid to buy a 8-900 dollar phone to just text and" surf the net". Apple screwed up, that's it.

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Posted in: Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones See in context

crickets

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Posted in: Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note See in context

Really hope this comes to Japan. My first Note was the Edge and I love the phone. I actually use the Spen a whole lot, want to check out the new features.

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Posted in: Rakuten CEO tweets Trump move to ban refugees makes him cry See in context

What's wrong. He's a guy with some status talking about something that's wrong. No need to pounce on'em

The last part about the universities and stuff threw me tho.

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Posted in: Trump sweeps into Washington with a wave and a salute See in context

bass4funk

Well, with all the businesses he owns worldwide, built an empire and was able to turn the political system on its head and win, millions would think otherwise.

C'mon man, Trump casinos, Trump airlines , Trump University. As a super rich buisness owner he can afford to go off on stupid ideas. You want him taking chances like that as president?

Millions think differently and millions think the same way.

People are going crazy for a reason, look at his cabinet picks. We all know that one man doesn't do it all. But this team he's putting together doesn't look promising either.

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Posted in: Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion See in context

I changed from HULU jp to Netflix jp. For me the most interesting thing is the number of stand-up comedy specials they have, the jp subtitles are fun to read too.

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Posted in: Nintendo Switch game console to go on sale in March See in context

The home/portable concept is really cool though. But every launch: Mario, Smash Bros. and Zelda...again. Just more of the same.

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Posted in: Earrings by Taiwanese designers will make you look twice See in context

Haha I remeber when designer meant someting.

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Posted in: Nintendo releases Super Mario Run in mobile game test See in context

10 bucks for an infinite runner with a Mario Theme? I really don't understand Nintendo, everything has been rehashed for 30 years. Nostalgia is one thing, this is getting old.

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Posted in: Samsung woes deepen over Galaxy Note 7 See in context

Man, this really sucks. I was looking forward to getting one. I love my note 4 cause of the S pen and the new features looked great. But this rushing to beat Apple has cost them. Hopefully (for me at least) Japan won't reject their future phones.

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Posted in: Samsung rolls out replacements for Galaxy Note 7s plagued by exploding batteries in S Korea See in context

Man this really sucks. The note edge was my first Note. I really love the phone and I'm looking forward to getting this one. Hopefully everything gets straightened out and it still comes to Japan.

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Posted in: 'Suicide Squad' tops foreign box office with $58.7 million See in context

I actually want to check this out, most super hero movies have been crap. Batman v Superman was trash. I hope this one is at least entertaining.

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Posted in: Hiroshima unhappy atomic bomb park is Pokemon Go site See in context

I see the pluses and minuses, well more possible minuses.

More people will visit the park (maybe), find a plaque or a monument and learn something.

Or they may walk by grab some pokeballs and bounce.

Worse case, are the little jerks who will stay at a gym, leaving trash and cigarette butts.

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Posted in: Mass killing sparks debate: Why didn't the system prevent it? See in context

I didn't read every comment, but "head in the sand" mentality is the perfect wording.

If the doctor cleared him for release, then he's cleared for the noose too, right?

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Posted in: The wait is over for Pokemon Go fans in Japan See in context

I downloaded it this morning because of all the fuss in the office. Seems pretty casual to me. Had the game on and my phone in my pocket it vibrated and said there was a pokemon in the conbini. There it was on top of the bread.

But I can tell that there will be some accidents.

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Posted in: Nintendo announces mini NES loaded with 30 games that attaches directly to your TV See in context

Nintendo bringing out new "old" tech again.

But I do agree that Tecmo Super Bowl should have been added, as well as Contra. The pick up where you left off feature is a nice touch too.

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Posted in: 17-year-old girl hit by train while using smartphone on platform See in context

Man, people have to be spoon-fed common sense here.

Actually, people walking around with their heads down seems to be the norm, even when walking UP the stairs.

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Posted in: Anti-U.S. base demonstrators march in Tokyo See in context

David Blue:

I was stationed in Yokosuka for 2 years, I can tell you that there are more than a few stupid people, but like Randomnator said, they dont last long. And a lot more people walking around with visas working here are a lot more dangerous.

Clueless:

Not picking a fight, but what problems have you had with any military?

But if sometime in the future the Japanese people come together and vote all U.S military bases out of Japan, I'm sure as heck not sticking around too long after that.

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Posted in: Japan gets serious about cybersecurity as Olympics approach See in context

AsianGajin,

Whoa, slow down turbo, after this cyber attack stuff, we gotta open up another budget for "no bicycle light" patrols. Eat the veggies before the beef.

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Posted in: Lady Gaga to lead Bowie tribute at Grammys See in context

Lady GAGA was a good choice, she does what she likes, just like Bowie did.

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Posted in: U.S. student's arrest renews scrutiny of N Korean tours See in context

Just kinda stupid if you ask me. And staying up till 5am drinking vodka...in North Korea. Seriously?

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Posted in: Star of dolphin-killing film 'Cove' detained at Narita airport See in context

arrestpaul

What's said is often more important than who said it. I've a few "has-beens" say something that's made an impact on me.

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Posted in: Anti-pollen glasses See in context

1glenn

You thown in an Air Doctor neck strap and a Man bra, you got yourself a deal.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

R.I.P I just wish that tragedies like this would register. Keep your eyes on you kids, not just for the next day after you hear about this.

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Posted in: Star of dolphin-killing film 'Cove' detained at Narita airport See in context

"You pointed out something we do wrong" you can't come in. That's it. I'm serious if this country would get out of that "Right way, Wrong way, Japanese way" way of thinking they could might learn something. Dolphin has high mercury levels, you know what doesn't About 100% of the things that regular people eat here. Eat good food and stop clubbing dolphins to death. Not a hard choice really. But "This is Japan!!" and "It's a tradition!!" is all they say. It's a shame really.

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