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Posted in: Kanagawa's new anti-smoking ordinance a bane on businesses See in context

Cheers to Kanagawa for having the stones to get this ordinance passed. Now if only Tokyo could follow suit. Unfortunately, outside of Chiyoda Ward (why could they along succeed?) and only on the streets, not in the restaurants etc. Tokyo is still smokers heaven.....much to my lungs chagrin.

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Posted in: Garbage men find infant's body in plastic bag See in context

I'm afraid the convenience factor of this society has gone to extremes in this case, but not only this case. Its a very wierd dichotomy that is happening in this society, the good with the really bad. The caring with the really zombied out population.But after all the good and bad is reported, is it in the end just like any other country or not? Not only different, that we will all agree on, but does the good outweigh the bad in Japan? Obviously or else we wouldn't stay......?

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Posted in: Garbage men find infant's body in plastic bag See in context

A very sad day, and a horrific piece of news. Wipes Oshio's disaster right off the page, almost. Thank your lucky stars to be born with more wits than these sad, chronic , unfortunate losers.

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Posted in: 38-year-old man admits to groping 100 girls See in context

Do what you can. You means J-people in position to do it. There's NO reason to be standing (yes standing, anyone sitting these days?) on the train, holding onto a strap for dear life, and having one of those smutty magazines with 15 plus/minus girls staring the elementary school/jr.high/school boys in the face for the duration of the daily rides, while the girls sit there like ducks in a pond. It won't cure the problem, but anybody for standing up to maybe think about a way to stop perpetuating it? Like it doesn't exist? Like so many other things.

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Posted in: Fishy protest See in context

yosun-This fish-throw guy looks more like Japanese than Chinese/Taiwanese! I suspect he is an anti-whale catching activist to protest there~ The red hat old guy behind him is absolutely another Japanese~ LOL

These two guys are as Chinese/Taiwanese as the sun. Your comment is in error.

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Posted in: Kanagawa's new anti-smoking ordinance a bane on businesses See in context

CoolCali, you da man! Next time just keep the off the butts entirely. Or try putting out the butt on your butt and see if that's as painless as a callussed hand. I doubt it. Your second hand smoke offends, but this must be the 5th time to start that debate that tkoind2 and smithinjapan will eloquently come to the fore on, so I'll stop here.

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Posted in: 38-year-old man admits to groping 100 girls See in context

. There is more smut printed, color smut with elementary/jr. sr. high school girls in gradually more compromising poses on most any train we ride here in Tokyo. WHY?! Start there, pass a law. No more smutty photo'd magazines with compromising poses on the trains. Go on the the Kiosks. Then the convenient stores. Its so xxx xxx obvious what steps to take, but NO ONE TAKES THEM. NOT Kan, NOt Hatoyama, NOt Ozawa, none of them. WhY? Tell me that. Don't they have daughters or female children in their extended families? Its down right embarrassing, don't you think?

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Posted in: 38-year-old man admits to groping 100 girls See in context

tkoind2 hits the bulls-eye as usual.

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Posted in: U.S. vet who caught Tojo speaks out See in context

"Of course, he would not commit suicide. To the end he believed that what he did was right".....As do a great majority of J-people since then and nowadays too.

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Posted in: Mother murders her 2 children; then tries to kill herself See in context

Why didn't she just kill herself first! "Tries to kill herself". What bad joke. Adept at murdering 2-innocent children (her own nonetheless), but not capable of offing herself. Sounds way too bizzar. Is there any scenerio that can be envisioned here? And why didn't the woman die? Because her self-inflicted wounds weren't made with enough conviction?

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Posted in: 9/11 anniversary politicized by mosque, Quran controversies See in context

In less than a decade, a mosque is being built (proposed) on the very sight of the attack. Unimaginable in any other country except the USA....showing the depth to which freedom is defended in that society. The Q controversy guy is at the other spectrum, and that kind of kook exists in every nation ad nauseum.

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Posted in: Poverty grows among Japan's young adults See in context

Oyatoi says it well, good and bad that it is. The other day, Kaori Shoji, Japanese writer said that Japanese ladies have endured 1000 years of poverty, so someone like Julia Childs (eternally wealthy, successful) doesn't appeal to most J-ladies. It made me think. 1000 years of poverty, 30-years of apathy.hmmm But concerning the education proposed by dolphgirl, I think its going to take ALOT more than that. Say about 1000 times more. I agree that J-people raise their children beautifully tilll.....school age. And then the mess begins. Indoctrination, groupism (already enough from the crib to 5), anti-foreignerism, anti- you name it. I remember how enamored I was of J-education/culture before I came here and saw it face to face. Sure they used to be good at math etc. but now? And past that? Still oyatoi's final comment, that Japan is a society that will endure long after others succumb is pretty believable.

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Posted in: Florida pastor cancels plan to burn Qurans on 9/11 See in context

I'm afraid I have to agree with Kkumanopooh. 50-50 or not? USA is always a gaming target, and the attackers always have ample reasoning to criticize US. But if you think that's cute and righteous etc. think again because what goes around comes around. I ain't burning nothing this week, but sooner or later, this type of action (writing Satanic Verses, buring Quran's etc.) is bound to happen if the crazies of Iran, including their "leaders" keep cheap talking the USA and any other countries it tends to differ with. Not much different than N.Korea problem, but more people to deal with in conflict.

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Posted in: Clinton, Gates denounce planned Quran burning See in context

Of course its poor action, but can you blame the dude? I mean, who started this. And why not be able to say a word or two against the blasphemous things done in the name of ___. Today's paper shows a woman getting lashed and potentially stoned to death because of some crazy reason according to the Q. Can anybody in their right mind agree to this behavior? The LAW? Glad I write under an alias, or I'd be looking over my shoulder worrying about retribution. And that is about the only thing I respect about this crazy guy, he's saying "I ain't backing down out of fear of getting terrorized."

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Posted in: Taliban threaten to attack Afghan polling stations See in context

Do they shoot women at random, or just make the not appear in public?

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Posted in: Tokyo Girls Collection See in context

People, the girl is 24-5. I know we were/are all genius's and fashion tops at that age, but again let's cut the girl some slack. I haven't followed any of her history till now, so I don't know except for a quick look at yahoo page, but for whatever number of other reasons, the energetic feeling she exhibits on this hot as hadies day somehow picked me up. And I thank you!

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Posted in: Tokyo Girls Collection See in context

ij, those long gloves are the J-way to prevent excess sun exposure, they are trying to keep their skins white/light, which is looked on as beautiful, even among mainstream J-society. Say what you will about J-fashion, but they do hae some good ideas (though unorthodox) about health. The sun umbrella for example, or drinking green tea and eating tofu instead of cola and ice cream. Whale instead of hamburger (the latter being a joke). O.K.?

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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Posted in: Shoes, eggs hurled at Blair in Dublin See in context

Well said presto, and of course that applies to this country 100% too, right?

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Posted in: Tokyo Girls Collection See in context

Hey people, let the young ones have some fun!

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Posted in: Tokyo Girls Collection See in context

I agree. Not too much to object to from my view. Beautiful lady, lovely body, style and she's having fun. What's not to like? Got me.

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Posted in: Tokyo Girls Collection See in context

Why not? Its black and blown around and frizzed up by the hairdresser. She's certainly young enough to have a full crown.

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Posted in: Tokyo Girls Collection See in context

Just checked out here web, she looks MUCH more attractive on it than here. But this is a fashion show, and she's an independent beauty with a mind and body of her own. Let it fly. I think she looks refreshingly beautiful to say the least. Crushed ice Pink Lemonade anyone?

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Posted in: Where Is the Justice? See in context

Good comment Beelzebub. In a sense, Ezoe was a maverick, getting politicians to buy into things (insider trading), including soon-to-be PM's etc. In a sense he was his days version of Horie-mon?

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Posted in: Pearl Harbor marks 65th anniversary of WWII's end See in context

The other day I went out with some Japanese friend from Kyushu area who was born just near the end of WWII. He gave me the once over about all the bad things USA did to Japan and how Japan was out on a campaign to free Asia from US Imperialism, and bombing Pearl Harbor was another part of the trap set up by the Imperialists to draw sentiment against Japan. When I voiced other opinion, it got a bit excitable. Anyone else ever experience such a thing?

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Posted in: Day of the dolphin See in context

The reason he went to the US Embassy is maybe they'll lend an ear, which would have been impossible from "the government" side. Especially one headed by the simplest of simpleton parties.

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Posted in: Threats keep dolphin protest out of Taiji See in context

Don't eat dophin meat anytime soon, for your own health and safety.

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Posted in: Do you believe that Al-Qaida was responsible for the events of 9/11 See in context

I saw an in-depth program about the unfolding of the events on the History channel last May in US. It seemed very believable that these events were carried out over a long period of time, and planned well enough by Al-Q and Osama Hasbin (I hope) Laden. There are so many fine details that are simply not covered on these entries. I for one of the 55% who think AQ was responsible still feel that way. But the nay sayers have chips on their shoulders and blocks on their heads and hell freeze over before they'll budge from any other view. Its similar to the way the J-people see WWII. They think their gov't was merrily building the Asian Peace Foundation one country at a time, and big ol USA came in and atrociously dropped A-bombs on not one but two J-cities, making they victims. We all know there are umpteen counter arguments concerning the bombs dropping, and so with the 9-11 events.

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Posted in: Ozawa says he will challenge Kan in DPJ leadership election See in context

He ain't nothing but a Tansaibo, single celluloid, simple-minded politician.

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Posted in: What is the best way for parents of children of mixed heritage to make sure their kids grow up bilingual? See in context

Get them out of Japan QUICK AS POSSIBLE!

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Posted in: Ozawa says he will challenge Kan in DPJ leadership election See in context

Tansaibo politician not so pure and simple.

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