Japan Yesterday comments

Posted in: China's envoy to Iceland arrested for spying for Japan See in context

...it's basically China's domestic issue and therefore the Japanese government would like to refrain from commenting.

I like this train of thought.

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Posted in: Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research See in context

I think anything to do with missiles, especially surface-to-air missiles, should be reconsidered in light of the recent tragedy.

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Posted in: Psy goes from 'Gangnam' to hip-hop style in new song See in context

I think that this guy has been famous in South Korea for a long time. I first heard of him about ten years ago in a karaoke bar when my Korean friends sang his song "Champion." It was a catchy song because it used the Beverly Hills cop theme song.

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Posted in: Defendant says he sent 'real culprit' email by timer; bail revoked See in context

So, anything he tells his lawyer can become public knowledge?

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Posted in: Akie Abe joins gay parade See in context

Phase 1: Husband attends Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Phase 2: Wife attends Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade

Phase 3: ?

Phase 4: Profit

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl dies after being hit by truck driven by grandfather See in context

Better safe than sorry

I agree with this saying. How would you say that in Japanese?

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Posted in: Former associate professor arrested for murder of company president See in context

Hisano was attempting to get Ohara's insurance payout


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Posted in: Millions go on shopping spree ahead of sales tax hike See in context

I don't mind the tax hike so much. What I do mind is that most stores are now posting prices without tax included.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya to raise price of gyudon by more than 3% See in context

Wasn't there a news article on here saying that Yoshinoya was reducing the cost of their ingredients by strictly using Fukushima ingredients?

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Posted in: Man charged in Anne Frank diary vandalism case See in context

If he is mentally handicapped, doesn't that invalidate his confession to the crime. Seems awfully convenient to place the blame on a mentally handicapped person.

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Posted in: Exclusive bar sues website Tabelog for unwanted publicity See in context

asked the popular Tabelog web site to take down a client review

Was it a good review or a bad review?

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Posted in: Japan's women Olympic team outnumber men for the first time See in context

Nobody remembers the Nadeshiko Japan/Samura Blue embarrassment?

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Posted in: Japan's women Olympic team outnumber men for the first time See in context

I'm sure the women athletes will still be flying to Sochi in coach while the male athletes get first class.

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Posted in: Model Rola, Arashi's Masaki Aiba, actor Ken Watanabe named Best Jeanists for 2013 See in context

Japanese celebrities who look good in jeans


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Posted in: 1 ton of rice stolen from field hours before harvest See in context

Police in Niigata said Wednesday that one ton of rice ... worth an estimated 272,000 yen.

That comes out to be about 300 yen per kilo. Is that supposed be wholesale or market value?

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Posted in: Adjustable train platform door tested in Saitama See in context

Is there a picture of this door? It would be nice to see what it looks like.

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Posted in: Korean plane overshoots runway in Niigata See in context

I have used Korean Air and liked their service but I have heard that many of their pilots are ex military.

I believe that military service for most males is mandatory in Korea, so I think that most if not all of the males pilots will be ex-military.

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Posted in: Visually-impaired man falls off platform onto tracks at Nakano Station See in context

The transport ministry is also urging train operators to install more 'braille blocks'

The official name for those "braille blocks" is tactile paving.

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Posted in: 8 arrested in Tokyo after two groups clash over hate speech against Koreans See in context

There have been several anti-Korean outbursts in Okubo this year

"Several" is an understatement. These anti-Korean protests happen almost every Saturday/Sunday in the Okubo/Shin-okubo area.

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Posted in: Japan baseball boss apologizes for ball switch See in context

Excuse me, but can someone more knowledgeable than me explain what a "livelier" ball is?

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Posted in: Meisa Kuroki to play thief in return to TV work See in context

Dressed in tight leather pants, she plays the role of American returnee thief. "To be honest, I think this costume is too visible for a thief to wear but I hope to create an 'edgy Americanized' character," she said in comments to the media.

Where's the picture of her leather pants?

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Posted in: Beijing restaurant removes 'racist' sign after fury, but manager refuses to apologize See in context

The restaurant sign provoked an outcry in Vietnam and the Philippines

Seems like the Japanese aren't upset about this sign. Perhaps it's because they can't read the Chinese ...or English.

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Posted in: Dogzilla See in context

Where in Tokyo is this statue? I might want to check it out.

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