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Posted in: Man arrested for confining woman in his apartment for a week See in context

@Elizabeth. she made a mistake, undoubtedly, and I think it's more precious to learn from these mistakes and identify what seems like a risky situation than to blindfold yourself out of fear of "victim blaming" and then just let whatever happens happens... You have to note the difference between saying they made a mistake and saying they deserved it. She did not deserve this. No one would. At the same time, she did miss red flags, and the rest of us can learn from this.

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Posted in: Breaking the ice See in context

Can someone fluent in japanese culture please explain why Abe is the one doing a deep bow, if Abe is in a higher position as prime minister than the osaka governor?

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Posted in: Mass beaching fuels fears of imminent quake See in context

This is probably absolute hooey, but then again, it's always good to keep an open mind to the possibilities. Still, that being said, there is zero correlation as of now. This happens all the time around the world.

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Posted in: Journalist's new passport bans him from going to Iraq, Syria See in context

You'd have to be blind to what happened the last time the reporter got caught to think that's even slightly "stretching things".

And as for your first question, again, I said that wasn't my point- this is not about babysitting his life. If he wants to die that badly he can go jump in a river for all anyone cares. The government won't stop him. This is about federal-level issues.

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Posted in: Journalist's new passport bans him from going to Iraq, Syria See in context

Sorry, but you guys claiming this is a violation of rights/freedoms obviously don't understand the larger concept of what's at stake here. It's incredibly selfish for one man to want to undertake personal actions that risk throwing the entire country into disarray once more just for his so-called freedom rights.

This isn't just about babysitting his life, this is an issue of war and national security- isis would demand money again, the family would plead with the japanese government to save him, Japan ignores their pleas this time and then the Country's entire morale gets shat on for ignoring their own citizen in crisis, and the government is put to blame?? On top of all of that, Japan has to send a message to ISIS that it won't permit what happened to happen again, and letting him walk into his death once more is not a way to do it...

All of this just for the personal desires of ONE man??? How selfish.

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Posted in: Apple heads See in context

There's nothing impressive about the iWatch. It's like a shitty version of the iphone, but more expensive.

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Posted in: North Korea warns against airdropping DVDs of 'The Interview' See in context

I say go for it.

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Posted in: Mount Fuji climbers to be urged to wear helmets See in context

Really? If it actually erupted to the point that it was spewing boulders while you were up there, you'd probably die whether you had a helmet or not!

Climbing while wearing a face mask will just make it easier for you to suffer from elevation sickness.

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Posted in: Chinese envoy urges Japan to stick to past apology See in context

Seriously Japan Today, stop reposting this same crap every 5 days. Here is your article from 5 days ago, we don't need to see another: http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/china-urges-japan-not-to-lose-its-conscience-over-wwii-guilt#comment_1940688

In that last article I commented: "We've heard this "story" enough Japan Today, China makes this same statement every single week. What here is news? Please stop printing China's "urges" as if it were something new." and you proved my point so badly by doing it again this week. Give it a rest, it's pathetic.

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Posted in: China urges Japan not to lose its conscience over WWII guilt See in context

We've heard this "story" enough Japan Today, China makes this same statement every single week. What here is news? Please stop printing China's "urges" as if it were something new.

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Posted in: 5 men sickened after eating poisonous puffer fish See in context

Why are you guys mad about the chef? The customers knew exactly what they were asking for and what they were getting themselves into. There's no need for the law to intervene here: The law of natural selection is doing it's own job perfectly as it is.

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Posted in: Michelle Obama to make first official visit to Japan in March See in context

Referring to ber as Obama is extremely strange, considering that's how we refer to the president himself.

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Posted in: Fear of missing out drives Internet addiction in Japan See in context

This is generational, nothing to do with Japan. If they think this is about conformity they're just trying to explain away internet addiction by oversimplifying the cause as cultural, rather than technological/biological.

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Posted in: Ren most popular kanji for baby boys' names in 2014; Rin for girls See in context

Rin, Hinata and "Haruto" huh? ... Any otaku would know where these are coming from.

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Posted in: One dead, 2 in coma after car chased by police slams into taxi See in context

@kiwiboy, even at at the chance he has a body, recovering the body of a dead person even isn't worth instigating a chase in the middle of traffic that is likely to kill several innocent people. If the driver puts the petal to the metal, just get the plate number and track him down later and SAVE LIVES.

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Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting See in context

No, it's called a riot when 15+ buildings were burnt to the grounds, along with several cars and countless lootings.

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Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting See in context

@yabits "How reliable is Wilson's testimony?" The forensic evidence corroborates his story, along with the witnesses who turned out to be credible.

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Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting See in context

There are plenty of instances in real racial profiling in america. Why the public picked the one incident that wasn't is beyond me.

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Posted in: Nagano quake leaves 39 injured as houses collapse See in context

@gygen & @Educator60 thanks for the info

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Posted in: Nagano quake leaves 39 injured as houses collapse See in context

Guys i was told that japan has specially designed architecture built to sway and endure earthquakes like these, why didn't it work this time? How come no buildings collapsed in the much more severe 2011 disaster??? Anyone know?

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Posted in: People magazine names Chris Hemsworth 'Sexiest Man Alive' See in context

He's nothing special, I'd bet the real reason he's considered sexiest is actually because his co-star lover Jennifer Lawrence is the sexiest lovable woman alive.

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Posted in: Rape testimony proven false See in context

@yubaru, you just gave every man here the worst possible piece of advice you could have given. It sounds like you are not very well informed on this topic. Please read this carefully http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/05/14/guilty-and-never-proven-innocent-every-male-train-riders-nightmare-in-japan/

It has been proven that running away is literally the best and only hope you have if you are falsely accused, and no, it doesn't "show your guilt." It shows you don't want to get involved with the highly corrupt legal system of Japan. Just run.

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Posted in: Sound no barrier for 'world's fastest' pianist See in context

I don't understand why japan today never has a video links for articles like this. thank you @ commanteer

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Posted in: Police round up teen gang members, make them form sports team See in context

Why do I smell a cheesy feel-good movie being made out of this?

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Posted in: Japan's volcanoes made more jittery by 2011 quake, expert says See in context

"jittery" volcanoes? lol

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Posted in: Bono apologises for free U2 album on iTunes accounts See in context

I agree with afanof, people feel entitled to whine about the most ridiculous first world problems these days.

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Posted in: Why are there so many opposition parties (at least seven) in Japanese politics? See in context

any vote that only relies on 2 choices for the future of a country is destined to fail.

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Posted in: U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers See in context

Anyone who was offended by free U2 music makes me absolutely sick to my stomache- You'd literally have to have 0 problems in your life and are looking for something to get upset about if you consider this a move against smalltime bands. Music is NOT some quota that can be fulfilled by having x amount of songs. NOONE is going to say "oh well now that i have these 10 u2 songs I guess I don't have to purchase any more music now, im all set!" People will buy music that they're interested, and people who don't want to buy music will not buy music anyway. This has been proven time and time again.

I think that's enough japan today for today.

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Posted in: Japan hits out at S Korea over reporter's defamation charge See in context

It doesn't matter how much of a nationalistic dirtbag this reporter is or isn't, freedom of the press should always be protected no matter what.

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Posted in: 6-year-old boy hit and killed by car while playing on skateboard See in context

hope the driver isn't charged for anything, the boy suddenly rolls out at ground level... what do you expect will happen

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