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Posted in: Fugitive Ichihashi may be in Philippines See in context

He may have already had a passport. He comes from a well-off family. I believe they are doctors. I have always suspected he was being helped by his family. They could have dropped off everything he needed.

As far as red flagging his passport, you are giving the Japanese police too much credit. There wasn't an international and some may say even a real national search for him. He was easily forgotten which why the victims parents keep coming to raise awareness. Only foreigners are really scrutinized through customs. He just has to look like a typical Nihonjin and OK.

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Posted in: Red star rising: With global capitalism on ropes, communism gains in Japan See in context

Pretty much all governments are the same. The difference is the illusion of freedom it gives its people.

I have walked pass the Communist parties office at night from Harajuku to Shinjuku. It looked normal to me. I also had a lot of drinks that night.

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Posted in: Fugitive Ichihashi may be in Philippines See in context

Thinking about LIBERTAS comments. I think if he is gay then it gives us a better explanation on why he killed her. Maybe he was obsessed with looking beautiful. Being friends with a woman he admired physically was a good way to learn more about being beautiful he thought. When he latter realize there were limitations on what he could do to his appearance he became frustrated. Envy->Jealousy->Anger->Hatred

Should the info that is discussed in the article be easy to verify? I don't see why there is so much controversy.

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Posted in: Demonstration See in context

I also think that the public are not involved enough in politics. Which why they get all these leaders with very little results. It is like which ever group is dominate just draws straws and the winner gets to run the country for a year.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting U.S. Marine in Kanagawa See in context

Mindovermatter,

Actually, I have walked around a lot of those places. Both here and back home. Grew up in one. How about you? I understand what are the rough parts of town. My point is even though they may set up shop in the bad area. They may be there all day everyday. Most of the guys may be from the area.

My point is those who have positions in the gangster business don't necessary have to live there despite being there 24/7. The higher up you are the farther away you live from your s%&t. Or you may just come from better off family and get caught up in it. The smart groups are trying to distance themselves from the stereotypical images of the Yakuza. The groups who are now forming corporations, wearing company pins on their suits and not getting tattoos. Lower levels usually still live in the trenches as well as smaller groups. There are also some exceptions like old-school guys but not all of them. So it would make since for the more modern gangster to present the image of a normal business man living in a regular neighborhood. With this they can provide a normal life for their family. Move through society unnoticed and not be frowned upon.

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting U.S. Marine in Kanagawa See in context

unscrejects,

I understand you comments. I applaud the guy if it was as you say. I also think he was little too wasted to defend himself. I suspect a little of both. I also think if was attacked he has the right to defend himself. It is universal rule "Self Preservation", Fight or Flight or whatever. Luckily, he was in the right and was able to prove it.

On a sidenote, some of the Yak groups are quite organized. The smaller ones especially to survive. Some groups do have scheduled training sessions including sparring. So, some of them are capable to open up a can of Whip A@#! Never underestimate your opponent.

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Posted in: 8-year-old Miu Hirano breaks junior table tennis records at nationals in Tokyo See in context

I think Ai will challenge Miu to duel.

Ai: "You shall respect my 'Authority' little headed one."

After,they will both cry and a bond will be created. KAWAII!!!

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Posted in: LA police detail evidence against Miura in girlfriend's murder See in context

Maybe, they want to definitely show he was a bad man. He did die on their watch. LA cops don't have the best record when it comes to minorities. "See he was a scumbag, he had to be sent here. You can't sue us."

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Posted in: How would you evaluate George W Bush's presidency? See in context

It sucked!!!

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting U.S. Marine in Kanagawa See in context

Mindovermatter,

Where the Japanese guy lives doesn't mean he is Yakuza or not. Most don't do business where they live. Why s*&^ where you eat, drink and sleep? If you look at past cases of high ranking criminal arrests, they usually lived in nice regular or well-off areas.

I wouldn't be surprise if his parents were there.

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Posted in: Porn industry enjoys good sales despite recession See in context

I'm glad to be contributing to the economy.

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Posted in: Bellydance Superstars See in context

Soldave,

It is to make the Japanese talents appear to be really talented and great. Usually the celebrities don't have clue who that is standing next to them.

If those dancer were more famous there would have been several "talento" attach to each hip.

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Posted in: Police guard stable after threat on 2 channel to kill Asashoryu See in context

People are often wanting to kill someone from channel two. It sometimes seems like the internet Ghetto for Japanese Nationalists.

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Posted in: Man dressed as woman arrested for shoplifting in Ikebukuro See in context

I see a lot in Roppongi.

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Posted in: Israel tells Gazans to brace for war escalation See in context

What would you do if a stranger came to your house said that another stranger will now take 60% of your property despite living there for hundreds of years. Based on a agreement between the two other strangers not including you. Not pay you for it just take it. If you disagree they have the right harm you. The Israeli policy for resistance. The one bone break rule.

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm95gqdiwJQ

Now since the stranger moved in more of the house is being taken by the stranger by force and against the law. Until the point you and your family are now living in the hall closet. No lights, water, telephone and gas are allowed. You can't even go outside the closet to the kitchen or bathroom because the surrounding area is now the stranger's. The stranger is also giving the other rooms of the house to his friends who can take all the possessions in that room.

Out of rage you fight back and the hall closet gets worst.

I have just the described the creation of the Israeli State. I would love to here your memories of the event.

P.S.

That clip won't be getting much coverage on the US stations, which why so many one sided views here.

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Posted in: Is Chrysler a lost cause? See in context

If the product was better this wouldn't be problem. They should fail. Necessity is the mother of invention. Competition is what fuels innovation.

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Posted in: Boy attacks sleeping father with survival knife in Saitama See in context

I think the boy just needs a "hug" or a "role-model." That's all case closed.

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Posted in: Tokyo Auto Salon See in context

I thought she was thinking "Do my feet look big?" or "Are my thighs getting fat?"

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Posted in: Boy attacks sleeping father with survival knife in Saitama See in context

If the kid knew what he was doing then he would not have stabbed him in the head. Unless this was a mistranslation. Man!!! Saitama is like the Wild West. Or does Barbarians from the North sound better?

There is something I don't understand. If he thought he was a burden to his father, then he should have tried committing suicide...right?

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Posted in: Kiyoshi Hikawa prays for marriage See in context

Actually realist, a messy place isn't a Japanese thing but more like general guy thing.

He will probably get married for publicity like a lot of celebrities do and divorce several years later. Besides, its not like he has to have sex with his wife. This is Japan!

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Posted in: Kiyoshi Hikawa prays for marriage See in context

If you would stop acting like a lady then you would probably attract more.

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Posted in: Israel tells Gazans to brace for war escalation See in context

Actually, Sarge it is Israel needs to be wiped. Since they occupying Palestining Territiory. They have violated most UN laws and treaties. If they were really in the right why all the hiding.

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Posted in: Nippon by the numbers accentuates mostly negative news See in context

Scap,

Also unlike the Chinese however, Mexicans use to own those same parts so why learn a new language on their native land.

I do agree they are going to have to Bow Down to the new Super Power in Town. Like Mexicans, they also forgetting to mention all those Chinese who will be going to their Universities, bringing more money to their economy, filling in those jobs Japanese and other foreigners don't want. They will reinsure the Social Security for the next generation, allow companies to expand business and finally keep standard of living down for the rest of us.

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Posted in: Tokyo Auto Salon See in context

Actually, I thought they were doing a photo shoot for craigslist.

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Posted in: Protests or not, Japanese keep eating whale See in context

Molenir,

Here are the facts, I hope you can keep up:

"Whales are particularly vulnerable to accumulating contaminants now wide spread in maritime environments, eg organochlorins and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), DDT, dioxins and methyl mercury. These contaminants can cause neurotoxicity or nerve damage, reproductive and development disorders, immune suppression and liver damage.

Whale meat, blubber and internal organs all accommodate these toxins which are passed on through the mother's milk to the next generation of whales and dolphins. Not to mention to those who consume it."

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Posted in: Aimi Satsukawa celebrates Coming of Age Day early See in context

Idol-cum-actress

What is that?!

I want to know too!

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Posted in: Former pro boxer arrested for murder, robbery in Kanagawa See in context

Wow, this year is going to be doozy!

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Posted in: Toyota to suspend production for 11 days in Japan See in context

Are most of the employees working at the plant part-time? If so, 11 days are going to hurt.

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Posted in: Woman attacked by man with baseball bat in Ibaraki See in context

What an idiot!!

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