Kaishu comments

Posted in: U.S. seeks greater agricultural tariff cuts by Japan than in TPP See in context

as long as the US of A does the same.

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Posted in: Japanese quake shock absorber maker admits data fabrication See in context

And another... what a surprise!

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Posted in: Tokyo's new Toyosu fish market opens; public tours to begin Saturday See in context

Looks a bit too sterile for me, loses a lot of the charm.

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Posted in: Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk See in context

Starpunk

And those who bash him for playing 'Little Star' on his violin - cool it. He can play it better than you.

Yeah. I think a little jealousy is at play by a few here......

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Posted in: Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk See in context

maybe

The tech ain’t here yet folks. Nobody is going anywhere. Not a conspiracy theory.... it’s fact.

It was there in 1969.......or was it just a conspiracy?

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Posted in: Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk See in context

JapaFan

Hopefully, more like 'itterasshai'.

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Posted in: World's largest Buddhist sutra calligraphy overwhelms visitors See in context

Amazing, and beautifully written. Would have hated to make a mistake.

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Posted in: Keidanren's plan to rethink hiring rules causing waves in Japan See in context

That pic speaks a thousand words

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Posted in: Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe See in context

Bass

Wait, the left have been moaning since July that there should be an investigation conducted by the FBI, they've been pushing and pushing for it and now that they have one,

Limited in scope... Restrictions dictated by the WH..... What's got the Repubs so worried?

So the left shouldn't complain (again) they should be happy they finally got what they wanted and if nothing comes up for the 7th time, we can put this all to rest and continue the voting and confirmation of the judge.

Once again, misleading. This is not the seventh investigation into sexual assault allegations.

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Posted in: Trump says he and Kim Jong Un 'in love' See in context

Donald Trump

Loves

Kim Jong Un

12000

3200

520

72% - Really must be love. This sort of thing was all the rage in high schools. Seems like Donny can't get past the high school stage.

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Posted in: Trump's Supreme Court nominee tearfully denies woman's sexual assault allegation See in context

Serrano

IF so innocent, why doesn't Kavanaugh allow the FBI to investigate?"He has categorically denied the accusations, why should he call for ANOTHER FBI investigation, he's already been through six of them.

Maybe because there were no accusations against him at the time, now there are. Allow them to be investigated. If he were so innocent, why not?

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Posted in: Trump's Supreme Court nominee tearfully denies woman's sexual assault allegation See in context

IF so innocent, why doesn't Kavanaugh allow the FBI to investigate? Seem to remember there was a U.S. President that stated he wasn't a crook, professed his innocence, and look how that turned out. The louder you scream about your good name the less convincing you seem. Trump is a good example of that.

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Posted in: Former taxi driver arrested for robbing woman cabbie See in context

Obviously not the sharpest. You would think that being a former taxi driver, you'd factor in the video cameras.

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Posted in: Trump: Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me See in context

Jimizo

So what was the joke?

Trump.

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Posted in: 4 women found dead in apartment in Kitakyushu apartment See in context

Smith

The point is they sought each other out, which means they had a desire and motivation to do something and accomplish a goal. You seem to think this is the limit of their capacity and their sad story was decided after that, and will search for all sorts of excuses to blame anyone but themselves.

No, Smith... that is not what was said or thought at all.

I, on the other hand, will continue to assert that if they had so much motivation to seek out like-minded people, they could easily have found a way out with the relevant support, regardless of any trauma suffered.

You don't know whether they could have found an 'easy way out', so that means you can't inject your own thoughts on whether they MIGHT have found an easy solution into the conversation.

"Anxiety and depression are more common than you think..."

Do all those people look for a group to kill themselves? Thanks for making my point.

No, you think he is making your point, because that is what you want to believe. His point was that on top of her mental illness, she was going through puberty, which is hellish for any kid.

"An old girlfriend I dated when I was in college suffered from all the issues and more you listed above, and she was diagnosed with a mental illness at the age of 14 - when her estrogens were kicking in and she was developing from a girl into a woman. "

Every single woman in the world has "estrogens (sic) kick in", but they don't kill themselves.

Not all women suffer from mental illness either, this woman's case was unique to her. Which is one thing that you to not understand...... Not all are the same.

Wrong. An inability to blame the fact that you just let it happen instead of actually working for change, are the real problem.

I was never anywhere near them, nor have any connection to them. So, laying the blame or responsibility at my feet does little to show your understanding of the issue..I have worked with abused, suicidal kids as a mentor since my early twenties.... What do you do to inspire change in a system or another person's life? Or do you go around calling them all cowards? Is that your idea of counselling?

Feeling sorry after the fact accomplishes what, exactly, Kaishu? In your own memories, where you wish you could have done more, what does that accomplish? what does not examining the system and trying to change it accomplish instead of just lamenting the result?

Feeling sorry after the fact is a human emotion, do you not feel the same? It gives motivation to inspire change. Did you go around calling your friends cowards because they decided to top themselves?

I support people, I don't wait until it's too late.

Do you really?

I just wish the government here, and people like yourself, didn't do that. Would have been easier to prevent. There could have been umpteen hotlines for these girls, that the family could have called too, instead of... "Shucks... haven't heard for a while from the daughter who said she might kill herself. Can you come check on her? I can't.".

Me too....... Have stated numerous of times about the lack of mental health support here in Japan. That is why I continue to do mentoring work. It is slowly getting better, and unfortunately there are going to be a few casualties along the way, while the system and stigma changes..... You are trying to change generations of thinking, just like in your or my homeland, of which neither are perfect.

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Posted in: Five shot, including a girl, 8, in Syracuse See in context

Thunderbird

Americans have become so numb to the fact, just another day in the land of the free.

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Posted in: 'Veronica Mars' starring Kristen Bell gets revived by Hulu See in context

Yes, please. Always had a bit of a crush on Kristen Bell.

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Posted in: 36-year-old father arrested for beating 8-year-old son to death See in context

Do the Hustle

Let me guess, “He wouldn’t eat his dinner so I beat him around the head for discipline.” Just another tragic POS parent. And, the worst thing is, he will most likely get a suspended sentence.

I'd say it is more like the poor kid isn't living up to daddy's high educational standards, not getting top marks at school and never going to follow in his foot steps. Seems to be the problem with quite a few of these so called 'professionals'.

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Posted in: 4 women found dead in apartment in Kitakyushu apartment See in context

Do the Hustle

It’s quite odd that, all those defending suicide quote the pressures of society as a reason. Up until 4 years ago there were 30-35,000 people killing the selves in Japan every year. Now, that number has dropped to 20-25,000 every year. I guess those blue lights are working.

There is no defence of suicide, just an understanding of why people do it. Suicide is not the answer nor should it be, but when in the throws of a mental breakdown due to whatever reasons, any form of coherent thinking goes out the window.

Attitudes like yours and Smith's; a lack of understanding and empathy - compound the problem. It's not just a matter of get over it, toughen up sister or I have problems too.

Here is hoping that you won't have to face the same, either directly or with a family member. Those around you might just show the same attitude.

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Posted in: When you feel like you’re the only outsider in the community, do these 2 things See in context

Adapt, integrate, but don't sell your soul!

Totally agree, need to keep you own culture alive and the language.....

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Posted in: 4 women found dead in apartment in Kitakyushu apartment See in context

smithinjapan

So has their cowardice. Life is hard, but unless you have some terminal disease that is absolute agony, or unless it is to sacrifice yourself for others, there is no glory, and no justification for suicide. These women were Young, and obviously not very bright -- they wasted the most precious things you can have; life, and time. TIJ

Another that thinks suicide is the cowards way out. What a total lack of understanding of the complexities of suicide and mental health. As for being bright, might say they could have been a damn bit brighter than some. Who knows what issues these young women had faced...Sexual abuse, extreme pressure from parents to perform at school or any myriad of issues. Yeah life is precious but when in dealing with anxiety or depression or other issues, it just doean't seem so. Get down off your high horse, you might fall one day.

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Posted in: Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports See in context

I can think of another President that did such a thing......ahem...

Example?

Can your prove that was that was the motivating factor?

Spin or deflect.

No, it was because Trump was tired that Americans were getting ripped off by China and that the Democrats and even the Republicans for years said nothing and allowed middle America to spiral slowly into deeper debt and the erosion of the blue collar working man.

Better to be ripped off by an American, I suppose. Trump is famous for his shady business dealings.

Utter nonsense, please stop reading Mother Jones and the Nation.

How many failed business? I guess he paid in full when they went bankrupt.

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Posted in: K-pop label faces fan, investor fury after firing dating artists See in context

Hiro

It's the same with J-Pop too...... caters to the 'wholesome' image and the otakus believe that they just might have a chance with their idol.........The whole J-pop, K-pop image is too contrived.

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Posted in: Pop singer Amuro gives final performance in Okinawan hometown See in context

Namuru Amie.... always gets a laugh from the school kids.

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Posted in: 5 tips for introducing your Japanese partner to your parents See in context

Step No 1. Hi, Mum. This is ..... , ..... this is my Mum.

Step No 2. Hi, Dad. This is ..... , ..... this is my dad.

owari

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Posted in: 28 suffer food poisoning at MOS Burger restaurants See in context

This is a big problem with centralised food processing, only takes one bad batch and then all are affected.

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Posted in: Court upholds male-only right to deny legal fatherhood See in context

Wallace Fred

2018 folks. Welcome to japan.

1718 more like it in this case. I enjoy living in Japan, but seriously, it's things like this, the abducted children issues and not being able to register the babies name as a foreign father that leaves me scratching my head.

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Posted in: Trump accuses Google of promoting negative news articles, hiding fair media coverage of him See in context

Extanker

And that picture of Trump... Come on JT, you can be more professional than this.

I suppose we could say the same about Trump....Haha

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Posted in: Gov't conducts evacuation drill in Fukui for multiple nuclear accidents See in context

Probably know something we don't.

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Posted in: Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song See in context

Gremlin

Was thinking this would be better

https://youtu.be/YgSPaXgAdzE

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