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Posted in: S Korea formally asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics See in context

South Koreans have no issues with seeing the flags of the two countries that most recently invaded them in 1950 though...

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Posted in: Typhoon pummels Kanto region; one reported dead, 40 injured See in context

Kept me up the whole night with the building shaking and from the noise of the wind and rain... I can't remember ever experiencing a typhoon as intensely powerful in Tokyo as I did last night.

We live in the Chiyoda ku area and from what I could gather from the NHK reports and SNS posts throughout the night. Tokyo's eastern wards that are closer to the Tokyo Bay area were hit harder than the western wards.

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Posted in: 6 months past legal drinking age, actress Kanna Hashimoto reveals binge drinking See in context

Let her binge drink whilst she's still young!

I used to binge drink at that age myself. But as I've grown older my drinking habits have eased up to the point where I usually have 1 drink a day. But that drink would be 1 glass of wine with the wife as we wind down for the day.

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Posted in: South Korea calls for ban of 'rising sun' flag at 2020 Olympics See in context

When the JSDF re adopted the Rising Sun flag in 1952, was there opposition from SK? No. In fact SK approved the use of the flag.

When the JSDF took part in the Naval fleet reviews of 1998 & 2008 in SK, was there opposition from SK? No, there wasn't.

The Rising Sun flag has only become an issue in the past 7 years with the increase in Korean nationalism and using Japan as the whipping boy to divert attention away from national problems.

The Rising Sun flag predates to the 1600s and it shall continue to be used right now and in the future!

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Posted in: One dead, 32 injured after train, truck collide at rail crossing in Yokohama See in context

Most recent news report from NHK has stated that the 67 year old driver of the truck has died from his injuries.

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Posted in: One dead, 32 injured after train, truck collide at rail crossing in Yokohama See in context

It isn't every day that you see something like this happening on Japan's rail network.

I'm glad that there hasn't been any reported deaths from this incident. From the footage it could've easily been a lot worse and I'm quite surprised that it wasn't.

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Posted in: Pokemon Cafe gears up for the spooky season by offering 3 new Halloween dishes See in context

My girls would love this. So I'll definitely be taking them!

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Posted in: Father's story about parenting on a train highlights Japan’s hidden prejudice against male parenting See in context

A lot of men up in arms here about this - and while I get it, let's be honest, how many of you are the primary parent? How many of you actually take your kids out alone without the help of your partner packing things and preparing. I'm guessing so many of you will claim you do this all, are really involved but come on. We all know that for most, the mom is the majority parent and very few dads in Japan are anything more than weekend dads. Yes, including you guys who aren't Japanese. I work with guys who want a pat on the back for taking their kids to swimming lessons once a week and whatnot. I get the frustration with this, I get it isn't good but this is the state of parenting in Japan for the most part. If you don't like it, do something about it beside ranting on JT today.

Nice of you to assume that all the fathers commenting on here only claim to look after their children and aren't actually that involved in the child's upbringing.

The mother of my older daughters walked out of the family that we started together after she couldn't hack the responsibilities of being a mother anymore. She left me with the responsibility of raising, clothing, feeding and giving love to the children that we created together.

Did I ask for sympathy or money from anyone as the sole carer? No. Even with the prejudice that fathers face. I raised my daughters alone and that only changed when I met my wife who is more of a Mum to our girls than my former partner could ever dream to be.

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Posted in: Mongolian professor says Japan’s name for Mongolian barbecue, 'Genghis Khan,' is disrespectful See in context

 “Mongolian people feel the same way about Genghis Khan as Japanese people feel about the emperor of Japan,” Yang told the Japanese-language division of Newsweek. “He is a sacred figure whose name should not be used for a kind of food.”

Guessing that this guy hasn't ever seen a Meiji chocolate bar throughout his time in Japan.

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Posted in: Father's story about parenting on a train highlights Japan’s hidden prejudice against male parenting See in context

This isn't a Japan only issue. Prejudice against fathers who are alone with their children also occurs in the UK. There's been numerous incidents in the past of fathers that have taken their children away on a trip being reported by hotel staff to the police...

Of course you could counter how the staff are acting on suspicion of a crime taking place. However that's where the prejudice comes in. Because a mother who takes her children away won't even get as much as second glance from hotel staff. However a father is automatically accused of being a paedophile.

And that's the exact same problem here. If the mother was with the young girl nobody would bat an eye lid. However the father was automatically accused of being a kidnapper and even though he produced evidence that she was his daughter, the police still called the mother to get confirmation!

I'm a father that is very hands on when it comes to parenting. I take an active role in their upbringing and I also enjoy taking my girls on trips. Because I believe that a close father/daughter relationship is important to my girls' upbringing and how they will value themselves in later life.

However because I am the father I have experienced this kind of prejudice in the past and it does get tiresome.

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Posted in: S Korea terminates Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute See in context

How long before South Koreans come to their senses and drag Moon from out of the Blue House?

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea agree on need for dialogue to repair frayed ties See in context

They'll come to an agreement. Japan will compensate. Then in a few years time SK will void the agreement because they didn't like Moon.

Rinse and repeat.

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Posted in: Road rage suspect arrested after dashboard camera records assault See in context

This incident further makes me glad that I have a dashcam in my car.

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Posted in: Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain? See in context

Already decided that I will be escaping to my in laws' house up in Hokkaido next summer. Sod staying in Tokyo whilst the Olympics are on!

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Posted in: Japan says S Korea has failed to justify removing Tokyo's fast-track trade status See in context

Will this also mean slower shipments of K Pop albums to Japan? If so, just wait till the big Korean entertainment agencies kick up a fuss as their sales and profit margins drop! (Majority of sales are through bulk buying within the first week of the album being released)

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Posted in: Japan urges caution for citizens traveling to S Korea See in context

It is extremely dangerous and foolhardy for any Japanese to be in South Korea. Japanese tourists will be spotted easily on the streets and potentially harassed, bullied or even worse.

Utter nonsense when there's been no reported attacks and Korean netizens themselves have been quite vocal that these protests are against the Japanese government and not Japanese citizens!

I'm not happy with how the Moon office has been encouraging the Anti Japan sentiment to gain the support of the nationalists. But don't lie and say that SK is unsafe for Japanese citizens right now.

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Posted in: Woman in critical condition after trying to save 11-year-daughter at beach See in context

when you can't swim, going in the water to try and save someone is not smart, raise the alarm and keep watching for where the person to be rescued is

If one of my daughters was in a life threatening situation, I would put my life on the line to save her.

A parent will always sacrifice their own life to save the life of their child.

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Posted in: N Korea says Kim supervised weapons tests, criticizes Seoul See in context

Another spanner in the works that will affect Moon's dream of combining the two Korea's economies together to spit the nasty and evil Japanese.

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Posted in: Mayor of city in Saitama Pref arrested for punching female bar employee See in context

Watanabe is accused of punching the 20-year-old woman in the face several times. He was quoted by police as saying he was drunk and doesn’t remember punching the woman and can’t understand how he could have done such a thing.

Generic excuse from a male after they've assaulted a female....

Men who assault women are pathetic scumbags!

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Posted in: Kim says N Korean missile launches were warning to U.S., South See in context

And Moon still wishes to push relations with Japan even further away to make a 'great economic power' with NK...

It's time that South Koreans woke up and smelled the coffee. Moon and his office is the danger to their daily lives. Not Japan!

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan mistakenly creates sexually suggestive drink cups See in context

These designs gave me and the wife a few laughs.

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

I wonder if Trump would like to express his opinions on the El Paso terrorist who is a avid Trump supporter?

Mr President. Your words and behaviour has motivated and encouraged your supporters to go out into the streets to attack ethnic minorities who live within the country that you're meant to be the leader of!

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Posted in: M6.2 quake hits off Fukushima; no tsunami warning issued See in context


Didn't realize that my exact location was so important... Chiyoda. Would you also wish to know that I was on my royal throne at the time, as well?

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Posted in: M6.2 quake hits off Fukushima; no tsunami warning issued See in context

Felt it slightly where I live.

Fortunately no damage at Fukushima this time around...

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Posted in: Man who lost wife, daughter in car crash conducts petition against driver See in context

So a 3 year old girl and her mother both lost their lives and they won't be getting justice?!

My wife and I will certainly sign this petition!

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Posted in: S Korea says it 'won't be defeated again' by Japan See in context

Its foreign ministry summoned the Japanese ambassador to be told by a vice foreign minister that Japan was no longer considered a friendly nation, Yonhap news agency said.

Since when have you ever considered Japan as a friendly nation? If you did, you wouldn't be having the problems that you're now experiencing.

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Posted in: Kang, Kono trade barbs at ASEAN after Japan's decision to revoke S Korea's preferential trade status See in context

You continued to take advantage of Japan's goodwill and the preferential treatment that wasn't even given to Japan's other trading partners in Asia.

There's only so much that you can abuse this relationship before Japan says that enough is enough.

You reap what you sow SK.

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Posted in: S Korean man sets himself ablaze in protest against Japan See in context

This is it. This is the breaking point! Japan are now going to relent to the pressure that's being put onto them. And it's all thanks to the actions of this old man in Seoul....

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Posted in: Man stabs woman in Daiso store; says he just ‘wanted to kill someone’ See in context

Another vile nutjob who should never be allowed back out into society...

I hope that this poor woman makes a full recovery.

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Posted in: Anger soars over vicious triad attack on Hong Kong protesters See in context

Mainland China sending in the thugs and the shameful HK government & police allowing assaults against their citizens...

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