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Posted in: Sakura and Mt Fuji drinkware reacts to cold temperatures with beauty See in context

Design could be better.

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Posted in: As sports embraces activism, what should Tokyo Olympics permit? See in context

I prefer to just watch great athletes perform.

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Posted in: Gov't ordered to pay damages over transgender toilet ban See in context

If the person identifies as something other than their biological self, it does not change what sex they really are.

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Posted in: Japan comedy duo apologize after reportedly saying Naomi Osaka 'needs bleach' See in context

My 73 year old eyes are not so great, but I really didn't realize those 2 comedians were female.

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked world's safest city for 3rd consecutive year by EIU See in context

7th place was to Washington - did you mean Washington D.C.?

Washington is a state, not a city.

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Posted in: Too many people missing out on health benefits of golf, some experts say See in context

Golf, without a golf cart is a wonderful way to lightly exercise. Silly comments about elitist - racist - sexist are not worth the time commenting about - just ask Gary Player or some of the great South Korean women players. Providing a large green space, often in the city, is a very positive thing for everyone. FoxSoraWinters comments were like a liberal rant having nothing to do with golf.

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Posted in: AI robots may lend hand in Japan's English classes See in context

The program called Duolingo (using AI) is being used by millions (?) now.

It's free and quite well done.

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Posted in: Don't pick doctors based on where they went to medical school See in context

@Serrano: - or you might just have to pay 540 yen to the new 'hospital'. Introductory letters seem really weird to me, but that's just the Japanese style (for the moment).

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Posted in: Arguing, booing overshadow Osaka's U.S. Open final win over Williams See in context

SW's coach admitted to coaching.

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Posted in: Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report See in context

m3m3m3: Yes - Readers should beware of 'clickbait'.

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Posted in: Trump threatens U.S. allies on trade before leaving G7 summit See in context

All the Trump haters seem to ignore the strength of the US economy, the unemployment rate (especially for blacks) and the potential 'peace' process meeting with North Korea. The usual left tactic is to focus on the personality and ignore the results. Most people are familiar with the saying 'It's the economy stupid.' - and that's doing pretty well, at least for the moment. Name calling is just so shallow. If you think Trump is doing a lousy job, then talk about the results of what he has done that you find displeasing - not his particular personality.

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Posted in: Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special 'kawaii' interiors See in context

To put it mildly - no thank you.

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Posted in: Aso ridicules N Korean leader's plane See in context

Japan - Aso is truly in another world - his own. Unfortunately, he represents all of Japan - and personally I hope that Japan grows in all ways - it would do better without him.

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Posted in: Man kills sick wife; then jumps to death from nearby building See in context

It's just sad. RIP - both of you.

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Posted in: Japan must boost protection for sexual harassment victims, says Noda See in context

@Noakes: yet another dynastic LDP politician - imo Japan would be better off when women / girls can focus on their studies / careers vs having to tolerate such disrespectful behavior by men - Noda is not helping.

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Posted in: American man indicted for killing woman in Osaka See in context

Per 'Sources', he was born in the Unkraine but lived in New York.

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Posted in: Aston Martin shifts up a gear in Japan with luxury experiences, new brand center See in context

I've seen Rolls and Bentleys, but no Aston Martins here in Sapporo. A beautiful car without a doubt.

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Posted in: LGBT groups, educators call for diversity in school uniforms See in context

@YuriOtani - This is a discussion forum. BurningBush was not speaking of American Republican platform problems. Your emotional response to his comments were just that - emotional - as in 'not based on facts'. Trump supporting Americans, like me, have a logic that prefers capitalism over socialism - not because it is perfect (it is not) but because it works better than socialism. Human rights are a very important thing, but not easily achieved. All people should be treated with compassion.

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Posted in: Shohei Otani to have surgery on right ankle on Thursday See in context

What's the name of the surgeon?

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Posted in: Kobe Steel's falsified aluminum data affects more companies See in context

This is Really bad news for Japan. Credibility matters!

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Posted in: How hate speech can harm your brain See in context

I notice there is no talk of Antifa's hate speech.

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Posted in: Smartphone camera used to estimate taste of vegetables See in context

Interesting - I'm sure there will be more applications like this soon.

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Posted in: Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend in Philippines See in context

Comments like GOP bought by NRA are emotional responses to the disaster; they are not based on data. I'm not an NRA member but my understanding is that they are not one of the top contributors of $ to the various elected officials. They are powerful, but it's due to their numbers, not their contributions. If someone has data that shows this to be wrong, I'd be happy to see it.

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Posted in: Nissan suspected of forging inspection documents See in context

This is Seriously bad news for the company and even the country. I hope they perform corrective action that may help to undo the damage that has been done to their reputation. Personally, I will probably not make a decision to buy a Nissan next year because of this.

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Posted in: Starbucks You Are Here Collection expands to Japan with Mt Fuji mugs See in context

The mugs look gaudy.

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Posted in: Osaka may end San Francisco sister city ties over 'comfort woman' statue See in context

@Laguna: Calling SF 'tolerant' is not accurate at all. Once upon a time, when I used to visit UCB free speech was the norm worth fighting for; now it is not. At least for now, SF is definitely not 'tolerant'.

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Posted in: To shoot down or not? N Korean launch brings up intercept issues See in context

Weasel - as much as I detest NK, their missiles traveled through international airspace; not simply 'over' Japan. Not to mention the low probability that anyone could shoot them down at that height.

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Posted in: Fashion on upward curve: Bigger is beautiful See in context

Bigger is Not beautiful - it is just bigger.

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Posted in: Trump may visit Japan in early November See in context

I hope he has a great experience here in Japan. There are still many of us who believe capitalism is one up on socialism.

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Posted in: What is femininity? Western and Japanese women weigh in See in context

I regret to say that 'thepersoniamnow' was spot on. Western women (I'm thinking American) just never grew up in an environment where true feminism existed and hence, never picked it up. They certainly have other attributes but being feminine is not one of them.

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