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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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Posted in: Japan wakes up to N Korean missile warnings See in context

It seems that a military response from the US will be required. An endless amount of talk and sanctions simply have not worked. At some point one has to 'say' No! If there was any other way to stop him, that would be preferred, but I think he has shown everyone that he will continue provocative actions until more 'serious' actions are taken against him. When you know you are confronted by evil, you must be rid of it. Most of us do not want violence, but sometimes the circumstances give us no choice. I know that military action is very serious and will have serious consequences - but I don't wish to give a free pass to NK to continue their current ways.

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Posted in: 9 dead, 6 missing in water accidents across Japan See in context

That's just sad! RIP you young boys.

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Posted in: Something fishy about Abe's new cabinet appointee See in context

And this is news?

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Posted in: It's time for liberals to fight back around the world See in context

The statement - Trump is a standing affront to the ideals and practices of democratic statehood, which have had the adherence, more or less, of liberals, conservatives and social democrats in the post-war West.  - is simply wrong.

Liberals are not seeking anything close to democracy - they are seeking power only - their way or no way.

Freedom is simply not a key concept to them currently - it used to be, 50 years ago, when I was a liberal in college.

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Posted in: University student saves abused child after chance encounter in the rain See in context

He's a good human being and deserves all the positive statements people have made about him. Perhaps his parents also deserve some accolades for helping to bring up such a fine young man. I'm sure his greatest pleasure will come from knowing he has really helped someone in need. Well done!

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Posted in: Germany hosts difficult G-20 talks on trade, climate See in context

It's curious that Reuters chose a rather negative photo of Trump, considering they probably had hundreds to choose from.

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Posted in: Ishikawa governor retracts call to drive N. Koreans to starve See in context

YankeeX - Your point is right on the mark. What a sad thing to read about coming out of Japan.

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Posted in: How Comey's 'smoking gun' could kill the Trump presidency See in context

A hit piece without any facts. 'Smoking gun' makes for a nice headline but fails the fact test. I understand that people don't like Trump's personality and or his demeanor, but he won the election - so get over it - please.

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