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Posted in: Birth control advocate Margaret Sanger brings 'dangerous thoughts' to Japan in 1922 See in context

A really interesting series of articles, thank you.

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Posted in: British PM May survives party confidence vote but Brexit deal still teetering See in context

She's on a hiding to nothing. The country is so polarized now that whatever she does people will want her head on a plate. The Tories should all be sacked, the most useless government ever.

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Posted in: Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn See in context

No they don't deserve to be detained until their guilt is proven as they are not considered potentially dangerous to the public. The Chinese Huawei exec detained in Canada was released on bail and ordered to stay at a house she owns there while the police do some proper investigating, rather than just trying to force a confession.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'The guy I met online wants to go on a trip together. Should I say yes?' See in context

This is a weird one and he does seem rather desperate to get her away to a hotel, which if she goes, he'll likely lay it on very thick and if he gets his way there she probably won't see him again. It's amazing what lengths some people will go to.

As far as meeting people online goes, sure it can be great but it's advisable for both parties to err on the side of caution. I got chatting to a chick on a music forum years ago and after about a month of chatting online she invited me to hers to go clubbing. I did the long drive up to Sheffield intending to have a fun weekend and ended up hardly leaving her bedroom for a fantastic week. However, initially the whole arrangement was on her terms and not me pushing for it.

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Posted in: Restaurant manager stabs estranged husband in head See in context

^^^^ Well she doesn't appear to have told the police that!

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Posted in: Ruling bloc to agree on tax reforms spurring car, home purchases See in context

The future increase in water bills due to privatization will soon wipe any token tax saving out.

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Posted in: Trump calls for end to Mueller probe despite Russian campaign bid findings See in context

Be careful what you wish for..........?

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Posted in: Trump calls for end to Mueller probe despite Russian campaign bid findings See in context

No Strangerland, I'm suggesting that if he is impeached the next nutter to take over from him could actually be a real war mongering, self serving conservative looney as opposed to someone playing Mr President.

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Posted in: Can Macron survive France's 'yellow vest' revolution? See in context

Politicians the world over are just too focused on economic growth but the kind of growth they are pushing only benefits a few, yet is largely financed by most. Too many people are feeling the big squeeze and being left behind, so as long as that continues conflict is inevitable.

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Posted in: Trump calls for end to Mueller probe despite Russian campaign bid findings See in context

OK so even IF he is impeached the person who'll replace him will probably be much worse. I'm no Trump fan but be careful what you wish for.....

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Posted in: 'We Love 80s Disco' night returns to Grand Hyatt Tokyo See in context

If it was 80's acid house i'd be interested......

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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

Can she not just remove them when she gets to school?

Anyway, the reason behind the rule sounds as daft as the reason given why a public swimming pool made a completely bald friend of mine wear a swimming hat when he was visiting.

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Posted in: High school teacher disciplined over sexual harassment after serving alcohol to girl See in context

He was still in his job after a complaint had already been made? I have daughters and I have little faith that a state school will protect their dignity from it's own staff.....sad.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law allowing private firms to operate water services See in context

Our water bills will be getting more expensive for sure and investment in infrastructure will be cut to pay dividends. There are some essential services that I firmly believe should be government run to keep them affordable and water is one of them. Water privatization has worked out very badly in the UK unfortunately, so I really can't see this as a good thing.

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Posted in: Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned See in context

Oh dear, denying you signed papers that no doubt are still in existence is not a good look!

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Posted in: 4 men arrested for overturning truck during Halloween event in Shibuya See in context

commanteerToday  02:19 pm JST

So, authorities are currently wetting the bed about halloween in Shibuya, however, each year at certain matsuris people die but shoulders are shrugged because it's 'our culture'? 

You've never seen the kashiwada danjiri then.

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Posted in: Good and bad in Ballon d'Or twerking uproar See in context

Massive over reaction given the context of the comment. If she had just come up for the award and he asked her that question out of the blue then yeah he'd be an idiot but they had actually just been dancing together, which is why she saw it as the joke it was meant to be. The reaction is just a prime example of the social media society we now live in.

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Posted in: 4 men arrested for overturning truck during Halloween event in Shibuya See in context

So, authorities are currently wetting the bed about halloween in Shibuya, however, each year at certain matsuris people die but shoulders are shrugged because it's 'our culture'? The halloween meet up is obviously very popular so do it somewhere suitable with some entertainment on hand.

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Posted in: New station on Tokyo Metro line to be called Toranomon Hills See in context

It's a rubbish soulless development, sorry.

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Posted in: Kirin will stop selling one of its most popular whiskies as Japanese spirit shortage continues See in context

^^^^ I've seen Taiwanese whiskey in my local AEON LIquor, although I can't remember which brand it was.

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Posted in: Seeds of Renault-Nissan crisis sown in Macron's 'raid' See in context

Wow this is very telling. While I do suspect he got greedy I also suspect Nissan were fully complicit and should also be investigated. This obviously is just a power struggle between 2 governments and his ongoing detention must be at the request of the Japanese government to keep him out of the way, while Nissan restore control and get themselves in order before a half hearted visit from the police.

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Posted in: Many Japanese want jobs where they can take regular holidays. Without interns, we wouldn’t be able to operate. See in context

I really do not understand why people in this country are so reluctant to cover for each other. What goes around comes around!

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors say they will detain Ghosn as long as needed See in context

Ve have vays ov making you talk.....

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Posted in: Man pleads not guilty over death of husband, wife in road rage accident See in context

If anyone needs a very long stay in prison it's Ishibashi.

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Posted in: Japanese folk rituals approved as UNESCO intangible heritage See in context

My kids only cried the first time the oni visited, now they love it. Saying it shouldn't happen because it scares kids is just as stupid as saying Halloween should be banned.

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Posted in: Keeping it quick: Trump taking in-and-out trip to Argentina See in context

Well he needs to get back to Mar-A-Lago to finish his round eh.

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Posted in: JAL pilot, 10 times over alcohol limit, jailed for 10 months in UK See in context

> krustytheclownToday  11:43 am JST

Any word on whether or not he will be able to keep his job?

He has already lost it.

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Posted in: Trump cancels meeting with Putin over Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels See in context

As if Russia cares!

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Posted in: Trump cancels meeting with Putin over Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels See in context

Trump just sucks people up, chews them for all he can get out of them and spits them out when he's done, which is exactly what he'll do to the US as a nation now he's in a position to.

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