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Posted in: Japanese, EU leaders hail progress in free trade talks See in context

@ Alexandre

"he must use his brain, not mouth." here lies the problem.

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Posted in: World's 1st Starbucks coffee shop with tatami rooms to open in Kyoto See in context

Tatami, tiles, wood or marble wont change the fact that the coffee sucks and is hugely over priced but then what do i know.

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Posted in: 82-year-old woman gets suspended jail term for killing husband who suffered from dementia See in context

@Silvafan

"Also, dementia seems to amplify a person's strongest personality traits."

So sad but so true.

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Posted in: 82-year-old woman gets suspended jail term for killing husband who suffered from dementia See in context

Setting a very dangerous precedent and the judge should know it.

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Posted in: Official campaigning kicks off for July 2 Tokyo assembly election See in context

here comes the new boss just like the old boss... maybe.

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Posted in: USTR urges Japan to make unilateral concessions on beef imports See in context

Steroid full beef... hmmm so appealing.

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Posted in: 82-year-old man found dead at home; wife’s body discovered in nearby river See in context

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sensei258June 2001:46 pm JST

If you brought him to a hospital, and left him there, they would be forced to either take care of him, or to discharge him to some facility. By the time they figured out what was going on, she could empty out the bank accounts, max out the credit cards and be long gone. Or do you think that murdering him and drowning herself was the best choice?

One word mate, dignity.

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Posted in: Carcass of decapitated cat found in Mitaka apartment parking lot See in context

Same time of year every year! WTF poor cat.

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Posted in: Teacher apologizes after making LGBT comment to scold student in class See in context

likely he is a member of Nippon Kaigi knowing how they look at LGBT.

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Posted in: Man on fire staggers into electric appliance store See in context

Maybe he was singing that old doors tune to her......

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Posted in: Daniel Day-Lewis says he's retiring from acting See in context

Hanging up his spurs, top man! Always loved his acting since i first watch my left foot. Retiring now is a choice decision unlike man other greats who cant let go and end up doing very poor movies just to stay in the limelight.

Enjoy it Mr Lewis you deserve it mate!

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Posted in: Tsukiji fish market to be redeveloped after relocation: Koike See in context

Calvin Coolidge once said:

We must have no carelessness in our dealings with public property or the expenditure of public money. Such a condition is characteristic either of an undeveloped people, or of a decadent civilization....

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Posted in: Engagement of Princess Mako to be officially announced on July 8 See in context

That "officially" very good news, congratulations!

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Posted in: Abe to reshuffle cabinet as ratings slump: media See in context

Shuffle yourself out of the deck while ya at it!

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Posted in: 82-year-old man found dead at home; wife’s body discovered in nearby river See in context

Heart breaking but how long until we read the same kind of story? Hours - days - weeks?

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Posted in: Britain left 'somber' by high-rise inferno, says queen See in context

@itsonlyrocknrollJune

"Theresa May has flaws, but presents dignity and calm self-restraint in the face of an unscrupulous cynicaly motived politicking lynch mob mentality, unwilling to wait for the announced judge-led inquiry."

WTF really?

As a londoner and human i dont get how we are shifting to a world of tolerance, im no anarchist but come on people have a right to be mad and let down on many levels.

Quoting Aldous Huxley from a great interview with Mike Walace in the late 50's "I think, this is the danger that actually people may be, in some ways, happy under the new regime, but that they will be happy in situations where they oughtn't to be happy."

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Posted in: Sashihara retains No. 1 spot in AKB48 all-girl pop group poll See in context

few i can sleep better now, the world is fine ;0/

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Posted in: Nearly half of young eels farmed in Japan may be illegally caught See in context

@ Dissillusioned

Well said that man! As a Londoner i grew up catching and eating eels but only as an adult did i learn how complex the eels life cycle is and how the cant be farmed. As for iwashi's i always cringe when i see all the baby ones in those foam packets and why they dont get the chance to grow... oh i know greed.

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Posted in: Half of new Japanese fathers take leave, far below gov't target See in context

Me and the Mrs never ran home to grandparents we just did it ourselves(if you cant raise it on your own why have it kind of logic. luckily we can due to her maternity leave and our bars location to home.

J families need all the help they can get, think of the scorns a Japanese guy would get when he return to the office if he took all the leave available, pure window dressing as ever.

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Posted in: Ex-Moritomo Gakuen boss to be investigated for alleged fraud See in context

Yasunori Kagoike = the nail that stands out gets hammered down.

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Posted in: Woman gets 13 years in prison for fatally abusing 3-year-old daughter See in context

reading this with my baby girl in my arms made me cry, may karma exist! Lower than scum!

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Posted in: Education ministry finds documents apparently supporting Abe favoritism claims See in context

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Posted in: Katy Perry bids to end bad blood with Taylor Swift, but gets no response See in context

Attention seeking stunt....

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Posted in: Two children from same kindergarten in Kawasaki die; officials suspect infectious disease See in context

Heart breaking but hopeful time and science will get to the bottom of it, infection, adverse reaction to vaccination, fowl play, we will have to wait and see. RIP little ones.

Follow up story pls JT.

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Posted in: Gyoza restaurant in Kyoto helping struggling students with free food for decades See in context

Good man, empathy and understanding is sure lacking on this planet. Mr Inoue, thank you!

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Posted in: LDP's Ishiba calls for talks on whether SDF are 'military forces' See in context

a rose by any other name...

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Posted in: Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea See in context

sending rodman to north korea is like sending george best to help an aa meeting. this is how low we are stooping as a people, president trump etc, the world is going down the pan thats for sure. Always look on the bright side of life .. .. .. ..;o)

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Posted in: Giant panda born in Tokyo zoo; survival uncertain See in context

Gumbutee little panda!

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Posted in: Young people mount campaign to raise minimum wage, end poverty See in context

Good for them and i wish them well both here and in the States but nations have always been built off the back of the "disposable" working class, so i doubt anything will change really. Looking to the future robots will do it, so where does that leave the working and middle class - obsolete i guess.

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Posted in: Worker killed by falling steel beam at Kanagawa construction site See in context

And they do it J way!

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