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Posted in: China warns Washington not to boycott Winter Olympics See in context

"We can do what we want to, but you can't."

Ah . . . wonderful China! Who can forget the fake-o opening ceremony of the last olympics there and the chemicals in baby formula they hid until after the olympics?

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Posted in: Tougher laws in the works for juvenile offenders See in context

'Bout time! A strong step in the right direction, though clearly more needs to be done. Hopefully, lawmakers will step up and do more as time and acceptance of new norms happens.

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

Oh . . . woke is me. :(

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of woman in alley See in context

Mr. Wada?

Yes?

Um.., the nursery school principal would like to see you in her office.

Gee, whatever for?

Oh, and she has a note from your parents; they said don't bother coming home again.

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Posted in: Already a star, on court and off, Osaka eyes more See in context

Agree, she should stick to sports, not politics, not racism, though it does seem she plays her black card or her Japanese card when it's convenient for her. I don't say the Japanese people, overall, much care about her one way or the other; the Japanese media play her up like she's Japanese, but she doesn't live in Japan and doesn't speak Japanese. It's the J media that are playing her up; most Japanese, imo, don't care.

Can't stand her attitude.

I switch channels if they're interviewing her.

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Posted in: Mother whose daughters died in overheated car while she went drinking goes on trial See in context

Don't need her in the gene pool, anymore. 1st preference: death by hot car in August. 2nd pref.: see pref. #1.

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Posted in: Trump trial gets go-ahead after emotional, graphic first day See in context

Ha = while John Quincy Adams may have had his opinion about impeachment after an official has left office, he was talking about himself and his wording to that effect was not included in the constitution.

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Posted in: Man flashes girl, asks how she rates him on 1-10 scale, then pays her ¥3,000 See in context

"Mr. Yakabe"

"Yes?"

"um ... the boss would like to see you in his office."

"Gosh, I wonder what it's about?"

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Posted in: Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B DeMille Award See in context

Even as an American, Vietnam Vet, I had no problem with jf going to NV. Anything or anyone who could help reduce if not stop the war would be helpful. However, when she sat down on the AA gun, put on the NV military helmet, and smiled, it was at that exact point that she became a traitor.

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Posted in: Keira Knightley says she has no interest in filming sex scenes for men See in context

Who's Keira Knightley?

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Posted in: Man arrested after wearing wig to enter women’s bathing facility See in context

"Mr. Nakaoka?

Yes?

Um, the principal would like to see you in his office."

Now having been terminated, he'd like to go home and live with Mom and Dad, but how does he explain it? Hmm...

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

The truly sad part of the incoming administration and its followers is that some or many of them actually believe the utopian unreality that is the far left and socialism.

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Posted in: Tokyo to cut back on athletes at Olympics opening ceremony See in context

Another half-axx attempt to have the Olympics so that $$$ flows into the coffers. Pandemic be damned. So, who decides which athletes will be allowed to march and which ones not? Each has earned the right to be there. I blame Mr. Mori and his yes-man Suga. 70%+ of Japanese don't even want the Olympics there now 'cuz of C-19.

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Posted in: Travel body calls vaccine requirement by airlines discriminatory See in context

Said the wolf, newly appointed to guard the chicken house. Like most, I'm with the airlines on this one.

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Posted in: Man arrested after injuring, robbing woman in her 90s See in context

C-O-W-A-R-D!!

Yup, there's a he-man for ya. But, fear not, Kobayashi, the so-called Japanese justice system will give him a medium slap on the wrist and make him promise not to do it again.

There; that should fix everything...

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Posted in: Sumo wrestler quits, saying his coronavirus fears were ignored See in context

Totally ditto Paul. Takanohana saw the -need- for the sumo world to not give up their values, but adapt to Japan as it is today. The association done him wrong!

With exceptions, young people in Japan today do not care about sumo nor watch it

I remember when we saw good matches. By majority, most today are tsuppari/oshizumo. Boring. Yotsuzumo is sooo much better.

The bouts should be in the evening; at least the juryo and makenouchi.

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Posted in: Int'l fans thank pop group Arashi as it starts hiatus See in context

The ploys for comebacks do sound likely. At the same time, the Arashi leader has said (and it shows when we see him on TV) he's 38 and tired of the schedule, etc.; it's wearing him down. We enjoy the Arashi Vs show, though we could do without all the banal kidding around. ~sigh~.

Ref. boy or girl groups. Some, in Japan and worldwide, have been successful. Most, however, are talent-l-e-s-s dress uppers who wouldn't rate even one bong on the Nodojima show. Most cause me to gag.

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Posted in: Wisconsin pharmacist arrested on charges of sabotaging COVID vaccine doses See in context

Odd profession for an anti-vaxer.

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Posted in: 'Gilligan's Island' star Dawn Wells dies at 82; COVID-19 cited See in context

Mary Ann (Dawn) was dreamy to those of us in our teenage years in the 60's. Always thought she was sexier than Ginger (Tina Louise). RIP Dawn!!!

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Posted in: Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka selected AP Female Athlete of Year See in context

Funny the Japanese media makes such a fuss about Naomi, when the Japanese people pretty much don't give a rat's behind. She knows next to nothing about Japanese and her -only- insight into Japanese people is through her mother and the gabillions-en the sponsors pay. Doesn't speak Japanese, either.

The issue is simple: sports is sports and politics is politics. The t'wain should never mix. (Notice I didn't say they can't have their own opinion, like any/every one else. Operative word there was "mix".)

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Posted in: Put down the soy sauce ... We try a new way to season your sushi See in context

Admittedly, I'm a traditionalist, but since I've had matchajio on tempura (and loved it), I'd try it on nigirizushi, too. Always willing to try something new . . . except for fusion sushi, like hamburger bites on top of the rice, etc. B-l-e-a-h !!!!!

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Posted in: Man indicted for murder over Kyoto Animation arson attack See in context

Suggest an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Put him in a small building and set it afire with kerosene (gasoline is too quick). Let one of the parents light it.

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Posted in: U.S. Olympic officials back athletes' right to protest at Tokyo Olympics See in context

"..can be a leading force for global good, and we are proud to advocate for the advancing opportunities and pathways for respectful athlete expression within our sports community,"

Mumbo-jumbo for "We're weak managers and fear the US athletes might pull out."

Again, Keep personal agendas out of the Olympics.

All that having been said, the Olympics has, for years, been political and money-driven. Oh yeah, and I think there are some sports involved, too...

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Posted in: Maritime Self-Defense Force lieutenant arrested for groping 18-year-old girl on train See in context

The only thing he couldn't resist was . . . temptation. A career shot and family embarrassed - - all for touching a breast. Gee dude, don't they teach risk management in the SDF?

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Posted in: Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain celebrates Christmas with fried chicken sushi See in context

~sigh~ So sad.

Tasty? Probably.

Is it sushi? Umm .. no! Should be called something else.

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Posted in: Beatles survivors Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr still making music See in context

I was in h.s. when the Beatles came out and certainly I, like most others, enjoyed their music. However, it seems to me that giving concerts today, 58 years later is like resting on your laurels. Songwriting? Yes, Paul still has it. Singing, by him or Ringo . . . meh.

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Posted in: Tokyo: A wonder of the modern world fed by its 'konbini' See in context

My first question was, "Has George LLoyd ever been to Tokyo?" The article is full of misinformation and based on the Japan Good - Other Places Bad concept, a clear bias of this 'writer'.

"traffic jams are so unusual they make the evening news" Huh??? What planet does Lloyd live on?

"everything is delivered by road." The heavy traffic in/around Tokyo is, IMO, mainly caused by the zillions of trucks on the roads, polluting the air. Yes, cars cause some of it, but the trucks choke not only the roads, but also the air.

This article should have been posted under Fiction.

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Posted in: Vision-restoring brain implants spell breakthrough See in context

Amazing! The technical breakthroughs would allow a whole new perspective to life for those who are blind, with an unfathomable effect.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

Ditto'ing some other comments... Yes, racism and bullying exist in all countries. No, we will never be totally rid of it. Yes, we can and are making improvements, thankfully. Discussion will move the needle forward; violence, such as that in the States, will move it backward.

I crossed Nike off my list when they adopted their boy Kaepernick as their spokesperson. Threw any nike wear I had in the trash, where it belongs.

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Posted in: Bill submitted to recognize users of donated eggs, sperm as parents See in context

Families, siblings, etc., aside, if one donates eggs or sperm to an egg or sperm bank, for money, then they don't want to be found to be the parent and assume financial obligations. Also, perhaps you're familiar with the term "careful what you ask for".

"Uh yeah, I pursued knowing who the donor was and found out my dad's a drunk, bedraggled, heroin user who lives under a bridge on the Tama River, who has never worked and spent the Y1000 he got for his "donation" on cheap wine."

Gosh, who wouldn't be proud...

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