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Posted in: Season's first dolphins slaughtered at Taiji See in context

Most Japanese don't eat this stuff and probably aren't too crazy about the hunt either. In fact I'm sure there are people in Japan who are firmly against it. What foreign activists should do is try to support local activists rather than play the part of the self-righteous ethnocentric gaijin. They'll probably get more done that way.

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Posted in: Angry Bitcoin investors demand answers at Tokyo creditors' meeting See in context

It's the same old story: You never hear people who made a ton of money on risky speculation complaining.

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Posted in: Politician proposes giving newlyweds pierced condoms See in context

jumpultimatestarsJUL. 19, 2014 - 06:52AM JST this was just folksy humor, I don't see what the big deal is.

Yes- context and tone of voice would make this a different story.

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Posted in: Chinese newspaper posts map of A-bombed Japan See in context

China is not insane as these actions would indicate. My guess is that as their people begin to want more freedom, the establishment fears an overthrow. And there is no better way to create unity than to have a common enemy- real or not. I'm sure this is all very calculated.

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Posted in: AKB48 resumes handshake events with new security measures See in context

I really hope that incident is seen as a fluke and things will eventually return to normal as they have since the Akihabara massacre. It's sad to see security measures like this in Japan. I just have to remind myself of the statistics on how safe Japan still is compared to almost everywhere else.

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Posted in: Does porn affect the brain? Scientists urge more study See in context

^ LOL, yes. And my guess is they will have little problem finding more volunteers for more studies.

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Posted in: Mie dentist arrested after massaging woman’s chest See in context

One thing you have to take into account in cases of rape or molestation is the embarassment of being a victim. It's prevalent in the U.S. and I'd imagine it's even worse in Japan.

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Posted in: Underwater anti-radiation barrier at Fukushima has hole: TEPCO See in context

I know people like to bring up the statement, "we have it under control," whenever a story like this comes up. But to be fair, when we have wild fires we use the same statement. It doesn't mean that the fire is completely extinguished. The fire can still be burning and killing wildlife; albeit at a slower rate.

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Posted in: 'Lighten up,' French magazine tells Japan after Fukushima cartoon complaint See in context

Where I'm from (U.S.A.) when we hurt someone's feelings or offend them, we are generally taught to apologize. And we're not exactly known to be the most polite country out there. Just saying.

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