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Posted in: Motorized suitcase rider referred to prosecutors for 1st time See in context

Couldn’t they have issued a warning first?

I think we know the real reason why her case was referred to the prosecutors...

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Posted in: U.S. Marine in Okinawa arrested after woman injured in attempted rape See in context

get a rope

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Posted in: Chinese police say suspect is in custody over stabbing of 4 U.S. educators See in context

Isolated, as in limited to American victims.

Sure about that?

"...and also stabbed a Chinese person who approached..."

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Posted in: Why is Uniqlo spelled with a Q? See in context

once upon a time, Uniqlo did call itself “Uniclo,” and it only got that Q because someone screwed up some paperwork

So "Uniqlo" is really just Engrish???

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Posted in: 'Flying car' makes Tokyo debut at international tech event See in context

No, nobody with a mind expects flying vehicles to become anything. People cannot handle a 2D road, flying is out of the question. Even if you put a robot in charge, no, as the dangers will be too high. A collision in mid air? Hitting a building?

Meh, give it a hundred years or so, I'm sure AI will be able to handle the complexities of flight. Besides, humans will likely be irrelevant (or extinct) by then, anyway...

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Posted in: Ex-interpreter for MLB star Shohei Ohtani pleads not guilty to bank and tax fraud See in context

If he violates the bond conditions — which include a requirement to undergo gambling addiction treatment — he will be on the hook for $25,000.

25K is nothing compared to the 17mil he will owe in restitution.

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Posted in: A step by step ALT escape plan See in context

Don't become an ALT. If there's no choice, have a Plan B. The ALT gig has no future. Did it for 16 years.

Sage advice. I, too, did the ALT thing for many years. While I enjoyed the classroom experience, it is a dead-end career track with virtually no opportunity for advancement. Living hand-to-mouth is no way to raise a family...

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Posted in: Nearly 30% of municipalities in Japan have no physical bookstores See in context

Currently, there are 7,973 real bookstores, excluding secondhand bookstores

Because secondhand bookstores are...imaginary?

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Posted in: Hirotake Yano, founder of 100-yen shop Daiso, dies at 80 See in context

Daiso is like retail crack; I must have spent hundreds of thousands of yen there over the years. Yano was an absolute visionary...

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Posted in: U.S.-bound ANA plane returns to Tokyo after man bites cabin attendant See in context

The man has denied the allegation and was quoted by the police as saying he does not remember what happened as he had taken a sleeping pill.

Sorry, but the excuse "too drunk/intoxicated/asleep to remember" only works for Nihonjin.

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Posted in: Japan university to disband scandal-hit American football club See in context

In 2018, the team came under fire over a dangerous tackle by one of its members in an exhibition game against Kwansei Gakuin University.

I don't want to hear about that 悪質タックル story ever again. It was national news for two weeks!

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Posted in: Search efforts continue after U.S. Osprey crashes into sea; one death confirmed See in context

Sadly, the widowmaker strikes again...

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Posted in: Protest near Israeli embassy See in context

‘Reprehensible’ anti-Israel protesters chant ‘Gas the Jews’ outside Sydney Opera House: video

Nah, you're right. They don't hate Jews at all...

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Posted in: Israel vows 'mighty vengeance' after surprise attack by Hamas kills hundreds See in context

And so innocent Israelis and Palestinians die because leaders on both sides refuse to compromise.

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Posted in: 80 women arrested Jan-Sept in Tokyo's Kabukicho for alleged prostitution See in context

80 women arrested Jan-Sept in Tokyo's Kabukicho for alleged prostitution

How many pimps and johns were arrested? Or are we just targeting the women...?

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Posted in: Controversial U.S. livestreamer 'Johnny Somali' arrested in Osaka See in context

He was drunk and can't recall his actions. Bad behavior excused.

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Posted in: Zelenskyy delivers upbeat message to U.S. lawmakers on war progress as some Republican support softens See in context

Time to stop wasting Ukrainian and Russian lives.

This is exactly what the world has been saying to Poots since he began this pointless boondoggle.

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Posted in: Agent says Ohtani plans to continue as pitcher and hitter after his elbow heals See in context

It astounds me how an organization could have two transcendent, first ballot HOFers in their primes and still be a complete dumpster fire. Of course, as a Mariners fan, I've seen that story before...

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Posted in: Baseball player Yamakawa suspended indefinitely over alleged rape case See in context

My wife taught English and Mathematics to Yamakawa at the local Kumon in Shuri nearly twenty years ago. He seemed like such a nice boy then, who knew he would grow up to be a punk sex predator?

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Posted in: Krasinski's 'Jack Ryan' returns to TV after 3-year wait See in context

i never understood what Kelly saw in Ryan…

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Posted in: Japan diving shop sorry after customers pose on sunken U.S. warship See in context

That’s rich lol coming from the self righteous Americans

As one who has dived the Emmons many times, I have personally witnessed active-duty US military personnel in a "guts pose" at the wrecksite.

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Posted in: 'Sopranos' star Tony Sirico dies at 79 See in context

The irascible Paulie Walnuts, perhaps the most memorable character from the greatest TV show of all time.

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Posted in: 'Yu-Gi-Oh!' creator’s body found floating in ocean off coast of Okinawa See in context

Quite possible some sharks got him, but all the time I spent in the water there, I never saw a single one, but I have seen sea snakes. Extremely poisonous.

WRONG. Seasnakes are venomous, not poisonous.

If something bites you and you die, it is venomous. If you bite something and you still die, it is poisonous.

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Posted in: Mixed-race Okinawans begin to find voice amid tensions over U.S. bases See in context

My haafu kids were raised on Okinawa and went to local schools their entire lives. They both had lots of friends and were quite popular. I don't recall a single instance of them being bullied about their heritage, although to be fair, they are half-white, not African American...

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Posted in: Social network Grindr going public at $2.1 bil value See in context

Social network Grindr says it has hooked up with a special purpose acquisition company

Ahh, I see what you did there...

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Posted in: Will Smith, Chris Rock confrontation shocks Oscar audience; 'CODA' wins best picture See in context

Will Smith and Chris Rock have been feuding since 2005. This is the second time CR has cracked a joke at the Oscars about Jada Pinkett Smith, who publicly suffers from alopecia (female pattern baldness). Like Hollywood itself, the joke was tasteless and unnecessary. #careerover

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Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to pay more for hosting American troops See in context

Droll QuarryToday  08:24 am JST

Japan spends 0.93 percent of its GDP on defense. The U.S spends 3.4 percent. Japan is renting a world class military at a fraction of the cost of standing up its own. The noise pollution bemoaned by another poster costs $33,000. dollars for one hour of F35 operation, and that does not include the purchase price.

That 0.93% equates to nearly US$50B annually, ninth highest in the world. Not bad for a country with a relatively small defensive force that doesn't project power beyond its borders...

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hints at more racial justice activism See in context

Not a criticism per se, but I do wish she would also use her celebrity to highlight the very real discrimination faced by racial/ethnic minorities in Japan, the country she represents...

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Posted in: Sumo wrestler's retirement offer rejected despite breaking COVID-19 rules See in context

Call me cynical, but I wonder if the result would be different had one of the Mongolians pulled the same stunt...

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Posted in: University of Washington forecasts 300,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths by Dec 1 See in context

I always wanted to see my alma mater in a JT headline, but not for this reason...

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