KyotoChris comments

Posted in: U.S. missile strike kills 11 in Pakistan See in context

It's a sad state of affairs for all sides involved. Unfortunately all these attacks really seem to be doing is turning people more and more TOWARD militancy and against the US and it's citizens. They can't seem to separate the two. I have large issues with the government but American people generally speaking are mostly warm and giving (albeit more prone to want to use force I think that others). The bombings should stop but the militants need to stop their bombing first. They DID start this with US in 2001. Of course gung ho gi joe (ie. programmed automaton) is not needed.

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Posted in: 8 suspects, including mother, held in rape of 16-yr-old girl in Fukuoka See in context

Ryo2007

.It can only happen in japan.

It's not merely a Japanese thing but unfortunately happens all over the world in all cultures. These people are sick sick SICK and need to be removed from society to keep this from happening again.

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Posted in: French pool bars Muslim woman for 'burquini' suit See in context

Perhaps someone has already posted this but the telegraph posted today and article regarding this "burkini" at this link:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100006651/how-the-west-was-lost-ctd-the-burkini/

It seems as though this author doesn't support burkini either.

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

I've watched Totoro and yes, I know what it means. That has no bearing on whether or not I like it.

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Posted in: French pool bars Muslim woman for 'burquini' suit See in context

Badsey, some of the activities you mention take place in ocean or river and some in pools. If it's a public pool and it has established rules (not just added all of a sudden) then you either obey them or you don't go there.

When I ride horses I wear a riding helmet because of rules (and my own safety) but if someone didn't want to wear the helmet or wanted to have on a veil instead they'd refuse that person to ride and I agree with that. Period.

Either obey the rules like everyone else does or don't go to these places. I don't care what your religious or lifestyle belief is (however misguided it might be) but don't use that as an excuse to cause grief and trouble for others. Someone else mentioned early that she'd be swimming with males who are not her husband, brother, father, etc. so that would be a violation in and of itself. Or would she also want and complain that the pool should be only female for certain hours while she was there? Where does it end?

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

aelieth, I have to admit I rather like Totoro myself. :)

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Posted in: Man held for attempted murder of policeman after detention for confining girl expires See in context

LFRAgain

Thanks for that post. You explained it very well.

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Posted in: Man held for attempted murder of policeman after detention for confining girl expires See in context

BurakuminDes

Only in Japan would you need such a law! We truly are still living in Medievel times!

You have no understanding of why this law is in affect. I don't understand if people have so much dislike/disdain for Japan and customs, why do you even come to this site?

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Posted in: Holocaust denier begins jail term in Australia See in context

If you lived in a civilized, first rate nation, you could actually be Jailed for spouting off those "Innocent Japan" white-washed history views...

Just like the US is ALWAYS innocent and never provokes anyone? Right!

Your forefather were responsible for other deaths or were they just necessary to GI Joe job done?

You're welcome for your freedom, even though you never did anything to earn it....!

And I gather YOU did something to secure that?

People should be able to say what they want. Denying the holocaust is just stupid. It happened and nothing can change that so why bring attention. The other side though needs to stop whining whenever they hear something said they don't like. They have such a big chip on their shoulders that any comment can be construed as anti-Semitic.

The estimates in Europe are around 11 million. 5 million of those you never hear about much and never hear whining from.

In Asia, the "holocaust" committed by IJA was MUCH greater in numbers and that's something you don't hear thrust in the news all the time. I wonder why? Perhaps being uncivilized as you call us means we don't spend entire lives reliving someone else's past.

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Posted in: French pool bars Muslim woman for 'burquini' suit See in context

The whole issues is rediculous. The pool policy stated no baggy clothes. These "burkini" are not form fitting so they don't conform to policy and the wearer either needs to change or go someplace else.

THIS is equality.

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Posted in: French pool bars Muslim woman for 'burquini' suit See in context

aren't pools forcing us to wear bikinis/swimmingsuits?

What do you mean? People should be able to swim in a public pool naked if they want to?

I am sure there are women out there who don't go to the pool because they don't want to expose themselves.

So don't go to the pool. I don't see the point.

Funny we never really hear of men complaining about these things. If there is a reason for embarrassment for a man to not go to a pool then they just don't go and don't start raising a fuss over it.

This story and complaint isn't even coming from someone born into the religion but from a convert. I still think if she didn't want to deal with other things associated with this belief then perhaps she shouldn't have converted in the first place.

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Posted in: Ooh, look at you See in context

Good idea for kids. I've seen some usb microscopes for computers but this should be even better. It's a nice way to get them interested in the world.

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Posted in: Japanese automakers object to U.S. 'cash-for-clunkers' program See in context

Sorry to hear about that Redeemed. Hope you find something else soon.

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

I'm sure her parents and family don't think she looks like a cartoon mouse. That's not a nice thing to say.

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Posted in: Japanese automakers object to U.S. 'cash-for-clunkers' program See in context

Perhaps people SHOULD drive their cars to 300,000 + miles instead of throwing money away and getting into debt again to buy a new one to satisfy an aesthetic appeal or must have in-dash GPS system.

I agree that the Japanese manufacturers receive a large support from the government that US makers don't or didn't until all the bailouts by US govt. (GM went bankrupt but govt. made sure it didn't get hit too hard and tried to make it so people who had defective vehicles and were injured could not longer sue the manufacturer after bankruptcy). The US (like here) is VERY expensive place to live. It's not the citizen's fault and I think most Americans are very nice and welcoming so I'm not jabbing at US people ever. My problem is that the pure capitalism and stand back govt. has ALLOWED all these things to happen, escalating cost of living and food prices, people losing jobs and losing homes, health care issue.

With the C4C program, yes, it "might" help to buy US cars but the majority of the increase in sales will go to the executives and NOT the people who need it. Buy Japanese/Korean (not to mention German which is more expensive than US or Japanese) and yes, some of the money will go overseas but as I said the majority of these vehicles for US market are assembled at plants in US so it does help people in US. Whether the money goes go to already rich US executives or already rich Japanese executives is the same thing. Some US parts are manufactured in China and Japanese parts in Japan so some of the money will always be leaving the home country.

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Posted in: French pool bars Muslim woman for 'burquini' suit See in context

The pool authority was correct as long as those policies are applied across all users and not segregated for individuals. It's a shame she can't swim as she wants but she chose the outfit and religion, not everyone else using the pool, even if taxes paid for it. Having an established set of rules and abiding by them brings order and civility. Even animals have hierarchies that they exist by.

All our taxes pay for public parks and museums but most people abide by established regulations and don't urinate or defecate in them. Also, most people wouldn't wear skimpy/trashy clothes to a temple or church.

If you choose a religion that restricts what you wear and eat, or how often you must pray or how much money you have to tithe, then you accept those restrictions. If not then you work within the system to change them.

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

Agree completely Redhots! To the nay-sayers, lighten up.

WMD: you obviously know nothing about Japan which makes your comment even more of a joke.

Lat: If you don't like the way Japanese girls are then don't bother with them.

She's meant to appeal to younger girls primarily and they seem to like it so what's it matter? I'd choose her over Miss California and her gay bashing lying about body augmentation any day.

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Posted in: Japanese automakers object to U.S. 'cash-for-clunkers' program See in context

noborito:

Look at the results of questionnaires sent out by research firms and you'll see that most people who bought Toyota, Honda, Nissan did so because of better quality and value (it's not hard to find a honda still running strong at 300,000 miles but the same can't be said for ford or Chevrolet..very difficult)

Also, the majority of these cars for the US market are made in USA. They don't face bankruptcy because they did what they needed to do to keep the company going.

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Posted in: Harley-Davidson gains popularity in Japan See in context

Presto345, I respect your opinion although I don't share it and I would not have so much a problem except for the loud mufflers. When I'm in the US my neighbor has a HD with big pipes and when he gets in late at night I'm always woken up and that's ridiculous. Like whatever you like but don't bother others in the process.

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Posted in: Harley-Davidson gains popularity in Japan See in context

I personally find HD's ridiculous and pretentious with their loud exhausts and very much overpriced for what you get. They only came back from brink because movie stars started riding them. I own a Honda CBR 600 F4 and Kawasaki ZX 10R bikes and both of these will overshadown HD any day in speed and looks. Also, both bikes together cost less than a lot of new HD.

A friend has Ducati and it's ok but again, another overpriced bike that sucks your money in maintenance. It's too bad HD is forcing it's way to Japan. They must have tremendous advertising campaign because otherwise most riders I know here wouldn't ever touch one.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abducting junior high school girl in Iwate See in context

From the story, I don't think any of us know enough about this case to pass judgment on either people involved.

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Posted in: Obama braces for town hall health talk See in context

hworta269: I believe you're incorrect in most Americans having healthcare from the statistics I've seen (from multiple sources). It's the duty of the state to protect the people and if they can spend so much on military and violent defense, they certainly can provide at least basic health coverage to those who can't afford it.

I saw that they just recently raised the minimum wage (to the dismay of a certain 'R' political party but can you imagine working for $7 dollars and change and being able to afford to live, have food, clothes, AND pay medical expenses? The U.S. has great opportunities but it's also VERY expensive to live and raise a family. Most parents both have to work and if there is no extended family there, they also have to pay for childcare if they have a child.

I live in both the U.S. and Japan during the year so I do have some idea of how things are. When I was younger and just out of college I had a job that didn't provide healthcare and had to have some medical attention. The bill out of my pocket was 10 times what someone with insurance would pay. Look at the numbers and you'll see that the insurance companies negotiate service costs with doctors and hospitals while the uninsured (if it's so bad they have to see a doctor) pay FULL price for their treatment. That's very sad.

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Posted in: Student accidentally sets off fireworks on train See in context

He's still a kid so lighten up. No one was hurt and he learned a lesson.

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Posted in: Angry Hillary Clinton: 'I'm secretary of state, not Bill' See in context

She should have handled the question with more tact and diplomacy instead of sounding like a petulant child.

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Posted in: Dentist held for indecent behavior with junior high school girl in Fukuoka hotel See in context

Arrested doesn't mean convicted. While there are too many perverted people out there, to believe she had no idea of his intentions (if proven) is to be too naive. Do you really think even a 14 yo female had no idea at all? I doubt it.

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Posted in: Pregnant pix See in context

If they want those photos then that's fine for them. Why does anyone else really care. Personally I dislike seeing it and don't see anything beautiful about it but I'm not the recipient of the photos so it's fine. I don't think others have any reason to be prudish about it try to get others who want these done to feel ashamed. Can't everyone just let others enjoy what they want if it doesn't harm anyone?

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Posted in: Obama braces for town hall health talk See in context

LastBestHope,

Even many in the US don't believe that propoganda. Your leaders even criticize it.

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Posted in: Poll in U.S. finds support for World War II atom bombings See in context

I'm curious about those who write so negatively about Japan. If you have this feelings, why even care to read a website with news about Japan in the first place?

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Posted in: Poll in U.S. finds support for World War II atom bombings See in context

Scooter 28,

First of all, this happened well before most of us commenting on this page was born, so shut up.

Try taking your own advice.

because the majority are to afraid to fight back

This is why the US rhetoric and rationale for using the bombs said that the Japanese would fight to the last person and never surrender??

The rest of your comment sounds like the reply of a child crying "he picked on me so blaaa." It's doubtful NK would do anything with just Korea and Japan in the political arena. Japan could shoot down whatever they launched at it and NK knows it's isolated enough. (unless you count on your good buddy china) YOU should grow up

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Posted in: Palin says Obama's health care plan is 'evil' See in context

DenDon, that's just not right on so many levels. The system is broken. Drug co.'s, doctors, and hospitals profits are soaring, people are losing jobs and losing insurance, and you want to criticize overweights people? Are you hw proportionate?

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