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Posted in: Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine' See in context

Anna "I thinks he looks like young"

Yeah like Neil Young

Maria "The hostility shown towards her back in the 60s and 70s was undoubtedly largely down to bigotry, and probably connected to feelings about Japan being the enemy in WW2. It has carried forward to the present day for absolutely no good reason."

No it is very doubtable that the hate was due to Japan in any way. It is based solely on her golddigging, no talent, hateful personality. There are many many stories from the 60s to today about the horrible way she treated staff of Apple Records and personal staff. She has earned 100% of the hate.

Toasted Heretic "But I do feel there is a misogynist streak in detractors of any female artist/actor/etc. Some men don't like it when a sister is intelligent, strong and has something to say."

Ha ha ha, oh sorry you are serious. Whet of any intelligence has this coat tail grabbing, golddigging hag EVER said that was intelligent or added on iota to ANY itelligent discussion? Stregth? You mean marrying a famous man, breaking up band, and causing even today strong feelings against her by the surviving tweo members? If that is strength she needs more humility.

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Posted in: Embroiled in controversies, Trump seeks boost on foreign trip See in context

If he needs a boost he can have my step ladder. It hits my knees when I use it.

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Posted in: Foreign detainees go on hunger strike at Nagoya immigration facility See in context

Agreed on all your posts M3M3M3. These are not asylum seekers nor refugees they are criminals who over stayed visas, they stayed knowing they violated the law.

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Posted in: Princess Mako to get engaged See in context

I hope the media leaves this couple alone so they can enjoy life together. Somehow I just don't see that being the case.

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Posted in: Abe reaffirms conviction that TPP benefits Asia-Pacific See in context

Oh Zeus, get real Abe. Nobody cares what you think, especially China. What a delusion of grandeur this crank has.

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Posted in: Niigata joins hands with university, brewers to promote local sake See in context

The sake can't be so great if they need a gimmick to sell the stuff.

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Posted in: Do you think we will soon have mainly cashless societies, with people storing their payment credentials on “digital wallets” and shopping via mobile devices? What do you still use cash for? See in context

Banks are pushing cashless society. That way they can charge negative interest as a "maintenance fee". Gov'ts want it because they can save on minting and printing currency which will make the private central banksters happy. When an "error" happens and your money is gone from your account: What account? We have no record you had an account.

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Posted in: Who would you say is the most recognizable Japanese person alive today? See in context

Hello Kitty.

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Posted in: Huge cyberattack ebbs as investigators work to find culprits See in context

Japan Inc will give up its dependency on XP when the old drooling and doddering dinosaurs retire.

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Posted in: Desperately short of labor, mid-sized Japanese firms plan to buy robots See in context

Technology has been advancing and people have been warned for the last 30 years and more that traditional manufacturing and unskilled jobs were going to disappear. Don't blame technology because most people were too lazy/stupid to NOT get into the tech and engineering jobs they were told again and again were going to be needed.

Don't complain just go get another round of McCrap, watch another mindless TV show, or read another manga and leave the advance of humanity to those who actually listened. Your world has changed and most of you will be unemployed with no hope of re-employment. Enjoy.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor frustrated with U.S. bases on 45th reversion anniversary See in context

Give it a rest dude. Tokyo will get its way. You are a one trick pony and its getting old.

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Posted in: What do you think about people's manners on trains in Japan? See in context

The Japanese have impeccable manners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They never sit while an elderly, pregnant woman, or disabled person needs a seat. Japanese kids never sit in front of doors playing games on their phones while people need to get off/on. They never wear their backpacks while standing. Japanese ladies never put on their makeup and get it on the people sitting next to them. Japanese old men never take off their shoes and socks to pick their feet. Japanese are the kindest, most considerate, and most evolved species of humans EVER and ANYWHERE.

Sacrasm off now.

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Posted in: What do you think the criteria should be in judging whether a president or prime minister is doing a good job or not? See in context

If I would have a beer with them or not.

Clinton - Yes. Bush Jr. - no. Obama - yes. The Donald - yes.

Koizumi - Yes. Abe - No. Fukuda - Yes. Aso - H#ll NO! Hatoyama - Yes. Kan - No. Noda - No. Abe II - Still No.

Major- Yes. Blair - No. Brown - Yes. Cameron - No (annoying voice) May - Maybe if she was buying.

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Posted in: Ex-actress Saya Takagi gets suspended term for marijuana possession See in context

I would trust the herb before anything from the pharmaseutical industry. Smoking the bud is a victimless crime. Time to legalize.

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Posted in: Media organizations record everything, and after one slip of the tongue they call for you to be fired. See in context

It would be funny, but this LDP zombie is serious.

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Posted in: Bra maker does its bit for Premium Friday See in context

Bras please fall, bras please fall. WOW, a couple of cuties for sure - ugly bras though.

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Posted in: Cheers for cherry blossoms See in context

Some Chinese tourists braved the rain here in Miyzaki. My family and I chatted with them and we all ended up going to a family restaurant. We helped them with Japanese translation when needed for the train and waitstaff. The adults and kids spoke English so we could all enjoy new friendships after enjoying the blossoms in the rain at Kokumen Kouen. Funny thing, only about 6 natives around the park, including my wife. Guess the natives don't see their beauty unless it is convenient with warm and dry weather.

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Posted in: Abe apologizes over minister's remarks on Fukushima evacuees See in context

"These politicians, who fancy themselves modern day samurai and want a return to "beautiful Japan" sure would make the samurai roll over in their graves, so to speak."

Shinzokun is a samurai. He bought his plastic sword,armor, and rocking horse at ToysR'Us.

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Posted in: Wedding day See in context

Run young man, run.

Just kidding, nice picture. But seriously, RUN.

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Posted in: Japanese high school students fail to meet English proficiency target See in context

"Many Japanese students are believed to have trouble learning English due in part to psychology and cultural reasons, as well as the difference in grammar and pronunciation between the two languages, analysts said."

The tooth sucking, drooling old men at the Education Ministry just lost face BIG TIME.

Shoe on the other foot, we dreaded foreign masses have been able to become Japanese fluent, work in Japan, inculturate, and become assets to the glorious Japanese homeland. So the grammar and pronunciation difference is shot down. So it must also mean we barbaric foreigners are psychologically more developed and our cultures are more conductive to accepting differences. Seems the Education bureaucrats might wanna rethink their excuses.

Chinese and Koreans also seem to have fewer of the "psychological and cultural" booga booga that the Nihonjiron loving Japanese folk. Methinks because their education bureaucrats just may have some, oh I don't know, EDUCATION experience rather than being the old college pal or high school swimming team chum of the Prime Minister. Being able to inherit construction and concrete companies does not mean the tooth picking, toe picking old oyagi knows a thing about education and the learning process.

So it must mean that the Japanese boogey men of China and Korea have better education and English learning ability. I guess sushi and cherry blossoms just ain't gonna cut it anymore.

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Posted in: Welcome hug See in context

"Strangers in the night ..."

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Posted in: 'Sesame Street' to tackle autism with new muppet See in context

“I would love her to be not Julia, the kid on ‘Sesame Street’ who has autism,” she added. “I would like her to be just Julia.”

Then why have Julia have autism then? Why not a muppet just named Julia?

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Posted in: Diet proposes one-off abdication law for emperor See in context

I would love to see this man just write a resignation letter that reads only: So in conclusion I'm outta here. DEAL WITH IT!

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Posted in: Where super-thin is still in: Attitudes to body image in Japan See in context

So according to the full story, consensus not science is what drives Japan's health industry. Good to know.

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Posted in: Big return See in context

I want those calfs. Man, the Statue of David wants those calfs.

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Posted in: Japan lays groundwork for free education policy to help economy See in context

Settle down now. Nothing is going to change and you know it.

Abe needs some deflection from the Osaka school and his Nippon Kaigi ties.

He is merely having Stiglitz here to give "show" to his dog and pony dance. In reality the "education" industry here is too lucrative for the LDP.

OK, so move along now there is nothing to see here but some parsley as garnish.

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Posted in: When you drink coffee or tea in Japan, do you prefer the chains like Starbucks, Tully’s, Doutor, etc, or do you prefer the traditional “kissaten?” See in context

I prefer my own home. I have the most beautiful woman in the world to look at (my wife), the biggest buffoon for entertainment (my black lab), always nonsmoking, always clean, the coffee is less than 70 yen per cup, and my kids love chatting with me.

Stop giving your hard earned money to corporations that serve chemicals and care nothing for your health, and buy organic coffee. It saves you money and keeps all that syrupy chemical laden crap out of your system.

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Posted in: No. of foreign workers in Japan tops 1 mil for first time See in context

Ahem. Even here in back water Miyazaki city hall offers free Japanese lessons once per week in 2 hour lessons. The International Center in Miyazaki City has free Japanese lessons twice a week.

If you need the services all you need to do is seek them out before deducing "There are NO JAPANESE LESSONS ANYWHERE IN JAPAN."

Looking through the web pages of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Sapporo, Saitama, and Fukuoka i see on their English pages that Japanese language lessons are available either free or very low cost. The interwebs are your friend.

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Posted in: New look for Trump See in context

WOW the "artist" can draw triangles. Amazing!

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Posted in: Authorities urge elderly people to be careful when eating 'mochi' See in context

What is sad is that adults would have to be "warned" to begin with.

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