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Posted in: Japan's 'gentleman' equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe See in context

@ Alfie Noakes excellent sleuthing. thank you

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Posted in: Pierre Taki given suspended term for cocaine use See in context

one of most idiotic statements I've heard in a long time - really astute NOT The judge said Taki was not addicted to cocaine but continued using it in repeated violation of the law.

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Posted in: Nearly 50% of Japan's singles have no dating prospects: gov't survey See in context

I don't have any faith in these Gov't surveys dreamed up by old geezers waste of time Gov't workers should go out and do some real work.

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Posted in: Defense minister apologizes over Aegis deployment survey errors See in context

I find this custom of Japanese bowing in fake atonement revolting.

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Posted in: Trump expects Japan's military to reinforce U.S. in Asia and beyond See in context

like Tump knows anything about military? I'd love to take him into the jungles of SF Asia he wouldn't last 15 minutes

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for threatening to kill girlfriend after break-up talk See in context

I recall reading results of a survey conducted among Japanese men - What would bother you most if you died before your wife. Respondents answered - the thought of wife having a relationship with another man. This mindset seems to permeate Japanese male society.

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Posted in: Photojournalist reveals unheard voices of 'Japanese wives' in N Korea See in context

Hayashi said, "They happened to love Korean men at a time when Koreans faced severe discrimination in Japan, and they have never changed their attitude even under such circumstances."

Right-wingers will probably deny this report of 'severe discrimination' and claim these women were abducted.

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Posted in: S Korean parliament speaker apologizes for remarks on Japan emperor See in context

a lot of uneducated deniers of history commenters here

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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued for man over woman’s murder in Roppongi last October See in context

Police in Tokyo have issued an arrest warrant for a man in his 40s on suspicion of killing a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in his apartment in Roppongi last October. And it get reported in June? Full name nationality and other info would be helpful.

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Posted in: N Korean leader's half-brother was CIA informant, book claims See in context

all military hate spooks

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

suck my ...

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Posted in: Man on a mediation mission: Abe heads to Iran See in context

please tell us what experience he has in multicultural cultures

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Posted in: Japan's detention center gives foreign media a look See in context

article fails to mention the scores of inmates who die from deliberate lack of medical attention

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Posted in: Pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35A jet crash See in context

Vertigo is a killer - I've had multiple strokes all began within a few seconds violent vertigo dry heaves fall to floor lose vision unable to swallow paralyzed ain't no laughing matter...

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 18-month prison term for Pierre Taki over cocaine use See in context

Pierre Taki, 52 said he began using cocaine and marijuana in his 20s, 30+ years. Prosecutors requested a prison term of 18 months. Even if he gets the full 18 months which is highly doubtful, it will be a very lenient punishment.  Not much of a deterrent IMO

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Posted in: Ex-captive journalist denied passport issuance for 5 months See in context

be a man rescind your Japanese citizenship and get on with life never let anyone control your actions

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Posted in: Woman sues Tokyo medical schools over discrimination See in context

I want to know where do people suing get the money to do so? I sued an assailant and had to pay a lawyer, revenue tax fees calculated on amount I was asking and additional court fees. It's expensive - so who's paying for this?

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife appeals to Trump for help in U.S. media interview See in context

Don't hold your breath Ms. Ghosn.

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Posted in: Jay-Z becomes hip-hop's first billionaire See in context

with this revelation we can now fully understand the world of music has lost all credibility

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Posted in: Trump honors D-Day vets, discusses Vietnam deferment See in context

he could have volunteered for some other service like the peace corp a reserve service or the USO...

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Posted in: School affected by Kawasaki knife rampage reopens See in context

Here in Meguro this morning there was a middle-aged Japanese man wearing a vest saying 'Police' standing outside the gates at the entrance to my daughter's public primary school. I hope this is a deterrent.

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Posted in: Record amount of stimulants seized in Shizuoka; 7 Chinese men arrested See in context

When I read about estimated street prices of drugs in Japan I felt like commenting so here goes - I lived in Roppongi from '78 until '85 so my data is from the streets. In the 80's a gram of coke was as high as Y35,000 for was a full gram of decent quality. After that the average price for a gram gradually decreased to about 15,000. Up until 15 years ago it was 12,000, the bags were not full grams and quality was dropping. Nowadays price is 10-15,000 for fake crap coke that barely fills the bottom of a gram bag. Use at your own risk.

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Posted in: Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei to mediate with U.S.: report See in context

Japan is an island nation that boasts of its homogeneity and still regards non-Japanese with distrust and suspicion these and many other examples prove Abe has little experience know-how desire to understand other cultures - to expect him to mediate differences between two countries with vastly different cultures none of which Abe has ever experienced is absurd. He doesn't have the chops to mediate.

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Posted in: Trump honors D-Day vets, discusses Vietnam deferment See in context

"I want to thank everyone who came to my defense last night during my personal Battle of the Bulge with he who must not be named.

Shades of the trial of Oscar Wilde?

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Posted in: Japan's #KuToo movement giving women a leg-up in the workplace See in context

poor choice of words for headline - Giving Women a Leg Up... what brainiac thought that up?

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Posted in: Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei to mediate with U.S.: report See in context

Abe can't mediate his way out of a wet paper bag

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Posted in: Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report See in context

thought so everyone tries to make DPRK sound worse than it is

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Posted in: Narita airport to use facial recognition in boarding from 2020 See in context

first time ever i saw your face...

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Posted in: Iranian president says talks possible only if U.S. shows respect See in context


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Posted in: Japan, U.S., S Korea agree to work for N Korea's denuclearization See in context

@riparez I agree

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