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Posted in: Missing 7-year-old boy left in mountains by parents as punishment See in context

Yes, there are boys that can drive you nuts on occasion and you can't help a feeling of disconnect at that moment, a feeling of not caring,of desiring an end to the tortures inflicted on the parent. Whether this applies here we may not know, but that blitz of letting go, of "terminal stage," it does exist.

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Posted in: Japanese money in offshore tax havens could solve a lot of problems at home See in context

If you have big time money your efforts will go at the same sort of scale into keeping it. Unless you're too daft.

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Posted in: 10 things foreigners in Japan notice about Japanese phone culture See in context

Yeah, returning home abroad I notice the poor phone manners of my own tribe. Unthinking, dumb.

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Posted in: Domino's to try robots for pizza delivery in New Zealand See in context

Not in this world.

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Posted in: Tokyo zoo to work on changing living conditions for elephant See in context

I said it before. It's a scandal marching this poor animal for decades before kids and their thoughtless keepers. Down with all zoos. Or put and keep people in them. Then they may realize their cruelty.

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Posted in: Survey: Almost 40% of Japanese men reluctant to eat alone in public See in context

I've never been to a restaurant alone. In 50 years. I'd feel weird and ogled. Couldn't enjoy one bite.

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Posted in: Where are Japan's women leaders? See in context

First of all, where are the women workers? PTA, collecting and processing remarkably unproductive bell marks, chatting with the other women folks, lunching and encouraging the "necessity" of school volunteer work, the fun of it all, that 's the way to go here. Business leaders? Come on!

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Posted in: Meryl Streep sparks uproar over 'We're all Africans' remarks See in context

What she says and is perfectly correct with is that we are all the same. We should behave accordingly.

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Posted in: Move sought for Japan's oldest elephant may be too late See in context

It's sad? Now? The poor thing has been tortured in that horrible concrete hole, to kids'applause, for 10, 20, 30,what, more years, and no one has raised a fuss. The zoo's administrators are animals, but only the worst and meanest kind. Shame on this zoo. Shame on all zoos, specially in this day and age. Shame on all the parents standing at the rail lauding their kids applauding the elephant. Kids dont't know better and their keepers are so obviously dumb.

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy found dead in apparent suicide at home See in context

SmithinJapan said it. Right on,we'll get a version of it. Deja vu even at our local school; if the incident can be buried (rinse!), let's do so. And not a thing changes.

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Posted in: Gravitational wave rumors ripple through science world See in context

Oh? What are they?

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Posted in: Teacher who paid for sex with 12,000 women in Philippines convicted over naked child photos See in context

What does it mean,"four years suspended"?

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Posted in: New book claims to shed light on Setagaya family murders in 2000 See in context

Looks like the would-be Sherlocks are out in force.

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Posted in: New printing service offers custom-made manga in as little as 5 minutes See in context

Then we'd all start drawing naked ladies,right?

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Posted in: Party in Shibuya combines house music with cutting open a tuna; girls get in free See in context

Even the tiniest spiders hopping across the table inspire me with awe and wonder for life.????

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Posted in: 71-year-old man turns himself in with wife's body See in context

As the wife I would forgive him. It's been too much.

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