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Posted in: Ichiro gets 4,257th career hit, surpassing Pete Rose's total See in context

On his MLB record alone he will be elected in the MLB hall of fame in Cooperstown, NY. His Japanese league stats are just that. The people who vote in the hall of fame balloting will not take his NPB stats into consideration. As it should be. If people want to say he holds the "World Record" for most hits so be it.

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

The parents originally lied to the police as to what happened, then change their story. At this point the truth hasn't been told yet. The longer the parents wait, the harder it will be to find their son, assuming he is still alive.

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Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family See in context

Remove the bases, and send all the American personnel home. Oh, I forgot about all the Japanese workers on these bases that will be without a job. I'm sure they will be able to find jobs elsewhere.

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Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima See in context

What's done is done. What's done cannot be undone.

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Posted in: A-bomb survivors want Obama to meet them, apologize in Hiroshima See in context

CH3CHO: Please enlighten everyone here as to the reasons Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Posted in: Kerry, G7 foreign ministers visit A-bomb memorial in Hiroshima See in context

Apologise for what? Starting the war, or ending it quicker then expected.

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Posted in: Company president gets five years’ probation for killing employee See in context

@Bullfighter

If it was your son that was murdered by this his employer would you be singing the same song? His parents seemed to think money was more important than getting justice for their son. Maybe you are the same kind of parent "screw my son for the good of society". I've lived here for a very long time and I like Japan, but somethings I will never understand.

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Posted in: U.S. veterans who firebombed Japan in WWII meet survivor See in context

To FightingViking: I know it's a stupid question but I'm pretty sure he didn't spend 17 days "flying around"... Were these 'planes on ships ? Or did they "touch down" somewhere ? Especially in those days, I would imagine they would also need to re-fuel their 'planes more often than now ?

What this means is that he was shot down during another mission 17 days later. B29 missions flew out of airfields on Saipan and later from the island of Iwo Jima.

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Posted in: Rangers' Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday See in context

I'm glad Darvish made the decision to stay in the States with the Rangers instead of coming back to Japan while he is recovering from surgery. But only time will tell if he can come back and not go the way of Matsuzaka.

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Posted in: Woman dies after car plummets from rooftop car park See in context

Manual transmission vs automatic transmission. Who cares? She went over the roof and now she is dead. End of story.

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Posted in: Man parks over sidewalk guide for the blind; gets lesson in manners from 4th-grader See in context

Let's hope when this kid becomes an adult he still thinks this way.

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Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition See in context

How about this: Comfort women were women who were forced into prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Army. The term forced meaning they had no choice in the matter.

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Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly' See in context

This guy is arrogant and spoiled. He has a history of making himself look like one big A** Hole.

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Posted in: 19 vending machines torched, robbed in Tokyo's Katsushika ward since Sept 15 See in context

I've always told my friends and family in the USA that vending machines are everywhere you go here in Japan, and they never seemed to get vandalized. I guess times are changing here in Japan.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for taking photos of girls in toilet See in context

It's a different mine set here in Japan. In the USA he would have been put on a sex offender's register and never again be allowed to work as a school teacher.

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Posted in: Japan moves to expand controversial foreign worker scheme See in context

One of the reasons things are moving so slow with contractions projects to rebuild the damage caused by the Tsunami back in 2011 is a lack of construction workers as well as a lack of funds.

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Posted in: China declares national days for Nanjing Massacre, Japan defeat See in context

This is another example of China pulling Japan's chains.

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Posted in: Women threaten sex boycott for any man who votes for Masuzoe See in context

Japan already has a declining birth rate, Now, no sex for any guy who votes for this old windbag "jiji". Don't worry Kaori Georges of what the world is going to think if he gets elected. We all know that Japan is run by career public servants, and that these old "Jiji" politicians who get elected don't mean a darn thing.

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Posted in: Rodman says he 'loves' N Korea's Kim Jong-Un See in context

I hope Rodney tells his "all star" team to let the North Korean's win the game. If they don't, Kim Jong Un won't be Rodney's friend anymore.

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Posted in: Japan to supply ammo to South Korean troops in South Sudan See in context

To chucky3176: The South Korean troops may be engineers and medics but believe this: They are military first, and have all gone through basic training which teaches combat tactics. If things get nasty they will defend themselves. As far as being under UN "protection", do you recall how much protection the UN gave during the Bosnian civil war.

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Posted in: Asylum-seeker dies after collapsing at detention center while doctor at lunch See in context

The headline should have read something to the effect: "Asylum seeker dies in detention center because center staff refused to call a doctor". Lets put the blame where it belongs.

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Posted in: Gov't plans to offer more than Y1.4 tril in corporate tax cuts See in context

Screw the masses with a hike in the sales tax, and give the corporations who's upper management is in bed with the government a tax break.

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Posted in: Darvish downed again as A's beat Rangers See in context

Darvish is in the same boat that Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners is in. Low run production whenever he pitches.

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Posted in: Searchers look for bodies of 2,500 still missing since tsunami See in context

Its understandable that the families of the individuals who's bodies have not been found want closure. Those of you who complain about the cost to the taxpayer for searching wouldn't be singing this tune if it was your family member.

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Posted in: Dogfight over Tokyo: JAL, ANA vie for 20 landing slots at Haneda See in context

JAL is part of the "good old boy network" in Japan and they always get what they want.

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Posted in: New wiring defect found in ANA Dreamliner See in context

I agree with smithinjapan. Outsourcing can cause problems, especially with something as technical as an airplane. Way too many parts have to integrate for the whole thing to work. When these parts come from sources all over the world it is difficult to trace problems when they arise.

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Posted in: Nearly 40,000 hospitalized for heatstroke so far this summer See in context

You have got to stay hydrated during this hot weather. Not taking in enough fluids will contribute to heat stroke.

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Posted in: 10 workers exposed to radiation at Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Its not in their nature for the Japanese government to ask for outside help. They would lose "face"

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Posted in: Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan See in context

Caroline will have career diplomats that will run the day to day affairs of the US Embassy. As far as her being the first women appointed to the position of US Ambassador to Japan; there has to be a first for everything.

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Posted in: Few candidates savvy enough to take advantage of Internet campaigning See in context

All habits are hard to break in this country, especially for the older generation.

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