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Posted in: Australian police rescue PM, opposition leader from race protests See in context

When Aussies celebrate Australia Day we are celebrating the Australia that we all enjoy NOW. Its not a celebration of when the British arrived anymore. We generally spend the day with family and friends, sharing a barbie, a few coldies, a yarn, mateship and a love for the country we call home.

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Posted in: 35-year-old man arrested for paying 15-year-old girl for sex See in context

From Wikipedia on Japan's Child Prostitution Laws; The Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and for Protecting Children, which prohibited an adult from paying a person under the age of 18 for obscene acts, was passed in 1999

She is only a 15 year old girl! What are you all saying she is responsible, she is being USED! I know some girls can look / act old for there age etc, but she is 15. I bet that is what he was wanting. A 15 year old. This is totally different to meeting a girl in a bar who tells you she is 21 and finding out later that she is really 15 and got into the club with fake ID etc...

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Posted in: NHK hoping to get Lady Gaga to appear on 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' See in context

i think you all might be suprised by the reaction from the older crowd here --- she has quite a good reputation in Japan even with the older generations - maybe not for her music or bizarre outfits, but after the 3.11 disaster, she started a fundraising bid the next day and sent many messages of support etc to Japan and the people.

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Posted in: Kumi Koda announces pregnancy to fans during performance See in context

Surely 'I am pregnant!' or even, 'I have a baby in my tummy' are the most appropriate translations... If a phrase isn't used naturally in the language (ever heard someone say ' I have a baby in me!'??) you are translating it into, the norm is to use one that is common.

Congratulations to Kumi and partner!

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Posted in: Author Grisham laments bad courtroom science See in context

I only wish that wrongly convicted in Japan could also get a chance at a retrial. I met Sakae Menda last year, he was on death row for decades and the first man on death row ever let out in Japan - shocking shocking story. And, there are many more like him. Read up on the Hakamada case too if you are interested- he is still on death row.

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Posted in: Japanese viewers tuning out, turning off their TVs See in context

i got an iphone in october. the beginning of the end of TV in our house! all the information and entertainment I need in the palm of my hand :)

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Posted in: Federer beats Nishikori to win Swiss Indoors title See in context

Congratulations Kei for playing so well the day before and getting this far!!

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Posted in: Japanese woman sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug smuggling See in context

I watched this on TV this week. Basically, the program made it out that she was probably totally unaware of what was in her bag and that we all must be careful not to get caught like this. They showed a young Japanese woman making friends with a foreign guy overseas and then him giving her a gift to pass on to his sister who lives in Japan... blah blah blah. Since I first travelled when I was 12, I have known that you NEVER carry anything for anyone else when you don't know the contents of the article. I have unwrapped presents to check them because Aust. customs are so strict on wood products, food stuff, basically anything, so we must know what we have. Personally, I don't believe that she didn't know what she was carrying. The sad thing is she will die and the big head-honcho guys will just find another person to carry the drugs. sad sad cycle.

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Posted in: Sneaky salarymen scheme, skim and hide cash from their wives See in context

and online banking doesnt have charges with my bank - and its a local little bank.

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Posted in: Sneaky salarymen scheme, skim and hide cash from their wives See in context

I don't hide anything from my husband. Why would I marry someone I had to keep things from. Its an important trust issue for me. Because of illness, I am the breadwinner. I could, very easily, skim money from my earnings and hide it from my husband. But I don't understand why I would do that. Hesokuri is often stealing IMO.

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Posted in: All Blacks down Argentina 33-10; Australia edges South Africa 11-9 See in context


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Posted in: Fukushima starts thyroid tests for children See in context

Surely this should have started months ago. Seriously, Japan needs to stop worrying about so many international problems- for now anyway, and start dealing PROPERLY with its own issues. Those issues are only growing.

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Posted in: Megumi Yokota still alive: N Korean defector See in context

This issue is terrible and the Yokota's continue to go through hell.

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Posted in: Japan sends fact-finding team to South Sudan See in context

Jared - Of course I understand that, but doesn't the Tohoku need roads, bridges and harbors and more before the freezing winter comes??

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Posted in: Woman held over abduction of 4-day-old baby girl from hospital See in context

What a terrible thing for this family to go through. Sugimoto's boyfriend must be praised. He quickly responded and this baby could be reunited with her/his mum before something even more awful happened.

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Posted in: Japan sends fact-finding team to South Sudan See in context

I can't help but wish that the 300 personnel were sent to Tohoku and helped fix Japan's troubles, before this.

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Posted in: NHK president pledges crackdown on artists with yakuza ties for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' See in context

So true magic8ball!! I stopped paying when tv's went digital. They recently sent me a letter asking if I got a tuner yet!

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Posted in: Woman prostitutes daughter to 72-year-old man for years before discovery See in context

Junaid83 - I think the ultimate trust and love of, by and from your mother is more important than virginity.

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