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Posted in: Anime princess marriage certificates big hit with Japanese city See in context

...only in Japan...

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Posted in: Anime fan treks the globe with cardboard cutout wolf bride See in context

This is why there is such a horrible stigma towards people who like anime...

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Posted in: AKB48 pair Itano, Shinoda appear in most TV commercials in 2012 See in context

...they still exsit? When will their contract expire? I'm so tired of hearing about these no talent individuals.

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Posted in: Apple's downward spiral accelerates See in context

Don't worry guys! This happens to all the big companies.

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Posted in: Heightened sensibilities regarding child safety get man written up for asking directions See in context

Japan and their stupid overexaggirations. You can't do ANYTHING in Japan without somebody freaking out. Now, I just don't give a flying fart and do what I want to. I get the same looks as before, when I actually tried to be polite. That speaks volumes to me...

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Posted in: Post-earthquake Twitter prank causes outrage online See in context

I think this is ironically funny. Why? This kind of happens all the time...and it got attention only now?? I don't know how many tweets and posts I see from people actually asking for help because they're depressed, suicidal, etc...but nobody pays attention to that.

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Posted in: N Korean rocket passes over Okinawa; U.N. Security Council to meet See in context

Hahaha Japan talks big but it's all bark no bite. They talk...but take no action, once again... Empty promises.

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Posted in: Helping hand See in context

Aww this is great!

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Posted in: Smoke Free Systems See in context

Why not? We have indoor toilets so why not have indoor smoking booths. :)

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Posted in: Japan in 2030: A country from which families have disappeared See in context

It's the women's fault? How so? If it's the men that drove the country and had all the rights for centuries? It's the men that wanted the women to stay at home and do nothing...now after centuries of that they want change and blame women? Reap what you sow. Change doesnt' happen suddenatly over night, it's a gradual process...

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Posted in: Japan in 2030: A country from which families have disappeared See in context

If people still are set on the idea that men provide and women nurture...than yes. Japan doesn't give people enough wiggle room for both men and women to work comfortably and still support a family. So the stress of work is dropped on the man's shoulders. Japan did this to themselves. Why not alleviate some of that stress and give women more rights...and not degrade them. For instance, not stigmatize a middle aged woman for wanting to have a career...and not stigmatize a middle aged man for wanting to be a househusband.

Japan it’s kinda hard to want keep old school traditions while at the same time wanting to be the top of anything modern…see the conflict? Pick. Get stuck in the past or move on.

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Posted in: How do you feel about being a ‘gaijin’ in Japan? See in context

@ Synbios, I couldn't have said it better myself. My Kenyan friend next to me agrees, lol.

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Posted in: How do you feel about being a ‘gaijin’ in Japan? See in context

@ Jo Ha, yeah being a foreigner is pretty bad in Japan, being a woman foreigner is even worse. They are so sexist there. If you're foreigner and a woman you're pretty much shafted.

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Posted in: How do you feel about being a ‘gaijin’ in Japan? See in context

@ Maiko_Toyama, yes I have been neutralized. My parents have moved here when I was 14, and I was treated horribly as a foreigner by other students. The teachers said nothing. Before Japan we moved to Russia, and nobody picked on me cuz I was a foreigner, they just called me the quiet kid.

And I've been to America, north and south, central too. Canada. Australia, South Africa and Kenya, Russia, Belarus. And Japan was the only country that really picks at their foreigners and then complains that their population isn't growing.... Only in Japan, for such a "save face" society will a native be rude to you cuz you're a foreigner, but no be obvious about it. At least everywhere else in the world if they don't like you they'll let you know why instead of leaving you dumb founding and guessing why.

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Posted in: NHK apologizes for April Fool's Day Twitter joke See in context

Japanese majority has no sense of humor.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting girlfriend's 4-year-old son See in context

JT has something about a kid dying or being punched by a boyfriend in Japan....every day.

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Posted in: How do you feel about being a ‘gaijin’ in Japan? See in context

I liked being tourist in Japan, living here...as a foreigner is horrible. You'll never be "Japanese" in their eyes, even if you lived here for 14+ years.

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Posted in: Dreams Come True singer Miwa Yoshida marries man almost 20 years younger See in context

For a 46 year old she still looks amazing. Go her!

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Posted in: 50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city See in context

Hum, Tokyo is the world's greatest city? This an opinion coming from a person who comes from a military-family background and has lived in a few major first-world country cities around the world. Most of what's on the list is an eye-catching tourist trap and you can find in any other first-world city. If you live here it's meh. It's like any other overpopulated city. It's stressful living. The noise pollution is horrible cuz there's no law to mandate it. The people are ok, they have a superiority complex and don't really want to include foreigners for immigration...yet complain about their diminishing population. I think Tokyo, like any other city, has it's perks and cons. But I personally wouldn't want to live here again.

Oh one thing about Seattle is that well, it's green? You have mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Concrete doesn't' take over the city. Unlike a lot of other major cities. And it doesn't rain a lot here, it's more of an overcast that's the "issue". It rains more in Chicago when compared to Seattle.

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Posted in: ANA opens ‘Is Japan Cool?’ campaign, offering free tickets to Japan See in context

Singh Kulwa -

japan is really very cool..........

in technology very advance country of the world.........

a great idea of building space elevator i.e upto 96000km. from the earth

<> people are very polite and cool

roads and malls are very neat and clean, drainage system is good, every public service system is of top class

i would like to see the whole japan.......

Um said from a tourist. Try living here.

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Posted in: China complains to Japan over Nagoya mayor's Nanjing massacre denial See in context

Hey YuriOtani guess what? Your country isn't more less special then any other country. Sorry to burst your patriotic bubble. Everybody in the world thinks Japan needs to grow up and own up to their war crimes and denials. But Japan keeps thinking that they're "perfect and they didn't do anything wrong, etc".

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear plant still vulnerable, says director See in context

Zichi. Almost all the damage has already been done. This event has released a small fraction of what Chernobyl did, and it's going to stay that way. Western (light water) reactors are simply not capable of releasing anywhere near as much as Chernobyl if they actually blew up.

Some numbers for you:

370,000 TBq 131-I + 137-Cs = 3.7 x 105 x 1012 Bq 3.7x1017 Bq / (3.7x1010 Bq/Ci) = 10**7 Ci = 10 million curies [roughly 5% of this would be 137-Cs]

Chernobyl released ~50 million curies 131-I, half of that present in the reactor, because there was an explosion, core meltdown and no containment. [add 5% of that in 137Cs]

[IMO: Estimated Dai-Ichi release of 20% of Chernobyl seems really high, given an essentially intact core, good containment, very low dose rates outside 18-mi total contamination radius (~2,600 km2) vs 200,000 km2 light to heavy contamination around Chernobyl. 370 PBq is suspiciously round]

TMI released 30 Ci (a million-fold less) very locally, because containment held.

The entire 1950s Nevada Test Series released 150 million Ci 131-I, delivering an cumulative average 131-I thyroid dose over ~10 yrs of 2 rads (= 20 mSv) to each of 160 million Americans. Dose rate was worst in plains states northeasterly of southern Nevada [http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes/i131/nci-reports]

So basically, Japan is a freakin' drama queen and likes attention.

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Posted in: Gov't feared nuclear crisis would engulf Tokyo, report shows See in context

...Japanese people are supposed to be educated. I mean they go to school then go to cram school! I guess they lose all common sense after they leave school? Or is it only book smarts and not street smarts/common sense???

Evacuating the whole city? To where? And what basis is this whole "worst case scenario of chain reaction explosions"????

Oh wait oh nos it's like the Aztec calendar says, END OF THE WORLD! Well at least for Japan... Come on Japan...be realistic....and stop playing the victim and being an effin hypochondriac!

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Posted in: Nightmarish scenarios of the coming financial collapse See in context

All I need is a couple of acres in the middle of nowhere, a horse for transportation, some chickens, and a fishing rod. Maybe a cow even! Gotta have my milk on tap! Now that's life. No worries about economy, money, etc....ah yeah bliss!

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Posted in: Miracle diet pill? A safe drug is elusive See in context

Frungy - YES! Most people don't realize that you're brain uses about 20% of your calorie intake. So if you diet...you're starving your brain too!

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Posted in: Miracle diet pill? A safe drug is elusive See in context

In short to answer all the questions, people need pills cuz we're lazy! My dog died, i'm depressed...we have a pill for that! My kid drank coffee! But now they have AHDD! We have a pill! My kid is jumping off of walls and won't sit for 3+ hours straight watching tv like I want him/her too! Oh wait we have a pill for that! Etc etc etc....

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Posted in: Gov't enlists AKB48 as 'gatekeepers' for suicide prevention See in context

Only in Japan...trying to beat something by making it be more popular. Hum...

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Posted in: Okinawa snow event canceled over radiation fears See in context

Utrack - I am only stating what I have read in articles from Japan. The Fukushima residents are getting sick already.

Are you sure it's not from the common cold?

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy beaten to death by mother's boyfriend See in context

I swear to god, everytime I see japanese news it's of somebody killing a kid!

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Posted in: Ishihara agrees with Nagoya mayor's Nanjing massacre denial See in context

Oh boy they're are digging themselves into the ground. There's documents. Records, etc...witnesses are still alive. Hum...

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