MilesTeg comments

Posted in: Indonesia police chief, others removed over soccer disaster See in context

The police should be held responsible as firing tear gas created a panic. But the fans are equally responsible for being hooligans and storming the pitch, attacking other fans, and police pressuring them to panic. Hooliganism has long been a problem in Indonesian soccer. Plenty of blame to go around and not just the police. If fans just calmly went home after the game, it wouldn't of happened.

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Posted in: U.S. women's soccer probe uncovers 'systemic' abuse and sexual misconduct See in context

@TokyoJoe

A lot more than just shouting at them. Sexual abuse too. Sad victim blaming.

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Posted in: Four bikers dressed as Spider-Man arrested in Saga City See in context

The cops in my area don't do anything about bozo-zuku. It's like they're afraid of them. But if they wear cheap superhero costumes, the cops will arrest them! I think clown costumes are most appropriate.

The bozo-zuku I see are hardly kids. They look like they're in their mid or late 20's. They're losers.

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Posted in: Brad Pitt’s 'Bullet Train' adds Japanese subtitles for its Japanese dialogue See in context

“I really appreciate how thoughtful this is.”

“Really been looking forward to this movie and now I can finally go see it!”

“Now a whole new group of people can fully enjoy it!”

“I hadn’t realized adding Japanese subtitles to Japanese dialogue could help more people enjoy a movie. Nice work!”

Adding Japanese subtitles for Japanese dialogue suddenly convinces you to go see it???? What a joke. And it was total crap. Poor man's Guy Ritchie flick.

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Posted in: Japan to compile stricter rules on school bus safety after child's death See in context

No need to reinvent the wheel. They're called headcounts. One headcount when kids get on the bus, another when everyone is on the bus, final one when kids get off the bus, followed by a final sweep of the vehicle. Repeat for every trip. It's not that hard and doesn't take that much time. But yeah, let's create another useless committee to investigate.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting wife after she asked for divorce See in context

YohanToday  01:30 pm JST

Why to single out men? Women are violent too. Domestic violence is not a one-way route from men to women. Do you think that violent women who beat up their husband and their children deserve jail time too?

Yes there are the rare situations where a few women physically abuse men but the rate is so ridiculously low when compared to men physically abusing women that it's an irrational and flimsy excuse. Check world wide statistics on murder, violent crime, physical abuse, stalking, rape, and sexual assault. The statistical differences between women and men are clear and obvious.

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

blue in greenToday  08:20 pm JST

Not much character in people who wait till someone is dead, to criticize.

You'd think they'd keep it zipped till after the funeral.

Bwahaha!! As if the timing of the funeral has anything to do with it! Besides, the funeral should've been two months ago!

I and many others have been criticizing him ever since he entered office. He was morally void, with zero integrity. All about the cash grab, that's it.

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

Sold himself for votes and cash. That's all he cared about. Didn't make a difference to him who the group was as long as they gave him $$$ and votes. No integrity or values at all. Sounds like it runs in the family.

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Posted in: 55-year-old man arrested for assaulting 19-year-old daughter because she didn’t keep in touch with him See in context

55yrs old man punches 19yrs old girl several times in the face. He's a piece of trash not a dad. He could've just said no. I don't want you inside the house.

Gee...I wonder why she left home.....maybe because she was being physically abused? I doubt this was the first time he attacked her. Who knows what other kind of abuse was occurring. Did he ever try contacting her?

Not a dad. A piece of trash.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

Awa no GaijinToday  12:24 pm JST

@MilesTeg

Comparison being made

NO ! ! !

there is definitely not any comparison to Abe and Queen Elizabeth .

Abe wasn't royalty and he was murdered

Queen Elizabeth was royalty and died of natural causes.

Abe already had a funeral and it wasn't a state funeral and he didn't reign for 70 yrs.

The only thing in common between Abe and the Queen is their both dead.

You didn't read the BBC article. If you did, you'd know the comparison was about the cost. The rest of what you wrote is utterly irrelevant.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

tamanegiToday  09:57 am JST

Abe’s state funeral has drawn ample comparisons to the recent state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in Britain.

Totally absurd and false claim.

Whether absurd or not, there is a comparison being made.

"Even though the actual amount of money spent on the Queen's state funeral has not been disclosed, the Flash article cited the Daily Mirror's reported figure of £8m or 1.3bn yen to compare it to the estimated cost of ex-prime minister Shinzo Abe's funeral of 1.66bn yen.". https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-63004214

Regardless of the comparison or not, that's a lot of ¥¥¥. There are surely better ways to use money to help people in need in Japan rather than spend frivolously on someone who was assassinated.

But the article also points out why it's so expensive.

*"When Tokyo-based event organiser Murayama was revealed as the only bidder - and therefore the winner of the 176m yen contract - for the state funeral, eyebrows were raised as it was the company Mr Abe used to host an annual cherry blossom party where he faced allegations of cronyism."*

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Posted in: Osaka wins first match after Saville retires with injury See in context

NemoToday  06:50 pm JST

There are a whole mess of people who want to point out and complain about, for reasons that pass understanding, every professional or emotional slip Naomi has ever made since her arrival on the scene.

All she has ever done is to display the highest amount of sportsmanship in victory or defeat. All while winning 4 majors.

For some, she’s not Japanese enough, her skin is too dark, her language skills too basic.

For others it’s the shut up and play thing that Lebron encountered. And for a whole lot of nay-sayers, it was that she was a woman who spoke out on what she believed in. This really got under their tissue-thin skins.

But call them out it the sphincters tighten and chests puff.

Doesn’t make it any less true.

What you wrote doesn't make sense.

Nobody said anything about her nationality, gender, skin color, or language skills. You did.

I said based on her poor performances and erratic behavior, she's open to criticism and people should be able to do so. The rest is irrelevant and wasn't the point.

And Miles, I don’t need to sound erudite. I am erudite.

You're clearly not. Not if you have to say you are. Certainly not if you're demanding that people only express only one opinion that suits you on a message board. That's censorship.

The fact that you can handle neither moderately advanced lexicon nor a bit of criticism says more about you than it does me.

I cannot help but notice it’s an opinion that is not unique to myself.

Yes I can handle it. What's your point? What you wrote doesn't make sense. Are you really erudite? That you think I care what people think of me on an internet message board says more about you than me.

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Posted in: Osaka wins first match after Saville retires with injury See in context

NemoToday  03:19 pm JST

If there were someone here with valid points and not an ignorant misogynistic racist, I’d like to hear from them.

But alas, just you.

NemoToday  03:21 pm JST

And I neither used the words misogyny or racist. But since you opened the door to that with your Freudian slip, I’ll bite.

Nothing I wrote was offensive. I simply stated that people are entitled to their opinion of Osaka; good or bad. I also clearly stated that based on poor performances and erratic behavior, negativity is warranted as she's a public figure. You don't understand the meaning of a Freudian slip as it was you yourself that introduced misogyny into the discussion not me. Trying to sound erudite isn't working for you. It usually doesn't with children. You've bitten off more than what your brain can process.

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Posted in: Osaka wins first match after Saville retires with injury See in context

Fighto!Today  08:27 am JST

Get well soon, Daria. Nice to see Naomi showing concern for her friend.

Yep, she can only win by default.

Are you guys gonna continue your hatred and negativity forever? Let it go.

Your opinion doesn't carry more weight than others' opinions. You should let it go and let people express themselves about a public figure who has more than warranted negativity with her poor performances and erratic behavior.

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy dies after being hit by runaway go-kart in Hokkaido See in context

There's an incredible amount of unwarranted trust of some questionable activities. It's like people, especially parents just believe everything these vendors say and don't look or think for themselves. I've gotten criticized and called a Debbie Downer for simply asking questions like...'are there any more life preservers?' or 'I wouldn't recommend it.' At Kamogawa Sea World you can have a full grown Orca kiss your child for only 800yen. With the growing phenomena of mentally disturbed orcas at Sea Worlds, that's a disaster waiting to happen.

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Posted in: U.N. warns up to 345 million people facing starvation See in context

HiroToday  01:19 pm JST

World population is 7.7 billion and rising fast. Just 20years ago that number was just 6 billion. Covid and wars didn't even put a dent to it.

*Give it another 20 years and you gonna just how crazy the world is gonna get. And government are still pushing for more growth. This is what happen when you heavily focus on globalization. Things are gonna get a lot worse if the government don't start to really manage the numbers.*

Continual growth expectations is a problem but it's pure capitalism which is based on reaping immediate, short term gains/profits and not on a long term, sustainable model. Globalism can actually help countries to cooperate developing long term sustainable goals.

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Posted in: Rock princess Avril Lavigne takes us back to 2002 with performance on Japanese YouTube channel See in context

Rock princess?? LOL! No.

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Posted in: Actress Jane Fonda says she has cancer See in context

masterToday  06:23 pm JST

@MilesTeg which its why its so bizarre that you'd think I was referring to you.

I don't see how it's bizarre. You quoted me and made a response. It was ambiguous as to which post you were referring to. Why not respond directly to the post that brought it up in the first place?

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Posted in: Actress Jane Fonda says she has cancer See in context

masterToday  02:03 pm JST

It was a foolish and useless publicity stunt that backfired on her. But she was right. It was foolish and useless war.

bringing up her traitorous past in which she posed on the seat of an anti aircraft gunned to kill American pilots -as disgusting as it was- is not appropriate at this time.

She has cancer and likely has little time

I didn't bring it up.

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Posted in: Actress Jane Fonda says she has cancer See in context

Burning BushToday  07:58 am JST

Barbarella! Best movie ever.

It was the best for Fonda in various states of undress. Not complaining. She was gorgeous. It's a great party film to play with no sound as background entertainment.

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Posted in: Actress Jane Fonda says she has cancer See in context

Droll QuarryToday  09:27 am JST

Hanoi Jane......

It was a foolish and useless publicity stunt that backfired on her. But she was right. It was foolish and useless war.

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Posted in: Brazilian who fled Japan wanted over murder of wife, 3-year-old daughter See in context

YrralSep. 2  06:22 pm JST

*Commanteer, even in the EU or Canada,where people are subject to the death penalty,they are sometimes tried locally*

Canada doesn't have capital punishment. Nobody is subject to the death penalty.

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Posted in: Japanese, S Koreans see each other more favorably, poll shows See in context

Seth MToday  04:15 pm JST

South Korea, sandwiched between China and Japan, having a gun pointing to its head from the north, finally has realized it is in no position to challenge anyone.

Let's hope they don't elect another nationalist idiot next time, or things won't be pretty for them

South Korea has had to deal with North Korea's sabre-rattling for over 70yrs. That gun hasn't been loaded for a long time so I doubt they worry about it that much nowadays. As for Japan, militarily South Korea could hold its own against them. Not that it would ever come to that.

Maybe Japan should stop electing right wing nationalists who end up giving money to South Korea through the Unification Church, LOL!

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Posted in: S Korean Netflix hit 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' sparks autism debate See in context

They're called Autism Spectrum illnesses for a reason. There are several types, symptoms and behaviors can wildly vary, development can differ as can the prognosis. But I can understand that some feel the portrayal is unrealistic.

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Posted in: Japanese, S Koreans see each other more favorably, poll shows See in context

Awa no GaijinToday  10:16 am JST

See each other more favorably

The Japanese think tank and media are trying to falsely claim the animosity between Korea and Japan is getting less.

It's not true !

The animosity has always been more political, between governments and in general hasn't affected the general population. Millions of Koreans visit Japan every year and a high number of Japanese also go to Korea. Korean dramas have been very popular among Japanese for a long time and now Korean pop groups are becoming equally as popular in Japan. Manga and anime are incredibly popular in Korea, If the situation were as bad as you think, there should be regular attacks on Japanese visiting Korean and vice versa. Yet there isn't. Japanese and Koreans would be shunning each others' media and entertainment if they truly hated each other so much but on the contrary, their popularity is consistent or in some cases even growing.

Leave it to governments to constantly stir things up and the usual suspects who believe their crap propaganda.

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Posted in: Amazon to unveil its $1bil bet with 'Lord of the Rings' prequel launch See in context

Bob FosseToday  09:46 pm JST

It's called free speech. What have you got against it. You're way too sensitive and triggered by people's opinion on it. Just watch it and don't get so bent out of shape by opposing opinions.

The irony here is off the charts.

I never said to watch or not watch it and gave a rationale why it's not Tolkien or LOTR. All you're doing is getting bent out of shape because people don't like it. But I wouldn't be surprised if you don't understand the difference.

But I guess you agree that your Dylan analogy was poor.....

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Posted in: Amazon to unveil its $1bil bet with 'Lord of the Rings' prequel launch See in context

Bob FosseToday  04:07 pm JST

Don’t even hate-watch this latest Amazon abomination. 

Just stand back, ignore it, and leave it to burn.

Is that what you’re doing? Lots of angry triggered folks ‘ignoring’ a new TV show by ranting on the internet about it.

Some people lost their minds when Dylan played an electric guitar. Can’t please everybody.

There are lots of things I don’t like. I make my life easier by avoiding them instead of searching them out and telling everyone else not to like them either.

It's called free speech. What have you got against it. You're way too sensitive and triggered by people's opinion on it. Just watch it and don't get so bent out of shape by opposing opinions.

Your analogy to Dylan playing electric guitar is beyond poor. He's still the one playing the guitar whether it's acoustic or electric.

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Posted in: WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse indefinitely put on leave See in context

LagunaToday  11:01 am JST

Taking from my Japanese relatives, I'd say that Japanese trend towards anti-Asainism. On whole, they prefer to associate themselves with westerners, be it English or America.

Put up their feet on tables in Asia but too afraid to order a cup of coffee in the US.

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Posted in: Man gets 4 years in prison for arson in Korean community in Kyoto See in context

OssanAmericaToday  08:49 pm JST

From the CW movement in the 1990s and culminating in the official anti-Japan policy of the previous Moon adnministration, the decades long anti-Japan sentiment in South Korea was bound to produce some people in Japan who would respond like this.

Very fortunately no one was injured and the perpetrator was convicted. Perhaps if Pres Yoon is successful in restoring SK-JPN relations, te two nations can work together to mutually make hate crimes officially punishable. The Zainichi in Japan, many who have been in Japan for generations should not be victimized by SK-JPN relations.

That you actually try to blame Korean policy for the violent actions of a racist is disgusting and misguided. There's animosity because Japan invaded Korea, tried to take the country for itself, and in the process murdered close to a million people. It wasn't the other way around was it. But not surprised that you again portray Japan as a victim.

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Posted in: Sushi chef drops knives on train, causing panic and delays See in context

With recent incidents on trains where people were attacked in some cases with knives, it's understandable that some are nervous and may overreact. Simple solution: out the knives in a secure case. If they're so valuable, better to protect them anyway,

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