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Posted in: 7-month-old boy dies from ruptured liver See in context

They claim that nothing suspicious was observed during the monthly visits.

They probably stayed for a few minutes, looked around and hit the road without really doing a thorough investigation.

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

And the laughing ceased.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating 78-year-old father to death with hammer See in context

As I read the headline, I said ''unemployed'' to myself.

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Posted in: Japan to trial small group tours from 4 countries See in context

Don't care at all. Keep the borders closed to tourism forever if you wish.

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Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will eventually put millions of people out of work around the world? See in context

When the ATM came out, they said bank tellers would be out of jobs. No so fast. We have autopilots but there are still humans in the cockpit. There are robotic workers on assembly lines but people are still there, too. Self-driving cars may increase the need for new laws and regulations so maybe that industry and others would see more humans. Cyclical adjustment.

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

Wait, I always read how people are so honest in this country and these sort of things only happen in the West and everything lost gets returned, blah blah blah. Guess not. It's OK to have a good laugh because he's a Nihonjin, but had this guy been of a different ethnicity, you know it would be a whole different story.

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Posted in: Japan Parade in New York See in context

Michio Kaku would have been a good choice but nothing wrong with George Takei as he is by far the more famous of the two. I want a New York parade in Tokyo. I'll be the grand marshal.

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Posted in: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years after its reversion to Japan See in context

JapantimeToday 01:12 pm JST

Unfortunately I have heard of crimes being committed by Americans in Okinawa. They seem to have the mindset of being superior to the locals because of their position.

Crimes happen in all societies and are committed by all types of people, and yes, even Okinawans commit crimes. I've been in the U.S. military and have been to Okinawa on numerous occasions but have never observed the mindset you referred to at all. The vast majority of service members are very respectful toward the local populace and help to prop up the economy. On Okinawa, it's used as propaganda to say only the American military commit crimes and to refer back to incidents decades past that were one single incident in and of themselves, albeit reprehensible. The Japanese government is the one holding Okinawa back, not the U.S. military.

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Posted in: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years after its reversion to Japan See in context

Hiroshi KanoyaToday 08:36 am JST

Japan bears 80% of the total cost of US bases in Japan but cannot participate in the decision making process of US army. Even the prime minister is not informed of whats inside the bases. When a US service man commit a crime, he'd run away to a base and Japanese authorities cannot charge him. Is Japan an independent nation?

Your facts are way off. You don't understand how the military works and seem to know nothing of the SOFA. Please read up.

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Posted in: Badminton No. 1 Yamaguchi beaten again as Japan bows out See in context

Badminton is on almost every day on J-Com's Sky Sports channels.

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Posted in: Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' fame, dies See in context

Really liked Fred Ward. There was no mention of "Southern Comfort," but that was my favorite out of all his movies. RIP.

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Posted in: What are some telltale signs that a business might be on the verge of bankruptcy? Also, have you ever worked for a company that went under and did you see it coming? See in context

The boss is outside asking a homeless person where he got his blue tarp.

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Posted in: World's biggest YouTuber PewDiePie moves to Japan See in context

> StrangerlandMay 13 07:07 am JST

Why has he got such an odd name?

> It’s not his real name anymore than your real name is Newgirlintown.

Honestly, that was seriously funny.

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Posted in: 31-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of father See in context

snowymountainhellToday 05:20 pm JST

Perhaps she’d had enough of him. Occurred 3:25am on a weekday and dad, who lives elsewhere, was over for a visit? What could that argument be about ?

Perhaps he'd had enough of her freeloading. More speculation: Perhaps dad is retired, paying rent for both places, came over at 8 pm and was wondering why his able-bodied daughter has not been looking for a job, but still living off the family dime. He was thinking, " I worked hard all these years, fed and clothed you and put you through school and university and now at 31 you are still a freeloader." So, they got to discussing the current situation, maybe over drinks, and she had no real rebuttal as to why she has been so lazy for so long, got angry and tried to kill the man that had done so much for her.

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Posted in: Ex-police officer gets suspended sentence for stealing cash from house damaged by fire See in context

They need to suspend the court. Totally useless.

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Posted in: Japan accepted 74 refugees in 2021, highest on record See in context

Stop the presses!

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Posted in: Woman indicted on cocaine smuggling charge See in context

Police quoted Miyauchi as saying that a foreigner at a hotel in Dubai handed her a backpack containing the two books as souvenirs.

Some random person gives you a backpack with two books inside as "souvenirs" and you accept it and leave, no questions asked? Yeah, right. Make sure she gets a sentence the same as a non-Japanese would get.

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Posted in: Fire chief in Akita Prefecture starts forest fire trying to scare away wasp See in context

We might soon hear: Firebug bugged by bug fired.

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Posted in: Companies envision taxis flying above jammed traffic See in context

Time to clog up the skyways and rain crash debris down on our homes. Only the robotic or remote pilots don't have to worry about losing their lives.

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Posted in: Pariah to president: Marcos Jr returns family to Philippines supremacy See in context

They really like reliving the dark past, don't they?

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Posted in: Ex-lawmaker arrested over illegal shinkansen ticket receipt See in context

I suspect it wasn't the first time he's done that. How much would it have cost to just pay the money? Instead, he paid for it with his career, but it was really time to retire anyway. Take the bullet train into retirement and oblivion.

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Posted in: 50 years after return, Okinawa's strategic importance grows for U.S. See in context

TokyoLiving

Today 09:46 am JST

Like any country that interests the US, it invades it, then uses it and finally abandons it..

One: Okinawa isn't a country. Two: It was invaded as a stepping stone toward invading Japan during WW II, but the A-bomb took care of that part. Three: Okinawa is a part of Japan, which is also using it strategically and is the one that has pretty much abandoned it financially and otherwise. They were lied to by the government back then and nothing has changed.

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Posted in: Japan to boost tourism at Ainu culture complex See in context

The only thing the government cares about is exploiting them for the government's own gain. "See. We care!" It's just phony posturing and the average Japanese person knows nothing nor cares about the Ainu.

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Posted in: Human rights lawyer from Korean community in Japan undeterred by hate See in context

Ku believes Japan needs to educate its public more on why there are ethnic Koreans in the country. "Prejudice comes from not knowing," she said.

Japan does NOT care about educating the public on anything dealing with non-Japanese people. I have to disagree with one thing: Prejudice comes from upbringing and surroundings. Most prejudiced people got that way from what they heard or were exposed to from people around them and no amount of education will change their thinking.

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Posted in: CNN+ latest failed attempt of cable news trailblazer to remain relevant See in context

But following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, ratings for cable news plummeted, with Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN losing 49%, 37% and 35% of their audience, respectively

There might be some good news here: Faux News lost 49% of their audience! Maybe they went back to try and finish grade school.

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Posted in: Okinawa seeks Tokyo's help lowering tensions with China See in context

o wa heiwa dayo neToday 04:25 pm JST

@Mocheake

> Okinawa becomes its own self governing autonomous region and neutral ?

> Or its own independent country.

I was being sarcastic. The anti-U.S. crowd is always vocal about removing all the bases. Same for that governor, who seems to think dialogue and economic ties will be a deterrent. He may be a governor but he seems to know nothing about how countries with military might and nuclear weapons tend to act. When China comes a callin', asking for diplomacy will be like saying "stop!" while a two ton bull with sharp horns is barreling down on you.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya refused to let 'foreign' student attend recruitment event See in context

And on top of that, their food is terrible.

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Posted in: Okinawa seeks Tokyo's help lowering tensions with China See in context

Just get rid of all the U.S. bases. China will see there's no threat and leave you in peace. There. Solved that.

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Posted in: K-pop cheerleaders: the 'flowers' of South Korean baseball See in context

I don't watch sports for the cheerleaders but a bit of young eye candy always gets me pumped up!

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Posted in: Never mind New York City: For Mako and Kei, there's no place like home See in context

"If the Komuros are approached by the local media in the U.S., the Imperial Household Agency has no control over the situation in a foreign country, so there's likely to be less cause for concern if they stay in Japan," points out the aforementioned journalist covering the Imperial Household Agency.

No offense to them but almost no one knows anything about nor is interested in the Japanese royal family. Let the man try to achieve his dream and leave the couple alone. Nothing bad is going to happen to them in NYC too. They should check out Katz Deli and DiFara Pizza while they are there. Fine NYC cuisine. I can show them around if they want.

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