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Posted in: PM Ardern apologizes to family of British tourist killed in New Zealand See in context

The prime minister did a very Noble thing. No country can guarantee everyone's safety.

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Posted in: Hope, anxiety in Japan over opening up to more foreign workers See in context

The increase, however, created friction in the community as some residents would throw garbage from their balconies or make noise late at night.

"Without knowledge of Japanese ways of life, foreigners would risk being treated as troublesome, so the government and local municipalities should do their part and explain to them," said Hiroki Okazaki, a member of the residents' association

Maybe Mr. Okazaki can stop by my neighborhood and explain the "Japanese ways of life" to the bosouzoku for me.

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Posted in: Nursing assistant gets 24 years for lacing colleague’s drink with drug, causing her death in car crash See in context

She was a one-woman death squad. I wonder why she had it in for so many people and would like to find out her motive for doing those things.

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Posted in: 1 Marine killed, 5 others missing after 2 aircraft collide during mid-air refueling exercise See in context

When you are ALWAYS preparing and doing routine but dangerous things night and day 24/7, accidents are going to happen. I don't know the full details but in-flight refueling is routine nowadays and still extremely dangerous. When I was in the U.S. Navy, my ship did underway refueling with many different navies on a regular basis and had several accidents, but none caused any injuries, thank God. Think about inclement weather, extreme cold or heat, very unstable platforms moving at speed (even moreso dealing with airplanes), low visibility, heavy seas, etc and you may understand how difficult these things can be to get done. This is big news and I guess it should be that way. However, there is no threat to anyone in Japan and we should be hoping the PEOPLE involved are all found safe.

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Posted in: Burger King celebrates 'Good Meat Day' See in context

Heart-stopping! May try one tomorrow. If I don't post after that, you know what happened.

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Posted in: Prince Fumihito stands firm over postponement of daughter's marriage See in context

Money money money. I love you but show me the money!

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Posted in: Cracking down on drivers at pedestrian crossings by police will prove successful in raising the awareness of the pedestrian-first policy among drivers. See in context

Really bad in my neighborhood. Even when I am in the crosswalk cars, delivery trucks, etc come zooming through. I have to stare down drivers and be ready to jump out of the way a lot of times. They seem to think the stop signs are street decorations. Absolutely no enforcement of any kind.

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Posted in: UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list See in context

I may be wrong but The Police and The Clash were more influenced by ska.

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Posted in: JAL pilot, 10 times over alcohol limit, jailed for 10 months in UK See in context

Sounds like he got off fairly easy. What's the value of potentially hundreds of human lives, possibly including your own? Hope that sentence's message got home to any other pilot or person doing that type of thing.

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Posted in: Angels' Ohtani misses out on Players Choice award See in context

Glad to see Andujar get recognized for a pretty good rookie year. Expect big things next year.

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy hit, killed by car; driver arrested See in context

I had an almost identical situation happen to me quite a few years back. Driving on a narrow street, a child around 3 years old suddenly burst out of a parking lot ten meters or so in front of me. All I could do was swerve. Barely missed him. Didn't even see someone near him as I looked in my rear view mirror. He just sat at the side of the road crying. I kept going as I had not touched him but obviously he was scared and probably realized what had just occurred.

A one-year old child should NEVER be left to walk on the street by itself. The driver may be at fault too but the parents are definitely guilty of gross negligence. What could you possibly be thinking letting a toddler walk along a road with no sidewalk where cars, possibly big trucks, motorcycles, etc use regularly? Hold the kid's hand mom and/or dad! Put him on your shoulders dad!! Make him as visible as humanly possible!!! Boggles the mind.

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Posted in: Miss Universe Japan picks Sailor Moon ninja transformation dress as national costume for 2018 See in context

Sailor Moon? Shaking my head but the new generation is like this. Next year, it might be Kumamon or Mickey Mouse.

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Posted in: Real-time feedback makes hotel guests slash shower power See in context

I make it a habit at home to use as little water as possible and I do it on the road too. The wife is polar opposite so I guess that cancels it out. However, we both use towels at least 2 days when traveling.

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Posted in: Japanese company trips: Workers 'absolutely hate' them, so why do they still happen? See in context

I had to go on these for several years during the 90s when I worked at a different Japanese company. If you didn't go (3-4 days) you wouldn't get paid for those days. To say it was painful would be an understatement. The company was a family business, and wives, children, grandparents, employees of associated companies, etc all went. We sometimes had 20 people on bus or plane trips. The people were OK but the schedule was brutal. Every waking moment was planned out. Several times, I wanted to go off and do something by myself and meet them at the hotel later. That was a no-go. We all had to stay together in one big group or at the very most 2-3 smaller groups. Time at sightseeing spots was tightly regulated. Every meal, wake up time, activity and stops on our bus were already set up. No varying was permitted. It was excruciating!

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Posted in: Rise of the 'mama-katsu'– women handing out favors to young men they meet on SNS See in context

When I moved to Tokyo in the 70s was a trim young pro musician not bad looking living in Roppongi performing nightly with famous singers had women all around, some were older and very kind bless their souls. The ladies of Japan are its true diamonds.

So true. I agree a hundred percent. My comment was about women in the U.S. When I first came to Japan, I found the women were very giving. In the States, they expected more to be given to. Also, during the Bubble the women here in the Tokyo area had good money and were willing to spend it on a guy. Great memories.

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Posted in: Rise of the 'mama-katsu'– women handing out favors to young men they meet on SNS See in context

Had plenty of those older babes when I was young. Never gave me a cent. Dang. A generation too late. Oh well.

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Posted in: 2 yakuza members arrested for Amazon gift card racket netting them Y75 mil See in context

"What's that? I didn't pay for that site? Gosh, I didn't even know I had that one. So, what should I do to make amends? Got it. You should receive it by the end of the day." I might fall for that scam but I don't think it will be in this lifetime.

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Posted in: Mother who left dead baby in train station locker gets suspended sentence See in context

Just because a few days had passed since the child died doesn't mean it was stillborn. It just means the baby had died a few days before the autopsy. It could have been alive when put in the locker or was killed before being put inside.

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Posted in: Ghosn arrest shakes Franco-Japanese alliance See in context

I read through most of the article and comments here. I am usually one of the first to smell a rat (in this case, the gaijin angle) but I didn't suspect that until reading those opinions. Very interesting. I will be following this keenly.

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Posted in: Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic See in context

Americano? Please stop it. I drink both tea (green, black, and red three to five times a day) and coffee once or twice a day. Maybe it's a UK thing.

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Posted in: Trump sets off storm by criticizing retired Navy admiral for not capturing bin Laden sooner See in context

Commander in Chief Bonespurs needs to sit down and shut up about opics on which he has no clue (which means just about everything) and let real military men speak. He has to be the least knowledgeable president in the history of the office.

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Posted in: An increasing number of companies in Japan have banned employees from smoking during their work hours, aiming to resolve low productivity caused by their smoking breaks. Do you agree with this policy? See in context

Smokers should be able to smoke during their lunch breaks or during tea time but not be able to randomly take other smoke breaks. However, if they give non-smokers the same breaks as smokers then it's all good.

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Posted in: Osaka police still relying on facial recognition skills after 40 years See in context

There has not been a single wrongful arrest.

Yeah. Sure. The funny thing is, I bet if you interview the average Japanese on the street, a large percentage of them will actually believe this garbage.

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Posted in: 11-hour waiting time at Mickey Mouse attraction at Tokyo Disneyland See in context

To put this in another perspective, there isn't, like just one person waiting for eleven hours. There are quite a few waiting 5,6,7,8,9,10 hours! This means there are a great number of people waiting a good long time to speak to a Japanese guy (I guess) in a large mouse costume. Unreal!

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Posted in: Man tries to fraudulently use Aeon loyalty points by pretending to visit its stores 2.7 mil times See in context

What if you just stood at the door and walked in and out continuously for several hours every day?

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Posted in: Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble in facing past See in context

You don't see Germany having a controversy over their role in the Holocaust and during WW II every other week. Japan just seems to never want to come to grips with the common truth. This controversy and some of the others will never end.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of supermarket employee See in context

Poor woman . Some random nutjob just walks up and stabs you in the neck without you probably even seeing it coming. Hope she makes a full and speedy recovery but keep that guy locked up for a good long while.

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Posted in: Women in Tokyo strongly back single-sex transport amid security fears: global poll See in context

No real answer here. There is no solution to something that has been going on since the beginning of time. It's like hoping to find a cure for cancer or ending war. Never gonna happen.

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Posted in: Cuban ambassador denied room at Hilton hotel in Fukuoka due to U.S. sanctions See in context

He should have called Paris. She would probably have accommodated him.

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Posted in: SDF mortar round lands outside training area, nearly hitting civilian car See in context

Glad this wasn't within 500 km of Okinawa and the U.S. military wasn't involved or else there would have been mass protests and demanding of apologies for everyone in the prefecture Probably got the one-minute treatment on the news.

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