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Posted in: Warriors-Wizards games in Japan to woo NBA fans, sponsors See in context

The big money the NBA receives comes from China with Japan being more of an afterthought. When it comes to foreign sports, Japanese are not usually fans of that sport or a particular team, just of the Japanese player or athlete that is participating. Only a rich person or a fool would pay those ridiculous prices to see an exhibition featuring a bad team like the Wizards.

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Posted in: Judge ties Maris AL mark with 61st HR See in context

All Rise!

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Posted in: Defense minister, Okinawa governor at odds over U.S. base relocation plan See in context

Keep dreaming. Japan is looking out for the country's best interest and if that clashes with the constant line of ant-base governors looking out only for their own political interests, so be it.

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Posted in: McConnell backs post-Jan 6 revisions to elections law See in context

the Senate Rules Committee voted 14-1 to approve the bill and send it to the Senate floor, where a vote is expected after the November election. The only senator to vote against the legislation was Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, one of two senators to stand and object to Biden's certification last year

Ted Cruz is an effin clown and a total disgrace. I can't wait for his inevitable fall.

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Posted in: Yankees clinch AL East as Judge stalls; Cardinals claim NL Central See in context

Had to set a few more people straight about Aaron Judge's historic season and the comparison of Ohtani and Babe Ruth today. Stop believing the bs you see on Japanese TV and try to become a real and knowledgeable fan. Never happen so I still have to burst bubbles. It's fun, though! Lunkheads everywhere!

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Posted in: Harris condemns Chinese actions in speech at U.S. Navy base See in context

The U.S. subscribes to a "One China" policy that formally recognizes only Beijing, but binds the U.S. government to provide democratically ruled Taiwan with the means to defend itself.

This is just bull. It's all about diplomacy. You know damn well that the U.S. "formally recognizes" Beijing is only a formality.

Yokosuka, outside of Tokyo is like saying Philadelphia is outside of New York. There are 50 kilometers and TWO major cities between Tokyo and Yokosuka. Who edits this stuff?

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Posted in: What advantages does marriage offer that a single lifestyle doesn't? See in context

For some, the advantage of getting a good chunk of change upon divorcing.

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Posted in: 'Raincoat Man' arrested for stealing 360 women’s raincoats; says it's 'as exciting as lingerie' See in context

You name it and there's some weirdo out there who fits the fetish. Possibly many of them.

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Posted in: Mayweather easily beats MMA fighter Asakura in Japan exhibition See in context

Floyd is smart as hell. Take the fools' money.

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Posted in: 72-year-old man arrested for threatening to kill ‘noisy’ tenant living above him See in context

One of the best things about owning a house is there are no upstairs or downstairs neighbors to deal with. Also, no shared spaces, no waiting for elevators, no kids in my way. Can't beat it.

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Posted in: Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power See in context

Will Italy and Europe go down that ruinous path again? It's looking that way I hope I'm wrong.

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Posted in: Freight owners frequently call my cell phone, asking me where I am running now and pressuring me to quickly transport goods. See in context

Don't answer the phone. I'm pretty sure they're not going to fire you while you are delivering their precious cargo. "I did not answer because I could get a ticket for talking on the phone while driving, further delaying the shipment."

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Posted in: U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea for joint drills See in context

If China is so badass like a couple of posters have said, then why haven't they done what you are sure they are capable of doing? A bully is only a bully until a badder badass punches him in the mouth. God Bless the USA!

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Posted in: Kishida pitches Japan's permanent investment tax break at New York bourse See in context

smithinjapanToday 06:17 pm JST

'Kishida said the potential of the proposed tax exemption system should be as powerful as that of the Los Angeles Angels' two-way baseball star Shohei Ohtani from Japan as it could help the Japanese economy to achieve "growth and sustainability."'

> They can't go one second in an international forum without bragging about Japanese success stories (that they have zero part of). I'm just surprised he didn't also pitch it as "the only nation to have suffered atomic bombings, North Korean abductions, and major earthquakes and has shown our reconstruction and investment power" or some other such nonsense when making no sense.

Yeah, and maybe he doesn't want to face the fact that most Japanese players in MLB are not success stories and just average at best. Just keep throwing Ohtani's name around and everything will work out fine!

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Posted in: Micronesia denounces Japan's plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific See in context

Taiwan is very friendly with Japan but even they are concerned, not just Communist China so you know they are very much against the idea. Tells you a lot.

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Posted in: Judge still looking for 61st homer as Yankees beat Red Sox 5-4 See in context

Well, nothing about him hitting his sixtieth yesterday but there's a story today. One of my old Japanese co-workers actually found out who he was yesterday! Since the Angels won't be in the playoffs, their only hope is that Ohtani wins the MVP. She saw on TV that Judge looks to be the leading candidate and she was depressed. I told her that I brought in a magazine three or four years ago, that was very visibly sitting in the middle of the lobby for a year, which had Judge and Giancarlo Stanton on the cover. She passed by the thing several times a day for a whole year and never noticed him. Typical though.

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Posted in: 'Anko' red bean paste the new chic way to stay in shape See in context

After learning of anko's low fat content compared with Western confectionery

Just what does 'Western' mean? Here we go again comparing Japan to the world. You know what? There are a lot of countries in that category and a lot of low fat options out there. Stop playing into that Japanese superiority thing. It's tiring and incorrect.

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Posted in: Crown prince, 6 other imperial members to attend Abe state funeral See in context

This is dragging on forever. He has been cremated and interred, correct? Don't know if that is what is called a funeral.

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Posted in: U.S. fines Boeing $200 mil for misleading investors on 737 MAX safety See in context

William BjornsonToday 01:05 pm JST

Welcome to America. Kill as many as you like and we'll frown at you, but MISLEAD THE INVESTORS and we'll skin you alive...

America holds companies and executives accountable. Even the former CEO had to pay up big in a civil suit.

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

Naomi Osaka has achieved more than all the other Japanese tennis players, female AND male, combined. You can hate but you can't take that away. I was watching her when 99.999% of the population knew nothing about her and if she never wins again, I'll still keep watching. Unlike most, I'm not a fairweather fan nor a hater.

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

Slayer

Today 07:50 am JST

Yep, she can only win by default

Her four Grand Slam titles tells me you don't know what you are posting about.

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

They should have seen something like this coming de to the speeds the carts can achieve. Were there barriers between the track and the crowd? It seems not. RIP to that poor young child who was just out having fun and lost its life.

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Posted in: Struggling Osaka aiming to break slump as Pan Pacific Open returns See in context

So much hate whenever a story about her is written. Fact is, she is a highly successful athlete and all your jealousy and hatred can't change that. If she never wins another major, she would still be more successful than ninety percent of the people who have played the game. You can't take away that nor the Slams she has already won.

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Posted in: 62 and 700: Judge, Pujols closing in on home run milestones See in context

Judge is the real deal and is presently the most dangerous and exciting hitter in baseball. His WAR will probably be top-100 all-time at the end of the regular season.

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Posted in: Bizarre bicycle vandalism reported to mayor of Mie town; he admits doing it See in context

WA4TKGToday 08:39 am JST

I used to park a bike for work across from Ginza line and I caught some old buzzard letting the air out of my tires but didn’t bother anyone else’s..care to guess why THAT is

Hmm. Let me take a stab...He didn't like the wheel size or your choice of saddle? Maybe he didn't like the width of the tire? Can't really think of any other reason (cough, cough).

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Posted in: Japan liquor businesses turn to non-alcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z See in context

AdamsToday 09:13 am JST

What a bunch of wimps today's youth seem to be.

> Just got back from the pub. The notion of a night out without a bit of booze is just too dull to imagine.

So true on both fronts.

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Posted in: Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41 See in context

I'm a bigger fan of Nadal but Federer is definitely the male GOAT in my opinion. Big loss for tennis and its fans. I wish him well.

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Posted in: Nurse arrested for vandalism after scribbling kanji for ‘death’ 47 times on car See in context

No excuses. What she did was just plain wrong. Stress, underpaid, whatever.

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Posted in: Global luxury brands drop Chinese star held for hiring sex workers See in context

All that free bounty out there! Was it a male prostitute?

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