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Posted in: China plans to make Shenzhen a 'better place' than Hong Kong See in context

Without democracy? Cannot see that happening.

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Posted in: Body odor? Bacteria-embedded bodysuit may help See in context

Tips for the uninitiated: use a good deodorant (more than once a day, if necessary). Bathe every day using a good smelling deodorant soap and use some talc or lotion. There, that ought to do it!

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Posted in: Do you support so-called “quota systems” to achieve gender diversity by promoting women to senior leadership positions in companies? See in context

I don't like quotas at all but they are sometimes helpful in solving some entrenched societal problems. Even so, I have to vote 'no.' One more thing though - there are al ot of unspoken of quotas too. Those can be filed under "we already have too many of them here" or "we don't want too many of them here."

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Posted in: JR East aims to launch ferry route linking Haneda with central Tokyo See in context

@zones2surf, et al.: great points, but as my significant other always says, "nantonaku."

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Posted in: Hippies young and old keep the 'real Woodstock' flame alive See in context

That "Rainbow Man" picture was totally Totally TOTALLY unnecessary!

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Posted in: Trump moving to make immigration whiter, wealthier See in context

Mr. NoidallToday  08:05 am JST

"This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people," 

I don't think so. I think the democratic response has proven what we already knew: democrats automatically associate poverty and victimhood with pocs. As Joe Biden eloquently put it the other day: "poor kids are just as bright as white kids".

I don't think tax paying citizens should have to pay welfare benefits to immigrants--at least not until every veteran and homeless person on the street is administered to.

As to the motto on the statue of liberty--times have changed. Now you have people who want to live in America but who don't want to be Americans. They want to have an outpost of their country within America. And they want to do this at the expense of Americans and American culture.

Funny how leftists cry that the 2nd amendment is outdated, but fail to apply the same reason to the motto on the statue of liberty. They fail to realize that lady liberty herself is tired and poor.

I agree with you on most of your points but if you look at welfare rolls, you are bound to find lots of white Trump supporters who are able-bodied but just living off the country while whining about poor immigrants coming to America and taking jobs. Also, many European groups have always been allowed to talk up their culture and heritage within the U.S.

Columbus never set foot on U.S. soil but he is honored every year with a holiday. Why is Naziism allowed there but outlawed in Germany where it has its roots? St. Patrick isn't American. It seems it's OK if you are the "right" kind of immigrant. Therein lies the fundamental problem: that (very thinly) veiled racism.

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

oldman_13Today  07:13 am JST

While on this topic, I find it ironic that quite a few foreigners seem to get so easily triggered and offended when they speak to Japanese people in Japan, and Japanese people attempt to speak to them in English.

Well, in some cases maybe the foreigners don't speak English. I work with an Italian guy who does not speak English. We converse in Japanese and he has related to me his frustrations about people always assuming he speaks English because he's a foreigner. He's even told me about speaking Japanese to someone only to have that person reply in English. One thing many people here seem to not understand is the whole world outside if Japan is not (just) an English-speaking one. Also, people need to learn how to approach someone and start a conversation. I can't tell you how many times I have been on the street, in a bar, etc and someone (Japanese) has just walked up and out of the blue asked, "Where from?" That is not a good way to start a conversation!! I am thinking "Who the hell are you and why are you bothering me without even saying hello or excuse me?" All you are going to get is ignored. I wish they could think about a foreigner just walking up to them and asking the same thing to them out of the blue and how they would feel. Women would probably scream and run away. Lastly, a lot of people here need to stop believing all the bs they see and hear on Japanese TV about the collective 'gaijin' and realize that we are all individuals from many different backgrounds and cultures.

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Posted in: S Korea to tighten inspections on waste imports from Japan See in context

Punch. Counter punch. Big punch. Big counter punch. Somebody's knees are going to get wobbly soon and their corner will be forced to throw in the towel. Dying to see who gets that TKO first!

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Posted in: Film claims group plotted to infect black Africans with HIV See in context

Not the first time and probably won't be the last. Been going on throughout history.

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Posted in: Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain? See in context

Double zettai NO!

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Posted in: Kyrgios fined $113,000 for Cincinnati meltdown, faces suspension See in context

I thought Nastase was bad but Kyrgios is a world apart! This guy is a jackass. Look at all the things he's done, including deliberately trying to injure an opponent. He should be suspended for a minimum of 6 months so he can "reflect" on his stupidity and also be forced to undergo anger management treatment prior to his return.

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead See in context

Every year the same: we have atoned and were the victim anyway followed by we have a glorious past which we are rightly proud of and our military did nothing wrong because they were forced into war.

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Posted in: There were an endless stream of people at the crosswalk. I thought pedestrians would stop for me. See in context

He actually thought people would stop for him! People stop for absolutely nothing. Must have just gotten here.

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Posted in: S Korean cosmetics firm boss quits over YouTube video praising Japan See in context

With relations the way they are now, you even utter the word "Japan" in Korea and you are liable to need cosmetic surgery.

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Posted in: 4 drown in waters off Kanagawa beaches; 2 missing off Chiba See in context

Spent the weekend at Shirahama beach in Izu. The lifeguards wouldn't allow swimming for most of Saturday and on Sunday no one could go in more than waist deep as the currents and undertow were incredibly strong. The power of the ocean is pretty fearsome and needs to be respected at all times. RIP to the people who perished.

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Posted in: Semitrailer driver arrested over hit-and-run death of 11-year-old girl See in context

Poor child. RIP. Probably out enjoying a nice sumner day and lost her life due to several bad decisions from this guy. You need to have your head on a swivel when traversing an intersection. Used to be really bad in my neighborhood but it has gotten a bit better the past year or so.

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Posted in: Samsung ditches headphone jack after jabs at jackless rivals See in context

I still use wired headphones sometimes as there are a benefits to using them. I guess I won't be getting one of these for my next phone.

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Posted in: S Korean imports of Japanese beer nearly halve in July See in context

To Asahi and Sapporo: doing my best to make up for the sales shortfall!

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Posted in: Multiracial athletes sparking debate in Japan ahead of 2020 Games See in context

YubaruToday  07:02 am JST

People only accept them as Japanese because they are performing on the world stage, and will thumb their noses at their own next door neighbor who happens to be biracial as well!

Japan has a LONG way to go in accepting diversity, and while things have gotten better, it's still a huge problem for far too many who live here and are constantly forced to question their own identities because of the people around them!

The hypocrisy is overwhelming sometimes!

I agree one hundred percent. When you win, you're "in." When you lose, they move to the next flavor of the month.

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Posted in: Mayor of city in Saitama Pref arrested for punching female bar employee See in context

Hopefully he'll be the former mayor very soon.

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Posted in: FamilyMart apologizes after rodent video goes viral See in context

About time someone ratted them out.

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Posted in: Japanese women's breast size boasts 40 years of continued growth See in context

There was plenty of room for growth. Now, if they could just get that (lack of) rear end taken care of soon.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

If Japan had had the A-bomb they would have done the same. No doubt.

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Posted in: Why do Japanese make fewer charitable donations than people in other countries? See in context

Educator said

Perhaps you need to pay more attention or change where you look. Every time there is a major disaster the TV news programs and newspapers repeatedly give information about how to donate. And every convenience store or large supermarket I’ve ever been in has boxes for donations that are labeled as to where the money goes. That information, as well as information on how the money was used is available online also. I could go on but this should be enough to get you started.

You didn't read my post correctly and you are talking about things that happened this year in this country not those disasters to which I am referring. Did Kuroyanagi Tetsuko do that to for those disasters outside of Japan? If so, I highly commend her. Did people donate when she highlighted those cases? If so, I highly commend them. Also, just because a line seems long it doesn't mean people are donating lots of money as they probably don't give as much as you think. Therefore, I stand by what I wrote as it is based on MY personal experience here.

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Posted in: Walmart massacre in Texas investigated by authorities as domestic terrorism See in context

Of course it's a hate crime. Terrorism, homegrown. Just with an "All-American" face. Get used to it, Americans.

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Posted in: Hiroshima mayor to step up pressure on Tokyo to join nuclear ban treaty See in context

Nuclear weapons are here to stay, unfortunately. You can be naive if you want, but if I have them, you can bet I am not giving them up and you would be a fool to give yours up too. Just the way of the world.

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Posted in: Why do Japanese make fewer charitable donations than people in other countries? See in context

I knew this without ever reading a story about it. This may come off wrong to a lot of people but I have always felt that Japanese were by far the least caring people I have ever met when it comes to feelings for people outside your own racial/ethnic group. They seem incredibly cold to me. When earthquakes were hitting Haiti, New Zealand, Nepal and Chile a few years back, I did not hear a single Japanese person in my circle (totaling well over 100 people), even mention those tragedies. News stories seemed to focus only on if any Japanese were hurt or killed. Not once did I see something showing people where they could donate or give help. Most people seem to have no real feeling for the homeless or less fortunate.

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Posted in: Heat wave claims more lives in Japan See in context

Sidewalk watering is a colossal waste of water, people! Better off giving it to trees or to the people walking by.

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Posted in: At least 20 dead, 26 wounded after shooting at Walmart store in Texas See in context

Mister XToday  07:17 am JST

My condolences to the families of the victims, again so many innocent lives have been lost.

Please Japan keep your tight gun control at all costs, that's the only way to prevent these kind of massacres.

We can pray our lucky stars such a thing as the NRA doesn't exist in Japan.

I agree totally. Growing up in New York, I thought guns were a natural part of life like air and water and I was never afraid when seeing or hearing one. Coming here changed that feeling completely. Thank goodness! I might have been brainwashed forever like those who see the Second Amendment as sacred or something.

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Posted in: U.S. presidents have made racist gestures throughout country's history See in context

don't know much about Baltimore, except that I have read and heard it called a dump many times over the years, and I never once heard that idea challenged, much less called racist (which would have been absurd). Trump says the same thing that many have said over the years, and suddenly he's a racist and the country is filled with Baltimore fans.

That is why many minorities don't feel a damn thing when you hear talk about the Founding Fathers. They were all morally corrupt.

There aren't many saints in the history books - probably none at all. Saints are mostly either obscure or killed. If you can't recognize the good that people have done because of judgments you pass on them by the moral standards of a world 200 years after their death, you are missing quite a lot.

No, you have missed the point. No one is talking about saints and that is just a typical copout answer to excuse someone's intolerance. The moral standard has never changed since he beginning of time. The same moral standard applied during Jesus Christ's time, during Confucius' time, and throughout time. To borrow from MLK, the time is always right to do what's right.

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