And the laughing ceased.
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As I read the headline, I said ''unemployed'' to myself.
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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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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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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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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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Badminton is on almost every day on J-Com's Sky Sports channels.
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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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The boss is outside asking a homeless person where he got his blue tarp.
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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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They need to suspend the court. Totally useless.
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Stop the presses!
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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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We might soon hear: Firebug bugged by bug fired.
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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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They really like reliving the dark past, don't they?
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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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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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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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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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o wa heiwa dayo neToday 04:25 pm JST
> 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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And on top of that, their food is terrible.
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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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I don't watch sports for the cheerleaders but a bit of young eye candy always gets me pumped up!
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"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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