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Posted in: Japan encourages foreign tourists to buy travel insurance due to surge in unpaid medical bills See in context

No insurance. No treatment, unless it is a life-threatening situation, and, in that case, we set up a repayment plan before you get discharged.

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Posted in: 'Shining' sequel melds King and Kubrick See in context

The Shining is one of my all-time favorites and I have probably seen it over 50 times but I never knew Stephen King hated it and I've never read the book. I am, however, looking forward to seeing this new adaptation. Hopefully, not too much CG, just a good horror story like the original.

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Posted in: Does Kawasaki stabbing rampage signify start of lost generation's revenge against society? See in context

The parents are at fault too. If they hadn't coddled and catered to these people, there probably wouldn't have been a problem like this. A lot of these so-called shut-ins are just spoiled and lazy. The parents should have done what was necessary to get them into society and have them deal with life's inevitable ups and downs. I have a lot of friends who came of age in that generation and none of them even remotely come off as 'hikkikomori' types. They left the nest, found decent jobs and are functional contributing members of society with their own children. I am sure some of the shut-ins have some kind of mental disorder but many of them just didn't get the tough love they so sorely needed.

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Posted in: Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues See in context

Congrats to St. Louis on ending that drought. I was just really happy, though, that they kept Boston from getting that ultra-rare triple. Would have been downright unbearable.

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Posted in: Raptors beat Warriors in Game 6 to capture first NBA title See in context

@Goldorak, yes. Forgive my oversight.

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Posted in: Tessa Thompson is OK with the 'Men in Black' title, for now See in context

The name may be bad but I bet the movie is even worse.

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Posted in: Raptors beat Warriors in Game 6 to capture first NBA title See in context

Congrats to Canada and all Canadians. Also, to Cameroonians, Kenyans and Spaniards. The Raptors are truly an international team and Kawhi proved he was worth the gamble.

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't website ridiculed for child abuse snafu See in context

What? You expected them to actually know something about what they are talking about and not just pay lip service to it? You thought there would be something to make you think and applaud? Well, this is what they almost always produce. Some stupid new mascot. Instead of characters representing what seems to be kids who look way too young to be taking care of a "child" (snail), maybe they could have put adult-looking ones there and skip the "cute" snail. It takes away from what you are trying to promote when you treat everything like one cute little problem. Cute doesn't work in everything so leave out the snail. Try something different and show a bunch of real people who look like an average family, talk and act politetly to each other and with the whole family being nice to each other; no silly catchphrases or dumb gimmicks.. It could even cover several forms of domestic abuse, but that is just my two cents.

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Posted in: 34-year-old man arrested for assault after allegedly hugging 2 high school girls See in context

Don't think I have ever hugged or been hugged by anyone for 2 minutes much less ten. Were they restrained or something? The guy is obviously a creep though. There's a country full of them here but I am more worried about tourist manners.

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Posted in: Japan grapples with traffic jams, visitors' manners amid tourism boom See in context

Need at least one story per day on "tourists" so we can remember how great some people supposedly are. Maybe the person whose dog is crapping in front of my house is just a tourist on a really long stay?

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Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

I would not want a kindergarten near my home.

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Posted in: Yokohama subway train derails; no injuries See in context

Back in the early nineties when I was working a late-night part-time gig for a company responsible for doing some work in a tunnel on the Keikyu Line, we accidentally left a handcar on the tracks. The first train hit the thing and got damaged but none of us got fired. The boss took a lot of heat I believe. Human and machine error are things we will NEVER be able to erase completely.

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Posted in: Tired Japan held 0-0 by Trinidad and Tobago See in context

A capacity crowd on hand and they can't even get a goal against Trinidad and Tobago! Oh, they were tired. I guess the Trinidadians weren't tired from flying halfway around the world but spin it the way you want.

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Posted in: Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook See in context

Running out of innovative ideas, so...

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Posted in: Rubber part falls from chopper onto school in Okinawa: U.S. Marines See in context

Such a non-story but you know how the drill works with anything involving the U.S. military in Okinawa.

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Posted in: A bill banning parents from physically punishing children is expected to be passed during the current Diet session. Do you think it should be illegal for parents to hit their children as a means of discipline? See in context

Can't believe I am agreeing with AJ above. A little bit of light physical discipline (no bruises, marks, etc) won't hurt (pun intended).

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Posted in: Moped rider injured by air hose stretched across road See in context

With all the cameras everywhere nowadays, it's surprising that they don't have a recording of the incident.

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Posted in: Hospitals in Japan: Invasive checkups, bungled diagnoses, botched operations? See in context

I have had a couple of things botched but, overall, the care was pretty good at the hospital I was admitted to after contracting a life-threatening disease. They also don't seem to be as quick to give you strong opioids that can get you hooked.

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Posted in: Trump calls London mayor 'stone cold loser' as he arrives in Britain See in context

Even if what the London mayor said was out of line, you would think just once that maybe DT could take the high road and just say something like, "Well, he is entitled to his opinion but I disagree." Actually, I am kidding myself. When has he ever taken the high road?

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Posted in: Many Tokyo firms unprepared for Olympic traffic congestion See in context

Just remember: you asked for it, Tokyo.

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Posted in: Offices adding greenery as part of work-style reform See in context

My office had greenery in our lobby but only one person took care of the plants, and that was me. Shocking to see how no one would drop a cup of water in the planters even just once a week ("mendoukusai"). After a while, in a bid to save money I guess, the head office stopped the contract about 2 years ago. Doubt if any of the Japanese have even noticed.

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Posted in: Royal send-off See in context

Looks like someone spilled orange paint (white paint?) on Mrs. Trump.

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Posted in: Japanese firms resist hiring foreign workers under new immigration law: poll See in context

Big surprise! Not. What do you think? That they are going to change overnight? Come back in the year 2100 and I bet it won't be much different. but they will hide that well in 2020 so the world can love, respect and adore Japan the way they know they should.

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Posted in: Man arrested on suspicion of paying 2 high school girls for sex See in context

I have a great idea for a nuanced discussion about the dark side of the sex trade!

Why don’t we discuss how young girls are often victimized by pimps who purposely target the most vulnerable girls and force them into prostitution? Or we can talk about how manga portray junior high and high school girls as “Lolita” and how magazines often feature underage girls in suggestive poses in sexy outfits?

Going by the information we have, as there is nothing about pimps or being forced into prostitution in this article, that is not relevant to this particular case, as well as the manga part. You are excusing the girls' behavior as if they are innocent and didn't know what they were doing. Seems they were not coerced and accepted money for the services so I doubt they are at home feeling violated by the experience and I am willing to bet it wasn't their first foray and maybe not their last either.

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Posted in: F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70 See in context

I remember his accident very well and the man made a great come back from that accident and accomplished a lot. RIP.

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' finale draws staggering 19.3 million viewers See in context

No interest in this show whatsoever and maybe 19 million is a lot for HBO but can't touch MAS"H* and a few others so maybe it isn't THAT popular.

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Posted in: Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software See in context

I am a staunch Boeing guy vs. Airbus but this airplane's software flaw has cost the lives of hundreds of people. I hope that I and none of my loved ones have to fly on these and I want to see genuine apologies, liberal compensation and punitive damages being handed out for the two crashes.

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Posted in: U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions See in context

Time to flex and show who has the biggest balls. I am ready to enlist again if the need arises. Don't test or mess with the U.S.!

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Posted in: Would former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest be a factor in whether or not you decide to buy a Nissan car in the future? See in context

I have always liked Nissan since its Datsun days so Ghosn's arrest and sacking probably would not be the deciding factor in my decision. However, I also don't want to support a company which I may see as discriminating against foreigners.

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Posted in: Schwarzenegger attacked at S Africa sports event See in context

He should have snapped the guy's neck like in 'Commando' and then told the audience: "Don't bother my friend he's dead tired."

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