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Posted in: Baird Brewery: Celebrating beer See in context

Aldgate Ale is my favorite pint these days, and I believe it's a Baird product.

This is actually produced by Nagano's Swan Lake brewery

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Posted in: Woman arrested over death of 42-year-old disabled daughter See in context

@ Dadude

"Considering the fact that Japan is one of the top countries for government assistance for the disabled as well as great facilities, I'd recommend researching the topic before commenting."

What are you basing this view on? It should be better than most countries in the world as Japan is incredibly wealthy. Are you saying it is one of the best of all the wealthy countries?

My experience of the facilities and support for disabled people in Japan is very disappointing. Visibly underfunded and an attitude that they should all be looked after at home and are a burden. It wasn't until quite recently they were even allowed into schools.

Most school buildings are completely unsuitable for disabled children from example, leaving parents to scrap for places in newly built schools.

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Posted in: University student arrested for kicking stroller with baby in it See in context

Some chimpira did this to my wife in Meguro station, glad I wasn't there...

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Posted in: Hunting: The newest growing hobby of Japanese women See in context

There are no end of single Japanese female hunters where I live...Roppongi has always had a diverse wildlife and a substantial number of predators to keep it in check

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Posted in: Ex-yakuza member arrested for murder committed 16 years ago See in context

my father in law managed to leave, so it can be done, you might lose a pinky in the process though!

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Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits mother, daughter on bike, killing girl See in context

Terrible, exactly why my wife is not allowed to ride with the kids on her bike, I see a near miss almost everyday, this will only get worse as the population ages...

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Posted in: Woman stabbed 5 times on street in Shibuya See in context

The article is correct. Shibuya-ku is right next to Shinjuku-ku and Yoyogi/Minami-Shinjuku are in Shibuya-ku

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Posted in: Woman arrested for attempting to drown 1-year-old daughter in bathtub See in context

“I was having trouble raising kids. I thought that if I killed her, my responsibility would go away.”

These quotes come from the confessions obtained by the cops...there is no way she actually said this...

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Posted in: Details of Roppongi slaying emerge, but raise new questions See in context

What a load of total nonsense. Typical Kuchikomi.

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Posted in: To rent or to own a property in Japan? See in context

total nonsense...

"Edward Perkich is the president of Sleep Well Homes KK, a foreclosure property advisory firm in Tokyo."

the figures he quotes might be for foreclosures otherwise how can the average price be 8.9m yen and the average rent 105,000 a month?...I could go round buying up places and getting the money back within 5 years

Very dubious badly written article, should specify that the article is referring to foreclosures. And there is a reason why they are cheap, I'll let the JT readers use their imagination on that one...

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Posted in: Frozen beer See in context

Why not?...can't taste any worse than it already does. Industrial Japanese beer and it's lame marketing really is appalling...

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Posted in: Two American men arrested over death of Irish woman in Shinjuku hotel See in context

Sounds like they were a professional musician and dancer on tour with a big pop act, therefore staying at the Keio Plaza. What a couple of total losers, I hope they are both locked up for a long time, Japanese style.

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Posted in: 3-yr-old boy, left home alone, falls to death from 11th-floor balcony See in context

So sad...The predominant attitude here amongst mothers is "it won't happen to me" it is this belief that prevents risks being identified. I used to have this attitude before I became a father, now I find I am the opposite, i see risk everywhere.

I'm not sure what can be done about it. when I try and illustrate risks to mothers here I just get "Daiiiizyooobu" and a chuckle.

Could be the education system, luckily my wife dropped out early so she doesn't have this attitude.

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Posted in: Japanese beer heads cause Westerners to froth at the mouth See in context

A beer should have a small head on it, of genuine beer foam, in order to accentuate the aroma of the beer. The Japanese style of pulling back on the beer server to generate foam is nonsense. It is purely how the industrial breweries in Japan have gone about marketing their products. Anything to deflect from the taste and lack of imagination in their beers. They focus on "freshness" and the the size of the head, and "nodogoshi" instead of what malts, what hops what kind of yeast strain, what process was involved in making the beer.

The reason they do this is because the processes involved with the industrial beer manufactures are just that, industrial and unappealing.

Luckily Japan has a number of awesome micro-breweries to compensate for this.

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Posted in: 90-year-old woman dies after being attacked by dog in Yamanashi See in context

that should be "or ignorant"

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Posted in: 90-year-old woman dies after being attacked by dog in Yamanashi See in context

Awful. I saw a woman in Roppongi Hills the other day being pulled around on a leash by a pit bull. Japan should ban these kind of dangerous dogs, only the weird and ignorant would keep them.

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Posted in: 50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city See in context

The Tokyo rush hour on the train is a nightmare. The train are crowded. Some Japanese woman can yell "pervert" anytime and he'll be kicked out. Some time it's true and sometimes he's innocent but all people believe the girl. They don't even get a fair trial and it's getting ridiculous. If you want to drive it's impossible and it's expensive and you pay to use highway. You can't do anything about this cause it's just too much people.

In Tokyo, man work from six in the morning to midnight and come home drunk like a dog. They don't even see their families. They even work on weekends. Some people live in the office. They don't follow the 8 hour shift and the competition is too great for you to say no. This is related to over population and the bad economy. Man and woman are not equal. But it works both ways. All man has to is work and married woman can't get good jobs. What a wonderful life in Tokyo.

Is your glass half empty by any chance?

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Posted in: Rocks in a jar See in context

Once my then-10-year-old daughter had to force a teacher to admit she was racist against children of foreigners born in Japan because they weren't 'real Japanese.' Why did this discussion start? Because my daughter dropped something and the teacher said "You dropped it because you're not Japanese.'

Amazing the ignorance in this country. If anyone said that to my daughter I don't know if I could control myself. Well done to your daughter for sticking up for herself. I hope I can raise mine the same way. She is only 3 so hasn't really encountered this stuff yet. If someone told her she was not Japanese, she would get very, very upset.

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Posted in: FBI releases background check file on Steve Jobs See in context

my2senseFeb. 10, 2012 - 11:02AM JST

Ironic that half the people will read this on an Apple product. RIP Steve.

another graduate from the Alanis Morissette school of irony?

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Posted in: Mother cycling with 2 daughters run over at crossing; both children die See in context

Also the whole left turn into a zebra crossing even if green should be illegal.

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Posted in: Mother cycling with 2 daughters run over at crossing; both children die See in context

This is why my wife is not allowed to take our kid on her bike. Not that I don't trust her, it is that I don't trust the morons driving on the roads in Japan.

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Posted in: Korea’s popular beer Hite reaches Japan See in context

Don't know about the art thing but Korean beer is worse than American which says a lot. I am not trying to bash this product and even a lot of Koreans agrees that their beer are sub-par.


America has some of the best beers in the world. Try: Stone, Green Flash, Bear Republic, Ballast Point, Three Floyds, Rogue, Southern Tier, Great Divide, Left Coast, Pizza Port, Maui...the list goes on. All world cup winners.

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Posted in: What do you think about Shintaro Ishihara's re-election for a 4th term as Tokyo governor? See in context

There are no other candidates, that is the only reason.

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Posted in: U.S. sending robots to Japan to help with nuclear plant See in context

What's wrong with the Sony dog?

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Posted in: 6-month-old baby boy dies at home of care worker in Yokohama See in context

yes, seriously, benefit of the doubt people. Sounds like she was caring for lots of children and probably a very good, caring person. Babies sometimes die and it is nobody's fault, in fact most of the time it is nobody's fault.

cactusJack As for training, this isn't even required for full time mothers- do you go round telling mothers "i hope you have had the necessary training to look after that baby"

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Posted in: Light beer See in context

LoveUSA, you seriously need to wake up. Do you realize how many skillful brewers are working hard to produce genuinely good Japanese beer instead of this mass produced garbage? I assume you have tried Shiga Kougen, Yokohama Brewing, Swan Lake, Iwate Kura, Bairds ??

I'll give you a clue where to find the best beer in Japan- it's not at your local Combini.

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Posted in: Why must Tokyo’s railways engage in aural assault? See in context

The answer to this problem is very simple. Don't take the train, walk everywhere. I walk 90 minutes to work every morning and back every night. I can't remember the last time I took a train. I walk in the relative quiet, immersed in my own thoughts and space and am much happier as a result of it.

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Posted in: Man arrested over knife attack on 8-year-old girl in Yamaguchi Pref See in context

One of the reasons my daughter will not walk to school alone or with classmates until she is old enough...

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Posted in: The shrinking state of Japanese salarymen's pocket money See in context

The idea that these guys wives know how much they are making is a joke...they don't...every guy is holding back money...be it from pay rises they neglect to mention, bonuses etc. It's just a ritual with no meaning.

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