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Posted in: Trump calls for more from Japan as security pact turns 60 years old See in context

All nations should have their own strong defensive military force, with ZERO bases in other countries. Do you have a local police officer sitting in your living room just in case a burglar tries to enter your house? No. YOU take care to defend YOURSELF in your OWN home. US out of Japan. And Japan, improve relations with your neighbors.

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Posted in: Less than one in four surveyed Japanese men has a girlfriend; over one in three women has a beau See in context

@expat

So are we to assume then that 12.6 of the 309 men surveyed are two-timing their partner?

No.

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Posted in: 3 employees slashed in Tokyo bar See in context

I'll make sure to wear my Kevlar vest under my leather jacket when walking through Kabukicho.

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Posted in: Whitney Houston, Biggie among Rock Hall of Fame inductees See in context

The last time I followed current inductions into the Rock Hall of Fame was when RUSH was inducted.

Pop icon Whitney Houston and rapper The Notorious B.I.G. are among this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

I won't bother following the ROCK Hall of fame anymore. You literally have the genre "POP" and "RAP" with the names of a couple of the current inductees in the first sentence of the above article. Those genres can start their own Hall of Fame. I do like some of Depeche Mode's and NIN's work, and I will admit the catagory of Rock is stretched a bit to allow them in, but I'll let it slide since those two bands can actually ROCK at times.

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Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits 5 children on crossing See in context

@presto345

Instilling respect for and the right of pedestrians, cross walks or not, is a task this country has not accomplished since the start of motorization.

Seems drivers in Japan think they become nobility in regal carriages as soon as they get behind the wheel. "Out of my way, peasant!"

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Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits 5 children on crossing See in context

I've been hit twice, when I was riding my bicycle, by taxi drivers (Tokyo) that made the same mistake as that woman. Some drivers don't bother checking for pedestrians when they turn left, or they think pedestrians should yield to cars.

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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context

Pic: Look at that man-boy with his toy rocket.

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Posted in: Kagawa politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games See in context

Insidious government encroachment into our daily lives AGAIN. Keep vigilant, People.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

"I'm done with Japan" I'm done with A LOT of things, but they are still around me. Acknowledging stupid stuff wears down the soul. Just let it slide out of awareness. Focus on essentials.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

When foreign guys come to Japan for the first time, it seems like they're a kid in a candy shop when it comes to dating. However, when a guy wants to settle down and get married, the candy shop transforms into a search for a pirate's treasure chest in a minefield. Guys, be VERY careful who you marry in Japan. If I would have married the first 5 Japanese women I had serious relationships with 10 - 15 years ago, I know for sure that I would be in a similar situation as McIntyre. They were with me ONLY because I was a foreigner, and some said they were looking forward to having cute hafu children, while looking at me like I'm a DNA vending machine. As time passed and I got better and better at detecting sincerity (very important in Japan) and just generally becoming more wise from experience, I finally found a partner that actually is interested in me and deeply loves me for who I am. Good luck to McIntyre and other parents in similar situations.

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Posted in: Engaging with the arts may help you live longer See in context

Older people who frequent art galleries and museums, attend the theater and concerts may live longer than those who don't, a study in England suggests.

So, the research is suggesting that doing those things extends life?

The findings feed into the wider context of research into the health benefits of the arts, Fancourt said, particularly in light of how of many countries offer arts "on prescription" to support physical and mental health.

Yup. that is what they are saying. How about instead: people who naturally have more zest for life, are healthy and mobile, and curious about the world around them do those things more often than those who don't see the joys of life and prefer to vegetate in front of the TV or grumble at the kids playing outside.

It's the same regarding red wine. "Red wine drinkers live longer because of the healthy properties of wine." Or is it that wine drinkers usually lead non-stressful lives that allow them to relax with a glass of red?

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Posted in: Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan See in context

The "adult" cream pie is less sweet. The "elderly" cream pie is bitter.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic ticket designs unveiled See in context

This exhibition will be open to the public free of charge, allowing everyone to view the Tokyo 2020 ticket designs.

Yay! Another reason for Japanese to stand in line for hours!

I wish there was some kind of device that you could point at the tickets, capture an image of the tickets, and be able to see image copies of the tickets on a device at home or in my pocket.. Then I wouldn't have to wait in line to see the tickets..

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Posted in: Six Democratic U.S. presidential candidates square off in debate See in context

The Republicrat Circus is on the road again. Both parties support the same industries. Sham government.

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Posted in: Environment minister Koizumi to take 2 weeks paternity leave See in context

"I want to take a total of two weeks off flexibly, making exceptions for important public duties," he said, adding he hoped his decision would help change perceptions and encourage other fathers to follow suit.

He will not take the weeks off consecutively and said he expected to work remotely or have shortened days during the leave period -- which will be spread over three months from his child's birth.

So, he will just continue to have a lazy, half-ass work schedule like all of his coworker, insider boys in government.

When the baby is sleeping, go pick up litter at your local park or riverside, ENVIRONMENT Minister.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested over fatal hit-and-run of 87-year-old woman See in context

..the incident occurred at around 7:40 p.m. on Monday... Early Tuesday morning, the suspect, who cannot be named because he is legally a minor, turned himself in..

He wanted to sober up before turning himself in.

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Posted in: Emperor, empress to make state visit to UK See in context

The Emperor and Empress are not representatives of the State. They represent the Japanese people. The State and the People are not one and the same. More creeping back to the 1930s.. Take "state" out of the headline. It's just a visit, not a state visit. I don't debate online, so do whatever you want with my comment. I'll be doing something else.

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Posted in: Feeling the heat: Japan uses 2020 Olympics to further climate awareness See in context

If anything, Climate Change should ADD to the reasons why the Summer Olympics should not be held in Tokyo. (If one believes in the global warming aspect of CC like the Japanese government does)

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Posted in: Feeling the heat: Japan uses 2020 Olympics to further climate awareness See in context

Will "climate change" be used as an excuse as the cause of athletes suffering from heat-stroke this summer? Perhaps the meaning of the headline should be more like: Feeling the heat of criticism: Japan plans to use Climate Change to counter doubts Tokyo Summer Olympics were a good idea.

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Posted in: Ghosn case adds to Nissan's financial problems See in context

@Mayunia82

Perhaps that "Tatemae Overload" has something to do with it.

Not sure what "tatemae overload" means... Does that mean the building up of resentment due to being insincerely polite too much and too often?

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan hits record high in 2019 See in context

Most of the tourists visiting Japan are Asian, so most Westerners don't notice just how many foreigners are around them in Japan because "all Asians look the same." However, I very often hear Korean and Chinese being spoken around me when I'm out in the shops in Tokyo and Kanagawa. Sometimes the first words I hear when I leave to go to work in the morning is Chinese.

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Posted in: White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban See in context

@garymalmgren

Critia;

You buy lots of US made military equipment. IN.

You buy military equipment from countries other than the US. OUT.

No religion. No politics. Just cold hard cash

Exactly. Exclude your "enemies" but keep having "enemies" to justify military expenditure. And sell a bit of your outdated weapons to your "enemies" to avoid lost profit.

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Posted in: Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return See in context

Video about the current fires in Australia: www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_tn8f0uaB4

Make of the information what you will.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend in restaurant See in context

@iraira

Hey, she was nice and called the police and waited with her bf until the paramedics arrived. That's love.

In Japan, it is quite common for law-breakers to turn themselves in to get a lighter sentence. She would have gotten a much much harsher sentence if she had run and got caught. She knows she will be found by the police eventually if she runs and hides.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

@finally rich

For many japanese, Ghosn might be seen as a foreigner trouble maker that "doesn't understand the japanese culture".

He decided to flee Japan because he started understanding Japanese culture.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

He said there was collusion between Nissan executives, some of whom he named, and government officials whom he would not name.

Why not name the government officials?

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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn's wife See in context

Prosecutor acting like a jilted ex-boyfriend seeking revenge. Real mature there, prosecutor.

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Posted in: Osaka wins 1st-round match at Brisbane International See in context

She must be an awesome tennis player because of her Japanese DNA. So many Japanese pro tennis players.

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Posted in: Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan See in context

Someday, I'll be the Edgar Friendly living under that city of the future.

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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn's wife See in context

@Kazuaki

If Ghosn's wife showed up to trial..

She would be held hostage until Ghosn turned himself in. There is a thin veneer of civilization on the island of the rising sun. Gets worn through rather quickly when rubbed the wrong way.

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