what a thoughtful gesture on the part of the winning bidder. makes you happy when you read something like this.
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i'm glad this ended on a relatively happy ending, with the mother only slightly injured and the daughter unharmed. and my sentiments exactly haaa. these guys need to kill themselves instead of killing those around them.
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this is becoming absurd now. unless they are covering the fish with soil and then selling it to the public, there really is no concern when they find trace elements of these hazardous substances. it's overblown hysteria that is gonna cost the government almost a billion dollars. koike opened the genie and now can't get it back in the bottle.
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But were this any other developed country in the world, he would not have been sentenced to prison.
i totally disagree. vehicular manslaughter is still murder. in almost every developed country, i think he would have been given a harsher penalty.
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i really believe that parents or family members of the victim should be the ones who determine the punishment for these types of crimes. if they desire the death penalty, so be it.
and i find japan's unwritten requirement that only murderers who have killed two or more people can be given the death penalty baseless and idiotic.
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in the past two, three years, this guy has dropped about 260 million on art, which is less than 10% of his net worth. i wish he would have spent that on helping people instead of feeding his ego, i mean his art collection.
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can't wait for the police to arrest the other idiots running onto the tracks. the lawyer who gave that advice should be disbarred for encouraging people to break the law.
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We’ve got this perverse situation in which the vast analytic powers of the entire world are being spent trying to understand a guy whose thoughts are often just six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar.
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a prison isn't a hotel. as long as they are given food, a bed, medical care and showers, that is enough.
that being said, what's the hold up on not repatriating these people in a timely manner?
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this was bound to happen. a copycat fleeing groper was eventually going to get run over and killed. maybe now these idiots will stop jumping onto the darn tracks.
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wow, only in japan would a drug addict turn himself into the police. but japan, and the rest of the world, need to get out of the business of imprisoning drug offenders. it's a huge waste of time and money.
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zichi Today 12:22 pm JST Educator60
sorry I just meant what was the purpose of keeping that much money at a police station even in safe with the keys in the draw. Should have been moved to a bank.
evidence from a crime can't be moved outside of police custody.
and i'm having a real hard time understanding the reporter's logic (or illogic) about the lack of any suspects since only a few people knew the location of the key and money. how about starting with them?!?!
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let me get this straight. it's encumbent on a family to help the addict by calling the local pachinko parlor to get them banned or kicked out? uhhhh, won't the addict just get on the train and go to the next station to play? and how the heck are they supposed to ID the person since there is no check when entering a pachinko parlor. are we really paying these legislators to propose crap like this?
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i was fortunate enough to be able to watch this movie, with english subtitles, on a flight to France. Loved the story and will definitely buy the dvd. and for those who like indie rock, i suggest you take a listen to radwimps (gotta love the name, eh?).
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> Mr. Noidall Today 08:38 am JST
It doesn't make sense. The geological age represented in the layer of rock, and the time of Japan, from Jamon, Yayoi, to today, are two very distant geological eras. What do Japanese people think: 700, 000 thousand years ago people were walking around talking about nohonjin yokatta desu ne? Give me a break!
i don't think i've read a more dense comment than this. recent discoveries of geologic time periods have been named after the area where the best example of that period is found. Look up the Devonian for that. Even the Silurian time period was named after a Celtic tribe. so give me a break with your uneducated bashing.
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one minute he's threatening to start a pre-emptive war with NK, and the next minute he would be honored to meet with kim. trump should be banned from giving interviews because he just contradicts everything he says. and sometimes in the same sentence!
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here's an idea: go find another source of tax revenue! if that is one of the main arguments for allowing indoor smoking, then that's just pathetic.
that being said, is there really a need for a smoking ban in all establishments for tourists? already almost 20 million people a year come here, and they seem to be managing the situation ok. if the ban were to help mama sans and japanese restaurant workers then i would be all for it.
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if this were a united flight, it would have been the other way around.
hope this idiot is named and shamed, and then banned from flying for a few years.
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i'm all for total equality for everyone. but the more letters you add to make a distinction for your group, the more you separate us all. there's only one label we all need and that is human. forget all these stupid labels and letters, ad lead your life the way you see fit.
A Die-Hard HRC Voter
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her point about using MJ for medical purposes is valid and the stiff necked types here in Japan need a puff or two to realize it!
come on. she said she had pain from getting her wisdom tooth extracted. that's not really a valid point for smoking marijuana. cancer, aids epilepsy, ok, but not for wisdom teeth. take bufferin next time.
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There is, I believe, a group of men, who tells those who feel they have been wrongly accused of groping to run. They say the accused will be unfairly treated. Unlike women.
You know, there just aren't that many women who have the courage to grab gropers and report them. AND, there just aren't that many psycho women out there who accuse people of groping. so i'm just going to go out on a limb and trust the women on this. So if you run or not, i'm gonna assume you're guilty.
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the only real area where japan can open up is its agricultural sector, and that will hardly put a dent in the trade deficit. there is very little else that japan really wants or needs to import from the US. clothing? there's uniqlo. cars? foggedaboutit. electronics and appliances? see cars.
but aside from that, a trade deficit isn't really a bad thing. america gets cheap imported goods, and US manufacturers are forced to streamline their operations.
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if you would stop the abe-bashing for a second and take a look at what he says, it's true. japanese curators do very little to help foreign visitors to museums. i don't know how many times i've gone to an exhibition and have almost no english information available for the artwork. these curators really do need to get with the times and make the experience more enjoyable for foreign tourists.
btw, love the spell check highlight now!!
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Ethics is the thoughtful decision-making process people go through to maximize the good to come out of difficult, non-obvious choices. Morals are the gut-feeling reactions of a person trying to maximize the feeling of good that comes out of their value system. Swapping out a "foreign" store for a "domestic" one to foster "respect for tradition and culture" smacks far more of a moral gut reaction than a thought-out ethical decision.
what?!?! ethics are morals: *the branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles.
you are twisting the language to make your point when you don't need to. swapping "bakery" for "wagashi confectioner" is just plain idiotic. it won't make students any more japanese. that being said, if my parents were visiting from japan, i wouldn't take them to a bakery, i'd take them to a wagashi confection to get a more "authentic" taste of japan.
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Innocent until proven guilty everyone.
no, that is an american concept. in most countries, you're guilty until you can prove you're innocent. i honestly don't know which i prefer.
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"abandoned" doesn't suit a majority of the situations where the bikes are collected. they are "parked" at the station by people who don't own a bike parking space, are in a rush or who don't realize they are parking in a restricted zone. since the bikes aren't collected everyday, people hope that when they come back, the bike will also be there.
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i think she should have retired after the last olympics, but i understand her reasoning for wanting to continue for another few years. it's hard to retire from something you've devoted all your life to. here's hoping she finds something productive to do in her 2nd life.
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Ueda had been missing since the beginning of January.
isn't the first place you check when someone is missing is their house?!?!?! and it took her sister three months to pop over for a visit? what the...
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