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Posted in: Koike tells Tokyo gov't employees to finish work by 8 p.m. See in context

It may have to do more about over-time vs. actually work being performed. After work I sometimes stop at one of my favorite watering holes that is adjacent to a government office. I can see a couple of workers in the office window just staring at a computer monitor and getting up to stretch or tapping on their cell phones. I may be wrong, but when I'm at my computer and having to work past regular hours, I'm frantically typing away or moving the mouse at full rate.

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Posted in: U.S. bombers fly over S Korea in show of force against North See in context

Lol this is the only thing the US ever does in Asia. If you do something bad i will fly a plane near you that will show them! This does nothing but waste Americans tax dollars.

Show me your butter knife, now I'll show you my Katana!

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Posted in: Woman employee stabbed in back at supermarket in Kawasaki See in context

After living in Japan for over 24 years I am now beginning to do something I have not done in a long time, developing my street smarts and watching what's going around me.

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Posted in: Victory See in context

Why is it an awesome choice? You don't elect a woman just because she's a woman. Yeah, a move to the right and a move to the back.

Can't see anywhere in my post where it said "elect a woman." It was meant as the right choice based on credentials vs. the status quo. Sad that some assume based on vague perception.

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Posted in: Victory See in context

Awesome choice Tokyo! Welcome to the 21st century.

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Posted in: Naked passenger arrested for causing damage inside taxi See in context

Given the fact that he was naked, chances that he have would pay the fare were slim.

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Posted in: Pink Floyd to put out unreleased tracks in box set See in context

"We're just two lost souls living in a fishbowl, year after year"

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Posted in: 'Me and Mrs. Jones' singer Billy Paul dead at age 80 See in context

RIP, BP

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Posted in: 2 boys arrested for alleged extortion of high school students See in context

targeted “diligent-looking” boys

Kids that have a future in society, unlike the two who are working on a place in the underworld.

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Posted in: Glider crashes into houses in Chiba, killing two on board See in context

Aircraft malfunction, weather, inexperience, unforeseen obstacle like birds or wire cable not updated on a navigation map. Some seem to go right for the age thing when they read these post.

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan See in context

Those sanctions are obviously not working. Every time I see an updated photo of the dear leader he seems to have gained another 10 lbs.

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Posted in: Damning study finds a 'whitewashed' Hollywood See in context

Blacks are not the only tone in the color spectrum not being represented here. Lost all respect for the Academy when Ken Watanabe got beat for his role in the Last Samurai. Clearly an outstanding performance brushed aside by Hollywood politics. .

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Posted in: Sakai city launches initiative to cover up adult magazines at convenience stores See in context

Speed, I think you miss the point. I like looking at them too, but out of sight of children.

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Posted in: Defense cooperation See in context

Something that some may find interesting is that ADM Harris was born in Japan and the first Asian- American to reach Admiral in the US Navy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_B._Harris_Jr.

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Posted in: Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74 See in context

EWF was the music of my youth and young adulthood. These guys live a clean life and made music that was ahead of its time. It was about peace, love and humanity. Their mix of world musical instruments and lyrics led me to often refer to a dictionary to define the words and tools of their music. Maurice White showmanship was highly impressive and if you were ever privileged to see one of their shows in their youth, it would leave** a lifetime of memories to cherish. RIP MW! ****

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Posted in: Suspect arrested over man's death in Odawara See in context

Although the two men only lived two houses apart from each other, Endo said he did not know Komono

Not surprised, seems to be the norm in most places (not all) in this country.

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Posted in: Charges dropped against 29-year-old woman arrested for killing 2 young daughters See in context

If there was ever a reason to remove a judge from the bench, here is one now. There has to more to this decision.

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Posted in: Zoo group puzzled by exclusion from global body over dolphin hunt See in context

I can’t get a salmon to jump through a hoop on command or surface on their tails in formation. Dolphins are highly intelligent creatures that should not be eaten nor held in captivity. Using them as a food source is primitive to say the least. This is more about, you can’t tell us what we can kill vs. understanding what you are doing is wrong. Stop the madness!

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Posted in: School principal arrested for breaking into woman's apartment See in context

Kijima was quoted by police as saying he was drunk and that he followed the woman from the station because she was his type.

Once again I say, Neanderthals still walk among us.

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Posted in: Concerned mother calls police on saw-wielding man… who was just doing some landscaping See in context

Finally something to laugh at in the crime section.

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Posted in: Soul icon Percy Sledge dies at 74 See in context

Another Soul Music legend gone, but not forgotten. Rest in Peace Percy.

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing bodily fluid on girl's skirt See in context

2.5 million years of human evolution, and cavemen still live among us.

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Posted in: Toto to release new album after nine years See in context

Toto had some great hits back in the 80s. Not sure how that sound would appeal to today's listeners. However, this is their line of work and if they feel it’s worth the effort, go for it.

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Posted in: Ryoko Yonekura's 'Doctor X' garners highest rating this year See in context

In order to make a true assessment of the show, one must watch it in its entirety. Hence, if you think the dram is crap, then you must have watched the whole series. I for one only watched bit parts of it and see it as no different than any other Japanese drama in this format that starts off good, then becomes dry for the remainder of the series. However, Ryoko Yonekura is indeed HOT!

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Posted in: 2 killed after being hit by truck on expressway; driver arrested See in context

Agree with most on recklessness of many truck drivers in this country, but it’s not limited to Japan. Unfortunately it’s that silly mindset in Japan of drivers looking out for pedestrians (as it should be), however, pedestrians lack of caution and not looking for the dangers surrounding them is a major factor as well. I imagine the car was on the shoulder, but the two were standing near if not in the road and not concerned about the oncoming traffic. You see it every day here with people walking in that little area between the perfectly open sidewalk and white line where the road begins. Sorry for them and their family’s loss.

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Posted in: Corks pop around the world as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives See in context

Not a fan.

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Posted in: Actor Ken Takakura dies at 83 See in context

Awesome actor! Loved watching his prison movies form the 60s. Shall be missed.

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Posted in: Light-up See in context

Is it me, or is there no one even looking at the fireworks in this picture?

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Posted in: Soul singer Bobby Womack dies at 70 See in context

The Soulful Poet! Rest in Peace brother man.

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Posted in: Car stolen with two young children in back seat See in context

First of all, for the noobs arrived in Japan, Japan is not a country like the US where one constantly has the feeling of being harmed or robbed by criminals. Occasionally it happens but it's far from regularity like in the US or UK. This is why people are more lax with leaving ignition keys and kids. Then if in one of 5000 cases something bad happens, everyone is in uproar and blames the parents

Regardless of what country, leaving a five and two old in a car unattended is wrong. The five year old is capable of placing the car in gear possibly causing harm to themselves and others. Also, car theft is a big problem in Japan; it’s just not reported in the media as much, unless of course there is a more interesting story like kids being left inside the stolen car.

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