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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

I listened Ohtani's Japanese in the news conference and I understand well his circumstances and feelings, but the English translation was not so good.

For example, Shohei mentioned the reason why he did not open Q and A session, but the new interpreter did not say so.

That kind of lost in translation may be one of the reasons why some Americans still feel suspicious for him.

It's not the new interpreter's fault. I think Dodgers' fault. He, Will Ireton, is not a professional interpreter. Dodgers should have hired a professional interpreter for the press conference.

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Posted in: Collegiate runner Hirabayashi wins Osaka Marathon See in context

See the photo!

Wow, that is so crowded! It's like a Japanese rush-hour train.

I don't think I would want to run a marathon after seeing this. (But then again, I wasn't planning on running it anyway...)

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Posted in: Swiss skier Yule becomes first to win World Cup race from 30th position after opening run See in context

Great and interesting news!

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Posted in: Japan on Olympic drive to get rid of squat toilets See in context

Nooo! I like the squat toilet for public toilets. It's clean. I don't like to let my butt touch the sheet which strangers' butt skin touched.

In public toilet rooms, there are multiple toilets usually. It's reasonable that just one of these is a squat toilet.

It's also a kind of issues of diversity. Not only Japan but also some other countries have squat toilets traditionally. The idea that Western toilet is only a good toilet is a western-centered thinking, isn't it?

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Posted in: Japan on Olympic drive to get rid of squat toilets See in context

Nooo!

I like the squat toilet for public toilets.

It's clean.

I don't like to let my butt touch the sheet which strangers' butt skin touched.

In public toilet rooms, there are multiple toilets usually.

It's reasonable that just one of these is a squat toilet.

It's also a kind of issues of diversity.

Not only Japan but also some other countries have squat toilets traditionally.

The idea that Western toilet is only a good toilet is a western-centered thinking, isn't it?

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