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Posted in: Soaring Asian meth demand drives record production: U.N. See in context

I say let the rich do whatever they want. It's their lives, they are responsible of their choices, they need to learn how to deal with addiction, or die.

In theory I agree with you, legalize everything and let Darwin sort it out.

The trouble with letting them do whatever they want is that it not only put their lives at risk, but also they lives of innocent people.

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Posted in: Some idol singers really will go out with you if you buy their albums See in context

Let's just hope her dates had 99 friends to sell the extra CDs to.

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Posted in: Gargling to prevent colds – just a Japanese old wives’ tale? See in context

If they had studied 100 people, they would not have had decimal point in the results.

That figure is just out of 100 to make it easier to understand.

In the actual study, they only had 24 participants spread among each group.

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Posted in: Gargling to prevent colds – just a Japanese old wives’ tale? See in context

Gargling does have some advantages.

Gargling with salt water can help to dislodge food residue and tonsiliths from your tonsils and other areas of your mouth that brushing your teeth can't. I guess gargling with normal water would be less effective as salt water though.

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Posted in: Tokushima man arrested for keeping 3-year-old son on leash See in context

Child neglect and abuse happen regularly in every society, not just Japan.

On the other hand, the Japanese do seem to have a tendency to do it in more unusual and creative ways.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted kidnapping of 10-year-old girl in Tokyo See in context

This guy needs some serious help. Thank goodness nothing more happened to the girl and they caught him.

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Posted in: 'Beethoven of Japan' says he can hear again See in context

So when you learn that someone is deaf, the first thing you do is doubt them?

Nah the first thing you do is sneak up on them and scream RHAAAAAA! and see if they flinch.

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Posted in: New Zealand PM wants Japan apology in whaling dispute See in context

Wow, many of the JT readers have jumped on the media's bandwagon of making something from nothing.

All the PM said was "that would be good", and suddenly he's "demanding Japan's apology" ?

That's drawing a very long bow.

In any case, let's not forget they entered New Zealand's economic zone, I'd like to see Japan's response if China sent a few fishing boats innocently into Japan's economic zone. Quick Scramble the Jets!

New Zealand should be apologizing to Japan for supporting an Eco-Terrorist organization engaged in acts of Piracy

This is not even true, the NZ and Australian governments have repeatedly opposed the violent tactics used by Sea Shepard. What NZ does support is the protection of endangered species.

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Posted in: GPod - Mastering Japanese See in context


Look at the younger Japanese generation now who struggle to write kanji correctly on paper due to being reliant on computers. It takes a lot of exposure and practice to be able to read and write kanji correctly.

For foreigners living in Japan, learning to read or write even just 2000 kanji is a monstrously difficult task for those who are working full time.

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Posted in: FamilyMart cancels release of foie gras bento due to complaints over animal cruelty See in context

Black-Haired Wagyu Hamburger Bento

Not the most appetizing name for a bento by any means.

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Posted in: Retired cop kills moviegoer for texting in Florida theater See in context

The land of free, proud and brave should allow someone to bring Automatic Grenade Launcher for watching movie. If he shots the audience with laucher, It is not the launcher but the person will be excuse.

I got a good laugh from this comment. Well played, sir.

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