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Posted in: Japan unveils first domestically made passenger jet in four decades See in context

What do you mean by "low quality"? Jet fuel isn't exactly gasoline.

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Posted in: A dying business: family graves in Japan See in context

This is easily one of the most interesting and informative threads I have ever read on JT. Thanks to those that described the processes involved with detail, respect and sensitivity.

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Posted in: Death row inmates want prior warning instead of being told on day of execution See in context

They got their warnings when they were sentenced. If they are not making the most their days leading up to the actual execution, that's their problem.

More than likely they will also die in a way more humane than what true victims got. So in that sense they are getting much better than they deserve.

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Posted in: Woman kills three children and herself in charcoal-burning murder-suicide See in context

tamanegi, what does "being a kid in Japan" have to do with this article? The vast majority of children lead normal lives and are NOT being killed by their parents.

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Posted in: 8-year-old girl killed by bus; driver arrested See in context

smithinjapan: Disillusioned: "Pedestrian crossings mean nothing in Japan. I surprised there aren't more incidents like this. They just don't stop at crossings." Agree, and Franchesca Miyara Yang said as much in an earlier post. In Japan the automobile reigns king,

Then shame on people that cross when they should know cars won't stop.

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Posted in: Man's remains found in burned-out car in Odawara See in context

Definitely murder.

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Posted in: Solitary deaths among middle-aged single males living alone increase See in context

It may be statistically true that married men live longer - but most of them wish they were dead sooner.

As for lack of social skills, I didn't think Japanese men were any different from American men. Maybe a tad more emotional, which was refreshing.

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Posted in: Japan needs bigger sense of crisis See in context

Personally I hate people that can stay calm when they shouldn't be. Y'all need to lose your heads more often and for pettier reasons.

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Posted in: Korean idol enrages Japanese netizens by eating instant noodles from the pot See in context

"the Internet in general is known for being a bottomless cauldron of hate"

Hahaha that was the funniest part of the article. It describes Japan Today postings perfectly!!!

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Posted in: Woman found dead in Chiba apartment See in context

Of course this wa murder. There's nothing here that says it isn't. Japanese society is in such a sad state these days.

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Posted in: 50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city See in context

I lived in Tokyo for a while. It was terrible. So clean, and everyone's well dressed, so you can't be a slob. No tipping means no revenge on bad waitresses. The barbers are too thorough - haircuts take forever. Can't buy a gun and shoot anyone. And the foo....expensive! A $1 box of Mac and cheese here in the states costs like 250¥! The so-called "manshons" are tiny - i mean, i actually had to be in the same room with my wife all the time! WTF?! And what's with all those ice cream flavors? My preschool daughter would not stop pestering me! But the thing I hated the most was that Japanese people are just so "earnest" - they are always trying to do such a good job. I think they are just showing off to make the rest of the world look bad. Jerks. . I'm glad I moved back to the US, where I feel much thinner too.

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Posted in: Power harassment exposes dark side of 'kizuna' See in context

Having been both a manager and office worker in both the US and Japan, I found this type of environment to be more or less the same. Probably worse in the US. If you don't pull your weight or stick up for yourself, you will have it coming.

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Posted in: Husbands who take active role in family life have more loving wives: study See in context

I'm with Laguna on this one. The article has made sweeping assumptions about cause and effect, which may not be accurate. the second paragraph could easily have said:

"The data suggested that after childbirth, women who went the extra mile to treat their husbands like human beings found that they were better able to maintain marital love. Plus it encouraged their husbands to take a more active role in family life."

But NOOOOOOO......that would not be politically correct. I'm sick of all the male-bashing and assumptions about men being the bad guys, when we all know that 99.999% of women become bitchy and jaded by middle age and do nothing but complain all day.

Ok I am kidding about that last part...but girls, how does it feel to be marginalized that way, when it is true only 90% of the time?

Darren Brannan, I feel for you brother. My wife used to be so sweet, loving and understanding. That is why I married her. She admired me for working hard at my profession, making good money, bringing romance into her life and for generally "having my act together" when there are so many deadbeats out there (her ex-boyfriend included)

Once we had a kid, she started wondering "what I did at work all day when she's slaving away babysitting" and that "all you men just do whatever you want " and "by the way, can I have $100 to treat my friends to coffee and cake in the Ginza this weekend?" In the same breath, she would get upset because "I could not take a 3 hour lunch so she could go shopping, I didn't care about the family, and how she want's our 5 yo daughter to "marry a rich guy so she won't have to worry about her future".


At some point I got so tired of her BS that I looked her straight in the eye, told her to shut up, start respecting me and that I deserved better. That was about 2 years ago - it got her attention, and she's simmered down a bit, but I can tell that she still just doesn't get it.

I wonder if it's a biological thing?

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