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Posted in: Princess Mako turns 20 See in context

Princess Mako does not seem to be very girly, but she has a pretty face.

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Posted in: Kan calls quake worst crisis since World War II; OKs power outages See in context

another trial for Japan to rebuild themselves...

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Posted in: Birdie See in context

beautiful... it's kind of ironic that at shortly the same day this picture published, marking the arrival of spring, unthinkable devastation occured...

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Posted in: Hokkaido schoolgirl commits suicide, blaming bullying See in context

“I failed to properly check for signs of bullying,” he said.

Don't worry. No one relies on yours for information anyway. Neither the parents who'd like to send their kids too, I believe.

I hope someone will make a hardcore documentary about this and scores worldwide acclaims... Really feel for those victims

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Posted in: Let's dance See in context

She's so pretty, smiling with sunlight basking her head.

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Posted in: U.S. walks out on Ahmadinejad U.N. speech after 9/11 remark See in context

*and I'm referring to Ahmadinejad

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Posted in: U.S. walks out on Ahmadinejad U.N. speech after 9/11 remark See in context

“Rather than representing the aspirations and goodwill of the Iranian people,” he said, “Mr Ahmadinejad has yet again chosen to spout vile conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic slurs that are as abhorrent and delusional as they are predictable.”

Is he stating that out of delusional naive?. or of confidence out of some support he has in his sleeve. And what 'kind' of support is that, I wonder...

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Posted in: Paris Hilton leaves for U.S. after being denied entry into Japan See in context

I agree too. Hell, Two Las Vegas Hotels are banning her from entering. Pimps, prostitutes, drug loards, gamblers are all welcomed...but Paris is banned. LOL!. I thought that was hilarious!

That's what comes of being the public figure. Every act, institution around her do toward her will be highlighted. So they must do what's apropriate to the public.

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Posted in: Poverty grows among Japan's young adults See in context


By what you wrote on the first post, I wonder whether the ends meet in capital Tokyo is practically the same as in outer region. Since it looks like the income is higher in central Tokyo but accompanied by towering living cost. While other region offered lower living cost but also lower income.

Say that you do, and get married, it'll still be tough to raise a kid with your average single income. No wonder so many people in this city do not get married or ever have children.

Yeah, I agree with that. reading this article, I see a further birth decline in the coming years...

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Posted in: Mother murders her 2 children; then tries to kill herself See in context

the boy was found near the front door and his sister was found on her futon in her room. All three were found in their pajamas.

Perhaps hearing the sound, the boy came to the room, and noticed the scene. He tried to stopped her but when she turned chasing after him, he ran for help and caught by the doorway.

Such a terrible tragedy, especialy early in the morning and by their own mother.

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Posted in: Girl found hanged in public toilet in Tokyo See in context

I'm gonna do my best to reach out to her...

I'm moved... best wishes for you :)

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Posted in: Naruto Straits See in context

quiet majestic just like Naruto manga ^_^

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Posted in: Right-wingers vow to block release of 'The Cove' in Japan See in context

“If the country does not protect the life, spirit and pride of its people, we will have to protect them by ourselves.”

If Taiji people does not protect the life, spirit and pride of its dolphins, we will have to protect them by ourselves."

Go on, keep the war's on!

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Posted in: Remains of 2nd infant found in planter on veranda of Osaka woman's apartment See in context

When the going gets tough to abort the baby, some people turns to old school infanticide. But to put it in the planter? and having your 13th year old child found it? o_O Jeez, this is creepy... planters are the gimmick of Ward living in Japan. Can't help to feel like sorting through some horror urban legend...

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Posted in: Ai Haruna and comedians get together to dub animated feature See in context

probably to honor the late Yoshito Usui

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Posted in: Anna Umemiya chosen as celebrity with best eyebrows See in context

are this topic a highbrow, or a lowbrow?

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Posted in: Anger and defiance in Taiji after 'Cove' wins Oscar See in context

I wonder if after the announcement of the Cove winning, the fishermen of Taiji went into a frenzy and repeatedly grunted, stabbed and slashed at anything in their path with whatever was in their had at the time (i.e, chopsticks, bento, meiji chocolate, etc) for a good 5 minutes...

lol ;D

and @Skipbeat. I agree with ya! I'm studying anthropology and changing some culture by force will only lead to unbelievable scale of resistance. If you want to change any culture without bloodshed, do one thing that worked: introduce something new wich is more interesting

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Posted in: Some wives wish their husbands would hurry up and drop dead. See in context

@_@ Wow... People reacts to remind each other no to take them for granted, but this is just BIZZARE!

but I wonder if there are the same case toward their mother in law :P

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Posted in: Principal fails in cover-up after student's rib fractured by teacher See in context

If what limboinjapan said about his daughter's experience was also what usually happened at that boy's school, then this is clearly the problem the school imposed on themselves. If a trivial thing, like misconducted outfit can easily make a student to be sent home, then it can also make a teacher fired. And If you humiliated a teenagers because of their outfit, some of them would rebel. No wonder the boy didn't conform to tuck his shirt...

a lot of people in Japan think that some corporal punishment is actually needed in order to become good citizen.

@Yukikochan yeah, just look at that teacher and the principal. I'll believe with 'a lot of people in japan' if those two get good spanking afterward (literally!!).

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