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Posted in: Australia's Optus caught in massive cyberattack See in context

10 million?? Wow! Over 1/3 of the aussie population.

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Will there be aliens and robots on the flight too? Sheesh....when is this BS going to end?

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Posted in: Canceling Tokyo Olympics would cut Japan GDP growth by 1.4%: estimate See in context

Tokyo 2022 sounds good

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Posted in: Gov't OKs bill with tough road rage penalties; elderly driver testing See in context

What about passing a bill to fine the parents who allow their kids to jump around the inside of a car like caged monkeys? Oh I forgot...there already is one.

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Posted in: Japan's crowdless sports: A prelude to a coronavirus-hit Olympics? See in context

Postpone the games and make it Tokyo 2022. Having the Summer Olympics in 2022 (in Tokyo) as well as again 2 years later in 2024 (in France) wouldn't be such a bad thing. Brings to mind the 1992 Winter Olympics in France which were followed again 2 years later in 1994 (Norway) when the decision was made to separate them to allow an Olympics to take place every 2 years.

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Posted in: Giant tortoise that fled zoo found 140 meters away See in context

Should have called in Deputy Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) straight away. 'Listen up people. Our fugitive has been on the move for an hour. Average crawl speed for this giant critter, barring injuries, is 0.2km/h. That gives us a radius of 200m. What i want out of every one of you is a hard target search. Your fugitives name is Abuh. Now go get her'.

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Posted in: 38-year-old woman arrested for killing 5-month-old daughter See in context

I don't know the circumstances and I don't know what drove her to do it but I do know that there is 'NO' excuse for murdering a defenseless and helpless 5-month-old child.

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Posted in: Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing See in context

The arguement of 'it was justified / it wasn't justified' will rage on for as long as we are alive and the results will always be the same. America used what was on hand at the time to stop the war.......please for one second don't tell me that Japan would not have used an atomic bomb at that time if they had access to it.

It surprises me also how the Japanese constantly ask at this time of year 'why did this happen' and at the same time sweep atrocities such as the Rape of Nanjing under the carpet as if it never happened.

Do the Japanese people as a whole have any idea what road their current leader is trying to lead them down? The path he is walking on isn't pretty

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

The woman, Natsumi Yamamoto, was arrested after she called police to say she had killed her daughters

okay...so she confessed to the crime

The Yokohama District Court has announced that charges have been dropped. The presiding judge said the woman would not stand trial, but gave no reason for the decision.

Well...after she had confessed and all.....I guess that makes alot of sense to someone who has no sense.

Why are judges so above the law that they don't have to give reasons for their decisions. Why aren't they made to front the media and answer the barrage of questions I'm sure dumbfounded people have at the ludicrous decision nade?

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Posted in: Over 10,000 taken to hospital for heatstroke in one week for first time ever See in context

I am not surprised in the least. On the weekend near where I work it was over 40 degress and the local high school baseball team were running around the streets for what seemed like forever.......at 1pm (the hottest part of the day). Every single one of them looked as if they were going to faint.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change See in context

Am I the only one who finds this ludicrous that an Olympic bid city can scrap the original plans of the Olympic stadium after they have been awarded the games (based largely on the original Olympic stadium plans) and then start over with a new design and construction competition???(which not many would bet against the new designs, construction,etc blowing out financially as well) I wish the IOC would just say, sorry guys but 2020 is going to another city.

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Posted in: Australian tennis star Kyrgios in 'racist' spat with swim legend Fraser See in context

Perhaps she was suggesting that it is very 'unAustralian' to tank and to not have a go. I also think his behaviour was stupid. Wimbledon is the pinnacle of the tennis calander and he purposely throws a game. I hope the tennis association somehow ban him from next years Wimbledon tournament. There are too many spoilt brats playing professional sports.

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Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 5-2 to win Women's World Cup See in context

That first 20 minutes was amazing. Japan were totally shellshocked. The US played that first 20 minutes as if they were behind on the scoreboard and they only had minutes to play. They were attacking everything everywhere. Amazing opening by the US.

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Posted in: Japan to set up sports agency ahead of 2020 Olympics See in context


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Posted in: Japan to set up sports agency ahead of 2020 Olympics See in context

Why don't they simply elect an ex Olympian (or high level sports person who has retired) into the top position?

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Posted in: Japan's 'Fake Beethoven' to star in documentary See in context

Why are most people surprised? No doubt this fake will end up being thrown into the production line of talentless talents that this country constantly churns out, to appear on an array of brain numbing variety shows.

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Posted in: Kansai International: The airport that’s never lost a passenger’s bag See in context

A few years ago my daughter left her ipod in the seat pocket of the airplane as she got off the plane at Kansai. Didn't really notice it was missing until she burst into tears half way back home (it was a special present from a special family member), which in total is an 8 hour drive. A few calls to Kansai airport and to the airline directly, giving a description of the ipod and the seat number it was left in was all to no avail........six months later (after a few more follow up calls and emails) at the check in counter on our way overseas I once again asked if anything was ever found in regards to the ipod but again, nothing. Upon returning to Kansai 2 weeks later I was met at the arrival area by a groundstaff worker who asked my daughter and I to follow her to the counter. My daughter's smiled lit up the airport as she nearly burst into tears when they handed back her ipod neatly wrapped up in bubblewrap with her name labeled across the front.

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Posted in: U.S. warns Beijing against destabilizing South China Sea See in context

We all know China really don't care what anyone thinks. They will continue to do it regardless. The question is, what are the other countries governments involved in the disputed islands going to do? Lodge protest after protest? Like I said, we all know China don't really give a damn.

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Posted in: Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters See in context

Breaks my heart to think that someone could do that to their own 1 year old twin daughters. They never had a chance to enjoy life...so terribly sad.

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Posted in: Do you think time travel will ever be possible? See in context

Whatever you do......don't forget to take the Sports Almanac with you......and be careful of that kid McFly because he'll try to take it off you.

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Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK See in context

I'm sure this won't really faze him. We live in the age of the internet and I'm sure he will still rake in oodles of money from stupid people willing to pay him for his crappy advice through web seminars. I agree with 'simondB'...if I saw him going about his methods on the street, I would certainly step in.

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Posted in: Police round up teen gang members, make them form sports team See in context

A bench clearing brawl may be on the cards in this one. Too bad they weren't playing ice hockey where it seems to be part and parcel to just beat the crap out of the other guy opposite until one hits the ice.

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Posted in: Obuchi resigns over misuse of political funds; justice minister also resigns See in context

With all the other events happening around the world is this really worth caring about???

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Posted in: Australian PM orders crackdown on visas for radical preachers See in context

Good move but kind of 20 years overdue.

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Posted in: What’s wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair See in context

My daughters Japanese 'English' teacher teaches their class how to pronounce the English words by using the Katakana phonetics. It drives me nuts. Why not just start with compulsory Kindergarden English lessons and teach the kids English phoncis. That way they will get use to the proper pronounciation from an early age which is sadly lacking in this country. The idiotic teacher I refer to above also scolded my daughter when she taught the girl next to her how to say 'thank you' instead of 'sank you'.....gotta love the japanese 'I have no friggin idea how to speak english but I'm teaching it to the kids' teachers in this country.

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Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan? See in context

Could Islamic State reach Japan? Sadly the Japanese are so naive that they think no harm could possibly come to their country. Admittingly Japan is a much safer country than my home base but in asking whether or not the Islamic State could reach Japan......don't for one second think that there aren't thousands already here who would join there radical idiotic brainwashed cause overnight if need be.

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Posted in: Australia foils Islamic State 'demonstration killings' plot See in context

Great News. I hope they round them all up and lock them away in a special prison where they can all be together, just so they can annoy the heck out of one another for the rest of their lives.

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Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban See in context

Well everyone knew this was coming, didn't they? I really don't think anyone is all that surprised with this story. Most people would've been surprised if Japan went along with the ban and stopped the whale hunt altogether. They are just like little kids asking their mum if they can do something...when mum says no they run off and ask dad...when dad says no they run off and ask granny.....in the end they just do it anyway regardless of what anyone says.

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Posted in: Sports diplomacy See in context

If he does get to meet the leader over there......is Inoki going to give him his trademark 'bell ringer' across the ear? Now that I would love to see!!!

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Posted in: Woman arrested after 5-month-old son dies in car while she plays pachinko See in context

Why is it that when this happens each and every year (often more than twice) the parent has the same stupid excuse....."I thought that the child would be alright" . I guess it just goes to show the intelligence levels of the people playing pachinko in this country. dumb dumb dumb. Sadly this will not be the last child who dies of heatstroke while their dumbar5e parent plays pachinko inside the air conditioned parlour.

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