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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics must show 'power of sport' - Japanese media See in context

I totally agree....the power of sport is amazing. I do hope the reconstruction efforts up north do not get affected by the shift of focus towards the Tokyo olympics.

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Posted in: Man walks 1,400 kilometers home after getting mugged See in context

Japanese people would see this as 'inspiring gaman....never give up in the face of adversity'.....and a whole lot of other stuff. I simply see this as stupidity and an enormous lack of common sense. Anyone with 1% of brains would've simply walked into a koban.....problem solved.

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Posted in: Critics savage Diana film after London premiere See in context

I can't believe its been 16 years since it happened.

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Posted in: Daiki leads Kameda brothers into history books See in context

So one has a WBA title, another has a WBO title, and Daiki won an IBF title. Its an amazing acheivement that the 3 brothers have 3 world titles at the same time. But does anyone else think that boxing just has too many organisations / associations / federations and differing world titles???

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Posted in: Bank on us, says Tokyo Olympic bid chief See in context

We already have a $4.5 billion Olympic hosting fund so financially there’s no problem—we’re secure. We also have city and government guarantees. There is no worry

There is no worry??????? What a croc!!!!! Just wait and see......if Tokyo gets the nodd I bet there will be new taxes imposed left right and center all under the disguise of 'everyone doing their bit to fund the games'. If I was living up in Tohoku I would be livid that they are still pouring millions into the thought of hosting the games.

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Posted in: Ichiro gets 4,000th career hit See in context

An awesome feat.

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Posted in: Egyptian rally See in context

I agree.......does nothing protesting in the streets of a far away country in front of the embassy. If you really feel for your brothers and sisters back home....go back there and protest.

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Posted in: Schoolgirl calls friend for help after being abducted by 36-year-old man See in context

Certainly more to this story............she had her cell phone......did anyone try to call her phone when she didn't return home????? Could be a case of if you don't pay me more than that i'm gonna cry foul.

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Posted in: Furyk, Scott atop leaderboard when storms arrive See in context

The two leaders after day 1..........both have caddies who used to caddy for Tiger Woods. Would be great to see Adam Scott win his 2nd major.......no one better on the bag than Steve Williams to steer him around the tight course.

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Posted in: Miki Ando requests privacy from media See in context

Hey just do what Tiger did......release the story to one magazine (for a hefty sum) in a tell-all with photos of the baby and what not. It will stop the media frenzy because there won't be any scoop to get anymore.

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Posted in: TEPCO says radioactive water overflowing at Fukushima plant See in context

Crustpunker.............Perfectly written. So very true. Like an emu with its head in the sand.

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Posted in: Woods coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone See in context

Amazing how silent the Tiger critics become when he wins. What an awesome display from the greatest golfer ever to play the game. Asked after the 3rd round if he thought Woods was going to shot 59, Hideki Matsuyama said '59? I thought he was going to shoot 56 or 57'. Sam Sneads record PGA tournament victories will be equalled and possibly surpassed by year end.....after that Tiger will start reeling in Jack's Major record haul.

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Posted in: Mickelson wins British Open at last See in context

Congratualtions to Phil (and bones). The only golfer who looks as if he is enjoying every single second doing what he does whether he wins or loses. He always has a thumbs up for the cheering gallery and quiet often will spot a kid in the gallery and toss him his ball even after a bogey........A great amongst the greats and not only because of his wins. The consistency of Adam Scott in big tournaments is amazing. He has been knocking on the major door for so long and I can see him adding more big tournaments to his Masters win from earlier this year. Hideki Matsuyama has proved yet again that any comparisons to Ryo Ishikawa needn't be. Matsuyama has flown past Ishikawa in the world rankings and is proving himself as a REAL challenger on the world stage. Tiger Woods again failed to break par over the weekend for the 9th straight major however anyone who says he can't win another major will be looking stupid real soon. The thing about Tiger is he is consistently putting himself in contention even when he isn't playing well.....the major drought will break and his quest for Jacks record will be the talking point within the next two years.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being hit by vehicle in supermarket car park See in context

tripbeetle: "Drivers must be constantly and acutely aware of everything and everyone around them - and awake to worst possible scenarios - especially when driving through places like carparks."

And mothers must be constantly and acutely aware of everything and anything that might go wrong when they have a little 2 year old walking with them - and awake to worst possible scenarios - especially when walking through places like carparks.

I have seen this far too many times in car parks where kids just wander off like they are at a park and there mothers and/or fathers just watch from afar as if all will be fine. Commonsense commonsense commonsense.

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Posted in: Australian soccer coach hits out at Asian player policy See in context

The ultimate honor for a player is to represent your country........not your club. Give the player the choice to decide.

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Posted in: Matsuyama takes on mantle as Asia's new golf star See in context

Way to go Hideki. Nice kid and awesome golfer who has done so much for my daughters golf. You are a true star who will one day be up near the top of the world rankings. Goes about his business the way a golfer should............out of the limelight with his results doing the talking. Great family support who really keep him grounded....hats off to you on everything you've done so far as well as to your parents and your sisters for their never ending support on keeping you level headed. I predicted this would happen when he first turned pro back in April. He is gonna leave Ishikawa in his dust.

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Posted in: Heatwave kills 3, hospitalises 2,500 across Japan See in context

Summers over here seem to be getting hotter and hotter. Drink plenty of fluids and when you think you've drank enough.....drink some more. I hope we don't get to see any stories of babies being left in locked cars in pachinko car parks this year.

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Posted in: Ehime enacts law instructing cyclists to wear a helmet See in context

police and prefectural workers took to the streets to remind residents that the new Bicycle Safety Ordinance requires bicycle riders of all ages to wear a helmet

I'm sure they will obey these laws..........pretty much the same way that they obey the making your child wear a seatbelt law and not driving through the red light law. I wrote here a while back about how I witnessed a police car (in Matsuyama) pull up along side a mother with her 2 children jumping around the car like dogs on a trampoline, at a set of lights. The window wound down and the kids, virtually hanging out of the window waved frantically at the policeman like he was a rock star. The policeman waved back with a smile and drove away when the light turned green. Laws in this country are written but hardly ever enforced....sadly.

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Posted in: Japan says Australia trying to impose its culture in whaling row See in context

“Japan is conducting a comprehensive scientific research programme because it wishes to resume commercial whaling, based on science, in a sustainable manner,” he said.

He should have also added......'So in the meantime we are resuming commercial whaling and hiding behind the comprehensive scientific research mumbo jumbo crap we keep telling everyone.'

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Posted in: Hashimoto, Ishihara to stay on as Japan Restoration Party leaders See in context

Typical politician....what he says and what he does is completely different. If he didn't get 1 seat in the next 24 elections he still wouldn't go away.

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby girl found dumped in Chiba field See in context

I hope the person who left this poor little baby in the field is haunted every second of every minute for the rest of their life. I pray that they are caught and everyone finds out who this depicable human is. So sad

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Posted in: Rose wins U.S. Open See in context

And as usual...not a mention about Hideki Matsuyama who did great and finished 10th. If it was Ishikawa who finished 10th in the US Open it would have made the headline news (Opps I forgot...Ishikawa didn't qualify). Matsuyama won in Japan last week and not one mention was made of it on JT. Obviously he doesn't have the press in his back pocket as Ishikawa has. This kid is going to be head and shoulders better than Ishikawa but the press keep ignoring him.

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Posted in: Former PM Hatoyama to leave DPJ See in context

but his reputation took a battering when he reversed course on a plan to remove a controversial U.S. air base in Okinawa

sheesh.....and I thought his reputation took a battering because his wife opened her mouth and started talking about aliens.

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Posted in: World judo chief urges Japan to clean up its act after scandals See in context

World judo chief urges Japan to clean up its act after scandals

i guess the japanese judo heads will do exactly that..............they will just keep doing what they have always been doing, just a little quieter.

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Posted in: Jilted nurse stabs hospital boss with scalpel See in context

Taken to another hospital??? that cracked me up.

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Posted in: Comedian Egashira 2:50 in trouble for dropping his pants at event See in context

I'm guessing the 'talento' who takes off AKB will win this award next year. The only country in the world where someone can stay in the spotlight for so long for being so stupid. Im always surprised at why so many people laugh their heads off at egashira's antics of jumping into people with his ar5e thrusted out.....yeah when i was 4 I would have found that funny too.

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Posted in: Matsuyama books U.S. Open ticket See in context

Over time will become the best Japan has produced. A great player and a real nice bloke. Good Luck Hideki.

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Posted in: Court invalidates Y4.8 mil bill after teen takes dad's credit card on tour of hostess clubs See in context

And after the dust has settled the kid learnt what exactly? That stealing is OK....that racking up a huge amount is OK because he doesn't have to pay for it? This is ridiculous all round. Sure the clubs are too blame for allowing a minor to enter and rack up a bill drinking alcohol, but the 16 year old is the one who flogged the credit card from his father and hit the town. Teach him a lesson he will learn for life..............make him the responsible person to get a part time job and pay back at least half of the debt he racked up over a long long time.

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Posted in: Go east, Nishikori tells Japanese hopefuls See in context

I totally agree. This is not only the case in tennis however, the same advice can be used for golf and a handful of other sports. The only problem stopping the hopefuls is the finance in living in the foreign country away from their parents.

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Posted in: Man arrested after taking Lexus for test drive to grandmother’s house 180 km away See in context

Polices were looking for him on wrong road. He was arrested for failing to pay for petrol in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, 62,000 km from where he took the car for test drive

Kobuta chan, It wasn'T 62,000km.....it was 6,200km. But interesting read.

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