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Posted in: Olympic rings arrive in Tokyo Bay See in context

I always wonder when I see a country invest so much in the Olympics if it would have been better to take those funds and invest instead in their infrastructure, the poor, the elderly, etc. Geez.

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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context

I'm sure he'll pick the one with the best personality. :)

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

Interesting and creepy at the same time.

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Posted in: 1,600 women take part in New Year archery event See in context

Vibrant colors and beautiful women in that pic. I do love Japan.


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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan hits record high in 2019 See in context

Keep working at it and the numbers will be there. Perhaps not double digit growth, but numbers. Japan is a great place to experience.


Well stated! It's a wonderful experience and a beautiful country.

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Posted in: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide See in context

I look at my mother at 82 and fighting lung cancer and yes sometimes I'm short tempered. Basically no help from my brother and some help from my sister but I could never do what that man did. I'm not passing judgement on him. Just a difficult situation for him and his wife at their age and fraility and I think he just finally gave up. Definitely say a prayer tonight for the both of them.

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Posted in: Stealing money from online bank accounts surging in Japan See in context

In an ageing society it's inevitable that crimes involving new technology will not only increase, but will also have a high success rate.

This. I'm afraid it's mostly the elderly that fall for these illicit scams. Think it would probably take a younger family member to monitor an elder's account to keep this from happening.

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Posted in: Man fined ¥300,000 for online hate speech See in context

Negative comments and "harassment" are two different things. As a Westerner I just don't think harassment should be covered by free speech.

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Posted in: Police looking for man who flashed woman in Sapporo on freezing cold night See in context

My mom told me a story where a similar thing happened to her. She said that she told him, "If I didn't have anything better than that, I wouldn't go showing it around." I love my mom. :)

+1 I like your mom's response.

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Posted in: Do you enjoy spending the Christmas-New Year period in Japan? See in context

Personally I love the cold, sunny quiet days in Japan at this time of year. The six weeks of mid-winter is just starting and and there is so much to enjoy in Japan.

Well said.

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Posted in: Boeing ousts CEO Muilenburg in bid to contain 737 MAX crisis See in context

CEO's - They receive too much of the credit and too much of the blame.

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Posted in: Santas in town See in context

Looks fun. Merry Christmas!

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Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what best job for a husband is, with architect topping list See in context

So the women just want to sponge off the guy and offer nothing in return. Sounds about right.

lol..... Seriously what were you expecting?

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Posted in: November department store sales down 6% on higher consumption tax See in context

Can some of this be attributed to online sales such as to Amazon?

I would think so. Talked with a few friends in Japan and they were more excited about using Amazon than me.

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Posted in: Rouhani welcomes Japan opt-out of U.S.-led naval mission in Gulf See in context

*Deployment of the JMSDF to protect Japanese lives and property, to ensure the safe navigation of Japanese and Japanese controlled vessels vital for Japan's energy supply is not a violation of Article 9.*

Yes, it is.

Majority of Japan's resources come from the Middle East. Perhaps escort your own tankers?

Japan is a peaceful nation, we will never help in the invasion of Iran.

Yes Japan is peaceful. Who said anything about an Iran invasion?

Yup, keep your options open and play both sides of the fence. Keep ‘em guessing.

Sort of pathetic but yes picking a side would require a commitment. So who would you rather have on your side, the Americans or the Iranians? :)

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Posted in: Man stabbed to death after fracas on Kitakyushu street See in context


Thanks for the detailed list of "Japan Facts".

I stayed in Minato when I last visited Japan. I will say after my stay there I felt safe but a few things did happen that sort of shakened my view of the picture perfect Japan that I had always read about.

I love Japan and I plan a return trip after the Olympics. What I will say like everyplace else lots of money helps.

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Posted in: On screen, Asian-Americans rarely get into Christmas spirit See in context

I'd venture to say... although I usually disagree with Burning Bush about most things and his delivery above is crude ...

Fortunately over the last few decades Christmas is celebrated also by the secular as a broader seasonal holiday so these ideas are slowly changing.

That being said I'm glad to see these issues being brought up and hopefully we'll see a more accurate representation of what America looks and feels like. Cheers.

What an egotistical pile of garbage. Only thing I can agree with is the "Cheers" part at the

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Posted in: Mother asks public for help on daughter who disappeared from Yamanashi campsite See in context

I hope she's found alive and in good health but realistically after three months it's just not a good sign. I'll definitely say a prayer for the young girl and her family.

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Posted in: Swimmer Ikee discharged from hospital after 10 months of treatment for leukemia See in context

Best wishes to her.

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Posted in: Police officer leaves gun in convenience store toilet See in context

Must have hung it up on the door and opened it without realizing he left it. Still, I sort of think I would have said to myself something seems missing as I walked away. :)

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Posted in: Japan drops to 121st in 2019 gender equality ranking See in context

Ummm yeah try working with a bunch of women. Good luck with that.

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Posted in: The dark side of night life in urban Japan See in context

Japan has really nice street signs. They lite up at night very well.

lol. You forgot to add this at the end of your comment "/s".

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Posted in: JR East unveils luxury Saphir Odoriko express with all first-class seating See in context

Japan know, trains, only if America can learn too love a train,in Houston, they have Trans, that operate on pedestrian street alongside cars Google Houston Metrorail

Could our rail and bus system use improvement? Sure. No disrespect but to understand our transportation needs you really need a geography lesson. It's all about land mass and convenience here and frankly we're just not setup for that regardless of what you may hear or read. Simply would not work here in Houston as it does in Japan.

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Posted in: Some people prefer to say holiday tree instead of Christmas tree. What's your view on this? See in context

I love Christmas trees. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my PC and non-PC friends.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to 28 years over 2006 random killing of woman See in context

Would Kuronuma’s parents still be in favor of giving him the death penalty if they were required to pull the lever that hangs him?

A legitimate question.

I disagree. You are both speaking hypothetically and the facts are he murdered their daughter and attempted to murder another woman. That question has no relevancy and therefore no legitimacy.

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Posted in: Empress Emerita Michiko losing weight, vomiting since September See in context

This makes me sad. Best wishes to her and hoping for a recovery.

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Posted in: China's electric car sales slump, squeezing automakers See in context

sorry, by current technologies, pure EV is a marketing scam. The bubble has burst

As the proud owner of a gas guzzling Toyota 4Runner you win today's prize for most underrated comment.

But hey, Greta Thunberg owns an EV so it's all okay (just ignore all the plastic and junk in her car)... :)

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Posted in: Gov't ordered to pay damages over transgender toilet ban See in context

Hate to see this happen to Japan but this judicial ruling just opened Pandora's box. A darn shame.

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Posted in: Found in translation: Entrepreneur Oya Koc interprets her way to startup success See in context

She will get beastmoded by Google

lol. Excellent comment.

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Posted in: Man says he followed 10-year-old girl because she was cute See in context

Japan is still safer than 90% of the world.

I would say safer than 99.9% of the world.

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