Richard Wood comments

Posted in: 21 dead, 10 wounded in Afghan wedding gunfight See in context

I guess we could say the new "in-laws" didn't approve of the wedding.... or maybe the dowry wasn't as big as expected? But regardless... nothing is sacred or safe any more.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing woman after fireworks date See in context

Of coarse some of you are ASSUMING she went back to the wacko's apartment willingly or not under false pretenses. And you all know what happens when you ASS U ME......

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Posted in: Japanese soccer fans turn to drink as Nadeshiko sink See in context

Even though Japan lost, the fact remains; Japan and USA ended with identical World Cup wins/loses at 6-1.

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Posted in: Poll asks: Is a woman 'middle-aged' at 30? 40? 50? See in context

Let's see.... The average Japanese woman ives to be 87. Middle age by its very definition is the age you achieve in the "middle" between birth and death. That being said, the average middle age of a Japanese woman would be 43years and 6 months. (

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Posted in: Japan set for battle in Women's World Cup title defense against U.S. See in context

AGAIN, it would be nice if JapanToday would included scheduled televised time in Japan!

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Posted in: U.S. heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany See in context

Does anyone know what time the games will be televised in Japan?

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Posted in: A look at the teams in the quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup See in context

Yes, I agree, it would be nice if they posted a schedule when the games will be televised in Japan!

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Posted in: Mega-important debate: Do you shower before work or before bed? See in context

I take a shower just prior to going to bed every night unless I am sick, then in the morning right after a light breakfast I walk and/or jog 16km then take another shower when I finish.

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Posted in: Steering failure, bad weather ended rower's Pacific crossing attempt See in context

By looking at her pictures, she didn't even appear to be in a physical shape required to row across the Pacific. And called it off because of being "seasick"? Didn't it occur to her if she is prone to seasickness that perhaps rowing across the Pacific would not be a great idea??? Also, did she take the time to acclimatize her body to the motion of the ocean??? It sounds like someone trying to get her 10 secs of fame.... a NON story!

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Posted in: Man, mother killed in Tottori car-truck collision See in context

Quick to assume that the truck driver was at fault. No mention of truck driver being ticketed.

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Posted in: Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits See in context

Remember when the price of fuel was raising and the airlines were using it as an excuse to raise prices even at the hint of an increase (even thought they buy their fuel months in advance) but, now that the price of fuel is dropping, not only do they NOT lower the price of airfare but in most cases raise it to capitalize on "Golden" week and summer vacationers. And now that there is hardly any competition between carriers we are stuck paying through the nose, while their profit margins and baggage charges continue to increase and their amenities and services decrease.

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Posted in: 5-year-old boy drowns in same pond where his sister drowned 5 years ago See in context

I agree with most other posters, after losing ONE child I would of made it my main mission in life to insure no other child would lose their life in the same manner. This is negligence on so many levels, the parents, the property owner, the city.

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Posted in: Qatar Airways boss accuses Delta of flying 'crap' planes See in context

Personally, I would much rather fly any other Airlines then American own airlines. The planes are cramped and uncomfortable! The few meals you do get are worse then the meals from when I was in high school and the flight attendants forget we are PAYING customers and should be treated with at least a little bit of respect. Almost every foreign airlines I have flown have been clean, more comfortable and most of the meals fairly good! AND, the flight attendants treat you with respect!

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Posted in: United Airlines to upgrade airport lounge experience See in context

When ever an airline says "upgrading" it's usually a cost cutting procedure at the expense of customer service.

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Posted in: German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore See in context

Every time I have visited Singapore, whether by commercial plane or ship we were always given orientation on how strict Singapore is if you break their laws. These "two" immature German lads knew full well the consequences of breaking the law or were to ignorant to pay attention to the briefing you receive before entering Singapore. As they say "Ignorance is NO excuse" and common sense alone should tell you not to vandalize but then again, common sense is not so common these days.

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Posted in: Michelle Obama's trip to Japan, Cambodia finalised See in context

And I suppose she thinks American children are better educated then Japanese? My wife(Japanese) and I(American) thought carefully over which country we wanted our daughter educated in. After weighing all the pros and cons of each, we decided to have our daughter raised in Japan. Mrs. Obama apparently not been allowed to visit the "inner" city schools which are over crowded, delappitated, not well funded and the teacher to student ratio is terrible. Many schools can not even afford sports or music programs any more. And I won't even go into the lack of respect a few have for the teachers as well as the lack a few teachers have for students making for an unwilliness to learn by many. The students in Japan have school pride and keep their schools clean and graffiti free. Maybe it would be best if Mrs. Obama practiced what she preaches in her own country instead of getting a few more stamps in her daughters' passports at the expense of the "tax" payer.

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Posted in: Wreck of MSDF copter found; 3 crew confirmed dead See in context

Over 125 miles apart and you find it hard to believe the weather could be that much different? Depending on where a storm front is, wind direction/speed and the terrain the weather could be significantly different in a much less distance.

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Posted in: Car skids on icy Sapporo road, hits 4 students See in context

@ken As a retired paramedic, broken legs are most always treated as serious as the femoral artery descends along the anteromedial part of the thigh. If a fracture of the femur, tibia or fibula bones were to nick the femoral or popliteal arteries a patient could bleed out which is serious to deadly.

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Posted in: U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment See in context

Since the previous returning "Doctors Without Borders" personnel decided it was ok to ignore a self-imposed quarantine and also decided it was perfectly ok to ride subway trains and go out for pizza... I have no problem whatsoever of imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa.

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Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women' See in context

Let me see, the world is going to hell in a hand basket and the UN is spending time on something that happened 70 years ago? Why don't they come up with a plan to deal with ISIS?

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Posted in: Women vent their anger toward mothers, husbands See in context

As my Dad instructed me, never go to bed mad and upset as a small problem will fester and infect your body, mind, and soul and become a much bigger problem. And when discussing a problem, the 1st person to raise their voice has lost. 40+ years later, these words of wisdom still hold true!

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Posted in: Airbus descends to 75 meters above water on approach to Naha airport See in context

Wow! A lot of arm chair pilots out there! If you paid close attention to detail, there was confusion between ground control and the pilot. Every plane starts it's normal decent at 5 kilometers out at this particular airport. Unfortunately the pilot because of the mistake, started the landing sequence 10 kilometers out vice 5 kilometers out. The decent was a normal descent and the altitude was correct if the sequence was started at the proper time of less then 5 kilometers out. Unfortunately, they started the landing sequence over 5 kilometers early. It is normal to get a warning when even doing a proper landing as it is an indication that you are close proximity to ground, water etc. You can not land without getting close to the ground. And NO there are not plenty of controls or procedures to overcome to start the landing sequence for the trained pilot as this procedure may have to change quickly depending on wind direction, which runway they are instructed to land at, how many planes are in the holding pattern, the plane reaching it's destination early or late, etc. The real problem here was the misunderstanding that caused the pilot to start the sequence way early. Luckily it had a safe ending.

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Posted in: Obama says Japan's wartime sex slavery was 'terrible' violation of human rights See in context

Why are they still hashing out something that happened 70 years ago??? And if they think it's still relevant in 2014, why aren't they still complaining to Germany about the 5.1–6.0 million Jews that were executed? Yes, it was a sad thing in Japan's past....why can't we leave it there and ensure it does not happen again? No wonder there is never any peace in this world! And WHY does Obama have to stick a knife in an old wound some will not let heal? He should be more worried about the present problems he has in the US with out rubbing salt in an OLD part of history wound.

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Posted in: 13-year-old boy jumps to death from school building See in context

@Harry Gatto.. Not only does it take a Doctor to pronounce a death but the person pronounced dead, has to have taken his last breath and actually be dead and even then, the emergency staff will try for awhile to resuscitate the victim so two hours is not out of line.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl stabbed with fork in Okayama park See in context

@Disillusioned, instead of walking around with near sited blinders on, you should open your eyes and look around you. The only reason it appears so prevelent in Japan is because these cases reported in Japan Today were most likely the only cases known in all of Japan. Other countries it is only reported in the "local" paper and most likely several cases daily. I get so tired of people thinking Japan is the leader in criminal activity when it is one of the safest countries to live in!

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Posted in: Worker crushed to death by falling panel at school construction site See in context

For those wondering about the weight... It was a wood "panel".. or a "prefabricated" wall. Construction is no longer done on a large scale by one board at a time any more. As far as "fault", the leading foreman is at fault as no one should of been working beneath the load of an operating crane. The crane operator probably did not even realize the gentleman was working below him as the gentleman killed was probably not aware a lift was happening above his head until it was to late. Prayers for the gentleman that was killed as well as his family and for the crane operator as well as the gentleman killed was quite possibly a friend. Very tragic accident.

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Posted in: Tokushima man arrested for keeping 3-year-old son on leash See in context

Many of you think Japan has a high incident rate of child abuse. What you fail to grasp is these cases are from all of Japan. In Va, just in the "local" area you hear about child abuse on almost a daily basis. To say Japan has a higher rate of child abuse then say the US is just ludicrous. I would say it would be a safe bet that there is more child abuse daily in the US then there is every 6 months in Japan. That being said, one case of child abuse is one case to many.

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Posted in: Virginia vote on Sea of Japan hands victory to South Koreans See in context

How can a US state rename a body of water that they don't even border on in their "text" books? If they feel free to change that, I suppose next, they will be teaching how the South won the civil war! How ludicrous!

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Posted in: Singing or sinking? Justin Bieber hits new low See in context

Sickening to see how everyone is blaming his actions on his fame. He has life served up to him on a silver platter and believes he has the right to do as he pleases as a guest in United States. If he was a black American caught drag racing and admiting to smoking dope, he'd be in the slammer so fast his head would spin! Why we continue to cater to these so called stars who think they are above us and can do as they please is beyond me! He should be deported back to Canada as he has used up his welcome here!

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Posted in: U.S. envoy Kennedy tweets concern over Taiji dolphin hunt See in context

No matter what your opinion is on the "Dolphin" issue, this is NOT a forum where a foreign ambassador should be expressing her opinions. Her job is to help build and cement relationships, not stirring up hard feelings...

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