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Posted in: School teacher gets pay cut for spitting on pupils' faces See in context

Despicable person, actions and repercussions. He should be fired! Aren't there any legal actions that can be taken against him? Can not spitting in someone's face be considered assault? SMH.

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Posted in: Masayoshi Son: From chicken feed to Japan's richest tycoon See in context

@Bungle - The manure that you are smelling might be from just cynicism. This is from the Japan Times. There are other reports that Son were not wealthy. His early days were quite poor.

Son was born in 1957 to Korean parents in a flood-prone area of Saga Prefecture, where poor Korean immigrants lived in a cluster of shacks, many by keeping pigs in the house and making bootleg alcohol, according to “Ampon,” a biography of Son by journalist Shinichi Sano.

In the book, interviews with Son’s relatives shed light on his upbringing. His cousin recounts how he often caught a preschool-age Son “studying like nobody’s business while he was soaked up to his knees in a shack full of floodwater smelling of feces.”

His early dwelling was miserable, and his Korean descent made him a target for discrimination, overshadowing his early years. But Son’s determination probably surfaced in his early teens, his biographers say.

Sano, for example, describes interesting episodes in which Son transferred, in the middle of his first semester in junior high school, to a more reputable school at his own wish and did all the paperwork himself. In another episode, a 15-year-old Son, now in high school, asked his third-year homeroom teacher from junior high to a restaurant and begged him to become the president of a cram school he planned to set up. The teacher turned him down.

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Posted in: Masayoshi Son: From chicken feed to Japan's richest tycoon See in context

@Alex80 - Look more carefully. you guys are talking about different things here.

I can remember back around 1996... a lot of Japanese didn't like Son and said he'd not do well because many Japanese companies would not work with him due to his Korean blood. Hmmmm... it seems the opposite happened.

Saiko was saying that Japanese would not work with him because of his Korean blood, meaning that he is not Japanese so the companies would just refuse to do business with him. But many Japanese companies DID in fact work with him anyway despite his being Korean and not Japanese. He is NOT saying that because he has Korean blood that he was successful. He is saying that the Japanese companies ignored that and worked with him anyway.

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Posted in: Woman who died in confinement had no clothing or heating See in context

@ Strangerland - Thank you! But let's hope neither of us needs that. I'm pretty law-abiding myself. I dont know about you. Just kidding. WOW, the Embassy of Canadian must get pretty busy. Sorry, another attempt at humor. Well, I am still wondering when you have a right to have a lawyer present during questioning. Is it after the first 48 hours or after the 28 days of detention.

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Posted in: Masayoshi Son: From chicken feed to Japan's richest tycoon See in context

@Alex80 - Um, you should read what Saiko said one more time. And maybe rewrite what you typed there, cause I don't get your point at all. What Saiko was saying was that there were many Japanese who never thought or wanted him to be successful. It was a little different feeling back then, even though that feeling does rear its ugly head at times even now. I remember a few Japanese people saying that very thing about him during that time here. Once again, different time.

@Schopenhauer - Tough crowd, huh? Yeah, I winced when I saw your attempt at humor there.

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Posted in: Woman who died in confinement had no clothing or heating See in context

@Lizz - Very good point.I think their insanity is a foregone conclusion here, because you have to be insane to treat your own child like that in the first place. Hopefully that will not influence their incarceration time. Killing a child in a fit of anger or frustration seems to be the worst act a parent can do, but that takes a back seat to what these people did. You have to have some serious grey matter twisted upstairs for that.

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Posted in: Woman who died in confinement had no clothing or heating See in context

@Strangerland - Okay, but seems to be much ado about nothing anyway. The can't force the charges. People do want a "hurry-up-hanging" simply because of the severity, and that is understandable... once again, because of the severity. LOL

The information is reviewed by a judge three times during those 23 days? I have never heard of that. Do you have any resources? Not that I am doubting you, I just would love to see the procedures and wonder when those were put in place? Very recently, would be my guess.

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Posted in: Woman who died in confinement had no clothing or heating See in context

@Strangerland - I don't see anyone pushing for an arrest to be made before the police have gathered enough evidence. Where did you?

Enough to be damn sure I'd get a conviction.

Once again, I don't see anyone asking for anything but that.

Again I ask, which is preferable, a quick charge to feed the blood-lust of posters on the internet, or a quality charge that will actually stick?

Police do not care about how people feel. I'm sure they and everyone else on here feel that they want a charge that will stick. Why wold anyone want anything different?

As for Smith's comment about it being up to a month, if I am not wrong, it is 23 days, and without a lawyer. That can and has aided the police in getting a suspiciously high rate of convictions, most likely due to physical and mental pressure to just confess and that is pretty much the same as getting a flimsy charge that won't stick because the wrong person gets convicted. Maybe that is just me. Frankly, these parents were the only ones taking care of her, so I doubt the police have to look much further than them, since nobody else was there. But I think they will do their job very well and a conviction will stick. I mean, who else was responsible? Don't know.

Also, I am a little surprised about your idea that people are JUST blood thirsty. What happened to this poor woman was barbaric to an extreme level that shocks us and makes us want those guilty to be punished at a level that fits the crime, and we all know..... that the punishment will and can never even come close to fitting the crime.

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Posted in: Woman who died in confinement had no clothing or heating See in context

I hate to hate on a parent who lost their child, however it is not hard to do when the reason is because of the parents. I do hope they will go to jail for the rest of their lives and that she will haunt them for their wicked behavior.

@Strangerland - Who are you calling blood-lusting? I don't think anyone is that way. We are all appalled at the savage behavior by people who are supposed to have had her best interest at heart.

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Posted in: Station wagon fleeing from police crashes into another car, killing driver See in context

Most drunk drivers stop. Far less than 1% are stupid enough to run. Imagine the amount of damage and loss of lives there would be if it was police policy to just use cameras... It would be astounding and people would be complaining. The point of the police stopping them is to make sure that they don't run people over. Helicopters and drones are not that readily available and even if they were, it would make the situation much more dangerous.

The cops are doing the best they can.

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. base worker gets life for killing Okinawan woman See in context

@pacint - LOL No worries. That happens. Actually I messed up anyway, I didn't see the question mark.

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. base worker gets life for killing Okinawan woman See in context

@Wolfpack - I believe that life is only 25 years in Japan.

@pacint - I'm pretty sure the prison system is run the same way as here. There might be very, very slight differences but basically they are run the same way, unless you know something that we don't. And in that case please share.

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. base worker gets life for killing Okinawan woman See in context

I wish he could stay in jail for the rest of his life where he belongs. But all you out there hoping that he gets his just desserts in the can have no idea how a Japanese prison is. They bore and monitor them to death. He will not be able to pee without permission so there is not going to be anyone getting even in there. No ball buster guards or cell mates named Bubha that makes him his wife. No weight lifting. It is not a US jail. Boredom, a strict lifestyle and work is all that is in store for him.

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Posted in: Trump dump delights peckish carp; causes stir on Twitter See in context

The article should say....

Trump and his Japanese host Shinzo Abe began by delicately spooning out the food into the pond to the waiting koi, which had been rounded up by a clapping Japanese aide.

The U.S. leader followed the prime minister's example and upended his entire wooden box into the pond to the delight of onlookers.

To be fair. Now, I'm out. LOL

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Posted in: Trump dump delights peckish carp; causes stir on Twitter See in context

Frankly, whatever is right, is because of Trump even though it is not his economy just yet. And whatever is wrong is Obama's fault. That is what we always hear from the right and no matter what anyone says, we gotta deal with pivoting by the right. Nothing done under Obama? Oh, wow. I remember something about Dubya and a financial crash. An economy ruined. LOL So Obama didn't do anything? Yeah, sure. Keep telling yourself that. Not interested. Good day, Dango Bong.

@Blacklabel - The Obama economy? Well at least you admit it. But it is only doing well because of deregulation. Corporations are foaming at the mouth. But that will collapse as well. You will see. And then you will blame Obama. LOL The trip here is for good reasons. Nobody said it wasn't. Russian collusion? Oh, yeah, his days are numbered. Good day, Black label.

As for the CNN article that was "posted" I read CNN. I never saw it. Only person who is saying that they saw it, is you. Hey, but speaking of which, is it still the same? No? That's right because unlike FOX they do change things when they are wrong. FOX never does.

As for the headline, please explain to me why this is is disrespectful, crude and immature? It is accurate.

Trump dump delights peckish carp; causes stir on Twitter

This is what happened.

Good day all. I am out of here.

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Posted in: Trump dump delights peckish carp; causes stir on Twitter See in context

@Dango Bong - I am going to assume that you are a republican. Most likely now you will claim that you are an independent, however this always happens. Clinton inherits a horrid economy, for the first year, republicans blame him. He hands off the country to Dubya and he wrecks it. Obama gets it, you blame him the first year even though for the first year it is actually Dubya's economy but you guys scream that it is Obama's fault. Now, you have a good economy, and you are going to say it is because of Trump. Whatever is wrong with it, is Obama's. Yeah, I have heard this all before. But I'm not going to waste my time arguing with you. I will just give you sources.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-19/ranking-the-obama-economy

https://thetylt.com/culture/who-s-responsible-for-the-strong-economy-barack-obama-or-donald-trump

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Posted in: Trump dump delights peckish carp; causes stir on Twitter See in context

LOL The headline is fine. Sheesh. How is it disrespectful, crude or immature?

  1. He dumped the box.

  2. The carp were happy.

  3. It caused a stir on Twitter.

  4. That is usual with Trump. He always causes a stir.

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Posted in: Trump dump delights peckish carp; causes stir on Twitter See in context

@Dango Bong. Get a life? Seriously? He is doing everything right? Seriously? So, you are giving him credit for everything that Obama did? Because as you know, this is Obama's economy. He might be driving stocks up because companies are so very happy with less regulations, but there is a downside to that. And that will be apparent very shortly.

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Posted in: Trump dump delights peckish carp; causes stir on Twitter See in context

Perhaps you were watching this from the Guardian. Either way, it is a non-issue. If CNN ever did that, it was corrected, something the FOX never does. They just stand by it. I can give references to that as well.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/06/trump-dump-president-throws-entire-box-of-fish-food-into-precious-koi-carp-pond

Frankly it is not good to do, and I am sure that it was just in fun. And anyone who makes a big deal out of it, is just being silly. It is not something that needs to be done often or repeated. Not good for them. I actually thought it was funny. Even though I despise him, it really didn't bother me. All in fun.

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Posted in: Trump dump delights peckish carp; causes stir on Twitter See in context

Yes, yes, blacklabel, Abe did it first. But what is not correct is your account of what CNN said. Here is the article and it never implied anything negative in the first place. It even said people laughed.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/06/politics/donald-trump-koi-pond-japan/index.html

The USA is not a mess because of CNN which actually reports the news, which is not to Trumps liking, in the same way that FOX "News" (sic) does. FOX is the original fake news site. It has an agenda and that is pro-republican and constantly name calling all who disagree with Trump and them. It is not a credible news source at all but is dividing us for ratings and money. Ever hear any name calling over there at CNN? Nope, but I bet you can find that every fifteen minutes over there at FOX.

Frankly, I thought it was funny. Abe got tired of it and so did Trump so they dumped them. Hopefully we in Japan and America can show them the same thing.

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Posted in: Harassment of women can never be tolerated: Ivanka Trump See in context

It amazes me that SHE could come here and talk about harassment when her father is the most famous for it.

"This takes many forms, including harassment, which can never be tolerated," she added.

Yes, it does. Don't you remember this?

"When you're a star, they let you do it," he said. "Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything," Trump added.

That is harassment. Chastise your perv father in public first before you get on this bandwagon, because until you do, nobody who is not a full blown hypocrite will ever take you seriously. It sickens me to have anyone in that family preach anything of morals to anyone. Its like a rapists telling other men not touch women.

The hypocrisy of the republicans astounds me. Let me see, I thought they were the party of family values.....I guess not.

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Posted in: Trump, Abe play a round of golf diplomacy See in context

Very good and true smithinjapan!!!

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Posted in: Trump say American public 'deserves' Clinton investigation See in context

Bravo SuperLib!!!

At this point it would appear your sole motivation is to get some kind of revenge on Democrats via Clinton. If that's all this is, then I wish you luck. Maybe then you can move on with your life and message boards across the country can talk about something else. Like Trump.

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Posted in: Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black; sues Osaka gov't See in context

Morons! Simply Morons!!

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Posted in: Aso, Pence apart over FTA; Japan to ease rules on U.S. auto imports See in context

@gokai - Um, yeah, you did. It wasn't only insulting but inaccurate and stereotypical.

Get your cheap, but poluting and dangerous, American car now!!

I would call that saying that the US didn't make great cars. There is no other way that can be taken.

What you have done is illustrated one of the main problems with why the US does not sell well here. An old image of American cars as gas guzzlers that break down that was partly true but mostly used as a means in the 90's to say that American cars were not good. I seem to remember one ignorant politician saying that Japan should buy American cars and dump them in the bay to help build a tunnel. Real good politician there, just like out Trump. Once an image is set in Japan it is really hard to break, as you so CLEARLY pointed out. Two, I don't really see a big market push by the big three at all in advertising like I do by the Japanese automakers in the USA. You have to spend money to make it. Also, Japanese car companies tend to try to produce every type of car and not so much niche related. That is something that has hurt American car companies a lot from what I have read. Yes, American cars tend to be higher priced in some areas, but not all. Also I have seen many Japanese take to the interior styling of American cars once they actually see them. Once again, this has to do with a lack of advertising by the big three here. Trump is wrong as always about the reasons. The blame belongs on the big three and old stereotypical opinions like yours, of which you don't have actual knowledge about. But there are many really nice American cars out there.

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Posted in: Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen soldiers; response heated See in context

Amen SmithinJapan!!! Utter nonsense by Trump supporters. They have sacrificed country for party. Civility for turmoil. Ethics, morals and everything that we hold dear, they have sacrificed to support this guy. A dirtbag who has done things that they would never allow a democrat to do. The only thing they can do in discussion is pivot when confronted with truth and reality.

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Posted in: Aso, Pence apart over FTA; Japan to ease rules on U.S. auto imports See in context

@gokai_wo_maneku - Absolute nonsense. There are many great American cars. However great American politicians are NOT being represent here by the POS Pence.

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are hurling insults at each other on an almost daily basis. Which of the two do you think is the biggest threat to peace and security in the Northeast Asian region? See in context

@clamanza - We are done here. Have a nice day. Oh, and if I were you and you did have that space to build a bomb shelter, I certainly would do it. Not hysteria, just good commonsense.

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are hurling insults at each other on an almost daily basis. Which of the two do you think is the biggest threat to peace and security in the Northeast Asian region? See in context

LOL Can't argue with someone who does not get the facts straight and thinks that I am saying something that I am not. Never once did I say that he would bomb Japan. LMFAO. You shouldn't accuse anyone of hysteria and misplaced anger if you can't even get facts straight and misunderstand what people say when they never said them or even hinted to them.

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are hurling insults at each other on an almost daily basis. Which of the two do you think is the biggest threat to peace and security in the Northeast Asian region? See in context

Yeah, right! Sure..... To not see the threat that a loose cannon is, is just not seeing clearly. Lacking any sense of diplomacy by a leader can escalate a problem faster than you think. This is not leftist hysteria nor misplaced anger. This is looking at someone who is clearly out of control with his mouth, fingers (Twitter) and temper by people who are used to calmness, patience and careful thinking. Never has their been such a dangerous man with so much power and more than willing to use it! Mark my words.

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