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Posted in: Organizers opt for harmony in new Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo See in context

This logo is bad in many ways in my opinion. The uniformity in color and shapes just gives a feel of rigidity and complexity, and a lack of variety (which in a logo that represents openness to cultures of the world is bad). Then, the cultural refrences with the indigo, checkered pattern are pretty geo-centric, as they are not commonly known outside Japan. After that, there's perfectly centered logo for olympics, and off-balance one for the paralympics, which again conveys the wrong message.... (i'm sure that's unintended however).

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Posted in: French railways test software to track suspicious behavior See in context

Sound like we're getting closer to Minority Report :)

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Posted in: 16-day-old girl dies after being put in trash can by parents See in context

According to Japanese blogs and sns, this seems to be the guy: https://www.facebook.com/yoshimi.suzuki2

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Posted in: Man under influence of herb stabs woman in nextdoor apartment See in context

People will want to smoke anyways - ban the harmelss stuff, and people move on to more dangerous stuff. Did prohibition stop people from drinking? nope, they drank more harmful stuff. Personally I see this "dangerous drug" problem as a direct consequence of overly severe ban on pot in japan. Funny enough cases of accidents related to "dangerous drugs" in Japan have gone up from less than 10 in 2012 and 2013 to over 100 in 2014 (since they started actively banning these. Source: newsZero bulletin from yesterday night).

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Posted in: iPod nano 6th generation watch conversion kit See in context

Nothing really japanese about this -- Merely copied on the TikTok watch design, http://www.mnml.com/21277/223103/our-work/tiktok-lunatik

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Posted in: Newborn baby found in convenience store toilet trash can See in context

Reminds me of "Coin Locker Babies" by Ryū Murakami

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Posted in: KanjiSpy iPad app ends Tokyo street-walking frustration See in context

... why make this for iPad?? beats me. If this is an app designed for walking & street use, make it for iphone, not ipad !

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Posted in: Nuclear power to grow despite Fukushima, IAEA head says after meeting Kan See in context

Pffff what a pathetic statement from IAEA. Obviously, they never tried to get away from nuclear in the first place.

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Posted in: Second suicide in two days at Shin-Koiwa Station See in context

wife and husband?

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Posted in: Tired PM See in context

Certainly not practicing his golf swing. This dude is sleeping.

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Posted in: A Geek in Japan See in context

Hector did a good job with this book - lots of fun stuff in there.

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Posted in: Bright and early See in context

Nice pic, but feels like white balance is a bit off. Cool nonetheless.

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Posted in: Figure skating gets more attention than Toyota's problems in Japan See in context

ilovenippon: Your negative criticism was unreasonable and fact-less.

LOL. i'm just telling my opinion, which is based on my personal experience. I could be wrong, perhaps, but I truly don't see what's unreasonable about that.

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Posted in: Figure skating gets more attention than Toyota's problems in Japan See in context

iLoveNippon at 09:31 PM JST - 24th February : Wrong. When you watch a European ice skating contest ON JAPANESE TV, you will see bill boards for Lotte and other Japanese companies IN THE FOREIGN STADIUM. You could not be MORE wrong.

.. I don't know buddy, I could be wrong, as you say, just my opinion here. Still haven't seen such fascination for ice skating in my 8 years in japan, even in the previous years olympics, or the european ice skating contests with lotte ads.

I didn't say there was previously NO attention to ice skating, simply that i feel there is more now than usual.

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Posted in: Figure skating gets more attention than Toyota's problems in Japan See in context

Before nobody seemed to care about it, suddenly it seems like japan loves figure skating, a LOT. Today I saw people watching it on their 1Seg mobile phones while walking, volume blasting and all. Even at work people were doing it. Don't get me wrong, i like figure skating, but it seems to me i'm witnessing one of those 'minna isshoni' moments.

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Posted in: Fuji-sama See in context

Wow... truly amazing shot. Great Pic !

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Posted in: Roppongi police hold anti-drug event See in context

They should go after the real drugs, like Shabu, which are much more common (and problematic) than weed. waste of time.

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Posted in: Man steals 4 rings from Tiffany store See in context

The owner did it.

5SpeedRacer5, you're Awesome :)

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Posted in: Airhead female fans can't get enough of 'cool' accused killer Ichihashi See in context

brainless retarded idolization of a killer. Nice.

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Posted in: Politics meets porn in Japan See in context

Are we talking election here? or erections?

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Posted in: On the Button See in context

Hehe, he has no idea what he's getting into..

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Posted in: Singalong See in context

Pitcure obviously trying to ridicule her. nice bias guys

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Posted in: Attacks kill at least 21 in Mexican border cities See in context

Argh. This is sad.

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Posted in: Tokyo police launch weeklong anti-groping campaign on trains See in context

Got groped twice (i'm a guy): once by an old lady simply hugging me, another time by a younger OL-type who played with my oshiri as if it was a stressball. In both cases, didn't say anything as it seemed to provide more relief to the other person than it was causing me discomfort. Maybe i'm an altruist.

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Posted in: 28 suffer food poisoning at hotel banquet See in context

Always amazed me how in japan Hotel food has this 'good' image. Where i come from, hotel food means food that's overpriced, mediocre and made without any care whatsoever.

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Posted in: Sayonara See in context

goood good good. Please go away now, aso.

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Posted in: Pushy French are world's worst tourists; Japanese are top: study See in context

the French can speak pretty good English if they can be bothered to.

good luck bothering a french :) (french speaking here)

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