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Posted in: Justin Bieber to guest star on CBS drama 'CSI' See in context

I was hoping he would be a victim, therefore being on the screen and acting as little as possible. Oh well, CSI has been going down a bit since William Peterson left.

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Posted in: Two arrested for running members-only prostitution website See in context

I like the way this article ends. "The pair were finally caught after they set up an encounter between a 22-year-old female member and three male members on May 14 of this year." So why/how were they caught? Were any of these "members' undercover cops? Talk about leaving your readers hanging.

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Posted in: 5 most impressive movie women who kick butt See in context

I agree with all the choices but where's Carrie-Anne Moss?

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Posted in: Shinobu Terajima talks about cinema, sex scenes and why she hates doing commercials See in context

If you haven't had a chance to see her movies, check 'em out. For those of you curious, she is just as outspoken in Japanese. Really refreshing. "Caterpillar" is based on a story by Edogawa Ranpo. He wrote some creepy stuff. I loved the story "The Human Chair" too. Can't wait to see this movie. (If you haven't figured it out, Ranpo was a big fan of Edgar Allen Poe.) Here's a good link for the movie:

http://jfilmpowwow.blogspot.com/2010/01/trailer-arrives-for-koji-wakamatsus.html

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Posted in: Iniesta scores in extra time to give Spain World Cup See in context

de Jong should have been red-carded in the first half. That high kick was really bad. There were a lot of hard tackles by the Dutch, but half of the free kicks were called for the diving competition put on by the Spanish. I thought that Iniesta should have gotten his second yellow card in the second half for diving, and then knocking down a Dutch player. The Spanish did use Holland's tough tactics to their advantage though. The foul by Puyol on Robben should have been called. Maybe not a PK, but a free kick just outside the box. The missed corner kick was a huge error by the linesman and the ref. Sorry, it was just too obvious to miss, had the potential of changing the game, since Iniesta may not have had a chance at a goal after the corner. Oh well, Spain was the better team in the tournament though. Octopus 1 Bird 0

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Posted in: Star Channel to air 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' See in context

No doubt there will be blurred images and plenty of mosaic bits. I kind of liked it though.

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Posted in: Densho Origami See in context

This guy would qualify as not only a Densho Otoko, but an origami master. http://www.folders.jp/

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Posted in: Densho Origami See in context

See, the whale is a traditional figure, it's in purple on the bottom. Just kidding, don't want to start anything. Origami is amazing, and these traditional ones are classic. There are some people who can make incredible things out of origami, like praying mantis and dragons. Here is an old article from Discovery magazine: http://discovermagazine.com/2006/jul/origami

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Posted in: Gulf oil closes Florida beach, nears islands See in context

This is almost as bad as Bush's Katrina, and that still isn't over. Both are truly horrible disasters, and on top of that they are in the same region. I think that this disaster will have far more repercussions than Katrina though. Hopefully BP and the government can get their acts together and deal with this.

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Posted in: Goal! See in context

NIcely done Japan.

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Posted in: Ai Miyazato is new No. 1 in women's golf See in context

I am really happy about this. The media finally is leaving her alone, and I think that is what is allowing her to play her game. If Japan's press would just back-off of Ishikawa, he might be able to win a few tournaments in the States too. Congratulations Ai-chan.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 10 injured after ex-Mazda temp hits 11 plant workers with car See in context

According to a family member, Hiroshi Hamada, the man who was killed, had a one-year-old daughter. Very sad, and I hope this guy goes away for a long time. I also hope Mazda will take care of the family of the deceased.

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Posted in: A few Whoppers See in context

Please build a Burger King in Hiroshima too. There are a lot of people who want to visit Burger King, but can't justify the shinkansen ticket to Tokyo to do so. Same goes for Krispy Kreme...

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Posted in: Spicy cheese See in context

They are OK. Cheesy taste on sticks of a potato-like stick. Lot of cheese snacks out these days. I can remember when it was hard to find cheese, other than processed cheese, in the supermarkets here. There is a lot more available now, thank God.

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Posted in: Cool Ja-pon: 100 Japanese books with global appeal See in context

Hey, there aren't any GLAVIA photobooks on the list. Not many of those need Japanese to understand them. I don't think "Treasured Collection of Beautiful Women in Bakumatsu, Meiji, Taisho - Rare photographs of Japanese women taken before 1925" would count, though in the day it might have.

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Posted in: Hatoyama lookalike thanks PM for his time in the limelight See in context

Notchi is doing fine, he still does Obama from time to time, but as TSRnow said, he now has a "reality show" gag going. There seem to be a lot of comedians who are submissive husbands these days. Probably because when times are bad, the wife has to support the family. Maybe Mr. Tsurumi will do the same, if he's married. Wait, I got it! He can play Hatoyama as a submissive husband to the woman from Venus!

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Posted in: What do you think Yukio Hatoyama's legacy as prime minister will be? See in context

He will be remembered for his failures, unfortunately, most people are. I think he tried too hard to placate too many people/groups. The time spent trying to listen to everyone's opinion before making a decision, caused the delays and some of the bad hatily made at the last minute decisions. I am glad that the DPJ ousted the LDP, and I hope that Hatoyama's attempts to fix the LDP's mess will continue with the new PM. I think that Kamei and his party, and the Socialist Party both caused more than one headache for the DPJ. (Not to mention Mr.Ozawa!) I wonder if the Socialist Party will be a part of the next coalition government...

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Posted in: Waterproof MP3 player See in context

Maybe it's just the picture JT is using, but is that thing butt-ugly or what? Where is the Sony design that we used to idolize?

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Posted in: Hatoyama apologizes for plan to move Futenma base within Okinawa See in context

For all the nay-sayers, at least Hatoyama is trying to do something about the problem, unlike the previous administration. I'm not saying he did a good job, but at least he's trying. This could be said for some of the other changes he promised. He is trying, but the old LDP policies are so entrenched, change, if there is any, will be slow and painful. Really hope they do a good environmental impact study on the area they are planning to use. I still don't think they should fill in the sea. It's just not right.

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Posted in: Ronald McDonald under fire from child obesity opponents See in context

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but why can't parents these days tell their children no? I totally agree with cleo here, it's not McDonald's or MOS or any other fast food restaurant's fault, it's the responsibility of the parent. I also agree that kids have to be more active. If the kids have computer games, etc., then limits should be set. X number of minutes each day, after homework is finished, etc. If this is done from the beginning it's a lot easier, but these things can still be introduced. When I was a kid, going to fast food was a special treat, not a daily or weekly trip. I preferred the "evil" Burger King burgers to the "evil" Ronald (or Donald in Japan) burgers. Whatever. Bottom line, it's the parents' responsibility.

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Posted in: 8 bullet trains delayed after 14-year-old boy walks onto tracks See in context

Maybe he was just trying to take a great photo. Crazy man.

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Posted in: 8-year-old girl in critical condition after being stabbed on Osaka street See in context

She was walking home with her friend and her friend's mom. The article is a little ambiguous saying that she was separated from her friend's mom. They were all walking together, but according to a TV news report, the victim was the last to enter the house, and that was when she was attacked. Also, neighbors did come out of their houses and stop her, and try to help the girl, while the woman just stood there staring. I feel sorry for the victim and her friend and friend's mom. Terrible case. The woman will probably just go to a mental hospital for a few years. and hopefully to get the help she needs.

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Posted in: Kirin Fire Coffee Jelly See in context

I remember when a friend of mine was staying with a homestay family here in Japan and they brought out coffee jelly for dessert proudly saying, "We have coffee jelly, just like in America!" In all my years in America, I can't remember ever having seen coffee jelly. I will probably try one of these on a hot day though.

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Posted in: Man robs Kawasaki McDonald's of Y98,000 See in context

Must have been a slow day. Only Y98,000?

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Posted in: Iceland volcanic ash sparks more flight disruptions See in context

Lot of difference between polluted air and ash. The ash can make the airplane engines stop. Planes would be falling out of the sky over Europe. I remember when Mt. St. Helens erupted in Washington. I was working on a military base with a lot of bunkers containing missiles, torpedoes, and other ordinance. They were pretty concerned that if the ash cloud hit their area, the cooling systems for the bunkers would stop functioning, which isn't a very good thing. Hopefully the circulation systems in houses, businesses, etc., in Europe will not be affected too much.

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Posted in: Kansai International Airport brings in Segways to beef up security See in context

I really don't get why it isn't street legal in Japan, unless they are waiting for a Japanese maker to create one before making them legal. I would love to ride one of them to the supermarket.

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Posted in: Takahashi becomes 1st Japanese man to win figure skating gold See in context

I didn't realize that no Japanese man had won a gold yet. Congrats to Takahashi. Glad he didn't retire after Vancouver.

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Posted in: Sakaguchi, Yada to star in Japanese version of 'Die Hard' See in context

Will it be an American corporation in Tokyo this time?

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Posted in: Lake Biwa: The place for original sushi See in context

It's not that bad, I kind of like the taste. I've smelled cheese that is much worse than funa-zushi. You should try it first, you might enjoy it. I think the worst smelling fermented fish is surströmming. That's scary! The cans are bloated from the fermentation, and when opened the fish almost explodes out of the can. Haven't tasted it. I think the safest bet would be to go to a Swedish restaurant and give it a try...

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Posted in: Larger-than-life Erika Sawajiri returns See in context

When is that poster going to be available on Yahoo auction?

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