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Posted in: Abe offers sympathy, help to S Korea over ferry disaster See in context

This ferry was previously one of the A-line fleet that is based in Amami Oshima. Strangely enough one of their similar type ferries over-turned a few years back..no-one died but the accident was blamed on poor loading and waves hitting it side on. Maybe a design issue?

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Posted in: RIKEN splashed cash on luxury furniture to use up budget: magazine See in context

Shameful, but read 'any National University in Japan' into this too...the end of fiscal year spending spree is a disgrace.

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Posted in: Australian PM 'very confident' signals are from missing jet See in context

Tony is always 'very confident'....any chance to geed his talking head before the international media. The actual organizations conducting the search are not making such huge proclammations as yet.

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Posted in: CNN bringing back Anthony Bourdain's hot series See in context

I love this show!

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Posted in: Your Party leader Watanabe resigns over Y800 mil loan scandal See in context

Go to jail. Do not pass go.

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Posted in: Pistorius wails while recalling shooting See in context

Hearing the testimony, particularly about their emails...he sound like a volatile control freak. Why she stayed with him after all of the tantrums and threats ....?

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Posted in: What do you think of the names that Japanese automakers give to their cars? See in context

The Dingo....the Homy....but Cedric tops them all I think.

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Posted in: Mini-skirt turbulence at Skymark Airlines See in context

Mad Men revisited....what year is it Skymark?

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Posted in: Earthquake drill See in context

These air raid hats are a bit much!!!

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Posted in: Father of Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida found dead in car See in context

Very sad news.

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Posted in: 'Japanese only' banner scandal hits J-League See in context

Racist thugs in football....who would have thought...

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Posted in: 'Japanese only' banner scandal hits J-League See in context

Football and thugs...what a surprise.

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Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand See in context

The poor girl, I hope she has a full recovery. The owner should be charged.

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Posted in: 18-year-old youth arrested over murder of Mie girl last August See in context

He confessed.

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Posted in: Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis See in context

WTF....

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Posted in: CNN to pull plug on Piers Morgan show See in context

He had a lot of courage when up against those gun nuts. I think his heart is in the right place on so many issues, but his style did not suit the US audience it seems.

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Posted in: Mori slammed for critical remarks about Asada See in context

Stupid oaf just who just keeps on keeping on. Show him the door please.

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Posted in: Love hotel business booming in Japan See in context

They are a great idea! Should be worldwide!

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Posted in: Hanyu stars as Plushenko bows out See in context

Sad to see Plushenko go out like this, he was so brilliant in his prime. He has given Hanyu a lot of support apparently, so now we true have a changing of the guard. Hanyu was brilliant in the short. I hope he goes all the way and gets the gold!

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Posted in: Baseball star Tanaka charters Dreamliner for flight to New York See in context

This was a stunt to plug the airline obviously...

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 leaders reject notion of old boys club See in context

This is the dimwit who as PM refused to stop his golf round when the Ehime-Maru tragedy happened. As for his involvement in sport, his biggest claim to fame is that he played university rugby, a very long time ago.

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Posted in: Is baby post saving lives or making it easy for irresponsible parents to dump their babies? See in context

We need more of them in this country. Japan needs to get over its aversion to adoption too. Sam Watters thank you for sharing your story, my two big brothers are adopted too, and I love them so much.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 leaders reject notion of old boys club See in context

Mori was one of the worst Prime Ministers ever, now that is a big achievement. What skills does he have to act in this capacity? NONE. Japanese cronyism at its worst.

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Posted in: Anti-drugs group slams Australian's parole in Indonesia See in context

Magnet 10 years in Bali jail would be worse than 20 in an Australian one. She has not got off lightly and is still on parole. I dont see her making millions somehow.

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Posted in: Hikaru Utada to marry Italian on May 23 See in context

Hikaru....get a water-tight pre-nup for gods sake!!

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Posted in: Asada all set for figure skating showdown with Kim Yu-Na See in context

Yu-Na is awesome. I am tired of the Mao coverage already and it is only day one. Go for it Suzuki Akiko!!

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Posted in: N Korea calls Abe 'Asian Hitler' See in context

It takes one to know one.

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Posted in: Missing Sapporo girl rescued from confinement; man arrested See in context

So glad she is safe. Thanks to the neighbor too for helping to nail him!

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Posted in: Woman gets 8 years for fatally beating 11-yr-old daughter with golf club See in context

80 years would not be enough. This is just way too short. She will be young enough to have more poor kids when her term is over......

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Posted in: 'Sazae-san' voice actor Ichiro Nagai dies at 82 See in context

He had a fantastic voice, and will be sadly missed. Rest in peace.

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