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Posted in: U.S. Air Force fireman arrested for gun possession at Narita Airport See in context

When I had my Fuji Hiking Staff taken away from me and shackled...I was super scared because they told me it was a weapon. (Kendo). I would hate to be caught with a gun.

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Posted in: USA go high-tech to tackle Tokyo Olympic challenges See in context

Some U.S. Paralympic athletes may have a chance to acclimate by training on U.S. military bases in Japan, Julie Dussiliere, USOPC chief of Paralympic sport, said.

Dussiliere said officials were working with the Department of Defense to try to provide "unique training opportunities" for up to five parasport NGBs to place athletes at bases.

She said such a move "clearly gives us a little bit of a home court advantage in terms of being on a U.S. base surrounded by other Americans with top-notch facilities and group support services."

I am an American and former Department of Defense Employee but I cannot get on the bases just to use the US Navy Federal Credit Union, but we are going to allow Olympiads to enter on and off and use the facilities?

Not fair.

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Posted in: What is your understanding of the expression 'cultural appropriation?' See in context

In English or Japanese? Both answers would be totally different.

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Posted in: 2 Australians arrested, paraded before media in Bali over cocaine possession See in context

Never get high with anyone in Japan as well. They will rat you out in a second. Walk away from drugs in Asia.

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Posted in: Tokyo begins trial to ease congestion during 2020 Games See in context

Most government offices are full of boxes and stacks of paper. Get rid of the chop/inken/hanko and computerize everything and allow digital signatures. Then they can really let people work from home.

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Posted in: Campaign encourages commuters to stand still in two lines on escalators See in context

Sounds like a distraction story to get everyone's minds off the fact that the Olympics are coming on fast, most stations in Tokyo are a nightmare to navigate let alone find escalators that go from bottom to top without hitting a floor with no escalator, and the lack of space for renting, because they killed AirBnB on purpose.

This is a distraction from real issues.

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Posted in: Iran says it has confiscated British tanker in Strait of Hormuz See in context

Trump is not a racist by the way. No racist would let their daughter convert to become a Jew nor marry one.

I am glad he is sitting back and not bombing Iran.

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Posted in: No room at the inn: Where will visitors to Tokyo stay next summer? See in context

I am renting out two bedrooms. Will cook breakfast, get them to the train station and bbq for them if they like. 50 grand for two weeks. It is a steal. I will also do the wash.

So it will be an Olympic without viewers. Interesting. If you have tickets...put them on Yahoo Auction.

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Posted in: Study confirms heart benefit of soy See in context

GM foods are good. High quality control. Sun damaged genetically produced foods are not so.

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Posted in: S Koreans boycott Japanese beer See in context

The Taiwanese love the Japanese and they were occupied as well. Get over it Korea.

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Posted in: SoftBank's Son says Japan is AI 'developing country' See in context

So, Mr. Son did not raise his hand either.

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Posted in: Do you (or did you) worry about what your young children can view online? See in context

Buy lots of art supplies, and when you are home, put your cell phone in a draw. That is what I do.

You also have a kitchen...kids love to cook. Be with your kids, not just overlooking their Safari and Google History.

Plus, there is a lot more fun things going on outside the home rather than inside. I have neighbors that never take their kids out. That is child abuse in my opinion.

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Posted in: Anime studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff See in context

I forgive everyone, especially the mentally ill.

What kind of fire escape situations were available in this building? Fire extinguishers? Rope ladders to toss from windows? Water extinguishers on the ceilings?

We need more information on this situation with the building codes.

I see so many stairwells in places like Shibuya blocked with restaurant boxes and chairs. It is the first thing I check when entering a building with restaurants.

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Posted in: Trump says he is ready to help resolve S Korea-Japan dispute See in context

The guy is a business man. Let him do his job.

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Posted in: Why do you think drinks containing tapioca have become the latest rage in Japan, especially among young women? See in context

It definitely has a neat sensation when they come through the straw and explode into your mouth.

Wish I could find some good tapioca pudding like they have in NY City delis.

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Posted in: TEPCO to decommission Fukushima Daini nuclear plant See in context

Imagine telling your grandchildren what you did. 40 Years decommissioning a nuclear zone. I wonder what nenkin will be then.

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Posted in: Popular Korean YouTuber boycotts Japan by shredding flight ticket to pieces at airport See in context

$1,150 What? That is ten round trip economy sessions with a hotel for three nights. Why was he spending so much? Perhaps it should have been $115?

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Posted in: Japan's 'lost generation' facing bleak future See in context

If yo own a mansion, and have no outstanding loans, two can live on ¥180,000 a month easily.

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Posted in: Hokkaido ski resort tackles growing tension between Japanese, foreign residents See in context

Yamato-shi in Kanagawa has no info in English at all for anything, but they have cute little pamphlets with cute little Yamaton green potato looking mascots to show you what to do. Of course, gaijin with bad eyes cannot follow it.

"poor driving etiquette" My opinion on this is that they have a tendency to follow the rules and stop at stop signs rather than drive straight through them.

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump says the U.S.-Japan security pact is unfair and has to be changed. Do you agree with him? See in context

Japan needs the US and pays for everything on the bases except for the salaries and personal items of those stationed here.

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Posted in: King coal rules for power utilities in Japan See in context

That is definitely coal in the bucket. Coal is very beautiful if you ever get the chance to pick a piece up.

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea feud deepens with disputed accounts of trade meeting See in context

It pays to be self sufficient. Don't depend on anyone for anything.

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Posted in: New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money See in context

If this happened in Chicago alone, the US govt. would go bankrupt.

Nice idea on this buyback, but NZ is just a tiny little country with no influence on the world. Rather then spending money on buying back guns, I think they would be better spending money on shoring up buildings not strong enough for the never ending quakers.

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Posted in: China imports from U.S. plunge 31% in June amid tariff war See in context

There is nothing wrong with balancing unfair trade.

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Posted in: Legalizing pot tied to less teen marijuana use See in context

Makes sense to me. If the adults are doing it, why would a teen want to be at the same level as an adult.

It is a great way to get kids not to wear earrings or hats in school...make the teachers wear them and all teh kids will stop.

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Posted in: Japanese firm says ¥3.5 bil missing in cryptocurrency hack See in context

Ask the 7-11 hackers.

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Posted in: 5 guided tours where you can experience Tokyo like a local See in context

2 Bars? That is not bar hopping.

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Posted in: Family of girl killed in cruise ship fall to return home See in context

This sounds like a GoFundMe adventure. Poor kid.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating son 'to discipline' him See in context

Anger passed from parent to kid is sort of like the anger passed on by the older guys in Kanagawa that man the recycle areas. So abusive. Where does the hate come from.

The whole society has this built into it. Watch so called comedy on TV. So much beating and berating.

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