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Posted in: Japan stun world No. 2 Ireland with 19-12 victory at Rugby World Cup See in context

Well done, Japan! Defense was superb. Impeccable forcing of penalties allowed them to showcase how good their kicking is, too. Good job! I mean it. Now everyone is on the back foot wondering how best to combat a team that has been working on clamping the ball to the offenses chest and obviously is not up for a fight. Boring, but a winning formula nonetheless. Yay.

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Posted in: Search resumes for 7-year-old girl missing at Yamanashi campsite since Saturday See in context

Do they not have tracker dogs?

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Posted in: What habits by your co-workers annoy you the most at your workplace? See in context

Hucking loogies into the kitchen sink. Disgusting.

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Posted in: After 5 days, no clues to missing boy's fate in Hokkaido See in context

Very thankful that they found the little lad alive.

I was coming to be convinced that the parents had done away with him. I'm not about to beat myself up about it, though. They're the disgusting side of human nature.

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Posted in: Searchers struggle with lack of clues to fate of missing 7-year-old boy See in context

These people and their whole story simply stink of no good. But I'll keep my theories to myself. I am curious though...why weren't tracking dogs brought in before (A) it had rained heavily and (B) before the area was saturated with the scents of a large group of searchers?

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Posted in: Memo to U.S. citizens: Pay your taxes or you may lose your passport See in context

What happens if you don't earn the taxable amount but forget to file every year??

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Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders See in context

No failure on the part of the police, although they might be revising how thoroughly or often they patrol the train staion area. Oodles of failure on the part of the parents, though. These kids were practically offered up on a silver platter to this sick barstud.

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Posted in: Body in river believed to be that of missing 4-year-old autistic boy See in context

He's done it before, overnight nonetheless, yet his parents/mother let him play out of sight and unsupervised, outside, at 7:30 in the evening? I just can imagine the "yeah, he wanders off from time to time but he always comes back" attitude. I hope he's found safe.

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Posted in: Woman killed in bullet train fire suicide was on peace pilgrimage See in context

There's no doubting that he was wanting to make a statement of some sorts. But if he'd wanted to kill as many people as possible or really grab attention then why didn't he sit in or move up to a car in the middle of the train? Witnesses also report that he was agitated for quite some time prior to dousing himself and even told people to leave the car. I would also speculate that most of the folks in the car clicked as to what he was up to and got the heck out of there, pronto, which is why there weren't more deaths. Also, see the TV footage to understand, but why on earth was the connecting door left open?? Anyway, I hope the real reason is revealed to the masses soon. I doubt it's anything to do with his pension. That reason just doesn't seem to carry enough weight.

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Posted in: Gay U.S. couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist See in context

Legally recognised and accepted. Being gay is officially no longer cool.

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Posted in: Steering failure, bad weather ended rower's Pacific crossing attempt See in context

"We've only got one floating anchor thingy and we need two to stop you being flipped..or something..oh n the steering is broken, you're almost out of reach of the coast guard, we certainly can't help you, and the weather looks pretty darn bad. To top it off, we have a bad feeling about everything." You think?

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Posted in: Tokyo named most liveable city in world by Monocle magazine See in context

Of course, this is subjective. I can't stand the place.

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Posted in: 77-yr-old woman dies after being knocked down by cyclist listening to music See in context

I'll bet he was looking at his phone when this happened, not just listening to it.

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Posted in: Half of live dolphins caught in Japan exported despite outcry See in context

"Moral values and respect for all living creatures starts at home." I've sent you a dolphin in the post.

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Posted in: We don’t want to erase the atmosphere of the Kabukicho I knew when I was younger, but just force out the bad places. We want this to be a place where Japanese people and foreign tourists alike can com See in context

Once it's been cleansed again, maybe they should keep on top of it so it doesn't go to the dogs...again. However, with any huge influx of tourists/guests there is inevitably going to be a number who fall foul of scams or unscrupulous establishments. It can be limited, though, by keeping these dodgy characters on their toes and shutting them down before they get anything even resembling a foothold.

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Posted in: Abe apologizes for snapping at lawmaker in Diet See in context

I see sizeable stomach ulcers on the horizon!

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Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on See in context

I really want to know where the meat ends up. Do the the folks in and around Taiji hoover it up like there's no tomorrow? Is it processed, mislabeled, and sold to canneries as something else? Is it in our kids lunches? Where does it go??

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Posted in: Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash See in context

Re second to last paragraph...While I don't believe a child (or any human for that matter) should be denied ice cream, it's hardly a necessity comparable with medicine.

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Posted in: Australia to Depp: Fly your dogs out or we'll put them down See in context

Seriously? Even though the dogs are now in "home quarantine" (not allowed in the garden??), they could easily stick the dogs in an official quarantine shelter until he can fly them out. I don't understand why they have to be killed.

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Posted in: Drones banned in Tokyo public parks, gardens See in context

With most drones only offering 10 to 20 mins of battery time, you could probably easily find a quiet corner of the park and get your drone fix before anyone had the chance to tell you to pack up. That's what I'll be doing, anyway.

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Posted in: 2 dead cats found in Tokyo neighborhood within a week See in context

This is a twisted, sadistic, nutjob who needs picking up asap! In the meantime, keep a close eye on your kids. Oh, and yer cat, too.

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Posted in: What are the three scariest movies you have ever seen? See in context

Can't think of three but Clive Barkers Hellraiser is certainly up there.

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Posted in: 'Paris Cannibal' Sagawa reminisces over his grisly crime See in context

Wow. This specimen should be in a psychiatric facility, at best. Whether he is beyond being a public threat or not. He most certainly should not be getting media space!

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Posted in: Police arrest 3 youths over murder of Kawasaki boy See in context

Phone data aside...hopefully the police can get fingerprints and/or DNA from the scene.

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Posted in: Two 8-year-old boys drown after falling into lake at Gifu golf course See in context

Yep, that water would've been cold enough to take the fight out of probably even the most proficient of swimmers. Terrible.

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Posted in: What remedies do you recommend to hay fever sufferers to alleviate their symptoms? See in context

I've heard that taking honey before the season starts can be effective.

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Posted in: American arrested for assaulting two people on train in Yokosuka See in context

If he was on Interpols wanted list, would his passport not be flagged? If it indeed it was flagged, how did he get through immigration??

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Posted in: Japan says hostage negotiations deadlocked See in context

The pilot is ,sadly, probably long, long departed. Jordan has called ISISs bluff. They don't trust them. Would anyone?

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Posted in: Flu epidemic alert issued for all 47 prefectures See in context

Washing your hands well or periodically using one of those alcohol sprays/gels is a start and you should avoid rubbing your eyes, too. But there's little to no protection from the inconsiderate sneezers. If you wear specs there's a bit more protection from it but at the end of the day if those that feel ill would just stay home...

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Posted in: Police question NHK reporter over hoax 110 call See in context

Well, that didn't go so well.

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