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Posted in: JAL pilot, arrested in London before flight to Tokyo, admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit See in context

Thank goodness for that bus driver! As with most such things, it is the "lowest" people who find the problems, first.

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Posted in: American man arrested for urinating on another passenger on flight to Japan See in context

1) Please stop referring to criminals, drunks, and sociopaths as "men."

Men wouldn't do such.

Just call them "males"; it's all they deserve.

2) I'm just wondering what difference it made

as to whether they knew each other!

3) At what point do airlines and airports stop selling alcohol?

What is the point of it? One multi-million dollar lawsuit

versus a $5 drink? Put the booze away, permanently.

Don't give idiots a chance to prove themselves as such.

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Posted in: Tokyo cafe offers all-you-can-eat pie See in context

With all-you-can-eat establishments seemingly on the rise,

I predict a lot of chunkier Japanese will be walking around Tokyo! ;)

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Posted in: 'Memory enhancing gum' now on sale in Japan See in context

Great article! I chuckled throughout!

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Posted in: Video shows car speeding through Shibuya’s scramble crossing filled with people See in context

This vid shows how trusting Japanese urbanites are of drivers. On a recent visit to NYC's Chinatown, it was virtually impossible to get more than one vehicle through a particular intersection, because pedestrians know they aren't going to be run over. That doesn't happen anywhere else in NYC that I've seen, except for the distracted (smartphone/texting) pedestrian, the elderly struggling to stand much less walk, tourists, and, of course, the obnoxious, holier-than-thou, egomaniacs. At least the guy in this instance slowed down before nearly running folks down! I hope this serves as a wake-up call to all, everywhere.

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Posted in: Rapper defiantly stares at eclipse, then cancels shows See in context

"Day of the Triffids"!!!

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan wonders where its customers went See in context

And this is why Japan is so much smarter than the USA! :)

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Posted in: Japan gears up for foreign visitors with new interactive vending machine See in context

I made it a rule never to buy anything with an anime octopus on the package. ;)

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Posted in: Man beaten to death after his car intercepted by gang of foreigners See in context

Execute, arrest, jail, trial, prison. In that order.

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Posted in: Miss Philippines crowned Miss Universe after host mistakenly names Miss Colombia See in context

This just in: Steve Harvey no longer hosts any contest!

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Posted in: Gifu town under fire for using busty No-Rin character to boost tourism See in context

The event is for bars, which, after having a few drinks, most men see women as little more than cartoons, so, this is an accurate depiction. ;)

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Posted in: 6 tips for learning Japanese See in context

Wakarimasu! Domo! ;)

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Posted in: Furious man attacks SoftBank's robot Pepper See in context

Wouldn't YOU like to meet a Pepper, too? (apologies to the Dr. Pepper soft drink advertising campaign, and, yes, I know it's "BE a Pepper," but, "meet" is more relevant)

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Posted in: Japanese women list top 10 lies they can spot the second a guy says them See in context

"Japanese HAVE two ways to say “I love you.”"

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Posted in: Oblivious Chinese tourists wander back into Naha airport’s departure area, causing chaos See in context

Curious that the age of the girls wasn't listed. Regardless, assuming the girls weren't terrorists, it means they didn't recognize that the area was off-limits and/or that signage was bad. It also means that there weren't sufficient sentries at those points (i.e., the breach of security is the airport's fault, not the girls'). Even in the USA, signs are few and far between in many airports, causing confusion among literate and intelligent people.

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Posted in: Talking 'Star Wars' fridge droid See in context

Now, if they could have designed it to be powered by the moving cold air or motor vibration, THEN they would have had something. Otherwise, at 43 USD, it better come with a lifetime supply of batteries! ;)

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Posted in: Osaka railway creates superhero to attract foreign tourists See in context

If y'all think this is funny, you should watch it with the closed captioning!

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 7-year jail term for man who slashed two AKB48 singers See in context

In this day and age, not having security at any public event is tantamount to disaster. 50 cm = 20". That's freaking huge, and could easily have been confiscated and/or the man turned away and/or have the police called. Ridiculous. And anyone who seeks to hurt others, especially innocents, regardless of the reason or state of mind, needs to be put away for a long, long, long, time.

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Posted in: Social networking for animals See in context

That's not a real cat! ;)

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Posted in: Seven cool things set to happen in Japan during 2015 See in context

Making English subtitles that make sense. ;)

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Posted in: Sound no barrier for 'world's fastest' pianist See in context

If one cannot hear the notes, then what is the point of playing them?

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Posted in: 40 dog carcasses found in Tochigi river See in context

I wonder if the guy who reported it had something to do with it, and felt guilty about it, as well he should.

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Posted in: Some fans love Pharrell’s 'It Girl' video; others call him a pedophile See in context

Amazing what raises peoples' ire. Gun control? Drugs? Terrorists? Infrastructure? Hunger? Gangs? This vid doesn't even make the top 20.

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Posted in: Kimono-clad princesses offer apologies for roadside construction in Kyoto See in context

I'm willing to bet that more drivers slow down for inanimate objects than they would for people holding warning flags. Sad, but, probably true.

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Posted in: 7 unbelievable jobs that actually exist in Japan See in context

Family member: "So, which side of the family are you on?" Paid guest: "The left side."

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Posted in: Grand Hyatt to host '80s disco event See in context

"The Last Dance" - - Donna Summer

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Posted in: New judo rules favor Japan at world championships See in context

Bravo on the ruling: Judo is not wrestling.

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Posted in: Snoozing here, there and everywhere See in context

This is why many undercover mass transit cops appear to be sleeping: To catch those who would prey on real sleeping people. A TV news magazine show had an episode about one such in a NYC subway, showing undercover cops on the train and platform, and it was amazing to see the criminals in action (assuming it wasn't staged, of course), some of whom looked like decent businessmen. Even more amazing were the few people who tried to help apparent drunks by getting or calling the police (when summoned, the police - - all of whom were in on the sting - - had to pretend to help the "sleeper"). It would have been more interesting to surreptitiously view real drunks/sleepers to see what might have happened.

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Posted in: Kanji skills decline in digital age See in context

So, what would “ultra-violet street fighting rays” be in Japanese? ;)

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