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Posted in: Survey shows most Japanese employees don’t like Western-style work socials See in context

As a young company slave I was intrigued as to why the 40 year old married slaves were all shunning the end of year stuff. All the chances for free booze, vulnerable ladies and general silliness! I realised Monday morning after. I am now a bit of a shunner and can completely understand the feelings above.

I do have a end of year party with the lads but nobody work-related I have to look at during the Monday meeting.

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Posted in: Radisson hotel in Mali attacked; at least 20 killed See in context

Are we, Americans, still opening a door to Syrian, Iraq, and Afgan refugees who are with no security papers?

But Obama says it's OK. He would even invite them to the White House if they build a cool clock. We must trust him.

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Posted in: Organizations tackle problem of childhood hunger in Japan See in context

16% of two-parent families are financially unable to provide enough food for their children

That number sounds wrong. I see hundreds of kids each week and I can't think of any who seem like they are underfed.

32 percent for single-parent households

That's 1/3. No way. I know some people from poor single-families but all of the kids all well-nourished. Thin yes, but Japanese kids are thin.

I'm not rubbishing the hard work of these people or their intentions but I will question those numbers any day of the week. If there is a problem with kids getting enough food, it has been well-hidden in my area - and it is not seen as an area of great prosperity.

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Posted in: Police arrest older brother of 12-year-old Kyoto student over smoking marijuana See in context

What really intrigues me is that an otherwise benign piece of news is making headlines across the country.

The TV at my gym has been running "expert" analysis of the story for the past 20 minutes.

Is there so little else going on?

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Posted in: Prince Charles in Australia, where 50% don't want him as their king See in context

However, this character has a long record of half-baked ideas, sticking his nose into politics and trying to influence politicians.

Throw in a cuckold divorce, an inability to manipulate an iphone and no idea about the future. Classic baby boomer. Bleeccch.

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Posted in: Dainty geishas make secret fast-food raids See in context

If its Kyoto, they are called geiko, not geisha.

Which is exactly what the author made clear in the second paragraph.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for taking upskirt photos of schoolgirl See in context

This headline is actually ready to go every time the JapanToday staff hit Ctrl-V. They just need to fill in "teacher" or "police officer."

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Posted in: American goes on trial for murder of woman dumped in bay See in context

Akitaya’s body was found floating..... with a concrete block attached to it.

Hmmmm...

Physics aside, this guy had no game. Should have never gotten into this situation and should have never gotten caught. Made so many amateur mistakes. Now a woman is dead and kids go fatherless.

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Posted in: Beaujolais Noveau arrives in Japan See in context

Amazing marketing. Well done to Beaujolais who manage to flog so much of this overpriced crap.

Agreed. If you want to make money, understanding the BN Japan strategy is a great case study.

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Posted in: Osaka policeman arrested for not paying taxi fare See in context

“I was drunk and don’t remember the incident. But if I really did it, I want to apologize.”

Well that wraps that one up nicely. Glad the matter was resolved promptly.

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Posted in: Japan, Turkmenistan sign deals worth $18 bil See in context

Not hearing nearly enough of Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in the news lately.

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Posted in: Survey reveals top 5 times Japanese travelers realise just how Japanese they are See in context

Being surprised when an employee couldn’t calculate the change.

??

Even after a decade of soroban lessons, the average cashier in Japan would be lost without the register or ubiquitous calculator.

And no, it isn't to reassure the customer they are getting the right change, they really can't do double digit subtraction in their heads.

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Posted in: Waiting for Biden: Impatience about 2016 takes chaotic turn See in context

Only Biden can beat Trump.

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Posted in: Japan Inc supports bringing in low-skilled foreign labor: poll See in context

I do not see where the need is for low wage workers

LOL how about every single company on the planet.

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Posted in: Two simple reasons a Republican will likely win in 2016 See in context

Trump can't lose the GOP nomination from here unless a major crime he committed is uncovered. That's the reality. Mitt Romney will still try his luck and will get a lot of support but the Trump circus is only going to get bigger.

Only Biden can beat Trump. Hilary can't beat Trump.

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Posted in: Murdoch apologizes for saying Obama was not 'real black president' See in context

Really, but it says on the clock "Can't wait until Obama's gone!"

If it were to be made by a Sudanese migrant named Mohamed - cult members would be fund the Obama Presidential Museum with its sales.

What will be in the Obama Museum? A watered down constitution? A set of golf clubs? Michelle's beard razor? A screwed up March Madness basketball bracket? A beaten up copy of Roads To Freedom? An unearned Nobel Peace Prize? Hilary's framed resignation letter?

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Posted in: Murdoch apologizes for saying Obama was not 'real black president' See in context

Can you tell us how black men should walk, talk, live and be educated?

Sure. Not on this forum however. My advice is not free.

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Posted in: Murdoch apologizes for saying Obama was not 'real black president' See in context

Obama is half-white, walks, talks and lives like a white man. Was educated like one, was raised by white people and even lives in a White House. He is as black as Tiger Woods - which is not black. Black is more than a skin tone.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually assaulting junior high school girl in park toilet See in context

even in safety Japan its not as safe as people think

Actually, Japan is safer than most people think.

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Posted in: Doctor punches patient in stomach after his third visit to ER in one night See in context

“there should be no violence under any circumstances”

Nah. Violence is the international language that idiots are fluent in. A quick and forceful conversation with them is the best way for them to get the message.

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Posted in: Obama, Putin clash over differences on Syria See in context

Obama's speech was a obnoxious, weak speech that sounded like something a Freshman blurted out after putting the bong down. I couldn't listen for more than 20 minutes before my eyes hurt from rolling. It was excruciating.

Another ineffectual, forgettable speech to add to his long list.

The rest of the world sees him as a loser whose term can't end soon enough.

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Posted in: What do Japanese men think about dating foreign women? See in context

Japanese men seem to me to be in awe or afraid of foreign women because of their openness and strength

Two things that aren't attractive in a woman.

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Posted in: What do Japanese men think about dating foreign women? See in context

That is a far, lonely cry from the over 12 times a month the average Greek has sex.

No wonder their economy is in the hole. Heh.

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Posted in: Pope mingles with high and low during New York visit See in context

refuse to let in much-needed taxpayers

Taxpayers aren't a problem. Illegal immigrants with a thirst for violence, a hatred of their hosts and a tendency to remain for decades on public welfare? Big problem.

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Posted in: Japanese men reveal 10 times they fell in love with their wives all over again See in context

"When she gives me a spontaneous hug for no apparent reason, just because"

Men don't need it.

"When I see how much effort she puts into raising my children"

LOL

"When she looks the best she can even though she's now in her sixties"

See number 3.

"When she tries a new recipe and it comes out totally wrong, so we laugh, chuck it and order in pizza"

No. Number 1 trumps that.

"When she sits up all night holding my son's head because he is sick"

Nah. That's standard.

"She makes me the center of her universe"

Boom! Nailed it.

And as for depth, I'm about as deep as an ice-cream scoop. Treat me like a king and then I will treat you like my queen.

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Posted in: Japanese men reveal 10 times they fell in love with their wives all over again See in context

Anyone else notice that the top 3 are all about her looking good and focusing all her attention on him?

Correct!

If you want to write an article entitled, "How to get your man to fall OUT of love with you" - do the opposite to the Top 3.

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Posted in: Japanese men reveal 10 times they fell in love with their wives all over again See in context

Take note of the Top 3.

Feed your man things he likes, look after him when he is feeling poorly and look good.

Rinse, repeat. Keep your man happy and the rest of the household (and community) get the benefits. Let's do it!!

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Posted in: American Muslims fear a new wave of Islamophobia See in context

Racist, angry, old, tired, almost exclusively white, regressive and just plain stupid.

Stereotyping is bad. But against white people it is fine.

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Posted in: Republicans want to broaden appeal; candidates hurt effort See in context

So bass, what do you think the GOP should do to attract more minorities and women?

That's easy. Stop trying to attract minorities and women.

Start winning back white working-class men and the rest of America will follow with enthusiasm. Trying to attract minorities and women is folly for the GOP. Hasn't worked for decades and never will.

Start concentrating on winning. Stop apologising and grovelling to the left. Stop playing defence and stop allowing progressive cowards the idea they have some kind of moral authority.

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Posted in: Refugees spurn France in search for better life See in context

Interesting that the wonderfully generous unemployment and welfare benefits offered by Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Switzerland and Finland aren't mentioned. France doesn't crack the Top 10 in terms of generous benefits.

That is just a coincidence of course. The last thing that these refugees would worry about are unemployment benefits. Why, most of them wouldn't even know what unemployment benefits are and how good they are in North-West Europe. And how they aren't that good in France.

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