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Posted in: Woman dies after heavy-set police officer sits on her See in context

"The officers attempted to subdue the woman for 20 minutes when finally they got her one the ground". "One the ground". Sure that shouldn't be "on"?

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Posted in: Abe defends ministers' visit to Yasukuni shrine See in context

James - They don't, but if Germany had war memorials paying specific homage to Goring, Hess, Speer etc, and Angela Merkel was making it a point to make a trip to that memorial every year, then I think it would definitely be a talking point in Europe.

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Posted in: Microsoft to unveil new generation Xbox in May See in context

Yeah, I guess we are too gullible thinking that an article title being about an Xbox would actually be about the new Xbox for the most part.

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Posted in: Businessman suspected of slashing up to 1,000 tires in effort to meet women See in context

Another Japanese guy taking advantage of a slashed rubber with girls...

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Posted in: Actress Lisa Goto trades legacy of sports drink commercials for career in porn See in context

Dutchduck - except for Julia, of course.

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Posted in: Japan soccer coach gets wish for tougher competition See in context

I had to read the article twice to make sure it didn't mention the actual ranking of Uruguay. They are 19th in the world, as far as I know.

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Posted in: Noriko Sakai makes first television appearance since drugs scandal See in context

Do the band appear in the commercial at all, or are they just relying on Sakai's pulling power to get people to buy the CD?

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Posted in: Japan comic superhero returns to save 'birthplace' See in context

Has Messi and Torres ever said that Captain Tsubasa was their inspiration? I see it mentioned in Japanese blogs and on sites that Tsubasa has been the inspiration for almost every world famous footballer, but never read quotes or heard people say it.

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Posted in: N Korea threatens U.S. bases in Japan, Guam See in context

while talking = if they talk he= the

Dammit I'm sleepy today. Sorry about that.

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Posted in: N Korea threatens U.S. bases in Japan, Guam See in context

Here's hoping that Japan is considering the DPRK abductees while talking about defence/strikes against he country. Or have abductions been put on the backburner for now as there's something else to rally around?

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Posted in: 10 drivers to be charged over 2011 pileup involving 8 Ferraris and a Lamborghini See in context

Narcissists equalling people who earn more money than the police spokesman asked for a quote, I'm assuming.

Should have been on the Wangan. That Ferrari might have been able to get close to 320 on there, as long as it's dry.

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Posted in: Tsunami-hit towns still barren See in context

Wait... you're saying Okinawa's had money spent on its roads? Apart from the 58? Got to try and find them somewhere.

They should have taken the IOC members to these places to see how Japan has recovered and deserves the Olympics.

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Posted in: Police sergeant arrested on underage sex charge See in context

More like sounds like he didn't pay her enough.

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Posted in: Torre ready to manage Team USA in World Baseball Classic See in context

"discipline, the motivation, the fact that Japan takes this event seriously..."

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Posted in: Okinawan gov't complains after PET water bottle falls from Osprey See in context

Maybe the canteen fell out after the Osprey had to do emergency maneuvers avoiding the kites that protesters are flying up to get caught up in the MV-22's blades and therefore prove it's not safe.

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Posted in: Japan releases captain, crew of Chinese fishing boat See in context

So have they been charged or not yet?

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Posted in: Abe shrugs off global criticism over latest stimulus steps See in context

Next comes the comment that it's a domestic issue, and shouldn't be something that other countries should concern themselves with.

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Posted in: Abe in Thailand See in context

100 yen says Abe asked where her husband, the Prime Minister, was.

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Posted in: Rice grown in Miyagi contains more than double legal limit of radioactive cesium See in context

I'm guessing the farmers have just been assured they'll be able to relabel their rice as coming from somewhere else, or mix it with cleaner rice from another area so the average is below the legal limit, and then sell it.

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Posted in: Abe orders stronger surveillance near disputed isles See in context

JohnBecker - Agree with most of that except it would definitely be described as "regrettable" in an official statement.

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Posted in: Business community has high hopes for 'Abenomics' See in context

Should be noted the Yen had weakened against the US Dollar before the election; slightly different from what was insinuated in the article. Also, I keep hearing that experts in Japan are welcoming Abe being back, but the only direct quotes I've seen are from experts warning of caution in the months ahead.

Got to love Kanno's mentality. Why try and be great when we could be average or below and I could remain in my job?

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Posted in: Panel contradicts Tohoku Electric on whether faultine is active See in context

The panel's findings will be described as "regrettable" and nothing will change.

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Posted in: U.S. Marine gets 4 years for sexually assaulting woman in Okinawa See in context

Bet he's wishing he was a drunk Japanese salaryman right now.

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Posted in: Company manager arrested for trying to kiss job applicant during interview See in context

Neversubmit - whether it's a serious offence depends, I think, on the nationality of alleged criminal and victim.

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Posted in: Rocket launch is to mark anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death: ex-sushi chef See in context

Well who are we to argue with a defence and military expert like the sushi chef?

Wait... what?

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Posted in: Kameda beats Ruiz to keep WBA bantamweight title See in context

timeon - I think you are the first person to mention the nationality of the judges in these comments.

Well, Kameda's had 2 fights out of his 29 pro fights out of Japan (in Mexico), so that's something. More than his brother's done anyway. A quick scan of Wikipedia (not the most accurate source, but boxing's not the most accurate sport) showed that the current WBC champions at all weight divisions have fought 40% of their fights outside of their home countries, Kameda and Takashi Uchiyama aside. Those have done so 4.2%.

Doesn't show the fights since they became champion (could work that out later), but it does show on the whole people, even champions, are willing to fight and take people on outside their home country.

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Posted in: Kameda beats Ruiz to keep WBA bantamweight title See in context

Japan boxer beats challenger by decision in Japan. No huge surprises there.

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Posted in: Men who use trains on dates: Please stay single See in context

If you're contacting the girl to arrange a date by Twitter, you don't deserve to be dating anyway.

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Posted in: Trekkies See in context

It opens worldwide in May, which I'm assuming means Japan should have it by the end of summer.

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Posted in: Japan in 2030: A country from which families have disappeared See in context

The middle-aged salaryman comes home mid-evening? What about the hostess he's funding and seeing, causing him to get home late and drunk? She definitely needs to get mentioned in Japan's cosy image.

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