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Posted in: Rare whale meat barbecue restaurant in Osaka spreads food culture See in context

I tried it a couple of times served differently and it's not for me, so I won't bother again.

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Posted in: Are funerals growing obsolete? See in context

After putting the incense pellets in my mouth at my wife's grandfathers funeral (I could only see people from the back and thought they were reaching into a bowl and putting whatever in their mouths) then having to spit them out at the alter in front of everyone, if I die and have a funeral here I will only stipulate that all attendees have to put the incense pellets in their mouths.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl in Chiba See in context

If he actually is innocent I very much doubt he would be remaining silent in police custody.....

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Posted in: N Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Abe See in context

We must resist all this recent political chest beating cr@p that is conditioning our brains to think war is inevitable, for the sake of our children and their childrens, childrens, children.

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Posted in: 6 years sought for man caught by police using GPS without warrant See in context

Yubaru read that comment again.

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Posted in: Man convicted of severing ballet teacher's thumb appeals jail sentence See in context

I wish the court of appeal would see sense and lengthen his sentence!

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Posted in: All of Kichijoji's businesses, schools, and other community-based groups are planning events and getting the word out, aiming to keep Kichijoji the place where everyone wants to live the most. I'm hap See in context

Agree Jeff, I actually quite like Kichijoji but avoid going there on the weekends usually because of the crowds.

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Posted in: Video of passenger getting dragged off flight in Chicago sparks uproar See in context

United Airlines’ parent company CEO Oscar Munoz late Monday issued a letter defending his employees, saying the passenger was being “disruptive and belligerent.”

THIS is exactly why airline staff can be so rude to people with almost zero comeback, anything you say back to them can be twisted as being disruptive and belligerent. The guy was quite within his rights to be upset, he paid, was seated and told to get off through no fault of his own. The airline and it's staff we're quite clearly the ones being disruptive and belligerent!

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Posted in: U.S. seeks support on Syria, but big questions remain See in context

How come the US can talk about Assad being bad for dropping barrel bombs on civilians heads, when the US drops plenty of bombs on civilians of other sovereign nations? Don't take everyone else down with you again America.

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Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% by 2065 See in context

I thought the population was already quite short as is, gonna be a munchkin nation by 2065 then.

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Posted in: Global reaction mixed after U.S. attacks Syrian gov't base with cruise missiles See in context

****Jimizo - "How about allowing the Syrian ppl to decide for themselves?"

Yes, but that always throws up the possibility of electing the wrong guy and having to sanction, drone or bomb the living daylights out of them.****

So based on that theory, as a lot of people around the world think Americans elected the wrong guy, should a coalition bomb America and replace him?

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Posted in: Global reaction mixed after U.S. attacks Syrian gov't base with cruise missiles See in context

Turn the screws on him, dismantle his military, facilitate his demise and try to rebuild Syria.

Yeah because that hasn't been tried before has it and how did that work out!?

These doing the rounds is just cracking me up though. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Think of it, the Arab League doesn't want to get involved with Syria - but they want us to do their dirty work. How stupid!

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump For all of those fools that want to attack Syria, the U.S.has lost the vital element of surprise-so stupid-could be a disaster!

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Posted in: Abe brushes off fears of threats to civil rights by conspiracy bill See in context

"ordinary people won’t be subject to punishment.”

Except that when ordinary people disagree with anything the government is doing and want to make a stand, they're no longer considered ordinary citizens in the eyes of this law!

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Posted in: 41-year-old man arrested for stabbing father to death See in context

So not only did he stab his dad in the back, he let him bleed out for an hour....nice.

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Posted in: Japanese high school students fail to meet English proficiency target See in context

The education ministry should stop making excuses and go to Taiwan to see how they have managed to get such a good level of spoken English in youngsters there.

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Posted in: Woman kinder-rupted See in context

The only thing that irks my wife about our daughters yoichien is that the mums have to make certain shoe bags and other pouches from scratch.....whats the point in that?

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan face significant levels of discrimination, survey shows See in context

What I don't get about the 'Koreans' who were born and raised in Japan and only speak Japanese............why not become a Japanese citizen? Still, I too was denied accommodation a few times when I first came to Japan, because i'm a foreigner and it is pretty frustrating.

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Posted in: As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans See in context

Serrano, he can dish it out but he sure can't take it and that, I think/hope, will be his downfall.

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Posted in: What advice would you give to a man wrongly accused of groping by a woman on a crowded train? What should he do? For example, recently, some accused gropers have jumped onto the tracks to escape. See in context

I honestly have no idea what I would do in a situation where I was innocent but was being accused of groping. I hope I never find out but something is telling me I would probably leg it.

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Posted in: Is hanami in Japan actually all that fun? See in context

Yes it's fun but now I have a couple of children in tow I have to limit myself a bit! The only thing I can't stand is the blue tarps everywhere just getting binned. I dislike sitting on tarps anyway (especially when it's hot) but I just don't understand why people don't buy a comfy sheet or picnic mat that they can reuse at the beach etc.

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Posted in: Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips See in context

Hopefully they will scale back his security a bit....

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Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers See in context

I did find the mask thing a bit weird when I first came to Japan but what really freaked me out was a guy walking through a carriage on the yamanote line wearing a large backpack and a nose/mouth covering gas mask.

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Posted in: Man questioned over more than 100 bag thefts on trains in Tokyo area See in context

He was probably wearing ill fitting stolen ones.

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Posted in: It's home for some See in context

Soon to be swept away under the rug.

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Posted in: Nagoya Castle’s concrete keep to be demolished and replaced with traditional wooden structure See in context

I haven't been in Nagoya Castle so i'm not sure what it's like but I have been in the rebuilt Hiroshima Castle and it's pretty uninspiring stuff once you're in, so i'm all for this kind of thing to add to the architectural interest in these places.

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Posted in: Woman in wheelchair killed after falling onto tracks in front of train See in context

They should be able to determine from CCTV no?

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Posted in: Not my laptop! Airline passengers hit the device doldrums See in context

When I took my youngest on a flight for the first time it was to England and I had lot's of things on the IPAD I thought would keep her occupied. The IPAD actually didn't help but after about 2 or 3 hours of trying to keep a wriggling 1 year old under control she discovered the headphone plug and socket. Pulling that in and out kept her quiet for about 2 hours!

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Posted in: 5 dead, 40 injured in attack at British Parliament See in context

Thinking back to the last time I was there, the only lucky thing I can think of is that the other side of the bridge to the side that was attacked was usually busier, as there is the tube station exit and more people walking across that side to the London Eye.

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Posted in: Private info leaked from smartphones being bought, sold online See in context

Or don't use a smartphone, people got by OK without one........... just in case you forgot.

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Posted in: Japan's oldest porn queen retires -- at 80 See in context

Her teeth must pop out........

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