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Posted in: Facebook chief wants 'more active' gov't role regulating internet See in context

Just want to say: rocketpanda has answered the question. ^

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Posted in: Afternoon viewing See in context

...OK, unless it's just some dude who got his mates to help him.

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Posted in: Afternoon viewing See in context

It's almost great.

Considering the effort put into the costumes it just seems such a shame that whoever is providing this service didn't think to invest in a more traditional choice of watercraft and wooden oars.

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Posted in: KDDI's internal probe finds unpaid overtime worth ¥670 mil See in context

Hi stepoutsidethebox; just going to throw an opinion out here!

This idea of allowing yourself to work beyond the terms of your contract is not a 'bargaining chip'.

It's just you doing volunteer work, (which if you are happy to do is no problem.)

Understand that and you'll be fine.

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Posted in: Gov't held secret meetings in 2005 about allowing females to ascend throne, documents show See in context

TIJToday 07:12 pm JST

The main god of the Shinto religion is a GODDESS. Why not have an Empress of Japan?

Not to say I really know or disagree with with your sentiment, but this may have something to do with it?

(Your post made me do a quick wiki,,,,)

According to the Kojiki,[23]Amenominakanushi (天御中主 "All-Father of the Originating Hub", or 天之御中主神 "Heavenly Ancestral God of the Originating Heart of the Universe") is the first kami, and the concept of the source of the universe according to theologies.[24][25] In mythology, he is described as a "god who came into being alone" (hitorigami), the first of the zōka sanshin("three kami of creation"), and one of the five kotoamatsukami ("distinguished heavenly gods").[24]

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Posted in: 'Which hairstyle makes a woman look good at her job?' asks Japanese survey See in context

LOL, Hey Japan, 1952 called; they want their survey back!

No wonder so many companies have middle management filled with incompetent people.

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Posted in: Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees See in context

Oh come on.

I really enjoy the small community I have on this platform. But the behavior of Facebook, although having no perceivable effect on me, (thankfully I only use it more like 'Memebook') is just obnoxious.

Big thumbs down...AGAIN!

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Posted in: Horror manga master Junji Ito to publish first artbook; exhibition to be held in Tokyo See in context

Lol at the above comment. That's just weird.

Can't wait to see this exhibition!

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Posted in: Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate See in context

Yes,

they must must be eggxaggerating.

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Posted in: 'Simpsons' producers pull iconic Michael Jackson episode See in context

I don't in any way condone 'Bad' (excuse the pun) behavior, but have we really come to this?

Are we really going to start removing a LOT of art from galleries around the world because the creators were suspect?

How much Art will remain in the world if we retrospectively remove it all?

I'm not trying to diminish the claims of those involved. I'm just wondering if morality trumps (for want of a better word) creativity not related to offenses that may have occured outside the realm of artistic expression?

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Posted in: UK, Japanese scientists study radioactive Fukushima particles See in context

Lol...they may as well have used a picture of a Hamburger without explanation.

For those like me....One microsievert is even less radiation than what one would receive from a typical dental x-ray, which emits about 10 microsieverts

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Posted in: Ghosn case makes Japan's 'hostage justice' system more visible See in context

"Each country has its own culture and systems," said Shin Kukimoto, a deputy public prosecutor, at a news conference in December. "I'm not sure it's right to criticize other systems simply because they are different."

The prosecutors were manipulated by big business to turn an internal matter into a public one. Now the entire justice system is under scutiny, and all he can say in it's defense is essentially 'Japan is unique.'

As I've always maintained I don't care if Goshn is proven to be guilty of crimes, the systematic prolonged detention of 'some' suspects has to change.

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Posted in: Yokohama ranks as most desirable city for living in Kanto for 2nd year in a row See in context

No. No, please No. Nooooo.

I live in one of these spots.

Ignore this list...Don't move here! Please move to the country side! We have enough people!

Hahahaha.

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Posted in: Japan looks to allow NHK to start simultaneous online streaming See in context

No, your TV, PC and phone have the potential to receive the broadcasts so you are obliged to pay.

You are not yet obliged to open the door to collectors though.

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Posted in: Trump says Cohen hearing may have contributed to North Korea summit failure See in context

Hahaha...Trump is amazing isn't he? I mean I respect that at least he didn't inflame the situation with NK, but really? Cohen hearing interfered? What's that shadow on the horizon Mr.T...

Impeachment is coming.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven store owners submit request for shorter business hours See in context

So....7/11 is essentially putting him out of business and closing the franchise. (unless 17 million is not an issues for store owners....is it?)

Makes sense I guess. Lol.

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Posted in: Pakistan shoots down 2 Indian air force planes; carries out strikes in Kashmir See in context

Great.

Trump might actually cool N.K.s and these buffoons decide to kick on.

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Posted in: Starbucks to open 4-story high-end roastery cafe in Tokyo See in context

Well planned, opens just in time for Cherry Blossom season with all the hundreds of people who visit this area.

And yeah, it looks very cool.

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Posted in: Gov't to conduct body scanning experiment at subway station in Tokyo See in context

"A small price to pay. Once they find an efficient and effective system, then everyone will be happy. Or would people prefer the alternative?"

The alternative you are talking about is to continue life as normal. I prefer that.

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Posted in: Does U.S. President Donald Trump deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? See in context

Does Donald Tru....BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Posted in: Ghosn's new lawyer takes aim at Nissan and prosecutors See in context

GoodlucktoyouToday 02:04 pm JST

If your guilty...attack or admit it. Depends on your ego and stashed money.

What about if you believe you are innocent?

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Posted in: Transgender woman hits bureaucratic brick wall in Japan See in context

It's pretty simple I think.

Just let people live the life they want to.

The absolute last thing we need is Government trying to tell us not only 'How' to be but also, 'Who' to be.

Just stamp the papers and fill in the required forms already.

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Posted in: Uniqlo’s new 'communist dictator' jacket has Japanese commenters confused and snickering See in context

This is great! It should become the 'compulsory human leisure uniform' and then we can put those little surveillance robots everywhere....UTOPIA!!

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Posted in: Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nuclear weapons program See in context

Of course Trump is in no rush!

1: NK have The Bomb and a delivery system. That's all they needed, and they have it.

2: Trump is into the garden/lanscaping phase of his retirement. Stay active, and build a nice fence around the yard. A beautiful fence!

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Posted in: Sharp's new lineup of small humanoid robots to go on sale See in context

Have to agree with everyone here.

coming soon to a CNN banner ad 'This electronic device is taking Japan by storm!' The official dying ground of useless plastic gadjets.

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Posted in: NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people’s doorsteps See in context

Edit; I wish I'd understood* what he said!!

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Posted in: NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people’s doorsteps See in context

LOL about the threat letters and some of the stories in here.

For the first time we had the NHK idiots hanging around our neighborhood a little while ago. I happened to have the day off, and was heading out when they rang on my downstairs neighbors door (Japanese guy), introduced themselves and he chewed them out extremely aggressively and finished with a door SLAM!

A few bumbling apologies to a closed door, and they were out of there! Hahaha...I so wish I'd heard what he said!

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Posted in: Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize See in context

It's weird behavior.

If you did it...Own it.

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Posted in: Abe nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi See in context

Total. Loss. Of. Face.

But it makes sense...that's how Japanese business rolls these days.

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Posted in: Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize; says Abe nominated him for it See in context

BlacklabelToday 06:03 pm JST

he doesn’t deserve it - he won’t get it- he gets it- well it’s not important they gave it to Obama for doing nothing- look! Russia!

Wow. You've even gone so far as to mimicking how your leader speaks...with text.

That's pretty fanatical.

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