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Posted in: A dash of bugs with that? Insect-topped noodles sell out in Tokyo See in context

Interesting... I would return my plate to the kitchen if it had a bug.

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Posted in: Parents arrested for abusing 5-year-old son with frying pan, saw See in context

I hope to God these kids find happiness someday....

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Posted in: Petition to boycott Netflix adaptation of 'Death Note' reaches Japan See in context

donkusaiAPR. 04, 2017 - 10:03PM JST

In the end, TV and movies are made for a target audience. Every nation does this. To be overly defensive on behalf of one particular country, or one particular story, reeks of hypocrisy. If you don't want to watch this particular version of this particular series, then you're probably not the target audience. Get over it. Just another #weakonlinewhingefest.

Exactly. America's audience is still predominantly white... but in America, people complain about anything and everything, so that's what we have here.

Honestly, this movie doesn't rely on any racial issues as part of the story (ie. any movie based on slavery or racism, or even colonization), so I honestly wouldn't care what color the characters are... hopefully, fans of the original Death Note will be able to see beyond that, and watch the movie objectively.

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

Strange thing about the homeless in Japan; I've never seen them begging for money on the streets... don't know if it's the law, or if it's just pride...

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Posted in: Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1 bil in U.S. See in context

smithinjapanFEB. 28, 2017 - 06:56AM JST

The usual apologists will be on soon to claim it's an American-led persecution and Takada is an upstanding company that has done nothing wrong...

I feel pity for Takata because of the fact that they are guilty of a pretty terrible crime that resulted in the loss of lives. Does that make me an "apologist"? And BTW, the pity I feel is not for those who were directly responsible for the issues at hand, but for the tens of thousands of Takata executives, employees and their families who had no idea what was happening.

biculturalFEB. 28, 2017 - 11:19AM JST

Good. That's what happens when you hide / falsify data and your products KILL people. Hope Takata burns.

I envy the simple outlook you have on things... did you read my comment above?

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Posted in: Infant’s body with umbilical cord attached found in bag in Tokyo See in context

tmarieFEB. 17, 2017 - 09:47AM JST

How about your educate yourself first? It takes a female AND a male to make a baby. There is contraceptive available for men if you didn't know.

You're absolutely right, in the case of your average girl and boy relationship. But you have to admit that some cases of unwanted pregnancies (I'm assuming this was an unwanted pregnancy because she didn't go to the hospital) are related to "Escort girls" or "Massage girls", in which case, a condom would be a must-have item for the girls to carry, not that it's the girls' sole responsibility, but that it's a professional obligation, just in case the male client does not provide a suitable contraceptive.

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Posted in: Infant’s body with umbilical cord attached found in bag in Tokyo See in context

sensei258FEB. 17, 2017 - 06:29AM JST

Wrong, when a person acts with "reckless disregard" (like throwing a newborn out in the trash, and don't give me that "maybe it was stillborn" crap.) and that action results in a death, then it IS murder.

I absolutely agree... but where in the article does it say that the act of throwing this newborn in the trash resulted in death?

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Posted in: 18-year-old youth arrested for killing his mother See in context

Not to blame the parents, but.... actually, I blame the parents.... not for the murder that the kid committed, but for doing a poor job in raising him.

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Posted in: Infant’s body with umbilical cord attached found in bag in Tokyo See in context

More education please... why don't these girls believe in contraceptives? Pregnancy, STD's...

I see the regular group of posters as always are jumping to the conclusion that the mother killed the baby. I know that abandoning a still-born is irresponsible, but not the same as killing a new-born. Point being, no one knows what really happened.

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Posted in: Parents sue hospital over death of 2-year-old son following surgery See in context

SenseNotSoCommonFEB. 15, 2017 - 03:01PM JST

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians?

Too much speculation and not enough facts?

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Posted in: Mother killed, 1-year-old son injured after being hit by truck; driver arrested See in context

I wonder if idiots like this are actually banned to ever get their license again... you would hope so.

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed Japan’s auto market is closed. Japan has rejected that claim, saying it does not impose tariffs on U.S. auto imports nor put up discriminatory non-ta See in context

JeffLee: The Chicken tax was initially Lynden Johnson's retaliation of France and West Germany's ban on American chicken. The income from the tariffs imposed on dextrin, potato starch, brandy, AND light trucks were supposed to off-set the loss in export sales of chicken. It was later revealed that Johnson included light trucks in the retaliatory tariff for political gain by answering to the UAW's demand to curtail the strong sales of imported Volkswagen trucks.

So yes, the Chicken tax was meant to protect the Detroit 3 as you say, and that is exactly why I think it's absurd in this day and age with global trade, AND when Trump points his finger at Japan for allegedly trying to "protect" its auto industry when the US has been doing it since the 60's and continues to do so today.

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Posted in: Nestle unveils sushi-shaped KitKats, Valentine sweets at new Ginza Chocolatory See in context

Just in time for the 2 biggest scams of the Japanese chocolate industry: Giri choco, and White Day!

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed Japan’s auto market is closed. Japan has rejected that claim, saying it does not impose tariffs on U.S. auto imports nor put up discriminatory non-ta See in context

When all is said and done, Trump fails to look at his own country's policies before barking at others. The U.S. has several tariffs in place to tax imports for one reason or another.... one of those reasons being as absurd as any tax out there: the Chicken Tax.

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed Japan’s auto market is closed. Japan has rejected that claim, saying it does not impose tariffs on U.S. auto imports nor put up discriminatory non-ta See in context

M3: I'm pretty sure that all vehicles in Japan have to go through inspection every 2 years... not just foreign cars.

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Posted in: Man attacks woman, steals her underwear as she walks home See in context

......I'm really at a loss for words........

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Posted in: Starbucks posts disappointing sales growth See in context

Over-priced coffee.

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Posted in: Man attacks Muslim airline employee at JFK, telling her 'Trump will get rid of all of you' See in context

This is one incident that Trump MUST tweet about... and publicly condemn. Anybody know if he did?

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Posted in: Do you think that U.S. President Donald Trump can unify his country, in view of the massive protests against him and his disputes with mainstream media? See in context

I'm with Sangetsu. Even though I voted "no", and this poll so far shows 71% "no", Trump has proven people wrong before. No one thought that he could become President, so just because "a lot of people" don't think he can unify the U.S., doesn't mean he can't. BTW, how do you measure "unification"?

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Posted in: Samsung: Batteries only problem with fire-prone Note 7s See in context

Bogva: I completely agree with you.

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Posted in: Buffeted by change, U.S. auto workers resigned to uncertainty See in context

Gilliken also expressed frustration with southern US states, where foreign auto makers such as Volkswagen have opened factories to take advantage of an anti-union environment where they can impose lower salaries.

...as opposed to what? Bloated salaries?

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Posted in: Park employee didn’t collect admission fees from 160,000 foreigners over 2 1/2 years because one scared him See in context

I don't believe him either. He pocketed the ticket sales, deleted the records thinking his plan was foolproof, and when they confronted him saying that sales from 160,000 tickets were missing, he came up with the "foreigner" story because it would be harder to back-track for evidence whether or not those 160,000 foreigners paid or not, because those "foreigners" are more than likely long gone. They should search his house or check his bank account.

I know, I know, just speculation, but if I were running a business where one of my employees lost $320,000, I would want to get to the bottom of the story regardless if he's 70 y.o. or not....

....actually, IMO this guy should be punished to the full extent of the law, regardless of his age, AND regardless of the supposed reason.

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Posted in: Proponents of the Integrated Resort Promotions Bill that would legalize casinos in Japan say casinos will help revive Japan’s stagnant economy, generating hundreds of billions of yen worth of investme See in context

Aly Rustom: I think you have a very good point, however, as others have pointed out, Japan already has MANY gambling facilities... just not in the form of a casino.

They've made their decision many years ago to throw away social and moral values over money (with pachinko, horse racing, etc.), and now they're just trying to decide if they want to go "all the way".

Personally, I think that casinos and any gambling facility should have to give up 25% of its sales to the city or town they operate in. At least then, they would be contributing something to the community.

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Posted in: Samsung to announce cause of Galaxy Note 7 fire on Jan 23 See in context

You can bet they'll blame it on design flaw or supplier's manufacturing error.

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Posted in: APA hotel chain under fire over book denying Rape of Nanking See in context

IMHO, the best thing to do with idiots like this, is to ignore them. With all of this attention, I wouldn't be surprised if their hotel AND book sales hit an all-time high now.

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Posted in: Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion See in context

Ahhh, Netflix... the Blockbuster killer... and soon to be the Tsutaya killer?

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Posted in: Man arrested for fatally stabbing father in Saitama See in context

Please forgive me, but as I read this article, I noticed an advertisement for Japanese knives (Kamata?) directly beside it (big picture of two knives).... terrible incident though.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't defends Toyota after Trump broadside over Mexican plant See in context

MarkXJAN. 07, 2017 - 07:47AM JST

So Toyota was going to screw over Canada by pulling the jobs from there and relocating to Mexico, then to sell in the US.

Not true. Why would you assume they are "pulling jobs" without even knowing the facts?

Once Corolla production begins in Mexico in 2019, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) will transform its Cambridge, Ontario North Plant to switch from producing Corollas to mid-sized, higher-value vehicles, marking Toyota’s first major reinvestment in the plant since it opened in 1997. Toyota will also make significant new investments over several years in TMMC’s assembly plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario to implement TNGA modifications, maintaining the facilities’ importance as a strategic manufacturing hub.


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Posted in: No. of traffic fatalities in 2016 falls below 4,000 for first time in 67 years See in context

Cleo: Thanks for the grammatical correction.

I will make fewer mistakes in the future!

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Posted in: No. of traffic fatalities in 2016 falls below 4,000 for first time in 67 years See in context

The number went down. That's good. Whatever negative spin you put on it, there were less deaths.

Driving conditions are completely different from North America or Europe, so comparing apples to oranges is not very realistic IMHO.

Some are commenting that the death rate is low because of high population density and lower speed limits... OK, so then are you admitting that if the population density stayed the same and they raised the speed limits, there would be more deaths? In which case, the speed limits are theoretically ideal as they are.

Many others mention lack of education, but I am not sure if they realize how much driver education each native Japanese person has to receive before acquiring their license. If anything, I believe it's lack of enforcement.

Driving is not perfect in Japan, but if you are aware and conscious of the unique dangers of driving in Japan (what to look out for), then I think you can prevent dying in an accident for the most part. Just like in any other country.

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