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Posted in: Man arrested for forcing 1-year-old daughter to sit on kerosene heater See in context

This man will be back home hating his daughter for this humiliation. I hope some authority will follow up.

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Posted in: 'Frozen'-inspired bra changes color when you’re near a friend See in context

I wonder if they make jock straps.

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Posted in: Tokyo court rules that hotels must pay NHK fees according to the number of rooms with TVs See in context

How does funding NHK compare with funding BBC?

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Posted in: Bus driver arrested for attempting to kiss female passenger See in context

Buss driver.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 5-year-old daughter of de facto wife See in context

It is disturbing that anyone, especially the police, believe that this child's injuries will heal in about a week. "Gambatte?"

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Posted in: Video showing convenience store workers being forced to kowtow to thugs leads to one arrest See in context

Would the police have come? I doubt it.

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Posted in: American man arrested over theft of car with children in back seat See in context

Wouldn't they have Dude's fingerprints?

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Posted in: Foreigners reveal when they felt they really 'got this whole Japan thing' See in context

Waiting for the signal to turn blue. Hurrying to get the videos back by 25:00. Asking a student to speak in a big voice. When these events no longer made me feel "other."

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Posted in: Police officers forced to eat 15 burgers at a time to toughen them up See in context

Wait! MOS Burger or McDonalds?

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Posted in: Why Japanese TV shows have become boring See in context

I rarely watch Japanese tv for many of the reasons discussed in the article. This was a good article that, frankly, most people that watch J-tv could have written. There's something about people trying so hard to sound like the expected persona that wearies me. I sometimes like the NHK 15 minute dramas- I liked "Carnation." I like, though seldom watch, the NHK Sunday singing contest show. That's real.

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Posted in: Bandai Sushi figures See in context

No Spam sushi?

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Posted in: 10 little-known rules for eating Japanese food See in context

The origin of "itadakimasu" was lifting one's rice bowl above one's head as a display of humility. One common practice I don't like in Japan is children and fathers demanding "okawari" whenever they want Okaasan to fetch them more rice.

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Posted in: Tokyo police take 13 underage girls into custody for 'JK walking' See in context

Girls were arrested for walking? And then they were marched to the police station?

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Posted in: Fukushima water tanks: leaky and built with illegal labor See in context

Thank you Reuters for this article.

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Posted in: Elderly people's manners increasingly deplorable See in context

When was Japan famous for respecting the elderly?

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Posted in: Beaujolais Nouveau goes on sale across Japan See in context

Perhaps part of the appeal is that most Japanese people can pronounce "Beaujolais" with confidence. Anyway, when I was much younger, I was happy to drink Boones Farm, Annie Greenspring and Ripple. Beaujolais Nouveau is a gateway wine.

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Posted in: Girls bar owner arrested for employing middle school students See in context

Are the penalties legal?

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Posted in: 10 things Japan gets awesomely right See in context

I like the fruit here. Biwa, tsudachi, persimmons, buntan, many kinds of grapes, expensive perhaps, but we can afford to splurge. We buy a lot of produce at JA. It's cheaper fresher and grown locally. Also, another thing Japan got right: my wife!

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Posted in: Maid cafe robber gets away with Y130,000 in Akihabara See in context

What is a "maid cafe" ?

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Posted in: Man shot after being mistaken for a deer in Shizuoka See in context

A few years ago, a girl washing dishes in her kitchen was mistaken for a bear and shot. Hunters were ridding the countryside of rampaging bears. Must of worked- I haven't seen any bear stories on the news recently and the dirty dishes keep on piling up.

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Posted in: Japanese women list their foreign husbands’ odd behavior See in context

Yes, niku jaga is similar to beef and potato dishes from other countries except it's made with fish broth and sugar.

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Posted in: World's longest-running cartoon 'Sazae-san' to go digital See in context

I liked the books of the early Sazae San cartoon strips that were translated into English.

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