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Posted in: 50 iPhone 5 handsets stolen from 2 Ibaraki stores See in context

I'm thinking they will probably be going somewhere closer, like China. Apple products do seem to increase the crime rate...

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Posted in: Ravens beat 49ers to win Super Bowl See in context

mukashiyokatta, it's the NFL national championship game. I guess you could say it is the NFL GRAND FINAL if you want, since it is the final game, and it is pretty grand.

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Posted in: Kabuki star Ichikawa Danjuro dies after leukemia fight See in context

Another blow to the Kabuki world. Two great talents in such a short time. RIP.

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Posted in: Kurosawa, 3 other Japanese filmmakers to be honored by Hollywood See in context

The passage is right Timtak. It is the Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement. So, despite the fact that Mifune was a great collaborator with Kurosawa on so many great films, he was an actor, not a writer. Those two together were great though...

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Posted in: 42-year-old Date-Krumm marches on at Australian Open See in context

Big fan. I hope she can go all the way.

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Posted in: Amazon makes MP3 catalog available to iPhone users See in context

The only real advantage is the competition. Amazon often has lower prices than iTunes, so with this competition, iTunes may also lower prices, which is good for us consumers.

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Posted in: Modern-day Hachiko waits over a week for its owner in snow and rain See in context

Don't want to say it, but I wonder if the dog was abandoned by its owner. Wish I were near Nagano.

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Posted in: The needs of early English phonetic instruction in Japan See in context

Another big problem is how Japanese students study. Often they try to use the same techniques as they use for learning kanji, rote memorization. In addition, I think too much emphasis is placed on grammar, and not enough on communication. I'm not saying that grammar shouldn't be taught. I just think that there should be less emphasis on it. Students have to think about their questions and answers too much, wondering if they've conjugated their verbs correctly or whatnot. When English speaking children are learning, they learn a lot of grammar naturally, just by using English. Oh well, I'm sure there will be a lot of posts on this never ending subject of improving how to teach English in Japan.

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Posted in: At James Bond exhibit, villains are forever See in context

I wonder if Sean Connery would be interested in playing a villain in a future Bond film, that would be pretty cool. I remember a lot of the villains, but the Bond women really stick in my mind, probably because of some of their interesting names...

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Posted in: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's world tour to start in February See in context

She's huge in Finland! I like her. Simply put, she's fun.

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Posted in: Bronze tramp See in context

The Japanese know Chaplin very well, he even visited Japan four times. But for the fact that he was watching a sumo match on May 15, 1932, he might have been assassinated alongside then Prime Minister Tsuyoshi Inukai. Young people probably know him from textbooks, and advertisements, the little tramp character is often used. Whether they know his name or not is a different story. But I do have to agree with Pamalot, the statue does not look right.

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Posted in: Company president arrested for taking video up JAL cabin attendant's skirt using pen camera See in context

Kazuma Watanabe, a forward for FC Tokyo, must be thrilled that a person with the same name has been arrested like this. Wonder if it has affected his popularity in any way... The guy who did this should be put in jail for while, and should be banned from JAL.

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Posted in: Up a pole See in context

Yeah, uh, OK...

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Posted in: Lantern runs solely on salt and water See in context

Is it good for 120 hours of use, or for just 120 hours? If the salt water is breaking down the magnesium, I guess you would have to remove the salt water when you aren't using the light, in order to preserve the magnesium, right?

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Posted in: Tens of thousands protest against Osprey deployment See in context

Haven't there been local protests in America over deployment of the Osprey in the US? I thought there was one in Hawaii, and some on the mainland as well. In both cases, I think the government decided against the deployment. Just curious, I thought I heard this on one of the newscasts. Can anyone clarify?

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Posted in: Milla Jovovich, Hugh Jackman and Kiefer Sutherland have a busy week in Tokyo See in context

Hugh Jackman and Co., were in Hiroshima?!?! Would've been fun to see the filming...

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Posted in: Spain’s La Tomatina Festival coming to Tokyo this weekend See in context

Since it is being held in Tokyo, I would bet that the produce used will not be rotten. What a waste, and why import these special festivals to a country that has so many unique festivals already? Next they'll have the running of the bulls through Yokohama...

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Posted in: My very brief fight with a yakuza See in context

Maybe he apologized and walked off because he recognized you from the 7-11...

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Posted in: Eddie Van Halen undergoes surgery; cancels Japan tour See in context

Wow, no Whiner (SNL) jokes. I hope Eddie gets well, and they are able to tour Japan nest year. I really like the new album, and am glad that Diamond Dave is back. Wish the lineup was all of the original members, but that'll probably never happen. Take your time and get healthy Eddie, we'll be here when you're ready.

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Posted in: Nadeshiko Japan win hearts in defeat See in context

The two non-calls were a factor in the win by Team USA, and it is unfortunate that the referees did not make the calls, but that is also part of the game I guess. Great match by both teams, and in general, I think that when the U.S. and Japan play, there tend to be less fouls, and the fans can really enjoy the game. Thanks Olympic Champions Team USA and World Champions Nadeshiko Japan. I hope you get business class seats on the way home!

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Posted in: Hiroshima stays top of J-League See in context

I'm glad that Hiroshima is doing so well, I hope they are the champions. I wish that the Olympic squad would have picked Sato as an overage player. They need someone who can put the ball in the net consistently. They have had so many chances in their first two games. But hey, they're winning, and I guess that's all we can ask. Congrats Hiroshima, keep it up! Go Samurai Blue!

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Posted in: Salia completes pre-album U.S. promotional tour See in context

I agree with Onniyama, I have no idea who she is, except for this recent news.

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Posted in: What do you think of the London Olympic logo? See in context

The logo is bad. The mascots are bad. I'm not too keen on the official song by MUSE, I'm sure fans may like it, but I don't think it fits in with the Olympic spirit. I am also very worried about what the opening ceremony is going to be like, with all the "real live animals" and the idyllic scene of the English countryside. I am, however, excited to see some great athletes and great sport in the coming days. I wish they would televise the Paralympics as well though.

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Posted in: Russia and China again veto Syria resolution at U.N. See in context

noriyosan73, did you catch Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land's comment? It should be UUN not UNN. LOL! I agree with your comments. There is a lot of good that the UN does, but they have a very restrictive voting policy. I think they should change it, so that if a country is not interested in participating in a resolution, they can be excluded from it. So, in this case, the 11 nations on the security council that voted yes, should go ahead with increasing the pressure on President Bashar Assad’s government, and the 2 nations that voted against it, should stand at the sidelines and not do anything.

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Posted in: Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine dead at 95 See in context

A great actor in so many great roles over the years. We can only be thankful that many of his great performances will live on in the theaters, on TV, and on DVD. Thank you Mr. Borgnine.

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Posted in: Sayuri Yoshinaga reveals secret to staying in shape in her 60s See in context

She does look very good for her age, and is a great actress. Looking forward to her new film.

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Posted in: Speed eater 'Gal' Sone announces pregnancy See in context

She isn't a speed eater like Kobayashi, she can just eat a lot. Her metabolism is incredible. I hope her husband can afford to feed her. As long as she keeps doing shows on TV where she is supposed to eat, I guess he won't have a problem. But after birth, he's going to have to make arrangements for food! Good luck to her!

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Posted in: Balotelli muscles Italy into Euro 2012 final See in context

Italy vs Spain should be a great match. Hopefully not decided by PKs.

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Posted in: K-pop concert in Hyogo canceled due to organizer's bankruptcy See in context

I agree that the concert should have sold out easily, but I wonder what the pricing was like and how easy it was to order tickets. Too bad for the fans, and the K-Pop groups involved.

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Posted in: Woman bites off bag snatcher's finger in Sapporo See in context

Good job! The missing finger will make this chinpira look like a real Yak I guess.

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