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Posted in: Memorial service held for victims of 2005 fatal train derailment in Hyogo See in context

I lived in Amagasaki during that time and was there on that day. Cycled there and couldn't believe my eyes. May those who lost their lives and their loved ones especially find peace.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., S Korea to exert greater pressure on N Korea See in context

The guy in the middle feels like sliced cheese in a sandwich.

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Posted in: Tour bus driver arrested for using stimulants, says he used them more than 50 times on the job See in context

JT he wasn't arrested for using stimulants more than 50 times.

Thats a misleading headline. He was arrested for using meth. He ADMITTED to using it over 50 times.

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Posted in: Confessions & Confusions: What we did to lead our foster daughter into enjoying school See in context

Hope you and your family have a great Golden Week. Keep up the good work, you made a huge difference in this child's life!

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Posted in: Japanese frantically gearing up for civil defense See in context

And who gets ¥620,000 for just their summer bonus? Is this the average guy we are talking about here?

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Posted in: Japanese frantically gearing up for civil defense See in context

It's probably more like a couple housewives who have never worked got bored of their Korean kiddie romance show, got a little paranoid over the news, and hit the downtown to buy anything anti nuclear.

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Posted in: 2 elderly women jump to their deaths on rail tracks See in context

Horrific for the driver and passengers who could see. also imagine being anywhere nearby on the platform. It's dangerous too as a lady was hit a jumper body recently and was severely injured.

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Posted in: Sirens and silence as Israel remembers Holocaust See in context

May those murdered RIP

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Posted in: U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters; Trump talks with Abe, Xi See in context

The bullies are teaming up against the other bullies...

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Posted in: Kadena residents angered by U.S. parachuting drill See in context

A little silly to be mad at the hand that protects you.

And what kind of logic is this? Who is angry? The residents?

Are they all upset or just half or a third? Aren't you supposed to report things that are somewhat factual or at least comprehendable?

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Posted in: Man arrested for living above public toilet in Oita for three years See in context

Prison would be an improvement? Who's logic is this?

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Posted in: Cabinet approval rate rises to 58.7% See in context

Lol they started calling mobile phones for the first time and that represents a step toward youth? The only kind of person who would assume that is a very old person.

Newsflash! Old and young alike have cell phones.

These verbal "gaffes" are probably deliberate "feelers" to see what kind of things they can get away with, and if saying something offensive wil actually get you more supporters.

Right now I can recall Aso telling old people to die, countless slights against women single moms, and pregnant women, and Abe posing in a 731 numbered plane.

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Posted in: TEPCO aims to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa reactors in 2019 See in context

Is it just a matter of time before they lobbying and push all the reactors back on again?

I am surprised they are still off tbh. I am really hoping that we can have an alternative source of energy, but I'm not hopeful.

These seem too big and important to be decommissioned and it's too expensive to go for another energy source. But turning them on is very political so it may be a button Abe doesn't wanna touch right now.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., S Korea foreign ministers to discuss N Korea See in context

These guys in particular are under a dictatorship, so calling them stupid is being a bit ignorant yourself. They and their families are probably under tremendous fear and pressure to be and show loyalty to their rulers. You would do the same (@just a user) if you were born there, and I've seen it firsthand.

Ossan America, perhaps they are medals for participation? :)

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Posted in: Cup Noodle gets fancy with rich abalone and oyster stew flavor See in context

Just call baloney on the abalone.

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Posted in: Japan Inc braces for labor reform See in context

I'm sure half of the "costs" they will encounter is the NEW phenomenon of paying a person for their overtime work.

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Posted in: Protective clothing no longer needed to walk near Fukushima plant See in context

So essentially they are saying that they have built a combini nearby, and everything now appears normal.

I will not be strolling around near melted cores of nuclear reactors managed by liars who are chummy with the press and government.

And the 7-11 nearby isn't gunna change my mind either.

Rating: 9 ( +13 / -4 )

Posted in: 30% of all Japan's medical diagnoses said to be mistaken See in context

I'm not a parent but I would be mortified knowing how kidz are group injected and given flu shots, fever shots, cold shots, anti future shots...for me that's just unnecessary and a profit maker, but I am no medical expert.

Personally it took several years and false diagnoses for me to get a simple situation sorted. But is that the health system here or is it simply the process of going in and renting a doctors time for 5-10 minutes.

The process is go in, wait half an hour, see the doc for 5. Then you pay for his time and his expert advice and he sends you to his buddy pharmacy.

I mean...hey what can go wrong with a 5 minute diagnosis?

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Posted in: Moritomo Gakuen applies for bankruptcy protection See in context

Good, Hopefully they go full on bankrupt and lose face and credit for everything.

Kindly leave my city of Toyonaka too while you're at it.

Its completely possible to be patriotic and support your nation, without being a nasty racist, and without polluting young minds. Out with you !

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Posted in: Japan opens up combat positions to women See in context

Viking 68

I guess you are hoping for the dark ages all over again.

You probably have never been in a war zone. Anyways interesting to know you can't differienciate between killing a man or a woman.

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Posted in: Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict See in context


You say "the state and the emperor are suppossed to serve the people, not the other way around!"

Actually in Japan we are subjects and subjective to the god like emperor and we are to serve him! Read about it.

I'm just sayin...

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Posted in: Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict See in context


I've spent a decade in the middle east growing up and lived in many 3rd world countries and several types of conflict zones. Your comparison of Japanese nationalism to ISIS is ridiculous. Have you have actually ever seen what real militarism and conflict zones are like? Or do you read about it in western media and then make judgements on that?

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Posted in: Japan, Australia to deepen ties amid N Korea tension See in context

Hopefully Japan, USA, and Australia can make a strong alliance that will keep the current status quo. Instability is what could set off war. This west JAPAN sea is now one of the more dangerous spots on earth.

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Posted in: Dentsu president questioned over alleged illegal overtime See in context

I think that being called in and named in papers and stuff is considered by higher ups to be ample "punishment" and attention called to a societal issue. However time has shown that since there is massive monetary benefits to companies who break labor laws, just apologising is not enough. Criminal charges should be filed. However that is a ball that nobody wants to start rolling.

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Posted in: Japanese leadership in a reformulated Pacific Rim trade liberalization agreement would advance the country’s cause of becoming more dominant in Asia against the rising power of China. See in context

Well we gotta make an attempt at it smithinjapan! Are we as a people suppossed to accept a sliding weaker state? Obviously economic power and a nation's ability to defend itself are linked and obviously too an extremely powerful China and weakened Japan would not bode well for us. Hopefully we get some good economic deals that lead to peaceful times. Thats one good thing about money, sometimes its too valuable to fight over it.

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Posted in: Life's illusions catching up with Japan's middle-aged 'parasite singles' See in context

Man it is tough writing anything on this website now. Capslock on their own and bugs all over.

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Posted in: Life's illusions catching up with Japan's middle-aged 'parasite singles' See in context


Yeah I am not the clearest writer for sure. I havent thought about how Japan specific it may be but obviously yes, me equating the general foreigner fresh off the boat and hooks up right away wasn't a good example and was condescending sounding! as that happens all over. But the turn of events and the circumstances seem to happen exactly the same and to so many people, that I do think theres something to it. A lot of these guys are also now divorced, pay alimony, and have a lot of bitterness towards what they feel was a loaded situation that they got wronged in.

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Posted in: Japanese heavy metal band denied U.S. entry; club cites Trump policy See in context

Silly guys, they didnt have a visa, so they are jumping on the Blame Trump Bandwagon. Blame Trump for the right things. Its easy to do since hes easy to dislike. But those who blame him for everything water down the effect.

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Posted in: Life's illusions catching up with Japan's middle-aged 'parasite singles' See in context

wtfjapan, sandiegoluv, strangerland

Sorry I didnt mean to generalize all people. This is just something I figured I'd seen so many times, its hard to ignore. Like literally over 10 times I am in bars or my home and talking to a friend who wants advice or an ear. He tells me she was awesome when dating then they got married, and she doesnt let him have any cash or a credit card, no sex or shared bed after a kid, and he has no say in the family, or no say compared to her, her mom and her dad.

I suppose after I hear about these exact issues, the sex, the money, and the cutoff from family decisions, I wonder whats going on.

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Posted in: Universal Studios in Osaka unveils world's biggest Minion area See in context

I believe I will steer clear of this horrid place full of minions! LOL Have fun in USJ today.

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