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Posted in: 2 yakuza members arrested for stealing food See in context

Pretty sad to be being bullied at 59 years old.

Shoplifting and committing crimes and being arrested for your little gang's boss...ridiculous.

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Posted in: Japanese women sound off on line separating male friend and boyfriend See in context

This is a strangely written article.

If the number one rule to go by in distinguishing friend from boyfriend is sex, then rules seven to six are pretty much contradictions.

Things like holding hands or being in the same room are completely harmless, UNLESS you are attracted to someone and are doing those yummy things to get closer to them.

Not hanging out, not making others happy, being jealous...

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Posted in: Newlywed Rei Kikukawa’s husband in hot water over multiple affairs, out-of-wedlock children See in context

To you of you who seem to be so impressed with him...

Whats the big deal about sleeping with and cheating on people, taking advantedge of minors, and fathering multiple children?

Last I checked those things are easy!

Its harder to be faithful, keep your mind in check, and lead a responsible life isn't it?

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Posted in: 'Conspiracy' bill clears lower house with ruling bloc support See in context

They can hammer home in no time a bill about expanding their powers.

And when it comes to keeping the population from collapsing, helping your women help their children, or companies that kill people....

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Posted in: Kyoto University gets billed for using Bob Dylan lyrics in speech See in context

@Dan Lewis

B'z didn't break any laws.

"Buurowingu iinza wiindo" cannot be confused with Bob Dylan's Blowin in the Wind.

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Posted in: Ousted S Korean leader Park goes on trial See in context

Well Korea puts us to shame in the justice department.

I can't recsll the last time a politician or public servant was actually punished here beyond a bow and twirl and a suspended sentence.

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Posted in: Gov't considers splitting school holidays to ease travel congestion See in context

This won't be changed until people have a better work / life balance here.

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Posted in: Gov't considers splitting school holidays to ease travel congestion See in context

Does this mean another public holiday? Sounds good to me.

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Posted in: Police arrest 6 suspects over massive gold bar theft in July See in context

They had all the info for a perfect inside job.

They knew they had bought it the day before and where they were going to have it the next day.

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Posted in: Ex-ASDF chief Tamogami found guilty over illegal payments to campaign staff See in context

It must be great to be assured of no punishment no matter what you do.

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Posted in: Hate speech rallies nearly halved 1 year after law's enactment See in context

I highly doubt it's that number.

35 demonstrations for the whole year that's it?

I can count like 10 times the Black trucks gathered outside the Korean Embassy in Osaka this year, and the things they were saying would be called hate speech.

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Posted in: SoftBank-Saudi high-tech Vision Fund raises $93 bil See in context

When I went to change my softbank phones recently, they asked me all sorts of inappropriate questions on their "forms".

I had to answer these questions asking me how many people were in my home, how much money I made, and my preferences in appliances.

If softbank does this while others dont I think Ill quit in protest.

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Posted in: Tokyo police urge go-kart tour companies to improve safety measures See in context

The other day in Shinsaibashi Osaka I thought there was a group of Bosozokus up ahead because of the flashing lights. Was quite pleased to see Mario and Luigi go by waving instead. As long as they avoid peak times and use lights like this at night they should be ok.

The actual racers, red light ignoring, crazy truckers, smartphone zombies, biker gangs, and drunk drivers are the real menace

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Posted in: Constitution debate in new stage as Abe puts Article 9 on agenda See in context

I believe that If Japan came under any sort of new real threat, it would quickly do away with the old constitution.

Right now it's sort of in a transitional phase, but how can Japan realistically stay under the US written constitution which was written in accordance with the USA promising to protect it?

It is in essence renouncing war and receiving a non negotiable American military presence and thus protection too.

But if the USA tells you to arm up and help protect yourself 70 years later, you can't really stick with the old constitution just because you like the idea of being a pacifist nation.

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Posted in: N Korea says missile tested warhead guidance; ready for deployment See in context

He's basically just daring the US. Playing a deadly game, but he knows well that under the current circumstances, they will not strike and start another war.

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Posted in: 11 countries agree to keep TPP deal alive despite U.S. rejection See in context

A deal that openly states it has secrets that will not be divulged to the people can't really have been good.

However if a better deal is written up that can be a good thing.

But this seems to me to be mainly Japan wanting a trade deal that excludes China.

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Posted in: China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor See in context

Agree with you kurisupisu

But we aren't really sticking to something if it hasn't already happened yet.

We are pretty much poisoning ourselves at the moment.

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Posted in: China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor See in context

I'm not taking sides, as I am not well versed on this subject, so I don't think I can have a real opinion.

After doing a tiny bit of reading about using this "combustible ice" from the sea floor, would it in theory be better for the environment than the burning of coal?

Apparantly it does not release harmful substances into the air, but only CO2 and water.

In places like Canada it's a problem as the gases in the water makes the coastline collapse. When it does, the trees fall into the water and it the gases can be trapped under the ice and then it forms. Global warming will release large quantities of this now harmful gas into the atmosphere.

The video of the scientists burning the ice is quite amazing.

https://webberenergyblog.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/combustible-ice-in-china-as-new-energy-source/

http://www.zdnet.com/article/energy-on-the-rocks-is-combustible-ice-in-our-future/

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Posted in: Japanese men list 7 traits that would make it impossible for them to date some women See in context

You got me on that one Cleo.

A long happy life to the both of you. I ended up grabbing someone from NY :)

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Posted in: Japan scrambles jets after China flies drone See in context

You are the one paying GOODLUCKTOYOU.

Taxes, taxes, taxes

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Posted in: Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange See in context

Fake charges.

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Posted in: Would you be willing to eat agricultural products from Fukushima Prefecture? See in context

Katsu 78

You may wat to eat food from Fukushima, but I hardly think me not eating produce from a nuclear disaster area, labeled by a government who lied repeatedly about the disaster and it's effects, would label others as "living in fear".

Neither I or YOU know for sure what's going on there.

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Posted in: Japanese men list 7 traits that would make it impossible for them to date some women See in context

It's just me, and obviously I can't blame Japan as that would be ridiculous, but I decided a long time ago I wouldn't marry a girl from here, unless she was totally different to 95% of her peers.

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Posted in: 'Conspiracy' bill set to proceed after no-confidence motion fails See in context

smithinjapan

Japan is the new North Korea?

Man, you really haven't traveled around have you?

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Posted in: What is your biggest pet peeve about your workplace? See in context

Dango Bong and Reckless

It seems to me that in daily Japanese company life, some people care more about the journey than the destination.

And, the most important criteria for doing something or making a decision is often whether or not it has been done the year or time before, not whether or not it was a good decision.

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Posted in: Japanese men list 7 traits that would make it impossible for them to date some women See in context

Girls that you know will change into the typical Grandma after kidz

  1. No sex

  2. No sleeping together

  3. No personal money and certainly no credit card.

  4. No say in the children or family matters

  5. Mom has more influence in the family than you do.

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Posted in: 'Conspiracy' bill set to proceed after no-confidence motion fails See in context

Perhaps we should set up THAAD or the AEGIS missile systems by then too Mr Abe?

It would be a good security measure you know?

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Posted in: What is your biggest pet peeve about your workplace? See in context

Micro aggressions because I'm Japanese but just a quarter by blood.

In all fairness though my position, and circumstances, are fantastic. However some people, especially those below me, use slights and typical Nihonjinron style digs.

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Posted in: 'Conspiracy' bill set to proceed after no-confidence motion fails See in context

I don't know what kinda sucker you would have to be to believe that this law is being drafted by Abe, and it's directly for the security of the Olympics.

If that was the case, wouldn't it be better to call it the Olympic Laws and they should only be in effect for a month and then nullified.

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Posted in: What do you think of China's proposed new Silk Road plan? See in context

Hopefully it's the long road to nowhere for them.

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