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Posted in: China touts its trade deal wares to Asia See in context

This doesn’t seem to be getting any headlines. Whys that?

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Posted in: Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram See in context

Mental illness combined with social media. Thats the only reason this is news.

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Posted in: 340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system See in context

I am a Japanese American who looks foreign, and I understand the comments about Japanese shock towards people’s language and even eating abilities, but I don’t think its malicious or xeno a lot of the time.

It does seem stupid to a westerner, but not in Asia. You will find Thai’s and Chinese, and Cambodians surprised and laughing as you eat their spicy foods and try to speak their language.

If it is a slight or someones putting me down, I can tell. Also, in general few people in their 20s or 30s are actually “shocked” at your chopstick abilities. Its politeness to feign interest and awe yo.

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Posted in: K-pop group BTS's talent agency apologizes over A-bomb shirt See in context

Whats with the hypocrisy these days? I dont need a fake apology thats based on damage control to an asset.

He is who he is. Whether you are or still are a fan is up to you. He is pretty stupid to bite the feeder but I’m sure thoughts like that are common in Korea and China.

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Posted in: BOJ's total assets exceed country's GDP for first time See in context

Hey it’s a good thing, not a negative at all.

What do you want? The worlds lowest income and savings? You be starvin marvin

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Posted in: Nippon Steel rebuffs S Korean lawyers in forced labor row See in context

Well they will be given heroes welcomes and all expenses paid back home. But someone should tell them the debts been paid, This was all about a photo op anyways.

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Posted in: Flying high: Co-pilot's breathalyzer test failure at Heathrow puts JAL into tailspin See in context

Osaka doug

Uhhh no, let me explain.

In Japan we 101% cover for work, each other, and the boss.

To imagine that there’s a meet8ng going on at JAL as to why the crew didn’t turn each other over to the cops when they saw something wrong...well as a Japanese...that kinda ridiculous!

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Posted in: Flying high: Co-pilot's breathalyzer test failure at Heathrow puts JAL into tailspin See in context

I am 100% sure that his colleagues knew he was drunk.

This is a matter of covering up for each other instead of all this jibberish.

And what’s this nonsense about not knowing anything about procedures because the pilot has been arrested? That’s the most pathetic excuse I have ever heard.

JAL doesn’t know what’s going on because they need to hear from this guy first?

You should have a fool proof alcohol detection system

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Posted in: Nishikori beats Federer in ATP Finals opener See in context

Nixe win!

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Posted in: N Korean paper raps Japan's reaction to S Korean court ruling See in context

NK joins SK in blasting Japan.

What exactly is newsworthy here?

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

I will give some people money once and take it from you regularly from now on.

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Posted in: Tamaki invites U.S. lawmakers to Okinawa to see base reality See in context

Schopenhauer

Life is hard for most of us?

Income can often be equated with intelligence and personal ability.

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Posted in: Chinese trainee wins compensation for withheld pay See in context

Japan regularly rips its workers off. Especially the poor and young.

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Posted in: Japanese man arrested for wildlife smuggling in Australia See in context

Animal cruelty for having lizards in your bag. :)

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Posted in: Tamaki invites U.S. lawmakers to Okinawa to see base reality See in context

No need to visit if you know geography. At this moment in time the base is a good Chinese deterrant in my opinion.

I don’t want a US withdrawal amid a Chinese expansion.

Tamaki’s just trying to stay relevant with his only card. He should pipe down and serve the people.

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Posted in: Truck full of gas cylinders set on fire; 3 stabbed in Melbourne terror attack See in context

Humans probably have to evolve to live together. We need to evolve to a higher mentality and have more tolerance, less primitive religions, instincts and customs.

Until then it’s pretty obvious that when different nationalities, traditions, values get together and clash and demand unrealistic things from each other.

If you immigrate and don’t assimilate it is hard to not feel excluded sometimes. It’s hard enough being mixed blood even in Japan.

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Posted in: Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting 15-year-old girl in Tokyo back alley See in context

Silvafan

My god man, do not entertain stalkers.

This women should film this man and have him arrested. Not doing anything may be very dangerous for your niece!

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal See in context

Ha look at all these sourpuss comments.

“Oh yeah Japanese are so fickle, oh yeah Japanese hated on her till she became a champ”

Firstly YOU are the ones doing the hating. What the media report and what individual people think are not the same thing at all.

Well Im Japanese and I’ll tell you that 80% of all I heard from young and old alike is simply that they love the champ! The whole world loves a winner!

Too bad some folks end up just bein whiners.

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Posted in: Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test See in context

Doughthehead13

”Japanese nationalism is rising every year. This is an undeniable fact!”

My man! How off could you be.

Japan has been getting less nationalist and more capitalist every year.

This place was even way more racist and hardcore when I was growing up and Im in my 30s. This used to be the most nationalist nation on earth!

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Posted in: Abe talks with Trump on phone; praises his efforts in midterm elections See in context

Why is this news? Abe calls Trump...

NEXT!

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Posted in: Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test See in context

Akie

JeffLee

You kinda just reinforce what I say.

You just keep repeating what your own nation taught you to believe...and you are unable to accept anything else.

I’m saying that precisely that is done the world over.

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Posted in: Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test See in context

Akie

”History is not written, it is FACTS”

That is hilarious! My point exactly. Your Chinese “facts” don’t translate out anywhere else.

Westerners forgive themselves and concentrate on the last World War as the major evil and smooth over the 400 years before it.

If history was fact, we would have a more peaceful planet.

History is a storybook that has different versions apparantly in every (20+) nation I have lived in.

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Posted in: Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test See in context

History is written and there are many versions.

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Posted in: Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test See in context

This is an incident that occurred at a school with a young 20 something teacher.

Its only getting attention from the net and now the news, but imo is completely un newsworthy.

They should be more well rounded and as far opinions go...well everyone’s got one.

NEXT!

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Posted in: TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt See in context

It’s kinda stupid to like someone who actually hates you racially.

Imagine if a Japanese boy band had done the reverse. We would be hearing from the Korean government about it.

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Posted in: Kyoto aiming to disperse crowds to ease 'overtourism' See in context

I personally don’t see the attraction in seeing something as part of a huge mass of people. Have not gone to any light displays or returned to places like Kyoto.

If you are in Kansai, Koya is way better than Kyoto and much much more peaceful.

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Posted in: Starbucks partners with UberEats in Japan See in context

Get someone else to deliver your sugar for you....yeah no thanks. Stay healthy and outta Starbucks everyone.

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Posted in: Gov't to revise health insurance system to prevent misuse by both Japanese, foreign workers See in context

Akie

Thats really nice, I did NOT know that.

Unfortunately what does that have to with insurance policy in 2018? This article is loaded with clickbait, but the issue is a regular one.

I also don’t go around living 100% in the past regarding things my great grandfather and his sons were involved in.

At the moment there are hundreds of thousands of Chinese living in Japan and we are getting along and taking care of each other for the most part too.

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Posted in: Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting 15-year-old girl in Tokyo back alley See in context

If you cannot restrain yourself from teenage girls on the street, we have restraints for you! Get this menace off the streets, and put a plaque around his neck for life warning others.

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Posted in: Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight, claiming he was duped See in context

Awww crap money spoils things (again)

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