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Posted in: Kumamoto councilwoman who took baby to work kicked out of conference for using cough drop See in context

Embarassingly spiteful. Whats this nonsense going on there? Must be a very unpleasant place to work.

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Posted in: Trump says threat of auto tariffs made trade talks with Japan possible See in context

Lol so the threat of sanctions made the other party enter negotiations.

Thats a bit more like it.

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Posted in: Japan faces scrutiny over longer detentions at immigration centers See in context

This is a very baited article. Poorly written and unobjective.

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Posted in: Over half of survey participants unfamiliar with katakana words used by government See in context

OssanAmerica

OK thanks for the tips man, I’m actually Japanese, I just pay no attention on how to write katakana and do not want to write it correctly either. It’s a flawed concept imo.

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Posted in: 2 dead, 2 missing, more than 120 injured after typhoon batters Japan See in context

Osaka was very calm in the am.

I went to the gym downtown and it was a sunny, warm day at noon too.

Only in the afternoon did it start to rain and even at its peak it really wasn’t much of anything at all.

Good to know its back to normal here in Kansai. Most storms just weaken and fizzle out when they get here.

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Posted in: Over half of survey participants unfamiliar with katakana words used by government See in context

I am always amused by words that people here have no idea whether they are English or Japanese.

It’s hilarious that a word like “trouble” can become トラボル, take on its own identity, and then people genuinely think its a Japanese word.

Hows it a Japanese word if it sounds foreign???

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Posted in: 'Save Tsukiji': Protests as Tokyo fish market nears closure See in context

Lol well that’s a worthless protest if ever I saw one. There’s a new fish market

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Posted in: Global minds: Why people in Japan are choosing international schools See in context

Toasted Heretic

They are quite literally often indeed a finer slice. The right education in the right person can do that to a person.

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Posted in: Gov't to boost financial aid to regions hit by recent disasters See in context

Talk about a picture telling a thousand words! What a picture!

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Posted in: Very strong typhoon churns toward Japan See in context

This one is expected to hit Kansai at a lower scale than the last one thankfully. Still am shook up from the last one though.

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Posted in: Japanese carrier joins drills with British warship heading to contested South China Sea See in context

Chip Star

Right on I thought the same thing myself about that guy lol!

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Posted in: The old and enduring mutual dislike between people of Kansai and Kanto See in context

Kyoto people are good hosts...

Thats a good one! I think if you are an uptight rich (Japanese) person that wants to do tea ceremonies and the like yeah. Otherwise Kyotoites are the most uptight, disliking of foreigners (and other Japanese) people that I’ve met here yet.

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Posted in: The old and enduring mutual dislike between people of Kansai and Kanto See in context

Don’t care one bit, every time I go to Tokyo, I wanna come back to Kansai.

Nobody from Tokyo is even from there. A mass of people who don’t know each other and can’t wait to retire and go back.

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Posted in: Japanese carrier joins drills with British warship heading to contested South China Sea See in context

Good on nations who are going to uphold rule of law, and not resort to bullying. Its everyones sea, not China’s.

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Posted in: Japan's universities improve in global rankings after years of decline See in context

Ahh and what of the great Tokyo University and it’s lowering of ladies scores so the boys look better?

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Posted in: Tires on more than 100 cars punctured in Kanagawa Pref ward over past 5 months See in context

There is a rather disheveled angry (possibly old) male that should be the prime target.

Recently fired?

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Posted in: Trump accuses China of trying to interfere in upcoming U.S. congressional elections See in context

Only diff is...spotting a Chinese troll is easy. :)

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. agree to start talks on bilateral trade deal, shelving auto tariffs See in context

Trump keeps ripping up the entire worlds trade playbooks!

Now that he’s reconfigured it all, his future re election success will probably depend on it.

If America ends up better off fiscally with his trade wars then his already large base who’ll support him regardless will only grow.

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Posted in: Preschools using tablets to prep children for digital age See in context

These kidz have plenty of time to draw on touchscreens at home answer the rest of the day on their parents smartphones and tablets.

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Posted in: Mother, 3 children found dead in Tokyo apartment in apparent murder-suicide See in context

First of all, this happens everywhere on earth and for the same reasons...desperation, depression, revenge, hatred, etc.

I think in Japan when you are isolated or without friends and family it is more real and apparent due to the very exclusive, withdrawn, and group culture.

Japan also has no safety net for kidz that have no families. You will be doomed to never having a family and be treated quite bad and that’s why many mothers murder their children. It’s almost like a mercy kill in its application.

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Posted in: Swedish PM Lofven ousted; anti-immigrant party pushing for policy role See in context

Showing once again that immigration alone is not the answer.

Imigration without integration causes many problems, and may mean life is worse for the people who were there before.

Furthermore saying that anyone who isn’t happy with it and brings up issues is anti-human, racist, etc has brought this full circle.

Something that the rest of the world can learn from the EU

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Posted in: Japan, Turkey to seek early conclusion of free trade accord See in context

3f2k

Since when has morals eclipsed greed? We are humans after all, the worst of the bunch.

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

Do the hustle

Yes I do admit that, and not admitting it would be faulty. Because I equate quality with more than an unrealistic perception of perfectionism. Are German products poor quality because VW lied massively? Are all Japanese products crap because of corruption.

If you have perspective you’d know that we are human and we lie, cheat, and steal. I’ve lived in many continents and know that here isn’t perfect, but the general quality is still high. But by all means throw out the baby with the bath water, and by all means buy yourself a Chinese made car.

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Posted in: Japanese teen offers to catch purse snatcher for elderly woman, but is actually helping rob her See in context

Osaka Doug

I don’t think robbing the elderly constitutes as being “creative and energetic”and simply needing a respectful role model and guidance and walls, all good.

No sir, these are bad young people, who are thieves and steal from the weak and elderly. They are not creative or energetic. I call them cowards and pathetic. Even at 14-15 there’s no way I’m stealing from an old lady.

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

Do the hustle

You often state that Japanese products are cheap crap that is packaged well and you back that up with your examples.

I have a few “examples” for you. I will use products and systems that have been around for at least 30 years ok?

Toyota / Sony / Canon / Bridgestone / Mitsubishi / Honda / Japan Railways /

Now I have used examples that have had ups and downs, problems, scandals, could do better, etc. But if these things are crap then that means that you should buy those Russian cars and cheap phones because apparantly Japan is just packaging.

Your guitar metaphor can also apply to me going to the Nike store as of now. Why do I buy ¥15,000 Nikes instead of ¥1500 department store bridgestone trainers? Some would say their isn’t a ¥13,500 difference and they would be right while missing the point too.

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Posted in: China-Japan maritime crisis threatens 'Silk Road' project: report See in context

Minello

If you believe that lost revenue and capital means nations don’t go to war you gotta re-read a history book.

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Posted in: U.S. soldier’s failed attempt to give Japanese policemen some cool drinks impresses internet’s heart See in context

Anybody should (reasonably) be allowed to stop for a drink, go to the bathroom, and take a moment to attend to themselves within reason while on the job.

Even busy people with public duties and high responsibilities like police, operators, teachers, etc have human needs too. Everyone would do their job better if they were allowed to take a normal needed 3-5 minutes for their human body every once in awhile. This probably comes from the police wanting to really have an immaculate public image here of always being on call 100% and not slacking off in any way.

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

Trump has ripped up all the old trade rule playbooks and has started the great trade war.

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Posted in: China-Japan maritime crisis threatens 'Silk Road' project: report See in context

Excellent news! The more reasons China has not to escalate things with peaceful Japan the better.

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