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Posted in: U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka gets hero's welcome in Japan See in context

Japan's newly-crowned U.S. Open women's singles champion Naomi Osaka

What? I thought she holds 2 passports. Why not US and Japan's newly-crowned......? They called her a hafu here so I think the title should be at least Hafu-Japan's newly-crowned....

Whatever.

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Posted in: Abe, Ishiba face off in debate over economy, constitution See in context

they must have been hit by some uglystick.

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Posted in: Osaka's U.S. Open win re-opens cultural discussion in Japan See in context

All this is really BS. If you grow up in American your whole life, then you are an American, whether you have an American passport or not. Because inside you are the American culture that you learn and grow up with. Nationality is only a legal status and some document that holds you to the system. If I meet a black person who speaks perfect Japanese and behave like one, I am going to say, oh, nihonji da! That is without knowing if the person has a Japanese passport or not. If a Japanese person can't speak Japanese at all, I would feel weird to think or call the person a Japanese. Because if you can't speak the language, how can you be one? So legally Naomi is Japanese, I really don't think she is Japanese at all. So, Japanese please don't think Japan has won the US Open. I think an American won it - because she grew up in US and holds a US passport too.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's parents told boyfriend, mother to solve financial issue: source See in context

ffs, what life plan? let them love freely, goodness!

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies from heatstroke after being left in car See in context

Unbelievable and beyond words can describe. RIP little girl. At least you are in heaven now.

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Posted in: Fatally abused 5-year-old girl wrote notes pleading with her mother, stepfather to stop beating her See in context

I am lost for words. Great sadness. RIP little angel. At least you are in the best place in the universe now without monster parents abusing you. Loving and caring angels will be with you forever. RIP.

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Posted in: Kobe Steel admits data fraud went on for nearly 5 decades; CEO to quit See in context

Nothing new here in Japan. These so called giants always do what they like and abuse the others. On the outside they appear to be professional but deep down they are no different from a criminal.

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Posted in: As 'trial' fishing resumes, Fukushima battles to win back consumers See in context

No thank you. There are many other places where there is no such problem, so consumers are free to choose those areas.

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Posted in: Japan to restrict heated tobacco use but gives up on indoor smoking ban See in context

Heat-not-burn tobacco......what a dumb name. Who made this name??

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Posted in: Goals flow as Liverpool, Sporting reach Champions League group stage See in context

Good game, LFC.

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Posted in: Miyagi to remove PR video amid sexist criticism See in context

kimochi desu ka? HAHAHAHA! What a classic.

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Posted in: Economist says Tokyo will not benefit long-term from hosting 2020 Olympics See in context

Spot on

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Posted in: U.S. thirst rises for Japanese whisky See in context

Yoichi 10 years used to be 4000+ yen but it's now over 20,000yen. Taketsuru 17 was about 5000yen but now closing 20,000yen. Imagine those 20 years and up, insane prices. IMO Nikka is the best here and Yoichi and Taketsuru are really top notch. Never into Suntory and Yamazaki (only if you get those rare casks). JP whiskeys are way overpriced these days for those with vintage. It's not the makers' fault. We are just losing out to supply and demand. Go to old individual shops and see if they still have those with vintage at normal price. If you see a Taketsuru 17 for 7500yen, grab it!

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Posted in: Former TV announcer Mao Kobayashi dies of cancer at 34 See in context

This is truly heartbreaking. She was such a nice lady and a person as well. May her soul rest in peace.

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Posted in: Sato becomes first Japanese to win Indy 500 See in context

Amazing!

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Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

Looks nice but a bit hard to use and confusing. Need time to get used to it.

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Posted in: Half-Indian elephant trainer crowned Miss Japan See in context

I think the main problem here is not about being Haafu. I'm guessing the problem lies with the person having a darker skin. In Japan, there are many haafu celebrities and people love and adore them, especially those with fair skin. Imagine if someone with fair skin like Maggy, Darenogare Akemi, Lola (Bangladeshi blood), etc., won the competition, people would scream kawaii and adore her as goddess. My Japanese friends told me while they do not disapprove a half-Indian Miss Japan, they do feel weird when seeing seeing someone with a dark skin being awarded Miss Japan. Actually Yoshikawa has fairer skin than Ariana Miyamoto. But when Miyamoto was on the stage, I know some people may have thought are Japanese black? Because a Miss Japan is someone who represents the country and the people. That's why some people cannot accept that. Lastly, someone said it here right. Most Japanese are not really talking about this. It is the gaikokujin and media talking non-stop about all this racial and discrimination issue. Just let it rest.

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Posted in: Woman gets 11 years for throwing 5-year-old son to his death from 13th-floor apartment See in context

you kidding me? only 11 years? should be for life.

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Posted in: Classic style See in context

Fantastic! Elegant and beautiful. Agree, miles better than that face-wrap Viet designer's carpet-look-alike wear.

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Posted in: Rise of the machines: Keep an eye on AI, experts warn See in context

Or matrix, Im not going to be plugged in to go fight those machines!

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Posted in: Car bomb in Turkey's capital kills at least 34, injures 125 See in context

This is extremely sad. I pray that the day terrorism will stop come soon. RIP.

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Posted in: Becky loses sponsors, regular TV appearances over affair scandal See in context

what if becky committed suicide because of this? I think her haters would have forgiven her in the first place. she made the mistake and paid for it heavily. now, let her repent and forget about whether coming back or not, let's just move on for now.

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Posted in: Are you tired of hearing calls from South Korea and China for Japan to address World War II issues with apologies? See in context

Those who agreed to this poll are clueless. If you are not born and raised in Asia, grew up in China and South Korea, even Southeast Asia, you will never understand. You don't agree because you simply do not understand and do not care, that's why you agree with this poll that you are sick of hearing calls from C and SK. But those of us who disagree understand why this has to be done. Even western countries are calling Japan to make the proper apology. Why is that so? Because they understand and know what's going on. Look at Abe, the leader of the country, do you think he is really sorry? Lastly, put yourself in those people's shoes, imagine someone in your family was killed by JP during WWII, do you think it is really that easy to forgive and forget? Here we are talking about thousands of people being killed and then the aggressor pretends like they didn't do anything wrong. Please think about it. Murakami is spot on, even as a Japanese.

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Posted in: Sam Smith cancels Japan gigs over vocal hemorrhage See in context

Wc626, agree with you on the venue. The concert was booked a year ago before he became famous. The tickets are like 6000yen each and with his status now no way with that price. it is better to cancel the concert and pay the penalty and do it again next time with a better payout. I didn't make this up, by the way.

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Posted in: Actress Ryoko Yonekura reportedly splits from husband of 3 months See in context

Great news!

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Posted in: Mini Honda See in context

Starting from 2 million yen. There are better choices.

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Posted in: Winners of Clarino Beautiful Legs Awards announced See in context

mama desu.

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Posted in: AKB48, Satomi Ishihara, Amari among winners of Best Dressed Eyes Awards See in context

what a freaking waste of money and time.

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Posted in: Tokyo to ban sales of incest comic to minors See in context

messed up culture

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Posted in: Back trouble See in context

As usual. Physically too weak. Shoganai.

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