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Posted in: 4 law officers serving warrant killed, 4 wounded in shootout at North Carolina home See in context

Americans love their guns. No matter how much death and misery they bring :(

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Posted in: Foreign-born Miss Japan sparks debate on what it means to be Japanese See in context

@David Brent

Listen, Japanese is a nationality. Not a race. Asian is a race.

I as a Brit could become Japanese quite easily, but I would never be considered Asian.

May I suggest a trip back to Wernham Hogg in Slough?

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Posted in: Foreign-born Miss Japan sparks debate on what it means to be Japanese See in context

How many times do we have to answer this simple fact...

"Japanese" is a nationality, not a race.

Therefore, anyone who qualifies as a Japanese citizen / Japanese passport holder is Japanese.

It makes no difference where they were born or their skin color.

Accept it, it's a fact.

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Posted in: Japan goalkeeper racially abused online after Asian Cup errors See in context

@ David Brent

He's not 100% Japanese, but who cares? If he makes the team according to the rules, fair play to him.

He has Japanese nationality and a Japanese passport. Therefore he is 100% Japanese.

Japanese is a nationality. It's impossible to be half-Japanese. You're either a Japanese national or you're not.

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Posted in: With every strike and counterstrike, Israel, U.S. and Iran's allies inch closer to all-out war See in context

The real enemy (cause) of this war is religion. Until that 'elephant in the room' is neutered, peace in the Middle East will never exist.

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Posted in: Int'l team captures footage of sunken Japanese WWII aircraft carrier See in context


The Battle of Midway was a catastrophic defeat for the Imperial Japanese Navy. There is no point arguing that fact. Please don't take it personally, accept it professionally and enjoy the rest of your day :)

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Posted in: Japan gov't panel proposes introducing joint custody after divorce See in context

The proposal also suggests the introduction of a mandatory child support payment scheme and the provision of better legal mechanisms for seizing assets in certain cases.

IMHO if there's no joint custody (one parent cut off from a relationship with their child) then there should be no mandatory child support payment.

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Posted in: 97-year-old man gets suspended sentence for dangerous driving resulting in death, injury See in context

When he last renewed his driver's license, he did not show any problems on dementia tests, local media reported.

Inaddition to dementia tests... What about enforcing 'reaction speed' and 'observational awareness' testing for all drivers above 65?

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Posted in: Harry Potter studio park to open June in Tokyo See in context

¥6,000 to enter a massive Harry Potter gift store, with a few interesting things to look at in between shopping.

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Posted in: Kishida says ban on same-sex marriage not discrimination See in context

Discrimination. No.

Inequality. Yes

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Posted in: 72% of foreigners in survey say they’ve been disappointed by bad breath in Japan See in context

The most common type of bad breath in Japan is the rotten kind. The type that can strip off paint or instantly kill flowers if blown on at short range. It has nothing to do with what they just ate or drank...

The main culprit is gum persistent disease. The cause is poor oral hygiene (especially lack of flossing). The result is constant decaying (rotting) food trapped between their teeth. It causes massive colonies of bacteria to thrive. Which in return causes the warm almost vomit inducing breath. It you've experienced it (probably if you live in Japan) you know the exact type of breath i'm referring too. Nasty business.

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Posted in: Man arrested over hit-and-run death of 2 night street patrollers in Osaka Pref See in context

Why were they walking in the middle of the road. That's dangerous.

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Posted in: High school boy killed, man injured by train at station in Saitama Prefecture See in context

On Christmas day...

Nope... It's was just a normal Sunday in Japan. Nothing festive at all.

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Posted in: Japanese men and women both have same top requirement for a spouse in poll See in context

Let's be honest. 99.9% of men want:

Nice ass

Big boobs

Sense of humor

Make a nice sandwich afterwards


If those basic needs are met, she is a keeper despite beauty and money.

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Posted in: 97-year-old man indicted for dangerous driving resulting in death, injury See in context

When renewing their license, over 70's should have to sit in a car simulator and pass a combined 'reaction speed' and 'observational awareness' tests...

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Posted in: Japan OKs changes to system for recognizing paternity after divorce See in context

Classic TIJ.

Unnecessarily overcomplicating things.

Scrap these ancient time wasting 'committee created' rules. Want to prove paternity. Take a DNA test and find out within a few days. Simple and clear.

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Posted in: North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan See in context

What is more shocking, the story headline or his hairstyle?

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Posted in: Remains of 3 people found in burned-out car in Yokosuka park See in context

I hope it isn't another selfish and tragic murder suicide.

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Posted in: Jim Beam outlines expansion to ramp up bourbon production See in context

For almost the same price as Jim Beam you can get Four Roses.

Four Roses is much tastier and smoother.

Jim Beam is a bit harsh / aggressive.

More expensive yes, but Buffalo Trace and Elijah Craig are my favourites :)

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Posted in: Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water See in context

The cause for obesity has been known for years.

It is all forms of sugar (Fructose, Glucose) and insulin resistance.

Salt is fine. Out bodies can regulate salt (i.e sweat or pee it out if we have too much) but our body cannot regulate sugar (which it converts into fat and stores it).

Want to prevent obesity...

Avoid carbohydrates; wheat, oats, bread, pastry, potatoes, rice and pasta (which are basically sugar bombs)

Avoid fruit: they have been modified over the years and now contain way too much sugar. A modern apple from the supermarket contains the same amount of sugar as a bagel... There is no such thing as healthy sugar.

Eat more green vegetables, salad, healthy fat (Ghee, lard, tallow, butter, avocado) and protein (meat). Good balance is 50% veggies, 25% fat and 25% protein.

Best advice ever (fact) = Ketogenic lifestyle combined with intermittent fasting.

Bonus health tip (reduce cancer risk) avoid all seed oils, such as vegetable oil, canola oil etc. They are toxic and a major contributor to inflammation and cancer. At all costs avoid reheated seed oils. They are super toxic. The type of reused oil at nearly all fast food and discount food outlets.

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy missing in Toyama Prefecture See in context

@ Mark

let us all pray for his safety and a happy ending, please

Praying does nothing to help (apart from making you feel like you contributed).

Action (doing something) get results. Thinking to yourself does not.

That aside, I do hope this turns out well for the toddler and his family.

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Posted in: Court refuses to recognize trans woman as parent of child born after transition See in context

The trans woman, who was assigned male gender at birth...

Assigned? Nobody is assigned their gender at birth. Why use confusing language.

We all know what a boy or girl is at birth.

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Posted in: No halal foods are served in detention centers for foreign nationals in Japan See in context

Nobody should be served halal food.

The slaughter process is brutal and causing unnecessary pain and suffering. Just look it up yourself on YT.

Religious beliefs should not come before animal welfare. and compassion.

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Posted in: Japan's population falls by record 726,342 to 125.93 mil in 2021 See in context

726,342 divvied by 365 = 1,990 less Japanese people on average everyday single day...

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Posted in: Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri killed in CIA drone strike in Afghanistan See in context

Why is the US allowed to get away with drone missile strikes in other countries? Did they get permission from the Afghanistan government???

Wonder how the US would feel if another country launched a drone strike on US soil targeting someone they wanted?

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Posted in: Japan’s first lamb bistro to open in Tokyo’s Harajuku area See in context

But is it halal???

For the final moments of the lambs welfare, I hope not.

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Posted in: Convenience stores are convenient for us but that is not the case for Muslims. See in context

Why Halal?

Did you the 'Halal' slaughter method is brutal, barbaric and totally unnecessary. Don't believe me, look it up :( The animals spent their last few minutes terrified and in agony whilst they slowly bleed to death from having their throat slit and then being hung upside down drowning in their own blood. The 'Halal' method refuses to stun the animals first or use an instant death method. They prefer the slow agonizing death approach... This is factual. Halal method of slaughter is banned in many civilized European countries.

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Posted in: Rice balls that can be stored for 100 days at room temperature released in Japan See in context

How much artificial additives goes into them?

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Posted in: Parents of boy, 2, found alone at parade shooting among dead See in context

A heartless government and society that continuously allows these 'preventable' mass shootings to occur.

Want them to stop. Look to other nations and see how many mass shootings occur after they decided to 'ban all firearms'. It is the ONLY solution. No excuses.

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Posted in: Waiting for a bite See in context

Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime” - Lao Tzu

Teach a man how to market and sell fish, then he can eat whatever he likes ;)

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