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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

Huge loss for the Japanese entertainment world. Shimura Ken was my favorite Japanese funny man. For me, no one else comes close. Make 'em laugh in heaven, Ken-chan. You will be missed.

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Posted in: Pop singer Amuro gives final performance in Okinawan hometown See in context

Kumiko, you're right. Just the fact that she's been around for more than 25 years and still has enormous appeal among fans from their teens to their forties and beyond is something. I wish her all the best.

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Posted in: Piko Taro to entertain Trump during Japan visit See in context

A most appropriate choice. He represents the best of Japan.

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

Sorry, I don't really care for it. I agree with Mike L.

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Posted in: Rakuten Card brings Apple Pay to customers in Japan See in context


Rakuten turned me down, too. Funny thing is, I order from them all the time and they keep sending me emails inviting me to apply for a credit card. I don't get it. I can only conclude that I'm continually rejected on the basis of me being a foreigner. I do have a steady job and income so I really don't see the reason why I keep getting rejected. Extremely annoying.

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Posted in: Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder 'terrible force unleashed' See in context

I also liked how President Obama interacted with the two A-bomb survivors. He was a class act.

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Posted in: Musician Prince dies at his Minnesota home at 57 See in context

I was in shock and disbelief and even got a little choked up when I read the news this morning. I was sad when Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston died, but Prince's passing hits me particularly hard. Was fortunate enough to see him during the Purple Rain Tour. The man was a musical genius and one hell of a performer. Aw, man, Prince, you will absolutely be missed.(;_;)

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Posted in: Japan beats Samoa 26-5 to keep Rugby World Cup quarterfinal hopes alive See in context

Congratulations! Well done, boys!

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Posted in: Iwakuma becomes 2nd Japanese pitcher to throw no-hitter See in context

Well done, my man. I'm proud of you.

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Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans See in context

Guess what Yuri, I am Japanese and I live in Okinawa and many, too many Okinawan's were more than willing and DID in reality their very best to kill as many American's as they could.

Yep, Yubaru's got a point there.

but stop suggesting one minute you're Japanese and Japan has apologized, then the next say you are not Japanese and your ancestors didn't start the war.

So does Mr. Smith.

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Posted in: Japan forms ninja council to kick up tourism See in context

Why do Japanese officials feel they need gimmicks to attract people? It all ties into their Cool Japan thing.

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Posted in: Anti-Japan protest in Seoul See in context

Yuri, maybe Okinawans aren't of "Yamato" descent, but they are Japanese - nationals or what have you.

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Posted in: Have you ever experienced racism or sexual harassment? If so, what did you do about it at the time? See in context

I'm envious. I used to get that perimeter when I lived in the countryside, but now that I live in the city, people sit next to me even when I don't want them to.

Brother, I know how you feel.

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Posted in: Anti-Japan protest in Seoul See in context

At least Korea got rid of the Japanese. Okinawa still has them today as well as Americans.

What, Okinawans aren't Japanese?

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Posted in: Hakuho beats Taiho's record by winning 33rd title See in context

Way to go, Hakuho! I was rooting for you all the way! Keep going!

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Posted in: Cars rally against Futenma base See in context

Every base abandoned in Asia and Europe by the US since the end of The Cold War has resulted in an improved local economy and better standard of living, including less crime.

Interesting point.

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Posted in: Indian police arrest 3 for gang rape of Japanese scholar See in context

What a bunch of sick, depraved worms. I'm not saying it's the woman's fault, but it's been my observation that many young Japanese women are too naive and trusting. They go overseas and if they meet a local (usually male) who speaks even a smattering of Japanese, they can rather easily get picked up. Anyway, my heart goes out to this poor woman.

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Posted in: New Okinawan governor snubbed by Abe, Suga See in context

I would like ask people who oppose to this relocation plan on where the best relocation site instead of Henoko, Okinawa

Well, how about expanding Iwakuni Air Station? Prime Minister Abe is from Yamaguchi. See how people from his prefecture would like hosting thousands of U.S. Marines in the name of Japan's peace and security.

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Posted in: Pakistan to execute 500 militants in coming weeks See in context

They all want to be "martyrs" anyway so now's their chance.

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Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office See in context

Move the base to one of the de-populated areas on the Mainland. It'll stimulate the local economy and alleviate some of the burden on the people of Okinawa. They have been incredibly patient all these years and Governor Onaga is saying enough is enough. I wish him all the best.

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Posted in: What are some of the most common stereotypes that people in your native country have about Japan? See in context

All students study hard and respect their teachers.

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't issues influenza epidemic alert See in context

I have never had a flu shot and I haven't had the flu in over 20 years...

Now that you've said that...

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Posted in: Figure skaters Ando, Fernandez ready to start 'happy family' See in context

A hotty? Not really.

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Posted in: Hakuho ties legend Taiho with 32nd Emperor's Cup See in context

Congratulations, Hakuho! Hope you break the record at the New Year's tourney.

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Posted in: Actor Ken Takakura dies at 83 See in context

Loved him in Black Rain. Japan has lost a national treasure.

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Posted in: Aging Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home See in context

Joseph Velvet got a point. I agree with you, bro.

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