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Posted in: Australia, Japan draw 1-1 in World Cup qualifier See in context

The referee was bad, Australia did well with one man down and Japan did well considering that it was an away game. Japan's soccer has improved tremendously but not to the point where they can beat Australia easily. I still say there pretty much equal (now). Couple of years ago, Australia was much stronger so it shows a marked improvement that the world is now noticing except you.

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Posted in: Woman gets suspended sentence for dumping her baby's body See in context

She should be in jail for lying to police, wasting police time and dumping a body, at the very least.

I agree

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Posted in: Chinese diplomat leaves Japan under spy cloud See in context

@Cletus

I thought the same. But if the allegations were true, he probably violated the convention since he was receiving money from J-companies for information....that was sensitive? Maybe some kind of restrictions for diplomats that he violated.

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Posted in: Woman gets suspended sentence for dumping her baby's body See in context

This is what I hate, she is sorry she was caught! Why saying and acting sorry after the fact gets you off in Japan is unbelievable!

Because that's not the reason why she "got off." It's hard to figure out what she was charged with but I'm assuming the prosecutor didn't press for murder...especially because it was too hard to prove by that point. It's interesting that she got a suspended sentence though. Want to know the situations and circumstances of the defendant that persuaded the judge to hand this sentence down.

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Posted in: Sony ends panel joint venture with Sharp See in context

Japan is the one who should untie the knot that has been tied in the first place! Japan has the first class economy with third class politics.How many PMs have been changed over the past few years in Japan?

You got that right!

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Posted in: Chinese activist arrives in U.S. with family See in context

Yuri, it is nice to see people admit when they've made a mistake; takes a big person to do that

Totally agree. It shows character.

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Posted in: Chinese activist arrives in U.S. with family See in context

“We remain deeply concerned, however, that Mr Chen’s supporters and family members who remain in China face the real threat of retaliation from Chinese officials,” read a statement from the Congressional Executive Commission on China, set up in 2001 to monitor human rights there.

I hope his relatives will be safe and I truly wish that China will embrace human rights issues that are valued and protected in the US. I believe every country should protect its people with this fundamental right. China is so rich in history and culture. It will become more awesome if it progresses in this aspect!

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Posted in: Three dead, 50 hurt in northern Italy quake See in context

Rest in Peace.

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Posted in: 73-year-old Japanese woman scales Mount Everest See in context

Wow, now that is an accomplishment! So much respect for this woman. Just shows that age shouldn't stop you from trying to pursue your endeavors. Bravo!

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Posted in: New Jersey town's monument to Korean sex slaves upsetting Japanese officials See in context

They never apologized. I don't know if they paid any damages?

Incorrect. Please do some research.

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Posted in: New Jersey town's monument to Korean sex slaves upsetting Japanese officials See in context

They have a right to put up any statue they want in a park they basically own. How are you going to come to my park and tell me to change something. These officials are over reaching. Or they assumed that the statue was owned by the gov.

Correct all the way. And to those who talk about the 1965 treaty, I agree that the comfort women issue is legally settled. The problem with this story is that the people of this town are setting up a monument in the US. They, as in the town residents, have every right to put it up. What made it even worst was that these bureaucrats tried to "bribe" the officials to remove it. Sadly, that is truly disgusting behavior.

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Posted in: S Korea suspends first military accords with Japan See in context

@yuri

Ah, that make sense. The article didn't really specify that. Thanks!

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Posted in: What's the difference between an average burger and a great one? See in context

@tokyokawasaki

Spot on!

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Posted in: S Korea suspends first military accords with Japan See in context

“Kim has postponed his plan to visit Tokyo. He will cautiously handle this issue in consideration of public sentiment,” a defense ministry spokesman told AFP.

That's BS because they were in talks already. They could have easily gauged public sentiment, especially when they announced the agreement in the beginning. There has to be something that triggered the postponement.

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Posted in: S Korea suspends first military accords with Japan See in context

Does that mean it was only the SK government that backtracked the agreement or the Japanese government as well? The article seems like it was only the SK, but it doesn't really give specific reasons why. It's too bad too since they were going to sign it this month. So close, yet it didn't happen.

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Posted in: Japan to launch 4 satellites, including 1 for S Korea See in context

@Yuri,

Yes, the US will respond since Japan is an ally. The issue will be on how the US should respond. Just because you think the US won't respond by A-bombing NK doesn't mean that the US won't respond to Japan's call.

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Posted in: U.S. women's soccer team eye revenge against Japan in London See in context

If you really read what the ladies were saying, I think they're all really showing true sportsmanship. I bet the ladies meant that they were going to pour all their hearts out to try and win the gold medal. But, they will play fair and square to try and win it all. I don't think there's nothing wrong with that. I base my assumptions on the respects they have of the Japanese team, which are still lower in rank than the US. They could have easily said something uncalled for. Look at what they're saying and you'll realize the character of these players. To be able to respect your opponent shows sportsmanship. As for "revenge," poor choice of word made by the writer of the article. Not really fair to place blame on the American soccer players since I doubt they said they wanted revenge.

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Posted in: Japan to launch 4 satellites, including 1 for S Korea See in context

Anyway, I'm just surprised the media isn't having a fit and automatically calling them missiles -- oh wait, it's Japan.

Perhaps because medias around the world, aside from N. Korea, believes that they are not really missles but in fact real satellites?

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Posted in: Japanese beer heads cause Westerners to froth at the mouth See in context

@nessie

I'm arguing about the comment that says Japan is not a country that values freshness. Just because it originally started off with preserved fishes, my statement still stands IF the Japanese enjoys and values fresh sushi today, doesn't it?

Of course, Japanese having sensitive palette is absolutely rubbish. Having a sensitive palette means the Japanese are somehow anatomically different than others which I totally disagree with.

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Posted in: Romney adamantly rejects same-sex marriage See in context

@canadianbento

That's true, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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Posted in: Romney adamantly rejects same-sex marriage See in context

Sad...really sad that people in this day in age are still opposed to same-sex marriages.

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Posted in: Japanese beer heads cause Westerners to froth at the mouth See in context

@Jeff

The country that gave us cup noodles and canned coffee from vending machines is not a country that values freshness.

That same country gave us sushi as well.

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Posted in: Automatic doors that don't need electricity See in context

Here's a radical idea - install doors that you push/pull to open; zero electricity there too.

Don't really care about those kids, the elderly, or anyone who suffer from physical handicaps, do you?

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Posted in: One in seven thinks end of world is coming, with Dec 21, 2012, likely date - poll See in context

Man, that is just pathetic.....hoped it would be at least one in twenty-five

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Posted in: Stray parakeet tells Tokyo police where he lives See in context

WOOOOOOOW!!!! now that is awesome!

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Posted in: Police raid offices of bus operator, arrest driver in fatal accident probe See in context

I totally agree with your comment. I also appreciate your mature attitude as well. It'll be engaging if we disagree with something in the future because you retort with logic and good analysis ;)

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Posted in: Japanese man sentenced in LA in turtle smuggling case See in context

I wonder how many of these commenters actually studied the Japanese legal system, or just the legal system of any countries in general? "drunk and had no recollection" is a defense based on diminished capacity. It goes to argue against the mens rea element of the crime. In this case, I don't think his intent for saying those words were any defenses to his argument. That won't work either in the US or in Japan.

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Posted in: Emperor plays tennis for 1st time since operation See in context

Glad that he recovered to the point he could play tennis.

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Posted in: Police raid offices of bus operator, arrest driver in fatal accident probe See in context

@LFR

EXCELLENT POST! Thanks for the clear up and very well written. The way you explained your post, you seemed to know the legal system pretty well :)

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Posted in: Police raid offices of bus operator, arrest driver in fatal accident probe See in context

@LFR:

And by reading your comments, I think we both agree that this isn't a police matter.

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