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Posted in: S Korea to use radiation detectors, food from home at Tokyo Olympics See in context

We all have to die of something. Why not radiation poisoning?

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

So we are supposed to believe that making prices artificially higher will help boost consumption? Look at my user name.

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Posted in: Japan to conduct first major survey on racism: report See in context

Can we volunteer to be surveyed?

"The number of foreign residents in Japan has increased in recent years but their ratio to the total population is still low, standing at below 2.0 percent, according to justice ministry data."

I remember when it passed the 1% mark.

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Posted in: Motorcyclist cut in half after being flung into cable wire following police chase See in context

A candidate for this year's Darwin Award.

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Posted in: Tensions rise See in context

I have to agree with eye and others in that the women's team, NADESHIKO Japan is much better than the men's team.

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Posted in: Better than a Ouija board: Spot Message helps you communicate beyond the veil See in context

I love the concept. I, too, felt my eyes starting to tear up. But I've never paid for an app, and don't expect to anytime soon.

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Posted in: What to do about mindless smartphone zombies? See in context

I must be doing something wrong.

I've been playing Pokemon GO every day since it was released in Japan and have yet to be involved in an accident.

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Posted in: Olympic Medals Table See in context

Silver and Bronze medals represent losses. The only medals that represent wins are the gold. That is all.

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Posted in: Emperor has expressed desire to abdicate in a few years, NHK reports See in context

If ghere going to amend the Constitution, I suggest starting with getting rid of the anachronistic imperial system. Modern countries have no business wasting taxes on a useless system.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics is looking for volunteers, but may have a hard time finding them See in context

Yeah. Uh-huh. Good luck with that.

No way I can take two weeks off of work to get to keep a uniform.

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Posted in: Pleased to meet me See in context

To Mike L:

I am right there with you. Japanese campaigns are farces.

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Posted in: New Renaissance Party backs use of medical marijuana; gets mixed reaction See in context

Yeah. Good luck with that.

And I mean that sincerely. Wouldn't it be nice to see Japan be more progressive than other countries on something?

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Posted in: Japanese mom lists 14 ways life with a spouse differs from life with someone you’re dating See in context

In other words, don't get married, because life is much more thrilling without a spouse, and life is much more cumbersome with one.

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Posted in: Japan's porn industry apologises over coercion claims See in context

I don't understand why the victim didn't consult a lawyer, or the police, at the first threat of being told she would face severe penalties. Seems this could have been dealt with much earlier.

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Posted in: Japan atomic bomb survivors criticise Obama's Hiroshima speech See in context

i wonder if these people are apologizing to China, Korea and other Asian nations for the atrocities Imperial Japan wrecked on them. Not to mention Pearl Harbor.

The Japanese government certainly has not.

I am no fan of President Obama, but I thought his speech was spot on.

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Posted in: Fitch cuts outlook on Japan over sales tax delay See in context

Who the hell cares who Fitch is or what they have to say? Those of us living in Japan know that raising taxes will send Japan into not a recession, but a depression.

The Japanese government loves to ignore foreign assessments when they don't like them (日本だから) and to embrace them when they agree (他の国はそうしている).

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Posted in: Abandoned boy reflects Japan's attitude on discipline, abuse See in context

Can the parents at least be charged for the financial costs incurred by the search?

Personally, I think it should be taken further, with criminal charges and putting the children in protective custody, but since the police have apparently dropped the ball on that one (日本だから - what a lame excuse), can we at least get the parents to pay for their idiocracy?

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Posted in: Clinton says Trump behaving like a demagogue See in context

The only real choice this year?

Feel the Johnson!

Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party nominee. Why vote for someone who has 55%+ negative ratings when you can go for a two term governor with a solid background?

Let's put an end to this ridiculous two party system and show the powers that be that the People are taking back the power!

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Posted in: Abe aide says raising sales tax would win global trust See in context

I notice that this article didn't mention the "stimulus package" is to be funded by bonds with negative interest rates. Who in their right mind would buy into an investment where they know they're going to lose money. So we've got a rising taxes, a stimulus package to spend money on unneeded work projects to construction companies who donate to LDP candidates, all to be funded by bonds to put the government even deeper in debt, except that no one in their right mind would ever buy them.

Forget recession, they're looking to drive the country into a depression.

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Posted in: Group of lawmakers urge Abe to stick with sales tax hike See in context

Raise the sales tax and issue bonds to get the country even further in debt. Who in their right mind thinks this would help improve the economy?

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Posted in: Say sayonara to 'sayonara' – 70% of Japanese don’t use this word for goodbye anymore See in context

So the main question is, should it be taught to those first learning the language? It felt really weird to me when a Canadian high school exchange student used it with me. I ultimately answered back in kind, but it just didn't feel right.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes shopping vouchers, promotions to boost consumption See in context

Accelerate inflation.

Just what we need to improve the economy.

Higher prices and higher consumption tax.

Do they even think about what they are saying?

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Posted in: Police to restrict pedestrian access to Shibuya crossing on New Year's Eve See in context

Justin Smith beat me to the best idea.

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Posted in: Princess Aiko celebrates 14th birthday See in context

Twenty-first century and the Japanese are still pushing "royalty." How absolutely anachronistic. For all its modernity, Japan is still, in many ways, set in the past.

And not in a good way.

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Posted in: Baseball, bowling, squash among 8 sports shortlisted for 2020 Games See in context

The most boring sport in the world is the marathon. Talk about monotony! No. 2 is soccer and No. 3 is basketball, basically for the same reason. Both teams run up and down the field ( or court) and shoot. The only difference is that in one of them them shooting rarely results in a score, whereas in the other it almost always results in a higher score. Nothing to think about, just point and shoot.

Give me a sporg that requires intelligence and skill over mindless running any day!

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Posted in: New law aimed at curbing bicycle traffic violations, accidents goes into effect See in context

The only real reason for these laws is to legally steal moneycfrom riders. Oh, sure, the police can say it is for safety, but when laws are selectively enforced only when the coffers are nearing empty or when the Keystone Kops feel they need to provide a reason for their existence we all pay the price.

Big Brother continues to live in Japan.

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Posted in: 2 dead, 480 hospitalized due to heat exhaustion in one week See in context

I was in a 23 degree, 60% humidity classroom today with 16 女子高生, and they all insisted it was cold.

Damn, but I hope I collapse of heat exhaustion so that people will understand the plight of 暑がりの人!

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Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules See in context

So much for O-MO-TE-NA-SHI.

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Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage See in context

This is SOOOOOO true.

The only way I will ever get married again is if the woman is extremely wealthy, has no other heirs, and is about to die.

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