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Posted in: 1,103 South Koreans sue their gov't over wartime labor at Japan firms See in context

Glad to see you are not whitewashing the term "forced laborers." The Japan Times, terrified of falling out with the Abe administration, now calls them "wartime laborers."

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Posted in: 12-year-old girl, 8-year-old brother perish in Hyogo fire See in context

Michael G:

"So, the parents decided to choose the minor burns..."

It's very easy being brave sitting at a keyboard.

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Posted in: Japanese journalist freed from Syria says sorry for involving gov't See in context

Although his desire to report on what is happening in Syria is laudable, the story now is all about him. I'm tired of journalists who rather than report the news become the news.

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Posted in: Imperial family members, Abe attend wedding banquet See in context

I'd be smiling, too, if I'd been given 100 million yen of taxpayers' money.

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Posted in: Former yokozuna Takanohana submits resignation to Japan Sumo Association See in context

Steroids have addled this guy' brain.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy found in car parking lot after his mother, 2-month-old brother go missing See in context

Latest news is that two bodies have been found.

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Posted in: American man arrested for urinating on another passenger on flight to Japan See in context

MarkXAug. 19  05:17 pm JST

Story clearly says they were in business class.

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Posted in: University to fire ex-coaches over player's dirty tackle See in context

The Nihon University football "scandal" has received saturation coverage in the Japanese media, but there has been very little about the high school basketball player who hit a referee after being called for a foul. I wonder what happened to him? I asked that question in a post on this site, and my comment was deleted because it was "off track." The people who administer this site seem quite strange!

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Posted in: 2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat See in context

The IOC needs to step in. FIFA eventually had the sense to move the 2022 World Cup to November / December because the Qatari organizers could only offer vague promises about new technologies to combat the summer heat, pretty much like Tokyo's empty promises. The Tokyo organizers have no idea because Mori and the like spend the summer being ferried around the capital in air-conditioned limousines.

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Posted in: Family of injured college American football player files criminal complaint See in context

I'm sure the "criminal complaint" will disappear when money changes hands.

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Posted in: Serena's French Open seed denial stirs fresh debate See in context

"arguing an expection for the 23-time major winner should be made for Thursday's draw."

I presume that should be "exception."

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Posted in: Travolta family's mob film to finally hit the screen See in context

Armand Assante was great as Gotti in the HBO movie, much better than Travolta could ever be.

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Posted in: Member of Japan pop group Tokio apologizes for kissing girl See in context

It doesn't matter that the girl / her parents accepted a monetary settlement. A 46-old-man sexually assaulted a minor and should be prosecuted.

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Posted in: Uniqlo teams up with McDonald’s for special T-shirt which will get you a discounted Big Mac See in context

Actually, "on" is not missing. The wording on the red T-shirt is a list of the constituent parts of a Big Mac, not a description of how one is put together. And let's not forget, these are T-shirts, not English grammar textbooks.

And what's a "gingle"?

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Posted in: Abe congratulates Putin on re-election See in context

Congratulations from one very corrupt politician to another, Who care what the people want as long as we stay in power.

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Posted in: Ohtani struggles in first pitching start with Angels See in context

I saw another stupid AP story that said he had been "pulled early." He was scheduled to go two innings or throw 30 pitches, so he wasn't "pulled early." Stupid journalists trying to sensationalize nothing.

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Posted in: Japan eyes imposing departure tax ahead of 2020 Olympics See in context

I remember when I first came to Japan in the 1980s, you had to pay an "Airport Tax" of around 3,000 yen when you left. It was always worth it!

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Posted in: Two quakes jolt eastern Japan See in context

The first quake had a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale. It registered a 4 on the Japanese scale of 7.

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Posted in: Nifco to sell Japan Times to PR firm News2u Holdings See in context

The building in Shibaura is owned by NIFCO and The Japan Times occupies only 2 of its 14 floors. So the real estate may not be part of the deal.

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Posted in: Gamba Osaka fined Y2 mil over fans hoisting banner resembling Nazi symbol See in context

People are talking about swastikas

because their display in Japan is more evidence of Japanese ignorance of what such Nazi regalia stand for / symbolize.

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Posted in: Gamba Osaka fined Y2 mil over fans hoisting banner resembling Nazi symbol See in context

One of the decorations of an apartment building lobby in Gotokuji, Tokyo, is a framed swastika.

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Posted in: Jones applauded at Fenway before Boston beat Baltimore See in context

Great picture selection for the Jones' abuse lead, showing the "Hot Chocolate" vendor in the background . Hope the PC police don't regard my comment as racist.

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Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers See in context

It wasn't the masks, It was the fact that they were foreigners wearing masks. Parochial, xenophobic Brits. They spend all their time reading The Sun newspaper and watching Coronation Street, they have no idea what is happening beyond the end of their streets.

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested over fatal abuse of girlfriend's 3-year-old son See in context

This is not abuse, it is murder. Japan has the death penalty, due the right thing for the poor little lad.

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