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Posted in: Yakuza tone down events, step up relief efforts in quake-stricken areas See in context

I heard the yakuza were out there helping when the Kobe earthquake hit as well. At least they're good for something.

Yeah, to the profit tune of ¥5 billion! They didn't do anything from the heart. As I recall, they literally forced many people to take loans from them, businesses included, in order to help restructure the city. The government turned a blind eye, as usual.

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Posted in: Yakuza tone down events, step up relief efforts in quake-stricken areas See in context

If the Yakuza died in the flooding...I won't lose sleep over it.

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Posted in: Y40 mil stolen from tsunami-cracked bank vault in Miyagi See in context

Reported 11 days later? Cracked open vault? Is this just an assumption that the money was stolen? Or did it wash away? Someone would have had to have known the vault was open if they had to actually pull the door open.

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Posted in: Toyama man arrested for stealing earthquake collection box See in context

A 1 year prison sentence with hard labour for this piece of scum!

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Posted in: What would you say are the main differences between the way the Japanese and foreign media are covering the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the ongoing nuclear crisis? See in context

Japanese media = live updates. Foreign media = clueless, fear-mongering and uneducated in the situation!

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Posted in: Two men steal quake donation money from Fukuoka 'gyudon' restaurant See in context

They will get what's coming to them.

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Posted in: Missing U.S. teacher's body located in Ishinomaki See in context

Sincere condolences to the Anderson family, but if it's any consolation, this young woman probably saved the lives of her students by making sure they all got home safely with their parents. RIP Miss Anderson.

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Posted in: Police warn of bogus e-mails, phone calls seeking earthquake donations See in context

Which is why donations should only be made through organisations like the Red Cross, Salvation Army etc.

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Posted in: Kan calls quake worst crisis since World War II; OKs power outages See in context

I agree with what another poster said...shut down all the pachinko parlours for one! You'll save a crap load of power!

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Posted in: Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter isolate people from reality, according to some sociologists. Do you agree? See in context

I think if someone is using these sites, then they are actually interacting MORE with society! Blaming technology for anti-social behaviour is complete rubbish!

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Posted in: Why do you think such a big deal has been made by media and police about a student's online cheating during university entrance exams? See in context

Because they are trying to divert the public's attention away from the real problems in this country, namely a sappy police force, corrupt politicians, missing billions from the pension funds, a dying economy and ignorance of the needs of children as well as international laws requiring cooperation from Japan. If this is the best they can do, then it truly is pathetic.

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Posted in: Mystery solved in death of legendary Japanese dog Hachiko See in context

Pixilated, given that there is absolutely nothing in your statement that even rings of truth, I'm surprised your post is even still here.

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Posted in: Jobs breaks from medical leave to unveil iPad 2 See in context

888naff...get one...you won't regret it.

I use my iPad to teach in my classes...not only do I love my work more because of it, but my students are showing an 80% increase in interest in learning English.

Doing presentations on this thing is a pleasure. Using it as an organiser is becoming a habit. In the 80's we had the Filofax...a lot of people used it, a lot of people hated it. The iPad is much like the Filofax and then some!

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Posted in: What do you think of all the hype over the arrival of two pandas at Ueno Zoo? Do you think it will boost the local economy and really help Sino-Japan relations? See in context

80 million a year to look after these pandas...bloody ludicrous! There are schools that require badly needed reforming, hospitals that need new equipment, homeless people that need homes, old people that need care. But no, this pathetic government wants to spend it on two pandas.

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Posted in: Starbucks customer, told to stop hitting on girls, assaults worker See in context

The guy was an idiot and obviously thinks he's something special in every respect. The employee that was punched was dumb for not knowing why he was being asked to go outside. The smart thing to do would have been to request him to leave and never return and call the keystones.

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Posted in: Canned coffee thief rearrested after escaping police custody in handcuffs See in context

A few days later I managed to break the handcuffs

This sounds like complete fabrication!

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Posted in: Shoken’s fifth bride is model Rika Tomita See in context

You know why people get married more than once? Because they didn't learn the first time round! Jeez...5th time? I would have stopped after the 2nd one!

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Posted in: Man arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run involving 9-year-old boy See in context

Cactus-Jack - had it been my kid, he would most definitely have gotten the blunt end. You should have threatened to call the cops and watch him squirm.

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Posted in: Indonesian radical cleric Bashir goes on trial for terrorism See in context

“All I ever wanted to do was defend Islam.”

Then you should have done it with dialogue, not bombs.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy falls between bullet train and platform during trial run See in context

*prove (facepalms)

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy falls between bullet train and platform during trial run See in context

Saw this happen in Hiroshima 2 years ago too. The little one was getting off the train with his father and his foot lodged between the platform and the carriage. His shoe fell off but he wasn't injured. Still scary stuff for a 3 year old. The gap, while not a great problem for adults, can proof difficult for small toddlers. Then again, why the hell parents don't take greater care when embarking and disembarking a train with their kids here is just mind-boggling!

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Posted in: Muslims seek change in way Hollywood movies portray them See in context

Perhaps it is indeed time for the true Islam to stand up and be noticed as well as depicted better in the media and movies. But as I always say - charity starts at home. So if you want things to change, take charge of those that are tarnishing the image of Islam from within Islam itself, before you start to lecture those outside of Islam on the depiction of Islam!

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Posted in: Ueto to appear in her first-ever ad for alcohol See in context

How to waste a bit more internet space - with something that has no relevancy to everyday life whatsoever!

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Posted in: Google, Facebook consider buying Twitter See in context

Blogging is old hat and like an over-soaked business idea, is not worth the time it takes to write an article anymore. I use Facebook to keep in touch with old school friends, Twitter to generate hits to my websites and LinkedIn for the occasional ad. Does it serve any purpose? To a degree, but I have to agree, that these sites are over-rated for the most part.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy's ankles and wrists bound with rope for 20 hours See in context

I hope they throw this cantankerous mother and her lover in jail for a couple of years! This boy deserves a much more loving home!

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Posted in: Director Lucy Walker says we should all fear nuclear Armageddon See in context

Fear mongering rubbish!

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Posted in: Do you think Tatsuya Ichihashi, the suspect in the killing of British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker, should have been allowed to write a book for publication before his trial? See in context

I voted NO because he's a piece of scum who should never be allowed to have any kind of influence on society, whether he profits or not!! He's already admitted to killing the girl and gone into grisly details of what he did, and what he did to himself since going on the run. He's a piece of crap and does not deserve the privilege of expressing any of his own thoughts.

All you bleeding hearts who said YES, obviously don't care enough about the effect his book will have on some. And unfortunately, there will be those morons out there that think he's cool.

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Posted in: 150 years of dieting fads and still no quick fix See in context

Some of you should never be allowed to post comments on such topics as this!!

My goodness - if people followed some of the advice here, they'd either be obese or dead in a month!!

I've been on a diet and exercise regime since 2009. As William Banting did, I cut out beer, potatoes, starchy foods like rice, and all dairy products except eggs and chicken. Calorie Mate is a good source of calorie intake, but only if you're on a good diet and not eating a lot of calories in your daily food intake. Calories are necessary for energy. I do agree with some posters here that too many calories are the reason people get fat. But that is just one reason. Your stomach and intestines do not work at the same time (see Fit for Life, H.Diamond, for info on body cycles). Hence, a lot of food is not processed and sits in your gut, eventually turning bad, and putting weight on you.

Exercise, especially aerobic exercise, is VITAL if you want to shape up and get a toner skin, physique and mental attitude that is more positive.

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Posted in: Man arrested over knife attack on 8-year-old girl in Yamaguchi Pref See in context

Ube is just down the road from where I am. This kind of thing almost never happens here. Yamaguchi has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. Glad they caught this loony and hope the girl recovers quickly!

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Posted in: How should schools deal with so-called "monster parents" who verbally abuse or complain about teachers for the way they treat their children? See in context

Teachers and schools need to lighten up on the militaristic style of class conduct! I was horrified when I saw my son's kindergarden class being MADE to march in military fashion, with sharp turns included, and some kids being shouted at if they didn't keep in step or turn 'correctly'! That was 5 years ago - and one teacher tried to get in my face when I pulled my son out from the 'ranks'. That was the wrong move on his part (the teacher) - you don't shout and try to tell a 105kg Irishman what he can and can't do with his own flesh and blood! He backed off when I shouted louder than him to the point where the whole school ground went pretty quiet!

Teachers need to realise that they are that - teachers. Nothing more, nothing less. They do NOT have the right to scream abuse at kids for not understanding. Nor should they just be allowed to dictate a topic to kids without giving the kids room to actually THINK!

Parents do have the right to get involved when they think their kids are being picked on or vindicated by a teacher, without reason. But also, parents should allow the school to do what they do best, educate. Yeah yeah, I know, my post sounds like double standards, but it's a never ending circle. I guess times they are a changing, even if that change could be better handled.

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