Antonios_M's past comments

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    Antonios_M

    Or maybe, he's telling the truth.

    Seriously??? How can you stab someone in the chest accidentally?

    Posted in: Father arrested for fatally stabbing 12-year-old son in Nagoya

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    The correct answer is: it depends. It depends on whether the city will use this infrastructure in order to attract more tourists or improve the quality of living of its citizens or, on the opposite, let it rot or demolish. In my country, Greece, many of the sports venues were abandoned leaving behind urban ghosts. On the other hand though, the city of Athens was definitely improved due to the infrastructure that accompanied the 2004 Olympics. The rapid expansion of the subway system, the Attiki Odos - a new highway connecting the center with the new Airport, etc were undeniably beneficial to the city and helped for the rise of tourism overall.

    Posted in: Do you think mega-sports events such as the Olympics are good for the host city’s economy and infrastructure in the long run?

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    Japan is doing great and so far, considerably better than 2012! I am happy to see that Japan is back on the Gold Medals in Judo, as Matsumoto was the only one in the previous Olympics.

    Posted in: How would you rate Japan's performance at the Rio Olympics so far?

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    I think that the area around the Tokyo Imperial Palace is quite impressive and a must-see. I also love Ueno koen, especially during the Hanami season is stunning.

    Posted in: What are some of the best free places to visit in Japan?

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    I would like to see a report with statistics but I get the feeling that stabbing cases are getting more and more frequent, unfortunately. It makes you wonder if it is due to a copycat effect...

    Posted in: Man arrested after 18-year-old girl stabbed on train platform at Sendai station

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    The whole western media and politicians supporting these coup terrorist, wichh shows their double standard and hypocrisy

    It's one thing to arrest and punish those who attempted the coup, and another to fire thousands of teachers because you have information that they criticize you.

    The way this coup involved makes me think that Erdogan knew about it and did nothing to prevent it beforehand.

    Posted in: Turkey fires tens of thousands in coup plotters hunt

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    Antonios_M

    Like Churchill said:

    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    Undeniably, Britain shot itself In the foot with this decision. Scots rethinking their status in the UK is just the first step.

    Posted in: Asian central banks, policymakers wade in to calm markets after Brexit vote

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    Six times the national limit? That would be 0.06%, the equivalent of two beers. The driving limit in Australia is 0.05%. I understand she broke the law by driving after drinking and was involved in an accident, but it's difficult to believe alcohol was the cause of the accident. I just get tired of reading all these articles dissing on Americans in Okinawa with inflamed media-grabbing headlines.

    It doesn't matter, the law is law and everyone living in Japan knows that this country is extremely strict towards driving under the influence of alcohol. And, judging by the injuries of the people involved, she was clearly driving extremely recklessly. Whether this was because of the alcohol consumption or because of another factor we can't tell.

    The point is very simple though. When everyone views you in a negative manner, don't give any opportunities to do so. And, honestly, the US forces in Okinawa have already given a lot of opportunities to the locals.

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    Great news!!! So relieved that the boy was found safe!

    Posted in: Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days

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    Just curious though: if conditions are so bad in Japan for them, why are there literally hundreds of new trainees every year? I declare my ignorance to the issue. Maybe most of them quit eventually and return to their home country....but why do they come to Japan in the first place? And most definitely, a salary of ¥120.000 is extremely low for the standards of living here but how much is a Filipino nurse getting paid in Philippines?

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    That was a strong one. Shook a lot around Narita too. Please, be safe everyone. Hope there won't be any more aftershocks.

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    RIP Ninagawa san. I had watched his Oedipus Rex work at Odeon of Herodes in Greece 12 years ago. It was superb.

    Posted in: Renowned stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

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    Terrible. I pray for the time that Japan will finally reach low suicide rates. In 2014, on average, 70 people committed suicide every day. Apparently, the numbers are declining comparing to previous years, but still... Young people need to stop ending their lives and realize that life itself is the most precious thing we have.

    Are you getting bullied in school? Fired at your work? Harassed by your own family? Then DO SOMETHING about it. Talk to someone, defend yourself, exercise, get new friends, search for a new job... But ending your life? That's the worst thing you can possibly do.

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    I wonder if there are any researches done showing how much the CO2 emissions and electricity use were reduced during these 11 years due to Cool Biz.

    Posted in: Cool Biz fashion season begins across Japan

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    Antonios_M

    So much activity lately! Be safe everyone...

    Posted in: M8.5 earthquake strikes near Ogasawara islands

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    Wow...just imagine what things he had seen in his life and how many changes he has been through. When the Olympics in Tokyo took place, he was already 67 years old....amazing...

    Posted in: World's oldest man dies aged 116

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    Indeed, washlet is very convenient and I don't think you can go back to the old "plain" toilet after using washlet.

    I am a little bit skeptical about this article, even though I can see its points. Yes, on the one hand excessive cleanliness might have bad results to health regarding illnesses such as skin diseases, allergies, etc. On the other hand, though, isn't one of the (many) reasons why Japan is first in the life expectancy list (while Indonesia mentioned in the article is below the world average)? Isn't this a contradiction?

    Posted in: National obsession with cleanliness bodes ill for health

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    Actually, these kind of services (with the exception of the NHK fee) are quite nice, convenient (free tissues), and are part of Japanese uniqueness. Plus, the Japanese customers expect to be treated nicely whenever they go. They don't mind the elevator lady announcing the floor nor the "irasshaimase" greeting when they enter a sushi restaurant. It's part of their tradition and mentality. I surely don't mind the worker directing the traffic either.

    Posted in: 7 services that don’t make sense to foreigners in Japan

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    It was about time! Too bad it took them so long though! I commented about a week ago (and received thumbs down) that no airplane should be allowed to commercial aviation after experiencing so many malfunctions. In any case, I hope that no one blames the JAL or ANA staff for "not being able to understand the manual" anymore....

    Posted in: ANA, JAL ground Dreamliner fleet after emergency landing

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    Antonios_M

    Ground them, why take a chance with so many lives at stake.

    Well said. Or at least, they should be inspected all over again and again and make sure there are no problems before they take them for commercial flights. Otherwise, Boeing must recall all of them.

    Posted in: Boeing defends Dreamliner, but safety questions remain

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