BurakuminDes's past comments

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    BurakuminDes

    As I foreigner I was completely neutral on this issue - it was one for the Scots alone to decide. But the democratic example they showed for engaging the public and getting a massive turnout to vote on the issue - with no major problems - is a shining light for all other nations. Well done on how you conducted yourselves, Scots!

    Posted in: Cameron promises new powers to all parts of UK after Scots reject independence 55% to 45%

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    Good policing by the cops - they even got the dogs on some of these individuals! Lets hope they have caught the potential terrorists and keep them locked away for a very long time. We don't want a London situation with a poor innocent person beheaded in broad daylight.

    Posted in: Australia foils Islamic State 'demonstration killings' plot

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    @ Galapagos - ridiculous comment, we are talking about sporting rivalry here - not a war.

    May the rivalry spur on all teams and competitors to PBs and world-class times!

    Posted in: Japan ready to renew rivalry with S Korea at Asian Games

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    Lock this miserable nut-case up where he belongs - well away from society. I just hope the poor girl recovers mentally.

    Posted in: Police questioning man over kicking of visually-impaired girl

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    BurakuminDes

    Strong lady! Japanese women sure aren't lacking in the strength/muscle department - and it shows with them winning many medals in strength sports such as weightlifting and wrestling. Lets hope Hiromi-San can lead the way in changing Japanese culture and making it less male-dominant.

    Posted in: Heavy weight

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    BurakuminDes

    This child-killer could not have escaped if he had been executed for killing those innocent kids. A good argument for enforcing the death penalty for such heinous crimes.

    Posted in: Teenager convicted of deadly gun rampage recaptured after escaping from Ohio prison

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    After arresting ASKA, police searched his Tokyo apartment and found 90 MDMA pills, white powder believed to be ground MDMA

    I can guarantee if I had been caught with 90 ecstasy pills - plus more powder - Id be put in the slammer for a VERY long time on the charge of trafficking. Anyway, good luck to this artist for getting out of a jail term : he had an expensive legal team - and I can't see how jailing him for a recreational drug would have been beneficial for him or society.

    Posted in: ASKA gets suspended sentence for drug use

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    BurakuminDes

    Man, us Aussies have fallen on hard times in soccer. We are now ranked only 8th in Asia! 8th! Anyway, I hope the game is the usual competitive fixture between these two friendly rivals. Always nice banter and beers shared between the fans.

    Posted in: Japan, Australia to meet before Asian Cup

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    Why does this suspect get the curtain treatment, why can't his photo or image be taken? Umbrellas from the front door to the vehicle taking his sorry self to the police station, ok, BUT a curtain?

    Yaks - especially the higher-level ones - have friends in politics and the police force here, which may explain his "special privacy privileges". (It may also explain why it took almost 2 decades to nab the guy!)

    Posted in: Yakuza boss arrested over 1998 murder

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    BurakuminDes

    Well played to both these guys! Awesome tournament for them both. Cant wait for the Aussie open now! As for the physical/height thing, I am certain it is a non-issue with Mr.Nishikori, sportsmen like him never make excuses. Agassi was the same height as Kei-san (1cm difference) - and went on to win 8 Majors against some huge guys! Not saying he is in the same class, but Kei is gonna nab a Major in the near future!

    Posted in: Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

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    BurakuminDes

    Well done, Mr. Cilic. Beating a legend is no mean feat - but I think beating the higher-ranked Kei-san will be beyond the Croat. In any case - step aside Fed and the Joker - tennis' new superstars have now taken your place!

    Posted in: Cilic overwhelms Federer to reach U.S. Open final

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    Well done, Kei! I tipped him on here to win the title before the tournament - it is his time - and I reckon he can dominate the lower ranked Cilic in the Final. If Kei wins, he will become the greatest Japanese sportsman of all time - and the parties here will go on for days! Make Tuesday a national holiday!

    Posted in: History-making Nishikori beats Djokovic to reach U.S. Open final

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    @ Kurobune - no way! The Nishikori kiddie is gonna stop the Fed-ex in the final! What a legend Roger is, though ...

    Posted in: Federer reaches U.S. Open semifinal

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    BurakuminDes

    This is a regrettable result for Agu-Japan's debut - albeit just a friendly kick and giggle match. Let's hope Mr. Aguirre bows deeply and reflects sincerely upon the result and takes the necessary measures to ensure it doesnt occur again.

    Posted in: Uruguay beats Japan 2-0 in soccer

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    BurakuminDes

    The new superstar of World Tennis has arrived! Well done to the kid - Im very confident he will be lifting that trophy on Monday morning!

    Posted in: Good night's work

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    BurakuminDes

    Well done, Kei! This youngster could go on to dominate world tennis if he notches this Major and stays injury-free. Step aside, Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and co - the Nishikori kid has arrived! They had better have crowd control in place in Shinjuku for early Monday morning because millions will be dancing in the streets if he wins!

    Posted in: Nishikori beats No. 3 seed Wawrinka to reach U.S. Open semifinals

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    BurakuminDes

    Seems like a cracking match - 2 sets all at present - such a shame the atmosphere must resemble a ghost-town. Can Mr.Nishikori win and then go on to hold that silverware aloft? Lets all cross our fingers ...

    Posted in: All-nighter

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    BurakuminDes

    Sucking air through my teeth when I'm too nervous to answer someone in the negative ; asking pubs if they offer an all-you-can-drink-deal ; lighting up to have a smoke in cafes, bars, beaches and restaurants ; constantly saying "eeehhhh!" upon hearing a mildly surprising story. (Trying to stop the last two!)

    Posted in: What habits have you picked up from living in Japan that you sometimes have to try and stop yourself doing when you go overseas because you don't think it will look right?

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    BurakuminDes

    As a long-term Fukushima resident , I have also heard the negative comments about the evacuees, and the clean-up men.There is a popular image among some that the evacuees are living the life of Riley: constantly drinking and playing pachinko. However whenever I ride past their miserable "temporary" shelters, I just see (mostly elderly ) folk who have been let down by Japan and failed by the current and previous governments. Similarly, rumours fly around about the blokes doing the dirty cleanup work : "Be careful to lock your doors... I hear they're from Kyushu", "Their accents are weird" , and so on.

    Fortunately the majority of people here seem welcoming and respectful - but "unfounded rumours" about outsiders have no doubt done some damage.

    Posted in: Fukushima fallout: Resentment of evacuees grows in nearby city

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    BurakuminDes

    Sure looks a lot more fun for all parties than that 24-Hour-TV thing that is currently on! For a wonderful cause,too. Good on you, girls!

    Posted in: Porn queens raise Y5 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid'

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