FightingViking's past comments

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    FightingViking

    It doesn't say if the baby was injured in any way... Couldn't it have been a case of "sudden crib death" and the mother became extremely distraught when she found him ? (There are not enough details in this article.)

    Posted in: Woman, infant son die in apparent murder-suicide

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    FightingViking

    Having lived five years in Switzerland, we knew better than to go climbing in unpredictable weather - especially with warnings of "sudden" downpours... The poor people who have to go and look for them, just to find it's too late. I don't envy their job.

    Posted in: 3 missing mountain climbers perish in Northern Alps

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    FightingViking

    But I had heard he was tired of "comedy" and "dangerous antics" and that he had wanted to do some more "serious" type of filming but nobody took him seriously...?

    Posted in: Jackie Chan: It's time to slow down

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    FightingViking

    Believe it or not, some people actually love these creatures ! I do for one ! I told my son to record their "songs" and to place the recording next to my tomb when I go... Maybe that's because I love summer !

    Posted in: 5 facts about the special significance of cicadas in Japan

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    FightingViking

    Cicada hunting is still a super popular summer pastime for kids

    ...and I always thought they were hunting for "kabuto-mushi" !

    Posted in: 5 facts about the special significance of cicadas in Japan

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    FightingViking

    Personally, I was very grateful to the Supermarket cashier who, noticing I have a limp, carried my purchases (having put them directly in the bag I had brought with me) and put the bag back on the cart for me so that I just needed to push it to the parking lot..

    Posted in: Japanese people reflect on examples of excess customer service

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    FightingViking

    Maybe not so easy to take days off in June for school children but certainly no problem in July, August and half of September - if they attend (at least) one of the International schools here ! (I don't know about all the others).

    Posted in: Obon holiday exodus peaks

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    FightingViking

    While I respect the "reason" for the O-bon holidays, I still think people should be able visit their families and/or family tombs whenever they want to and not be expected to do so all at the same time. In Europe we always had one month holidays every year to be taken either "all at once" or "split up". In Japan, most people don't even take "sick leave" for fear of "losing their place" at the office.

    Posted in: Obon holiday exodus peaks

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    FightingViking

    Well at least I'm pretty sure he won't be showing his face in that shop again ! When my son was (part-time) working in a supermarket I went to bring him something he'd forgotten and saw a couple of schoolgirls being taken to the manager's office - for shoplifting. Pity they didn't catch this one red-handed !

    Posted in: Retailer decides not to post suspected shoplifter's face online

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    FightingViking

    "上を向いて" we lost Sakamoto Kyu-chan in that crash too...

    Posted in: 29th anniversary of JAL jumbo jet crash marked

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    FightingViking

    @Thunderbird2

    Thank you for your kind words. I had adopted other dogs when we lived in the Kansai area from the same "JAWS". Unfortunately, after ten wonderful years with our last (police) dog, he developed cancer from drinking "TEPCO" water and died last year in March. I'm still having difficulty getting over it...

    Posted in: Animal welfare in Japan improving

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    FightingViking

    Somebody obviously doesn't like the fact I actually saved a dog ? And NOT for the first time... JAWS does a great job. If you, personally, don't want to adopt an animal yourself, please try not to criticize those who do. Thank you.

    Posted in: Animal welfare in Japan improving

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    FightingViking

    Another contraption to keep people knocking into - or falling over - each other, if not falling off the platforms...

    Posted in: Read all about it: News you can wear

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    FightingViking

    @Alejandro S. Arashi

    Has China ever lain wreaths at Hiroshima or Nagasaki?

    It wasn't the Chinese who bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki...

    Posted in: Japan's youth Olympians told to keep low profile in China

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    FightingViking

    To the author :

    You forgot to mention "JAPAN ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY" (JAWS) where my wonderful ex-police dog came from.

    Posted in: Animal welfare in Japan improving

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    FightingViking

    Grotesque...

    Posted in: Body art

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    FightingViking

    @noriyosan73

    If this statistic is true, then why are there classrooms with 40 students in them? Let's see some statistics about the national average number of students in the junior high classrooms. 25 students should be the maximum in any classroom in the nation

    You are so right ! However, the school I was asked to teach (as a "replacement" for a sick teacher) had no less than 60 students in the classes I taught - that's when I realized not only "bullying" but also "over-crowding" would have been what my child would have had to put up with had I not sent him to an International school - where the maximum number of students per class IS 25..

    This was a girl's school in Shibuya. The first class I taught were the youngest pupils. They were chatting among themselves and not listening to a word I said. The second class students were a little older... They were putting on male-up, nail-polish and/or helping their friends change their "hair-style". The last class was the oldest group of students. At least they were the quietest ! They spent their time sleeping on their desks...That's when I gave up !

    Posted in: Lowest number of elementary and junior high school students ever as birthrate continue to decline

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    FightingViking

    accused of violating the obscene behavior

    I must try to be more careful when reading... I read : "obscure"... (which was probably closer to this guy's intentions...)

    Posted in: Wakayama man arrested for attaching underwear to cars of women he doesn’t know

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    FightingViking

    Double standards JT ? This is the nth time I have seen other posters comments posted twice but if I just want to add something to my previous comment, it is always "blocked"...

    Posted in: What suggestions do you have for reducing the amount of garbage that gets thrown out each day?

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    FightingViking

    Just as I always thought... Abé-san is really "dans la lune"...

    Posted in: Space man

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