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    IronBeard

    @ oikawa - I'd be a little more cautious about naming names unless you want to land your friend out of a job.

    Here's hoping they can clean up the banking business in Tokyo without completely ruining it. Much of Japanese business and politics is done behind closed doors, and in legal gray (or black) areas. It's a shame, and morally I disagree. However it's so commonplace that the authorities probably need to balance their priorities: clean it up, but don't demolish the industry.

    As much as many people hate the banking industry, it's responsible for a large amount of any developed country's GDP.

    Posted in: Nomura CEO steps down over insider trading scandal

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    Rakuten staff were given one each about a week ago but told not to use them until they were announced. Best marketing campaign would be to have people actually using them!

    Posted in: Japan online retailer Rakuten to launch e-reader

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    Allegedly mailed to his house....

    I know of one foreigner who was arrested because a parcel of marijuana was sent to their house. However, this was a 'birthday surprise' from a stupid friend back in the UK.

    There is a chance that this is a set-up carried out as part of Sakai-san's 'media rehabilitation scheme', and I hope that the cops look into this possibility.

    I know that if I was on a suspended sentence and wanted to do some drugs I certainly wouldn't rely on the Japan Post to get them to me.

    Posted in: Noriko Sakai's ex-husband arrested again for possession of stimulants

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    In the highly factionalized world of Japanese politics, very little gets done without his say-so, tacit or otherwise

    -- Is this how we explain their response to the Tsunami? Very little gets done either way - apart from squabbling like kids and vying for 'power'.

    Posted in: Prosecutors appeal Ozawa's acquittal to Tokyo High Court

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    Beat me to it ExportExpert

    Posted in: Showdown

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    IronBeard

    Beautiful shot.

    Posted in: A new day

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    Any normal member of the public would be held in a detention center until the trial reaches its conclusion.

    Also 'stop this trial immediately' is a pretty crappy defence.

    Posted in: Ozawa pleads not guilty as trial gets under way

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    This was a good thing to do, but the "I’m all alone and don’t have a future" part worries me.

    I hope this person isn't contemplating suicide... and if they are then I hope that any open praise of their generosity will change their mind.

    Posted in: Y10 mil 'for Tohoku' left in bag in Saitama municipal bldg restroom

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    Childish approach.

    Believing something is safe does not mean it is infallable, and you want to keep any risks as small as possible. Building a nuclear powerplant next to Tokyo would be like placing a baby's crib next to a stove. Even if the stove is pretty safe, it's just an unnecessary risk.

    Also, ridiculing people and name-calling (regardless of how inept those people may be) will just undermine your stance.

    Posted in: Demonstrators challenge gov't to build nuclear plant in Tokyo

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    Cheating Buggers! Takes the rest of us 30 weeks of 15hour+ training.

    "Damn you Evoltaaaa~~~~" [McBain impression]

    Posted in: Iron man

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    OR, METEOR!

    So, Japan is now officially a combination of Street Fighter and FFVII

    About time :-)

    Posted in: 'Cool Japan'

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    IronBeard

    HADOU~~KEN!!

    Posted in: 'Cool Japan'

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    Great pun there JT.

    I don't suppose the journalist who wrote this headline came from the UK tabloid, 'The Sun' by any chance?

    Posted in: Japanese turtle smuggler sticks neck out, pleads guilty

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    I believe that Foxie was being sarcastic.

    Posted in: Big fan

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    What IS it?

    Posted in: Going gaga

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    Call me unorthodox, but I actually think these firework displays would SAVE ELECTRICITY.

    The logic being that when hundreds of thousands of people are outside fuelling the economy, they are not at home running their hudreds of thousands of Aircon units and TVs.

    Come on Ishihara, stop being a killjoy you old fart!

    Posted in: Sumida River fireworks festival to be held one month later than usual

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    IronBeard

    Pictures please JT!

    Posted in: Tokyo man arrested for paying schoolgirls 30,000 yen to pose nude for photos

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    IronBeard

    Horrific,

    However - JapanToday - Even if this was the way the scene appeared, don't you think the phrase...

    'arrivals terminal into a smoky, blood-spattered hall of dismembered bodies, screaming survivors and abandoned suitcases'

    ... is a little too vivid?

    Posted in: Suicide bomber kills 35 at Moscow airport

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    IronBeard

    No surprise the guy on the right is at the front of the audience.......

    Posted in: May the force be with Panasonic

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