Speed's past comments

  • 3

    Speed

    Once again all the focus is on putting big potential money-makers into the big cities that already have a lot of money.

    There are dozens of smaller cities and rural areas just dying for ANY source of revenue and revitalization that would have no "skyrocketing building costs" nor "governments focused on things other than building these resorts".

    Why doesn't Abe and the government use this as an effective means of revitalizing and stop the emptying out of the provinces and countryside?

    Posted in: Costs, politics erode chances for a Tokyo casino by 2020

  • 0

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    I see unification right around the corner now. Cars and apartments instead of the gulag for these ladies.

    These games were filled with childish national badmouthing and banter, thieving, ridiculous complaints about pins and assassins on display. A big turn-off.

    Posted in: N Korea beats Japan in women's soccer to win gold at Asian Games

  • 14

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    I think it's a little premature to make comments about the father considering nothing is written about him here.

    Living poorly isn't something that's so shameful that one needs to try to commit murder-suicide over. Many Japanese until about fifty years ago were relatively dirt poor compared to now.

    Hell, my mom and I hit poverty a few times during my childhood but they still ended up being some of the most memorable times in my life. I would've dreaded to have my mom or any other relative try to kill me because of a lack of money.

    I think many people here need to re-evaluate their way of thinking. Life is precious with or without money.

    Posted in: Chiba woman kills 13-year-old daughter

  • 6

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    Maybe Muslim leaders and groups within the country should speak up, monitor and turn in those who drift toward bringing terrorism and beheadings to Australia.

    Once again the Islamic community is conspicuously silent about ISIS and other extremist groups.

    Posted in: For Australian Muslims, security crackdown is code for racial profiling

  • 3

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    So what'll change? Anything?

    Posted in: Starbucks to buy full control of Japan unit for $914 million

  • 0

    Speed

    (For Japanese)

    Being able to write kanji well. Being able to read handwritten kanji. Being able to appreciate cars.

    Having a longer attention span. Knowing what proper etiquette is for: gift giving when visiting others, funerals, marriages, summer/winter gift giving, etc.

    For men, being "manly" rather than being an herbivore man.

    Posted in: What are some skills the older generation has these days that younger generations lack?

  • 6

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    Sounds like China and their officials need to be taught a lesson. Both athletic-wise and manner-wise.

    Posted in: Hagino swim treble sparks China rant

  • 1

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    As sad as this is, I'm so glad to read that there weren't any kids/teens dragged along with this suicide plot. That I can't stomach.

    I feel that adults ending their lives together painlessly without hurting/bothering others is OK.

    But for those in their early 20s, it's a damn shame considering they can up and leave whatever situation/depression they're in and still have a long full life ahead of them.

    If it were me, I'd pack up and wander around India then the rest of the world. See and feel things I've never seen before. Beats dying.

    Posted in: 3 bodies found in car in Saitama after suicide pact

  • 4

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    As much as Jobs was smart and forward thinking, his resistance to a larger iPhone screen was a bone-headed and stubborn decision that cost Apple a lot of sales and customers.

    It's about time! It should've been done at least 4 years ago.

    Posted in: Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

  • 4

    Speed

    Simply put, free trade agreements benefit low-wage manufacturing countries like China. They depress wages and hurt high-wage countries with high-end products and economies.

    Posted in: Survey finds skepticism about trade's benefits in U.S., Japan, Europe

  • -2

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    I'll guarantee you that he was on his cell/smart phone.

    Posted in: Truck driver arrested after hitting group of school children, killing 9-year-old girl

  • 7

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    Japan’s direct investments to China fell nearly 20% in 2013 and dropped another 40% to 300.8 billion yen ($2.8 billion) during the first half of 2014 compared with a year earlier.

    Good. When Chinese run amok and start burning, looting and attacking Japanese owned companies due to political issues surrounding rocks in the sea and hate propaganda being pushed in their schools/society this is what happens.

    There is little to no gratitude being shown for Japan's massive investments in China since the 70s. Get out of this dirthole and invest in S/E Asia. They've put the early 20th Century behind them. China's still rolling in that filth.

    Posted in: Two years after protests, 'China risk' still haunts Japanese firms

  • 5

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    Straight robbery.

    I don't think I could've contained myself if they were robbing my store and trying to humiliate me.

    Posted in: Video showing convenience store workers being forced to kowtow to thugs leads to one arrest

  • 4

    Speed

    I think this earns you a ticket straight to hell.

    Posted in: Visually impaired school girl kicked from behind in Saitama

  • 1

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    I wish I didn't have to have Wow Wow to see the match. Bring back Grand Slam tennis tournaments to regular TV!

    Posted in: Hometown support for Nishikori

  • 5

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    I love this country.

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

  • 3

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    lost his wife to lung cancer, lost a business and his house to bankruptcy and been forced to live in a public park for almost a month...

    Had my sympathetic ear up to this point.

    ....changed his name to the feminine-sounding Haruna, attempted to kill himself by cutting off his genitals and came to believe he was the reincarnation of a cross-dressing Manchu princess who had spied for Japan in World War Two.

    Lost it at this point.

    I'm all for reassessing life and doing something to forget your past by doing some globetrotting but his screw got a little too loose.

    Posted in: A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

  • 3

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    ...they have arrested a 19 year old man.

    ...the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor.

    Then they shouldn't refer to him as a man then. Neither chronologically nor mentally.

    Posted in: 19-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of 22-year-old student in Tokyo

  • 2

    Speed

    When I was a kid, shoutengais used to be packed everywhere I lived in Japan and those are a lot of places outside of Tokyo.

    With free and easy parking at the big and small malls as well as any store with a parking lot the shoutengais didn't/don't have a chance.

    Cars have become the main mode of transportation for most people gradually since the 70s and the shoutengais never made a serious attempt to adjust to that. When it's a hassle to find parking you go somewhere else.

    Also ALL money has been and will be reinvested into Tokyo and very little of it trickles out of the capital. The provinces and countryside have been left to rot.

    Posted in: Business is bad

  • 2

    Speed

    I agree with Matsuyama being on the list. A really nice medium sized city with a good vibe.

    I'm not so sure about Niihama though. The water over there isn't very clean due to it being an industrial along the waterfront and the rest of the city is rather plain.

    Fujisawa is a great place! But wish the surf there was a bit bigger and much more consistent otherwise I'd live there.

    Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in

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